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While the Cat’s Away Day 4: Miniature Cookware & Teapots!

Filed under Cat's Away... 2015, Giveaways, Miniatures, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana, Sale

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It’s day FOUR of this week of While the Cat’s Away Giveaways!

And today’s theme is Miniature Cookware & Teapots!

I’m taking this chance to catch up on some 1:12 miniature kitchen things that somehow did not make it on the site this fall (which includes some adorable teapots)!

And I’m also taking this chance to catch up on showing you a beautiful assemblage that Nichola Battilana made recently (also with a tea theme): Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop!

That Nichola! She is a wonder… just look at the beautiful PINK brick building she made from the Storefront Room Box (and the Brick Wall Chipboard Texture Sheet). Along with all the other lovely details (like the windows themselves, and all the lovely tea items seen though the windows)… don’t you just want to go there and have a cup of tea?

I’ve shown a work-in-progress photo at left so you can visualize a bit easier how the Storefront Room Box was turned into the finished tea shop (before the addition of an awning and before the trims, dishes, furniture and florals were added).

Nichola used textures sheets, the room box itself, and bajillions of miniatures… see her blog post for more info and links to all of those items.

Now, back to these poor forgotten kitchen props! First there are tea kettles (3 colors), then big sets of cookware (that also include tea kettles… different designs than the single ones… and I might add: these cookware sets are a steal)

Next up, not exactly what you’d find at Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop, but SOOO CUTE! 4 more designs in the “fruits and veg made into teapots” line (like the Orange Pumpkin Teapot announced before Halloween) that would be perfect for a fairy tea party:
Carrot Teapot
Japanese Eggplant Teapot
Red Apple Teapot
Green Pumpkin Teapot (shown at left)

See below for more photos.

And in honor of the today’s theme, ALL Vintage Sewing & Cooking Collage Sheets are On Sale at 33% off today! See the Giveaway below for some highlights.

And before I forget: The winner of yesterday’s Tiny Cakes & Cookies Giveaway is Susan Browning! Check your email for info about your prize package!

Hooray! I’m including ALL FOUR items from the first row of that table above (so Plastic Cookware Set – Black, Mini Copper Utensils with Rack, Japanese Eggplant Teapot and Copper Tea Kettle)!

Then I’m adding these collage sheets from today’s sale:
Cabinet Card Girls with Dolls
– Tea #2 Collage Sheet
Domestic Little Books
In the Kitchen


Reminder: Here’s how these While the Cat’s Away DAILY Sales and Giveaways will work: I’ve gathered items around a theme and put together a Giveaway Kit that will be awarded to one lucky person.

To enter the Kitchen & Cookware Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, TONIGHT, December 29, 2015).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight I’ll randomly pick the previous day’s winner. So make sure to check back tomorrow to see who won and to see what’s on offer for Day 5 of the Sales & Giveaways!

More info on the Holiday Closure & Giveaway Rules (including how you can get entered twice in each day’s drawing).

And please remember: Our offices are now closed. The whole “While the Cat’s Away” theme is ’cause I’m the only one here! For more info about shipping (which will start when the staff are all back on 1/4/16) and the sale in general, please see the While the Cat’s Away…” Daily Giveaways: Year 8! overview page.

A final note: Even though our offices are closed, orders for DIGITAL Collage Sheets and Digital Images are still fulfilled in real time!

Posted by Leslie, December 29th, 2015

74 responses to “While the Cat’s Away Day 4: Miniature Cookware & Teapots!”

  1. Laural says:

    I want to make Nichola B. fairy villages, these would be a blessing pick me!

  2. Darlene says:

    Luv the collage sheets….gets my brain working on some ideas for. New cards

  3. Erika says:

    That eggplant teapot is just the cutest thing!

  4. Karen says:

    My little fabric fairies would be most complete with these adorable miniatures.

  5. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Those teapots are just amazing.

  6. Kat Cashwell says:

    This tea shop is adorable and the fruit/vegetable teapots are awesome!

  7. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Love the tearoom,!!!!!

  8. Denise Bryant says:

    These are delightful! Love the fun teapots!!!

  9. Andrew Francesconi says:

    Love these miniatures and how we well these would fit in with my dollhouses. Great collection.

  10. Jen R says:

    Love the little tea shop, so clever!

  11. Beth says:

    Nichola’s tea shop is precious! I’d love to try a variation on that theme!! The texture sheet worked great..

  12. chris v says:

    Love the way the tea shop turned out! A great idea. That little shop is sure a tempting idea I know I’ll have to try yet. Love these ideas! (Not that I need more!) ha!

  13. Mary Helene says:

    The teapot is a must have. Shop is so cute.

  14. Dawn says:

    I got those vegatable teapots a while back to make a gift for my daughter’s new kitchen. They are very pretty & colorful and would be a great addition to the Tea Shop which I covet.

  15. Noreen says:

    What a sweet tea shop! Miniatures are so fun.

  16. Peggy Jean says:

    How cute! I love the tea shop too! Makes me wish I could shrink myself down and live a Nichola’s house I would even let her glue wings on my shoulders lol!

  17. barb m,acaskill says:

    Love Nichola’s Tea Shop! All of these adorable cookware pieces have given me a craftgasm! I would love the white plastic cookware set, the carrot teapot, the black tea kettle, the copper cookware and the copper kettle and utensils with rack have me drooling!
    Lots of heavy breathing over this awesome giveaway that would go a long ways towards me being able to finish my Fairy Kitchen! Thanks for the chance to finish one room and start on another!!!

  18. Joan says:

    I am loving all these miniatures.

  19. Ina Good says:

    Sounds like a tea party to me yeah!

  20. Holly says:

    Love the tea shop–would love to try to make one of those myself!

  21. Carol says:

    More great minis to add to my collection.

  22. Ginette says:

    I think the eggplant teapot is out of this world.

  23. Anne Green says:

    How could anyone resist kitchenware that cute? I love it all – especially the little teapots. My miniature ladies would be thrilled to find these treasures in their little kitchens.

  24. Barb Striethorst says:

    I have a mini kitchen calling for more items! I have a side collection of coffee sets and tea pots – no Eggplant one!

  25. Barbara Anderson says:

    OMG, the tea shop is to die for…love the color. What a talented lady!

  26. Lana says:

    getting weak in the knees!!! LOVE IT!

  27. Jackie Barth says:

    I love the tea shop!

  28. marykay chisum says:

    I really love this!! Pick me!

  29. marykay chisum says:

    I really love this!! Pick me! It’s PERFECT

  30. Connie says:

    I’m in love with that white kitchenware set!

  31. MaggieM says:

    This giveaway would be so perfect for the Tea Shop I made for my grand daughter (using the AlphaStamps Store Front I purchased a few months ago). I would be so grateful to win the miniatures to surprise her with:)

  32. Lee Borgia says:

    I love the fruit and vegetable teapots!!!!!

  33. Karen Wood says:

    Oh you’re giving away the ones that I most want for the fairly house I am making! I am just in the gathering the materials stage so far. It is going to be a semi-modernized medieval with a big fireplace with an oven where she cooks. That much I have decided so far.

  34. MaggieM says:

    I posted this terrific giveaway on my Facebook page:

  35. Gilda says:

    The tea shop is adorable.

  36. Nancy S says:

    I just love the miniatures! I can envision my friend and I in that delightful tea shop. Now, what was it that Alice took to grow smaller???? I wonder….

  37. Janet T says:

    I love the tea party theme. I’ve made several tea themed boxes for friends and it’s great to get more ideas from your site. The giveaways keep getting better and better!

  38. Christi C says:

    Adorable!! Love it!

  39. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    My grown daughter is a tea pot collector. How I would love to make this for her.

  40. michele storms says:

    these tea things are brilliant, i’m in love! xo

  41. Linda says:

    I’d love to sit down to tea in that wee shop!

  42. Elizabeth Gerlat Carpenter says:

    Very Cute

  43. shartl says:

    Oh, I can’t resist miniature cookware! Those little tea pots are the cutest things and would be perfect for shadowboxes!!

  44. Joanne Root says:

    The teapots are wonderful and would go well with the ones in my current stash – all to go into the teashop that I’m planning on doing.

  45. Jennie says:


  46. Patti benoit says:

    I’m a firm believer in serendipity…I just sat down with a cup of tea and I opened your e-mail with Madam Puddinfoot’s Tea Shop. I love the pink brick, so girly.

  47. fran says:

    The tea pots are precious! I would love to win!!

  48. Sandylynn says:

    I had forgotten how much I ‘d enjoyed miniatures until I stared looking here. That is the cutest tea house.

  49. Sokat says:

    The tea pots are so adorable. Madam puddinfoot’s shop is a classic.

  50. Traci says:

    Nichola has the cutest ideas-love the tea shop. The miniatures are so cute. >^..^<

  51. crystal says:

    Aww super cute! i heart tea!

  52. Rhonda D says:

    Oh my, those veggie teapots are precious and the tea shop is absolutely adorable!

  53. jan Korzenaskie says:

    Love this give away and thinking of so many wonderful things I do make with it!

  54. Thalia says:

    I love the tiny carrot tea pot. And the tea shop.

  55. DianeD says:

    Love the give away especially the tea pots.

  56. Karen Cejka says:

    I love all things miniature and these teapots are the cutest ever! Thanks for the chance to win.

  57. Marilyn H says:

    Gorgeous tea shop! I’m loving all the miniatures. I’ve been saving these little newsletters in a file so I can get an order together, hopefully soon.

  58. Sieglinde N says:

    Ooooh! I would so love to have some of the adorable carrot & pumpkin teapots to put in the wee fairy houses I have been making. What a lovely way to finish off the houses! Thank you for having these great give aways!

  59. Debby Basaraba says:

    Yet another fabulous giveaway and projects that continue to inspire. I adore the bottom right picture in the “In the Kitchen”, the little pots and pans that have legs. I could build a complete vignette with that theme alone!!

  60. Carol Slowik says:

    Love the miniatures! Thanks for the chance to win!

  61. Dawn says:

    Another great giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity.

  62. Jen says:

    Too much cuteness!! The tiny teapots are wonderful, but fruit and veggie teapots?!? I swoon.

  63. Barbara McKay says:

    Wowser-just love those miniatures. Thanks for another great giveaway.

  64. Leanne S says:

    Love tea … the tea shop is so pretty ….

  65. Marilyn Fishwick says:

    I love all things,tea. I definitely see one of these in my future. Also have to get one of those carrot teapots for spring bunny tea party. Oh the ideas are spilling out now. You inspire me.

  66. Pat Houck says:

    I love the tearoom so much. I need to try to make some miniature pastries.

  67. I have become addicted to miniatures!

  68. sheila AR says:

    Tea and crumpets are always a fine idea!! Nichola has gone round the bend with her fabulous pink bricks, I’m hiring her for my decorator right away! 🙂 Love!

  69. jean marmo says:

    I love a nice cup of hot tea! And this is just delightful! Love the shop!!

  70. DebR says:

    What adorable little tea sets and love Nichola’s tea shop, pink perfection!

  71. Karen Mallory says:

    I love those little teapots. So adorable!

  72. Lori D. says:

    I just adore all things miniature! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!