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    Miniature Picnic Basket & Tiny China Gift

    Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Miniatures, Newsletters, Sale, Teri Calia

    Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. But you can try searching on the same names (as links below) on the new site.

    Remember that adorable garden scene (with a wire basket filled with posies) that Teri Calia made a couple weeks ago?

    Well, Teri used that same scene as a backdrop for the new Mini Picnic Basket! (See the wide photo below for how it looks put together in the raw chipboard vs finished.) I love how Teri decorated the picnic basket… the “wood” looks so rich (just acrylic paint over gesso).

    Note: there’s another photo (showing more of the baked goods inside) down in the Giveaway section.

    Here’s a quote from Teri about putting it together:

    When you assemble your picnic basket, make sure the “weave pattern” alternates correctly on all four sides before you glue it down. I also found it easier to paint the basket and handle before gluing the handle to the basket.

    More info about the picnic basket is on the product page.


    New Sale and New FREE Gift — Both Related to the New Picnic Basket

    We just did a little rearranging, and made a new category in the Dollhouse Miniatures section called Chipboard Kits for Miniatures! It’s “just” the 1:12 scale chipboard kits (to keep it lean I left the 1:24 scale items and room boxes in their own sections).

    This is the section that the new Mini Picnic Basket is in. AND everything in this new section is on sale at 25% off — the sale ends MONDAY night, April 16th.

    39 options! Also including the Small Chipboard Victorian Wall Shelf and Wrought Iron Patio Table shown at left and right. Go check it out!

    And there’s a new Tiny China Plates FREE Gift Kit!! I’ve been meaning to make a little collage sheet with miniature Willow Ware designs for awhile… and Teri’s picnic basket inspired me! You’ll receive one of the Tiny China Plates Mini Collage Sheets shown below at left (a mix of 3/4″ and 7/8″ diameter plates in blue and red vintage willow patterns) AND one set of 3 (one placesetting) from the Mini Silverware – Set of 12

    AND just ONE of the following (chosen randomly):
    Resin French Bread – 30mm
    Grape Jelly Mini Resin Jar
    Red Jam Mini Resin Jar
    Ghoulish Green Mini Resin Jar
    Mini Clear Resin Honey Jar
    Orange Marmalade Mini Resin Jar

    A little mix perfect for adding to your own picnic basket. FREE with ALL orders, now through Monday night, April 16 (2018)!

    Hooray for the Picnic on the Lawn Giveaway!

    I’m highlighting a few things Teri used in her scene with the picnic basket, at left. (And yes, everything I’m mentioning here is in today’s Giveaway.)

    Mini Picnic BasketNew and on sale!
    Mini Landscape Turf Grass
    Seashells in Plastic Tin (Teri’s cockle shells edging her path)
    Sitting Border Collie Dog
    Miniature Carving Knives

    Plus one of the Tiny China Plates FREE Gift Kits! (That way you’ll get a loaf of bread, too.)

    To enter the Picnic on the Lawn Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Friday Night, April 13, 2018).

    AND tell me: How will you decorate your picnic basket? And do you already have a scene to put it into?

    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 winner (via Random.org).

    Hey, who won the Mushrooms for Your Buffet Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Laura Norman! Congrats! Check your email for info.

    Posted by Leslie, April 12th, 2018

    51 responses to “Miniature Picnic Basket & Tiny China Gift”

    1. Kim R says:

      I love picnics at the beach, so I would decorate my picnic basket with seashells!

    2. Anne W says:

      I think I will carb load and include some delicious baked goods. And of course a bottle of wine!

    3. Catharine McCammon says:

      Of course I’m packing a basket for the beach! Taking the grand babies to the seashore to watch for mer-babies! Our Border Collie will herd them right up to the surf’s edge. We’ll share bubbles and cookies!

    4. Rhonda Sihocky says:

      I would put the basket in my dollhouse.

    5. Lisa says:

      This is so adorable! I’d be thrilled to win!

    6. Margaret Dolan says:

      The basket is destined for carrots and other market produce for a doll house. Very cute!

    7. Lisa says:

      Oh! I think I’d stage the basket on a table in my dollhouse. Like they were packing for a picnic!

    8. Ann F. says:

      That basket is so cute. I would include fruit, cheese and wine.

    9. Barb A says:

      My basket would be filled with some fresh baked croissants, grapes, cheese and a lovely bottle of wine. I’d go to a beautiful meadow and sit beside the stream and enjoy a relaxing day. Simple pleasures…

    10. Marykay chisum says:

      This basket will be perfectly decorated with Toto peeking out!

    11. Nancy E says:

      I think I would put wine, cheese and a French loaf of bread in my basket!

    12. Nadine says:

      I made a picnic table a couple of years ago, so this would work great for a picnic scene!

    13. Traci says:

      Cute little basket-I would put kitties in it. >^..^<

    14. K Toews says:

      The basket would be painted brightly to fit into a spring garden theme.

    15. Tricia Patton says:

      Packed with teeny-tiny food things!

    16. Ina Good says:

      I enjoy a picnic on the gulf at one of our lovely beaches so I would decorate mine white washed a gingham red white lining small wine bottle some miniature bread cheese. And wine glasses and a cake for dry.

    17. Debra J says:

      I would paint my basket a wicker color and then have a pretty floral drape for the inside. It would be filled with “fresh” fruits, wine, cheese a loaf of bread and of course a cake for dessert :O) I already have some of the items but don’t have a scene, so would be making a new box for my picnic in the park.
      With all the rain we are having its nice to dream of sunny days ahead and a picnic.

    18. Michelle says:

      I do not have a scene ready, but would love to make one~!

    19. Dianna says:

      I would put food in it and more food! Food for the barbecue, hamburgers, hotdogs and steaks with all the fixings. Of course desserts too.

    20. Robyn G says:

      Iwould put some faux moss inside then make tiNY polymer clay mushrooms to “plant” in it for a fairy garden. I love the chipboard kits!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    21. Rebecca R. says:

      So cute! I would make a cute fairy picnic scene with cute little cakes, fairies and little animals!

    22. wilczek lori says:

      The basket is adorable! I think I would stage it as if I just picked fresh veggies from the garden, along side garden gloves and garden tools.

    23. Dennis L says:

      A mini picnic under the shade of a tree with a basket of bread, beverages, cheese and cold cuts would make me happy!

    24. Love the mini basket would make a shadow box with these items

    25. Barb macaskill says:

      Oh my! If I am the lucky winner of this amazing prize I would be adding a picnic scene to my garden scenescape I am making! It would be a beautiful addition! Thanks for the chance to win this!
      Macaskillbarbara @ yahoo.com

    26. DEBBIE MALONE says:

      you have the most awesome items, these are perfect for spring and summer scenes.

    27. Jen R says:

      I’m thinking of a little seaside picnic

    28. Karen Mallory says:

      I would paint the basket red and add bread, knife, wine, maybe a cake and some fancy fabric napkins!

    29. Peggy Manning says:

      I have a dollhouse that this would be perfect with. Would love to win it all.

    30. Karen Wood says:

      That is so adorable. My fairy would like to win it for a picnic with her bird friends and fill it with her baked treats.

    31. Carla says:

      So adorable! I would fill the basket with veggies from the garden!

    32. Jean Marmo says:

      Making me hungry and wanting to go on a picnic! Just darling! I would create something very similar!

    33. My picnic basket would have to be for one of my Red Riding Hood dioramas.

    34. Debbie S. says:

      Congrats Laura! Love it! Would look great in my dollhouse, fairy garden or in a shadow box with a camping scene I plan to do one day. I would fill with picnic foods, but I like the idea of kitties that Traci suggested and Toto that Marykay mentioned. Lots of good ideas here as usual. Thanks for the chance to win.

    35. Sharon Phillips says:

      I’m picturing the mini basket filled with bread, wine and cheese, sitting on a red and white checked blanket. From the corner of the blanket, up the side of the basket and into the basket I’m picturing tiny little ants having a meal at my mini families expense!

    36. Angela C says:

      This would make a beautiful picnic scene in the back yard of a dollhouse with bread, cheese and wine inside. Maybe a little blanket under it. I love miniatures!

    37. I would decorate the basket with a parade of ants!

    38. debbie says:

      My basket would be filled with cut flowers from my dollhouse greenhouse!

    39. I have a small quilt I could use with my Fairies and these adorable picnic items in the basket!! I just love all the giveaways and am wishing I was the next one!

    40. Kim Lucak says:

      The little picnic basket is adorable!!! I envision making an outdoor picnic diorama in a garden, filling the basket with baquettes, croissants, etc!!

    41. Katy Werner says:

      This is so adorable. I live in Key West, FL so I could use these items in one of two ways. Naturally I love the shells so I could do a beach side picnic. But I’m also doing a room box of the Wizard of Oz so I’d line the basket with blue and white gingham like Dorothy’s dress and maybe have a chipboard cutout of the apple-throwing trees in the forest…

    42. Denise Bryant says:

      Love that cute picnic basket! I’d use it in a shadowbox!

    43. Jo says:

      Oh my gosh! So cute! I would love this set, though I’d have to add a little squirrel to play, too!

    44. Joan Allard says:

      I think the basket needs a flower or two, it’s just beginning to feel like spring in the northeast, so maybe pansies.

    45. Kat Cashwell says:

      I think I would fill my basket with some beautiful flowers and add an animal or two!

    46. Marilyn Hughes says:

      I’d fill it full of sandwiches, bread, bowl of potato salad, and a bottle of wine. I need that plate collage sheet. I just got two plate shapers in that I had ordered to make mini plates.

    47. Carol Slowik says:

      I would fill the basket with “just picked” wildflowers. Sweet giveaway!

    48. Debra Young says:

      A miniature picnic basket. Sure,sure. Don’t know where I’m going to use it, but do know I need it.

    49. Diana bittaker says:

      Got have the basket full of goodies, including cheese and wine- all placed on a blanket complete with a few ants strolling across it!

    50. Mary Mac says:

      I would decorate it with wildflowers.

    51. Susan M L says:

      To celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dog, I would add the picnic scene to my dogs in the park miniature scene, and would put dog treats, a mini Frisbee, water bowls and dog toys in the basket. The Border Collie would be a fine addition to the group!