My dad creates miniatures!

At 82 years young, my dad does an amazing thing: he creates miniatures! They are from kits, with hundreds of tiny parts. He has patience and dexterity (and vision!) to put all the tiny pieces together and build these fascinating creations.

I took the beach house home once it was created (of course). What will become of the other tiny masterpieces? I don’t know. Fortunately, I had the idea to document his hobby. Should he give them away, I will still have the photos.

Currently he has started on a tiny pink doll house.

I hope you enjoy the slide shows below. I found out the art of miniature photography is challenging, at least for me. However, I still think they came out kind of cool.

You are amazing, Dad โค

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  1. Theresa says:

    Wow, how amazing! I see, where you get your talent from๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Awww, Thank you! They are so fun to look at. But I wouldn’t have the patience to make them!๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Jeff Flesch says:

    Oh my goodness, that is extraordinary. Your dad is so talented, Lisa. Amazing! ๐Ÿค

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    1. Thank you, Jeff! So glad I thought to take some photos of them! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        Youโ€™re welcome, Lisa. Always! Super glad you took pics too. Is amazing! โ˜บ๏ธ

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  3. gr8ful_collette says:

    Lisa, ever since we visited the Chicago Art Museumโ€™s Thorne Miniature Rooms Iโ€™ve been fascinated by them! I bought a Paris Cafe for our family to put together but we were overwhelmed with all the tiny parts, patterns and projects involved in the assembly. Hats off to your dad for completing these! I especially love the bookstore! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’›

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    1. Thank you, Collette! Even the instructions are tiny! I think it is a great project for him (but not for me! ๐Ÿ˜Š) Oh, but your Paris Cafe would be fabulous, I’m sure! We have a Miniature Museum in town that I’ve visited a couple of times. It’s just mesmerizing!

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  4. restlessjo says:

    So much detail! I imagine it fascinating to put it all together but I’m far too clumsy to even think about doing it. They are fabulous and I smiled all the way through. Give him a hug from me!

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    1. Awwww, I will do that Jo! Thank you! ๐Ÿค—

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      1. restlessjo says:

        ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’Ÿ

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    1. Thank you, Sheree!

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  5. They are absolutely amazing – well done your dad! Great photos too to show them off to the world! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Thank you so much! It was a fun post to create! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. nesfelicio says:

    Amazing miniatures and photographs!

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    1. Thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. Pepper says:

    Those are amazing. So much attention to details and patience. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

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    1. I know! Thank you, Pepper! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    These are just wonderful Lisa, so lovely that you are able to document your father’s beautiful work too! ๐Ÿงก

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    1. Thank you! …and I agree! ๐Ÿ˜Š Something different to photograph!

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  9. So precise, up to the very little details. Amazing work!

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    1. Thank you! He shows me all the pieces before he puts them all together… 100s of tiny pieces!

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  10. Naomi says:

    You did a superb job with these photos, Lisa. Your dad is very touched.

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    1. Awwww, thank you Mom! ๐Ÿค—

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  11. Danelle Kelly says:

    Those are so magical! What a really cool hobby. So glad you documented them!

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    1. Thank you, Danelle! I don’t know why I didn’t think about it sooner! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  12. Toonsarah says:

    Wow, these are amazing! And you’ve photographed them beautifully ๐Ÿ™‚ Well done to both your Dad and you – this is a lovely record of a fantastic hobby!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! Yes, so if he gives them away, we have the photos. But his mantel has room for one or two more!

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  13. Amy says:

    Amazing! Your dad is talented and very patient. All the details, and are so beautifully done.
    Thank you for sharing with us, Lisa!

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    1. Thank you Amy! I follow a blogger who sometimes posts photos of their miniatures. I just love looking at them. Then I realized I could do that too! We will see how many more my dad can create ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Amy says:

        ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’—

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  14. He does amazing work. I’ll bet he could make a killing on Etsy if he wanted to

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    1. Thank you, Nora! I know he would never do that, but I told him that yesterday too! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  15. kewtiebird says:

    Iโ€™m impressed!!!!!

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    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  16. Oh, wow . Your Dad is amazing. Awesome workmanship !

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    1. Thank you! (He thanks you!) ๐Ÿ˜Š It was fun to photograph!

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  17. Wind Kisses says:

    Amazing talent and such precision. You did a great job at photographing them and zooming in for us to see the details. Fantastic. And what a great hobby for him at 82. I love the chocolatier . It is so welcoming. The only hiccup with it is I can’t fit. Wouldn’t it be fun to shrink down and play? Donna

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    1. ๐Ÿคฃ You made me laugh! We have to use our imagination! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  18. Ruqia Ismat says:

    Absolutely amazing. The details, the skill, passion, the patience, accuracy, and much more go into creating these miniatures.

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    1. Thank you for your comment! I’m looking forward to seeing his next one completed ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Ruqia Ismat says:

        My pleasure ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅ€

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