So, bruising aside, I returned home with a fair amount of new additions to my collection.
More items to add to my Danny Shotton collection. Danny still doesn't have a web site so If you want his contact details just drop me an email.
Apart from that I bought a tonne of wood that should keep me in supplies til autumn.
I was pleased to see familiar faces. A little disappointed to find the same, unbalanced ratio of traditional to modern sellers but on the whole it was a good weekend. One of the highlights was meeting Leanne from The contemporary home in miniature. You may have read about her in various miniature magazines and through the 'heads up' over at Mini Modern. Her designs are truly inspiring. Clean lines, innovative use of space and built to the highest standard. Leanne was kind enough to let me take some pics
Cheers Leanne, it was great to meet you.
Since my preferred style is contemporary and modern you may be surprised to find me singing the praises of Hearth and Home Miniatures However their are certain things that simply transcend changing fashions and sit well in both modern and traditional scenes.
|Roll top bath in contemporary setting|
|Aga stove in a modern kitchen|
Hearth and Home make, amongst other things, beautiful Aga stoves and roll top baths to exceptionally high standards.
Another of my favourite haunts at Miniatura is The Miniature Garden
Georgie always has a beautifully arranged display of her mini plants at the shows. Take a look at her blog via the link to see all of the amazing kits she has available. I bought a dozen kits...the Japanese Maple being one of my all time favourites...and a few extras to put into a giveaway (stay tuned for that)
I love how Delph Miniatures always have their products displayed so you get an idea of how you could use the miniatures in a scene. I have to say though (sorry Delph) but some of your items are just too darn expensive. Okay, you're filling a niche in the market but still....
I tried for a second year running to take a photo of the Elf Miniatures stand without a hoard of people around it. No luck again...
I've said this before but I'll say it again, if you get the chance to visit one of these miniature fairs, get yourself along for a great day out. The stall holders are always happy to chat and you'll be amazed at the quality of work out there. If you're a modern miniature maker, please set up a stall and help to address the imbalance.
JOIN THE REVOLUTION!