Sand cast in aluminum and bronze, this vintage diner set is reminiscent of "happy days." Think burgers, fries, milkshakes, and carhops! Attention to detail inside includes malt machines, full counter, and stools. Don't forget to look around back to see the local stray dog helping himself to the leftovers. Dogs need to eat, too!

The three retro cars add the finishing touch. They are (from left to right):
1949 Mercury, 1940 Ford Coupe, and 1957 Chevrolet.


Scott Nelles (pronounced nell-ess) has worked in cast bronze for over three decades. His work displays a childlike playfulness, elegant design and superb control of his medium. In his foundry and studio located in northern Michigan, he designs and creates everything from decorative art to toys. Using the timeless methods of sand-casting and hand-finishing, Nelles creates objects of beauty, strength and whimsy.Much of the inspiration for his work actually comes from the process in which he makes it. Cast metal toy cars, boats, and airplanes take him back to his childhood in Detroit, where his father, a manufacturer’s representative, would take Scott on factory tours. The dramatic sight and heat of molten metal became a part of his soul, and the excitement of the foundry process has never left him.

Dimensions and weights:
The diner measures 5.5"H, 16"W, 3"D and weighs 5 lbs.
The cars are all approximately 2"H, 6"W, 2"D and weigh 11oz. each.

Diner and Retro Cars by Scott Nelles

  • *This item is handcrafted, actual appearance may vary slightly. Photo of in stock item is available upon request.