Dolls and Doll-related Items for Sale

Friday, July 11, 2014

Modern Kitchen Out of the Box

So here it is, finally. I wasn't pleased with the first round of pictures that I took, so I sat down and tried again today. I have to accept that these pictures are about as good as I'm going to get, at least with my set-up the way it is now. The kitchen is a little far away from the real windows, so sunlight only helps a little, and I don't have a portable light or lights at the moment. Also, the shelf the kitchen is displayed on is right by the side of my bed, so I was sitting awkwardly on my bed taking these and trying to stay out of the direct sun. The use of a tripod was a help today. But I realized that if I wait for perfect pictures, I'd never get these up!

One note, the light turquoise backsplash in the kitchen was added by me. There was a sticker of a coffeepot on a shelf, that was stuck above the sink. The sticker didn't want to come off, so I covered all the white plastic below the cupboards. I don't think this will be my final arrangement, but it works for now.

With most of the doors open, so you can see what I've acquired to go inside. A combination of Re-Ment, ORCARA, Mattel, Sindy and odds and ends.
The shiny plastic kitchen floor reflects quite a bit too much.
The kitchen with the doors all closed.
Adelheid, a J-Doll, for scale purposes. Kitty looks hungry.
Adelheid is just about to cut some French bread and spread it with tasty jam. Would you like a slice?
jSarie of Revenge of the Toy Box has kindly given me a Daisy Chain Award, and that will be the subject of my next post. She asked me to answer 8 questions concerning what I would like people to ask me about my blogging or about my doll collection. I have a list of questions made up, but if there is anything *you* would like to ask, please leave it in the comments!


  1. It's lovely! I love the blue, white and silver theme. :)

    1. Thank you Nella! This kitchen seems to show up mostly in red, but I managed to find it in blue, which is my favorite color. It also came in pink, which I imagine would only be for Hello Kitty fans or Barbie's dreamhouse! :)

  2. I love the details and colours on this set! And the backsplash that you added is perfect for it.

    Looking forward to reading your Q&A! :)

  3. Ooh, I've been looking at that kitchen too! There seems to be several similar sets (clones?) sold under different names (according to this post the ur-kitchen was made by Kenmore: It looks a bit low for Barbie, but I love the realism and the fact that it isn't pink. I'd like to get it but the shipping was too much.

    1. Yes, I think Kenmore did start this whole kitchen set thing. I've noticed mine has a few differences from a very similar set that other collectors have. Is shipping even from other countries in Europe expensive?

      Susannah raised her kitchen up on a couple of pieces of foam core. It didn't seem to take too much away from the overall look.