To those who celebrated, hope it was a very Merry Christmas!
And Happy New Year! May the new year be one filled with happiness, good health, and peace.
One thing I love about dollhouse miniatures is the creativity involved. The above scene was not for sale, it was simply someone’s vision from Marina’s Miniatures. I lean toward modern miniature scenes and this struck me as a room where I’d kick off my shoes and relax.
I still have more photos from the miniatures show to share but this week I’ll just say an early HAPPY THANKSGIVING to those in the US. To those of us getting this lovely cold spell, stay warm!!
I was so happy to be able to attend the show. I’m always amazed and in awe of the artistry I see. But first, an explanation. There are different scales for dollhouse miniatures. My favorite is 1:12 scale (one-inch scale). That means that one inch in miniature equals twelve inches (one foot) in real life.
There were thousands of miniatures displayed. I always asked for permission before photographing, and the sellers graciously permitted it. I also included links if you want to go deeper into this world. So…on with the show!
This year I went to Pennsylvania and headed into two bookstores, looking for regional ghost stories. It wasn’t that I couldn’t find any, it was that I had to choose! There were a lot of books. I had no idea the state was so haunted. (Before I go any further, let me say that the enthusiastic service I received at both Cathy’s Half Price Books in Havertown and the Barnes & Noble in Broomall was amazing.)
One of the best reasons for reading about local ghost stories (aside from getting delicious chills) is the history. Philadelphia, for example, is rich with a well-documented past.