Posted by Moby on Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 at 4:38 pm in Miniature Doors | Comment
These Columbus Door bookends were a gift from my wife. They were sold by The United States Capitol Historical Society.
Crafted from the marble taken from the east front steps during the 1995 renovations, these bookends are based on the 17′ and 20,000 pound bronze doors in the east front of the Capitol building. The doors have a curved semicircular tympanum above two valves that are divided into four panels which depict the life of Christopher Columbus. Engraved in the base of the bookends is the quote by Carl Sandburg, “Whenever a People or an Institution Forgets its Hard Beginnings it is Beginning to Decay.” (9 1/2″T x 5″ W x 3″ D)
Posted by Moby on Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 6:23 pm in Miniature Doors | Comment
This telephone booth pin was a gift from my sister.
Posted by Moby on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at 1:43 pm in Miniature Doors | Comment
This was a gift from my mother and sister. It’s a garden shed made out of a thimble.
Posted by Moby on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at 12:45 pm in Miniature Doors | Comment
This was a birthday gift from my mom and sister. It was made by Spoontiques and is marked as item #HM1533.
Posted by Moby on Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 5:51 pm in Miniature Doors | Comment
“The Alternate World” was a Christmas gift from my mom and sister. It’s from the Tudor Mint (item #3879) and was designed by J. Ascagh in 2001.
Posted by Moby on Saturday, November 12th, 2011 at 2:24 pm in Miniature Doors | Comment
This was a wedding anniversary gift. It’s called “Another Opens”. It was made by Tamara Hensick Designs.