I found the *coolest* thing today at Bo-mar Hall Antiques in Wells, ME. I took my parents there today, as they are visiting from PA this week. My dad loves trains and they have a ton of train stuff. My mom has varied interests and she found lots of things to look at and buy. Well I was walking through the store with Jason and we turned the corner and saw this:
Yes, a 1:12 scale general store. It looks handmade and one-of-a-kind. It's also very solidly built. And get this...according to the tag, it was 45 dollars. At that price, it was a steal, right??? Well when Jason and I carried it to the front to buy it, it cost 33.08 w/tax, because it was on sale!!!!
I know, right?
So now it's sitting in my living room, waiting for a place to live, and to be cleaned and touched up. :) Here are some more pics:
As you can see, the front panel comes off, and Jason said he could put it on hinges. I want to take out the paper on the second floor. I am not sure if I will repaper it or just paint/stain it. We'll see what it says to me. :) This is going to be such an exciting project! I might put a lot of the stuff from the "Chic Boutique" in here to fill up the shelves.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I've been downright deadbeat on posting about the lovely item I won from Dale of Dale's Dreams.
She had a raffle to celebrate having 50 followers, and I won! I was able to choose any pillow from her etsy shop and she sent it so quickly, I feel awful about taking so long to post!
I'll blame it on my day job, because, well, that's exactly why I haven't been posting or mini-ing much lately, for that matter. That, and I couldn't find my camera card for a couple days...yikes!
I will be back once I get a lull in the schedule of experiments, conferences (going to Oregon this month!), and the start of a new semester. If I know how my schedule works, I know there will be some downtime in there somewhere, where I can relax and work on minis. So don't give up on me yet! :)
Enough about me! Look at the pretty:
Thank you, Dale! :) I am thinking about having a contest soon...but I have to make something first...hmmmm. :)