A Renaissance Trader

45 Sales


A Renaissance Trader

45 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
Jim McGuire

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Jim McGuire


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Deborah Lloyd

Deborah Lloyd on May 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I just love this cabin. Such great work and detail. Excellent service

John Mackey

John Mackey on Apr 10, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

i love 4dr cars too.

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Handmade Miniature Dwellings and Public Places...

My interest in scratch built models came at an early age as it usually does. I have always had a great appreciation for anything created by hand in detailed, small scale.
Model railroading was a part of my childhood, which required building my own scale buildings and scenery from scrap material.

From the ages of seven to eleven I was making toys out of scrap wood on Dad's workbench. These included Sailboats, Tugboats, Caterpillar bulldozers, painted yellow of course and Steamshovels in red.

The Christmas season arrived and I tried my hand at building small cardboard glitter and snow houses to be placed in a village setting beneath the tree.

I am a FTD Master Floral Designer with a seasoned sense of detail, as you will see in my miniature dwellings.
To me, details are the key element to bringing my dwellings to life. Thank you for your time...Jim

Shop members
  • James McGuire

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Thought Processor

Shop policies

Last updated on October 2, 2012
Hi, welcome to A Renaissance Trader. My miniature dwellings are all handmade by me, using upscycle, new and found materials. (no kits)...All a true labor of love and I am very happy to be able to display them on this wonderful media, Etsy...
If you have any questions or need information on any of my hand made dwellings or any of my vintage toys, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you for visiting...

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
Payment is required within two days after purchase. Paypal is preferred.
I also accept cashier check or money order.
If for some reason you cannot meet this requirement, let me know ASAP and I will work with you for a solution.
I ship USPS First Class with confirmation within two days after Paypal payment is verified or payment is received.
At present, I ship only USA.
Refunds and Exchanges
I would only hope that you would be satisfied with my items, however if you have an issue with anything, please contact me ASAP and I will work something out to your satisfaction. Your satisfaction is important to me!
Please read all item description and check out the photos closely. Thank you!
Additional policies and FAQs
Please understand that my handmade miniature dwellings are all one of a kind. They are not mass produced. There may be some similarities, but no two identical, but they all share the same qualities of detailed work and pride...
Some of them are on a landscaped base but not permanetly attached for the possibility of displaying the dwelling only... Thank's again!