I did restrain myself a bit. I missed several regular sellers, like Julie Campbell and Jain Squires (maybe too soon after Kensington) ; others were there allright, though. Unfortunately forgot to buy some things thatI saw while ambling about, but hope to be able to take care of that sometime later on !
Today I unpacked most of my treasures.
These two little cherubs were made by Victoria Heredia ( no website, sorry ). She makes them by hand, are incredibly tiny. Will look great on any fireplace- in a grand house, that is.
Time for tea at Miniaturen Schneider. I had hoped for some sandwiches, too, as they do make the most realistic sandwiches for a teaparty I have ever seen , but these were absent yesterday, alas.
So to comfort myself I bought some additional stuff from Georgia Marfels
This time no rats or meeces , but rest assured, I WILL be back and she too, life permitting :-)
This little gel from Ankinaki dolls was whining so loudly that I decided to adopt her, providing she stopped bellowing of course
I gave her a little sleepy cat from Shirley Scheibehenne, probably helped,too to stifle that horrid sound.
Was obvertaken by a wild desire to make a addict of one of the male dolls when I saw this ginormous needle, added an equally ginormous corkscrew. Saw some small plant here too, will do nicely for 1/24 scale:
I had heard of Vitreus Ignis from people who visited the Bishop Show in Chicago ; they were at this fair for the first time. The lady graciously allowed me to take pics at her stand :
And this is what I bought :
Got this little paperweight for free :-)
Of course, I also had to visit Elisabeth Bettler ( or Elisabeth Causeret, never sure which, she is a lovely lady , unfortunately no website), to get more porcelain in halfscale , which I always loooove!
here is her stand, smaller scales on top ( halfscale on the right two rows, quarter scale on the left)
Caught some more nice halfscale pottery :
Headed for Susan Bembridge's stand , sorry , no pics now, was for wallpaper and flooring. Quality is outstanding. Wallpapers safely rolled up for now, I am not going to disturb them , but here you can see the design , the blue one. It is for the roombox, pics later on this post !
Then on to Ray Storey , as I wanted lights for selfsame box.
then some kits from Arjen Spinhoven
( these pics were nicked from his website to show you what I saw at the fair)
Be sure to check out his website , he has such great chests , some BIGGIES as well !
OK and now the roombox that I ordered at the latest Dutch fair from John Kilner at No1 Elite designs...
It is massive, it is oak, and of outstanding quality. Hmm, seems a shame to use wallpaper, maybe use templates . Will see .
Front in place ( glaring, of course)
Front glass closes with 4 small magnets, just like that.
Wiring on the back , can chooose battery run or trafo
Inside. All panels can be lifted out. I have got extra sets of all of the with a blanc back too. Plus skirting. Plus a spare ceiling.It is lit, but that is hard to see/show in daylight. I have two packs of different background pics, they can be exchanged quite effortlessly using the selfsame little magnets. Lighting of the background is done by a vertical row of LEDs on both sides, like theater light spots.
And now sagging down , Hope you are still alive. But if you are, try to check out the websites, so many loverly things out there....:-)