Miniature Collector is the world's favorite dollhouse and miniatures magazine.
Twelve times a year readers on five continents delight in our full-color editorial coverage of artisans, collections, shows and projects. Master artisans' exquisitely detailed furniture, accessories and dollhouses epitomize the magazine's standard of excellence while beautifully photographed settings showcase collectors' outstanding taste. Clearly-written craft projects by prominent artisans appeal to beginners as well as seasoned hobbyists. "The Heart of Miniatures" provides a forum for readers' own stories; "Auction Report" showcases dollhouses and miniatures offered by major auction houses in the U.S. and England. Reader favorites in every issue are free patterns or products to cut out and use in miniature settings. Quick reference lists of worldwide shows, exhibits, advertisers and a guide to miniatures shops point readers in the right direction, while columnists answer decorating and crafting questions. Classified and display advertising sections complete the package by offering selling opportunities for dealers, artisans, hobbyists and collectors.
This Bistro Kit was debuted in Miniature Collector magazine in three issues (May, June and July, 2013). The kit is available from Real Good Toys. 802-479-2217 or www.realgoodtoys.com. To view articles, click here.
Use this brochure to share your love of minis.
Have you ever wished you could share your love of miniatures with every one-especially with those people who have never heard of minis? Well, here’s a vehicle to help you spread the joys of this wonderful hobby.
For some time, the miniatures hobby has been wanting a handout that can be used alongside displays, perhaps at the local library, or at the entrance to exhibits on “public day” at shows. It is designed for someone who knows nothing about miniatures, but may just have been exposed to SOMETHING WONDERFUL. Once John Q. Public has seen actual miniatures, he’s bound to be curious about our little world.
The tri-fold brochure provides the details. In it, artisan Sylvia Rountree writes eloquently about her passion for all things small. She reminds readers that “in real life many things dictate the way we live, but when you become a miniaturist you can create your own little world and have a great time doing it...The problems of the outside world are left behind while working with miniatures.” Photographs of artisans’ work and of hobbyists’ handiwork surround her words.
The brochure may be copied for use at a miniatures event or printed for general distribution. Bring a bunch to lunch. Place a packet in your purse. Lay some out on your library’s “Free” table. Hand them out to family and friends wherever you go. Remember, this brochure is intended not for those of us who are already in the hobby, but for people we’d like to invite into it!
Contact information for major miniatures organizations is listed on the back of the brochure. Also on the back is an open space in which you, your miniatures club, your shop, show or museum may customize it. Stamp contact information in the space so that anyone who reads the brochure has a way to reach a local miniatures enthusiast. The brochure--a little bit of portable publicity--is our gift to the miniatures community. Use it with pride.
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