I was the first member of my family to become enamored of miniatures, but my younger sister was my most frequent traveling companion to the shows, and so it wasn’t long before she had fallen under their spell as well. We’ve enjoyed sharing finds, holding a show and tell each evening in our hotel room, and, with far more room at home to display them than I do, she’s built up quite a nice collection.
I recently had the opportunity to visit her home and got to see all those wonderful pieces again. And, as the head librarian in her town, she’s often shared her collection with her staff and community, displaying some favorite pieces, along with a selection of topic appropriate reading material, in her library.
While photographing her collection at the library, I also found two other miniature scenes by artist Patz Fowle on display, a special piece commissioned to commemorate a new addition to the library and a street scene of a snazzy turquoise full of colorful characters passing in front of a row of brownstones.
I was thrilled to see miniatures in an
unexpected setting. With the Christmas holidays rapidly approaching, I expect to see more miniatures in store windows and elsewhere. Have you spotted any miniatures in your travels recently?