Designs from A Nice World’s Miniature Jewelry Collection have a new home.
Nice miniature jewelry designs are now available for purchase in the museum shop, just in time for Mother’s Day. To marvel at this astounding, world class museum, visit online at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures (TMTM).
The Nice Miniature jewelry collection includes our Silver Picket Fence and Circle of Stars rings, as well as our Hand Halo for an Earth Angel and “Transformation” butterfly wing rings. You’ll find bronze and silver “Pie in the Sky” designs with their tiny lattice crusts, “Castle Button” necklaces, “Bee Nice” golden and bronze honey bee rings and pendants and of course the signature Nice boomerangs. Each tiny sculpture was hand crafted and cast in bronze, silver or 14karat gold.
TMTM is an extraordinary, mind- and eye-boggling attraction that’s far more than a museum. It’s a thrill to be featured among such inspiring miniature art and designs. Experience the collection of rare, priceless and one-of-a-kind miniatures, peruse the visiting/rotating exhibits and learn about the museum’s inspirational education opportunities.
Purchases of A Nice World miniatures support TMTM youth and outreach programs. One look at their permanent and guest exhibitions and you’ll recognize that TMTM is a shining gem in the crown of Tucson, Arizona. One visit in person and you’ll come back again and again (just like a Nice boomerang.)
Find (and see and touch and try) the collection of Nice Miniature jewelry now, in the gift shop of The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. They are priced to allow miniature lovers of all ages to take home a little something Nice. If you adore miniatures and tiny sculptures, this Nice jewelry will feel right at home with you, too.
Look Ma! Happy TMTM Mother’s Day!
And now for the Nice backstory, for those who’d like to know why we’re so excited about this gallery at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures.
In 2015 my dear Mom made her spring pilgrimage to live with me in sunny Tucson for few weeks. She knew it would be her last visit, but I certainly did not.
That spring we restored and spiffied a beautiful 1955 mid century modern dream house. We worked there together days and most nights to rejuvenate its original glory. After two or three weeks, mom got a little less sure on her feet and so we packed our gloves and tools in a corner cupboard and focused on fun and naps. I thought we’d pick them back up the following spring.
Within a week she became even more tired, so I purchased a wheelchair to make it easier to get around and for her long flight back home. We decided the PERFECT place for the maiden wheelchair excursion was the Tucson Miniature Time Museum.
What better place to roll right on by all the exhibits up close and personal? It. I’ll never forget strolling and rolling her chair over their smooth marmoleum floor. If you’re not familiar with this modern linoleum, its one of the best, most eco-friendly, highest quality long term flooring products. Mom and I were enchanted by the museum and the visit was just perfect. We loved it and the memories.
Two weeks later Mom headed home in her new wheelchair and made it aok. One week later she fell, broke her hip and landed in surgery. After surgery, the doctor said to the entire family in the hospital room: “Mrs. Hofer, this would all be simpler if I could speak freely.” Everyone was wide-eyed. Mom raised both hands, and said “Everyone, I have cancer. I’ve had it for 18 months and I’m not seeking treatment. You can all get over yourselves now. Doctor, you may proceed.”
A few short months later, Mom had a beautiful transition at 6:06am on 7-28-14. A few weeks prior, she’d told me to remember it as “Mom’s Lucky Day” and damned if she didn’t roll seven sevens to help me remember. 7 (one seven)-28 (four sevens)-14(two sevens). I’ll never forget the moment I figured that out. So much magic then, now and always.
Fast forward two years later. The renters were moving. In between residents I took the opportunity to re-do the kitchen floor. Not being able to budget the whole floor in new marmoleum, I ordered accents in new (full price) maroon and found a beautiful slate grey remnant to cover 75% of the floor.
The day the floor crew came I was so excited. I opened the cupboard and lo and behold there were Mom and my gloves folded so nicely and our tools used together for so many happy hours in the house. I said a quick appreciation to Mom and and grabbed her gloves to help move in the rolls of flooring. It was then I noticed something written on the back side of one of the rolls of grey flooring. What does it say?
“REMNANT – Tucson Mini Time Machine”
Yes, the same floor going into the home was the floor we had rolled and strolled on, enchanted at TMTM. Now, it will be there forever, just like our memories. I laughed and cried and still marvel at the fun and playfulness of the universe and the clear signs and milestones out there blazing so brightly for us if we just tune our dial to the happy, appreciative frequency where we can see them.
Beautiful. Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Look Ma! We’re in The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures!