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Thursday, 9 May 2013

The Progression of My Early 20th Century Kitchen Shadowbox

I first introduced you to this shadowbox in this post about kit bashing. The items I ordered from ebay have arrived so it's time to get to work!

This is what the shadowbox looks like now:

Click on the picture to enlarge it!

I did some research about what farm kitchens looked like around the 1900s, and decided to "upgrade" the kitchen so that I can sell it at the miniature show and sale in September.

I already had some blue spatter pots, so I ordered a blue spatter Jug, plates, and cups to match. I also ordered the adorable sacs of flour, sugar, salt and potatoes. I took the white pail out of the kitchen sink. It might go back in again, but I want to put something in the pail. I'm thinking perhaps a wash rag in water. The "shelf" that is positioned in front of the shadowbox will be mounted on the wall eventually, as will the towel rack.

The original kitchen items are old dollar store pieces, and will need to be sanded before I paint them, since they are shellacked with quite a heavy varnish. I love the process of putting together these small scenes.

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all my new followers. I am delighted to have you "along for the ride" as I chronicle my miniature adventures!

Hugs and Kisses to all my lovely followers,

Ruth

12 comments:

  1. Hi Ruth, Looks like fun! I'm looking forward to seeing more as you go along. xo Jennifer

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  2. I love the warm brown color of your kitchen items. I look forward to seeing more.
    So exciting that you are going for miniature sale in September.

    As for your Etsy shop, where is it?
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. Thanks Wryna!
      My Etsy shop link is under "View my Complete Profile". Click on it and you will be redirected to the site.
      Or, copy and paste this to your address bar.
      https://www.etsy.com/shop/MiniMavenCreates?ref=si_shop

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  3. Great photos! I do love the sacks they certainly do reflect a older feel to this box. I like the washrag idea too :)

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  4. I like! I'm curious to see more.
    Bye, Faby

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    1. I'm glad you like it Fabby :)
      Hugs,
      Ruth

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  5. Hi Ruth, you have lovely plans for you sweet kitchen, I like the wallpaper very much :)
    I´m very curious to see the furniture afther you did the painting.
    Have a wonderful weekend !

    Hugs Mieke xxx

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    1. Enjoy your weekend also Mike!
      XX
      Ruth

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  6. Thanks :) There is a type of product, it's called Scenic Water in the States. I have bought some, and think it would be perfect to make the washrag in water.

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