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Saturday, March 16, 2013

right size for Caramel! die richtige Groesse fuer Caramel!

i "met" a German lady through a facebook-group about minis. She was looking for somebody to make an old stove for her in 1:24 ! I offered to give it a try...also having in mind, that if she might like something more professional or different...Caramel will be very happy to have his "right-size" kitchen! As you can see...he has already started making cookies! :) 
These old stoves are called "Kachelofen or Kachelherd" in German, meaning "stoves/cookers with tiles" , they were very common in older days- perhaps still are in many houses today, more modern , but still ever so cosy and comfortable! I am sure all Dutch and Scandinavian friends here will know! :) 
As i said, this is a first try, also first time i tried making something so very small. I had found the measuring of a real one , which was 1 meter 55cm in height,1 meter 45 cm broad,  stove and heater together...so i scaled that down to approximately 6,5 cm high. Originally these pieces are "stuck" together..but i preferred to make them seperately in order to see in which way they look better!  How good that in a dollhouse you don't have to be so strict about the oven-pipes! :) 
The "tiles" i composed after having found pictures on the internet, and printed some sheets...seperate "real tiles" will look nicer of course! 
Now..1:24 is really small...even my smallest "cook-book" looks large here! :) 
There are many tiny details still missing...but i just had to show you! :) 

just in order to compare the sizes, 1:12 and 1:24 !


  1. It's perfect for Caramel. He looks very very happy.
    Bye Faby

  2. Un bellissimo e accurato lavoro cara Anna!bravissima!kiss

  3. Wow Anna I love your stove its wonderful. You done a fantastic job on it. I love the bench around it it looks looks a warm cosy spot. Caramel looks very happy baking his cookies :)
    Hugs Maria

  4. I showed your Kachelofen to my German mother & she said it's Wunderschoen & just like in the Homeland. You did a fabulous job on it. I love all of the detail you put into this tiny stove. Thank you for sharing!

    Mini Hugs,

  5. Your mini cooker is adorable, Anna! Great job! xo Jennifer

  6. How lovely...I bet Caramel enjoyed having something made in his size!

  7. Aww its darling! and a great fit ;)

  8. Very nice. I like your cook and his biscuits. lol

  9. I know the oven from the old days. You've done a gret job here and in such a small scala. Well made.

  10. Yes, I've heard of these "Kachelofen", Anne, but I never have seen one in real life! It seems very cosy and convenient to me in winter, like now with all the snow, hot cup of coco etc. mmmmmmm!
    You have done a great job, it all looks good. The 1:24 scale is small, but there still are smaller scales to work in miniature :D!!
    Warm hugs, Ilona

  11. Hello Anna,
    That is just beautiful. Congratulations, the stove looks wonderfula nd very well made. I am sure they must be happy to have such a great place to cook.
    Big hug,

  12. Bellissimo! E che dolce che è il piccolo cuoco!

  13. Hey Anna, der Herd und der Kachelofen sind wirklich ganz entzückend geworden. So hübsch... da ist Praline bestimmt stolz, so etwas in der Küche zu haben... und wenn dann noch Plätzchen und Kuchen duften... das gibt einen herrlichen Nachmittags-Kaffee. Eine wirklich schöne Szene.

    Schicke ganz liebe Grüße an Dich mit

    PuNo / Monika