My mom is so cool. Thats why she is being interviewed for The Collect Collective! About 5 years ago I was asked to participate in an art show involving dioramas. The idea was to create a"dream room" diorama. For some reason I thought my mom (who had always collected mini things) would like to make one too. I called her up and gave her the proposal. A few weeks later she shipped to Oakland the most beautiful shoe box "dream room." She's been making her own dollhouses and miniatures ever since.
My Name is: Nancy Willcox
I collect: miniatures
Its been going on: since childhood
I look for additions to my collections at: Anywhere !! Sometimes miniature collectors look at things differently. As an example, at a restaurant, I see the little container with cream in it for coffee and know that it would make a perfect miniature garbage can. But mostly I go to garage sales, holiday bizarres, stores and the Good Will.
When I find one I feel: thrilled!
The star of my collection is: a miniature Swarovski crystal perfume bottle that I got at a consignment store for $2.00.
The oddest piece in my collection is: Dried grape twigs (from real grapes). They make great miniature trees for a fall outdoor scene.
A way my collection has gotten me into a tight situation: I sometimes run across something I REALLY have to have and end up paying more than I budgeted to spend.
Some other things I like to collect are: crystal prisms, books by author Daphne du Maurier and antique glass doorknobs
My family and friends think my collection is: AWESOME
Thanks for sharing Nancy!