I have browsed and had a walk outside with a coffee so now I felt it was time to shop. The idea being I would start again at the beginning and look again at the things that had previously called to me. If I still thought they were right then I would buy them, within a certain limit of course.
My first purchase was from a seller that I have only just discovered at this Miniatura, she make the most wonderful wicker items and I knew this cage would be perfect for my 'Magical Menagerie'
It is quite beautiful and will hang from the ceiling of my pet store. They are made by IGMA member Lisa Stroud all the way from Australia.
And like all things in life once I started.....On to Pear Tree Miniatures to look for rats and books. I got the bubonic plague rats for my pet shop and a few pieces for The Leaky Cauldron.
Then on the top shelf I spied this fabulous chair which I thought would be just right for Olivander's Wand Shop. It is supposed to be very spindly like the owner and I really liked the look of this piece.
Next a stop at Julie's Miniatures who makes a whole range of items but I was especially looking at the wonderful birds she makes. There was a wonderful peacock on the stand but all the chickens had sold. I did, however buy this bird of prey which is covered in real feathers and looks typically snooty. He will look great in The Leaky Cauldron.
He has a hood and a pair of leather gloves all ready for his wizardly owner.
Then I fought through the crowd to get to Mag's stand which was very popular. There were lots of different items on her stand and I spent ages looking and looking. There was just so much to see.
I settled for quite a varied collection but all very usable. The broom stand will sit outside a shop, pumpkins for my window boxes including one with a fabulous feathery raven.
Plus a couple of filled cauldrons, more or less the least of the mice and a fabulous 'coffin pie' which I think will be a interesting pub lunch.
I am planning to fill the cauldron Shop with fireplaces of all different types so I need lots of chimneys of different types. I found these but forgot to get the large one I need for the Emporium! Anyone know who sells the lovely twisty ones on the Internet.
And I was doing so well.......Part 3 tomorrow.
Look how good I am being, I have chosen everything with a purpose, even if the shops are still under the bed!