Saturday, August 21, 2010

It's (not) all about the kitchen







I seem to post a lot about the kitchen, and I hope you are not getting sick of seeing it. Warning....lots of photos in this post. I decided that today was the day to fill the kitchen cupboards. I made this cupboard quite a while ago, and it has been sitting nearly empty on the kitchen wall ever since, with just a couple of things sitting forlornly on the shelves. So today I had a lovely time filling up the cupboard.



There is quite a mixture of things there....on the top shelf I made the jars of jam by filling real glass jars with resin. I also made the little cookbooks (they are mostly about making cakes, cupcakes and macaroons), and the label for the food can. The blue tumbler is part of a Chrysnbon set - I am a huge fan of these - you may have seen the green pitcher in previous posts. The purple vase, along with the matching milk jug on the bottom shelf are by Sam Dunlap.


Most of the boxes on the middle shelf were made by a fellow miniaturist - I bought them at a show. The lovely little pastel cupcake papers were made by Cindy - aren't they wonderful! The stoneware jug on the far right is by Elizabeth Causeret. I made the spotty plate, and the two on the bottom shelf (more about them later).


Also on the bottom shelf are more books and a little sugar jar with a cute polkadot lid which started life as a scrapbooking brad.


I had two lovely things arrive at my house this week. My lovely friend, Dorothee left a little parcel by my front door, and inside was this beautiful flower arrangement. What a lovely surprise at the end of a long day!


And then I opened a parcel from Lory and look what was inside. These cupcakes are so beautiful! I absolutely love them and I think I must be her biggest fan.


I was really pleased this week because I have finally found some really nice, delicate porcelain plates to use as blanks for my Green Gate plates. I had a lovely time today making plates, and then of course I had to re-do the other kitchen shelves because I had different plates I wanted to display. So here is the new display - I really like the spotty plates and now I can do big and small plates so that is great. The only problem is that I really can't fit any more plates in the house.




Here is a photo of one side of the kitchen. Can you spot the thing I forgot to do??


But while we are trying to find more places to put plates, here is something I found that I was really pleased about. The little glass cakestand that arrived the other day, which was too jolly small for anything in 1/12 scale except the tiniest cupcake, fit perfectly over one of my small plates, and look what is displayed inside...one of the pretty butterflies that WAS going to be in the little boys room. This one has been stolen away and moved to the bedroom.


I really should stop faffing around with plates and make some curtains.


Thank you so much for reading my blog....I enjoy your comments. And keep watching because, to my amazement, the 200 followers is approaching and I think I will do another little giveaway. I hope you all have a wondeful week.

40 comments:

Rachel said...

Everything looks so beautiful i love it
xx

Christine said...

I had to decide whether you were showing us photos of your real life kitchen or your mini! Everything is so perfect and so pretty. :)

Susanne said...

I just love your plates! Do you use special transfers? I tried with liquid Fimo, but I think it got too thick and clumsy. Then I got some glue paper, but still needs to fine something to fixate the print so that it won´t smear.
Your kitchen is a very cosy room.
Love, Susanne

Marion said...

Oh, wouldn't it be heaven to have a kitchen like that in real life???? It's lovely, Carolyn.

Lena said...

Wow,I just LOVE your kitchen! The Green Gate plates, the purple vase and mug,and the beutiful shelf! Were did you buy the lightblue china? I would love to have the same in my kitchen...
The big shelf is so great, you have made a wonderful work!

Lena!

Liesl Kleu said...

Just beautiful, everything works so well together, and those cupcakes are just to die for!

Looking Glass Miniatures said...

Love your plates, they are so wonderful. They remind me of my nana's which i have in my real kitchen. Such a pleasure to read your blog, love your items!! Hugs, Jennifer

Flor said...

¡Es preciosa la cocina!!!!!!!
Saludos
Flor

Heleni said...

Oh I love your kitchen Carolyn and all things you have in the kitchen, wonderful...

gr.Heleni

Irene said...

You have captured the style very well. Your kitchen looks so lovely and fresh and these flowers are beautiful. What a lovely gift to receive.

M Carmen Casanova said...

Oh! tienes una cocina realmente preciosa. Todo tan delicado y en el lugar exacto. No puedo decir que es lo que más me gusta, pues todas las piezas son geniales.

Catherine said...

Your kitchen is wonderful!!! I love all your new miniatures. The cup cakes are amazing!
I can't spot what you forgot to do. What ever it was it hasn't hurt the look of your gorgeous kitchen. ;-)

Patty said...

Carolyn, Your kitchen is so darling!!!! I love the color scheme and your plates are fabulous!! Does your doll ever do dishes? I tried to enlarge the photo but it didn't work......it looks like your sink doesn't have faucets!! Your shelf came out wonderful!!

Cynthia's Minilife said...

What a beautiful kitchen and gorgeous little plates and other kithchen thingy's! Could it perhaps be curtains on the window that you forgot? I too am procrastinating on the curtains in my house as I am a bit nervous around fabric.
Cynthia

Clara said...

¡Cuanto has trabajado! Llenar los armarios de la cocina es poner mucho detalle y variado, y ya lo has conseguido.
La cocina está preciosa y esos platos decotativos son muy elegantes.
¿Tienes una mariposa en la quesera?
Besos Clara

Cheryl said...

Carolyn, go ahead and post about your lovely little kitchen until you are filled. You have shown us your wonderful work and it has been fun following along. Will you share where you get the plate blanks?

Minnie Kitchen said...

soooo pretty!! everything~

Thmini2 said...

Beautiful!! I loe your kitches and what beautiful plates you have made.

PAKY said...

A mi me gusta mucho todo, es muy bonito, los detalles de la estantería son preciosos y no me canso de ver tu cocina, me encanta! saludos

Iris said...

Kitchen looks great! Kitchen cabinet is fine now.

Lataina said...

Oh Carolyn, your newly filled cupboard is fabulous! I've always admired this one. I think it's perfect! The butterfly in the bedroom......flawless. Post as many pics as you desire. I NEVER get tired of drooling (oops, I meant viewing....lol) all of your lovely work. =)

Susan said...

It's all so fresh and beautiful, I could never get tired of seeing it!! Like Patty, I'd love to be able to see the photos larger and appreciate all the details. How do you 'make' the plates? They look like they came from the porcelain factory!

May said...

Es imposible cansarse de ver tu cocina.
Es muy bonita y coqueta. Esta llena de detalles y el platero te ha quedado ideal, con tanta variedad de platos. Me encanta.
Besitos, May

Flora said...

Dear Carolyn, that wonderful things in your kitchen ...
The dishes, in a house are not enough: a few friends can get to the last time for lunch ...
All photos show beautiful things but the most beautiful of all is the little butterfly trapped beneath the glass case: I just hope that now you free and let it fly away on his way ...
Mini hugs, Flora

ESTEFANIA said...

Que preciosa está quedando la cocina!! me encantan tus platos, son geniales!el contraste de colores hace la cocina muy alegre. Un beso.

Heather said...

I would love to live in your little house. I never tire of looking at it! You are very talented!

Jody said...

Hi, I love your beautyful miniature kitchen and the other miniatures, I like your blog very, very much!

Greetings Jody.

Frederica said...

Hi Carolyn , I absolutely love your kitchen , its so stunning , could have been your real kitchen , youre such a clever lady and I love visiting your blog ,
Lots of love , Frederica

miniaturista said...

La fresquera antigua, las flores y esa quesera con la mariposa en su interior... todo precioso.
Un abrazo
maite

Carolyn said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments - I have tried to answer your questions via email so hope that works ok. And the thing I forgot to do is replace the last silver knob on the kitchen cabinet with a white one to match the others....maybe I should go and do it now! xxxxx

Teresa Martínez- IGMA artisan said...

Carolyn, su cocina está quedando preciosa.
Me gusta mucho!!

MiniLover said...

What a lovely display! I love the big and small plates together. Brava--well done!!!

xo,
Sophia

Eva said...

It is amazing...Looks absolutely lovely. My sincere congratulations for a such a great work :)

Karin said...

I love your colorful kitchen, you are very talented!

Greetings, Karin.

miniacollection said...

I love all your photos. The shelves are great and all the details are perfect. I really love your style and the colours.
Geneviève

maria said...

I love how you filled the cupboard and i love all the things in the kitchen.
Your collorcombination is fabulous.
The butterfly is stunning, she even got legs!!
I am never bored of watching your beatifull pictures.
Hugs
Maria

jose said...

I like fantastic kitchen much

Make It Small said...

Your blog is so interesting and you have some beautiful miniatures. Gill

Ana said...

Todo precioso y con muy buen gusto¡¡¡¡ felicidades¡¡¡

cuisle west said...

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