I am so thrilled with these. Seven little boxes of cookies. They are so brilliantly in scale.
They didn't seem particularly cheap at $15 (for the seven), but when you consider the work involved they really are.
My original theory was that I would buy them and undo one of them and photocopy it several times or make a template from it to cut out loads from other papers. I could then fill them with Easter eggs. They look like the standard Easter egg box with a cellophane 'window' and an added flourish on top.
Heavens to Betsy - not a chance. They are constructed exactly like proper boxes that work this way. They have folded over and glued bases and the tops have slits and interlock but they are sooooooo tiny I haven't a hope of constructing them. They are also filled with beautiful and realistic iced cookies. I just love them. I found them on an EBay shop (Thailand?). I have since ordered the unassembled set (half the price) so I can have them in the shop waiting to be made up...... by Vianne, not me!
These next two photos show $20 worth of bits and bats from Nancy's - my local doll's house shop. I had a credit note for something I bought and took back, so I thought I would pop in and spend it on quarter scale - another story!
Unfortunately she doesn't have quarter scale (she does have half scale) so I just meandered around picking up a miscellany of (reduced) things I fancied. They all turned out to be things for Chocolat
The jars will be on a sweetie shelf somewhere. The rabbit with sweets is great for the Easter sales setting and the lovely little copper pan is the one on a ring (in the movie) ready for making hot chocolate. I may have to fill it with hot chocolate (Fimo?) before it goes in place.
The cups and plates are for stacking on a shelf ready to go. I am not keen on plastic but hope they will look OK when painted. One issue I have with plastic things is they don't look as though they have any weight in them and don't therefore seem to 'sit' realistically in a project - maybe these will change my mind.
These photos will be added to Chocolat - Purchases web album