Her family donated a wonderful collection of her miniatures to the club and we sold them at a silent auction on Tuesday night.
|Three shelve display cabinet.|
|Beautiful display table with....|
|a built-in house in 1:24 scale.|
|The Reading Room - from the front|
|and the inside|
|Beautiful display dome with a cabinet full of teapots. (about 12 - 15" tall)|
|Hanging Christmas display|
|A Christmas Shop|
|A Miniature Shop|
|A child's room|
|Inside the quilt shop|
|The outside of the Quilt Shop|
|A framed vignette|
|Another framed vignette|
|A 1:48 house|
|Inside the 1:48 house|
|An antique shop vignette|
We all had a chance to bid on these displays in a silent auction. Marg and Inger had arranged that we would have bidding numbers so we did not know who we were bidding against.
As more a do-er than a collector, I don't often bid on other people's work but there were a few things I was interested in.
I didn't bid on the quilt shop, Christmas shop and child's room as I have done those myself.
But I did bid on the Christmas wreath, the glass dome, the sideboard vignette and the RL display table even though the rooms were in 1:24 scale.
The display table was SO beautiful! And if it had been large enough to display a 1:12 room, I would have gone higher with my bid but although the furniture in it was absolutely fantastic, I just didn't need another scale.
The glass dome was also beautiful and even though it wasn't quite tall enough for my purpose (I wanted it for a Care Bear for my daughter), I did start bidding on it - but gave up.
However, I did win two pieces:
This framed vignette called out to me.
For a couple years now, I've had a wonderful scene by Joyce Buchanan hanging on my door. Tonight I replaced it with this great Christmas door by Jan. It's a bit too early for Christmas but have to show it off!
I took this piece over to show my Mom Wednesday afternoon and she just loved it!
Thursday I'll take the framed vignette over to show her.