I thought I'd give you a closer look at the dresser in the kitchen. The dresser was just a simple whitewood one, that I'm sure you recognise. I think I got it from Matlock Miniatures (UK) - they always have good prices on their items.
I sanded it to death; the problem with cheap whitewood furniture is that it is cheap, so you have to do a lot of prepwork to make it serviceable. I added cherry red drawer knobs, and painted a little flourish of roses on the top.
I don't know if I will keep this dresser, as it is a little generic, but saving money on it meant that I could spurge a little on the items to display, as Flaubert said, "Le bon Dieu est dans le détail"....
There's still room enough for more items, but for now there is quite a good selection of crockery; the teaset from Falcon minis that I painted, the chicken teapot and spotted mug from Duncan White. I found a little cheese dish by Muriel Hopwood at Karon Cunningham miniatures, which I was very pleased with.
The hen tureen was made by one of my favourite ceramicists, Rachel Williams, of V&R Miniatures, and the tiny little brown jug was from an Etsy seller. In the jug and mug are a couple of items by Danny Shotton, and a tiny butter curler by St Leger.... more about the butter curler later..
The bowl was a wonderful find from Halasbasement on Etsy, one of three by potter Jerry Floor. I have filled it with lemons, which I think go really well with the blue stripe. It's a good 'pop' of colour to draw the eye to the back of the kitchen.
The 'pop' of lemon yellow is repeated in the bunch of bananas on top of the fridge, and both were made by a really talented miniaturist I discovered on Etsy, called Yulia Yakobson, in Estonia.
I started buying some Christmas cakes from her, and then fruit... her items are amazing, I highly recommend them.
Here is a selection of her fruit.....
The tiniest and perfect apples...
And a perfectly peeled tangerine!
The inhabitants of Daviot House will certainly be getting their five-a-day!