Saturday, January 24, 2009

Birth of a Blog

I've always felt the call of the small -- miniatures and anything large-scale brought small.  My first dollhouse arrived at five, and others followed.  Houses were then replaced by display cases to organize items and create little tableau. Things were eventually packed in boxes and stored away when I headed to college.

When the Kaleidoscope dollhouse arrived on the scene, I was expecting my first child and dreaming of rationales for purchasing it at $200.  I wish I had! My daughter gravitated to Polly Pockets, which while VERY small, did not hold great appeal.  Plus, they instantly got lost and were the source of anxiety should shoes and handbags be swallowed.

My two sons followed and are suitably obsessed with trains -- small, but just not the same.

Then, this past Christmas, my dear husband purchased a Villa Sibi for me -- what a surprise:

I actually found it on Craigslist for $300, but fretted over being indulgent in purchasing such an item.  I think DH knew it was a shoo-in and it stands now as the best present ever.  I've started to buy furnishings online (the white Kaleidoscope living room set is in the photos above), and also have been keeping track of the amazing array of modernist miniatures out there.  

I've only just begun, and hope to keep up with this blog.  Three kids and a full-time job may prevent frequency of posts, but I'm sure I'll be inspired to say something.


  1. Welcome to the world of blogging and the world of miniatures. I am very new to blogging - just started this month. And I have only been doing miniatures for four years. It is a wonderful hobby and can give you a lot of satisfaction. I make my own items as I can not afford to buy them and it is surprising how easy it really is.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Doreen -- my first! I have always gotten a lot of satisfaction from miniatures, and it's great that there is a community of creative people who get the same joy from this hobby.

  3. You might get more if you add the "followers" gadget on your blog. Then others would be able to follow your blog. It is surprising how many people will respond.