Wanted to share pictures of a project I did a long time ago. I was antiquing in New Jersey and saw this great room box sitting out in the rain. I bought it thinking my antique collecting miniature club members might like this and put it in my trunk. The dealer said, "Wait a minute, I have an old stove for it." Well, when I placed the stove in the middle of the box, I decided I had to keep it for myself! I loved it! The stove was missing certain parts, and plumber happened to come over the next day, I showed it to him and he went out to his truck and came back with the curved "stovepipe" and gave it to me as a gift, as well as round copper caps that fit perfectly to support the pots on the stove.
Since it was so large, I felt I could decorate it in the antique manner, using all sizes of furnishings, and the heck with scale. I soon learned that purchasing the pieces at antique shows was a reasonable way to go as far as the cost. I had so much fun furnishing it and enjoyed mixing the scales.