This past week, I found two new items that I can repurpose for my miniature scenes. The first I stumbled upon at the SFMOMA Museum Store. Right now they have an exhibition called How Wine Became Modern and the store carries a decent array of modern designed wine accessories. Lucky for me, they had the Normann Copenhagen wine cork stoppers ($30). When I saw them on display, I turned each of them upside down and liked how they resembled oversized vases.
The second find was at The Container Store. They have these polypropylene storage trays in the office supplies section that are intended to hold rubber bands, paperclips and the like ($4). Of course, I think this item makes a better bathtub than accessory tray. The imagined tub just beckons for more than one person to hop in the water. The accessory tray comes in two colors: the translucent white you see here and a smoke color that I think I'll go back and collect as well.
The images above are quick snaps of me experimenting with the newfound pieces in miniature scenes. You can see another scene that I haven't completed in the background but what's going on there actually looks like it belongs with this setup in the fore. You'll probably be seeing the cork stoppers as vases and side tables here often...
The Goods: Bathtub is The Container Store; Vases are Normann Copenhagen; All accessories are Re-Ment, Susan Lenart Kazmer, Anthropologie and common hobby store finds.