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LEHIGH VALLEY SMALL ON SCALE Artisans craft entire worlds in miniature



Lehigh Valley Small on Scale Miniatures Club welcomed visitors and fellow enthusiasts to its 44th annual show and sale July 16 at the Delta Hotel by Marriott, Fogelsville.

The array of exhibits included everything from finished projects built by club members to tiny details such as flowers, fountains, desserts, lighting fixtures and other items to fully imagine and build small worlds.

Press Photos by April Peterson Mya Hippensteel and Lori Ross attended the Lehigh Valley Small on Scale Miniatures Club show. Hippensteel, attending her first show, took home several interesting pieces, including an intricate miniature fish tank.
Lisa Meyer and Stephanie Watt offered a wide range of miniatures through their business Mini Maniacs Miniatures LLC. “It's my fault. I got her into it,” Meyer joked, about the enthusiasm for miniatures the friends and co-owners share.
This fountain, complete with swimming “fish,” was among items for sale at the Mini Maniacs Miniatures LLC table. The “water” is created with layers of resin, owner and fountain builder Stephanie Watt explained.
A tiny seaside cottage resides within a tea cup. The project was created by Mary Breidinger, a member of the Lehigh Valley Small of Scale Miniatures Club. “There is no limit to what you can do and it's satisfying,” Breidinger said.
A chicken coup, complete with tiny hens, straw and other nuances, was among items displayed by vendor Karen's Dollhouse Shop, based in Clinton, N.J.
An admirer of this elaborate room box was overheard asking if it was a depiction of a dramatic scene in the stage spectacle “Phantom of the Opera.”
Tiny blooms were among the offerings by vendor Artistic Florals of Deer Park, N.Y.
ABOVE: This sweet treat is home to tiny soda shop, a popular hangout for 'tweens and teens in the mid-20th century.
This finished facade conceals a spacious two floor dollhouse, accessible by first moving the outdoor stairs before opening the front panel.
An inviting small world makes its home in this tea pot.
Tiny pastries and other desserts were available for purchase. The one-day show celebrated its 44th year on July 16.
LEFT: Shoppers peruse the annual show and sale July 16 in a conference room at the Delta Hotel by Marriott, Fogelsville.