Friday 11 May 2012

The Sydney Dollshouse & Miniatures Fair......

.....and I can hardly believe it's over for another year!  The whole weekend seems a blur now, so yes - it was very busy for us and me, myself, personally had an absolute blast - meeting old friends, making new ones and prowling the stalls whenever I could get away from our sales table.

Traders busily setting up in between hounding other traders for the pick of their crop!!

Peter is always my "patsy" as far as photo's are concerned!!  Here he is at our stand!!

Plants by Diane Cottrell - she has a large order to fulfill for my Venice Canal House rooftop garden!

Some Kim Murdock magic.  She also has a large order to get ready for me.  She's making Ezio for the Canal House as well as some other characters for Indianna Jones' house!  I'm very lucky!

I'm afraid photos are very limited - I didn't have Jessica with me this time - she was at home, sick with suspected whooping cough - so my photographer was missing in action!

As you can see from the photos - the show is not "huge" when compared to the likes of Miniatura or Kensington - but it is the largest in Australia.  It is held at Olympic Park in Sydney on the first weekend of May each year - the venue is great and parking is free.  There are also several miniature shows throughout the year held in other capital cities.

The dollshouse and miniatures hobby suffers badly in Australia because we don't have serious winters to keep us indoors for half a year!!

And that's it for another year!  I have come home armed and ready to work hard for another year!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. Thanks for the pics and info Lidi!

  2. Hello Lidi, qe beautiful Sunday! Congratulations and thank you for participating by sharing your photos. Kisses in your heart.

  3. Oh, poor Jess, I hope she's picking up. Crikey, I'd love to have been at the show, those gorgeous plants of Diane Cottrells, I'd have given the plastic a caning!!

  4. Looks like a very nice show, nice to hear you had a good time, hopefully you did well. :)

  5. o, it is so nice to be able to have a look!! Thank you!

  6. Diane's plants are indeed amazing, I bought one of the lavenders in a terracotta pot to put on the French balcony. I do believe you can see it at the far left near the bottom of the photo :)

    I missed seeing Kim Murdoch's magic :(

    So happy to have had the chance to meet up with you - Emily is enjoying every drop of that Evian water ;)

  7. It was good to meet up with you at the show. I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to chat.

    My parents loved it, it was only their second mini show and the last was about 10 years ago. Dad was fascinated by the detail and Mum just loved it all.