The KitchenMay 05, 2009
First of all, no, the picture on the right does not show my dollshouse kitchen. It is however, the photo from which I took my inspiration...
First of all, no, the picture on the right does not show my dollshouse kitchen. It is however, the photo from which I took my inspiration to build the kitchen in my dollshouse. The real kitchen is in Castle Twickel in the Netherlands.
The kichen in my dollshouse is located in the basement, as most kitchens in canal houses are. As it is in the back of the house, the kitchen windows look out onto the garden. The window above the sink area looks out onto a tiny courtyard in the center of the house.
Here is my kitchen as it looks today. The sink is nearly finished, all I need is two taps.
I'm very pleased with the sink and the drain boards which I made from a piece of cherry I had in my wood stash. Also the wall tiles turned out very well. I tried to copy the 17th century 'witjes' (little whites) which are still present in many old Dutch kitchens. I made the tiles from thin card stock, paint and spray varnish.
Another view of the sink and the window above it. The difference in colour with the previous picture has to do with different lighting conditions. The view out of the window is the view from my real kitchen window. This picture was taken last autumn, you can see the red apples hanging in my apple tree.
I copied the hydrangea in the vase after a real one flowering in my garden. And in case you are wondering, yes, those are the actual colours of the real one!
To the left of the sink I made a little niche in the wall with some shelves where I can put my porcelain dinner service and glassware. I've been taking porcelain painting classes once or twice a year for a number of years now and I am trying to collect my own handpainted china this way. A lot of fun although results do vary!
Also in my kitchen, the absolutely perfect wine glasses...so beautifully made by Gerd Felka of Germany.
Last picture today: the salt cellar on the wall in my kitchen, next to the AGA.
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