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    Miniature Picnic Basket & Tiny China Gift

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

    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

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