A place to share ideas and thoughts about miniatures, scale models, architecture and display my collections of Tynietoy, Strombecker, Tootsietoy, Halls, Kage, Kilgore &; Arcade cast iron, and a few other antique miniature finds and projects.
I was able to purchase a few items from a miniature estate sale in Oklahoma City last weekend. The estate sale included items from two collectors who had recently passed away.
I found these striped porcelain dishes that I have in my 1970's house with my Hall's Lifetime Furniture Collection. You can see my Hall's collection by clicking HERE
I also purchased a few odds and ends at the sale including this wooden bowl, a crate of grapes and a Reutter Porcelain juicer and toast caddy and the dishes shown below.
I purchased these green dishes for my 1940's Strombecker house. It has a green kitchen.
There was a box that had these dishes and the silver punch bowl below - I will find a place for them somewhere!
crackers & cheese ? ( A fimo find at a garage sale)
I have quite a bit of red velvet Victorian furniture, but I hadn't seen these chairs before, so I purchased them along with this Bespaq table. I like the Lyre supports on the table- maybe in a music room?
I found these Gothic arched chairs at a local antique mall a while back. Not sure where I will use them, but I like all of the intricate detail.
I came across this light oak carved cabinet and decided it might go nicely with these other light oak pieces that I have had for many years.( see below)
These mahogany carved chairs and tables below with white Damask Taffeta upholstery, were also at a local antique mall and the Bespaq trunk was at a garage sale that our local miniature club hosted here in Tulsa last month.
I came across some Egyptian themed furniture at a local antique mall.
The pieces are: A statue of a seated Hathor Egyptian Mother Goddess with head dress A golden throne with a hieroglyphics A statue of a seated lion Royal Egyptian Black Cat with a golden necklace A black Anubis jackal statue
I posed the pieces with an antique camera for fun.
Now I need to find some hieroglyphic wallpaper or stickers?
I came across some wood letters at Michaels the other day that were on sale. I decided I could add another name to the logo wall in the miniature studio
You will notice that the letter "O" is a different color. Thus begins my story.
The "O" that came with the letters was not a circle it kind of looked more like a flat tire and I didn't really like it. I looked all over the metro area for some perfect 3-1/2" tall perfectly round circles. There was no such thing. I finally found some on Etsy. They were relatively inexpensive so I ordered them. They are made from mdf, but I figured that wouldn't matter since I was going to paint them anyway. They arrived and were about twice as thick as the wood letters that I had. So I went back to Michael's to purchase another set of wood letters to stack. I figured that I could stack the letter so that they would be the same thickness as the new "O"s. Of course they were all out of most of the letters that I needed. so I bought some different ones and chopped them up to make do. For example, I had to make the back of the "T"s our of "E"s by cutting off the bottom two 'crossbars' and adding a piece to the top. The seams don't really matter because it will be on the back of the letter.
Here is a the actual Tootsietoy logo on the bottom of a table. I have tried to make the logos somewhat relate to the original designs.
I decided to paint the Tootsietoy logo metallic silver since the furniture is that color under the paint. Here are a couple of photos of the logos on the wall in the studio.