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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mine! All Mine!!!

The Tucson Miniature Show was today(and Tomorrow).  They have changed the name of the club, since I used to belong.  It is now Southern Arizona Miniature Entheuists.

I spent a couple of hours and a few bucks...OK and a few more bucks...And more.

Spike was the recipient of a new, hand crocheted doggy ball.  And a couple of new friends...One is an English bulldog puppy...Of course tradition demands that he be named "Winston".  And the girly one will be(according to Tessie), Matilda....Don't ask me why...It was her choice.

The same lady that did the doggy ball also did some doilies.  I have purchased from her before.

Her name is Laurie Miller Landa.   She is an IGMA Artisan and her work is wonderful. I crochet that small, but it would take me ten times longer to do it than it does her.  Her prices are very reasonable for the time it takes to do it.
Debbie Laue of Dragonfly International had loads of Bespaq furniture and I splurged on that.

That was priced lower than a lot of other places that carry it.

They won't all be used in the same setting.  Tessie spotted those.  Immediately invited Matilda to sit on the sofa.  I think that Tessie likes her because she does what she's told.  Unlike Spike.

The two slabs of stone were on another table.  They will either be table tops or jewelry.  Still to be determined...

Actually, this photo should be first.  I always make a B line for the club garage sale table.  If you get there early, there are lots of goodies to be had. 

The wardrobe at the back was priced at a dollar, as was the kit for the director's chair.  Now Tessie has two of those.  Just what she needs... Now she won't have to zap her director's chair as much.

The two splits of tan leather were 1.50 each.  One of the other tables was selling the same thing for 7.00!  The silk was 50 cents.  Not bad for a few minutes digging.

Anyway, a good time was had by all.  Even the ones that stayed home and grabbed when I got out of the car.  I am off to make plans for some of the pieces now....

See you tomorrow.


Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. I was wondering where you were today. It looks like you had a good time at the show. I like the wardrobe and the Bespaq furniture.
I will be watching closely to see where you use them.

Caseymini said...

Phyllisa, who knows where they will land? I will have to think about it while I electrify the crooked cottage.

Sarah K. said...

What a lot of great finds! Your new dog friends are wonderful. I hope they settle it nicely. I haven't made it to a mini show in forever, they are some of my favorite shopping. Just seeing all the incredible little things for sale is worth going.

Deni said...

Oh Sounds like you had a marvelous time and what goodies, the Bespaq furniture is darling I love that but is way too expensive here to buy! never mind I can stand back and admire!

Caseymini said...

Sarah, Spike will take care of the settling in. He will keep them in line!

Deni, I am not sure how Debbie does it, but a lot of her Bespaq is very close to wholesale. I usually pass it up because of that, but the prices were so good that I bought.

Caseymini said...

Deni, I should have said, because of the high price. Sorry. I just got up. It's only 5:30am. Need coffee.

Deni said...

No matter what price really if you love it, its beautiful isn't it!
I have 1 piece in my Penelopes Millinery that my soninlaw gave me, it is the dresser with mirror!

A Bespaq "Portia" Dining Chair is AUD$25.99 each
The Bespaq Royal Nursery Suite Limited Edition 2013 is AUD$350.00
The Bespaq Desk Wall Display with chair is AUD $270.00
A little out of my price range!

Steinworks said...

what a haul, Now I know where to go for high quality low cost furniture :)

Rachel Matteson said...

I have been in that show and I was so amazed at the minis the have displayed. I never thought a mini could be so detailed like that. It only increased my curiosity. :)