PLAINFIELD, NJ - “Moments of Life in Miniature,” with unique holiday season displays and special life events, will be at Swain Galleries in Plainfield through Dec. 28. 

These miniature displays are all one-of-a-kind items designed by Miniature Artisan Ellie Falco.  She has gained recognition for miniature displays through her work recreating storybook and historical scenes. 

Recently Falco was commissioned by the Morris Museum in Morristown to help highlight the history of New Jersey with a miniature recreation of George Washington’s office at the Ford Mansion in Morristown, which served as Washington’s winter headquarters during the Revolutionary War.  She also made a detailed colonial wig shop for the museum. 

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Her storybook room boxes and displays include bringing drawings to life for Eloise, Curious George, Little House on the Prairie, Frozen, the Good Dinosaur, the Lion King, and many more.

The works on display in Plainfield are smaller acrylic cubes with various themes. Besides a number of them that highlight the holiday season, there are also displays related to baby arrivals, weddings, birthdays, and more. 

Additionally, Falco has created a series of pieces highlighting hobbies and careers such as photography, painting, music, gardening and Jersey Fresh farming, and scrapbooking.

Swain Galleries is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., closing early on Christmas Eve.

Swain Galleries is located at 703 Watchung Avenue in Plainfield.  For directions or more information, call 908-756-1708 or visit