There, I admitted it. I love both.
You can imagine how thrilling it was to attend the 2013 Dollhouse Miniatures Festival in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, this month.
It required my driving on a busy turnpike but I did it and it was worth it.
Following are the items I picked up for dollhouse projects, one of which is a mall I'm working on. (At last it's a mall in my dreams. We'll see if I can turn it into reality.)
It's going to be a bakery, candy store, bookstore and thrift shop!
Here's a mini bag of flour for the miniature bakers:
Also for the bakery will be this baker's rack. It'll be spray-painted white, though, to match everything else.
The rack and the sink, which follows, came from Bill and Barbara Studebaker's booth.
Their website is www.StudebakerMiniatures.com.
In addition, for the bakery, are these two nicely made display cases. The man who sold them to me said he lived in New Bedford, MA, but I didn't get his business card. Bummer.
Got this cool sink which was made in Japan:
Here's a beautifully laser engraved mirror that I just love. (Check out www.jmgminiatures.com/). Jon Gower, artisan, makes fabulous things!
This is a soda machine which will go in the candy store. It came complete with little handmade cups. My sister bought it for me since I drove and paid for gas.
Purchased it at Karen Aird's booth. Her website is www.KarensDollhouse.com.
The best purchase of all was the chandy shown at the top of this post and below.
It's going to go in the dollhouse bakery. It's battery operated and attaches to the ceiling via magnet. There's also a small round piece that gets glued to the ceiling first.
I got it at the Manhattan Dollhouse booth. Their website address is www.manhattandollhouse.com.
How wonderful that someone came up with the idea of battery-operated lighting for dollhouses.
This was happy news for people like me who are intimidated by installing electrical wiring.
Isn't this a great little chandy?
So there you have it. Those are my latest dollhouse treasures!
WHAT IS THE BEST THING YOU EVER SAW IN MINIATURE?