Aug 15, 2010

The sparherd

When I was a child, every country kitchen had a sparherd (this is a german word) both for cooking and heating. There was gas nowhere but in the big towns. I remember when my mother kneaded dough, always cut a strip  for my brother and me and put it onto the sparherd. It was very crispy and delicious as I remembered. Now I'm not sure of it!
The structure is wood with four layer of enamel paint. It's 9 x 6 x 7,5 cm. As you can see I overdid the grimy spots! I think the floral design (now it's hand painted) was general only in Hungary, or at least I couldn't find any photo of this type on foreign pages of the net. It was very sad standing alone, so I add some minis to the little scene. The scrambled eggs were sudden idea after our breakfast.

I changed the photo of my profile. I hated the old one, but always postponed to change it. I even don't know this woman! I still don't recognize this new one, but at least I like her! 


M Carmen Casanova said...

Es realmente bonita, me encanta ese aspecto "sucio" y usado. Y las flores muy alegre.

Iris said...

Wood stove is great!

Patty said...

OMG Bozse, Now I am jealous! LOL...I LOVE this stove. You have done such an incredible job on it and it looks so wonderful. I have been unhappy with the choices of stoves available and have been thinking that I will make one someday. Yours is so perfect. You are so talented!!!

Roelie said...

A wonderful stove !! Great yob.

Greetings, Roelie

Susanne said...

The stove is fantastic, you are so skilled, Bözse, I admire your work so much. And you look different on the new picture, more happy I think ;-)
Love, Susanne

Daydreamer said...

WOW! That stove is beautiful! It doesn't look like it's made of wood at all! I love the rusty parts..... we had cast iron wood stoves to cook on when we lived on our old farm when I was a teenager. So I can smell your cooking! Woodsmoke and butter.... yum! Your work is SO inspiring!

Heather said...

Wonderful stove. I love the story that goes with it.

Bözse said...

Thank you! I'm happy to help to recall memories of your childhood!

Susan@minicrochetmad said...

The new woman has a very attractive friendly face! I love your stove, looks so real!!So do the scrambled eggs.

The Old Maid said...

The stove is great! In my country people used it too - but not painted ;)
Nice new photo by the way! :)

Unknown said...

Es una cocina preciosa y con tantos recuerdos. Yo no conocia ninguna decorada y la verdad es que le dara mucha luz a la cocina donde la pongas. Besos Clara.

Johanna said...

WOW!!! That is awesome!!! The paint work is just great! I like it a lot!

Catherine / Mooghiscath said...

elle est superbe ta gazinière .J'en ai fait une aussi dans ce genre là dans la maisonnette de mamy matou ,je me suis bien amusée aussi .Mais en france à l'époque en effet elles étaient émaillées et pas décorées.

Flora said...

Hello Bozse. I learned about you through your work: the photo is just an accessory! Your soul, full of nostalgia and poetry, is all in this wonderful stove and ... why not? even in scrambled eggs!
Mini hugs, Flora

Sans! said...

I love her too Bozse:) Nice profile pic. Love this stove too. You are amazing. Is there anything you can't do?

Lisette said...

Wauw....The stove is so beautiful! and I love these flowers.

Norma Bennett said...

Wow, this is fantastic!! We have a very old stove in our cottage in New Zealand, it is fueled with wood and coal. We love it even though it is a lot of work to use it and keep everything clean.

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