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This Week in Miniatures...

Queen Mary's Dollhouse

WEEkly Mini RoundUp for December 16

Welcome to our latest WEEkly RoundUp of news and reports from in and around the MiniWorld capturing mainstream and social media bits to local stories you may have missed.

Queen Mary's Dollhouse

Considered one of the Wonders of the Miniatures World, the Queen Mary's Dollhouse located in Windsor Castle is open to the viewing public and should be on your must-see list. Have a listen to this awesome podcast and interview with a Catherine Jones, Sr. Curator of Decorative Arts and passionate miniaturist enthusiast at Windsor Castle as she takes us through this extraordinary piece.

Dollhouse Art at Norton Museum

Dollhouse Art at Norton Museum

The miniatures collection of Lucy Bassett Andrews, from the Basset Furniture family is on view at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida. "Miss Lucy's 3 Day Dollhouse Party" includes a number of small structures filled with miniature art created by well-known artists including Donald Baechler, Julian Schnabel, Philip Taaffe, among others. The show runs through February 4, 2018.

Tiny Books!

The University of Iowa has embarked on an ambitious project to catalogue over 4,000 miniature books, each under 3" tall, and some which are virtually microscopic!

Last Minute Shopping!

Vintage Folk Art Pull Toy: Santa on a Cow, part of an estate sale is available in store or on line. Or contact us directly for a more personalized shopping experience.

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SquintBox Holiday Savings!

SquintBox Subscription Box Service

SquintBox is offering a 20% discount on a SquintBox Sampler for arrival just in time for Christmas! (Regular price $29.95 plus FREE shipping!) Use discount code HOLIDAYSAVE. Offer is good until Dec. 18.

SquintBox Sampler is a great gift for you or a miniac you love, a great stocking stuffer and a great way to try SquintBox! Each SquintBox Sampler includes a curated assortment of up to SIX hand crafted surplus miniatures from previous SquintBox assortments. Details here.

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Loose Ends:

> Local Folks: Join us tomorrow when we present for "A History of Miniatures" at The Hudson River Museum along with a private tour of Nybelwyck Hall, the stunning 26 room dollhouse on permanent view!

> Sad to hear of the closing of The Dollhouse Factory in Lebanon, New Jersey. We wish the boys the very best on their next BIG little adventure!

> We're getting excited for the opening of Downsizing The Movie starring Matt Damon and Kristin Wiig which opens next week! Details to follow on a very special contest we're working on to help spread the word!


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