Friday, February 16, 2018

My First Miniatures Show!

I finally made it to the Tom Bishop show in Anaheim, CA last month.  I was blown away! So much talent! There were only a couple of vendors selling MCM and modern style furniture and accessories, but still!! The talent!!  I spent most of my money on handmade ceramic vases (so cute), but I also picked up some furniture (sectional, two chairs and a bookcase), clay flower pots, a throw, a painting and an LED lamp.

This light blue sectional and the bookcase were purchases I made at the show.  The sectional was only $6.00 and I bought it with the intention of recovering it, but I thought I'd use it in a scene first since it's such a pretty blue and I figured I wouldn't be able to do as nice a job when I get around to recovering it. Oh, and I need to put legs/feet on the sectional. Now I feel like I should have bought more sectionals--I mean three pieces for $6.00? NEVER. AGAIN.

I'm using the Target "Loft to Love" house for this scene.  I removed the loft section and the stairs near the window.  Sometimes I have a vision for who's living in the space and I'm pretty sure a single young lady lives here since, in my opinion, it's feeling fresh, light and girly, and not because I was an old-lady-snoop-with-no-life and checked the mail box! Tell me what you think.










The stuff: iPad mini box for the "tiled" fireplace / table by Kaleidoscope / credenza is a painted Lori piece from Target / books by PRD, Phillip Nuveen and me / sectional and bookcase from the Miniatures Show / odds and ends from thrift stores, HBS, Etsy and me / floor lamp by me / credenza lamp from Insta: @aweebitteeny (who I had the pleasure of meeting at the show).


12 comments:

  1. Like the colors in your mini room and with the sunlight streaming in, the colors are crisp. Like your floor lamp.

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    1. Thanks Donna!I also liked the effect of the sunlight and I love it in other people's photos too.

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  2. Gorgeous! So glad you had a good time at your First show!

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    1. Thanks! There was a smaller show 3 weeks later, but I had spent all my money!

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  3. This room definitely looks like it belongs to someone young, confident with colour and likes to mix up pattern and style. I love how bright the room is 🙂

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    1. Thanks Pepper, hmmmm sounds a little like me, all except the young part!

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  4. I love the blue color of the sofa, too! It looks perfect in the room. What a score! :)

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  5. Thank you Katherine, and I sure do wish I had bought more!

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  6. Wow! $6 for that sectional? That's amazing! Aren't shows amazing? I am always a little relieved that there is only so much modern - as then there is only so much I can spend my money on as I tend to spend quite more than I intended when I go to a show! And even then afterwards, I regret that I didn't buy more of certain things! The scene looks fabulous as always and I also think it looks like a young woman lives there. Can't wait to see more!

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    1. My feelings exactly! I wish I had bought more, but I had a budget and I stuck to it and I was so proud of myself! Now that I know what to expect I'll increase the budget for the next show. Thank you!

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  7. Fabulous room! You are the Lucky Winner of my February give away. Congratulations!!! We may see a bride's room?

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    1. At last! A beautiful wedding gown by Felma! Thank you so much! I just sent my info and thanks for mentioning my blog! A bride's room, now there's a challenge for me, it's quite possible!

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