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    Tara, most jewellers will have a watch repairer either in house or that they always use. When I have had watches repaired/serviced, it has never been very costly. But I am in Australia, so not sure what America is like. 
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    There seems to be 3 or 4 furniture pieces in a grab bag and then lots of smaller items.  I will post some pics of what I got this time.  The last time I got one that seemed to be mainly building items--windows and a door and a fireplace (plus smaller items.) I scored a Reutter mantle clock like this one: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dollhouse-Miniature-Mantle-Clock-Working-by-Reutter-Porcelain/193155183437?hash=item2cf8f2334d:g:9HMAAOSw7aNcyvov&redirect=mobile.  It didn't work so that was why it was in the grab bag, but it is still a beautiful mini. So it seems to be scratch and dent items or individual pieces from what would normally be sold as a set.  The scratch and dent items are always salvageable by painting or fixing a hinge or, like the mantle clock I got, they can still be used in a mini setting.  I imagine if I really, really wanted to I could probably get the clock fixed but I won't since the cost would probably be prohibitive if I could even find a clock maker or watch repair person. It's always fun to see what you got when your grab bag arrives, even if some of it ends up being items you won't use yourself. 
  4. Seagull

    Almost could not see the little seagull....it really is precious.  The entire project is really outstanding!!!
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    Awesome Ken....sure could not be easy to do
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    From the album 1/6 PLEXI HOUSE

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    Shareb thanks so much.  If you look through, you will see it is built...I was trying to get the house as a album photo....this shows what it took to build it THANK you for your support!!!  It means a lot to the 1:6 builder
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  9. How was the Tooth Fairy revealed to you?

    I remember my daughter about aged 5 asking me 'If I don't believe in Santa anymore does that mean I won't get Santa presents?'  Needless to say she continued to believe for another couple of years!  Can't remember much about the tooth fairy...my daughter used to create little shrines to the tooth fairy.  Lay out crepe paper, ribbons, crystals, fairy lights.  Occasionally she would receive notes from the fairy too!
  10. Seeking a book

    PS, in case someone is looking up horse tack and finds this, there was a series of four articles in "Nutshell News" by Sylvia Rountree called "The Scale Saddlery," each with instructions about making particular items -- January 1985: “Equestrian saddlery and accoutrements” (pp.112-??) February 1985: “The snaffle bridle” (pp.88-89, 107-109) March 1985: “English saddles” (pp.74-75, 78-81) April 1985: “A bit about bridles” (pp.82-88) and a "horsey" issue in January 1982 with numerous articles and profiles, including the how-to "Grooming for a photo finish” (pp.77-79) by Sandy Tomezik about customizing Breyer horse models.
  11. First time builder in Texas!

    Hi SBL,  I live in Houston.  Where are you located in Texas?  I also built the Beacon Hill.  It was my first build and I learned so much about dollhouse construction.  I put lighting in mine too and for the first one it's was a trial in patience for sure.   
  12. I have listed on eBay several years of magazines I am cleaning out.  Seller Name is MADnNOLA https://www.ebay.com/sch/madnnola/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from= Dollhouse Miniatures: 2016 - 3 issues 2017 - Full Year - 6 issues 2018 - Full Year - 6 issues Miniature Collector: 2012 - Full Year -12 issues 2013 - Full Year -12 issues 2014 - Full Year -12 issues 2015 - Full Year -12 issues 2016 - Partial Year -11 issues - missing September 2017 - Full Year -12 issues 2018 - Partial Year - 9 issues - Jan to Sept NAME Miniature Gazette - 18 Assortment of Years from 1980's to 2000's I also have two  Architect's Choice Dollhouse Plans and two Braxton Payne New Orleans houses listed.  
  13. thank you holly and kathie, we are buying new and directly from greenleaf.  one thing i know she wants to do is have working lights.  any tips and tricks for running power to the dollhouse?
  14. Desk and chair

    It looks perfect!
  15. Parcels

    They look fantastic! I love the details.
  16. New Member Intro

    Hi Nicole Have fun I can't wait to see what you and your daughter do. 
  17. Desk and chair

    I love this little build. Everything is so pristene OK maybe thats not the right word since you have aged many items. I guess what I'm trying to say is you can see the great building skills in this build. 
  18. First Time Builder in NYC

    Hi Michael, Welcome I'm so glad you tried the scribing. I learned that type right here from Kathie too. I works great I have now used it on furniture too. I made a wood table top from leftovers and did it. I think my table looks great. Thanks Kathie for the tip I use it often.
  19. Decorating your houses for the holidays?

    I Don't decorate inside for fear of going way overboard like I do in my real house. I do decorate with lots of glitter trees around my houses. Since I collect christmas trees I use them to bring Christmas to my dollhouses. Here's one of my houses decorated for Christmas.
  20. Decorating your houses for the holidays?

    I also have a White Orchid Christmas house. And a Halloween house. They both stay where they are when their holiday rolls around. I don't have a place to spotlight a particular house for special showing.
  21. Decorating your houses for the holidays?

    I built the White Orchid to be a Christmas house.  I have a lovely old bombe chest and I alternate between the White Orchid, the ceramic Christmas tree my MIL made and the large creche set.  This year it's the White Orchid's turn.
  22. Desk and chair

    Looks very nice.....your count down is starting.....( I did one in 2017)
  23. I lost all of my miniatures and miniature-making supplies too! Welcome!
  24. Total Newbie

    I build out of foam core for almost everything (furniture, whole structures, etc). I highly recommend it.
  25. hello from philadelphia

    As a former South-Jersey resident, welcome!
  26. hardwood flooring

    I've seen people use vinyl, peel-and-stick flooring that they cut into strips. I'm currently planning to use that technique, and I paid about $1 per "plank."
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