I really loved the scene, it connected with me, the little country maiden taking a short rest surrounded by all her work implements. For me, miniatures are all about these little stories, whether they contain the mini people or not. If you can see the story, it works for me. This one definitely worked!
You'll be able to see the price tag there too. Ehh-hemmm!
|'Tea Tiny' by Shana Stewart|
This little party table really spoke to me. Actually, the mix and match chairs echo the dining "set" in our own home, so this was a shoo-in for me. I loved the play of color and shape used in this piece. Everything looks as though it goes together, and there is nothing that is the same in the entire piece. I thought this was very well done and it really appealed to my personal aesthetic.
The rest of my pictures remain rejects! So that is the extent of the "Seattle Miniatures Show" that you will see on MY blog! :0((
As I said, I did spend just a tiny tiny bit while at the show. . . thus the title of this post! Here are a few things I was able to purchase. Most of these will not show up in the blog again for some time, but are being hoarded for future use.
|Beautiful Buns! :0)|
I loved the items this next vendor sold. Her work was minutely detailed, and each piece is layered so that were you to cut into the pieces, they looked like real cut pieces. She had several cabbages that were layered piece by piece so that it truly looked like a real cabbage when cut. I purchased the two loaves of bread pictured above, but I wanted to buy just about everything.
Unfortunately, she didn't have the name of her business on her receipt, so I cannot tell you who it was that did this. If you ever sell things, PLEASE include your business name! Right?!! In looking through the dealers at the show, I was unable to identify this dealer. That is too bad, because you all would have really loved her things.
This black metal hall tree was from Country Store Miniatures. I loved the metal detail and the delicacy of the piece. Jim and Carol have a shop at home, by appointment only, and it is within reach of my house (only a 4 hour drive! ha!) I may have to stop there some time in the future as I travel through! They had a WIDE array of miniatures, from very fine to mainstream, and I actually spent more time at their table (think shop!) than any other place in the Show. They had a lot of those 'itty bitty" things that every miniature house needs!
|Faucets, Pipes, Door handles, Enamelware, and architectural goodies!|
Here is a Steam Punk Weather Vane that I picked up from one of the vendors, another vendor that didn't put their business name on the receipt. They had a few Steam Punk items, all of which I liked. The weather vane is SO far in the future in regard to "use" that I think I probably should have just left this one alone, but it "fit" my ideas so well, I couldn't walk away from it!
Remember I told you I don't like skulls on things? Well, this vendor had a grandfather clock I really liked, but it had skulls on it. In order to get them out, I would have had to take the whole piece apart, and I wasn't sure I could get it back together. So back it went. One trap I managed to walk out of!
This is the favorite piece that I was "trapped" into buying by my "sinful desire". It is a Bespaq piece from Shawn Flading that I absolutely love.
Every door and drawer works, the shelves are glass with a mirrored back to set it all off. It is a truly incredible piece. I bought it for the Grand Parlor, that wonderful little space beside the fireplace. Remember?