Dozens of young ladies with their mothers and some grandmothers in tow attended the Mother/Grandmother/Daughter Tea, held at Nicholas P. Sims Library on Saturday morning.

Finger foods and tea were served up as the young ladies, dressed in their Sunday best, anticipated the program, which was a presentation of miniature dollhouses and other miniature relics designed by Dani Muckleroy of the Waxahachie Salvation Army.

“I’ve been involved in this hobby since the early 1990s.  It’s not necessarily an expensive hobby, but I have invested quite a bit into it,” she said, pointing out some of her work that includes a Ringling Brothers Circus trailer, a potting shed, an English “Fox Folly” and a replica of the Little House on the Prairie.

Her craft is showcased in various forms – some in picture frames, some in miniature houses and one in an antique travel case.

“There are several miniature house organizations throughout the country, but one of the most prominent ones is the International Guild of Miniature Artisans,” she said, saying the art dated back to ancient times but has re-emerged as recent as the early 1970s. “I find that it is very relaxing and therapeutic for me and has really carried me through during times that I battled cancer and after the loss of my husband.”

For information about other events at Nicholas P. Sims Library, visit its website at, or call 972-937-2671.

Contact Paul at or 469-517-1450.