Vintage Radio Dollhouse Build

I see these all the time on F.B. Marketplace and always thought they were so beautiful. It was not though until I saw a miniature artist on Instagram redo a vintage radio did I feel like I could tackle this project. If you want to see the Instagram page that inspired me click this link. minutiae miniatures
After viewing lots of radios online and not seeing any in my area or in the price range I wanted. I finally came across this beauty for only $20. So I snapped it up know know if it would work or not.

When I got it home it had all the components still inside, I did take a picture but maybe I deleted it as it is no longer in any of my files. You can see though in the picture below some of the components still inside before taking them out. 
This was very dusty inside from all the many years of use. I ended up giving all the interior components away to someone who restores old radios so it went to good use. 
Taking the speaker section out of the bottom.
This is the idea I have for the front faced of the Radio Dollhouse. I have all the windows and door already and wanted to use up stock that I had. The roof will be made by using scraps and cardboard. I plan to put 3 floors into the back but time will tell if this happens. I would also love to put lighting into it as it has a fun switch on the side of the radio that would be fun to use. Not sure if my electrical skills are quite up to this task. 

All for now, I will be doing updates on my progress and also taking video to share on my YouTube.


It has been a while!

It has been a while since I posted on my website. I mostly have been posting on my Instagram account though not as often as I would like. 

I hope everyone is doing well, I am working on getting a shop website up and working. Just posting some pictures of product that I will have available for sale. 

Take care and God Bless,

Sometimes you need a little mini in your life.

 Some pictures of my past work, I hope everyone is well is has been a rather interesting year. I am now on Instagram if you want to follow me. 
Link below.

Long over due post. Going way back to 2019.

The Chicago 2019 Miniature Show. So sorry for my late post, real size life has taken over my life for a bit. I thought I would share a few of the photos my husband Dave took when we attended last year. I can not believe it is already 2020.

 I did a demo on making Top Hats from one of my kits. They are very easy and made entirely out of card stock. It was great fun so happy Dave was there too help me.

 My table at the show.

I wont be able to go to Chicago this year but who knows what the future holds. I loved meeting all my new miniature friends and a big thank you to everyone who came by too say hello. Thank you so much, Just a short post today. I did not get time too ask everyone in the photo there permission to post so if you are in the photo and did not want to be my apologies. Just email me and I can blur you out. 

I am working on some new items and hope to post soon about them.


Treasures from Chicago

Back from www.theminiatureshow in Chicago.
 We had a wonderful time meeting up with other Miniature Artists and Miniature enthusiasts.  I wanted to show the wonderful miniature treasures that I acquired in Chicago.
 This is a wonderful paper folder from Leger. I love the detail that my new camera can pick up. There work is unsurpassed in quality. I consider myself lucky to have some of there pieces. They are lovely people and such a pleasure to deal with.

 2 blue vases, I think I will put these in my Jane Austen inspired room.
 Valerie Casson 
I always love meeting up with Valerie at the show. She is the sweetest person and such a talented artist. I am astounded at the work Valerie makes. The ceramics are so lovely and detailed. 
 I love this french duck pitcher
 The teapot books are so whimsical, I felt drawn to this little piece. The lovely planter is a gift from Valerie, she is so sweet.
 The lovely flower display is by Christina O'Neill.  Cea's Garden Miniatures. I have been next to Christina each year at the show. She is such a fantastic artist and person. She gifted this too me and I feel very blessed to have such lovely friends in all parts of the world. 
 Always fantastic is Art of Mini. 
I love there kits and look forward to putting them together. Janny and her husband are so nice, what a talented artist she is.
Love this little doll, it is the first one I have purchased for my collection. Made by Ethel Hicks. She was not at the show and was thus represented by Swan House Miniatures.

Though I did not get very much this year, I am very pleased with my little treasures. 

Have a fantastic day!

The Miniature Show

The Miniature Show

I will once again see you in Chicago in late April at The Miniature Show. I am sure this year will turn out to be another amazing event. Last year was such fun with so many talented artists in attendance.  If you have not been The Miniature Show before I would highly recommend going if you are able. The show is held in the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg, Chicago, one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed in. Greg hosts lots of fun events and is a pleasure to deal with. 

I do a lot of shopping every year and come home with such treasures, but always forget to blog and take pictures about it.

I hope to have more pictures this year as we have treated our family to a new camera.  My son, who I mention in the post below, loves to do stop motion animation. The camera is suited to his use, my use and will also work for my husband's job. I am hoping it will improve the quality of my pictures.

I am looking forward to seeing, once again, all the lovey miniature enthusiasts that attend the event. 

You can see lots of pictures of items from Artists that will be attending the event on

 The Miniature Shows Facebook Page

I will be doing some demonstrations on: 

Making Miniature Boxes and Top Hats

Learn Simple Tips and effective tools to make the job easier when putting together box kits. 
Never made a Top Hat? It is super easy and fun to do with a simple cardboard kit and paint. The possibilities for customizing are endless. 

Top hat in above picture is made with cardboard and painted. So simple to make and would look fantastic in any miniature display. 
 I have lots of fantastic box kits that would suit many miniature scenes.  The are simple and fun to make. 

I will do my best to post some of the recent items I have been making in the next few weeks.  My own computer is back up and running so that is fantastic. Reno's on our house still in progress but I am feeling my miniature inspiration coming back and I am also looking forward to the gardening season and warmer weather coming.  Still working on doing a better job with home schooling, but on a bright note. My son who has struggled to make friends is now making some in his new school, though his is only going part-time. He had his first hang out, I have to call it that now since he is twelve and a play-date is for little kids I am told. lol

 So excited for him, and thankful!

Merry Christmas!

To all my Miniature friends in Blog Land, I wish you a very Magical Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.  In the words of Tiny Tim, God Bless you Everyone!

Enjoy your holidays and be safe!

New Items for Etsy Shop!

I am in the process of uploading and taking pictures of all the new box kits I had on display at the Miniature Show. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hi and do a little shopping. Wonderful weather to come home to, though right now its raining. lol No snow though which is fantastic! Keep watch over the next few weeks for lots of new stock coming to my Etsy shop.

Below picture of my stacking numbered box kits. All made with 110lb cardstock and super easy to make.

New Alice Boxes, available in both black and a colored version. 110lb cardstock.


Exciting News! for the first 150 people to subscribe to American Miniaturist Magazine you will receive an Extra Gift supplied by Looking Glass Miniature. For American Miniaturist your extra gift is 3 Vintage Letters tied together with silk ribbon. Perfect for any miniature room setting.

  If you are one of the first 200 people to subscribe to Dollhouse Miniatures Magazine, you will receive this french letter set supplied by Looking Glass Miniature. This set consists of 2 real french envelopes, 4 Invoices, 2 Picture Postcards double sided and 1 Picture. Fantastic quality and a beautiful addition to any desk or miniature setting.

These are both lovely magazines, treat yourself today to alot of Miniature fun!!!

Thank again, I hope everyone is having a lovely day!