Monday, November 9, 2009

Philadelphia Miniaturia Treasure Trove! :)

Wow, just wow! The show was so phenomenal! :)

I was so excited to go, I almost had butterflies in my stomach, lol ;)

Of course, the first person I encountered was Betsy Niederer. I have to admit, I was a bit star struck! A celebrity, lol, she's been on Martha! So, that was really cool. I bought six of the tiniest croissants from her. I went to put them in my purse, then I worried they might get broken. She said, "Don't worry, they're bomb proof."

Well, after that, I pretty much was in awe and the camera never came out of my purse.

But, I can show you the rest of my goodies! :)

The four matching plates just say shabby chic to me, the mirror is darling, I'm sure I'll find a good place to put that, and of course some mismatched plates featuring flowers and birds and fruit.

For my love of roses! :)

Okay, apparently these items are mass produced, but, I didn't even notice that the pattern was the same. Hubby pointed that out to me. ;)

(I'm going to have to look around in my stuff and see if they match anything else!)


I said I wasn't going to, cause, I haven't used the stuff I bought last year, but they were half off.
And I still had some money left! :)

So, there's my big purchases. lol

The show was just utterly amazing, the talent in so many different arenas and in the various scales.
Almost overwhelming! There were furniture makers, dollhouse makers, stitchers, glass blowers, miniature painters. Oh, I could go on and on. It was just a lovely show and so cool to get to see all that is out there.

 I've surpassed 100 followers, cool! :)

Let me welcome; Lize, CasitaMini which consists of three friends Nuria, Rossana and Norma, Asuka, who has just joined teamMIDS on etsy recently and finally Jean. Thank you all very much for following my blog. :)

Okay, so I guess I have to follow through with my give away now. I think I'm going to run it through to November 22, I'll announce the winner that evening. The giveaway is a $20. gift certificate to my etsy shop and all you have to do is comment on any of the posts since the last giveaway to be entered to win.

Easy peasy, but, I think it's going to take me a while to write down all of those names! ;)
Guess I better get busy ;)


  1. Those are wonderful purchases! Glad you had so much fun at the show. Oh when oh when, are we ever going to have something like this in Singapore? Probably never unless I organise it!

  2. Looks like you got some beautiful things. Some day I'm gonna get to a miniatures show...I hope. :0)

  3. Oh, I love all the purchases! I love croissants, especially chocolate croissants - Yummy!!!

    By the way, is it better to answer questions in my own comment field or to send an email or comment to the person who asked the question? I'm still not sure of the best way to do that. Anyway, I don't think I'm related to anyone in NJ, but there's probably a few of my relatives somewhere in Italy.

    Talk to you soon!

  4. Sans, we have many members on our etsy teamMIDS that are from Singapore, I'm sure if that is just a slight indication, there are many more! Contact one of the mini show coordinators, I'm thinking Tom Bishop, but there are others. :) Keep the faith, lol.

    De, oh, do try to get to a miniature show, you might drop over, as I felt like doing. ;)

    Angela, you can respond here or there or any where, to quote suess ;)

    I think you can also hit my profile to get my email, or even hit my join my emailing list to contact me. You would only be added to the email list if you put that in the subject line, so, ask away. :) I enjoy hearing from my readers and mini lovers. :)

  5. lucky you! I would love to met Betsy in person, she's so good and she's also such a nice person :)

    Gorgeous minis you brought home!


  6. Very nice purchases, I love the little croissants! Sounds like you had a fabulous time there!

  7. wonderful treasures you found! I hope to get to a mini show someday too- I keep hinting to my hubby :)

  8. Great stuff Dale! Glad you had such a wonderful time! I really will try to make it next year, sorry I couldn't meet you this year!


  9. WOW!! What great finds! I have not been to a show, but the more I hear about them, the more I want to go. It sounds like so much fun. :)

  10. Stephanie, she is a really nice lady, it was a real treat to get to meet her in person. :)

    Richard, I look forward to getting to meet you there, next year. :)

    The show really was wonderful, it's quickly becoming a highlight of my year! :)

  11. Dale,
    I love your purchases! You are SO lucky to be able to go to miniature shows, normally when I am on holiday in summer or over Christmas, all the miniaturists take summer/winter hiatus and thus NO shows! Then it is only the 'leftovers' in the shops for me. There are no mini shops where I live. It is even difficult to buy things like proper glues, beside the regular PVA and glue sticks! I am SO happy I have the internet at least!

  12. I love the mini croissants and the pitcher. I'm glad I found this blog -good reading

  13. Lize, that is such a drag! There are no mini shops near me either. :( Yes, the internet is a wonderful thing, I shop on line all of the time!

    Thank you, Jack. I try to keep it entertaining. ;)

  14. Sounds like you had a great time at the show-- love your finds! Thank you for stopping by my blog- I look forward to reading your blog too. Your etsy shop is wonderful-- I could have a lot of fun with that gift certificate!!! :)

  15. Thanks, Jill. I enjoy your blog as well. :)

  16. Dale, I wish I were there with you!! I am so envious!! I love Betsy!!! FABULOUS artist, and a real doll!! Looks like you scored some very cool finds!! I am so bummed that there are NO shows here :-(.


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