Saturday, June 20, 2015

Holiday souvenirs in a Kitchen roombox

This afternoon I built myself a room box out of foam-core board. I papered it in traditional blue and white floor and wall paper. Then I furnished it with things I have collected on my travels over the years.

There are 3 Italian bowls in the cupboard. I collected them along the Amafli coast last spring.

I found these wonderful antique canisters in Germany last month. 

These, excluding the windmill pitcher, are magnet souvenirs I found in Rome last year. I picked up the pitcher and many of the other blue and white pieces at different flea markets in Canada and the USA,

I got the hat, hanging pan and hanging cup in Germany last month. I found this cute chair and its mate in Sweden two years ago.

The scale and rolling pin holder are also from my trip to Germany last month. The little chest of drawers was found at a garage sale in Maryland.

I found the wooden utensil holder in an antique store in Berlin last month. The nice lady who owned it gave me a dog and a cat for my other dollhouse. They aren't here because they are the wrong scale for this room, but I remember her fondly. The hanging cheese is another magnet found in Rome last year 

The little delft shoes are from trip to the Netherlands in 2005, but the carpet beater and the three molds are also from Germany last month.

I found the little stove at a flea market in Pennsylvania. The teapot is special Polish pottery. I bought it in Krakow last month

Another view of the stove with flea market accessories

The table, chairs, server and cupboard were given to me by my dear friend CM when I visited her in California a few years ago. The four plates on the middle shelf of the cupboard are reproductions of the traditional blue onion pattern that is so common in antique German dollhouses. I bought them in Seiffen, Germany last month.

On the table is a tray with an Erzgebirge tea set and eggs in egg cups. I got those in Seiffen, Germany, the town where these wonderful toys are made.

I bought the chickens at the Marolin Company in Germany last month. They are made of paper mache and are exactly like the ones I have in my little Putz farm except the ones in my farm are about 100 years old,

Every time I look at this room box I will also see all the wonderful places I have visited and all the great friends I have made over the years. What a great room!!

12 comments:

  1. What a great way to display your collectibles that represent some of the wonderful places you've been! The whole room box looks amazing. :)

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    1. Thanks! I really like that everything fits so well and I can see my souvenirs in one place.

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  2. Hello from Spain: fabulous kitchen. Great furniture.We keep in touch

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    1. Gracias. It was such fun to make.

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  3. Hello shale,
    The room is fantastic. you have wonderful miniatures and they all work so well together. All the memories attached are a terrific plus.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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    1. Thanks Giac. I am amazed at how well it turned out. So much fun to see all the things I have collected on trips.
      Hugs,
      Susan

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  4. What a great souvenir! It's a beautiful room!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! I will be doing almost as much cooking in the room box as I do in my real kitchen - none. lol

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  5. It is a great room and a lot great memories and stories. It is almost like they were meant to be together!

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    1. Thanks Troy! I was amazed at how good it looked when I was finished. They do look like they belong together.

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  6. Fabulous! Susan I have one of those stainless steel curled wall hangers and did not know it was a rooling pin holder. Did you see that in Germany?

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    1. I bought the rolling pin holder in Germany. They had such wonderful things for dollhouses there.

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