Mum used to do miniatures with me back in the 1990s so she really enjoyed looking at what I was up to with my miniatures, both modern and vintage. She also sorted out a few of her miniatures and gave some to Jamie and some to me.
These are some pictures of some of the items she gave me.
On Saturday morning we took Mum into town to have a look at the shops, starting with the Hospice Shop where I found this lovely vintage souvenir doll for 20 cents.
I also picked up this Limoges brooch at the local antique shop earlier in the week. Thought it would be a lovely picture on a doll house wall.
I won an auction today for five sets of 1950s plastic dolls house furniture in their boxes being bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, dining room and sitting room.
I also have to confess to buying another vintage dollshouse. I won it tonight on an on-line auction. I am hoping it is a 1930s Amersham doll house but I won't really be able to tell until I have a good look at it when I pick it up. It is certainly not in its original state but it is a lovely little house. Unfortunately it is going to be a five hour drive to pick it up and a five hour drive home again so it may be a week or two before I can organise that.
I'd better stop watching the on-line auctions for a bit and start saving some more pennies. I've certainly treated myself to a few vintage treasures lately.
I'll post pictures of the house when I have collected it.
I'd better get on with the Selina Rose Gallery during the week. The good news is I have found something that removes the sticky tape residue on the side of the house. The bad news is it is painstakingly slow, so guess what I will be doing in my evenings.
I hope you've all had a good weekend. For some of you it is still the weekend. For me in New Zealand it is time to head to bed and get some beauty sleep before work tomorrow as it is now 10.30pm Sunday night.