The Enchanted Realm

The Enchanted Realm Gallery at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is filled with fantasy themed miniatures and collectibles. Folklore and fiction are brought to life with miniatures inhabited by dragons, fairies, mice, frogs and other imaginary creatures.

This is The Mini Museum’s most magical gallery, anchored by a large enchanted tree that has three faces. If you are quiet and patient, you can hear the fairies dancing in the leaves, and maybe even see fairy Caitlin fly down to her knothole. Read more about the enchanted Tree in Minis Magnified Issue no. 24.

Our enchanted Tree is a gentle old tree. For his safety and yours, we ask that you please do not climb on him.

Below are just some of the miniatures you will find in The Enchanted Realm Gallery.

  • Snow Village, Department 56, 1980s

    Snow Village, Department 56, 1980s

    The Snow Village under glass in the museum’s Enchanted Realm is a collection of Department 56 lighted buildings and accessories...

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  • The Hatchling Apprentice, Pat Arnell, 1998

    The Hatchling Apprentice, Pat Arnell, 19

    Museum founder Pat Arnell designed the Hatchling Apprentice using a glass conservatory created by Linda Young, known professionally as Lady...

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  • Bone-A-Part’s Bistro, Pat Arnell, 2003

    Bone-A-Part’s Bistro, Pat Arnell, 2003

    The unfinished building for the Bistro was a Houseparty gift at the 2003 National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts Convention. Pat...

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  • Cauldron Coven, Pat Arnell, 1984-1998

    Cauldron Coven, Pat Arnell, 1984-1998

    This miniature was built by Pat Arnell from Real Good Toys kits for a Victorian House. Pat began the project...

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  • Dark Side of the Moon: Antiques and Oddities, Ron and April Gill, 2013

    Dark Side of the Moon: Antiques and Oddi

    The Gills were inspired to create this boutique by the Science Channel’s program Oddities in which people collect unusual objects....

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  • Elves’ House, Built by Virgil Goodman redesigned by Pat Arnell, Elves by Cynthia Baron, 1980

    Elves’ House, Built by Virgil Good

    The Elves House is a log cabin built by Virgil Goodman. When Pat Arnell acquired the cabin she completely redesigned...

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  • Kewpie Collection, Rose O’Neill, early 20th Century

    Kewpie Collection, Rose O’Neill, early

    When an enterprising young woman named Rose O’Neill (1874–1944) dreamed up the first Kewpies nearly a century ago, she little...

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  • Southwest Animal Motorcycle Gang, Robert Shields – animals on motorcycles, Ron and April Gill – Town Facades, 2009

    Southwest Animal Motorcycle Gang, Robert

    Pat Arnell purchased these animals on motorcycles from entertainer and visual artist Robert Shields. Shields rose to fame in the...

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  • Academy of Enchantment, Ron and April Gill, 2002

    Academy of Enchantment, Ron and April Gi

    This fairy and dragon school was made by Ron and April Gill to accompany the Forget-Us-Not Fairy Castle. It includes...

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  • Forget-us-not Fairy Castle, Ron and April Gill, 1998

    Forget-us-not Fairy Castle, Ron and Apri

    Created by Ron and April Gill, the Forget-Us-Not Fairy Castle was commissioned by Pat Arnell after a friendly lunch with...

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  • Three Bears’ Cottage, Bluette Meloney, 2000

    Three Bears’ Cottage, Bluette Meloney,

    Bluette Meloney built this miniature in a class taught by Rik Pierce. She later modified the design of the miniature...

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  • Mouse Habitats, Pat Arnell, 1980s

    Mouse Habitats, Pat Arnell, 1980s

    Pat Arnell collected the mice while in Oxford, England. She decided to make a series of roomboxes, one room for...

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