Meredith Holt, Published July 08 2012
Favorite Things: SheSays writer shares her favorite ‘minis’
FARGO - When I was a kid, I collected miniatures.
You know, the tiny ceramic animals positioned on top of white cardboard squares you find at a gift shop.
My fondness for shrunken versions of normal-sized items carried into adulthood with things like mini muffins and travel-sized everything.
Here are my favorite miniature things:
Mini salt and pepper shakers – Growing up, I annoyed my parents by twirling and clinking the individual miniature salt and pepper shakers they kept on the dinner table. They gave me my own set when I moved out.
The Body Shop Mini Hairbrush – I have long, thick, unruly hair that requires midday touchups (except when I let my lion mane go untamed). I keep this bamboo-handled mini brush in my purse.
Mini nail polish – Little bottles of nail polish from brands like Petites and Pixel let me try new colors without wasting much product or money if I don’t like them. Sweet.
Mini pigs – Pigs are cute. Tiny pigs are cuter. On “How I Met Your Mother,” Barney used a teacup pig to lure women into his apartment to seduce them. Smart man.
Mini quiches – When my best friend asks me what she should make for a party, I tell her, “Mini quiches!” Other mini appetizers like cocktail weenies will do, too.
Reese’s Minis – I’ve always loved any size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, but my favorite are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures. Reese’s Minis are the smallest.