Sunday, January 31, 2016

Pop Up Shops

I found this container in Michael's in the flower section.  I am not sure what it is supposed to be used for, but I turned it on its side and now it is Pop Up Shops!

A hat store and a toy store (for the moment)!

It's good for showcasing little miniature collections. 

I seem to have collected quite a lot of hats, and I watched a Pinterest tutorial on making bags out of binder clips, which inspired the 2 bags in the corner. 

I purchased the doll on Ebay.  So happy to win her!

Of course, I still have plans for a bigger toy store, but along with the gifts from Hannah, it was fun to take out some of the little toys/books I have collected  and put them on display.    The little bunny in the watering can is from Jill Rothwell - I bought in the online miniature show.  The car boxes and the beautiful box of yoyos are from the Etsy shop of Juesminiatures in the UK (I think).  (Really, I have to start keeping an organized list of these things).  A lot of the other little toys are from a lot that I bought of NAME tote bag favors - at every NAME houseparty/convention, you get a bag of tote bag favors made by NAME clubs or members in the theme of the houseparty/convention.  I love the little forts and the crayon fire truck.

Here was a little scene I set up (around Christmas-time) before the toy store (and in-between was the Tom's Painting & HandyMan Services Office).  I made the little red-wrapped present and the book, and the walnut bookshelf is a NAME roundtable kit.  

 Have a great week!


  1. This was perfect as a shop, you have done very well =) Looks like a teabox?! Think I have seen teaboxes like this in store, I most look again, haven't thought of flipping it like this, makes perfect roomboxes with glass-front and all =)
    Thanks for sharing

    1. Hi Hannah, You are right. It does look like a teabox. Thanks for your encouragement! Hope you are doing well!

  2. What a wonderful idea you have found: Pop up Stores! Love it! They look very inviting! I am sure there will be lots of customers when the shops are open!

    1. Thank you! Of course, I think the customers want to shop in your department store first!