Making Us Happy: Miniatures

minisSometimes a glimpse of cute n' tiny is all you need to remember that the world is good. Whether you tuck these into airy spots on your bookshelf, nestle them between bananas in a fruit bowl or create a fairy garden for your babysitting charges (parents will love that), these little things will make you smile:  Mini Characters ($.25 each, pictured). Girls, mushrooms, bus stops... these resin figures are sweet and fantastical.

 Mini Gala Apples ($6 for 20). Grab a whole bushel of realistic-looking fruit. Apples not your thing? Get sushi!

 Mini Fairy Garden Bench ($8). Because I really like that fairy garden idea. Bonus: This one comes with a forgotten magic wand!