Monday, September 7, 2015

Day of Mini Shopping

I checked before leaving for our vacation to see if there were any miniature stores in our area, but unfortunately, unless we were going to drive 2.5 hours to Amherst, New Hampshire, it looked like I would be out of luck.

Never fail, my mini nose was working just fine, lets face it, after finding the Shaker museum with the fabulous miniature Shaker furniture display, I think I had already experienced the best.  But unfortunately, the museum was not letting me take those items home in my luggage, so I decided I would check out the typical craft box stores like Joanne's, Michael's, etc and found some great mini printed fabrics.

I also found out there was an independent hobby shop in Adams, MA, only a short drive away, so hubby and I took off for the short trip on Wednesday morning.  

Upon arriving at Hobby World, it was quickly discovered it catered mainly to the hobby airplane and model train miniatures, but again my nose didn't fail me.  Tucked in a corner was one side and end cap of a shelving unit that was filled with dollhouse miniatures.  Upon closer inspection I could see that all the inventory was older product that had been purchased from former miniature stores in the area that had closed up and sold off their inventory, like The Enchanted Dollhouse.

I found a lot of really small strip wood pieces from Northeastern Scale Models at half the price that I could buy them online.  I also found some miniature lights, hardware, flooring and a few accessories that I will use in the upcoming Camp Mini Ha Ha Book roombox.

I also found a lovely braided rug and an old Chrysnbon kit that I didn't already have.  Perfect!

Overall it was a successful mini day.  I was very pleased with my finds.

Until the next time....



PILAR6373 said...

Que grandes compras!!! Me encantará verlas integradas en alguna de tus preciosas escenas!!!!

Giac said...

Hello Wanda,
I'm glad you discovered the shop! you purchased some beautiful pieces, fabrics and materials.
Big hug,

Fabiola said...

I like your purchases.