Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Closing of King William Miniatures website

It is with great regret that I close this blog, and, King William Miniatures & Collectibles. 

It has been a wonderful, delightful, roller coaster ride. A dream business, an accomplishment, - more than accomplishment- for I have been copied, as well as blazed a trail in my own right. Some say the greatest compliment is to be copied and I can state that is certainly true. But, all good things must at some point, come to an end. 

Within a few days the website will be closed for good. I have made the decision to close King William Miniatures & Collectibles as a business. In 2011 we closed the physical brick and mortar store and continued to sell online, do shows, and commissions. I also continued to sell under my secondary business name, Pumpkin Hill Studios on Ebay. Truth to tell, my heart has not been in it folks, for the last couple of years. I have been an artist and businesswoman seeking,(to paraphrase  Captain Kirk,)' strange new worlds, to boldly go where no artist has gone before", and I have been frankly bored. Without a challenge, in my artistic and business endeavors, it loses the purpose. King William Miniatures fulfilled its purpose- more than I ever dreamed- as did Pumpkin Hill Studios. Now, it's time to move on. 

For the most part, I have been devoting my time to my husband's company which has been taking up most of my time . LeoPaul & Associates is a commerical boiler company that I was invoicing for when my brick and mortar shop running, and many times after working a full day there, I would come home and put in some hours in the office for my husband. We have come to be a full time team and it is a new field for me, but one I enjoy. 

This blog will go dormant. My pictures of my personal projects and dioramas, and my collection, and possible commissions will still be posted in my Flicker albums. You can also check my other two blogs 
The One Sixth Scale Dollhouse and Pumpkin Hill Studios which will be active. 

I would like to thank my loyal customers over the years, and miniature friends for their support. King William Miniatures started in March of 2004, just as a little dealer at shows, N.A.M.E. state days, doing little workshops, selling kits, doing custom dollhouses, to expanding into the 1:6, 1:4, and 1:3 scales of the fashion doll world with furniture and accessories.  I adored every minute of it and haven't looked back. It stretched all of my creative skills and I have many creative projects on my list to do just for myself...that I have never had the time to build, or create because of being a dealer, or working on other commissions. Having that loyal customer/friend base has been a powerful draw to keep me 'in' the business, and I found it a blessing every day. I want to thank all of the wonderful people who have supported me every step of the way. Thank you!
Sincerely, with much love~Lisa Neault  

and now, some pics from my archives & memories- enjoy!

Custom Fairy Birdcage dollhouse 1:12 scale

Our first location inside Lakeside Towne Center

OOAK Bespaq fashion doll scale furniture 

1:3 scale Louis XV Bespaq armchairs

1:3 scale Bespaq for American Girl

1:4 scale Bespaq for Tonner, Sybarite, avant Guarde,

Custom 1:4 scale walnut Bespaq ormulu gilded swan vanity with handmade tassels

1:6 scale leather Bespaq chair, exclusive of King William Miniatures
1:6 pink pastel Bespaq wingchair, exclusive of King William Miniatures

1:6 scale exclusive Premiere 'RED Dragon' wingchair exclusive of King William Miniatures

1:6 scale wingchairs- Blue- Viceroy I Gold- Viceroy II Exclusives of King William Miniatures

1:6 scale burgundy wingchair- exclusive of King William Miniatures 

Custom OOAK Bespaq pianoforte

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

St. Honore pastries

I have recently been experimenting and created St. Honore pastries in three different scales, 1:3 (shown above) 1:4, and 1:6 scales.

Enjoy the pics! These should go up soon on my Etsy page, I will update it soon. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Now selling my dolls on Doll Pages!

As many of you may know, I have stopped selling on Ebay. I am not going to be listing my dolls on The Doll Pages . Click on the link and it will take you to my About me page and my listings. 

For right now, I have reduced the price on some of these convention dolls-
Le Smoking Adele, $150, Chrome Noir Erin , $150, Zing! & Oomph! Basic ITBE dolls $110.  I will combine shipping if purchasing more than one doll, and insure the dolls. 

I will be adding more convention dolls as soon as those photos are taken and processed. If you are looking for a GLOSS convention Fashion Royalty Intimate Reveal Agnes, Nuface Sensuous Affair Giselle, or Elise Jolie please let me know. You can Email me with your inquiries on price.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Miniature foods in 1:6, 1:4, and 1:3 doll scales in my Etsy shop

 I have many items listed in all doll miniature scales of 1:6, (Barbie and Fashion Royalty, GI joe) 1:4 scales (Sybarite, Tonner dolls ) and 1:3 scales (American Girl, My Twinn, SD & MSD sized bjd's, Kato Kids) listed in my Etsy shop Pumpkin Hill Studios  I will be out of town at the Fashion Royalty convention soon, so no orders will be processed until I arrive back home. If you are interested in a commission, feel free to Email me  Thank you for your interest!~Lisa

Friday, July 25, 2014

Estate /yard sale July 26th Saturday

We are having another yard/estate sale tomorrow on the 26th of July, Saturday at 8 am to 1 pm at the address in our Craigs' list add in Richmond, Va.

Lots of items, especially Dollhouse Miniature building components. Doors, Windows, trims, shingles, wallpapers,= $1 a sheet, miniature carpets and more are still left at great prices. 

As well, we are starting in on offering a ton of Christmas centerpieces, 2-4 ft trees, ornaments, and more. Halloween is also included. 

Lots of vintage glasses, crystal and china sets. We also are selling some appliances never removed from box- sinks, air conditioner, hot dog cooker, and more.

See ya there!