Of course, we couldn't resist asking her what she planned on doing with her purchase.
Marsha said she's been fascinated with miniatures since childhood. But this Canon City artisan isn't just content with arranging and collecting miniatures in an ordinary fashion.
"I arrange antique miniatures in unique antique containers," she said.
She uses antique radios, televisions, refrigerators and other vintage items as the showcase or framework for works of art.
Marsha gave a vintage TV (pictured above) new life by creating a magical scene of a North Pole bakery.
"I purchase many of the items I use, in Florence," Marsha said.
Also a registered nurse at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, and an instructor at CNA classes in Florence, Marsha estimates she puts at least 50 plus hours into each creation.
Her nostalgic vignettes aren't for sale, but Marsha has been entering her work at the Pueblo State Fair for about five years. She's won several Best Of Show ribbons and earned three first place ribbons.
The scene of a Victorian Christmas, framed by part of an antique icebox, won Marsha a Best of Show award at the fair.
Marsha is inspired by a variety of themes for her art work, but primarily concentrates on Christmas scenes. "This all started from a memory of me as a child looking down a banister at Christmas..."she recalled.
The magical memories of her childhood Christmases are celebrated and honored every time she goes on a search for new miniatures and antique backdrops.
I'm just glad, even though Marsha doesn't sell her work, that she chooses to share her love of good memories, antiques and miniatures with everyone by displaying at the fair, and readily sharing her story with us in Florence.
What is Marsha's newest project that she was in Florence hunting for miniatures last week?
She'll be working on a barn scene (complete with that cute hat and cowboy boots) set in an antique school desk.
I'm hoping when the antique school desk is completed we'll get a picture to share on the blog. We always love seeing all the fascinating things fascinating people do with the treasures they find in Florence!