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Retro Miniatures at SquintBox

Thursday, July 21, 2016



I've seen subscription boxes for makeup, accessories, kids and pets but never has a monthly box delighted me as much as SquintBox!

 When I was a little girl, I loved visiting my grandma's house and looking at the dollhouse miniatures that she made. She made the most beautiful upholstered sofas, chairs with tiny legs that she turned on a miniature lathe and 1/4 inch plates topped with slices of pie or sandwiches. My favorite was a Halloween dollhouse that we set in the window every October. It had a fortune teller with tiny Tarot cards and a crystal ball, a kitty curled up on miniature newspaper next to a freshly carved jack-o-lantern and a window that flashed lightning ever few seconds.

Last winter, my husband and I decided to jump into making our own miniatures as Christmas gifts for my kids. We made retro furniture for a dollhouse and I sewed the entire 1959 Barbie wardrobe for my little girl. I even made some miniature Pyrex for myself, just to sit on my kitchen window to enjoy.  There's something about tiny things that bring a smile to people's faces.


SquintBox is a monthly subscription box that sends you a beautiful gift-wrapped package of handmade miniatures each month. SquintBox sent me their launch box to try out and isn't it squeal-worthy?! My mail carrier delivered it on a rainy summer afternoon and I sat on my porch with the kids, laughing and cooing at every tiny treasure. Aren't they packaged beautifully? This month's theme is "celebration".




When my husband came home from work in the middle of our un-boxing, he joined in with the fun. I don't know what it is, but tiny things just crack us up and I think the surprise of not knowing what was inside of each package made it even more enchanting! Pj especially loved the positively wonderful extension cord. This month's SquintBox spotlight is on MidCentury Modern miniature artist, Michael Yurkovic of Atomic Miniature. I recieved his exquisite handmade table top ash tray in my SquintBox, look at the details in the tiny feet! On his website, he makes these with cigarettes, some with lipstick stains and everything. Amazing!








 My favorite miniatures are tiny food. This month's box came with a bottle of wine, a cosmopolitan and a blueberry pie with gorgeous golden crust. Excuse me, does this come in my size?

The vintage copy of Cosmopolitan even has printing on the spine and back cover.



SquintBox subscribers get free shipping each month and if you subscribe for 3 or 6 months at a time, you can save 10-15% off your subscription. A pretty good deal for that many laughs and smiles!





3 Responses to “Retro Miniatures at SquintBox”

  1. Those miniatures are so neat! And yeah, the blueberry pie is scrumptious looking. :D

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  2. These are just too cute. I had a drink exactly like that in the eighties, wish I had kept it. Have a lovely weekend, dear. :)

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  3. Thanks for the review of SquintBox!!!

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