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Quarter Scale Artisian Feature: Kathryn and the Lake House

The first in a new series of posts that focus on 1:48 scale miniaturists around the world, this month I'm featuring Kathryn Asbahr and her exquisite quarter scale, hand-made Oregon lake house in smashing mid-century decor. A tiny replica of her friend's real house in Lincoln City, Oregon, no detail was spared in this mini as it is complete with a "working" retro fireplace and tiny mugs on the Eero Saarinen tulip table! Kathryn says that the "fireplace is made from bits of supplies from hubby's HO scale railroad."

Kathryn and her husband are miniature enablers.  He began as a model railroad builder and when Kathryn retired in 2015 he encouraged her to dig out their old supplies and begin building together. Her skills took off and she even reconstructed the downtown of her youth, complete with the store her godmother used to run. Recently she completed a couple of mid-century houses for her husband's train layout. "He has always been there to he…

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