Above is TeamMIDS slideshow entitled "For Mini Wizards Only", featuring a collection of artisan Fantasy miniatures with a magical theme. Feature artists include:
*Blue Kitty Miniatures http://www.etsy.com/shop/bluekittyminiatures
Deb's Minis, Dollhouses, Dressed Beds, & More http://www.etsy.com/shop/debsminis
Fairy Furnishings http://www.etsy.com/shop/fairyfurnishings
Fairy Garden http://www.etsy.com/shop/fairygarden
Lil'Witchy Haunted Dollhouse Minaitures http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilwitchy
*NJD Miniatures http://www.etsy.com/shop/njdminiatures
Polkadot Toadstool Art Dolls & Miniatures http://www.etsy.com/shop/polkadottoadstool
*Turnings In http://www.etsy.com/shop/turningsin
(* currently on hiatus)
Plus, there are so many more shops offering Modern, Art Deco, Asian, Egyptian, Cabin, Country Primitive, and Victorian miniatures! If you love handmade, original, artisan created miniatures, then come right over to Etsy and search TeamMIDS in dollhouse miniature categories!
For the latest news and mini goodies visit TeamMIDS Blog: http://teammids.blogspot.com/
WHAT IS ETSY? WHAT IS TeamMIDS?
The concept of Etsy was originally to provide a market place for and by artists to sell their work. It was also meant to foster a sense of community among artists of various mediums. It allows artists a venue and a voice without the markups of retail middlemen. TeamMIDS (Miniatures In Dollhouse Scales) serves the miniature artisan community on Etsy and they really are a wonderful and supportive group with so much talent!
TeamMIDS was featured in Etsy's Storque Blog about handmade art: http://www.etsy.com/storque/reviews/dollhouse-scale-miniatures-facts-and-fancies-3169/
However, there are a large number of shops on the site selling 'vintage' items, but that is a seperate category from 'handmade'. Unfortunately, within 'handmade', there have also been several wholesalers of cheaper mass produced miniatures flooding Etsy. Etsy should not become Ebay! TeamMIDS has diligently continued to protect the integrity of the handmade dollhouse category, insisting that something mass produced in a factory- even if it was hand assembled- does NOT COUNT as a handmade artisan item. At TeamMIDS, you wll find unique, quality, limited addition miniatures from devoted artists.
As collectors of handmade original work, all you have to do to bypass commercial items is choose to search in the 'Handmade' category for 'teammids'
To see all the wonderful shops, visit the main website: