Dollshouse Shows kitchen shoes
Vanishing act...November 02, 2013
Contrary to what you might believe (as I have not posted anything on my blog lately), I did not abandon the miniature world. But tim...
Contrary to what you might believe (as I have not posted anything on my blog lately), I did not abandon the miniature world. But time just seems to fly past!
Last weekend I went to the Apeldoorn Dolls House Show. As usual I had a lot of fun with my friends and saw (and bought!) many gorgeous things. I spent far too much money, but someone has to keep the economy going, right? It might as well be me then ;-)
My first stop at the show was the table of Patrizia Santi (Patrisan). I love the shoes she makes and cannot pass the opportunity to buy a few of her pieces each time I see her at a show. A girl can never have too many shoes, can she?
This time I went for the work boots. I just adore the rubber profile soles which are flexible like real shoes would be.
These brown leather booties closely resemble a pair I have in real life. Again, looove the profiled soles. And the matching handbag...what can I say, just perfect. The photos don't do them justice!
These red summer sandals and matching clutch handbag are so cool. Just look at those perfectly formed platform heels! Resistance was futile.
As I had started work on the kitchen of my new Canal House, it gave me a 'shopping purpose'. From my previous photos you can see I did not strictly adhere to it. Below are the first stages of the kitchen cabinets. They are very similar to the ones I have made before.
The tiles I won from Idske will be going on the wall above the kitchen worktop.
A few days ago I wanted to install the cabinet doors. In my stash I found I had 6 tiny hinges left, just enough for the three doors. As I started work, I noticed one of the hinges had gone missing. I looked everywhere for it (yes, including my sleeves and the soles of my shoes) but it just disappeared. When I set back to work, I noticed another hinge had gone missing. What? Again, I could not find it. It just vanished. So strange. And it wasn't even Halloween.
Now I'll have to order new ones. This is where I get them: Phoenix Model Developments. They're not cheap, but I like the size.
I did not only buy shoes at the fair, I managed to find some pieces for my kitchen. I bought a green porcelain dinner service...oh hang on, that is actually for my dining room which I haven't even started work on yet... There are more pieces to the dinner service than are shown in the photo and if possible I hope to add some hand painted pieces to it myself.
The blue and white vase in the photo is one I painted in Cocky Wildschut's porcelain painting class. I painted the design freehand after a full sized 17th century Kangxi porcelain example. It turned out really nice. The tiles with the dog (also copied from a full sized example) was something I did in a previous class and have now incorporated into a tile wall.
This wonderful coffeepot is by Elisabeth Causeret. I love the two separate filters.
The simplicity of the salt glaze pots fit well into my 17th century inspired kitchen so I bought several more pots and a jug.
These were my last purchases at the show. So I have shown you the first and the last things I have bought at the autumn show. And the ones in between? Ah, you'll just have to be patient! ;-)