Tiny Dwelling Room Box Subscription

ANNOUNCING and now available in the Tiny Dwelling Etsy Shop, a Room Box Subscription.

Over the past several months, I have been creating a few Room Boxes for the Tiny Dwelling Etsy shop, and now its seems only fitting to begin a Room Box Subscription.

As many of you know, I recently participated in the Philadelphia Miniatura miniature show, I thought this would be a wonderful time to debut the Room Box Subscription, I am happy to report the debut was a success and is now available in the Tiny Dwelling Etsy shop. For details see the listing link below, if you have any questions, simply contact me via the shops messaging system, I’m happy to help.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/398425951/room-box-subscription-miniature-room-box?ref=shop_home_active_1

 

This is an exciting opportunity to receive four (4) Room Boxes, allowing you to customize each with choice of Wallpaper and Flooring options.

Exciting times for Tiny Dwelling!

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Philadelphia Miniatura 2017

Tiny Dwelling went to Philadelphia Miniatura and has returned.

This past June, I was contacted via the Tiny Dwelling Etsy shop and invited to participate in the 2017 Philadelphia Miniatura show, held in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.  This show has rich miniature history from its inception, now continuing its legacy through her daughter Kim Sher and granddaughter Sarah, not to mention many of their helpers to make the show come together.

My show preparation began shortly after being invited, five months of creating, pondering my table set up and more, all this why continuing to operate the Etsy shop, OH MY,  I have been BUSY BUSY BUSY! Now I have returned from the show and will attempt to take you on a journey of my experience though photographs and a small caption with each.

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An early arrival to the Nashville International Airport, thank you to my husband Todd for driving me, thank you honey! These were two of a total of five boxes that made the trip to the show. Miniature friends Holly and Chris Wood from a neighboring town, were also participating in the show and drove, they were nice enough to bring the other boxes with them, thank you Holly and Chris! Doesn’t Holly have a GREAT name?  Holly Wood!

 

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Looks like TSA was curious to see what was in the boxes, upon opening, they quickly discovered no hazards inside these boxes, only miniatures, which can be VERY HAZARDOUS to some! Perhaps the miniature world gained a few more followers after they had a look inside the boxes! HAPPY to report NO DAMAGE at ALL! Thank you Southwest Baggage Handlers or in my case BIG Box Handlers!

 

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An empty showroom awaiting the arrival of vendors to make their magic happen with their table displays… What I didn’t expect was a non traditional guest to my booth area,  a BAT! Yes, a Bat had made its way inside the building and decided to “hang out” right over my show space!!! Honestly, I didn’t mind, I was tired and needed a rest. The Bat removal delayed me approximately 45 minutes, and as it turned out, that was the only 45 minutes during the entire show I had “downtime”! Should I say Thank you Mr. Bat!

Moving along…..

 

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I began unpacking and setting up at 10:00am, maybe a bit earlier and I finished just shy of the Preview starting at 6:00! Luckily, I made a trip to a local grocery store the day I arrived and purchased food to have breakfast and lunch each day. Needless to say this day my lunch was eaten at 6:00 o’clock and it also served as my dinner! A missed meal here and there isn’t going to hurt me AT ALL, if you know what I mean!

I might add, the grocery store I went to was THE ABSOLUTE MOST AMAZING grocery store I have EVER been to, in my life, Wegmans in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, LOVED IT!!!!

 

A few faces from the show,

ABOVE LEFT, myself along with friend Auralea K, she is the Editor of Dollhouse Miniatures and American Miniaturist Magazines, we had a great time with a night of laughs, so glad we got to spend time together.

ABOVE RIGHT was a super sweet lady, she retuned to her childhood when she discovers the vintage dolls I had for sale, she selected the two best vintage dolls of the six I had to offer. The photo was taken the next day, so the doll she is holding wasn’t one of the two she selected.

BOTTOM this is Ms. Rice, she is a customer of Tiny Dwelling on Etsy, it was nice to finally meet her at the show, thank you Ms. Rice for your warm welcome, it was very much needed after the previous days unpacking and setting up.

As you can see I made sure to bring my breakfast with me on this day!  There were many faces from the show, however there wasn’t enough time to take photos! Did I mention, I traveled to the show alone, it was just ME!

 

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Luckily, I was permitted to expand along the wall across from my tables, I think the stacked stone made a nice backdrop, Mr. Bat thought the same, as this was the area where he decided to take his nap!

 

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I placed two Room Boxes at the end of the table, allowing customers easy viewing looking look down into each through their Plexiglass tops.

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The next day,  I decided to relocate the Room Boxes across the way, to provide a different vantage point for viewing.

 

 

 

I also, debuted a Room Box Subscription by Tiny Dwelling, a Quarterly Subscription, allowing for choice of multiple designs elements. Above are a few examples of what one would receive with a Quarterly Subscription, see the Rom Box Subscription listing within the Tiny Dwelling Shop on Etsy or use the link below to learn more:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/398425951/room-box-subscription-miniature-room-box?ref=shop_home_active_1

 

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The above photo was a beautiful miniature piece that was created by the late Bluette Meloney, I seriously considered purchasing the piece, as a treat for my hard work since the onset of Tiny Dwelling, unfortunately, someone else purchased the piece before I realized it! I never did get to see who purchased the piece, I would have liked to have asked them what plans they had for it. With a little bit of research, I learned Ms. Maloney was well known in the world of miniatures, I will now begin to watch for her pieces moving forward, or perhaps I might attempted to create a similar Tiny Dwelling version of Ms. Meloney’s Le Petit Lapin, French for The Little Rabbit.

 

All in all, my experience with Philadelphia Miniature was a good one,

I enjoyed meeting those Tiny Dwelling Etsy customers who traveled to the show, to those  discovering Tiny Dwelling for the first time. I would like to thank everyone for their kind words, support, feedback, ideas and so much more, I appreciate them all. I would like to give an extra thank you to the two sisters (not Nuns) who had a booth behind me and provided me dollars bills for change, because I forgot to go to the bank before the show! To the sweet Betsy from Denver who frequented the Tiny Dwelling tables often throughout the show, to the sweet Samantha who dreams of opening her own dollhouse miniature store, and so many more people that created great memories for me of my first experience at Philadelphia Miniatura….

THANK YOU!

Philadelphia Miniatura

Several months ago, I was contacted by the show promoter of Philadelphia Miniatura, in hopes Tiny Dwelling would consider participating in this years 2017 show…..

I am pleased to make the announcement, TINY DWELLING is GOING to Philadelphia Miniatura!  Thank you Sarah for the invitation, much appreciated.

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For additional show information, please see link below: http://www.philadelphiaminiaturia.com

 

OH MY, I must get BUSY!!!

 

DOLLSHOUSE WORLD 300th Issue

This September 2017, will mark the 300th issue Special Issue for the UK based DOLLSHOUSE WORLD miniature magazine, YEAH for DOLLSHOUSE WORLD!

I’m also VERY HAPPY to share that Tiny Dwelling is featured in the Miniature Showcase, thank you Maria Fitzgerald and Richard Jennings, I am most appreciative.

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When I received the issue, I was pleasantly surprised to discover Tiny Dwelling was sharing the Miniature Showcase feature with Looking Glass Miniature!

Since starting my journey into this wonderful world of miniatures, I have discovered many talented artisans, Jennifer Osmond Hatt is one of those. Jennifer creates what I consider to be the best miniature books in the industry, with real pages inside! I discovered Jennifer’s work via her Etsy shop, Looking Glass Miniature (see link below), I was amazed at Jennifer’s work and contacted her. Excited to learn we would both be traveling to Chicago, Illinois, to participate in our first miniature show in 2016. Jennifer is a calming soul, when I first met her, I felt as if I had know her for a long time. If your in the market for miniatures books and other lovely paper items, LOOK NO FURTHER, than Looking Glass Miniatures!

Links:

WEB: http://www.lookingglassminiature.com.

SHOP: https://www.etsy.com/shop/lookinglassminiature

 

So thrilled to share the feature with Jennifer, if your reading this, HI Jenn!

 

 

 

 

 

August FREE GIFT Month

Hello Everyone!

I do hope you are enjoying your SUMMER…

This month, is FREE GIFT MONTH!

For every Jacominis order placed in August, YOU will receive a FREE GIFT, maybe TWO!

HOW TO:

Visit the Jacominis website at https://www.jacominis.com/en/my-wishlist/.

Change the Language Option to English, unless you know Dutch, then go shopping!

When selecting an item, simply place your items in the ADD TO WISHLIST.

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When your finished shopping SELECT My Wishlist, located at the top of the page.

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Review your Wishlist.

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Complete the Wishlist Information and SEND Wishlist.

Tiny Dwelling will then contact you to process order, collect payment and your Wishlist items and FREE GIFTS will be on their way!

You can also Sign Up for the Jacominis Newsletter while your on the website!

 

Exciting news forthcoming, stay tuned!

To The Bookstore I will GO!

Hello Everyone!

The title of todays post “To The Bookstore I Will GO”?

What in the world?

Did I discover another miniature “how to” book? Remember, I started this Blog after discovering a miniature “how to” book!

Several months ago, I was contacted via Tiny Dwelling by a Children’s Book author!

The author was inquiring about a miniature dressing table I had created and at that time was listed for sale within the shop. The author explained to me, she had a series of children’s books featuring mice, with a current book in progress about a mouse named Katie Mouse. Katie Mouse was getting married and this bride was in need of a dressing table!

I was thrilled the dressing table was just what Katie Mouse needed, Katie Mouse sure has a nice human friend looking out for her on her wedding day! The author requested to purchase the dressing table and asked permission to feature the dressing table within the book!

I was so honored children’s author Anne L. Watson contacted me several months ago, because today, I am happy to say the book is available for online readers and pre-order for paperback. The book will be on the shelves of booksellers nationwide starting in July!

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A special THANK YOU to the Author Anne L. Watson, for contacting me and featuring the miniature dressing table within the book. I do hope Katie Mouse looked into the mirror and smiled at what she saw!

 

To The Book Store I Will GO in JULY!

 

 

Announcing

I am happy to announce the addition of Jacominis miniature to the shop of Tiny Dwelling. Jacominis are designed/”crafted” by Dutch artisan Jacomine Mink, located in the Netherlands.

Jacomine Mink. author of two miniature books, The Old Town Bookshop and Variations in Vintage, (both written in Dutch), owner of many dollhouses, writer for various Dutch and International dollhouse magazines, once owning and operating her own dollhouse shop, she she now focuses her time on operating Jacominis.

Tiny Dwelling is now the ONLY exclusive representative of Jacominis in the United States, all Jacominis will be offered in the Tiny Dwelling color palette. Items are now being featured in Tiny Dwelling, under the section titled Jacominis. You can view a larger selection of Jacominis on the Jacominis website: http://jacominis.com and I encourage you to take a look. Currently the website reads in Dutch and will soon be translating to other languages for all to enjoy!

The Jacominis line is only available here in the United States through Tiny Dwelling, should you discover something on the Jacominis website simply place your item(s) on your “Wish List”, your “Wish List” will then be forward to Tiny Dwelling for processing here in the United States! If you find yourself having any questions about the Jacominis line, simply contact me via Tiny Dwelling, I am happy to help.

I am honored to represent Jacomines, and I invite you to have a look, you won’t be disappointed.

Below is the cover from Jacomines book Variations in Vintage and a photo from inside the second book, The Old Town Bookstore.

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Thank YOU Jacomine for entrusting Tiny Dwelling with this opportunity.

Dress Shop “Open”

Do you say The Dress Shop OR Le Robe Magasin?

Although I reside in America, I thought having the Shop name in French would better suit the overall look of the room box.  So…. with that being said, my research began to discover the perfect blend of French words to use as the Shop name.

Many to choose from:

Women Dress Shop, Ladies Haberdashery, Seamstress, Boutique, and others, none of which when translated into French, seemed OOO LA LA enough! Then I came up with LE ROBE MAGASIN. Oddly enough, Le Robe Magasin means The (LE) Dress (ROBE) Shop (MAGASIN) PERFECT!

Come In, take a look, LE ROBE MAGASIN is OPEN (see the sign on the door)!

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For additional details, see the link below to the listing:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/506437986/french-dollhouse-room-box-miniature?ref=shop_home_active_1

  • Note I will likely struggle with the French language when I finally do make my first trip!

A Dress Shop

Several posts ago, I wrote about offering room boxes in the Tiny Dwelling shop,  today, I provide you a sneak peek into the future offering of A Dress Shop…

Not certain why I chose to create a dress shop?  Perhaps, I imagine this tiny dress shop to be nestled somewhere in England or France, just waiting for me to discover it, but then again, I also love flower shops, ice cream parlors, antique shops, toy stores and more! Certainly seems I have plenty of other ideas for future room boxes!

The Dress Shop or Le Robe Magasin, in French, is nearly complete, once complete, further details will be obtainable through its listing at https://www.etsy.com/shop/TinyDwelling.

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DOLLSHOUSE World Feature

A few posts ago, I wrote about being contacted about being featured in an upcoming issue of  Dollhouse World, a miniature magazine based in the UK, today I share with you the feature.

A special thank you to Maria Fitzgerald and Deb Weissler for this amazing opportunity of Tiny Dwelling, I am most appreciative, THANK YOU…

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* Note the wording under the magazine title, UK’S BEST SELLING MINIATURE MAGAZINE!

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I also thought I would share with you the first miniature magazine advertisement for Tiny Dwelling. Yes, an advertisement!!! Oh my, I must get working on a more creative looking advertisement, compared to the others, Tiny Dwelling looks a bit ho-hum!

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Did I mention how much FUN I’m having with miniatures! Thank you everyone for your continued support of Tiny Dwelling…

OH, one more thing… Soon, I will be sharing more exciting news, so STAY TUNED!!!