Monday, April 1, 2013

It's a date

 Hubby and I had a beautiful sunny (but cold) day for our trip to Frankenmuth. We had so much fun exploring the shops and eating lunch at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. The miniature shop at Rau's Country Store is awesome. I could have emptied my checking account, lol, but I restrained myself. I found the little boy, fan, and muffin tin in the clearance aisle. I don't get Miniature Collector so even a year old issue was a welcome find. The greenery is holly leaves in a garland and I got a few pieces of mini wood to replace stock I've used.
 The fan is moving air in the boarding house living room. Too bad it doesn't move the dust, too. Looks like I need to give Harriet a hand with the house cleaning again. There's dust everywhere!
 George's nephew, Davey, has come to visit. Davey loves Davy Crockett and wears his coonskin cap wherever he goes. Today his mom even let him wear his fringed cowboy shirt! (Davey was on clearance for $2.97. I couldn't leave him.;-) )
We spent quite a bit of time at Bead Haven, too. (I have a wonderfully patient husband.) I found cute little teapots in both metal and glass and some jewelry findings for use in making minis. The elephant bead looks a bit like an ivory elephant. He will probably end up in one of the Victorian houses.

DH found some Marine Corp. mementos and we got fudge and an interesting bottle of wine to try. All in all, it was a perfect date. :-)

8 comments:

Wendy Riggins said...

Davy and the teapots are cute! great finds.

Lucille said...

Sounds like my kind of day. If only there was a miniature store around here!

April Dunlap said...

What a wonderful date! You do have a patient hubby.
Question for you: my 12 year old daughter is working on a Little House mini house...do you have suggestions on where she could acquire(affordable for a 12yo)dolls to people her house? We need Ma, Pa, Carrie, Laura, and Mary. Lol.
ANY help you could send my way would be SO welcome! :)
~april

Steinworks said...

you have a great hubby, mine would probably have left me at the store (jk)


Fabiola said...

I like the teapots and the elephant.
Greetings, Faby

Drora's minimundo said...

Nice finds! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Drora

MiniMaker said...

Love the fan! It's perfect for your boarding house!

De said...

Thanks all! Lucille, we had to drive 3 hours to get to the mini store. Luckily there are lots of other things to do there, too.

April, at 12 I think your daughter is ready to make her own dolls. My first dollhouse dolls had pipe cleaner bodies and wooden bead heads. I wrapped the pipe cleaner "skeletons" with gauze to pad the abdominal area and covered the arms and legs with shoe laces (the kind that are hollow). The beads and shoelace limbs were painted with flesh toned acrylic paint. Once dry, draw simple faces on the bead heads and make simple clothing with fabric scraps. Hair can be made with yarn, embroidery floss, or actual doll hair. Shoes can be made with felt or leather scraps. Use smaller beads for children's heads. Email me or leave a comment if you need more details or if something doesn't make sense.