3 Blind Mice - Jan 2014

by brae  

The first of the year's shows ran tonight and is going on again tomorrow.  We've had some crazy weather in the area, so there were fewer vendors than scheduled at the 3 Blind Mice show.  But, I still found a lot of goodies!  :D

Unfortunately, the first vendor I visIted didn't have their name on the receipt and the setup didn't follow the original vendor map.  :\  I bought a lovely rabbit hutch...more on this later.  ;D

A beautiful wrapped package...do those look like turnips?  Must have had rabbits on the brain.

And this awesome firewood stack!

From Debra Rundle, I picked up a lovely white vase, boxed games, a puzzle and clay, all very well made.

She also had a set of white mugs; I liked the shape of them.

The place where I found the most treasures was All About Miniatures.  Greg has a website in the works, but in the meantime you can visit him on his facebook page and his eBay shop.

He had a lot of new old stock including two Timberbrook pocket doors - one with French doors and one with solid doors.  I was planning to put something like this in the Brownstone, and this will save my having to make it all from scratch.  The other will likely end up in Jasper Inlet Light.

He had two lovely stair kits from Architect's Choice.  They have individual pieces to make the base stairs.

With separate treads.

But, what sold me were the newel posts.  Look at these beauties!  :D

I picked up a wonderful Walmer triple bookcase.

And, a lovely tall finial.

There was a Walmer skylight kit that caught my eye, and Greg opened the package so we could see what it was supposed to look like assembled.

Erm...is that an ultrasound?!!  No kidding...that's the kit photo on the instructions.  hahahaha!

Looks like you install this around an opening in a 1/4" thick ceiling board.

"Glass" is included, but I have something in mind besides a plain window.

And, my welcome gift from the generous show organizers was this cute reindeer figurine.  Well, he's a mini ornament, but I will snip that thread and use him as a figurine in mini.

Good show, nice finds.  If you are in the Chicago area tomorrow, go check it out!  :D


Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
Great treasures!
01/03/14 @ 21:01
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
I love everything you got! How wonderful that you found those doors and that incredible bookcase!! Drooooool.
01/03/14 @ 21:18
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
Oh, I so wished I lived closer! Nice finds, especially the doors and skylight.
01/04/14 @ 01:18
Comment from: April [Visitor]
Wow, these are some pretty amazing finds for a teeny show!
01/04/14 @ 05:09
Comment from: Deb [Visitor]
Love the 3 Blind Mice Shows! And you found some amazing goodies! Can't wait till I get to the one in Ann Arbor this spring! For now, though--a Theresa Layman rug kit (my first) for the blizzard/frigid cold days ahead!
01/04/14 @ 12:48
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
You picked up a lot of interesting things! I wish we had shows like this in Ottawa! I love your cute little rabbit!
01/05/14 @ 10:40
Comment from: elizabeth s [Visitor]
Hi Brae! I have to say that the 2 sets of double doors are pretty special! What great space savers, as well as being unique! Your book case is another favorite piece of mine as I like the trim details, very much. And I can see that the skylight would come in very handy for any number of your special projects. But I must say that the rabbit hutch has me the most curious..... I have to wonder what Fatal Attraction is attached to this rabbit hutch. Yes, very very interesting...... :0 Well, I just know you are going to enjoy all your new goodies! So Have lots and lots of fun, and thanks for the sneak peek! :D
01/05/14 @ 11:47
Comment from: Betsy Rogers [Visitor]
Alas, I am nowhere near Chicago! You have made some Fabulous purchases! Those pocket doors are fantastic! Gee, now I can't wait to see what you are working on....! Happy New Year Brae!
01/05/14 @ 13:50
Comment from: Lisa [Visitor]
Great finds! The rabbit hutch is by far my favorite. Can't wait to see what you do with this little treasure. ;-)
01/05/14 @ 16:23
Comment from: Janice [Visitor]
I am booking my flights tomorrow for a visit to Chicago next April from the UK. I hope I have time to visit this show as well as the big one!
05/27/15 @ 15:41

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