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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Making Marmalade and someone who loves it.

 Hello everybody.
After a busy week I was surprised by my boyfriend who said "So are you going to that Doll Fair?" To my surprise he knew about a fair that I had completely forgot about and thought I'd missed months ago. Long story short....I got to go. It was held at Liverpool Catholic Club by "The Doll Collectors Club of NSW".

It was a great fair, especially for collectors of modern to antique dolls and bears. So much to see and a lot of tempting things. I restrained myself fairly well but did come back with a special item.
My first pictures today are of today's biggest, yet smallest purchase. This miniature teapot with cosy of my favourite bear come from artisan Win Garside. I had spotted her wares a couple of years ago and had regretted not buying one of her gorgeous teapot and cosy's.

So today when I spotted it I thought, "Yep, Paddington you are coming to my house!" For those who do not know this iconic bear I found a fabulous website that has heaps of information on him.  http://www.paddingtonbear.com/


My next pictures are of the recently painted Phoenix Kitchener. I'm really happy how it is coming together but I do need to do a few touch ups . If your wondering "what's cooking?" It's part of my marmalade making set I purchased on eBay. You will see more of it in the last photo.

Again, I couldn't resist adding to my Reutter Porzelain Set....I think they are salt cellars?


So to the Marmalade set...it was a bit of a coincidence that I found Paddington today as it goes really well with my new set. Paddington's favourite food is marmalade! So my next challenge will be to find a mini, probably 1/ 144 or 1/24 sized marmalade jar to add to the teapot.


 I was determined to have a jam making set of some sought in my house as it reminds me of the endless hours watching my Mum making jams to sell at her shop, Grandmar's Orchard and local markets. Mum preferred to make jams, jellies and sauces rather than marmalade as my grandparents owned an orchard that she could get the fresh fruits from. I find these days it extremely hard to eat fresh fruit as sadly it doesn't taste at all like the stuff my Grandparents used to grow.

Well I hope everyone has as lovely day as I did at the fair.
IndyPoppy


32 comments:

  1. Hello Indy- Poppy! What a wonderful Paddington Bear tea cosy you have purchased! The details on it are just wonderful and it is so very British. I have been wondering about the results of the stove and so I am happy to see that it has proven to be a Winner as it looks Great! I think that the marmalade bubbling in the pot will be a lovely way to remind yourself of your mother's jam making. The prep board is full of activity and the colors are vivid and look good in the photos. I can't wait to see the stove installed and the rest of you kitchen wares displayed within. Have fun!

    elizabeth

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth for your comment. Paddington is very British isn't he? So adorable. The stove is coming together...just have to build the basement for it!
      The prep board was a great buy...you never know quite what you'll get when you buy off eBay but I was impressed with this seller. Have a great day. IndyPoppy

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  2. me alegro de que disfrutases de la feria y esas compras son preciosas

    besitos

    Mari

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  3. Unas compras estupendas, felicidades

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  4. Your Paddington Tea Cosy is very cute! And I love the way your Phoenix Kitchener has turned out now. The jam making set looks very well too, a fantastic addition to your dollshouse kitchen. Hugs, Liduina

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    1. I'm really impressed with the Kitchener. It makes me smile every time I see it.

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  5. The preparation board is fantastic. But everything is wonderful and useful.
    Greetings, Faby

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    1. Hi Faby,
      Thanks for the comment. I want to make my house as realistic as I can..Hopefully the items I am choosing fit this goal.

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  6. Fantastic prepboard! ahh Paddington Bear brings back memories, he sure is a darling little bear, enjoy!

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    1. I've loved Paddington since I was little.

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  7. You've made some gorgeous mini purchases, and your kitchen is coming along gloriously. I can hardly wait to see more. xo Jennifer

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. I have been focusing on the kitchen. I think its going to be my favourite room in the house.

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  8. I love your preparation board it looks so real. Your paddington tea cosy is wonderful. Beautiful salt holders.
    Hugs Maria

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  9. El oso es divertido y la cocina con la mermelada me encanta, pero lo que mas me gustan son los saleros.

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  10. Bonitas compras ¡los saleros son envidiables!. Un saludo, Eva

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    1. Thanks Eva. I thought they were super cute.

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  11. Grazie per avermi portato alla memoria l'orso Paddington! Faceva parte della mia gioventù e mi ricordo che era di gran moda!
    bellissima anche la scena che hai realizzato della preparazione di marmaellate, gli agrumi sembrano veri!
    Un caro saluto. Manu

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    1. Manu, I wish I could take the credit for making the marmalade set, but I can't. I bought it on eBay. I'm glad you like them.

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  12. Your Paddington Bear is wonderful! He was a favorite in our house too!

    Best to you,
    Vicki

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    1. I have to admit. I prefer Paddington compared to Winnie the Pooh. I think its his gumboots. He is super cool.

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  13. Being bear mad, tea mad and tea cosy mad I love your Paddington cosy! Also very fond of marmalade so I can relate to your photos today :)

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    1. Susan, I wish you could see it in person. The photo's don't show how fantastic it is.

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  14. Bellissimi acquisti! Il set della preparazione della marmellata è stupendo!

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  15. 2.prize comes to you! Congratulations! Please send a mail with your address to me meritannukkis(at)gmail.com

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    1. I'm so excited. I'm emailing you now.

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  16. i love Paddington! I watched it all the time when I was little. It was such a quiet show. I loved the sound of his feet when he walked around and the sound of the door closing. I'm weird!
    Your purchases are just perfect!!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  17. You are not weird! I love it when characters have an interesting characteristic!

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