Monday, December 28, 2009
Largest collection of miniature chairs - world
record set by Barbara Hartsfield
Stone Mountain Village, GA, USA -- Barbara Hartsfield’s
little shop called 'The Minichair Gallery' displays more than
3,000 miniature chairs-setting the world record for the Largest
collection of miniature chairs.
Photo: In honor of the season, there
is a Christmas tree with more than 100 different ornaments,
each a miniature chair.
Gallery at 994 Main St., Stone Mountain, is a combination
shop and museum with plant holders, picture frames, bookends,
cookie jars, inkwells, water globes, jewelry boxes and a huge
assortment of other items—all made to look like tiny chairs.
The salt and pepper shaker collection
alone has more than 100 items. There are even chairs within
chairs such as the chair earring holder that has earrings
that are all chairs.
In honor of the season, there is a Christmas
tree with more than 100 different ornaments, each a miniature
“I stopped counting at 3,000. Somebody else
may go after the record, but that’s OK.”
In the museum with the Largest
collection of miniature chairs, chairs are grouped
by about 30 themes. There’s a Coca-Cola theme, a jungle theme
and a sports theme, for example.
There are groupings for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving
and other holidays, but Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Veterans
Day and Labor Day items are included in the patriotic collection,
where she has photos from the 2008 presidential inauguration
that have never been published.
Functional items such as radios, napkin
holders and planters are separate from those that are just
Not every item in the shop qualified
for the world record count. It was for miniature chairs only.
The numerous photos, needlework pieces and other such images
don’t count, nor do the original doll-size chairs. “They have
to be three-dimensional and they have to be small enough to
be considered miniatures,” Hartsfield explained.
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collection of Pooh & Friends memorabilia - Deb Hoffmann sets
collection of cow-related items-Denise Tubangui sets world
movie camera collection-Richard LaRiviere sets world record
collection of trolls-world record set by Sophie Marie Cross
auction price for a doll-world record set by Marque
Napkin collection-world record set by Marilyn Boyle
privately owned auto collection-world
record set by LeMay Museum
December 28, 2009