This is a message for Mini-Maker of Miniature Mumblings:
I tried commenting on your blog about the Whistle Stop Cafe mini, but for some reason I can't leave any comments. I have some ideas for you.
The hickory pit can be made easily with paperclay and some wire. The enamel-ware pieces that are being used for cooking/mixing could be made by adapting Marlies' wonderful enamel jug pattern to the correct shape.
There's a great book on miniatures from the 30's and 40's: Thirties and Forties Miniatures in 1:12 Scale by Jane Harrop. She has some great kitchen things in there. I've got anther book somewhere that shows great ways to make diner furniture.