Sharing a love of Dolls House Miniatures - and making time for other creative crafts and the garden.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Treasures from Kensington

I could simply fill this blog with a list of the fabulous and inspiring artisans  whose work I had the huge pleasure and privilege of seeing at The Kensington Dolls House Festival last Saturday...... I hope you'll enjoy seeing what I bought.

It was hard to tear myself away from my friend Deb Jackson's stand - she really does take the word 'miniature' to another level! If you can't get to see her work at one of the few fairs she attends, visit her website as the next best thing.
When I did tear myself away it was with an exquisite Christmas present to myself - a future heirloom!

The photographs of this tiny gipsy caravan really don't do it justice I'm afraid  - it's only 1 1/2" long and about 1 1/2" high and beautifully detailed.

And inside is perfectly furnished and equipped and even more detailed.

Elisabeth Causeret has so many goodies I always want to purchase them all! Eventually I managed to choose just one, this lovely hand thrown stoneware bowl.

The Newton Wood stand was another where I was spoilt for many original and interesting pieces. I chose one of the super tools - a bit and brace - and wish I'd bought chisels too!

 They'll be at The Thame Dolls House and Miniature Fair on 21st February so I may get the chance then.  By the way, the list of fantastic artisans coming to Thame is  up on the website - it's going to be a tremendous fair!

It was lovely to say hello to Andrea Theick and admire her work- I've been following her blog with great interest as she prepared for this show. By the time I got there all her pretty Christmas decorations had been sold!
David Ward's wonderful mice busy sewing, surrounded by vintage cotton reels, threads and buttons were totally captivating  - this is where I run out of superlatives!
Great to see Trigger Pond back - looking forward to seeing them back at Thame as well.....couldn't get close enough to do more than wave at Julie Campbell as I peered over the shoulder of someone trying to decide which of her wonderful characters to buy......and Jain (Giddy Kipper) was busy too - I love her characters to bits as well....

I must stop or the blog will become the list I wasn't going to write........
Thanks to everyone who made it a great day.

Thank you for looking


Margaret said...

I do love Deb Jackson's work and the little gypsy caravan is exquisite. What detail inside. All of your items were well chosen, if you have more photos they would be greatly appreciated!

PILAR6373 said...

Una maravilla la carreta,tanto por dentro,como por fuera!!1 Unas grandes compras!!!

Ilona said...

Oh, the more I read about your miniature adventures on miniature fairs, the more I envy you, Robin ;)! The gipsy caravan is absolutely stunning work, what detail inside!
I agree with you that choosing a piece of Elisabeths Causeret's work is not easy, she creates real treasures.
Lovely to read that you said hello to Andrea, she must have been very pleased with it. I follow her blog too and she makes incredibly tiny miniatures, which are so well made and perfectly finished. I've won a riddle on her blog once and she sent me some perfect miniatures, I'll treasure them for ever :D!
I've never heard of Newton Wood, but they make stunning tools! Robin, do you know if they ever go to the foreign fairs, just like here in The Netherlands in Apeldoorn, that's big international miniature fair?
Anyway, thank you for sharing these great pictures and just like Margaret: I'm never bored to see what is on the foreign miniature fairs, these miniatures are treasures!! Lucky you ;O!
Have a nice weekend. Hugs, Ilona

Basketcase Miniatures said...

Sounds as if you had a wonderful time. My turn in May!! And I so look forward to it.
Mini hugs - Lidi

Robin said...

I'm glad you all like my treasures - I'm afraid I don't have more pictures, the rest of my purchases were 'supplies'.

Newton Wood Miniatures, don't as far as I know do overseas fairs Ilona but do take a look at their website:

Looking forward to seeing you in May Lidi!!

The grandmommy said...

I just signed up to get her mailings. Thanks!

Elizabeth S said...

I am now suffering from Kensington Fair Envy!
It has to be the Show of Shows and how I would love to go, and since I am wishing for that I may as well include an unlimited budget as well! :D
I am so glad that you had fun and that you have shared your treasures with us. It is always a treat to see the Fabulous minis and the Incredible Talents that people have.