Tonight a group of the Bay area mini modern enthusiasts met in San Francisco. We met in North Beach at the Cafe Greco. Yummy coffee drinks, pannini sandwiches and great people watching.
What a good time! It is so interesting to talk to others who share your interests yet each if us has a different approach or kind of collection or project we are working on.
Mini Dork brought pieces by Paul MacAlister she has been blogging about see: http://modernminihouses.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-04-23T09%3A36%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=20 and Maryann Roy's 1/12 scale pieces. That is a Paris Renfroe bed (white right back) for comparison of scale. It was so great to be able see them in person.
Another major topic was storage. How to, what works with what scale, etc. Below is a picture of sharing pictures and articles.
Personally I think we might be called "the Ichabod Crane group" as everyone wishes to remain headless...
We had so much fun talking. AND there were treats! Mini2be brought my all time favorite cultural icon needed in every one of my scenes. A Starbucks mug!
Modern MC brought the black plastic grid and it included a white pannel too, so useful for making walls Thank you!
Mini Dork made this planter in a plastic vase with tiny rocks! So realistic and she made the little lucite cube sculpture. I plan to use them in my I house I am starting.
I took wood and fabric samples from my daughter's design company in D.C. that were being thrown out. When my daughter asked if she could have them her boss asked suspiciously why? He suspected industrial espionage and she said , "Well... you see my Mom and her friends like little dolls and these would make great rugs, and they like making little chairs..."
So she got to keep them.
It was so much fun and now my head is buzzing with questions I wished I'd asked!
Thank you Modern Mini for starting the ball rolling and everyone who came! Hope to see you soon. CM