This Week in Miniatures
Welcome to the latest WEEkly Round Up of news and reports from the MiniWorld! (Photo: D. Thomas Miniatures for our upcoming estate auction!)
Estate Auction: New Items Added!
Reminder: our live online auction is next weekend on Saturday, October 20 at 1pm EST - if you've never participated in an online auction, they're super fun (and super easy to register and bid!).
We added about 10 more lots this past week (there are now over 140 lots in the catalogue!) and will continue to add super awesome minis right up until auction day, so keep checking in.
We're also including Bonus Gifts to several of the lots for extra added fun (like the pink tulips in the opalescent shell planter show above).
Nybelwyck Hall Halloween Decorating
Planning is underway to decorate the extraordinary dollhouse on permanent view at The Hudson River Museum, in Yonkers, New York next week with the help of a number of wonderful miniaturists who have contributed to the effort by contributing a miniature including L. Delaney (her books are pictured above), Juli Steel (Twisted Copper Forest), Cassie Leigh, May Burnett (Custom Fairy Wings), Tina Paris and Amanda Kelly (Panda Miniatures).
We'll post photos on our social media channels and provide recap in our next blog post! If you're in the area, the decorated dollhouse will on view through Thanksgiving and then we'll be setting up for Christmas!
7 Spectacular Dollhouses
Artsy took a look at 7 of art history's really spectacular dollhouses including the Steittheimer Dollhouse on permanent view at the Museum of the City of New York (pictured above) and Queen Mary's Dollhouse in Great Britain, among others.
Big Things Happening at the Kaye Browning Museum of Miniatures
Congratulations to Kaye Browning on her recent community leadership award! Kaye is making really BIG things happen in our little world with new additions to the Kathleen Savage Browning Miniatures Collection, a new learning center and new exhibitions featuring fine art miniatures.
Small Scale Sculpture at the Bruce Museum
"Downsized: Small Scale Sculptures by Contemporary Artists" is an upcoming new exhibition of small art at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich CT. The showcase of miniature works by over 12 artist starts on November 3 and runs through January 27, 2019.
> Artist Miyu Kojima creates miniature replicas of lonely deaths inspired by her day job. Oy! From Spoon & Tomago.
> Dollhouse design is thriving thanks to social media in this Associated Press report.
> Artist posts her (doll)house online for rent and received unexpected results in this Facebook Video.
Until next time, we hope you enjoyed this WEEkly update. Be sure to share this post with other miniacs and have them subscribe here so they never miss an update!
ABOUT D. THOMAS MINIATURES
D. Thomas Miniatures is a retail and gallery destination featuring top quality collectibles including 1/12th scale structure, furniture and accessories. The concept, designed to appeal to collectors, crafters and enthusiasts was created, in part, to raise awareness of miniatures as a decorative art form and to introduce the discipline not only to a new generation but to those who may just be discovering it! The gallery space showcases work in miniature by well-known artists from all over the world.