SHOPS - scroll down through the town or click on the shop you wish to visit

New and Used Books

Rosetown Park

Sweeties

Shop of Asia

Dee's Bakery

Popcorn Stand

The Toybox

Christmas Shop

Tricia's Teas

Roses Florist

Ashley's Pets

Treasures of the Sea

Art Gallery

Dusty's Minis

Tackle'n Stuff

General Store

Chemist Shop

Alison's China

The Courtyard

The Millinary Shop

Dr. I.M.Potts

Tic-Toc Clock Shop 

Lizzy's Country Shop

The Unfinished Pub

Flower Seller

The Butcher

Cam's Music

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 I used wood siding for a few of my shops but most are finished with a stucco finish. I spread exterior spackle over a prepainted surface then dab or swirl with a sponge. When dry I sand lightly, paint, then spray with a matte acrylic spray (Krylon) to protect the finish. I also use the spackle with magic bric paper for my bricks, then paint the bricks individually. Most of the shops have individually laid hardwood flooring - a few are carpeted.

 

 NEW and USED BOOKS -there are about nine hundred books, most of which I photographed the covers of books from a friends very extensive library and miniaturized, then wrapped around pieces of wood. (This was before we had a scanner and printer ).

 

Fred, who runs the store, lives in the adjoining apartment however it doesn't have cooking facilities so he dines in the tearoom below. Fred is the local bachelor and has his eye on Miss. Jingle who runs the Christmas shop, however she isn't prepared to give up her thriving business to marry and become a stay-at-home wife as he would like her to.

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DEE'S BAKERY -Named for my daughter-in-law who is a good cook,- I made the tasty looking baked goods from fimo or bread dough.The bakery supplies the goodies for the adjoining tea room.

 

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TRICIA'S TEAS -Named after my daughter who takes me out to tea when she visits home. I made the tables -turning the legs on the lathe. . The door leads to the 'unseen' kitchen then outside where the filled trash can sits under the stairs that lead up to the book store.

 

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 ART GALLERY -I built this house for Sam, the artist, who lives above the gallery. His apartment is a bit untidy, and you notice he's rather found of 'the bottle', however he takes his work seriously. He is so absorbed in his subject that he is taking a long time to start painting! Sam and the nude lady were made by Jean Day. The art gallery holds a collection from many well known artists. I laid the parquet floor in the gallery cutting the individual pieces to fit.

 

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CHEMIST SHOP -I like this one. Many of my bottles were purchased but I turned clear lite-brites on the lathe for all my small apothecary jars. I made the lady chemist and the gentleman customer from sculpy, as well as all the cabinets and counter with the curved glass display case. I used a very thin layer of spackle and scored the lines in for the floor then painted the squares and gave it several coats of acrylic varnish.

 

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DR. I.M.POTTS -Above the chemist shop is the doctors office. I made the examining table and his desk, and made from sculpey the Dr., the very pregnant lady and her toddler. Also her young son who is peeking in from the waiting room.

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THE FLOWER SELLER -The flower lady (mine) does a good business selling the flowers I made using quilling paper. Her faithful dog keeps her company.

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 THE PARK -Every town should have a park to sit and rest in after a shopping trip, or for a Nanny to take the children. Today nanny is having a job keeping an eye on all hers as the toddler has kicked off his shoes and is looking at the fish in the pond. Jean Day made the lovely porcelain nanny, three children and the elderly lady. The flowers are fimo, and some are paper.

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POPCORN STAND -After seeing an antique one in an ice cream shop in Saskatoon, Sask. my daughter very carefully measured and photographed all the details so I could make an exact copy of it. The dolls are mine from sculpy.

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ROSES FLORIST -I love making plants and it was a joy filling this shop. Some are fimo but most are from florist tape or paper

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DUSTY'S MINIS -'Dusty' is my youngest grandaughters nick name. This is very well stocked miniature shop, but they don't appear to be very busy today.

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ALISON'S FINE CHINA -and gift shop, is named for my other daughter-in-law. Here I have my collection of glass and china picked up at shows and in various countries that we have visited, as well as from local artists. Downstairs the sales lady is busy gift wrapping for a customer who will soon return for her purchase.

 

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TIC-TOC Clock Shop -The owner is in the back room repairing a broken clock.

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 BUTCHER SHOP -J.Bull, the butcher (made by Jean Day) lives above the shop, his one room flat is small and he uses the public facilities at the end of his lane. Mrs. Dawls housekeeper buys meat here for the family dinner. The goose, chicken and sides of meat hanging were purchased in the U.K. I made the hanging sausages and other meats.

 

 

 

 

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SWEETIES -a favorite shop for children after visiting the toy shop above it. I made all the sweets from fimo.

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THE TOYBOX -A fine collection of toys picked up at shows, plus some made by friends and myself.

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ASHLEY'S PETS -named for a grandaughter who loves pets, had goldfish she named 'Rose', a hampster, and takes good care of the

family pet dog 'Joey'

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TACKLE 'N STUFF -I made this for the men in the family who enjoy sport fishing so much. The flies are tiny bits of feather attached to the hook of very fine wire. The brass spoons are pieces cut from gold sequins. The fishing rods are bamboo skewers sanded down to a fine end with fine beading wire twisted around for the rings. I was pleased with the waders made from fingers of a latex glove stuck into fimo boots and painted.

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THE COURT YARD -a relaxing spot to wait while ones 'other half' shops

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LIZZYS' COUNTRY SHOP -my other grandaughter 'Elizabeth' enjoys making crafts and finding 'old fashioned' stuff so named this for her.

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CAM'S MUSIC -This is for my grandson who enjoys music, I've yet to hear him play his new guitar. Have collected the instruments over the years.

 

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SHOP OF ASIA -After a trip to China I decided to add the two rooms above my existing Oriental shop to hold some of the mini furniture I got there.

 

 

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THE CHRISTMAS SHOP -is owned by Miss Jingle who Fred from the book store would like to marry but she says she isn't ready. Miss Jingle lives upstairs with her small dog -she sews articles to sell in her shop.

 

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TREASURES OF THE SEA -I collected many of these tiny shells from beaches in Hawaii, and also made a trip to Tofino, B.C., searching the beach for more in order to finish it for a show.

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THE GENERAL STORE -this was my first shop after finishing Rose Manor. Some commercial items but many more that I made. The fruit and veggies are fimo.

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THE LADY ROSE- Millinary Shop

Each member of our miniature club had a shop box to finish for a show.
I chose a millinery shop and made everything but three of the hats in it.

 

 

 

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THE UNFINISHED PUB -I will finish this -I really will! Didn't like the way my quioning turned out so left it and went on to something else -quite a long time ago. The pub and kitchen are on the main floor and the staircase goes to the ladies lounge and the three rooms to let on the second level, with steps up to the bathroom and then to the landlords apartment.

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