Monday, January 31, 2011

Want To "Eat Lite?" Here's How

I've been a fan of all things miniature since childhood and my interest was revived recently when I discovered miniature food for sale on That's the online marketplace for handcrafters and artisans. It all began when I ordered, as a Christmas gift for my sister, a tiny cherry pie the size of a dime. It'd had a slice cut out of it which came on a separate saucer with an appropriately tiny fork. I found that so amazing that I then ordered a miniature platter of Christmas cookies and the craftsperson included bonus gingerbread men and candy canes. Well I was hooked, so recently decided to order a few for myself:

My own selections came from an artist in England and included a dinner for two of ham, eggs, french fries ("chips" in Britain), peas, tea and buttered bread. I ordered a platter of chocolate cake slices for dessert. Notice that I've included a dime, a penny and a ballpoint pen to give a reference for size:

Bread and butter on a tiny plate:

Cup of tea. This was so tiny that I dropped it while trying to photograph it and had to search under the furniture for the cup which rolled away:

The main meal which does remind me of the home cooked meals I had in England and Wales when I did a Bed-And-Breakfast tour there once with a friend:

The chocolate cake came complete with whipped cream and cherries on top. They were all loose on the platter and I am happy to report that I did NOT drop this one while photographing:

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