They also have a big interest in cars.So we took them to a small nearby town that is home to the world's largest collection of running Edsel cars. Whoever would have thought that such a tiny town would have such an unexpected collection? I love any old stuff, so I enjoyed the cars too.
What else have I been up to? Fall house cleaning for one. We don't have air conditioning, so Spring cleaning is pretty uncomfortable. Part of that 'cleaning' involved taking stock of all our stuff. I think I've mentioned that we used to do doll and toy shows. We quit for years when the kids were growing up.We did a few doll shows in the last few years, but I have retired from shows again. It's just too hard to make a profit with the amazingly high cost of tables, and poor sales. The huge show we used to do is now a tiny show, which is going to kill it. I have been organizing all the stuff we have and trying to get rid of a lot of it. I have made several hauls to Goodwill, but there is still alot of stuff here! I have also actually pulled a bunch of stuff out of my personal collection and I'm letting it go. I just have too much stuff and no room for it. Having said that, I have bought some stuff lately!
But this stuff was so amazing!
I had been keeping an eye on a place here in town that always has some great stuff at their yard sales. The people there used to go to a lot of auctions and had a stall at an antique mall in a nearby town. Their place is where I made the amazing finds I told you about HERE and HERE. They always have some interesting stuff. It's also the same place I got the Ginny wanna be and Barbie patio set last year, which you saw HERE.Anyway, they had their tent up and had looked like they were getting ready for a sale for weeks.Finally they had it, and I stopped. I went through the loads of old sheet music and bought several for Ivy, and a 1947 "Night before Christmas" book.We had paid, and on my way to the van I remembered I was going to look at a bag a miniature houses. It was even better than just houses! It had these great cats in it!
|The lady is my favourite of the two. Love her dress.She needs a parasol. Maybe someday I'll make one for her.|
|The guy is pretty amazing too.Look at those whiskers.|
If anybody knows the artist I'd love to know.
And there was some really cool really tiny stuff in the bag too.
|You can tell how tiny this stuff is by comparing it to the cats in the big picture below.|
This barn and these tiny houses are 1/144 scale They're wonderfully made.
|Look at that tiny little saddle!|
|Unfortunately it has a broken roof.|
|I'd live in a real house like this one.|
|Uhh, except I'd want furniture.|
And of course the big one.
|Look at the little walkway.|
|All those tiny details.|
|There's a tree missing from this end.|
|Nice place, but it's unfurnished.|
|It's numbered and signed.|
I hadn't heard of Pat Russo, so I looked her up. I found a "Row Shops" that had recently sold for $350!
|This was in the bag too. I guess it's the original price sticker.|