Charlene must have loved her husband, William, very, very much; there are some wonderful tools in his mini work shop. I can tell each piece was selected with great care. It was his Christmas present in 1982. In 1982 I was in the eighth grade. I can't help but wonder what it would have been like to meet Charlene then, to have her teach me what she knew.
The dog and cat are lesser quality miniatures than anything else in her collection, so I suspect they have special significance...perhaps they replicate family pets or were made for her by a loved one.
I am fascinated with this workshop. I love good tools, even in miniature.
Many of the tools function. I kept gasping with glee, then running out to the living room, one tool at a time, to show Husband.
He yelled "ouch!" when I tested a saw on his arm. The blades had to have been cut down from real ones.
Look at this perfect, tiny, perfect little hammer. Swoon.
The rifles are spectacular as well. They aren't my cup of tea, though, so after I admired their craftsmanship and stroked them a few times I boxed them up to re-home in Susan's mini mansion. I texted her pictures and could hear her peals of joy even though it wasn't a voice call.
The bolt action works! Incredible!