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For your amusement, here are some other random miniatures that I'm currently in love with.  They're not going anywhere though (they're flightless), so I'll probably buy them later when the time is right.

Fancy silver toast rack from Kerbey Lane Miniatures.  "I smell coffee, toast!"


Coping saw from Kerbey Lane Miniatures (again with the saws!  Why do I LOVE these bone saws?  Plus I'm so enamored with my own little bone saw.  And when my local dollhouse store closed, I bought nearly all of their saws so I could distress them and reshape them and maybe sell them in surgical sets, maybe, eventually... plus lots and lots of little knives too.)


Sterling silver tweezers by Taller Targioni

I revere Taller Targioni, but nearly everything they make is out of my price range.  These are one thing that I could afford, and it would be lovely just to have one of their items in my collection.  (Other items I love - the pistol in a box, the various mineral and butterfly cabinets (I keep imagining that I want to make a Joseph Blaine roombox, or wealthy-Stephen's-house-of-dreams naturalist abode...) and this wash stand is almost exactly like something movie!Stephen has in his dispensary with the microscope sitting on it (oddly enough).  (Can you tell that I have obsessively pored over screencaps to identify every article in that room?)  And perhaps best of all - or competing with the butterfly cabinets - I adore this simple, beautiful, perfect chair.  I adore its simplicity and cleanness. 


Cristina Noriega is the miniaturist I most admire, I think, and then probably Taller Targioni second.  But then, Cristina's things are so very  expensive and superb that it's almost like she's a one-of-a-kind artist and not a seller, to me.  She's amazing!  So if Taller Targioni is my favorite seller, then Nantasy Fantasy is close second.  They made my fabulous scales, and I'm very proud to own them.  I also love their very fine sextant!  But at $167, heh, that's just wishfulness.  There are much less expensive sextants around, and I'll be perfectly happy with one of them, truly.  And now this wish list is drifting away from the probable and possible into the wishful.

But while we're there...

Anyone got a spare $610 for Killick?
I love SP Miniatures.  (Remember them, [personal profile] alto2? :D)  Maybe I can get it engraved to say that the Lively preserves the liveliest remembrance.

ETA:  I almost forgot, this cello by Heidi Ott.  It's the most accurate 1:12 cello I've found (so many claim to be 1:12 but are really much too big), so I plan on getting it as soon as the great cabin is ready for it.


ETA again:  Forgot something else!  Also from SP Miniatures!  New!  Beautiful glass carboys (demijohns) which can be filled with laudanum.

There's even another miniaturist who makes wicker coverings for them!  But they're really expensive.  I'll be happy with a plain carboy.  Maybe in amber.  Or green.  Hmm.

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Date: 2008-04-19 06:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snakey.livejournal.com
Those tweezers are unbelievable! O_O So teeny!

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Date: 2008-04-19 06:29 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2008-04-19 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] badcat.livejournal.com
Where is this Kerbey Lane located? There's a Kerbey Lane in Austin, TX, where the original Kerbey Lane Cafe is sited.

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Date: 2008-04-19 07:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grace-poppy.livejournal.com
There's a cafe? Is it famous? I have no idea. It's the name of their ebay store, and it says it ships from "Texas hill country."

Are you going to AIC? I'm giving a talk on Thursday!

Oh, here's an address I found on Google. I assume it's the same place!
Kerbey Lane Dollhouses & Miniatures
3503 Kerbey Ln
Austin, TX 78731

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Date: 2008-04-19 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] badcat.livejournal.com
The cafe is at 3704, right down the street! I don't know if the Kerbey Lane Cafe is world-famous, but they do have multiple Austin locations.

I don't get to go to AIC this year. My museum is installing an exhibit next week and I have to stay for that. AIC very nicely rolled over registration for next year for my colleague and me, so we are pre-registered for LA.

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Date: 2008-04-19 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grace-poppy.livejournal.com
Oh right, you told me that! I forgot. About AIC I mean. I think.

Did I know you worked in a museum? Good luck with the opening! That's cool!

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Date: 2008-04-19 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unkoogabriel.livejournal.com
I ADORE that toast rack!

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Date: 2008-04-19 10:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grace-poppy.livejournal.com
Me too! heehee sloth!

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Date: 2008-04-19 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharpiefan.livejournal.com
*falls in love with the pistol*

I'm still curious as to where one can get a 1:12 Baker rifle... I know they exist, I saw one in situ in a photo of a doll's house in a book once, and had to double-check I wasn't seeing things...

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Date: 2008-04-19 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grace-poppy.livejournal.com
Have you tried Nantasy Fantasy? There's a whole armory section.

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Date: 2008-04-19 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grace-poppy.livejournal.com
Too big for dollhouses but have you seen these?
http://www.peterdyson.co.uk/acatalog/British_Flintlock_guns___pistols.html

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Date: 2008-04-19 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharpiefan.livejournal.com
Nice... but I could get me a full-sized, actual rifled Baker rifle repro for less than the price tags there. *sighs*

*starts saving*

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Date: 2008-04-20 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grace-poppy.livejournal.com
Heh, tell me about it. :D

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Date: 2008-04-20 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alto2.livejournal.com
I love SP Miniatures. (Remember them, alto2? :D)

Remember them? They're half an hour from me (and if I could have driven there rather than ordering things, I would have) and were fabulous to deal with, especially considering I was on a deadline. I only know miniatures because of you, but they rocked. :)

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Date: 2008-04-20 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grace-poppy.livejournal.com
They DO rock! I've dealt with them a couple of times too, and they've been so helpful and friendly! And of course they have the best taste. All of their miniatures are so fine!

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Date: 2008-04-20 06:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rvqavalon.livejournal.com
Hello, I realize this is completely out of the blue because according to our profiles we have, like, one interest in common...but I surfed in via [livejournal.com profile] hms_surprise and have always loved miniatures. Would you mind if I friended you?

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Date: 2008-04-20 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grace-poppy.livejournal.com
Go right ahead! Miniatures and Surprises are lovely.

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Date: 2008-05-04 02:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rum-inspector.livejournal.com
miniature tweezers! :-o Those cannot be true! And sextant and pistols and, oh, everything so small and so detailed.

BTW I friended you... this project of yours is too wonderful to miss :)

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