A friend and I had a lovely jaunt to the Autumn Miniatura Show at Birmingham a couple of weekends ago, did lots of catching up with old chums and as ever, had a good dose of miniature inspiration. As I've been bottling pickled onions for what feels like weeks - it was just the treat I needed! Of course a little spend is absolutely essential to make the day.
We were a little disappointed to see that a some of our favourite artisans weren't attending, and (we went on the second day) that it didn't seem terribly busy - having both been long-standing fair standholders we know of course what that feels like! However it meant we were able to enjoy ourselves looking at all the super work on offer in comfort rather than a scrum, and chat to old friends.
Two artisans that create just delightful miniatures, so I felt like a kid in a sweetshop as I struggled to decide which of their beautiful items to choose, were Emma Jane and Ottervale. In the end Emma Jane's golly was perfect for my toy cupboard....and the teeny weeny squirrels by Ottervale China could not be resisted. Both will be at Kensington in December so I shall have to go back and see them again. Both items are really 'miniature' so apologies for the less that perfect photographs.
Lots of other lovely things to drool over of course, and as ever, lots to inspire.
Sadly my favourite car boot fair has now closed until next year but I did spot a tiny metal eastern figure that will look great on a little shelf.
Mother Nature brings us little treats......diamond droplets on a dainty plant and even in a built up area without huge open skies, a sunset to rival any.
Thank you for looking