Mini Cals Spring Fling Flea Market Pictures

A day of mini enjoyment was had by shoppers and sellers alike at the annual Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market on Saturday, March 19, in Morgan Hill, CA. There were miniature treasures available in all scales – some items were new; some re-newed, and some just needed a little imagination…

Many thanks to the organizers and helpers who made this day a fun event for all who attended!

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View of the flea market sales floor.

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Seller Debbie Heard always has wonderful items!

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Kathleen Cordova (left) and her good friend, DJ (right) at her mom’s (Mary Scholl’s) miniature estate sales table.

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A treasure waiting to be reimagined.

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Yummy pot luck choices!

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Mini Cals Helper Ann Villalobos passed out the Easter egg candies and raffle tickets. Thanks, Ann!

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Seller Carol Walls at her table, “Are we having fun yet?”

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Goodies to be had (sorting required).

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Shoppers filled trays with mini treasures.

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Two character dolls (not real buyers) at Debbie Heard’s table.

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Every good sale has a few House of Miniatures kits.

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A light breakfast.

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Quarter scale furniture offered by HanaMini.

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1″ scale Southwest style room box refurbished by Rhona Lee.

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Detail of Rhona Lee’s Southwest room box.

 

Suzanne Harrington-Cole & Karen Tomajan: Shabby Chic Shelf Project

Karen and Suzanne attended the MiniCal’s shabby chic garden shelf workshop and were inspired to create these pieces based on the project from the workshop.

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Karen Tomajan’s shelf with mirror.

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Suzanne Harrington-Cole created this shabby chic shelf with mirror.

New Pics: MiniCals 1/4 Scale Ski Lodge Workshop

“These photos are of the April/May 2016 MiniCals ¼” furnished ski lodge workshop. We regret any confusion with our inspiration of Debbie Young’s chalet class of many years ago.” —Ruth Heisch, Workshop Organizer

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1/4 scale ski lodge workshop by the MiniCals.

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Interior of the 1/4 scale ski lodge workshop by the MiniCals.

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Workshop Date: April 23, 2016
MiniCals Workshop: Build a Furnished 1/4 Scale Ski Lodge
A two session workshop. The finish day will be May 21. This class is by special request from many 1/4 inchers, so sign up early as space will be limited.

M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
Contact Ruth Heisch for more info.

MiniCals Workshop: Build a Furnished 1/4 Scale Ski Lodge

April 23, 2016
MiniCals Workshop: Build a Furnished 1/4 Scale Ski Lodge
A two session workshop. The finish day will be May 21. This class is by special request from many 1/4 inchers, so sign up early as space will be limited.

M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
Contact Ruth Heisch for more info.

Click on the photos to enlarge.

MiniCals Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market

March 19, 2016, 10 am-2 pm
Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market
Your $6 prepaid or $8 at the door and a food dish will get you one table to sell whatever you like; or just come to shop, enjoy other miniaturists and eat yummy foods.

M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
Drinks and door prizes. Prepaid tickets $6. Tickets at the door $8.
Contact Ruth Heisch for more info.

MiniCal's 2016 Shabby Chic Shelf Workshop

Photos from MiniCal’s Shabby Chic Workshop

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, MiniCals hosted a shabby chic garden shelf on a door workshop at M & L Precision Machinery, Inc., Morgan Hill, CA.

Starting with a stock Houseworks six panel interior door, participants assembled shelves, painted, applied decals, decoupaged, and then aged the door with chalk paints. Using simple card stock, various sized planter pots, including faux galvanized French botanical buckets were cut, shaped and then colored with stock acrylic paints to resemble aged and moss covered terra cotta pots. Instructions were provided for simple flowers, placards and a laser cut wreath. A small plastic display case was provided to showcase each finished project.

Karen Tomajan showing her shabby chic project.

Karen Tomajan showing her shabby chic project.

Suzanne Harrington-Cole displays her partially finished project.

Suzanne Harrington-Cole displays her partially finished project.

Fun and sharing were the theme for the day with the added excitement of Deb Laue of Dragonfly on hand, who provided a surprise gift for each participant, as well as optional coordinating accessories for purchase.

Thank you, MiniCals, especially Karen Laisure and Ruth Heisch, for coordinating, setting up and hosting this very popular event!

Upcoming Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market
On Saturday, March 19th, 2016, MiniCals will be hosting their annual Spring Fling Potluck and Flea Market open to the public. It will be held at M & L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA and will start at 10 a.m. For more information contact: Ruth Heisch.

Click on the photos below to enlarge.

MiniCals Feb 2016 Workshop

MiniCals is hosting the “Shabby Chic” workshop. The workshop is based on an exhibit from the 2015 Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures.

MiniCal Workshop: Create a Botanical “Shabby Chic” Door/Shelf/Table
Date: February 27, 2016
Space is limited so you must sign up ahead. Workshop fee $40.00.
Location: M&L Precision, 18665 Madrone Parkway, Morgan Hill, CA
Contact Ruth Heisch for more info.

Mini Cals Feb. 2016 Workshop

“Shabby Chic” designed & made by Karen Laisure for Brenda Hough

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“Shabby Chic” magazine picture of basic design