Monday, July 23, 2012

Obessions~Miniatures & Cloches

As I look around my home, I see my cloche collection has grown immensely over the past few years. Most contain miniatures~ two of my favorite possessions. The first pictured cloche appealed to me because of the acorn. Inside is a new little teacup stump house I just made for my Wee Forest Folk.

My small collection of Teaberry Meadow bunnies is contained under the next 'Divine' cloche.

I found these tiny cloches last year and fell in love. The smallest is @1" tall; tallest is @3". A few mice and miniatures are trapped under these. I must admit that I have more than a few of these tiny cloches scattered throughout my home.

My Mother Goose collection of Wee Forest Folk live under the next cloche/dome. I made the shoehouse; sculpted the base and generally had fun planning and making this display.

Two of my favorite fairies live under the last cloche I am sharing. Thanks to Marti for hosting such a fun party!



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Spooky Finds....

Today's shopping excursion included a stop at a favorite store's warehouse sale, where the annual excitement of 'all things SpOoKy' began for 2012. I love a bargain and the lamp and the pumpkin head guy were half price-they had to come home with me! (Don't tell my husband that I already have a smaller lamp just like this...but more than one of something always looks great!)

I also found a cute bird bath which will be home to a small fairy garden. Next to it is an enamelware child's chamber pot I found while shopping in Traverse City on Monday. I already have some succulents to fill these two containers as well as a few special items to make them ready for the elusive fairies who live in our ravine....

I added to my glass blown chicken collection a month or so ago. I had the smaller two chicks for many years. Shopping at a local antique store, I found the larger chicken for $3.99- what a deal!

The red checked lunch pail was found at The Red Dresser in Traverse City (MI). I knew right away it would be a cute way to display a miniature picnic!

The last picture shows that I finally put up the metal branch I bought in the spring. I have been collecting bird houses to display at our lake house up north and decided this branch is a great way to display them some as well as add interest to the corner above the television. Something was lacking until I decided that my paper mâché bluebird (made by artist Lori Hough) needed to move to the cottage and fly with the birdhouses. Thanks for stopping by! It's always fun to share the excitement of new finds!