Welcome to my world of small antiques and
collectibles! I have integrated
these items into various arrangements that tell their own stories. These collages make unique gifts and
will complement any personal home décor.
I lean toward a more vintage approach, any theme or motif of your choice can be
miniature vignettes (known as “mini-vini's”, also called "collages") were introduced at the Amish
Country Market in Noblesville, Indiana in 1994. Soon after, they were sold in Dee Acton's antique shop until it was
closed. More recently, I marketed my collages at Cupboard Space
(antiques and collectibles shop) in Carmel's Arts and Design District in
Indiana. There are so many frame-able small antiques that can make a
statement in an appropriate decorating scheme.
I acquired these “smalls” at antiques shows, flea
markets, garage and estate sales, and collectibles shows. Of course, it is necessary to mix the old with some new
items, and that includes the frames as well.
have been as follows: Valentine’s
Day, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas, Wedding, Baby, Friendship,
Children, Patriotic, Sewing, Birthday, School Days, Grandmother, Father, Mother,
Gardening, Jewelry, Needlework, scene and room
vignettes, collections of like items (miniature antique purses and
mirrors, pewter and silver articles, to name a few of my choices) and a
HUGE Miscellaneous section.
The categories on the website have been categorized by Holiday
and Non-Holiday. They are also grouped into the above categories.
The prices on the website are at retail prices to individuals.
Business owners may buy at wholesale. This depends on the number and value of actual
antiques I used on a particular collage.
cottage industry enables me to be creative with my passion for antiques. It is a real challenge to design a
lay-out in a limited space. A
popular-sized frame is 11”x14” (though many of mine are not that large), but even two or three small items in a
5”x7” or 8”x10” frame can be very effective. I would be agreeable to custom-make a
collage using personal items that you would provide to me to design,
implementing a theme of your choice. This would also enable me to reduce the cost of the
collage to you. These are truly
creations that are “one-of-a-kind”, although occasionally I can find some
similar items to attempt to re-create a previously-designed collage.
have selected the collages below from my inventory to display as examples of what I have designed.
Each collage is named
Please note the codes in pink:
NFSPC means the collage in is my collection but not for sale at this
time. SOLD or SOLDMSS means that the collage
is no longer available and is not in my inventory.
Please scroll down and view
172 of my collages that I have designed and assembled. Then, after
viewing this page, please come visit my
Christmas Room !
*** Please feel free to contact me via
email with questions or inquiries.
Chris, Collage Designer
I am currently looking for
another location to outlet my collages for sale in and around the
area. Please forward my site to any antique dealers or shops that
carry antiques who may be interested, or who may just enjoy viewing my
collages. Thank-you so much!
"Christine's Miniature Reflections" Page
Click on the collage title link or picture
to view a larger picture of
each. Click "Back" to
return to this page, "Collages" Main Page.