Wednesday, 23 March 2011

I've been shopping!

Above is the Hambleton Hall selection from my trip to Miniatura at the weekend.   There's fabric to dress a bed, a selection of Cranberry glass that I intend adding to, a lovely little silver dish for holding grapes, a razor strop (I'd been holding out for a nice one for a long time) and a flower kit.   This will be my first venture into making flowers   I'll let you know how it goes!

I did buy lots more but I've had to seperate it all into each relevant property (one of which doesn't have a blog - yet!)

It was also nice to see Mags (Mags-nificent Miniatures) and Julie (Bellabelle dolls).  We wont be catching up at the Scottish Miniatura this year as there isn't going to be one :-(

If anyone would like to know who I purchased from, please ask.   I forgot to ask permissions from the sellers to post their links - so better safe than sorry.


  1. Irene, you're a shopper I really admire - and you find absolutely perfect items - the strop is a great example! Your patience shows itself in your enviable mini settings, and now you tease us with another!! Can't wait!!

  2. So beautiful items :)
    - jaana-

  3. Hi Irene, I have just discovered you have another blog! There was me thinking you had been very restrained at the show and putting me to shame!!
    Love the glass I bought a couple of pieces from his stand, we spent ages bemoaning our terrible football teams while surrounded by all of his beautiful, fragile pieces. Luckily we didn't get too excited.
    I have made a lot of Katherine's flower kits and I warn you they are terribly addictive.

  4. Bravo, Irene! Looks like you got some great treasures! It is those little things like a strop that can add so much to a scene! Your Cranberry Glass is lovely too! Looks like you had a great time!

  5. I love the cranberry glass and I am sure you'll have a great time with the flower kit.
    It's interesting to learn that you have another property we don't know anything about. I wonder what kind of house it can be.

  6. Even for this property, excellent shopping :-)
    The strip of leather is fabulous, fabulously evocative of the past, when men knew how to shave and did not use anti-wrinkle gel!
    Mini hugs, Flora

  7. Thank you everyone for your nice comments.

    Janice - I was actually buying for four properties but divided the items up for each one (it didn't look so extravant that way!). The lady of this house is a collector of Cranberry glass so there will be more of his lovely items appearing here and I'll let you know how I get on with the flower kit.

    Genevieve - Ah, the fourth property! Running four blogs feels a bit much so I'm waiting until one of the others is complete before launching that one. If I'd been a bit more "blog" smart, I'd have had one general blog that featured them all but I didn't think of it that way at the time - unfortunately. A hint - it's a period property!!

    Flora - your comment made me laugh!

  8. Isn't it great to go out to one place and find so many treasures?! Great finds!
    You know, I really don't think you have to ask permission from sellers to share their website links, I think they would welcome it. The more traffic to their websites, the more they'll possibly sell!

  9. Glad to find your blogs! Beautiful work! :-)


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