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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Simple Gifts

This summer has not left me with much time for miniatures.  I received an email not too long ago from a local resident who had discovered my blog.  She had a collection of architectural items that she had purchased in hopes of building a dollhouse, but had since decided to purchase a pre-finished one instead.  I promised to do something great with the gift.  Here are some of the highlights. - Thanks Nancy!

 On another topic - I thought I would show this house that I picked up on Craigslist a while back.  It is a Dylan Dollhouse by Brinca dada.  I was kind of surprised to find one of these for sale in Tulsa Oklahoma!  Right now it is home to a few of my modern chairs from my Willitts collection.

See my Willitts chair collection click HERE

In effort to make some more progress on the studio, I have unpacked a few more boxes.  Mainly accessories - pots, pans, dishes and vases.  I laid some out here in front of the Crescent Moon Cottage to try and figure out where and what to display.  

 The Crescent Moon Cottage is currently home to my Tynietoy Collection.

 I also have been contemplating dividing up the attic into rooms.  I think I can fit 3 rooms comfortably- a bathroom, a game room and a bedroom. I found some scrapbook paper that will work for the bathroom floor.

I picked up the cardboard bookcase at an estate sale a while back.  I did some research and found out it was an old candy box from Germany.  I was shocked to see a few of them for sale for several hundred dollars apiece!  ( I paid $2)

The old beer steins actually came with this house when I won it at auction several years ago.  I have been trying to find a good way to display them in the house somewhere. A game room or "man cave" may be just the place?

To see more photos of the Crescent Moon Cottage click HERE


  1. How lovely of Nancy to pass on the items. I'm sure you will make something great from them. How fabulous to find a Dylan house on Craiglist. Lookinf forward to seeing what you do with it =0)

  2. Hello Troy,
    What a great gift! They are great elements! The house you found is just lovely and the cottage is terrific. You have such an amazing collection.
    On my last post I completely forgot to answer your question about the ceiling in the Breakfast room. I did not cast the pieces myself, they were given to me. They are made from a hard plastic material. I have never tried casting myself...not yet anyway.
    Big hug,

  3. Ok it is time to move to Oklahoma! The neighbors give great gifts and craigslist is what' happening! LOL I love all of your stuff. You just inspired me to get myself in my studio and put in some mini time. Thanks for the share!

  4. Hello Troy!
    Great architectural items, and love the Brinca dada house! You have an impressive collection of vintage minis.
    Warm regards from Ray

  5. You have got the coolest stuff, Troy! I especially love your Tynietoy collection.

  6. Hello, I am your newest follower. Lucky you to get such nice pieces from Nancy. I like your cottage and all the minis inside I will be checking out your other posts soon!
    Have a great week,