Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Victorian cookstove arrival....












Yippee! Christmas came early with the arrival of another Ebay find, a salesman sample Crescent cookstove....it is usually hard to find these with their cast iron pots and pans and accessories at such a reasonable price! It is made of real cast iron and weighs a ton...the measurements on these items vary- so be sure to check on the measurements, as I believe these were made in a variety of sizes. Mine is 9 1/2 inches tall by 10 inches wide, with the stovepipe and back rack attached, as well as the scroll work shelf hitched onto the right. The door opens and closes and the stove lids also come off! Anja was thrilled that her stove came just in time to prepare the comfits and scones for tea.
You may have noticed a few additions to the side- specifically at the top to the left is a link box with 1:6 scale Victorian dollhouse links. Most of these are of unusual and unique collections of collectors who make the Victorian era or genre their particular project focus or is in some cases, their main focus on their collections. I intend to do a blog post featuring these collectors, so if anyone knows of any doll collector out there who loves the Victorian era, Steampunk using the Victorian theme, in 1:6 scale, I would be happy to place the link here.
I am really happy with this stove, and am already planning to start some aprons and appropriate dresses for the dolls so they can cook and clean/wash clothes- yes I have a wringer washer coming too! Anja may not be too happy in the kitchen, but we will see!~Lisa

5 comments:

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Wow! What a beautiful stove and yet of that size!

Lisa said...

thank you!

Vanessa said...

Wow, what a great stove! It reminds me of being at my grandmother's house.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: this stove is very cool. Keep in touch

Lisa said...

Thank you Vanessa! My stove is very similar to one my great grandmother had in North Carolina-I still remember her makiing biscuits in it. I may need to get a turkey from you so she can cook a Christmas dinner in it!

Thank you Marta, Itis a fun piece!