The ever-popular song “It’s a small world after all” comes to mind when I think of miniature garden furniture. The beauty of creating miniatures to be an exact replica of the real piece is very artistic indeed. I remember as a small child living in the beautiful Ohio valley on a farm my father loved to carve with wood and some of my first toys were made by him and finished by my mother. My father carved my first dish set while my mother painted the dishes white and painted little red cherries on the outer edges. At that time, I believed that I had the prettiest homemade toys. My dad for my brother would carve out toy cars, train engines, and whistles. Our childhood days filled with many miniature toys made us very happy. That is why today I really do love miniatures and garden furniture with decorations are very popular.
I found a special company called Small Dreams that focus’s only on miniatures and delights in making small furniture pieces. Small Dreams makes miniature garden furniture that is so realistic if it was not for the size one could almost use for real. The Small Dreams Company has a division that called the “Only Hearts Club”, which is specifically made for children ages four years and up. I admit that I am not a child but in heart still love the miniatures. One of the precious pieces is the “Only Hearts Club Patio Furniture Set.” Girls love to hang out in the backyard for a refreshing drink or snack with a miniature their dollies can hang out with the girls. The set includes four painted wood patio chairs with padded fabric cushions, painted wood patio table, 4 fabric placemats and multicolored patio umbrella a sheer delight for any little girl.
The site small Dreams have been on line ever since November 2004. The site created because Sabine Temme wanted to combine her enthusiasm for miniatures and preference for creative and artistic work with her experience in international commerce. Ms. Temme well- known for her work in media design both web and print. In the meantime, over 2000 items added and with customers from all over the world, the online shop has become international.
A short overview of Ms. Temme plans:
– Dolls, individually dressed for smallDreams
– Some ook dolls made of polymer clay
– More items for the workshop
– Small dolls’ furniture and other items for the nursery (hand made miniatures and others)
– Miniatures on the subject “different eras and different continents”
– New sections and lots of miniatures for the existing sections
– And the new part with information about miniatures and entertainment
The range of products already on the site will include inexpensive items as well as very detailed miniatures, some of them made by artists in small quantities or as ooak. Ms. Temme offer catalogs for you to use for orders as well as online capability to make orders.