Here's the last set of photos of some of the miniature displays at the Wee C Miniature Show in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Enjoy! (Click photo for larger image.) Love this scene! A great Alice in Wonderland room!
Cute ice cream shop.
Great club projects. Members did their own Mackenzie Childs interpretation.
Beautiful Christmas Market Stands
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It's that time of year! Went to my favorite dollhouse show - The Wee C Mini Show in Elk Grove Village, Ill. put on by the dollhouse club there. It was their 40th show! The show is notable for its fantastic display room! Here are some of the entries I saw - and not all of them either! Be sure to come back as I'll share more pictures over the next few days. First off, I wanted to share some of my great finds. I was amazed to find these beautiful porcelain, dressed dolls for... $5 each!!! I love the girl's face. The photo doesn't do her justice, she is that cute, with beautiful hair! And the boy is cute with lots of freckles! The thimbles/busts (?) also are great for hat stands. (they were $2). (Click images for larger photo.)
Some other finds for $3 each:
The set of both bowls and candelsticks were $3 for all.
Show displays: Since this is a mini club, they have a lot of their members' work on display. This was a neat club project that featured different door and window displays.
I really liked the realism in this one.
I'm guessing this was a club project too. Neat ways to decorate a trunk and chair.
This was one of the raffle prizes. They also have a huge raffle display. What a great selection! Come back tomorrow to see more rooms and houses!
Finally! It's the day of the big party. I hear everyone's been cackling and trading their best witch's brew recipes for the Halloween bash today and they've been cooking up a storm! Let's see what they have to offer...
We'll start in the kitchen. Oh, look, it's Witch Lucie and she's invited us for tea! (Doll and scene by Lucie Winsky, Lucie Winsky dolls. Doll kit - Nancy Cronin.) She said it's been one of those days, you know, when the mice keep running off with things and the ghostly helpers simply won't pour into the cups and not all over the table! Have a spot of willow bark tea while you wait?
All right, we'll head to the back now to... wait... do you feel like you're being watched? (Original oil painting by Lucie Winsky.)
Oh, don't worry. Esmeralda insisted that Mona goes by the motto of "what happens in the haunted house, stays in the haunted house."
Now, watch your step in case the cats are about... no, that step on a cat thing is NOT true! Wow, that's quite the gathering! Looks like everyone is having fun. Don't tell me, Uncle Ernie wants to play strip skeleton poker -- again! Ignore him, please! (Though judging from their lack of clothing, we're already a little too late!)
Lucky for us, Witchy Wanda has a spell to take care of such things. Oh-no, now what? What is that smoke? "Sorry," she says. "Guess I'm a little rusty." (Witch doll and party by Lorrie's Little People. Lorrie has been selling individual dolls like Wanda from her collection to help homeless cats. Since the shelters are so full, she's built a space in her garage to house them come winter. She also gets them spayed and helps find homes for others. She recently found five abandoned, starving kittens and has helped them survive. The party scene is not for sale.) I think we better move on.
Wait. did you hear that? A-a screeeeeam? It looks like Esmeralda is torturing pumpkins again. Don't look, hurry, keep moving! (Kitchen witch by Nancy Cronin.)
Maybe we can visit with Hagatha, who says she's been slaving over a hot cauldron for hours, just waiting for us to come out. Yeah, she does tend to exaggerate!