Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday special 50% off in-store in my shop!

Hi Everyone. Just a quick posting here on to let everyone know that IN-STORE TODAY- BLACK FRIDAY- we are offering 50% off all items- 7 am to 7pm!!!

The only thing this excludes is our custom built Mt. Vernon and our one of a kind Bespaq items.

ALSO- online FREE SHIPPING on our website, & in our Ebay store, Pumpkin Hill Studios !!!

This is our thanks to you, our customers. Our 50% off in-store sale is our way of not only making room for the new stock for the year 2010, but our thank you to all who have made our brick and mortar store possible this year- we couldn't do it without you.

Reservations still can be made for the Yuletide Gardenfest of Lights Tour & dinner event at our website- held on December 6th, 2009, from 5-9 pm at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, includes dinner buffet style, ticket to see the lights at the gardens ( ) and 50% off one regular priced item shopping coupon with private shopping back at our shop one block south of the gardens, refreshments, and a free raffle ticket for those attending for the raffle prize! go to our website to make your reservations now! Deadline is November 30th, 2009

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving !


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas cards finished!

I have loved designing the Christmas cards each year for King William Miniatures customers- I love old fashioned traditions and one of them is receiving cards at Christmas. One of the saddest things about the economy today is beautiful traditions sometimes falling by the wayside because of inflated costs- such as postage, etc. I set aside a budget for our mailing list each year, because our Christmas cards are a labor of love for our Customers, friends, and my customers are both to me.

This year's design took me a while and I wanted it to be a scene full of activity. Our 1:12 scale scene is done, but this year I am doing another card for the 1:6 scale, using some of our Bespaq furniture, including my custom wingchairs I have designed that Bespaq manufactured for our company. If you would like to receive one of the cards this year, please email me through the blog, and I will put you on the list.

The scene this year is Santa in the department store, it is roughly from the 60's, with the lady all dressed up who gives you your gift, after sitting on Santa's lap and telling him your 'list'. There are two rowed off areas, one has an exit sign, where the child receives their gift upon leaving, and the other has a sign that says, 'Line starts Here'. Happy mothers and shoppers stand behind the cordined off area watching the children's delight, and Career girl Barbie makes sure the line keeps moving. Poppy Parker Pillow Talk is dressed in Christmas Barbie 1988's gown and gives out the gifts as the children exit. McDonald's Kelly sits on Santa Ricky's knee to tell her wish list. Shoppers and moms watching are HIghland Fling Silkstone Barbie dressed in vintage coat and sheath; Grandma Barbie holds Sunshine Family baby Steven in her arms, Reluctant Debutante Poppy Parker, Body Double Veronique in moods collection coat and hat; and Agnes Von Weiss Concerto in M in Fashion Editor Sheath and hat complete the onlookers. Toys are a combination of Rement, and ornaments & barbie accessories; Tree is from Family dollar. Oriental dollhouse carpet is carried in our shop and online, as is the custom Bespaq burgundy wingchair, and French tea table, also Bespaq. Roped posts are made of dollhouse bulstrades painted with gold rub n' buff, and mounted on balsa, with a scrap of trim gilt glued from post to post. Santa's 'Nice' list includes names of my friends and family, with my stepdaughter Amanda's name at the top.

Enjoy the pictures, and I hope you look forward to receiving one of these cards this year!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sign up for our newsletter...

We are currently working on creating a newsletter that is mailed to our customers, our newsletter will have the newest updates, some free tips and tricks, maybe a printie page of cut-outs, and different doll and miniature news. If you would like to be on our newsletter mailing list- just email me at with your name and address, & email addy also if you would like to b eon our email newsletter also. We are endeavoring to keep our customers as much in the know on our shop, website, and fan page on Facebook and here with our store blog also. The newsletter will probably go out to begin with a few times per year, and we hope that our customers will appreciate the personal touch.

Please check out our website- as I have been working hard to make it more user friendly for customers- with easy to find catalog pages. I am currently re-vamping the listings for the large Scales Bespaq, in an attempt to get the scales correct for the correct sized dolls, so please bear with me.
Shown above is the miniature 1:12 scale Bespaq miniature armchair that is our exclusive souvenir gift when you make your reservations for our Yuletide Gardenfest Light Tour & dinner at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens on December 6th, 2009. Reservation deadline is November 30th. I am pleased to announce you can now make your reservations on line at our website, either for single ticket ($135) or for a couple ($199) Each reservation includes dinner buffet style in the Robins Room, ticket to see the lights at the gardens that evening, and then refreshments with private shopping back at our shop, 50% off coupon on regular priced item $25 & above, Bespaq souvenir gift wrapped, and ticket for the raffle prize. Reservations are going quickly, so we hope you will join us that evening. You can also call the shop to make your reservations by phone if you wish, toll free at 877-860-MINI (6464).