'Mrs Bridges’ was made from a porcelain doll kit. The head, arms and feet were ceramic and the body and clothes pattern pieces had to be sewn, stuffed, hemmed or finished otherwise appropriately. The cat was there to catch the mice of course.
This was probably the room I most enjoyed putting together, because of all the tiny details. Some items I bought and others I made. I also made use of ‘found’ items, like the perfume sample phials which beacme storage jars. Living in Germany, close to the Dutch border, at the time, also meant I could take advantage of tiny items found in the shops there, such as the coffee grinder.
And just for fun. Here are some kitchens courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
The first is from the Museum Boxenstop, Tübingen and shows quite a large doll’s kitchen, probably based on the Nürenberg Kitchens were designed as ‘teaching aid’.
|Photograph by Markus Nägele.) CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)]|
One from Strasbourg: The Musée Alsacien
|By Christina from Victoria, Canada (Musée Alsacien) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)],|
A 1928 Dolls’ House kitchen from the Österreichisches Museum für Volkskunde
|By Photo: Andreas Praefcke (Own work) Public domain|
And from the German National Toy Museum, Nürenberg
Do go and visit this week’s Sepia Saturday to see what the prompt has generated in contributors’ kitchens across the world.
|I, Sailko CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)]|