This is a close-up of a counter unit, found in the Kitchen. The mosaic portion of the counter top swivels away from the wall to create extra bar/table space for guests, and then slides back up against the wall to allow more walking room in a very cramped space. Yeah, I put a little too much thought into this dollhouse. XD
The main counter is a mix of balsa wood Popsicle sticks, string, paper, craft foam, acrylic paint, aluminum wire, and rocks (weight to anchor the mosaic section).
The portion that swivels is made from real glass mosaic pieces, grouted with a mix of craft foam, Polycrylic, and black paint.
More info on my blog; http://kyle-lefort.blogspot.com/2013/05/undersized-urbanite-entry-steampunk.html