Friday, February 27, 2009

Kitchen....

Welcome to my little kitchen.....all the furniture is made from kits. I love the kitchen table and the little cupboard on the right of the photo, these are "small pleasures" kits, which I unhappily add are no longer available. I made each individual floor tile, never thought I would finish, but was happy with the result when I finally did!

While the kitchen cupboards are once again kits,(I love the finished look), the hood above the cooktop I designed and made from a photo I saw in a magazine. I have added lighting inside the hood and the little cupboard over the sink, I like how the lighting brings the copper ware to life.


The kitchen table is set for a 'light lunch', 4 of the 5 cakes on the glass stand are from"English Kitchen", the ham sandwich I bought via mail-order from the "UK", I made the little book & the pot of daisys I bought from a miniature fair in Sydney.......you can see through to my 'garden room'.....
...I bought the broom from Paris last year...... I made the bird house & the box on top of the dresser is made by Lea Frisoni.....

The kitchen dresser is filled with "spode" dinnerware....this I made from a Spode catalogue and paper plates. A little Laduree bag sits on the dresser with a lovely little teapot, hand made by a lady here in Tasmania. My favorite magazine "Victoria" sits on the chair waiting to be read!


On the little food cupboard sits some little treasures I have collected over the years. I enjoyed making the cupboard, but I went against the 'instructions' and I added organdy ribbon to the cupboard fronts instead of the (plastic) mess that was provided.

25 comments:

Debbie said...

Your attention to detail is outstanding. If I didn't know any better I'd swear this was a full size Kitchen, in one of the Glossy Home Magazines. Beautiful..

Jean Day said...

Oh my goodness!!! I'm so pleased you are just showing us your home one room at a time or it would be much too overwhelming to see all the incredible details!!! It is so extremely beautiful and amazing!!

kimsminiatures said...

Lovely..... I really could happily live there and be very happy. I hope you get your scones soon. I'm so thrilled to have something of mine displayed in this amazing house. Mini hugs!

Sandy said...

This is a miniature? No way....
Beautiful!

marlies said...

This is a verry verry verry beautifull kitchen!I like every detail in there, I need a bib......
* marlies

Liberty Biberty said...

That is an absolutely beautiful kitchen!
Mercedes

rute said...

Hello. Your kitchen is beatiful.
Rute.

Doreen said...

Oh Linda - what can a person say to such artistry! Each room gets better and more elegant than the previous one. It is hard to believe that I am looking at a miniature.

kimsminiatures said...

Everytime I look I see something I didn't see before. The laduree bag....How wonderful. Did you make it? I'm so enjoying your wonderful house. Thank you. It really does look real.

Linda Carswell said...

Kim, I'm so happy you like my kitchen, the Laduree bag I actually bought in Paris...I found a miniature/toy shop that sells all these little bags, they have them from just about every well known Paris shop...Laduree...Bon Marche...Dior...Baby Dior... & more & more...I'll hunt out the address for you if you like.

Regards,
Linda

The Carolina Quilter said...

Every detail is lovely and absolutely stunning. I love the white and the elegance. I envy you your taste and abilities.

Jody
Mini Leaps and Bounds

Stéphanie Kilgast said...

Such a beautiful and perfect kitchen!

ANA ROSA. said...

Divine!!!
A beautiful kitchen that seems to be full of life, congratulations!!!
I want to see the rest of the rooms of this house!!
A greeting.
Ana.

rosanna said...

I wish I were so small to live in. Give me the bottle "Drink me" and I'll be the happiest Alice.

vicki archer said...

LInda I think this is the most incredible room so far. The kitchen is exquisite and your details just perfect, xv.

Linda Carswell said...

I would like to thank all the wonderful ladies who have sent me these beautiful comments....I am so thrilled!!!
I have learnt a lot as I move from one room to the next...I see things that I wish I had done differently, but over-all I am happy with it so far....
Once again, thanks to each and every-one of you!!!
Kindess Regards,
Linda

sylvia said...

Everything is soo beautiful, the kitchen is perfect, al those details WONDERFUL!!!

Helene said...

This is the most amazing self-built house I have ever seen!
Your sense of interior design and the detailing makes me totally flabbergasted!

Anna said...

Oh may goodness!!Is fantastic, is very beautiful!

Atrus el mistico said...

increible lo que haces, una delicia para los ojos poder ver estas maravillas en miniatura, felicidades por la calidad de las fotos, impresonante tu trabajo, me quito el sombrero.

Jorge

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Tallulah~Belle said...

Absolutely stunning. I am blown away by the details.

I always think the test of a true artist is if you can look at a photo and really believe it is full size and not a miniature....You certainly have that talent.

I look forward to reading the rest of your blog.

Jayne

I'ts Cosmic Rock... said...

OH MY GOD!!!! I CAN'T STAND IT ANYMORE!!! I want to start making dollhouses aswell...but how to start??

Mirja said...

This blog is so perfect and beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

I am absolutely in AWE! And so envious! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! I visit again and again and each time find something new to love. I am so inspired by your work! What a pity the little kitchen dressers are no longer available. They make the room for me and I would LOVE to have one. Sigh.....guess I'll just have to visit more!