Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Turning Life Size Vintage Into Miniature Memories

Last summer, as I was walking around a local flea market, I suddenly had the idea that I should start making miniatures of everything vintage that I saw!  Now, of course that's not completely possible, and if I thought on it too much, my brain would start to overload!  I came home that day with my vintage treasures, laid them out on the kitchen table, and started to form a plan.  Not only would I make miniatures of the life size vintage items that I found, but I would also make miniatures to match my childhood memories.  
This was how Country Mini was born.
Welcome to my world!

                         Vintage Bromwell's flour sifter in the country apple motif.  I purchased this at an estate sale and promptly listed it in my Etsy shop and it SOLD quickly!

 Dollhouse miniature flour sifter in country apple motif. SOLD.

From time to time I will make multiples of my miniature creations, but for the most part I'll only make one and when it's gone, it's gone. 

Vintage apple motif metal kitchen canister set.  

Dollhouse miniature metal kitchen canister set in apple motif.  SOLD.  

At another flea market in Hillsville, VA, I kept seeing the white milk glass coffee mugs with a red rooster on them.  I said, "Hey, I remember those! My mom and dad use to drink coffee from those mugs when I was a kid!"  While I didn't get to purchase any of them (prices were high), I did come home with the idea forming in my head to make ones in miniature as close to how they looked as I could.  So, as you see above are my red rooster coffee mugs in miniature.

Thank you for visiting with me for a while, and I do hope you'll come by often!  I'll be blogging about all manner of things to do with country living, vintage items, dollhouse miniatures, gardening, cooking, canning, you name it! LOL!

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