Thursday, March 25, 2010

Miniature General Store


Click the collage to enlarge, then click again to enlarge more.
Some of you have said you would like to see closeups of my miniatures, and I have not taken the time to rephotograph them. I took some pictures that I had taken sometime ago, and enlarged them in Picasa. I tried to enlarge them more, but they were to blurred. These are from the general store I made out of a wooden wine box. I am linking up with Cindy @ My Romantic Home who is hosting "Show and Tell Friday', and Laurie @
Bargain Hunting and Chatting With Laurie.
who is hosting "My Favorite Things" since my minis are some of my favorite things. Thanks Cindy and Laurie for hosting these weekly events.

On the days that have been warmer and the sun shining, I have spent more time outside and less on the computer. As a result I have gotten behind visiting around to see what everyone has been up to these days. Went to HD yesterday to have some keys made, and what did I see when I first drove up!?!? FERNS & PETUNIAS & PANSIES & FLOX & & & & & & ! ! ! Well - I did behave a little bit. :-) Hey! I had to celebrate! I get released from physical therapy this week ! So to treat myself (does not take much these days), I bought a few ferns (on sale) and a few petunias. I was so tempted to get more, but know this time of the year the weather is "iffy" around here. Left the ferns out in the rain last night and they do actually look better today - guess they needed rain water. I brought the petunias inside for the night, as I knew the rain would beat them down - Aaaaaachoo!!!!!! They smell so good, but outside they went this morning - I could not stop sneezing. Aaaaaachoo, Aaaachoo !!!!! I LOVE SPRING ! ! :-D

Hope everyone has a great weekend !
Glenda


34 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oooooh Glenda I'm doing my "Happy Dance" seeeing your cute general store oh girl the work and $$$ that when into putting this together and it's just awesome my friend...I for one am so happy to be that you shared with us...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Floss said...

I'm loving springtime too - and like you, Son 1 is asking me to keep the flowers away from him! It's working so far...

Your little shop is fantastic. What a creative project. I bet your grandchildren adore it too.

Manuela@TPOH said...

Your general store is so cute!

I went to HD last weekend and was really tempted but just bought some things to put in pots. I figure I can pull the pots in the garage if we get another freeze (which I think we will).

Manuela

Grannyann said...

Love your new Heading. this is our 3 day town wide garage sale weekend. can't wait

Patti Cakes said...

Not around much but wanted to drop by to say hello. It's still cold and raining here. Where's spring? Hugs!

Peach Blossom Hill said...

Love the general store, Glenda and glad you have been released--but be careful! don't overdo it!

Jody

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Glenda, I LOVE your general store -so much wonderful detail. I enlarged it and studied each picture. Everything is perfect. Love the little chalkboard. It's all so perfect! If you took a photograph that was really close up, I bet it would even look miniature. It would look like the inside of a real store. So glad you shared this. laurie

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Glenda!! I'm still around! I'm coming back I promise! I'm so glad you shared your miniature grocery! I've heard you talk about them. Oh my goodness! You did all that!? WOW! They are absolutely precious! The detail you put in is perfect! So much intricate work! I am so impressed! Now, even I know it's too early here for petunias!!! What were you thinking!! I still need to do alot of flowerbed cleanup!! Miss Ya! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Diann said...

this is absolutely adorable and amazing!!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh how cute!

m ^..^

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Glenda ~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. Your blog is so beautifully inviting.
We share similar taste for so many of the same creative design elements. I adore mini's. including in my foodie creations.

As spring approaches I looked forward to applying it's inspirational palette of colors into a few DIY decorations and gifts, with a little baking/cooking in between.
Don't you love the aroma that fills the air during this season?
It's definitely invigorating.


I've bookmarked you in my favs and joined your followers too.
I look forward to coming by your charming blog again.
Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh my gosh, the detail is amazing!

Liz said...

SOOO darling! Love your "little" project! :)

~Liz

Really Rainey said...

My daughter would love those miniature things.. she wants to do a house...
~Rainey~

mary'smom said...

I'm glad you've been released from physical therapy. Your blog looks terrific!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh, that is so adorable Glenda!!! Everyone is going to want some minatures now! Charming!
Cindy

Bill said...

Your general store is amazing, Glenda! The weather's been teasing us the past few days, hasn't it? Sunny one minute, pouring the next! Oh well ... it'll get better!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Bill

AshTreeCottage said...

As you must know by know, I am crazy about miniatures. Love this general store! Now I want one too!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

vignette design said...

I love miniatures too.

Sherry said...

That is the cutest little store ever. Really neat!

Heidi said...

Hi Glenda,
I can't wait until I can start planting.Just have to use my flonase so I can breathe, and I'm waiting for the crane to remove the fallen oak tree. I don't want any of the debris falling on the deck and ruining my new plants! It will be an exciting (and sad!) day when the tree guys come tomorrow.
I love your miniature store. How in the world did you put that together? Did you make the little bits, or purchase them? It's wonderful!
Thanks for being such a loyal blog-friend!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

LDH said...

Hi Glenda! What is it about miniature that are just so fascinating? This mosaic is great and each photo of your creations are amazing! Nice stopping by to see this!

Kindly, ldh

Merrie said...

Sorry you have been feeling poorly but that is great news to hear that you are doing better now.
It's so exciting when the flowers get put out for the first time of the season. Our HD only has Daffodils, tulips and phlox so far. I keep driving by!
I'll stop back by later tonight as I can't see you picture that you posted of the miniature. Every blog I go to- including mine today- only some of the pictures show up.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glenda, I am SO glad you linked this great post to Favorite Things. This store is definitely one of MY favorite things! Have a great weekend. laurie

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Wow, what an amazing little store.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh what a fun store! Love your cute miniatures!

Sarah said...

How cute! I love to see miniatures. Thanks for sharing.

Stacey 18 said...

I love your miniatures. Hope you're feeling better. I don't need it to be spring to sneeze in Australia, I sneeze all year round. Have a great weekend.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I adore miniatures but don't own any. I love the general store theme and it really looks like one!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Adorable General Store! I love seeing your miniatures ;)

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

This General store is just amazing! Thanks for sharing!.., All those fabulous details;my oh my!~ The sight and thought of Spring and Summmer flowers is always 'a tonic' this time of year!

Do also pop by for a visit sometime!

Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Leann said...

What a sweet miniature store. That must have taken some time!

Hope that you are enjoying the week!
Leann

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Just adorable. How I love toys and minitures! Always wanted a play house and still don't have one. If I don't hurry it will be too late! :)

Debbie said...

Glenda regardless big or small pics...they are ever so charming! And I can see them just fine!~ Looks great! And I am so glad you have something to celebrate over!