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!
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!
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.
Thank YOU Jacomine for entrusting Tiny Dwelling with this opportunity.
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)!
For additional details, see the link below to the listing:
- Note I will likely struggle with the French language when I finally do make my first trip!
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.
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…
* Note the wording under the magazine title, UK’S BEST SELLING MINIATURE MAGAZINE!
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!
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!!!
Today, I was presented with a tiny challenge, shipping a Miniature Chandelier for a customer.
People have shared stories with me and the huge disappoint they encounter once their lighting has arrived from other various sources, tangled wires, broken bulbs, and all together missing pieces.
A thought came to mind, “how do all those lovely French Chandeliers arrive safely to their next home?” Crating! It seems I have accomplished the same shipping approach only in miniature form!
I would love to see the surprise on the customers face when they open their package to discover their miniature chandelier crated!
It seems Tiny Dwelling has caught the eye of a miniature magazine located in the U.K.
I am pleased to announce an upcoming editorial feature in the March 2017 issue of Dollshouse World, Meet the Maker section.
I will be receiving a copy of the magazine in the coming days, once received, I will be certain to share the feature with readers. Hummm… maybe I should have offered to personally pick up the copy in person, OH WHAT FUN that would be!!!
Thank you Maria and everyone involved with the feature at Dollshouse World, I am most appreciative to have Tiny Dwelling featured within the magazine!!!
If you would like to learn more about Dollshouse World, take a peek at the link below:
Happy 2017 everyone!
I must admit 2016 provided many memorable moments within the world of miniatures, I participated in my first miniature show in Chicago, Illinois. I met many veteran miniaturists with in the industry, Tiny Dwelling had features in two miniature magazines here in the United States, Tiny Dwelling received many amazing reviews from customers in the United States and in twelve other countries and so much more…
I will admit the reason for beginning this blog in the first place, was to chronicle the construction of the French Chateau, the Chateau continues to be a work in progress, I do plan to dedicate more time for its completion in 2017… ( and more blogging!)
I would like to thank everyone for their amazing support of Tiny Dwelling in 2016, I look forward to offering new miniature designs in 2017…
S T A Y T U N E D !!!
With the Gift Giving Season FAST approaching you will find many items within the shop offered with an IMMEDIATE SHIPPING options VIA TRAIN delivery!
As much as I would love that delivery option, I’m afraid “IMMEDIATE SHIPPING”wouldn’t be so immediate!
Take a peek at all the IMMEDIATE SHIPPING items in the shop, including the tiny little train above.
In the short time I have been involved in the world of miniatures, I have come to realize most miniature lovers decorate their tiny dwelling(s) for the holidays. Miniature houses are so amazingly FUN on their own, adding holiday miniatures takes the experience to a whole new level!
With the Autumn/Thanksgiving season coming to an end, it now seems appropriate to offer a few Winter/Christmas miniatures within the Tiny Dwelling shop. Below are a few images of items created in the Tiny Dwelling color palette. If you would like to see more, take a peek in the shop or simply do a tiny bit of “window shopping”!
If the French Chateau were finished, I must admit… I would have to place a few of these miniatures around the Chateau. I previously mentioned, I placed personal parameters on myself, not to have food, animals, people or holidays within the Chateau, well…..
I might add, many people I have met thus far in the world of miniatures warned me this would happen!!!