I thought I should mention another great place to shop for odd containers/settings for minis are the Big Lots stores. I found this metal and glass lantern for about $15. I'm not sure what will go in here. I'm thinking maybe a man dressed as a Victorian rat catcher or lamp lighter. Or even something spookier. Not quite sure yet.
As you can see Pollux isn't sure what to make of it either.
Here's a shot without my chief inspector's nose in the way.
The front opens nicely, but there isn't much room unless I when down to 1:48 scale. The idea of a doll in there is intriguing enough to keep me in 1:12 for the moment.