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Minis Magnified Issue no. 9 Dog’s Dinner Party

The Holidays are upon us! Colder weather, visiting relatives and recurring opportunities for celebration culminate in this boisterous season of generosity and cheer. Among other things, the next few months bring with them the sights, smells and flavors of family feasting. The image of family and friends gathered together enjoying traditional foods and sharing memories…
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Minis Magnified Issue no. 8 Spooky Gals

Halloween is just around the corner, and perhaps no image better captures the holiday spirit than that of a witch and her magical broom. Black pointy hats can be seen bobbing along this way and that as children make their way through neighborhood streets, and no spooky party would be complete without a bubbling cauldron…
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Minis Magnified Issue no. 7 Famille Verte

The collection at The Mini Time Machine Museum can seem delightfully overwhelming, with each house and room box painstakingly filled with luscious details. Guests are often charmed to find new elements upon repeat visits, frequently in pieces they have gazed at many times before. Although it may seem like it, your eyes are not always…
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Minis Magnified Issue no. 6 Raggedy Shop

Picture a shop for the young and young at heart, a place for the imagination of children to wander into the adventures of their parents’ and grandparents’ youth. The Raggedy Shop, created by Pat Arnell, is a double-sided room box featuring the show-room floor and backroom of a Raggedy Ann and Andy toy store. It’s…
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Minis Magnified Issue no. 5 The World in a Nutshell

Here at The Mini Time Machine Museum, we often hear people referring to us as the “dollhouse museum.” This generalization is certainly not incorrect; our collection boasts over 200 dollhouses and room boxes. However, while these traditional types of miniature displays make up the majority of our collection, some of our most delightful pieces can…
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Minis Magnified Issue no. 4 Yellow Rose of Texas

You’re Invited to a Summer Wedding June is just beginning and many Tucsonans are preparing to escape the summer heat. What are your plans; a trip to a cooler climate, or are you staying close to home this summer keeping cool by visiting air conditioned museums? If you happen to stop by The Mini-Time Machine…
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Minis Magnified Issue no. 2 French Chateau

In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines, lived two sophisticated poodles dressed to the nines! They left the house to dance and drink wine, but upstairs they left an elegant lady behind. The proprietors of our French Chateau may conjure up all kinds of storylines in your mind as you gaze…
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Minis Magnified Issue no. 1 The Sparrowe House of Ipswich

Imagine yourself walking by Sparrowe House in Ipswich, England during the late sixteenth century. The smell of fish surrounds you as you stroll through Buttermarket. Looking toward the harbor you see bundles of wool being shipped to Germany. If you look carefully you will see that the hustle and bustle of this sixteenth century market…
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