dollhouse miniature gifts from the Shopping Sherpa

I’m Seeing Red: A Mini Swap!

Back in January (or was it earlier?), the wonderful Shopping Sherpa and I had planned on doing a swap for the month of February. I suggested the theme of “red” in honor of Valentine’s day.

Fast forward 5 months later, we have finally mailed our goodies, and mine had arrived! (Hopefully Anna-Maria has gotten her goodies by now too!)

Warning.. lots of pictures ahead! (I’m breaking it into a 2 pages to not bombard you all at once!)

Red themed dollhouse miniature swap with the Shopping Sherpa

I’ve seen her gift swaps before – all packaged and numbered like this, but I was not expecting this at all. Can you imagine my giddiness when I opened the box?

As much as I wanted to, I didn’t rip the wrapping all to shreds. I methodically opened everything neatly and in order per the gift wrapping’s directions:

Dollhouse miniature handmade espresso machine

#1 – First up.. is a cute little RED espresso machine.. love it!

Dollhouse miniature red filing boxes

#2 – Some RED filing boxes

Dollhouse miniature magazine boxes

#3 – Magazine storage boxes

Dollhouse miniature magazine boxes with mini magazines

Dollhouse miniature magazine boxes with mini magazines

#4 – Magazine storage boxes.. with magazines in them!… and they open too! Looooooove em!

Dollhouse miniature cool files

#5 – Very cool designed files.. wish these came in 1:1 scale!

Dollhouse miniature books

Dollhouse miniature design books

#6 – Books! Lots and lots of design books! (picture above is supposed to be flipped to six.. not nine!)

I think the Shopping Sherpa caught on to the fact that I keep making all sorts of office furniture.. but no office supplies… LOL! Needless to say, you will see a whole lot more of these bits in future pictures!

That’s it for the office stuff…

Onwards, to page 2!

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18 Responses to I’m Seeing Red: A Mini Swap!

  1. Lyssa May 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    Ann, these are all great items!!! They look so wonderful with your furniture. I am drooling all over the keyboard… which is sorta gross since my mouth is currently full of girl scout cookies. 😉 *slurp*

    Sounds like Dakota may be distantly related to that snarky, sticky fingered Tessie. 😀

    LOVERS it!!!!

    • Ann May 12, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

      Dakota is more like the kind that you can’t say “no” to because he’s so darn cute and he knows it!

  2. H. Bean May 10, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    What a fun swap! all the office pieces, magazines & books are lovely & work so well with your bookcase, + the mini expresso machine is brilliant.

    The ideas board should look great on a wall above one of your desks (& I’ve always loved that Nick Knight photograph of Sarah Stockbridge that’s on there).

    • Ann May 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

      Thanks Bean! I’ve always been meaning to make office supplies, but would rather design furniture. The Sherpa saved the day!

      And I love that photo too!

  3. dale May 10, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    What an incredible swap! Well worth the wait, I’d say. Love all the red. 🙂

    • Ann May 12, 2011 at 12:09 pm #

      I agree! And red is (one of) my favorite colors!

  4. The Shopping Sherpa May 10, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

    Damn: hadn’t noticed I’d cut the Arne Jacobsen book so wonky: let me know if you need a replacement…

    • Ann May 12, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

      Nah, it’s fine for me. I’m more likely to stuff it in a bookcase though!.. since I seem to be making so many of them lately..

  5. The Shopping Sherpa May 10, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    Glad you liked it all and glad the T shirt fitted Dakota. I’m thinking he needs a hat (want to flick me his head circumference and height?)

    I suggest moving the espresso machine before using it: having it so high is a bit of an OH&S issue 😉

    And I’m loving my new word for the day: “embiggen”

    • Ann May 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

      I think he needs hair first! I’ve been meaning to buy him some.. I keep forgetting.. doh!

      Embiggen is a fun word. I try to use it as much as I can, where appropriate 😉

      • The Shopping Sherpa May 13, 2011 at 4:06 am #

        I just assumed he was a Canteen kid 😉

      • Ann May 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

        He might be.. I haven’t decided yet! lol

  6. PetitPlat May 11, 2011 at 2:37 am #

    Oooh this is amazing!!
    I love all the office supplies! I’m an mini office freak, it seems it’s the only thing I love to do in mini besides kitchen 😀

    Have fun with those in photo shoots!


    • Ann May 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

      I am a mini office freak too! Not so much in the kitchen, so I’ll leave that to the pros like you! 😉

      Thanks for commenting!

  7. Genevieveminiacollection May 11, 2011 at 5:57 am #

    What a wonderful swap!
    Everything is wonderful.

    • Ann May 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

      Thank you Geneviève!

  8. snowfern June 19, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    omg i would go nuts over those too! looking forward to more fun pics from you!

    • Ann June 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

      Thanks Cindy!

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