Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Dollhouse Miniature Purchases and Gifts in San Francisco

Hi Everyone! You remember my recent trip to San Francisco to see Maria of Pretty Things Ireland blog? I showed you some snapshots from our wonderful time together. Now I'll show what I bought and the precious gifts I received from Maria. First, I bought one of these items at The Hobby Company of San Francisco. Can you guess which item I bought there?

If you guessed the miniature chocolate pudding in the parfait glass, you were right! Here's everything I bought that day. The mass on the left is a pile of rubber black bats, just in time for Halloween. The beads on the right are for making miniature cake stands. I didn't buy much, did I?

On the other hand, Maria gave me so many precious gifts that I think my bag was bulkier than when I left my house that morning loaded with food for my trip! First, Maria had Irish chocolate for me:

I have a bunch of food allergies, and I really shouldn't have, but I ended up eating a lot of this chocolate and sharing just a little with friends. So naughty of me, but it was so good! Really yummy chocolate, Maria! Thank you very much! ;-)

Next, Maria gave me a gorgeous special Irish handmade glass guardian angel in a beautiful fabric-lined box. I'll treasure it always, Maria! Thank you again for your sweetness!

Finally, Maria made me so many beautiful dollhouse miniatures. Not only these,

but these too:

I was and am so overwhelmed with Maria's sweetness, thoughtfulness, and generosity. Now I'll have all of these treasures (minus the yummy chocolate!) to remind me of our special day together in San Francisco. I hope I have the chance to meet many more of you, my dear blog friends, in the future. If you're half as nice as Maria, we'll have a sweet time together. :-) Until then, keep having fun! xoxo Jennifer


  1. oh wow what a lot of amazing tiny things! i am jealous!! I especially love the miniature honey and strawberries!

  2. What a lot of beautiful gifts Jennifer & what a treasure Maria herself is! So glad to hear you both had such a lovely time! x

  3. Wonderful gifts, Jennifer! Wonderful memories!

  4. Hi Jennifer, your gifts from Maria are so cute. I love the lamp so much.
    You have a chance to meet me, I'm from Friday till next week in Stockholm, Sweden. You are there, too? ;))) We can visit together "crazy4minis"! It is a wonderful dream, I know.
    Have a good time, until I get back.
    Hugs from Craftland

  5. Maria es maravillosa, como lo eres tú, que regalos y que compras tan hermosas, adoro ese ángel...
    Un abrazo
    GRACIAS por no tener palabra de verificación

  6. I love looking at all your new acquisitions. Maria's gifts are so sweet. I'm looking forward to seeing how you use all this new mini treasure in your dollhouses.

  7. Hi Jennifer! Quickly looking through the blogs yesterday...i nearly fell off my chair when i saw your meeting with Maria!! How wonderful that you could arrange such a meeting!Who would have imagined that all these wonderful friendships would be made through blogs!!! Beautiful gifts...and wonderful memories!!!! :)
    Many greetings, anne

  8. Hello Jennifer!Maria e' bravissima come lo sei tu!L'angioletto e' bellissimo come tutte le altre miiature!un abbraccio!

  9. Un relagos y compras muy chulas. Felicidades.

  10. hermosas compras y regalos ....

  11. Hello, Jennifer!
    Everything you bought is so cute!!!
    And the gifts you received from Maria are wonderful things!!!
    You and Maria are so lucky to meet each other!

  12. Wow Jennifer, a lovely meeting with Maria, lucky girls :D! So many and wonderful gifts, enjoy it!
    Hugs, Ilona

  13. Bellissime miniature!!! Un regalo fantastico ..!!!

  14. unas compras muy buenas y los regalos geniales , pero seguro que la experiencia de conoceros fue lo mejor



  15. Hi Jennifer, what a beautiful post !
    You bought lovely mini's,I like the chocolate pudding :)
    Maria really spoiled you with all of her fantastic gifts, enjoy them all, they will always remind you off the wunderful time you had with Maria.

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  16. Fantastic miniatures! Lucky you Jennifer! Enjoy them and I am waiting to see them in your beautiful houses!:)

  17. Es todo fantástico, tanto lo comprado como lo regalado. Enhorabuena.

  18. What a lovely post Jennifer!!!
    I love all those wonderful gifts from Maria. It's so amazing that you got the chance to meet one another and that you had such a special time together!!
    The little chocolate pudding you bought is gorgeous and I'm excited to see those bats in a mini halloween scene :0)
    It's always such a pleasure to read your wonderful posts!!
    Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

  19. Hi Jenn! What beautiful miniatures you bought! The gifts from Maria are fantastic. I'm glad you could spend time together. I loved the photos of travel. :)

  20. Ich sehe, Eurer Treffen hat viel Spaß gemacht. Es ist immer schön, wenn wir im Blog dabei sein dürfen. Vielen Dank für die schönen Fotos... und der Einkauf ist auch gelungen. Wirklich tolle Minis.

    Schicke ganz liebe Grüße an Dich mit über den großen Teich

    PuNo / Monika

  21. Que bonitas compras y regalos!!! Quien se resiste a un rico chocolate...

  22. Thank you Jennifer for the lovely post. I am very happy that you liked my gifts. Meeting you was the best gift of all. Cheers to many more meeting between Friends :)
    Hugs Maria

  23. Hello Jennifer,
    HJow wonderful. I'm so happy you both had a great time and got spoiled. Those are all such beautiful pieces and will be perfect in your miniature settings. the angel is just marvellous.
    Big hug,

  24. Hello
    Congratulations on all your great gifts, you're lucky to have met Maria, it will be interesting to see where you want to place all your good stuff.

  25. Your purchases and gifts are wonderful! I'm curious to see where you put them.
    Kiss Faby

  26. Beautiful gifts from Maria and beautiful purchases! I hope one day
    I'll have the chance to meet you, but this will have to be here in Israel since I've already travelled the USA coast to coast.
    Hugs, Drora

  27. Wow, you've been spoiled rotten - so many gorgeous gifts! But not surprising at all because we all know how lovely and generous Maria is... Fantastic purchases - and I really admire you for listening to the voice of reason... *grin*


  28. Hi Jennifer! :)
    Wonderful photos!
    Love the miniature chocolate pudding!
    And the miniature Table Setting looks so adorable!
    ..So many wonderful gifts! Are those tiny birds made of glass? they are so cute!

    1. Hi Kikka! Those tiny birds are ceramic beads. So sorry it took me over two years to reply. I just noticed it now. Yikes! :-( xo Jennifer

  29. ¡Que regalos mas lindos! Y que compras tan alegra que disfrutases de la compañia de Maria, seguro que fue un dia estupendo. Un beso

  30. Felicidades por las compras y los regalos.

    Besos, Narán

  31. Preciosas minis las que has comprado Jennifer y los regalos de María verdaderos tesoros...que pinta tienen esos chocolates, comprendo que te los hayas comido jajaj.
    Sois muy afortunadas las dos, por tener la oportunidad de conoceros y por supuesto yo espero que algun día tenga esa oportunidad.
    Mil besos...Julia.

  32. Felicidades por tan preciosa compras y felicidades por tan lindos regalos!!!
    Besitooos y feliz fin de semana.

  33. They are all wonderful treasures!

    What a great trip! :)


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