Welcome to the Greenleaf Gazette!
Have Merry Mini Christmas!
Dear Miniature Enthusiast,
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! This is
our favorite time of the year. Up at the North Pole, er, I
mean Greenleaf Headquarters, Santa Dean, Lisa, Bev
and all the Greenleaf elves are busy, busy, busy filling
all the orders for Christmas. Don't you think that every
tree should have a Greenleaf Dollhouse under it?
I selected the Willowcrest Dollhouse as my Product Pick
of the Month for that very reason. One of my happiest
Yule memories was the morning I woke up to find a
Willowcrest kit under the tree! I hugged my husband
and then hugged the kit and repeated that sequence
over and over all day long. In fact, every time I think
about it I have to go hug my husband again! Pardon
me while I go do that now.
season when we celebrate so many holidays, our
common bond is the hope for peace on Earth and the
wish for joy in every heart. That's what makes it such
a magical time of the year. As miniaturists, we're just
a happy type of people in general but this time of year,
other people smile almost as much as we do all year
long! I like to think that this is what it would be like if
everyone in the world were a miniaturist. What a
happy place it would be!
To all of our troops at
home and abroad, we thank you for the gift of freedom
that you give every day of the year. And to all the
families of those troops, we thank you for the gift of
your sacrifices while your loved one is so far from
From all of us at Greenleaf to all of
Have the happiest of holiday seasons!
Editor in Chief
"Let it Snow" Vignette
By Deb Roberts
~~City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday
style. In the air there's a feeling of Christmas~~
Sing along with me if you know the words! "Silver
Bells" is my favorite Christmas song so maybe that's
why I visualized this little scene when I was wondering
what mini to make for Christmas. However, I didn't
visualize a busy city sidewalk. Instead, I thought of a
quiet and quaint sidewalk scene leading up to a
charming little home-a welcoming place with lights
in the windows and beautifully decorated rooms
inside. Of course it had to be a dollhouse!
Silly Little Snowman
By Deb Roberts
The snow may be delightful, but when the weather if
frightful, I'm much rather make my snowman indoors!
I've tried it with real snow and it didn't work out as
planned. Oh well, the kitchen floor needed to be
mopped anyway. So let's forget about the real snow
and make some of our own to play with!
by Heidi Cleveland
I would love to introduce you to our three collectors
this month. We are going to see some lovely
miniatures from Havanaholly (Holly), Jo Med (Jo), and
Member of the Month - Meet Teresa (Thmini2)
By Heidi Cleveland
This month I would love to introduce you to Teresa (Thmini2). She has been a member of the Greenleaf forums since July 5, 2007. She is also celebrating a birthday this month. Happy Birthday Teresa!
Read more about Teresa...
Havana Holly's Quick Tips!
By Holly Parker
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT MINIS: This
is too obvious, but with all the self-proclaimed
newbies I might get away with this one... I'm not
talking about the Hallmark ornaments, which really
are minis, but things like package decorations and
ornaments for table-top trees. Dollar stores, drug
stores, etc, all have the packages of "stuff" that really
can be used for minis. You can soak the glitter off the
clear/ frosted plastic cherub/ angel/ rocking horse
ornaments with nailpolish remover and spray them
with primer and paint them. The mini wooden
ornaments can be used as is or repainted. I love the
little shiny Christmas gift box garlands, they look
terrific piled under a mini tree.
The Critter Corner!
Officer, I believe it was a cat burglar!
Theo discovered that the door hadn't been locked (well, glued) and took advantage of the situation. It didn't take long before he had the door completely removed and made himself at home. By the look on his face, we're betting that he'll never let a closed door stand in his way again!
Thanks to Lisa R and Theo for sharing such a cute picture with us. They'll be receiving a $25 gift card from Petsmart for being featured in the Critter Corner.
If you'd like to submit your pet's picture for
consideration for the Critter Corner, you can upload
pictures in the "Good Pets
acting bad!" or "Good Pets acting cute!"
galleries at the Greenleaf Forum.
A Special thank you from Dean: I
would like to thank all who participated in last months sales event that
was held in honor of my dear departed friend Seven.
A friend of mine, Rich McCaffery, is actively involved
with the Cooperstown SSPCA and assures me that
the funds will go where they are most needed.