Monday, April 14, 2008

Cocina Verde



The best thing about the kitchen island, other than the fact that it houses an oven and features additional storage, is that the wood worktop slides away from the herb garden to reveal an induction cooktop and prep sink. I think it is rather ingenious…even if it’s all in my imagination.

The storage is from Voila Toys, the island is a combination of Voila Toys and accessories from various action figures; the chairs at the island are from Reac Japan; the sink, dishwasher and fridge are from Theo Klein; the dining table is made from AG Minis and other parts, and the chairs at the dining table are from vintage Flair Line. The picture is a grouping of old Arclinea ads that I printed out on photo paper. All other accessories are primarily from Mighty World, Re-Ment, Lil’ Bratz, AG Minis and Mega House.

16 comments:

  1. Fabulous (as usual!)

    When are you going to start loading these pics to our Flickr group? (Please pretty please with a 1/12th scale cherry on top...)

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  2. Uh oh! Ha ha--I was just thinking of this the other day. I did attempt several months ago but was paused by the fact that I have to create another email address (a Yahoo! one). I hesitated because I have too many email accounts now and am often forgetting passwords. I wasn't sure that I wanted another email account to post, however, I will re-explore this weekend since there's a 1/12th scale cherry being dangled. :)

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  3. I have been stalking your blooger for quite some time now. I just realized that I can comment using my LJ account.

    What house is that?

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  4. Hi!
    It is the Malibu Beach Dollhouse from the Dolls House Emporium.

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  5. Please tell me that it took you more than 20 minutes to put these rooms together. I really admire and am inspired by your blog but it is dangerous to my check book! Last week I added the Malibu Beach House and furniture to a growing collection of items; hope to get started on one of the dollhouses sometime in the next 12 months.

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  6. Hi Mini2b,
    Oh Yes, Ha ha! This room took 45 minutes with about 10 - 15 minutes of that time going toward searching for the Arclinea ads that I always admired, resizing/arranging, printing and then cutting.

    I am trying to get in the habit of noting the time when it is shorter because I have a few readers who say they have limited time for the hobby and asked me to identify when a setting takes 20 minutes or less.

    And oh no--please don't let me influence any red in your checkbook--HA ha! Yes, I also have to temper my spending on miniatures with a set budget. The items you see are a collection spanning several years and most pieces are cheap. Again, luckily I like modern because there aren't many items to buy.

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  7. Really like this room. Do you know where can I still get the Theo Klein's Mini World Kitchen set? Approx how much is the set brand new? Tks.

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  8. Unfortunately, I do not know where you can still get the Mini World kitchen. Last year, I saw it on ebay in both the white and silver finishes. I purchased mine from ToysRUs online and paid $14.99 per set. ToysRUs no longer offers it though.

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  9. Hi! This is a great site, and I sure will be checking it once in a while.

    You don't mention it anywhere - so you're probably not aware of this fact: your blog was mentioned on the last page of the 'Modernism' magazine(!), and that's how I found out about it. Hopefully you'll get more traffic, more publicity, which will inspire some manufacturer to make some more products on the theme. It's in the spring 2008 issue. The mag has a site modernismmagazine.com.

    I think you're going BIG now, with all of the hardcore Modern enthusiasts (and amateurs like me) learning about you... Good luck!

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  10. HEY!
    I can't believe I actually found the Mini World Miele kitchen sets available online but they are considerably more expensive than I paid:

    $49.99 for the set
    http://store.sweeper-city.com/
    mitoymiki.html


    $63.52 for the set
    http://www.netshop.nl/shop/
    krikkep/en-us/index.html

    Re:Anita's Poppenhuis---See left frame for "Mini World-Miele" selection.

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  11. You deserve a referral fee for all the orders that will get submitted based on your information posting. I just purchased a set. Thank you.

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  12. I was hoping you would be on flickr also but I understand if it is not something that is right for you to do. This house is amazing!

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  13. Hi.I was also wishing you were on flickr but I understand completely that you must do what is best for yourself.This house is amazing and your generosity with information is very much appreciated.I made a house but I am clueless when it comes to what scale it is Barbie scale? LOL anyway yours is way more realistic and beautiful. I agree with mini2b you do deserve a referral fee. :D

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  14. modern mc, thanks for looking up/finding the kitchen set online. It's considerably more expensive than what you've paid for but it does come with a lot of pieces. I'm just starting to collect (inspired by your site and my love for interior decorating) so maybe this is a still a good set to invest in ... also looking at getting the blue kitchen set or the light wood kitchen island unit from DH Emporium. One set at a time ...

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  15. Really cool kitchen! By the way, where do you get your Viola Toy storage sets from? And where do you get your Mighty Town sets from? I can't find either.

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  16. I bought the Mighty World sets from Amazon and from some local shops in San Francisco. The Voila Toys sets were ordered from a shop called Little Wonderland and various UK independent merchants.

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