Sunday, May 22, 2011

French food cupboard....



....this is the first little piece of furniture finished for the 'new project'....I want these (new) pieces to look as though they might have been purchased from a French brocante....or some such??? I have painted it a soft grey, but I'm not sure if the true colour shows in the photo. At present I have it filled with items from some of my favorite 'foodies'.

p.s......French food cupboard is made from a kit....(although I added the 'chicken wire' look to the doors instead of the wire cover provided in the kit)....

31 comments:

Norma said...

It's gorgeous! I love the little wine rack on the bottom, a nice touch and of course oh-so-French :)

marlies said...

Yes, its beautiful, I love that chicken wire in the doors, you can see through and there is some yummie in that cupboard!! :D
Love that teapot on top too!
* marlies

Garden of Miniatures said...

Fantastic,I love cupboards like this.And the color is lovely.Thank you for the tip with the chicken wire ;-)! Jeannette

Plushpussycat said...

This looks great! I love the chicken wire--you can half-see the goodies on the other side--yummy! :-)

Susan said...

It's absolutly gorgeous, so is all that french food and wine! My favourite though, is the teapot, it's beautiful.

Catherine said...

What a great kit!!!! I love that piece. You have finished it beautifully with the chicken wire "look". Ooooh This is going to be a great project I can just feel it. :-)

Although... I don't see how you are going to have time with writing your book about France too. LOL Just kidding but I wish you would.

dale's dreams said...

Linda, it's wonderful! The gray definitely shows up in the second pic. What did you use for the chicken wire? Just curious. :)

Terri said...

Beautiful little cupboard! The "chicken wire" is perfect as is the gray color.

Janine Crocker said...

What a lovely little cupboard! The chicken wire really makes it special (did you use tulle?? ;) ) and the teapot is adorable! I can't wait to see your new project...

MALINIK said...

This color actually looks great. Great piece of your new project!
Ina

My Wee Life said...

Linda it's beautiful and so typically French. The colour is great and I love the 'chicken wire' effect.

Marie75 said...

Nice beginning ! I can't wait seeing the whole scene.

Norma said...

Should I feel ashamed to admit that I was so busy looking at the wine that I didn't even see the gorgeous teapot! ;)

rosanna said...

Linda, you have been busy busy. Nice that it's so cold outside, you have a good excuse to cop inside and play. Of course I love the little cupboard! you are the best at finding the most beautiful kits and then you have the greatest ability to make them perfectly.
Well done my friend! Minihugs to you all, Rosanna

Flora said...

Good start, indeed: great!
Above all, I find perfect the measure you use in all your choices ...
No ostentation, but only so much beauty in every detail :-)

by Sonya said...

Very beautiful!The color is the right one!
I love it very much!
Sonya

miniacollection said...

It's lovely. I like the doors and the rack for bottles. There seems to be great things inside the cupboard.
Geneviève

Lotte said...

It looks nice! Love your little apples too. They looks too real ;D

Mieke said...

What a lovely cupboard, and the little teapot is so beautiful.

Hugs Mieke

Virginia Isabel said...

Una preciosidad.
besujis!!!

Arantxa said...

Wonderfull!!
The cupboard it's so lovely,very french.

I love your teapot!!

Congratulations.

Chrissey said...

thats lovely, wonderful colour too where do you buy kits as cute as that please xx

Eliana said...

I am a huge fan of your blog.

I also want to thank you for visiting mine :)

(...sorry about my english)

Doreen said...

Your litle cupboard looks lovely. I to have painted some items for my project in grey. I use Annie Sloane chalk paints you can buy them in sample pots and the colurs are realy good very french which I love!! by the way I used Parisienne grey!!

Brandy Rose said...

Its perfect! Especially with the little wine bottles at the bottom.

la Brocanteuse said...

Hello Linda, I am a great admirer of your passion for minitures. Did I ever tell you that my 8yr old Dd often asks to look at what you are up to...once I found our handyman(allso known as the gardener, builder, tiler,all round right hand around the house) painting the teeny little furniture of her (off the shelf)dollshouse-all "french white" by her instructions...she is so inspired with your petit maison. (so am I of course!)
thank you for sharing your talent with us. xo Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

Josje said...

The new piece certainly looks like a french brocante piece! I like the soft grey colour and the 'chicken wire'. I think I am getting a feel for where you're going with your new project...love it!

Catherine said...

Test to see if I can post here Linda... Catherine XXX

iam2nd_bg said...

Ok, I just found this site and I think I have died and gone to heaven. I have been collecting 10 years, and I think now I want to convert to French. I will not be able to sleep tonite, with this picture of this dolhouse in my mind. Can you tell me where I can get more ideas to make my dollhouse and real house French. I have never been to France, but OMG, I think I am in heaven. Words cannot tell you how beautiful this is to me. Thank you Becky

designchic said...

What a wonderful piece...love it!!

la Brocanteuse said...

love the Bon Maman! just so exciting to see these creations! Col & Dd Afrique du Sud