Sunday, April 28, 2013

Family Weekend - & More Treasures

Well I don't have anything much to report as far as miniatures goes. Due to Anzac Day on Thursday and my office closing for the day on Friday, I had a four day weekend. I took the opportunity to pick up my 86 year old Mum and have her stay for a few days. We dropped her back to her home this afternoon. It was a lovely weekend with three generations under one roof.

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.


  1. What a wonderful assortment of items from your mom, it must be so nice to have another mini fan in the family!

  2. Gorgeous Treasures! And even better that they are from your Mom!!! I think it is wonderful that you have three generations of miniaturists in your family! I look forward to seeing your new house!

  3. It must have been so nice to spend time with your mother! She gave you and your daughter such lovely gifts. I love that little doll you purchased and also the Limoges brooch.

  4. Beautiful treasures, it is so lovely of your Mother she gave you and your daughter some of her own miniatures. Now all miniatures stay in the family in three generations, how lovely!
    Love that Limoges brooch, it is great!
    Hugs, Ilona

  5. Привет!
    Как замечательно, что Ваша мама тоже любит миниатюры!
    Поздравляю! Так много сокровищ!!!!!

  6. Es bueno compartir hobys y ademas entre familia.
    Me encanta ese precioso broche.
    besitos ascension

  7. what a wonderful lot of miniatures your Mom gifted you with-I imagine they fill your head with memories when you look at them :) I love the brooch you found-gorgeous! I am also looking forward to seeing the new house-what a long trip for the love of miniatures :) ♥

  8. Hi Sharee! How nice that you and your mom got a chance to spend some quality time together! The items that your mother gave to you and your daughter are made more special because they came from her. Your daughter will now have something special from grandma too!
    You have your hands full for a while it seems, getting your new things organized and making room for your new doll's house! My, my but you have been busy!


  9. The minis your Mom gave you are adorable! I like your purchases too. Glad you had such a great time.

  10. Wow! So many wonderful things and so much interestind things to tell. I´m looking forward to see your "new" dollhouse!