Sunday, 5 May 2019

O.M.E.G.A. Show 2019



Today was the Ontario Miniature Enthusiasts of Guelph Area (O.M.E.G.A.) Miniature Show.  Lots of vendors and a lot of people! Check them out here.

The Haul


June Simpson (still spry in her 80's) has been selling off her beautiful miniature collection over several shows with the help of her friend Marie.  Once again, I was able to purchase another beautiful piece.  This kitchen hutch has fully functioning drawers, cupboards with locks and lots of surprises.  Inside were two pieces of Jane Graber pottery and a honey jar made by James Clark.  Even little cutlery in the drawers.






June made these beautiful metal stacking containers and bucket at the IGMA Guild School in Castine, Maine.  Marie told me the class was given by a French artist (name unknown).  They are so well made despite looking so simple and ordinary.



Grandpa's Doll House  had 3D printed milk crates and cinder blocks! I also grabbed a guitar, some art and a little glass vase.





One vendor, Sheila, was selling a lot of vintage items from her collection.  When I spotted the T & E Brownawell pieces, my heart stopped.  I had been watching pieces on eBay for a long time, but with shipping rate at almost triple that of the already costly piece, I had to pass.  I didn't expect to find three pieces today.  They even came in their original handmade boxes stamped with T & E Brownawell.  




Joan Merriam of Merriam's Miniatures has fast become one of my favourite artists at this show (sorry, no webiste).  She makes the most darling food items, plant kits, and needle work.  I purchased bagels, focaccia bread and ice cream cones.  The black and white embroidered pillows also stole my heart.  I love black and white. 




The ostrich egg canteen was only $1 from June Simpson's collection.  I don't know why I got it, but its odd and cute and I just liked it.  The woven slippers came from Sheila's table.




There you have it, my mini haul.  I've also started a summer patio project (of miniature proportions).  Because why not have 2 large projects on the go!  The patio is nothing more then glue wood boards right now, but soon there will be patio stones and a pool!





11 comments :

  1. Love the hutch, love the black and white cushions, actually love all of your purchases. I've had some cinder blocks for a while that I intended to put plants in but never did. Looking forward to seeing all of these treasures in mini scenes 🙂

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  2. What a great bunch of mini treasures you found at the show! Canada really has some of the best mini artisans out there!

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  3. What variety. It is hard to like one item over the others. But I guess that’s why you came home with all of them ;-) .

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    1. That's exactly right! I was torn a few times, but some items I just couldn't leave behind.

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  4. Oh my Kat, you have made some Extraordinary mini purchases!!! I think that the hutch is perhaps my favourite thing but honestly I love EVERYTHING you've purchased! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. The hutch is gorgeous. I didn't include a picture, but even the back boards of the hutch look hand cut and rough, as it would in real life. So much detail!

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  5. Awesome finds! I can't wait to see where they wind up in your builds.

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  6. Wow! What a lot of Treasures! That antique hutch is amazing! And the cinder-blocks look so real!! And those plastic crates! The modern furniture looks so "ordinary" to me... a child of the mid twentieth century.... I am always surprised to see it replicated in mini! LOL! Wow! Great finds!

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