The Needle and Eye

Dollhouse Shop

October 2022 


93 year old Greta Weinberger ran a dollhouse shop in Potomac, Maryland and in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia throughout the 80's and 90's traveling around the country to assemble an assortment of treasures to delight her customers. This estate sale consists of items she couldn't part with, once she ceased operations before the new millennium.


I'm excited to share her treasures and help find new happy homes for these miniature treasures. Stay tuned for details on when the sale will begin and you can start to shop!

Also included in this auction are a limited assortment of tiny objects from the estate of a private collectors including framed hand-painted portraits and landscapes, sculpture, furniture and toys in 1/12 scale.

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Tom & Lois Sawtell Collection 

Lifetime of Learning and Love

Early Fall/ September 2022 


My latest estate auction included artisan miniatures as well as pieces which were crafted by Tom and Lois Sawtell, a couple from Guilford, Connecticut, who were skilled miniaturists in their own right. A selection of pieces included in the sale can found in the photos below.

The pair spent their retirement years taking expert level classes at the famed Guild School in Castine, Maine and at the annual Guild Study Program in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Many of the pieces available in this sale were masterfully designed and prepared for students to build by Guild Artisan and Fellow instructors (and some of the best educators on the planet) including Mark Murphy,  Carol Hardy, Sally and George HoffmanSue Rountree and others.

I'm was thrilled to have the opportunity to tell their story, share their work and collection and find happy new homes for their adored treasures. 

Vintage Artisan Treasures
Summer Sale/ July 2022

Dollhouse Miniatures Mini Estate Sale Auction Collection

This Summer estate sale event included vintage miniatures from a collector who curated a sweet assortment of pieces from the 70's and 80's. Artists represented in this sale included Betty Valentine, Bob & Millie Birkemeier from Studio B Miniatures and Jim & Shirley Hillhouse (stenciled Boston Rocker in photo).

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Artisan Treasures
Spring 2022

I was excited to present a limited assortment of twelfth scale miniatures from a collector in Spain. The sale included a mix of pieces by Ron Hubble, John Hodgson, Chris Sparrow, Tere Madievo and others and was held on Sunday, May 15. 

Late Winter / February 2022