Wednesday, December 21, 2011

My First Visit to a Mini Store!

Yesterday, my mom and my sister took me to a miniature store in San Carlos, California to have me pick out my Christmas gifts! It was supposed to be a surprise, but they had to tell me because they were afraid of getting the wrong items since they don't know much about miniatures. I was still surprised though because I didn't know there were still miniature stores around!  I can't believe there's one near where I live. I was so ecstatic when they told me about Shellie's Miniature Mania located in old town San Carlos.

Hard to see, but there it is: Shellie's Miniature Mania

I felt like a kid in a candy store, running around, trying to look and touch everything. I had so much to see since they had so many wonderful displays. I felt like I could spend hours in there!


They also had building supplies like lighting, flooring, windows and doors, moulding, wallpapers and more! (wow...that rhymed...totally unintentional!)


I've actually never seen a 1 inch scale house in person, so I was surprised how big it was! Perhaps too big for me, so I'll stick to my 1/2 inch scale.

My mom and my sister bought me some furniture for my Fairfield which I will show them to you after Christmas since I can't open them until then. I had so much fun in this store! I will have to come back again real soon!


Shellie's Miniature Mania
732 Laurel St.
San Carlos, Ca 94070 (map)


  1. What a great surprise shopping trip. I guess you'll be in that shop a lot now that you've discovered it. Happy shopping!
    Merry Christmas,

  2. Aren't brick and mortar dollhouse shops fun? I had a blast at two different ones recently. Have you entered my miniatures giveaway yet? Welcome! Not 1/2 scale, but you could trade the gifts with your 1/12 scale friends! ;-)

  3. Una tienda fantástica, es para perderse , creo que irás muchas veces.Feliz año Nuevo

  4. I moved away from my "local"(within an hour) shop and all of the shops in the area where I live now have closed. :( And before I moved here (boo.).

    I know how you feel about being a kid in the candy store. When I visit my mini store (on road trips), I could spend a whole day there!!! I want everything I see! :)

    Enjoy your new mini finds!

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