November 2, 2013

Miniature glass domed architectural model

photo copyright  Karin Corbin 2013
The Tiny Village buildings are not just for turning into glitter houses. In the 1800's and early 1900s people collected architectural models. Many were made from white plaster or white paper. They were generally exhibited in glass cases or under domes. White objects that could not be washed and coal fires did not coexist peacefully.

My Etsy Store is now open for buying the kits.

This posting is dedicated to the gentlemen of Merriman Park who might say..."darling the model could use a touch of gesso to cover the cracks"


John said...

LOL, that's another brilliant use for your tiny buildings, Karin, and thanks much for the plug!


Catherine said...

Congratulations on opening up your new Etsy shop. I know the glitter houses will be a huge hit there.

Unknown said...

Thank you for the bit of history! That's one of the reasons I love your blog and when you comment on SSD. That's such a great idea too!