Sunday, 23 March 2014

A Day of Miniatures............

And I can't believe it has been a week since we made the trip to Grafton (an hour and a half's drive from us) to visit Yvonne McSwann.  We had a wonderful day interacting with the Grafton Miniature's Group - good food, good company, and a lot of laughs.

But what I really wanted to show you is the extent of Yvonne's collection.  Dolls, bears, miniatures, scapbooking and the list goes on - she does it all - and collects it all.  I will try and show you some of her collection now.............

....but first, an introduction to Yvonne!

As you walk in to her "hobby" room, this is what you see - and it's just one third of her whole area!

Left side of the first room

Right side of the first room

These 4 photos are some of the detail on the centre table!  Could not get it all as lots of moving parts and my camera could not cope!

One of her dolls houses - work in progress!

Centre table in second room!  Again lots of moving things!

Okay - now I'm going to stop.  Believe me, I could go on....but I think you've all got the idea now.

Above this whole area is the attic, which is stacked with boxes - all neatly labelled.  These house all her "Christmas" collection which get to be displayed in the holiday season.  I wish I  could be so organised!! hahahahaha!!!!

Anyway, the short story is that we had a wonderful day.

Hope you are all having fun and keeping in good health.  Talk again soon, when I hope I can at last have some pics of my completed Willunga!!

Take care!


  1. Oh my goodness is this a shop or just for her own pleasure? I would never leave the house if that were mine! lol

    1. This is NOT a shop!! This is her collection of things she's made/bought etc - definitely for her own pleasure! Isn't it amazing?

  2. Wow, must have been fabulous to look around her collection. I think you would walk around the room many times and still keep seeing new things. Fabulous collection and beautifully displayed. Oh to have that sort of display space.

  3. Now that I'd like to see! Need another picnic mate? Still smiling from our last get together!!

  4. WOW, amazing collection, Lidi, this is incredible! What an large amount of miniatures, dolls etc. and...............what a big space to display all those treasures!!!
    Hugs, Ilona

  5. O.M.Gosh...I can't imagine that..she has so much it's not real..I would love to visit her too

  6. Wow and wow! I can't believe that is someone's collection. That would be so much fun to see and experience. What an opportunity. Thank you for sharing.


  7. What a fabulous collection. I particularly like her train set. What a great way to showcase a collection. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  8. ¡Qué maravilla! Visitar esa estupenda colección debe llenar de felicidad para un buen tiempo. Muchísimas gracias por compartirlo. Al menos en la distancia podré disfrutar un poco
    Un saludo

  9. Thank you for showing us Yvonne's wonderful collection. What an inspiration! Great showcases to keep the dust off. Now, how about a tour of the workshop ...
    Jeanette (Nelson, NZ)