Wednesday, April 8, 2009

From My Stash 4-8-09

Yes it's Wednesday. No I haven't been to bed yet. It's only half past 1 am currently. I thought I might get an early start on the weekly "stash post" so perhaps I might get started on minis and housework earlier tomorrow. We'll see if it works or not... we all know about the wonderful paving material made from good intentions.

We start off with a tale of two stoves. This beautiful tin stove was the original stove for the Big Dollhouse. No idea what I will do with it now. Perhaps a tea room or a baking day setting for a holiday. I fell in love with the decorative back-splash and the blue and white theme. For some strange reason two of my sisters and I were all obsessing about having blue and white kitchens at the same time. Long story short they both have the blue and white... I have green. *shrug* If I ever move "home" I will have a sky blue kitchen with lots of desert tones... *ahem* I seem to have lost track of my mind. Pardon me. I believe I've found it now.

Moving on. Here is the new stove for the Big Dollhouse.
Isn't it gorgeous? It even has blue and white. My sisters would be pleased. I love this style. I can't describe it any better than that. I've grouped it with some other items destined for the Big Dollhouse kitchen. The cookie baking was a class by Barb Lewis.

The lovely utensil jar with the strawberry blossom decoration was a gift from FH upon returning from his first business trip after we were married. He went to Vegas for a conference. I sent him with directions to Dansey's Hobbies. ;-)

Here is the start of the sewing/fiber room for the Big Dollhouse. ["Big Dollhouse" is getting a bit wordy... let's go with BD. (Yeah I know. Me and capitalized acronyms. Blame it on my veteran father.) ]
I have some little bolts of fabric to fill that cabinet with. I'm doing a sewing room for a friend right now and any overflow from that project will end up with these things. If you're wondering about the item in the lower right hand corner, yes. It is tatted lace in progress. I had talented mini friends in college.

The last installment for this week has nothing to do with the BD.
I actually own two of these. One of them is stored with the things for FH's hunting cabin. I bought the second one because it was just too darn cool. I think it might end up in a miniature Rendezvous camp. There has been whispers along those lines from our 'Vous-ing friends. They're trying to make me come up with more designs. For now it gets to stay in the file tub where it is safe. I will play with it eventually.

I have plently of pictures for the next few Wednesdays for those of you who are interested.


Kim said...

I love your posts about your stash- it's like window shopping in a way! I am actually looking forward to the new posts of your stash too, so thank you for taking the time to post them! Hope you have a fun day creating today!

Kim :)

Caseymini said...

Love the stove and the ANVIL! That is so cool! Who is the maker? May I ask?

MiniKat said...

Casey I wish I new the maker. There isn't a mark on it that I've found. I bought it at a mini shop outside of St. Louis right before the owner closed it.

Katie's Clay Corner said...

Not that the second kitchen isn't pretty...But I really love that first stove! Love the tile work on it. And the anvil is really cool...I can see why you would of bought 2 of them! A blacksmith shop would be really neat!!

Liberty Biberty said...

Wow, your stoves are both beautiful!

Sassy Mini Dolls said...

Wow, fabulous stash!!! I recently bought a mini stove like your green one (as I'm no looking at the photo I'm thinking it's green, ha ha ha) . . . . not sure what I'm going to do with it yet :) Marsha

Debbie said...

Kat thanks for showing us all your wonderful Stash.
I love the anvil.

MiniKat said...

Kim: Glad you are enjoying these posts. Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I think I spaced out a bit.

Katie: I still love the first stove too. I think I will have to put it somewhere special where it can be a focal point of a room.

Mercedes: Thank you! :-)

Marsha: I lived off of Subway deals, ramen noodles, and mac 'n cheese in college. My money went first to bills, second to the vet/cat food, and third to minis. This is how I've built up a stash like this in only a few years. ;-)

Now my husband says it's cheaper than therapy. ;-)