Friday, November 11, 2011

What I Bought at the Show

I reported on my experience of the NW Dollhouse and Miniature show in my most recent post. Now I'll show you some of the things I bought! Some, however, must remain a surprise, as they will be part of my next blog giveaway! tee hee! :-)

I'll start with the sewing room. I bought a darling Victorian sewing pattern and a roll of mini ribbon from Dragonfly International. I adore them!


I also bought the trunk, which is leaning against the wall. As a child, when this house was built for me by my dad, I planned for this room to be an attic. Later, as an adult, I decided to make it a sewing room. Now it's a combination of the two! Newly resting on top of the trunk is a pattern ready to be cut from blue gingham (purchased from Sue's Little Things). Drora's scissors are ready to do the job:


Next comes the dollhouse study's bookcase. Look at all of the Buddhas and other Asian statues! Sans! gave me the one on the top left, and the rest, including the sampan on the bottom shelf, came from L and B Miniatures. Now we know that the residents of this dollhouse are real lovers of Asian art and culture!


Next, I bought some toiletries (the bottles) from L and B Miniatures and Victorian perfumes (the boxes) from Sue's Little Things:


And here's a Victorian-style basket from Sue's Little Things. Isn't it just like a kitty to lay down in something this cozy? ;-) The basket looks sweet with Klara's mini suitcase, purse, and shoes.


The man of the house needed his own toiletries (boxes from Sue's Little Things), so here they are in the medicine cabinet (which I haven't hung yet) that I purchased from Dot's Doll House.


Finally, here's the kitchen. In my most recent post, you saw the tiny brass candle holders and candles I bought. Now here are a few more sweet purchases for the kitchen. I love the vintage box of Borax,


the jar of cherries,


and the mini Bell's Seasoning box, all from Sue's Little Things.


As I said, the NW Dollhouse and Miniature Show was the most fun EVER! Thanks for taking a look at the photos of my purchases. All of the things I bought are really helping to complete the mood of my house. I can't wait to finish the miniature kits I bought from Dragonfly International. They will help to put some more finishing touches on Dad's Dollhouse! Until next time.... xoxo Jennifer

52 comments:

  1. oooh Jen where do I begin with this post!!
    Im gobsmacked at those amazing mini goodies you bought, I wish I could visit these little rooms myself, what fun would be had indeed!
    Im going to get my mum to check out that little sewing room it is truly amazing, I adore that little spool of ribbon you bought I could look at it all day!!
    I need to have another look at these pics!
    well done
    Kate xx

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  2. Hello Jennifer. Wow you got some wonderful buys. I love them all and they are perfect in your house. I love all your little Buddhas you have a great collection. Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog. They mean a lot to me. I am happy to have a friend like you.
    Hugs Maria

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  3. Your purchases are super. I love everything. I can imagine the feeling, like a small child in a candy shop. Enjoy all these treasures. I am sure the dollhouse your father built for you will be fantastic.
    Hugs

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  4. Oh how cute little miniatures! They look great :)

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  5. How many beautiful miniatures! I loved all the items of your purchase, they will be beautiful in the dollhouse.
    Hugs

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  6. Ooooooh, so many wonderful pictures of dollhouse details, Jen. Love them all!

    I have also read about how you were gifted with a whole box of little Buddhas. And those pieces that you have displayed are very fine examples.

    I love your plushies Jen but I also enjoy very much your posts on your Dad's Dollhouse :). I hope to see more.

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  7. Hi Jennifer! wonderful purchase! I love everything but especially the mini ribbon is cute. Hugs!!

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  8. Great purchases! Can't wait to see your kits.

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  9. The things do you bought all very lovely. Especially the mini ribbon I love. Hugs from Craftland

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  10. Jennifer, I love all of the items that you bought! The buddha collection is so wonderful and I really love the tiny elephant! The bookcase looks wonderful with your collection on display. I went to a show in October and bought some new mini's and haven't even had the time to post yet. I met Debbie too at the San Jose show in a workshop she had. She does have some wonderful things for sale!!!! Loved all of your pictures!!!

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  11. I attended the show in Portland too. Also bought a few items from Dragonfly and was really pleased with them. You found some great things and I love seeing them in your dollhouse. (I love that your dad made your dollhouse for you and you still have it! Such a special treasure.)
    (In real life I have a collection of Buddhas and other religious icons. Love your collection of minis!)

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  12. Thank you, Kate! What sweet things you said! So far, the sewing room is my favorite too, along with the kitchen. Those two are closest to being finished. I love Dragonfly International's spool of ribbon too (and the pattern)! I could look at them all day too! :-) Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I appreciate them so much! :-)

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  13. Hi Maria! We are both very lucky! :-D Thank you for your sweet and supportive comment--glad you like the Buddhas and other things! :-)

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  14. Thank you so much, Drora! Between these new purchases and your lovely sewing kit, my sewing room is really falling into place! :-) Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment too! :-)

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  15. Beautiful purchases!
    In France there aren't many shows and SIMP is the most interesting with many tables and people from all over the world. I live only 120 kms from Paris so it is easy for me to go there, no need of accomodation. I would love to go to the Arnhem show, to Spain and England but it would be too expensive for me at the moment.
    Geneviève

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  16. Thank you, Aquila! It is great to hear from you! :-)

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  17. Thank you, Fabiola! Good to hear from you! :-)

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  18. Thank you, The Old Maid! That is very kind of you! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! :-)

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  19. Thank you, Eliana! That is very sweet of you! It definitely feels like Dad's Dollhouse is starting to take shape, especially after making these purchases! So good to hear from you! :-)

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  20. Thank you, Sans! I'm glad you like the photos of dollhouse details--those are really fun to do! There will definitely be more of both--my mini story vignettes and the dollhouse details. So glad you could see the whole story about the Buddhas--when it rains, it pours, eh?! :-)

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  21. Hi Amary! It is really nice to hear from you! You like the ribbon too, eh? It is very popular! ;-) Thank you for your sweet comment! :-)

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  22. Hi Victoria! It is so nice to hear from you. Yes, good idea! I will show the kits (finished, of course) soon! Thank you for leaving a comment! :-)

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  23. Hi Craftland! Isn't the mini ribbon fun? Thank you so much for leaving a sweet comment (as usual!). I appreciate it very much! :-)

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  24. Thank you so much, Patty! What a fun comment! Isn't that tiny elephant cute? Thank you about the shelf looking good. It was a dollar store shelf that I bought at a thrift store for ten cents! It usually isn't visible straight-on, since it's on a side wall, so I think it looks OK. But the Asian art really perks it up! ;-) Yes, I love the things that Debbie has at Dragonfly International. It sounds like the show in San Jose must have been really fun! I look forward to seeing your minis from that show soon too! :-)

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  25. Hi Angela! Great to hear from you! Thank you very much! Sounds like we have a few things in common. Maybe we should meet for tea some time. :-) Yes, I'm so glad I have Dad's Dollhouse after all these years. I remember him making it for me and picking out wallpaper from our own house. I was probably 10 at the time, so it is over 30 years old. :-)

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  26. Hi Genevieve! Thank you! Oh, that's very interesting about the shows in France. Oh, how fantastic about your location from Paris--that is perfect! You can spend your money on minis instead of on a place to sleep--yay! :-) Thank you for filling me in on the scoop! :-)

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  27. Thanks for your big compliment on my blog. I love the mini's you bought, did you notice we have the same sewing machine?
    Nice weekend
    Maria

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  28. Jennifer what beautiful purchase. I love everything but especially the little kitten in the basket, it looks so sweet, and I love cats !!
    I think your Dad's Dollhouse really becomes very cozy already.
    I can't wait to see more, and you make me very curious about the mini's for the next giveaway :)

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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  29. Hi Maria! Great to hear from you! No, I hadn't noticed that. I'll have to look again! Thanks for leaving a sweet comment! :-)

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  30. Oh, thank you, Mieke! I have a cat in each room of the dollhouse! :-) Thank you for saying that you think the dollhouse is getting cozy already. I look forward to having the curtains finished and a front door on it. Then I'll be ready to jump into my shabby chic cottage project! I think you will like the prizes in the upcoming giveaway, Mieke! :-) Thanks again for your sweet comment! :-)

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  31. Wow, so many fantastic additions for your gorgeous scenes... great purchases!

    Greetings
    Birgit

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  32. Thank you, Birgit! That is very kind of you to say! :-)

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  33. Jenni compraste muchas cosas y además has pasado un buen rato, contenta y admirando.
    Tus adquisiciones son fabulosas, pero la forma en que las muestras también
    Un abrazo

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  34. Hola Rosamargarita! Thank you so very much! You like what I bought AND the way I showed them! Thank you--I appreciate your thoughts so much! :-)You are always so positive and loving! You are a blessing in my life! :-)

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  35. Enjoy - all of your purchases are great!
    :)

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  36. Me encantan tus compras, son una verdadera maravilla.
    Me laegro de que lo hayas pasado bien.
    besitos ascension

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  37. Hola Ascension! Great to hear from you! Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words! :-)

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  38. Hi Afrika! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! :-)

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  39. So many cuties! You had a great shopping trip. The cherry jar is sooo irresistible.
    hugs,
    Caroline

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  40. Hola Jennifer, he estado viendo tu blog y me han gustado mucho tus miniaturas. Las dos casitas son preciosas, Ya tienes una seguidora más, me encantará ver tus progresos.

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  41. Hola Jennifer!!! Gracias por el comentario en mi blog. Yo tampoco te conocia, pero me quedo en este blog tan maravilloso que tienes. Unas compras estupendas, ademas del rato tan agradable que se pasa comprando ¿verdad?. Yo ahora voy a poner las compras en el mio de la feria ayer. Un beso.

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  42. Hi Caroline! It's great to hear from you! Oh yes, the jar of cherries--isn't it, though?! <3 Thank you for your nice comment. :-)

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  43. Hi Sionchi! Thank you for becoming a friend of Plushpussycat and for your lovely comment! I hope to hear from you again soon! :-)

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  44. Hola Beatriz! It is so good to hear from you! Thank you for becoming a friend of Plushpussycat and for your sweet comment. I look forward to seeing what you bought at the fair on your blog too! :-)

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  45. Hi Jennifer!
    I'm so glad about Your lovely comment in my blog. Yuo are very wellcome to visit again.
    I enjoy in Your blog too, see You soon <3

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  46. Hi Hilsu! Thank you for becoming a friend of Plushpussycat! And thank you for your lovely comment! See you soon! :-)

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