Historic Style in Miniature

I love this one. Note the tubes of paints, paint brushes and tiny paintings.

I love this one. Note the tubes of paints, paint brushes and tiny paintings.

A couple of weeks ago I attended a miniatures show put on by the Miniature Enthusiasts of Edmonton. Every year they hold a show and sale of miniature furniture, accessories, landscape products and more. They are a very active club, meeting twice a month, once for a meeting and the other for a workshop.

Look at the games being played in this living room!

Look at the games being played in this living room!

My sister attended with me and she was amazed at the plethora of products and imagination shown in the construction of some of the rooms. The scale of everything in these rooms is 1/4 inch = 1 foot, so you can imagine how small some of these objects are.

A fabric store. This was created in a square box, thus easy to store.

A fabric store. This was created in a square box, thus easy to store.

I’ve attended at least a half-dozen of these shows and I’ve enjoyed every one. This next photo is of an attic in disarray. Stuff everywhere – just like a real attic!

An attic in disarray

An attic in disarray

Several years ago I purchased wood products and hardware to build my own rooms and bought furniture and accessories to furnish them. Since then, most of my purchases, unfortunately, have been stored away, unused. I did take some out when I purchased some shadow boxes since these can be hung on a wall without taking up precious table top space.

A Louis XV Vignette with Rococo "bombe" chest and French side chair.

A Louis XV Vignette with Rococo “bombe” chest and French side chair.

You can also place shadow boxes like these into shallow bookcases.

A Victorian parlour

A Victorian parlour

There are many men who get involved in this pastime. Some like to build the furniture and electric light fixtures (yes, that’s right) while others use the products to create and decorate model train displays. So, if you ever get a chance to attend such a show, do it! You’ll be glad you did.

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