Monday, July 16, 2012

Miniature Souvenir Treasures

There's something  I'm so eager to share!  My daughter and her hubs just returned from a trip to Europe they had saved for, for a long time.

Before they left, she asked me if I wanted anything from Europe and I said "Just pick up something for my dollhouses."

She did a GREAT job and here's what she found for me:

This sweet house from Switzerland is not only cute. 

 Around the back, when you peek through the hole, there are Swiss scenes. 

 You advance from one to the next by pushing down on the chimney. Isn't that so cute?

This tiny swan made out of glass is one I especially cherish.  I pulled a petal off of a rose, sat little "swanny" on it, and snapped the photo.

 It's SO tiny but beautiful, too. Made out of Venetian glass, I think, and from Italy.

 Here's a small stuffed square that I think can be used as a dollhouse pillow.

And, saving the best for last, is my darling tea set from The Netherlands. 

 It's blue and white and has hand painted windmills on it. 

So charming!

I'm so grateful to my girl and her hubs for remembering Mama! 

Now I have little touches of Europe right in one of my dollhouses!



Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness Susan - I forgot you had a miniature house. My mother had one and I used to help her with it. She had wonderful things like you.

I really love the swan on the rose pedal. I myself, no miniatures.

Love, sandie

Joyful said...

They are all wonderful little items and they have such exquisite detail.

As for me, I do not collect, as such. Rather I tend to accumulate and that is problem enough, lol. Right now I'm trying to declutter and get rid of things. Hopefully I haven't said that on one of your earlier posts. I don't mean to be repetitive ;-)

Red Rose Alley said...

The miniature tea set is adorable, Susan. The girls used to have a doll house when they were little, and I ended up giving it away. I'm so sorry I did.

Oh yes, Jess collects miniature items. She loves all things small, and whenever I see something around, I always get it for her. Have a good week ahead.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh wow! They did bring you back some sweet, wonderful gifts. And the best part is they didn't take up much room in their suitcase. Ha! Have a great week. Tammy

Bookie said...

Nice things for you! They are so tiny!

Barb said...

Hi Susan,
Your miniatures are beautiful. It's lovely when our family knows our tastes, and picks just the right things for us.
Have a good week
Barb from Australia

LDH said...

Those are the BEST treasures! I don't really collect anything but am always fascinated my miniatures items.

Rebecca said...

Yes, indeed I DO - collect things in miniature :)

These are treasures, Susan! I know all of them will find a "perfect" spot in your doll house.

diane.stetson said...

I do not collect miniatures...but these things are so lovely. I'm sure you will enjoy them for years to come. Your daughter did a great job finding things for you.

Lady Linda said...

WOW! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You daughter knows you well. Can my dollies come and visit and play with you?

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You daughter found the perfect things for you. Love the tea set! I don't collect miniatures but I do like 'small things'....hugs, Linda

Linda O'Connell said...

Such cute little things!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What wonderful mementos from Europe. I love the swan, pillow and tea set the most. You will have lots of fun decorating your dollhouse with them.

Nellie said...

Wonderful miniature souvenirs!

I have no collections of miniatures, but I certainly have a "liking" for dishes.:)

xo Nellie

Ruth Kelly said...

What fun - all those miniature sets. Makes for wonderful souvenirs.

Dee said...

Tiny adorable...I would love to have a miniature house.

Anne said...

Susan your little treasures are adorable. I love mini things too because it brings back the kid inside of us. =) I'm sure you will cherish your new gifts.

Diane said...

I liked your blog and I personally invite you to join - The World's Free Collectors Zone.
We will also be happy to cooperate with your blog such as adding its link to our site.
All the best,

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