onsdag 13. august 2014

Turkopp/cup for hiking

A friend of mine made me these wonderful hiking cups. I have never seen them in miniatures before. One of his hobbies are woodworking, but not miniatures. I gave him a challenge, asking him if he could make hikingcups in 1:12. He did good, don`t you think? They are so cute! Thank you very much Roy.

I don`t know if hiking cups made of wood is common in other countries, in Norway they have been used for many many many years. Norwegian go hiking a lot in the mountains and woods, the cup is just hanging on the backpack and if you come to a pure stream or river, the cup is there ready to use. And of course you can use it for your coffee, soup etc.
They were probably used more in the past than nowadays, but a lot of Norwegian have them at home.


As you can see, in our house there are three hiking cups :)

 Do you have hiking cups made of wood in your country?

In real life our hiking cups hang on the kitchen wall, and here is one in my dollhouse kitchen.




If you want to see more hiking cups, take a look at these cups - not miniatures: /http://eagleproducts.no/treartikler/kopper_krus_i_tre/

 

Thank you so much Roy!

 

torsdag 31. juli 2014

Shopping in Denmark

It is very few places here in Norway where you can buy dollhouses and miniatures, therefore, it is especially nice when visiting a country with dollhouse shops. This is what I bought in Denmark:






lørdag 19. juli 2014

Back at Egeskov Castle

We have been to Egeskov in Denmark again this year, today I will show you pictures from the gardens at Egeskov

 

http://www.egeskov.dk/












lørdag 5. juli 2014

The garden

So far we have had a lovely warm summer. I have not played / worked with my dollhouse at all because we've spent a lot of time outdoors, which is lovely after a cold winter. We have planted a lot of new plants, it starts to look good. Here are some picture, some of the flowers in the garden are old and some are new:

 







fredag 25. april 2014

From Brasil to Norway

Today I got a beautiful gift from my friend Eliana! What a great surprise! Two beautiful orchids in gorgeous black pots. Eliana has given them to me thinking that they could fit in the bathroom in the M house and they fit perfectly! Also the size of the flower pots fit on the shelves in the bathroom and the colors are perfect, Eliana knows what she's doing! If you do not know Eliana take a look at her blog Terra dos Gigantes and discover all the wonderful things she makes.
Believe it or not, I had when the bathroom was finished, thought about that it would be nice with a plant on each side of the shower opening/door :) I don`t know where to buy such beautiful flowers so you can understand how happy I`m with the gift.
A while back Eliana sent me a beautiful pink orchid, but unfortunately when it arrived it was in "thousand pieces" and she is such a nice person wanted to give me a new - I got two :)
Thank you soooooo much Eliana!!!




I also got chocolate, Yes!!!!!



The art is from a card I got from Eliana a while ago, I will always be thinking of Eliana and Maru when I look into my bathroom. The table and mirror (used to be gold colored) are from Maru.