Saturday, February 26, 2011

Antiques Shop in Miniature!

Weekend!  The very word lifts up our spirits and makes our hearts beat just a tad faster.

Whether one plans to stay blessedly home to putter around or go on a day trip, out to lunch with friends, or to a concert, the movies, or the library, weekends rock.

On the weekends, many people in blogland zoom to thrift shops to go treasure hunting. Antique shopping is also a blast, although prices are often higher than the thrifties.

Would you like to browse through the antique shop shown in this post's photos?

It's filled with all kinds of fabulous decorations. There are plenty of them, too, in every nook and crannie of the shop!  The only drawback to using the things you find in your own house might be that every single thing in the shop is a miniature!  Yep, it's a miniature antiques shop, found in the  The Mini Time Machine, a Museum of Miniatures in Tucson, Arizona.

Miniature enthusiasts just might think they died and went to heaven when they walk into this incredible museum. (At least that's how I felt!) It's a place that will make your imagination shimmer like the sun.  You will feel like a giant in the land of Lilliput as you peer into windows as big as playing cards and squint to see what's inside.

The shop shown today , Corinthian Studios, has hundreds of objects, many of which are no bigger than your baby fingernail!  It's definitely an "upscale" antique shop of the miniature world.

 There are candle holders and desks, lamps, mirrors, pictures, pitchers, tables, vases, and so forth, all ready to adorn some magnificent little dollhouse!

Thanks to my handy little Kodak pixel digital camera, I came away from the museum with a slew of photographs which I hope to share with readers, little by little.  Being a total connoisseur of miniatures, taking photos of dozens of fabulous displays ranging from bakeries and honeymoon suites to toy shops and a wedding shower was pure delight.

If you go thrifting or antiquing this weekend, think of this little shop in a museum in Arizona!



diane stetson said...

I don't collect miniatures but these are just wonderful ..I am sure you enjoyed this place Susan.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

My mother is crazy about miniatures and doll houses. I have a hard enough time keeping my own home clean and organized.

mo said...

Susan, This is amazing! It looks so real.

I never knew this museum existed until now. I will have to look into it!

Your pictures are wonderful and I wonder where they get all those amazing items (so small!).

I love it!

Thank you for sharing.


Diane said...

Everything looks normal size to me. I would have a blast in that shop. I have been known to buy things because they are so little and cute. Have a great weekend!


From the Kitchen said...

I love miniatures! One of my favorite things from childhood is my doll house. It's long abandoned but not the memories!


Carolyn said...

Hi Susan,
I do enjoy miniatures and doll houses! that would be a fun place to be.

I love the pillow you found too.

Take care,

Heaven's Walk - said...

Incredible! I can't imagine the patience it took to create those tiny treasures! :)

xoxo laurie

Chatty Crone said...

I love minatures - learned it from my mom - and that is a very classy and expensive doll house.

It never ceases to amaze me that things can be so litte - yet so real looking.


Cozy Home Scenes said...

I don't collect minatures, but I enjoy looking at those other people have. Although I still have my childhood dollhouse and most of the plastic furniture that went with it, I would one day like a "real" dollhouse to enjoy. One can dream.

That museum looks like great fun for girls of all ages. ;) Thanks for visitng my blog yesterday!

Minnie Kitchen said...

This is so lovely! Definitely visiting when I visit!

beauty said...

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