Then there were more discoveries. I found tiny pewter animals, trucks, boats. I added a helicopter to the hospital and pewter cars for the streets. The biggest discovery was the thimbles that actually looked like little houses. Some were very expensive, some not so much. I bought what I thought was reasonable so I could give
a more dimensional look. They seemed to give it a more “realistic” appearance. Thimble County
I made one that I prize dearly since it has a front that is 3-dimensional. For me, it was difficult to make, but worth it.
Then, while reminiscing of my youth, I remembered the Mail Pouch barns that were everywhere. I had to make a red one, but then I continued with a black one as well. Not many people remember the Mail Pouch barns. The company actually went around painting farmers’ barns to advertise the chewing tobacco. And, like I said, they were scattered throughout the countryside. To me, I added a piece of my own history by including the Mail Pouch barns to my collection.
But, I didn’t stop there. I took photos of our house and garage and not only made them into thimbles, but I made our yard and driveway (with accessories) for the thimbles to sit in. I even made our fence around it all.
grew exponentially. I bought Z-scale people to make it come to life. Thimble County
I then had to graduate it to the entire kitchen table. Luckily, we eat Christmas dinner at his mother’s...
Thimble County sure did grow!