Thursday, January 26, 2012

Museum of Miniature Houses announcement....

NAME is proud to b e a patron of the Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel , Indiana and I am happy to announce to you the following information

The Museum Of Miniature Houses reopens Wednesday January 25th and is featuring an exhibition crafted by co-founder Suzanne Landshof. The museum has been closed since the first of the year for annual cleaning and maintenance of exhibits. Many new pieces will be presented for the first time.

Born in Iowa but reared in New Jersey, Suzanne Landshof grew to love the history and furnishings of the Northeast. Through family and several courses she acquired a basic knowledge of American furniture and decorative arts, especially in the 1720 to 1840 period.

Suzanne said that she was “always fond of small things and became interested in the vast world of miniatures over thirty years ago. It encompassed interior design, every art form, architecture, and an endless canvas for the imagination. We lived in Kansas City for ten years where I volunteered at the Kansas City Toy & Miniature Museum before and after they opened to the public in 1982. We moved to Carmel in 1985.”

In 1991, Suzanne Landshof, Suzie Moffett and Nancy Lesh, collaborated to found the Museum Of Miniature Houses & Other Collections, Inc. which opened in 1993. It is a volunteer run not-for-profit Museum with one part time employee. Their vision is to insure that collections of quality miniature room settings, houses, and individual pieces are not be lost to future generations.

The Museum's unique exhibits include furnished miniature houses, most scaled one inch to the foot and one-half inch to the foot, plus numerous single room scenes, and countless individual pieces of small scale furniture, needlework, and original paintings.  The Museum features seven rooms of exhibits and a small shop selling miniature related items. It truly is a museum of fine arts in miniature

The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday 11 am to 4 pm and Sunday 1 to 4 pm.  
The Museum Of Miniature Houses And Other Collections, Inc. 111 East Main Street, Carmel, IN,

For photographs or more information contact the museum at 317-575-9466 or email

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Yesterday is ....

"Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery,
and today is a gift;
that’s why they call it the present."
- anonymous
Cherish today, because the difference you make today will shape your future. Everything we do has so many effects and as long as you remember that the present is the most important time, you'll be fine. Enjoy life, you only get to live it once. Carpe diem - seize the day!