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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sydney Dollhouse and Miniatures Fair. Part 1

Hello Everyone. Well it has been a very exciting week for me as it was time for the annual Sydney Dollhouse and Miniatures Fair at Homebush.

It has been two years since I was last at the fair and was so dissapointed that I couldn't attend last year. So rain, hail or shine I was going this year.

After convincing my Mum that she needed to come (after all I needed someone to stop me if I got mini-itis. The need to buy every mini you see!) We headed to Homebush.
I loved this cutout so that you could view all the contents!


Our first stop was to look at the wonderful displays. The houses were in multiple scales, some 1/144, 1/12 1/24 etc. Below are a few of my favourite houses/ideas from the show.



Flower Shop

Steam Punk Extravaganza!

Tudor Kit

Kitchen Room box



This shop was one of my favourite room boxes at the fair. It held a wonderful secret! Can you see the Baker in the back room? Well this miniaturist came up with a great idea so that you could see the items in the back room. It's a mirror! Fabulous idea. You could use this idea for those rooms that are just too hard to access, but you still want to be able to use and see!

Mirror placement in back room.

Lots of handmade treats.

Grocery Store

Jewellery Shop

Haberdashery Shop. I just want that cotton display cabinet!

Readers of Basketcase Miniatures will recognise this beauty.  Willunga . If you would like to see more of Lidi's work, check out her great blog.
                                              http://basketcase-miniatures.blogspot.com.au

In my next post I will share pictures of my favourite purchases. 
Take care
IndyPoppy

29 comments:

  1. Hello Indy-Poppy,
    Great show! thank you for the great pictures! There were some amazing miniatures on display. I just read your last post and congratulations on the new addition tot he family. He is gorgeous.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. It was a wonderful show. So worth going to. It was wonderful to see the creations of others. So inspirational.

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  2. ¡Que escenas tan bonitas y detalladas! Mi favorita es la floristería.
    Muchas gracias por compartirlo con todos.
    Un abrazo
    Victoria

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    1. My Mum loved the florist as well. I just wish I was good at making miniature flowers!

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  3. Such beautiful things! I can see the danger of minitis! lol

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    1. Lucky I had my Mum to be "the voice of reason" so that when I was starting to get carried away…she would direct me to the next stall.

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  4. Wonderful shots and the bakery is perfection! ~J

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    1. The bakery was wonderful. The miniaturist made all the bakery items themselves.

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  5. Que casitas y escenas tan preciosas. La de golosinas, me encanta. Que gozada poder verlas todas en una exposición. Un abrazo.

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  6. Thank you for these lovely photos - there just didn't seem to be enough time to take everything in and look for things to buy, so some of these I am seeing for the first time through your photos! It's great to get another opportunity for a virtual visit to the fair :-)
    Look forward to seeing your purchases - and another time, I hope we can meet up there!

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    1. Hi Rebecca,
      I also missed looking at several thing too. Did you go on both days or just one? I had wondered if there was different things available on each day. It would be great to meet up. We should organise it for 2015.

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    2. I went on Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon. I think mostly the same things were available both days, but as people sold things, they put out more. At one stand I bought magazines from on Saturday, I asked if they had more - yes, and they were keeping them for Sunday. The Mountain Miniatures stand brought out a tub of vintage furniture on Sunday morning, intending to fill gaps after sales on Saturday, but Anna-Maria bought the lot, so I guess they had to find something else to fill the gaps! And the one stand that had vintage pieces out from the beginning brought a few more out over Saturday.
      Yes, we should organise to meet up! I think Anna-Maria and Norma talked about that too - a bloggers' meet-up - but just meeting individually in person would be good!

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    3. Definitely we should all meet up. It would be great to meet all the people that I follow online.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your pictures of the fair; it must have been a real inspiration for you to be there. Hope to see your purchases soon :D

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    1. People have such good ideas. I have come home with a few little ideas to try out.

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  8. Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures, it must have been great to see all these miniature treasures :D! Looking forward to seeing your purchases.
    Hugs, Ilona

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    1. The pictures are great aren't they. I just wished I had more time to take photos of all of the displays.

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  9. uh oh..you did get mini-itus..I knew it..I shall be watching for future posts so I can see all the goodies you got :)

    Hugs
    Marisa

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    1. Marisa, mini-itus is incredibly contagious! I saw lots of people going home with new kits. Luckily I stayed well away from the house stall.

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  10. Great photos! I feel so inspired after seeing all of these beauties! Can't wait to see your purchases!!! xo Jennifer

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, there are some wonderful miniaturists out there.

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  11. una gran feria , me encanta, gracias por compartirlo

    besitos

    Mari

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  12. Thank you for sharing your photos. The florist looks amazing and I love the detail in Willunga. I look forward to seeing your purchases.

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  13. Wow! So many amazing setups! Love all the houses that you have shown us. Looks like a ton of fun! :)

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