Thursday, June 19, 2014

Treasure hunting....

 I thought I would take the time to show you some little treasures that I have purchases lately. You will certainly recognise the beautiful work of Teresa Martinez. I saw these gorgeous little jars of vegetables  on Teresa's blog and I simply could't resist.....they so remind me of what I have seen in France.
 Next is two sweet little items that I found at "Small Treasures Miniatures".
 The wooden handled can opener is made by UK miniaturist Danny Shotton.....

 and the wooden butter press (with moveable handle) is by David Provan (also from England). Sophia travels the world to add such items to her shop, so that people such as us...(who cannot always make it to Kensington etc)....can also buy these fabulous pieces.....Thank you Sophia!
Last, but most certainly not least is a "Stokesay Ware Tea Set" that I sent for earlier this year. I have loved this design for such a long time. I think my little cake "Le Valentin" from "Paris Miniatures" compliments the set to perfection.
While there is more.....I have to leave something for another day!


Catherine said...

I can't imagine anything being more realistic or charming then Teresa Martinez's canned goods. I couldn't resist them myself. Her work is just beautiful. I love the mushrooms.

Your can opener looks like a RL one my grandmother had. Danny Shotton's work is always perfect. The butter press is another charmer. Kitchen items do seem to be a favorite of mine. Especially the antique variety.

That is a GORGEOUS tea set. I have admired it many times. You sure have collected some great new pieces. I love them all.

Margaret said...

I love all your new items Linda, the tea set is very fine and nicely detailed, great pieces.

rosanna said...

Lovely buyings, truly like them all.
I wish I were less tight...after my surgery, privately done (arghhhh!!!!) I have to pay lot of attention to what I wish for :o(
Have a great day, Rosanna
PS hugs to you all <3

maribel said...

Son unas compras estupendas.

Susan@minicrochetmad said...

Wonderful treasures Linda! I'm gobsmacked by the tin opener and the jars of preserved vegetables are very special. Of course I love the tea set, it's the same pattern as I chose for my dollhouse!!

Andrea Thieck said...

They're really wonderful!
Unfortunately my server doesn't let me see the tea set and the butter press. This happen sometimes, but the glasses with the veggies are beauties.

Giac said...

Hello Linda,
Those are wonderful purchases. I especially love the canisters and the Sovereign Blue StokesayWare china. Thank god for retailers like Sophia!
Big hug,

Lucille said...

Dear Linda! It's always such a pleasure to look at your little treasures! Everything is just perfect and I look forward to seeing them in whatever setting you chose to put them in. I look forward to seeing what else you have in store for us.

Fabiola said...

I like your beautiful purcahses.

The grandmommy said...

Teresa's work is unbelievably realistic! That can opener is amazing so detailed to be so small! Thanks for sharing these. Everything thing is lovely.

Steinworks said...

everything is just so pretty thank you very much for sharing your treasures. I learn a lot coming to your blog you have very good taste hopefully it will rub off on me :)


Daydreamer said...

You have found Treasures indeed! I admire people who look for the finest most perfectly detailed minis.... it makes your houses so much more real looking! I look forward to seeing where you are putting these treasures....!

Josje said...

Hurray for Internet, which allows you to buy some wonderful pieces, and us to see them!

Having been away from blogging for a while, I have noticed I am not the only one ;-) There must be something in the air, as there are many new posts from fellow miniaturists all of a sudden! Funny how that works.

Sara said...

Preciosos tesoros, disfrútalos.

Maria Blanca "AyamontinoMaria" said...

Unas compras estupendas...felicidades!

Simon said...

Hi Linda
Just a quick line to say I'm so pleased to have got back to your blog. With all the issues with blogger I lost my old posts and my following list!! Anyway, I'm back again and looking forward to catching up on your posts.
Simon x

MiniLover said...

Hi Linda-

Thanks for the shout out! I'm glad you are pleased with your English minis--I'm doing my best to keep lots of little accessories in stock.

All the best,


miraclechicken said...

I don't know how I missed this blog post. So glad I've seen it now, your tiny treasures are wonderful, very inspiring. And as always, beautiful photography---

miniacollection said...

How beautiful your purchases are! They are real treasures, you're so good at finding these exquisite miniatures.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Linda,

I do love all your sweet little miniatures - love the sweet Sovereign blue china.
Thanks for sharing

Elizabeth S said...

How lovely, I think that canning in miniature is really special!


Teresa Martínez- IGMA artisan said...

Linda thank you very much!.
I love shopping. The tea set Stokesay Ware, it's wonderful.


Maison Minis said...

Hi Linda,

Love your little purchases especially the Tea set, Stokesay Ware is so lovely.

I know what a sweet distraction little grand children are, I have a nine year old grandson.
Can't wait to see more progress reports on your dolls house though..


Sarah said...

These are just gorgeous, you present and photograph them beautifully too! Congrats on becoming a grandmother again.

P.s. I love that "spectacles" sign, in the above post!

Sarah :)