I decided to take a break and use some of the objects that had been arriving over the last few weeks to decorate the kitchen and the shrine in the bedroom. I had been surfing the web and managed to find a few sites with some nice objects which, if displayed properly, would work out fine in the 1:20 dollhouse even if the objects are mostly 1:12.
I purchased some bowls and such from I Love Miniatures site and used one for the shrine (to contain water) and the rest I put in the kitchen hutch. There are two hutches to store things so one I have put the bowls and a bento box and the other I put some copper pots. I purchased those and some measuring cups that, once hung on the wall, just look like normal pots for cooking. I also purchased a wok and wok utensil from the same site - I just trimmed the handle on the utensil, hung a hook in the house then distressed the wok so it looked used. My free gift from this seller was a page of kitchy 50/60's Japanese prints including a calandar. So that went on the wall too.
|Wok and fish being prepared.|
Superminiatures site. This one was the fastest purchase to arrive. Less than two weeks altho one or two objects had been switched out. I am still wondering where my pears and knives are. Oh well, they gave me other stuff by mistake so not like I was robbed or anything. I made some wood crates from leftover wood and filled them with the veg. The wooden shelving was then filled with the crates. I used my “Mini-Hold” waxlike holding substance to fix everything. Also this I found at a discount on the Love Miniatures site. It works perfectly and since it’s not glue, you can easily remove the objects even if the stuff really does hold well. I updated my butcher’s block by sticking a knife in it and sticking a fish ready to be filleted.
|Bamboo bedroom, just few more things to add.|
I added some oranges, a “ceramic bell” (really a mortar and pestle) to ring to start the chanting, and a plant. I’m just missing an incense dish. I attached the lights for this room and the kitchen and I think they look very nice. The kitchen light I printed off a lampshade and glued it to the ceiling to tone down the intensity of the light. Very effective I must say.
I made a small kitchen table from scraps and aged it a bit. I think I am going to have to make a few stools now to go with it. Slowly, things will be added but I think that there are quite a few objects which look good even if the scale is not perfect.
|Table and basket of apples. Just missing an ice box...|