Dome-home, 2008

I love snowdomes and with a collection in the hundreds, I’m fast losing track of who gave me what and when. So I’m hoping you’ll help me or just feel free to take a journey and browse through all the domes from around the world and the experiences that are tied to each shake. This is my documentation blog. Can I post a dome a day? You’ll have to wait and see.

The count:

April 2009: around 500
1 Jan 2012: 636

FAQs:

  1. Which is your favourite snowdome?
    I love them ALL! No, I’m really serious.
  2. Do you buy domes online?
    No. I love that a dome represents an experience someone had somewhere. Every single one of them has either been purchased when I went somewhere or just experienced something new. The rest of them have all been gifts from friends also seeing the world!
  3. Where do you put them all?
    It’s been an ever changing project. They’re currently in glass-fronted shelves, displayed in all their glory in the dining room.
  4. What are you photographing them with?
    I’ve got a regular digital Canon EOS 400D and invested in an awesome Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens.
  5. Will you ever stop collecting? (my mother’s question)
    NO mum.
  6. Are you really making those coffees featured on the blog?
    Yesiree. I’m not a barista, but I’m just as obsessed with coffee as I am with domes (well, almost). It’s a semi-pro machine called the Diadema Junior Plus combined with a Mini Mazza grinder.
  7. Do domes require maintenance?
    Sadly they do. Light affects the liquid and depending on how many impurities there are, they can become hazy over the years or even gather some nasty gunk. If you need more information, Andy Zito is your man.
  8. Do you trade domes?
    Of course I love all things kitsch, but the domes also represent some beautiful moments I want to keep, so that’s a NO. But are you making an offer?
  9. What if I give you the same dome as one you already have?
    I’m glad with whatever I can get! Even though it might be same, your experience was most definitely totally different. Check out my Aligator/Crocodome.
  10. How does your hubby feel about this obsession?
    He gave me my first one. He shares some responsibility. Love at first dome?
  11. What will you do when you’ve blogged them all?
    Maybe have a huge party? At this rate, I will have blogged the entire collection by Christmas. From that point, I’ll have to change the title of the blog to ‘A dome a day-ish’ and will only post when I get new ones. No more rush to blog before midnight. Ah won’t that be nice.

5 Responses to “About”

  1. Jennifer Chung Says:

    I LOVE IT!!! Can’t wait to read more!!!

    xoxoxo from NYC

  2. Mary Says:

    A Dome a Day yeah! xx MGMa

  3. Andy Zito Says:

    Hi Mia,

    Still reading your blog and loving it!

    Did you get this email announcement from Diane Zwieg? You should contact her and maybe she will promote your blog. Can never hurt.

    Best,

    Andy

    I Antique Online
    A Community For People Who Buy, Sell or Collect Antiques, Collectibles and Art
    A message to all members of I Antique Online

    I am working as a Guest Editor to comprise a list for two articles:

    Top 10 Retro Sewing Blogs

    Top 10 Nostalgia Blogs

    If you know of blogs that fit each of these categories, please let me know. Please send your suggestions to my email at dianne@cdiannezweig.com

    You can also get the word out…I welcome plenty of input.

    And by the way…if you blog and would like to send me your blog link, I might just use it for a future project.

    Dianne
    Editor

    Visit I Antique Online at: http://iantiqueonline.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

  4. snowdomes Says:

    Mia, this is wonderful! I hope you will visit our snowdome website too.

  5. Sandy Says:

    Love your blog. Just found out there is a snow globe maker in Denver, Colorado. Check it out:

    “Denver based Snow Globe Central creates customized gifts for the holidays ”

    http://yourhub.denverpost.com/def-section/custom-snow-globes-made-denver-add-sparkle-gift-giving/By94DKaW3riZ50hSnntawK-ugc

    Fun stuff! Keep ’em coming.


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