Here's my modern mini tip for the week:
Cheap garish coloured nail varnish from Go-Lo or the $2 shop is just perfect for painting plain white china to give your mod mini scene that extra pop.
I painted a cheap basic vase bright lime green by upturning it onto a wooden skewer which I then held onto while I painted the vase (and placed in an empty bottle to hold it steady while it dried.)
After a couple of coats I had a one-of-a-kind decorative accent with a wonderful deep glaze effect.
(Cork flooring: $2 for 2 A4 sheets from the craft aisle of Go-Lo.
White coffee table: $48.95 (part of Lundby's Stockholm Living Room Set which includes sofa bed with complementing cushions, a throw rug, matching ottoman plus a credenza full of books - all 1/18th scale but some pieces work well in 1/12th.)
Turned wooden bowl from a miniature show long long ago: price and maker unfortunately forgotten.
White plastic footed fruit bowl: $2 from a pack of plastic dolls house bits found in a discount store)