Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Visit to Kensington

Oh wow, I can't take it all in! As I enter the doors of Kensington Town Hall I'm in a frenzy as to where to go first!
Eventually I manage to organise my brain and take it steady, one floor at a time.
Yet again, totally spoilt with row upon row of wonderful miniatures all shouting, 'Take me, take me!'

I had to find my favourite food maker Linda Cummings. Apart from her skill and artistry I have to admire her ability to make all the 'boring' stuff - and so much of it. By boring I mean meat, vegetables, and fish. Linda doesn't hasten back to making 'pretty as I and many others do.
That is what is so special about her miniatures, the detail. Take a close look at her mushrooms, all detailed with the frilly bit underneath!
Typical of me though, I didn't buy them, I bought 'pretty' cakes and fruit and here they are.
 The banana slices are so tiny and thinly sliced!
 This bowl of blueberries and strawberries is hugely magnified in this photo.

Another favourite of mine is Sally Meakin. I have collected many of her delightful miniatures over the years. These are what I bought this time.
Something for Christmas and something for my Halloween scene.

At the May fair I bought a gorgeous floppy, brown bear for my Easter scene from Veronique Lux, who makes the cutest animals so I made for her stand where I found this sweet lamb for the Christmas display.

Patrizia Santi is well known for her amazing shoes but she has branched out and now makes furniture too. I bought this photo frame. I just need to slot in some photos.

I also bought this for my florist/garden centre from a Spanish lady but unfortunately I've lost the the card with her name.

Here it is with a fabulous tree by Ketty Pierro, I love the little houses that hang on the bare twigs and go back in their box after Christmas - although mine will be hanging all year round !

And another gorgeous little Christmas thing from Ketty
Her miniatures are so different and extremely well made.

As you see I had a fabulous time and now I'm enjoying 'playing' with them all, moving things around and finding homes for them.
Thanks for looking!