Tuesday, January 3, 2012

More pictures of the Shop.

Hi Everyone,

I've taken some more photos of the shop that I gave Mum for Christmas. This time you can see some of the shop equipment in situ. All the shop fiitings are in the same spots as they were in the real shop.

The view from the grocery section to back room. You will notice a tiny bucket with a name on it. This is Howard's Bucket. Howard was a long time friend of my Mum's and would collect food scraps from us for his pigs that he raised. They particularly liked all the lettuce scraps. Howard loved Cheese as well and would always buy the most stinkiest cheese he could buy. It would always surprise me what he purchased.

View from the front left window. You can see the Streets fridge and deli counter behind it.

The view from above. As you can see there is plenty of room left to add things. I would like to purchase another 1 door fridge to create a freezer to place near the sandwich bar. I have already had many comments on things Ive missed so I have lots of making and buying to do. On my list are:

- Fire extinguisher and blanket.

- Buckets of daffodils with for sale sign to sit on front steps.

- Tilling of front steps.

- Bell for front door.

-Electronic scale (my old one is not what Mum had)

-Labels for Lolly jars.

-Eggs plus egg cartons.

-Framed prints of vegies (I have now taken photo's of these and will be able to make them soon)

- Chewing gum stand.

- Chip stand.

-Chuppa Chups stand.

As you can see the list is getting longer!

I was really sad this week to find out that the maker of the real (edible 1:1) cakes and plum puddings died over christmas. I can't remember a Christmas without his fruit cake at least in the last 15 years. He was a lovely man and will be sadly missed.

On a happier note my boyfriend has said that he will help me with my next project. I would really like a new dollhouse and have been wondering about the Greenleaf Garfield. The only problem with this in Australia is that many shops don't stock Greenleaf. So to purchase it from the US is looking very expensive. (On ebay some quote over $300 AUD just for the postage EEKK!!!) I really like the style of the Garfield. I have also looked at Queen Ann style houses as well. Shane's idea is to find a photo of a real house that I like then attempt to make it. Any ideas?


  1. Your shop is fantastic i love it.
    Hugs Maria

  2. What houses do they sell? What about buying the plans for a house to cut/build it.

  3. Me enamoré de esa preciosa tienda.
    Felicidades y feliz año nuevo.
    Mil besos...Julia

  4. I like this shop; is fantastic, with many details.
    Bye Faby

  5. A very lovely shop. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This is so amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs, Janice

  7. What a great little Australian mixed business/deli! So many details - I especially love the butternut pumpkins, the sandwich bar, the iced coffee in the drinks fridge - I hope you'll show us more pictures as you find more things on your wish list, though I guess this is now at your Mum's place.
    As you will have seen from my blog, I'm more into vintage dolls houses, so I'm not very familiar with dolls house kits - but given the cost of shipping from overseas, maybe you could get a custom made kit from an Australian maker, if you don't like any of their kits? There's one in Canberra that makes custom kits, though I have no idea of their prices. Look forward to seeing more!

  8. Your Mum must be delighted with this gift, I know I would be.