Monday, April 14, 2014

Nothing like a big miniature auction to get one going...

If you watched the Bertolia Auctions you know what I mean... sigh, it was a barrage of antiques from the dollhouse books author and Washington D.C. collector Flora Gill Jacobs.

Meanwhile I looked through 3,000 items of Garden miniatures on ebay and here is what I would buy for my modern houses if I were home. Let me just point out there are lots of garden items made, from Fisher Price to China.

                        Offered by Shop Nana Finds  (not me)
Miniaturists are also so clever to capture the lates style.  
                  Offered by Melody Janes Doll Houses, England.

Fairy Gardens are in, oh I mean faerie gardens. Too twee for me, but really well done.
                                  Offered by fairyvillages.

 Cheers CM

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Frank Lloyd Wright: Fallingwater

This is a miniature model of FLW's Fallingwater House.
It can be found at the Carnagie Science Center in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

photo by Raunaq Gupta

I will be visiting this marvel soon...
Further updates: So my "Little Assistant" is attending Sunday School. She told us all about Joseph and Eve in the Garden with the snake...
Upon hearing the 10 Commandments she though you WERE supposed to covet your neighbor's house, and I can just tell you, I do! Especially if it is miniature.
We told her dressing older than your age is wrong, so that if she wants to wear sleeveless tube tops or higher heels she can't because that's committing adultery!
Having fun. CM

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

My latest miniature

New, new, new. What have I been up to latel? My Assistant's second little assistant. Cheers, CM

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Good News!

Some of you know a certain blogger from Canada who had chemo and surgery last year. Today her MRI came back and she is clean!
Yay! Here are our two alter egos celebrating! Colette and Daphne.
My buddy and I have had many experiences together, Napa, Paris and even driving my daughter the bride to her wedding ceremony!
She is a great pal and so much fun! Congrats! and I understand you are off to Norway now! Fantastique! CM

Sunday, July 14, 2013

I protest!

                      No Skittles for you, my son.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Reason to Celebrate!

We have reason to celebrate: go to  

For details of the conclusion of the Mysterious Maine Tynietoy Townhouse Mercantile Mismanagement 

I feel like Erin Brokovich and hope Helen Mirren plays me in the movie. ;)   

I also do not encourage children to drink but my sophisticated Little Assistant has been to restaurants in San Francisco where she has been asked if she wanted a "Shirley Temple". Not knowing who Shirley Temple was... Not caring for 7 up nor mariscino cherries this baby of the Foodie generation found it too sweet.

So coming from the 1950's myself in this mid century decor loving Mad Men watching world I created and am introducing as
founder the new Child proof cocktail:
The Katy Perry.

It consists of lemonade, ice cubes, and a dash of blue food coloring. (you may substitute blue berry juice or any thing blue but Curacao which contains alcohol.)
She chose to stir it, not shake it as we were using her Mother's seriously heavy crystal cocktail shaker.
I wetted the glass rim and tried to coat the edge with left over blue cookie decorating sprinkles but that just didn't fly.

So Cheers from California to Toronto for showing Auction Houses we will not be played. CM

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

My status

Well my Assistant is visiting the West Coast with her baby. So all mini houses are up high, or off limits.

Had to duct tape the side board shut in the Living Room. He is strong!

I had been complaining about a twisted ankle and My Assistant insisted we visit the Dr. I'm glad we did as I have two broken bones in my foot! I am in a boot and will be getting a cast for 6 weeks.

We made quite a parade going to the X ray Dept. with his stroller under my wheel chair. So No mini news for now, just an update on my mini breaks.  Cheers C