Sunday, October 7, 2012

Willkmommen In Bayern!

Willkommen In Bayern
(Welcome To Bavaria!)
My family immigrated to America from Southern Germany not long after the Sencond World War but never left it in their hearts. Along with nearly annual trips back "home", they also instilled me with a strong sense of pride in heritage. I have embraced that pride to this day. After nearly twenty years in the miniatures hobby, I have decided to create a typical Bavarian Cafe not unlike those we frequented for "Kaffee und Kuchen", or coffee and cake, around three o'clock daily during our visits.
These small, family run cafes always served strong delicious coffee and rich (but not overly sweet) pastries, usually on sun drenched patios during the summertime surrounded by impossible amounts of bright, colorful flowers set against azure skies.
Here you can see an example of a Bavarian country home working as a Cafe. These are typically located within easy access to lake shores, Alpine trail heads, and anywhere else visitors may flock to on weekends for a taste of the country life.
I mean really. Is there anywhere more gorgeous?
Like a fairy tale.................playland of the Gods.
This is the actual building being used as the inspiration for my Bavarian Cafe. The first floor will serve as the Cafe and living quarters will be located above on the upper floors with exterior stair access. There will be a generous seating area located in front and along the side.

TONS of flowers will fill the every niche. These will all be made by me from kits from a truly talented miniature artisan, Monica Lavoie.
And all of those lovely pastries will fill the display case inside the cafe. One of my favorite miniature crafts is creating delicious looking food and pastries from Fimo.
Please join this site and follow the progress of the Bavarian Cafe from beginning to end. And please leave comments! I always love hearing from everyone.


  1. Hello Michi,
    What a wonderful idea for a project. I can see this as an incredible miniature. I can't wait to see it come to life.

    Big hug,

  2. I am terribly eager to know what sort of building you are going to use, will it be scratch built, or a kit? I love German style anything!!!

    clmt's miniature world