One of the (very silly) reasons I feel like I hold myself back from finishing anything is because I want to wait to share with you, my audience, or anyone really, the things I acquire before I use it for any planned project. Really, it is a very silly resson, but I guess I want
everyone someone to take as much joy as I do in any transformations that occur (which are sll stored in my head at the moment, LOL!).
Today, I wanted to share some miniatures I’ve acquired over past few months, that way I can get to using them, :p
First there is the infamous 1:12 scale Miniature Miele oven;
I’ve had my eye on it since I started this whole dollhouse journey. I had a paypal gift card a few months back, so it made the price tag less intimidating. I ordered mine here from Elf miniatures.
It lights up and makes sounds as well, but I have yet to put batteries in it to try it out! I plan on using this in the Orchid…whenever I can get back to working on it!
I have another set I ordered on eBay with the melon set I used in Barbie’s new Kitchen pictures. It is s simple a little kettle, also from the seller my_simple;
Not sure what that broken clay pot is about, according to the picture on eBay the kettle should sit on top of it.
I do not know the reason for this, (although I’d be happy to know!), perhaps to warm the tea? However, it was kind of surprising to find it in the package because it blended in well to the background? (not so much now that I look back at the listing picture, lol, stands out like a sore thumb!)? either way I didn’t noyice it at first, maybe I just had my eye on the kettle;
It is nicely detailed considering it only cost $2. Unfortunately, it is a little bigger than 1:12 scale;
I’ll have to try it out in Barbie’s kitchen! 🙂
I also ordered a whole bunch of second hand furniture from eBay. Included in the lot was, a vintage Shackman miniatures display case;
The glass shelves are missing, but that is an easy fix I’m sure.
A rocking chair with blanket;
I’d like to change the finish on this and remove the blanket.
Melissa and Doug sofa and ottoman;
I was surprised when I looked at the quality of the Melissa and Doug set. It’s on the higher end of dollhouse furniture available, but the price tag is a little intimidating so I never ordered it. However, I was surprised to see it is built the exact same as the eBay couch I purchased for $8;
The quality is identical. However, when I thought about it more, this Melissa and Doug couch is probably worth only $8 its the other furniture in the set that makes the price tag go up (duh!). Anyhoo, I am most likely going to recover the couch because its a tad worn out on the sides.
Kitchen items in the lot included a dry sink and butchers table;
This beautiful dining room chair (too bad it’s only one!);
There were a few other not so exciting things that were included in the lot;
I’m sure I can use them for something though!
And then there were also som .extra surprises included from the seller, which she thought I would enjoy. Of course, I do very much!;
The back is a House of miniatures kit, the rolltop desk. I actually have one of these in kit form still!;
and of course the top comes down;
The other goodies you see above are a little stool, carpet and plastic golden harp, no not a harp..
Anyways, most of this will end up in the Orchid, which still isn’t in my house as I’d like! We are currently trying to hang shelves in the workroom to change that soon though! I will let you know how that goes, hopefully it goes well……because I’d really like my first dollhouse back so I can finish it within my 52 week finishing challenge (highly unlikely, but a girl can dream lol).
Hope you are all enjoying your day! 🙂