Read More

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!