Monday, April 30, 2012


Last day to enjoy 20% off in my etsy shops.

See previous post for details and links.

Thank you! :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sale! at dale's dreams and dale's dreamsII

That's right, I'm having a sale in both shops until the end of this month.

Use coupon code April2012 during checkout and you will receive 20% off your entire purchase, excluding shipping.

click on either shop link below to begin shopping

Have fun! :)

and thank you for your patronage! <3
dale :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Look what has come in the mail! :)

Aren't these just so cute? 

I love the rooster, I can see him in a French Provencal inspired kitchen, can't you?

This was a very pleasant surprise that I received from Karin of

A while back she put out a plea for small seashells for her mini surf shop. Being the avid beach comber and shell hoarder, I was able to send her off a bunch of shells I had gathered to help her out.

We had fun emailing each other back and forth and were busy using Google Earth to look at each others homes.

Thanks so much, Karin!
This was so sweet of you, you didn't have to do this,
but, I'm glad you did.

dale :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter Everyone!

Please join the bunnies and I and celebrate with us at our little garden party!

Wishing you and your families many blessings! :)

dale and the bunnies :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sharing Sundays!

Okay, this was me just playing. ;)

Credits at the end of the post.

Well, a girl has to have some fun, right? After I took some pictures of my minis, I took a few minutes to play and threw this scene together. Now, I know why you gals create scenes like this for your blogs!

It is so much fun to play!!! :)

The more I added the better it looked. When I added the plants, the whole scene came to life.

Hubby and I are sitting here, Sunday morning, having our coffee and tea, catching up on reading the mail and reading the Velveteen Rabbit to our little Tommy. :)

Okay, now on with the show!

 This adorable tole tray was a recent purchase from


I have a huge collection of tole painted trays in real life much like this one. I have so many, I could wallpaper the walls with them. I admit, I am in impulse buyer when it comes to minis. I know many of you have lists of things you want to add to your collection and I admire that. I just know, when I see something, I want it, I buy it. ;)

And here is one of the very reasons why I am starting to catalog my miniatures.
I bought this at the most recent Philadelphia Miniaturia...
and I have no idea who I bought her from or how much she cost. :(

Not really fond of her resin coloring. I'll paint her up a bit so she looks more like a stone carving at a later date.

Anyone know where she might have come from?

You might recall having seen this before. This is a handwoven basket that I received from my friend Sans!
Right now, she is busy with a month long travel through Europe visiting blogging friends.
You can follow her travels here.

I know I have shown this on my blog at least three times. I can't help it. I love it so much, even though it is just a bottle cap, it combines my love of little black cats and flowers. How can I not celebrate that?

You can find Lisa's etsy shop here.

I hope you have enjoyed Sharing Sundays with me.
Thanks for stopping by!
dale :)

credits for top photo:
large urn of greenery Golden Unicorn Minis
bird of paradise flowers Cecilia Colo
black IKEA inspired tables Amatheria
turning Tom Saunders
velveteen rabbit book Pat Carlson
occasional stool, rug, bust, and pillow dale's dreams
couch, shopping bag, mug, cup n saucer, pottery my private collection

PS light bulb moment

found this bead sorting tray in my bead drawer.... since all of my beads are organized, I had a wonderful revelation that I could use this to store the teeny tiny minis. I had nabbed this from one of my daughters and knew it would come in handy someday... the day has arrived! :)