Decorating With Miniature Animal Figurines

121108mini-05.jpgWe're not sure the exact moment we first fell in love with miniatures (miniature cityscapes, animals, and dollhouses). Maybe it was the film Beetlejuice--remember the miniature town-scape in the movie? Or maybe it was the first time we rode the Peter Pan ride at Disneyland--amazing! While we are inspired by miniatures we try not to overdo it in our apartment (we actually own only one miniature fawn). More on why we love decorating with miniature animal figurines after the jump...

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We love the playful aspect that comes with incorporating a miniature animal or two into your decor. We especially like placing our little guy in the kitchen next to the hand soap. Because there is nothing else to look at or focus on at the sink area, guests can take pleasure in this tiny decorative animal. A great resource for purchasing these miniatures is Hagen-Renaker in San Dimas, CA. They also have a great selection at the Farmer's Market in Los Angeles.

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It's also fun to make a vignette or a fun scene with an animal or two. This flickr user rabbad (above) has placed the two figurines in a hide and seek vignette.

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Incorporating these tiny animal figurines into your holiday decor (as seen in Vamp Shoes) is also a great way to bring an extra layer of warmth and festivity into your home.

Do you decorate with miniatures in your home?

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