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Thursday, October 6, 2016

If Tessie Is Happy...

Everybody's Happy! 

I went over to the mini  museum this morning to pay my membership fee.  I have not been a member since last Christmas... Real life interrupted.  Now that everything is pretty much back to normal, I renewed our membership.

There was a method to my madness.  With membership, you get four free passes... And this year, free entry to the annual mini show and sale.

It is being held at the Mini Time Machine this year. The admission is $7.00.  If you are a member of the museum, the admission is waved.

While I was there, I picked up Tessie a couple of new pets.  Bunnies.  I probably won't hear a peep out of her for the rest of the day. Lots of cooing though.

While I was there, I bought some post cards.  I didn't have my camera with me.  So you get what I could find in the way of photos.

This is the center hall of the museum.  At the four points of the compass there are different halls that you can go into to look at the different displays... The first one is the entryway.  Then there is the section that is all antiques.  That's where most of my work is.  The second is modern minis... I have a couple of things in there. 

This one is my favorite.  It is all fantasy.  This tree is from floor to ceiling and has mini rooms here and there all around the trunk.  I wish that they had taken a photo of the other side.  That side has a large knothole in it and there is a fairy that comes out and flutters around every so often. 

The whole room is fantasy and make believe. I have several witches in this room and a couple of fairies that I made.

You have seen this one before. This is one of the oldest houses in the museum.  I worked on it for about a year.  I told about it somewhere else on the blog. 

That was before the museum was even built. It was painted with seven or eight layers of various kinds of paint that had to be stripped off.  One at a time. Not a lot of fun to do, but after it was done, it is one of the most beautiful in the museum... The date on it is 1775.  It is older than America!

Anyway, I got to go wander around for a while this morning.  It is kind of like visiting old friends.  I am happy to be back in the real world, once again.

See you tomorrow.


Giac said...

Hello Casey,
Those post cards are gorgeous, but I am in love with those bunnies...lucky Tessie.
Big hug

Veronique Blommaart said...

Lucky Tessie! I love the bunnies! I've got one in the kitchen stalking the carrots 😉

Julie Wickham said...

Hi Casey
Every time you mention the mini museum I am surprised. .. I'm just amazed that there is a museum dedicated to minis in your city. That is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing the photos!
Those bunnies are gorgeous. 😊
Just so you know. .. I read your blog all the time but don't often comment. I do love following your mini and other exploits, not to mention the exploits of Tessie and 'family'! ! love reading about Tucson and often google the places you mention.
Is all wonderful.
Cheers, Julie