Two of the buildings are incense burners, and the third is a Christmas ornament. They’re not particularly old or valuable, which makes them very easy to find and collect.
I see cabins like these at thrift stores all the time, but I was able to resist the temptation to own one until last fall. In a weak moment, I gave in and bought one. And then another. And before I knew it, I had three.
Of course, three of anything is a collection and all but begs to be displayed together, preferably under glass. The closest thing I had to a glass museum case was this tabletop greenhouse.
The greenhouse’s frame had been stained a delightful (and by “delightful” I mean “hideous”) orange color when I bought it years ago. A few months back, I finally decided to paint it white. Unfortunately midway through the painting process I realized that I couldn’t get at the inside of the frame where it pressed up against the glass (and by “glass” I mean “clear plastic”). So now the greenhouse is white on the outside and orange on the inside. Sigh.
4 Replies to “Collecting | Miniature log cabins”
So cute and such a clever idea. Love the addition of the tea lights inside the log cabins. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.
Oh my, I love the little log houses! My husband and I actually priced out some in hopes of living in one. I will have to settle at looking at yours because all we could afford was a little bitty one to live in – not good, lol. I love how you have displayed them and the pretty snow scene in the woods you created. You are so creative! I love the table top greenhouse too and I have never seen one before. Guess what I will be shopping for now!
Oh, so cute! I have a couple of these little cabins but this has made me want to find a few more. Love the idea of the snowfall, and the battery operated tea lights inside. Thanks so much for sharing this creative idea!
Log cabins everywhere.You made a gorgeous block, I like the colors and the fabrics! interlocking cabins