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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Day to Think About It....

Look what I found on my front porch yesterday afternoon!

It was fun, because I ordered these from HBS a couple of weeks ago.  They sent me an e mail ad telling of a sale on House of Miniatures kits.

I like these kits because they can be bashed in a number of different ways.

HBS had five different kits on sale for the phenomenal price of $1.00 each.  I must have been one of the first people to order.  I ordered four of each of four kits and got them all.

 The next day on one of the forums, somebody said that they were all gone.

I paid, with shipping, $22.50 for all sixteen kits.  They will get used.  I usually find them at garage sales and the 22 st. Antique Mall.  The cheapest I ever found them for was $2.00 each.

My supply was pretty much gone.  Count me in as a happy camper.  The funny part was....I was reading e mail yesterday afternoon and found a letter from HBS saying they had been delivered!  I never heard the door bell ring.(Fed Ex)

I went and looked and sure enough, the box was sitting out in the open on the porch, where anybody could have picked it up.
 As for the thinking about it in the title, I am having Wednesday Witches Mini meeting here today, so I don't think that I am going to get much done.

So I pulled out some of the trim pieces that I have and stuck them up against the booth.

So far, I either like putting plain basswood on the front and carving designs on it or painting on the wood that is there.

I like the rope stuff.  I have had it for a very long time....I never can bring myself to use it.  It just seems a bit heavy and out of scale.

The stuff I have on the edge of the roof looks like something that you would find on a Swiss Chalet. 

So....I am going to think about it for the rest of the day whilst I cook.

See you tomorrow.


Miniature Treasures said...

Hi Casey, what a bargain that was! i look forward to seeing them built up :) Tony.

Linda said...

I did the same thing when I saw that email - grabbed up as many of each that I could. :-D I have a collection of these now and can't wait to put them to use!

Fabiola said...

I like your purchases. I'm curious to see more.
Kiss Faby

Blake said...

Wow! Great job on that! I can't wait to see what you do with all those kits! Great steal! :D

Eliza said...

Wow! Great buy!
I'm sure you've already considered this, but what about using the filigree pieces from a fan(the way you did on the Russian/Spring Fling project)to fake the carving?

Troy said...

wow, great price on the kits! Cant wait to see what you do with them.

Sonja said...

Wow Casey what a great bargain! I am nosy what you do with the kits.
Hug from Germany

Claudia said...

I'd love to see what you do with these. I have a couple myself and haven't done anything with them yet!


Caseymini said...

Eliza,I did consider the fans, but I didn't like them because they blades are tapered and don't look right on the non tapered beams.

I have used several of the house of miniature kits here and there on the blog.....Somewhere under the label furniture...I hope...

Caseymini said...

I looked them up. From April 10 of last year to the middle of May I bashed several of the HoM kits.Go there if you want to see what I did with some of them.

mcddiss said...

menuda suerte que has tenido al conseguir ese lote de muebles por ese precio, seguro que ya estas pensando donde poner al menos unos cuantos
espero que la reunion de minis haya ido bien