It's a whole new exciting world as I educate myself on the range of modern and vintage minis out there. It's been great reading some fantastic blogs, like Mini Modern
, Altera's Mini World
and The Shopping Sherpa
, among others, as they are filled with inspiration and information. The scope of my buying experience has thus far been on Ebay and the web in general; there's really no miniature stores in close proximity. At this stage I've been gravitating to things that look interesting and are (hopefully) the right scale for what I have in mind.
I had not heard of Jean of West Germany when I saw this set on Ebay:
I purchased it for $9.99. It has not arrived yet, but I look forward to pairing it with some of the Miele kitchen minis I purchased from Mini Bijou
and Elf Miniatures
. Anyone know anything of this maker?
I also bought some vintage Fisher Price minis, but mostly for the table with tulip chairs:
Who knew?? My more recent associations with Fisher Price toys have been pastel, bulky plastic, and noisy.
My husband took our camera on a biz trip this week, so I unfortunately cannot play and post. I hope to get some of my buys in the mail so I can see how they all work out this weekend.