Dolls' Houses Past & Present

A website and ezine about dolls' houses: antique, vintage and modern. Plus furniture and accessories.

Green shop

This came to me from the Netherlands, but I think it might be German. I've had it for over a year and have had great fun accumulating bits and pieces for it - lots of lucky flea market finds and some ebay bargain hunting.
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Rather unimaginatively named "The Green Shop" because of the drawer fronts and painted floor.
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The posters on the wall are the only things I made for the shop - they are printouts of historic posters for the Sprengel chocolate factory, an important local business.
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No dolls' house or shop is truly complete without a pet...
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Modern china cat washing its ears...
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...under the critical gaze of Minerva, who supervised the photo session
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Brass scales
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Bisque shopkeeper, found at the flea market
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The tin of coffee extract contains a tiny measure for the powdered contents. The tin is a HB one, coffee extract was a typical ersatz product in bad times
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The cardboard soap box on top of the shelves was one of my luckiest bargains, these are scarce and usually very dear
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I took this picture with my phone on a sunny afternoon in the summer
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