FEATURED ARTISAN | Cindi’s Minis, Arlington, Virginia

Cindy Gonzales has always loved small things. As a child, she would volunteer to shine her grandmother’s miniature tea set collection. Years later, after the loss of her firstborn child, she found that escaping into making memory boxes was rewarding. It also brought her joy to be able to provide a tangible way for others to remember their loved ones. She made everything from miniature bar scenes to an old fashioned barber shop, and all were lighted with music boxes in them.

When Cindy had trouble finding items that she wanted to include in her boxes, she decided to make them. She crocheted in miniature, made furniture, and a very long list of other things. Since she is a collector and admirer of the art of others, she actually started to sell miniatures to support her habit. Her personal collection includes three dollhouses and many cases full of treasures that make her smile.

Cindy has been selling and making miniatures through Cindi’s Minis for about 25 years. She started focusing on grocery items because they make a miniature scene more realistic. She also loves witnessing the elation of her customers when they see their favorites from their childhoods. Though she does not sell to the public, you can find her mini treasures at the retailers listed beneath the gallery images.

Cindy Gonzales
Cindi’s Minis
801 S. Greenbrier Street, #320
Arlington, VA 22204
703 880-4771

Email: cindisminis@msn.com

Website: cindisminis.com


Cindi’s Minis are available at the following retail stores:

Auntie Em’s – Glendale, AZ

Barb’s Corner – Franklin, WI

B & J Miniature Creations – St. Charles, MO

Bits ‘N Pieces of Ghent – Norfolk, VA

Chautauqua Miniatures – Inc. – Mayville, NY

Chef Ginas – North Ridgeville, OH

Crickets & Caterpillars – Houston, TX

DBJ Miniatures – Ontario, CA

DeJoux Miniatures – Charlotte, NC

Divided House – Salisbury, MA

Dolls and Minis – Olmsted Falls, OH

D’s Miniatures & Collectibles – Copper Canyon, TX

Earth & Tree Miniatures – Amherst, NH

Forever Friends – Olney, MD

Golden Acorn Shoppe – Fostoria, OH

Grandma Holly’s House – Eastsound, WA

Happily Ever After – Ashburn, VA

Iklectic Kollectibles Inc. – Hauppauge, NY

Judy Orr Miniatures –  Feather Falls, CA

Kerbey Lane Miniatures – Austin, TX

Lilliput Dollhouses & Miniatures – Fairport, NY

Little Enchantments –  Minneapolis, MN

Lynlott Miniatures – Pittsburgh, PA

M & R Miniatures – Rochester, NY

Mainly Mini’s – Tupper Lake, NY

Marie’s Majestic Miniatures – Akron, OH

Miniature Designs – Lawrenceville, GA

Miniature Garden Shoppe – Brimfield, IL

Miniature Makers’ Workshop – Royal Oak, MI

Miniature Memories, LLC – Tucson, AZ

My Minis – Austin,TX

Nancy’s Silver Lining – Silver Spring,MD

Norm’s Dollhouse – Centennial, CO

Out of the Ordinary Miniatures – Cambridge, ON

Rau’s Country Store Inc. – Frankenmuth, MI

Silver Fox Creations – Ottawa – Ontario, Canada

Stevenson’s Doll Houses & Miniatures – Mechanicsburg, PA

Sutton Miniatures – Ft. Lee, NJ

T&D Miniatures – Fenton, MO

Taller Targioni – Asturias, Spain

Time Machine Hobby – Manchester, CT

Tiny Doll House – New York City, NY

Tiny Little Treasures – West Henrietta, NY

Volant Miniature Shop – Volant, PA


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