PRESS PHOTOS BY APRIL PETERSONLehigh Valley Miniatures Club Small on Scale hosted the 39th annual dollhouse and miniatures show and sale at Holiday Inn Fogelsville attracting dollhouse enthusiasts July 10. ABOVE: Enthusiasts and vendors gather in a ballroom at the inn. Vendors featured items from miniature flowers and food to fully furnished homes and tiny pets.
Dawn N. L. Casey, of Bayville, N.J. stands with examples of her handmade creations. She makes flowers, miniature wrapped gifts and coordinating bows, yard ornaments and holiday decorations. Casey owns seven dollhouses. Her first projects included tiny ribbons for miniature Christmas gifts because her first dollhouse was a Christmas present from her father. “I am my father’s daughter,” she joked.
Dawn N. L. Casey, of Bayville, N.J. makes each of her flower creations by hand. Her first flowers were day lilies inspired by plants in her home garden. She paints each petal. Among Casey’s latest creations are pink hydrangeas trimmed in white.
The miniature show is also a showcase for work by members of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts. A piece titled “Summer BBQ” is a one-inch scale display made by Nadenia Butko. “Some people might want dessert first,” cautions an exhibit card for the piece.
Ann Wertman, of New Tripoli and Susan Mertz, of Palmer Township, are among shoppers at the 39th annual show. Mertz shopped for miniature foods and groceries and holiday decorations July 10. Mertz owns several antique dollhouses and stores.