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Ms. Peggies Place – In the Spotlight

Friday, April 11th, 2014

 

Ms. Peggie's Place, San Diego, CA

Ms. Peggie’s Place, San Diego, CA

A group of dedicated miniaturists at Ms. Peggies Place.

A group of dedicated miniaturists at Ms. Peggies Place.

How can a 700 square foot dollhouse and miniature shop have anything and everything your miniaturist heart desires? It’s true. Ms. Peggies Place in San Diego, CA is filled to the brim with delightful dollhouses, miniatures and accessories.  Michael Sue Nanos, the Proprietress of this gem, brings a lifelong love of miniatures and a career of working for Lee Ward’s, the craft industry giant that merged with Michael’s in 1994.  While working for Lee Ward’s, Michael Sue became acquainted with then frequent customer and miniature artisan, Peg Devine, the original owner of Ms. Peggies Place. Ms Devine must have seen the love of miniatures in Michael Sue. Not only did she ask Michael Sue to create custom items for the store, but in 2003 when Ms. Devine retired, she sold the store to Michael Sue.

Michael Sue Nanos, Owner of Ms. Peggie's Place

Michael Sue Nanos, Owner of Ms. Peggie’s Place

 This compact shop is well organized and amply stocked with rows and rows of miniature displays showcasing just about every type of miniature imaginable. Miniature food to miniature garage tools. Electrical supplies, trims, floor coverings, wallpaper, doors, windows, and of course, dollhouses! Michael Sue says she only carries Real Good Toys dollhouses.  She says the selection is good and there is no better quality on the market. And she adds that our customer service is amazing! Michael Sue also stocks handmade, one-of-a-kind miniature treasures, and if she doesn’t have it, she will find it for you. She carries everything needed to make a miniature house a home. Michael Sue says, “I want this to be a feel good shop.” To that end, all displays in the shop are open and touchable. She has created an inviting and friendly atmosphere in her shop.

Displays full of miniature treasures

Displays full of miniature treasures

 The people that walk through the door are Michael Sue’s favorite part of owning a miniature shop. She says, “There is a constant exchange of ideas and I’m always learning.” Ms. Peggies Place offers onsite classes for children on designing and building dollhouses and miniatures. Just call the shop at 858-483-2621 for details. The shop is located at 5063 Cass Street, San Diego, CA 92109-1810. The shop hours are Monday & Tuesday – Closed, Wednesday & Thursday – 5pm to 8pm, Friday – 12 pm to 5 pm, Saturday – 10am to 5 pm, and Sunday – 11am to 5pm. Find them on Facebook at Ms. Peggies Place and online at www.mspeggiesplace.com. You will also find a delightful and informative blog on her website. Take a few minutes and look at all of her dollhouse building projects too. They are exquisite! Planning a visit to Southern California in the near future? Put a visit to Ms. Peggies Place at the top of your list!

 Here is what customers have to say about the only miniature shop in San Diego,

…So happy I finally found a great miniature store in the San Diego area.

…This is the best kept secret in town.

…One on one service, as well as unhurried advice.

Join Real Good Toys at the Sturbridge Miniatures Festival

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

The Sturbridge Miniatures Festival, sponsored by Molly Cromwell, is THE biggest miniature show in New England!!  Molly has asked us to join them for the last several years but it’s never worked with our schedule…until now.  Jodi and I are so excited to attend our very first retail miniature show and display some beautiful Real Good Toys dollhouses.

This year’s show is going to be held at the beautiful Host Hotel on Cedar Lake in Sturbridge, Massachusetts and is located at 366 Main Street & Route 20.

Saturday, June 1st, 2013, we will be setting up our booth in anticipation of a great crowd.  There is an option of a Pre-Registered Preview which allows you access to early sales between 5PM – 8PM.  For $18 you receive your weekend admission, early sales, cash bar, post preview and pizza party!  Food and minis -what could be better than that??

On Sunday, June 2nd, the show hours are 10AM – 4PM.  Both days feature some very cool workshops and you can sign up now.

With 80 vendors displaying all things mini, there is sure to be something for everyone!  Not only will we be displaying some of our dollhouses and miniatures showcases, we’ll also be offering some of our very best selling dollhouse accessories, electrical supplies and probably a show special or two.  We’ll be promoting the Miniature Collector Bistro Kit Challenge contest and kits will be available at the show (no shipping costs!).

We hope you’ll save the dates and make your way to Sturbridge Miniatures Festival.  Help us kickoff June miniature style!

Mini wishes – Jen

Real Good Toys Now Sells Furniture Sets

Friday, April 19th, 2013

We’ve had numerous requests from our customer’s who are looking for one stop shopping.  NEW at Real Good Toys, you can purchase 1 inch scale or 1/12th scale Town Square Miniature furniture sets, at a terrific price.  We are offering some our best selling dollhouse miniature furniture sets, for the living room, bathroom, bedroom, children’s room, nursery (coming soon), kitchen and dining.  Not to mention the modern family dolls, Victorian dolls, china & copper sets, and they are all available online for your convenience.  New items will added occasionally so make sure to stop back and see What’s New at RGT!

Mini wishes – Jen