There are a few different reasons why I buy the miniatures that I do. Sometimes it's the maker. Sometimes the style. But more often than not, it's how realistic the miniature is. I few days ago I was trawling the internet using my regular list of adjectives in the hope of finding something new - Unique Miniatures...Original Miniatures...and then Working Miniatures. I think anyone reading this blog will relate to the thrill of finding something that not only looks like its full-scale counterpart but also works the same as its full-scale counterpart.
How sweet are these?
Fully working, miniature umbrella's! I'm only bummed that these are 1:6th scale and not dollhouse scale. This didn't stop me buying one however. How chic (or sad) will I look with a fully functional brolly hanging out of my cocktail glass? Sad probably but hey, I'm cool with that =0)