Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Big W, little W. What begins with W?

Wee things in Wellington, that's what!

As is the tradition, my mini friend and I made the pilgrimage to Pete's Emporium to check out what bargains we could find that could be used in miniature.
Stacked-up button containers holding various miniatures.
 (The metal trim is a new addition to their range, which made us quite excited.)
Poster displaying various metal trim pieces, with prices per metre, with lengths of the trims coiled on the table beside it.
While we were in Porirua we checked out what was on exhibition at Pataka Art+Museum, and spotted this Narnia-themed piece, Doorway to Narnia, by Yvette Keene:
Small wooden cupboard decorated with Narnia-themed items, on display in an art gallery.
 In Petone, while visiting the Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery, I spied this:
Miniature art gallery, with various items displayed for sale and a counter in one corner. On the wall is a sign saying 'the Royal Albatross art gallery'.
 (The Royal Albatross Gallery, an art gallery inside an art gallery. Alas the gallery assistant couldn't tell me anything about its provenance). 
Miniature art gallery, with various pictures displayed on the walls. There is a bench in the middle, with a doll sitting on it looking at the art.
 Down the road, the Petone Settlers (sic) Museum had models aplenty, from those depicting the arrival
Model of long boats arriving at a wharf.
 and life of the first settlers to the region,
Model of settlers chopping down trees in the bush.
 to the area's industrial past: the Gear meatworks
Model of a line of industrial buildings next to a harbour, with the sea and a ship in the background.
and the General Motors plant at Seaview.
Model of the entrance to a factory complex. On the veranda to the left is a sign saying 'General Motors' and a truck is going through the gate.
Model of a factory. In the foreground are lines of cars parked outside it.
 Another model, this one in one-twelfth scale, was of the window of Carey's drapery
Model of a draper's front window with mannequins displaying frocks and hats. Several signs say 'Carey's'.
Model of a draper's front window with mannequins displaying frocks and hats.
Model of a draper's front window with mannequins displaying frocks and hats. Several signs say 'Carey's'.
 Finally, there were these wee houses made from bits and bobs from in and around Shelly Bay, for sale at Whirlwind Design Store in Miramar:
Three small assemblage-art houses on display in front of a picture of a stormy sea.
 (One of them may have followed me home...)

2 comments :

m1k1 said...

Theres's no way I could have resisted those wee houses either.

Elizabeth S said...

I agree with m1k1, those little shanties by the sea are simply irresistible!