The coffee grinder is a real antique.It has moving parts but when hubby was turning the wheels, spindles started falling out until one wheel actually fell off! With the wonders of super glue I was able to repair the damage but I placed it in the back up high on purpose. I have friends who like to play with some of my minis and I want to keep this one safe. On the window sill you can see that I painted designs on the teapot and pitcher (and also on the plate not shown in this photo.)
The wooden bowl was one of the unfinished pieces I purchased. It's been stained brown on the inside and a rustic red on the outside. Then I waxed it inside and out. I love how it turned out. Since the photo was taken, I have filled the bowl with tiny shells.
I think the inside is about as full as it can get. I really need to finish the last stone wall and then the roof so I can call the building finished. I want to add a sidewalk to the front and side. Then I can display a few items outside as well. This has been such a fun project. There's an interesting mix of genuine antiques, artisan pieces, random knick knacks and recycled junk. Hmmm, that's a lot like a real antique shop.
Have a great week, everyone!