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Crown Jewel Farm

“I would rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world” – George Washington The Crown Jewel Farm doesn’t have an emperor but it does have a squirrel! Kerri Pajutee has created magic once again and this tiny … Continue reading

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Easter Dinner In The Dollhouse

A Strong Family Has Well Worn Seats At The Dinner Table Where will your dollhouse family be this year come April 21st? If they’re gathering around your mini dining room table, a hyper-realistic Easter dinner will set the scene for … Continue reading

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Chestnuts In A… Popcorn Popper?

“There is probably a smell of roasted chestnuts and other good comfortable things all the time, for we are telling Winter Stories – Ghost Stories, or more shame for us – round the Christmas fire; and we have never stirred, … Continue reading

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Introducing Dracula’s Pastry Cupboard©, the 2018 edition of the Crown Jewel Miniatures Annual Halloween series!

Dracula’s Pastry Cupboard© is the eighth in the series, as shown in Issue #68 of Artisans In Miniature. This is a one of a kind and is now available via my Etsy shop just in time for the Halloween holiday. … Continue reading

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A Basket Of Summer Berries On Your Dollhouse Porch

Grab some flour and sugar and let’s make something berry delicious! We have a bumper crop of summer berries here in New England and they’re on their way from the mini farm to your dollhouse table! Take a handful of … Continue reading

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Society Ladies’ Lunch… Pearls & Crimson Lipstick Required.

Keep calm and eat shrimp! One society maven leaned over her chardonnay and whispered to the other a startling confession: “Darling, I’m on a seafood diet. I see food and I eat it.” A simple shrimp salad seems to be … Continue reading

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Take-Out Food in 1:12th Scale

Grilled Pita Sandwiches, Tacos & Stuffed Clams! Taco ’bout awesome! It’s summer time and folks are traveling, spending time outdoors & some are leaving their offices to visit food trucks on their lunch break. Whatever keeps your mini people busy … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Morning In The Kitchen

Just Like Mom & Grandma Used To Make! Home kitchens are usually busy but never more bustling than on Thanksgiving morning. Mom, Grandma, Aunt Mabel… or Dad and Uncle Bob… the names change from kitchen to kitchen and are just … Continue reading

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Pine Cones, Autumn Leaves and… Cheese

Cheese, wine and friends have one thing in common, they’re all better when they’re old. Pine cones are lovely when paired with leaves, and leaves are lovely when paired with… Did you guess what I did with the leaves shown … Continue reading

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2017 Annual Halloween Collectible by IGMA Artisan Robin Brady-Boxwell

Introducing “Trick Or Treat – Sweet To Eat” Do you dare to ring the doorbell? It’s a full moon. You’re on a dirt road, hungry and tired and you take a turn down a dark, deserted path. Up ahead you … Continue reading

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Peasant food… Yum!

“Do not eat garlic or onions; for their smell will reveal that you are a peasant.” – Cervantes, Don Quixote. If that’s true then all our dollhouse cooks are peasants with really good palates! LOL I’ve blended “garlic” and “fine … Continue reading

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Macaroni + Cheese = Crown Jewel Miniatures Ultimate Realism!

“It’s diamonds in your pocket one week, macaroni and cheese the next”. -Jolene Blalock Or… if you collect Crown Jewel Miniatures, it’s both! These tiny pans of comfort food are little jewels of ultimate realism for your dollhouse and a … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day Mini Friends!

“Sometimes”, said Pooh, “the smallest things take up the most room in your heart”. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I’ve been busy whipping up the most delectable little desserts. The Crown Jewel Imaginarium Bakery will offer fancy cookies, … Continue reading

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Artisan Bread

“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” -Robert Browning Realistic, artisan breads bring a homey touch to dollhouse kitchens and bakeries like no other food can. Display sliced baguettes on mini … Continue reading

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Q: What’s In A Name?

A: Coffee! Coffee, cup o’ joe, java, espresso, cappuccino… call it what you will but it’s a nice hot cup of yummy and I’m serving it to you in tiny mugs personalized with hundreds of names, greetings and nicknames! I … Continue reading

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Home Baked Pumpkin Bread!

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater is a theif! Peter Peter broke into my Imaginarium and tasted my newest batch of pumpkin breads! He sliced the frosted loaves… He tasted my fresh baked pumpkin rolls, still warm from the mini oven! He … Continue reading

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NEW! Special Reserve Vinegar

Crown Jewel Miniatures Special Reserve Collection Continues! Check out the latest addition to my Special Reserve collection… red wine vinegar. Inspired by crates of prize-winning bottles of vinegars and herb infused olive oils imported from Italy, these distinctive bottles are … Continue reading

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Miniature Herb & Garlic Infused Olive Oil

Kitchen Essentials – Salt, Spices & Olive Oil Here is a peek at my latest batch of herb and garlic infused olive oils. Available now in my eBay and Etsy shop, choose between chub or tall with round or square … Continue reading

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A Dollhouse Summer BBQ!

Hot Off The Castle Grill! Long, long ago in a galaxy far, far away… Oh wait, wrong one. 😉 Once upon a time, there was a hungry mini family in the Crown Jewel mini castle and it was almost the … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Grill!

COMING SOON! 1:12 Barbecued Ribs Look Good Enough To Eat! Hot Off The Grill! The weather is getting warmer and soon it will be time for backyard picnics and patio parties. What can be tastier than barbecued ribs fresh off … Continue reading

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You’re Invited To A Birthday Party!

Coming Soon To A Dollhouse Near You! 🙂 The banner is hung on the wall, the birthday girl has made a wish and the cake has been sliced… let’s celebrate and open birthday presents! Birthday parties are lots of fun … Continue reading

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Hello Peter Cottontail!

Happy Easter Mini Friends! A colorful assortment of Easter 2015 desserts are now being served in my eBay! eBay ID: Crown_Jewel_Miniatures. This was my first experience making chocolate Easter bunnies and I love them so much I can’t wait to … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun!

Erin Go Bragh! St. Patrick’s Day celebrations usually focus on delicious boiled dinners but dessert is important too especially when it comes in Irish colors like these sweet treats: I usually make corned beef and cabbage dinners and loaves of … Continue reading

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Do Come In

“The doors are open and the light is on… “ No, it’s not Motel 6, I’m talking about the refrigerator. LOL My collectors know I’d rather make Edwardian & Victorian foods and I’m not a fan of modern but I … Continue reading

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That’s amore!

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie… Being hit in the eye with a moon size pizza pie doesn’t sound like a lot of fun but eating pizza sure is! LOL Here’s my version of authentic … Continue reading

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Put A Feather In His Cap & Called It Macaroni…

Yankee Doodle never had it so good! Inspired by a recent custom order for macaroni & cheese, I whipped up a few extras in my Imaginarium and these are the results. What is it about baked macaroni & cheese that … Continue reading

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Now Serving Mexican Cuisine!

“A Mexican Feast!” If your mini family likes Mexican cuisine, have I ever got a feast for their tiny resin palates! Newly listed in my eBay (ID: Crown_Jewel_Miniatures), this 4 piece OOAK family style meal is packed with realism! Each … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel Miniatures Is Planning A Royal Breakfast!

“A Crown Jewel Miniatures Royal Breakfast!” I’ve been hard at work in the Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium© this week putting together a Royal Breakfast scene and these pancakes are only the beginning! Here’s a shot of the blanks… as you … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel Miniatures 2103 Annual Halloween Collectible

©Dessert Table At The Witch’s Ball! Count Dracula, dressed in his finest, flashed his pearly fangs and bowed over the gnarled hand of Agatha, the supreme witch of Miniland as he asked for the favor of a dance. His last … Continue reading

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Autumn Splendor In 1:12 Scale

“The leaves are falling but my imagination is soaring!” Autumn is my favorite time of year and I’ve got a wide range of seasonal miniatures in store for you! –Hollowed pumpkins filled with pumpkin bisque soup served in a ring … Continue reading

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OK Back To Our Regularly Scheduled SUMMER Minis! <3

“Crown Jewel Miniatures Sells Chocolate Seashell Cakes By The Mini Seashore” I can’t sign out of my blog today leaving you with Christmas minis in August so here’s a peek at what I’m listing today in my eBay– Crown Jewel … Continue reading

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The Color Of Love Isn’t Always Red

“My hands are of your color, but I shame to wear a heart so white” – William Shakespeare Shakespeare wasn’t at all kind to Macbeth when he penned those words but the Bard certainly knew how to make color, in any … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel Miniatures On Display In The Christmas In Newport Candlelight House Tour – Newport, R.I.

Crown Jewel Miniatures On Display In The Christmas In Newport Candlelight House Tour – Newport, R.I. Visitors who took part in the 42 Annual Tour of Historic Private Homes, sponsored by Christmas In Newport, were in for a rare treat … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel Miniatures Is On A Roll!

What’s Cooking In The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium? Flour rolls! It’s a gorgeous day in southern Connecticut!  Unless you had the tv or radio on you wouldn’t guess there is a huge storm on the way.  “Frankenstorm” otherwise known as Sandy is barreling up eastern … Continue reading

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Potions, Spells & Trances II© – 2012 Annual Halloween Collectible by Crown Jewel Miniatures

I’m thrilled to introduce Potions, Spells & Trances II©, the 2012 edition of the Crown Jewel Miniatures Annual Halloween series! Potions, Spells & Trances II© is only the third in the series and will debut in my eBay tonight! Crown Jewel Miniatures – … Continue reading

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Let them eat…. pie?

What’s Cooking In The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium? Pies!  Pies!  Pies! The scent of fresh baked pie coming from the oven is comforting and familiar.  Winter, spring, summer or fall, just imagine that smell.  What’s your favorite?  Is it the juicy blueberry … Continue reading

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Fresh Baked Leaf Cookies!

What’s Cooking In The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium? UnbeLEAFably scrumptious autumn cookies! Rain came down in buckets outside the windows of the Crown Jewel Imaginarium this morning as I sipped my tea and wondered what to make.  Only yesterday we had beautiful fall weather and during … Continue reading

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Crown Jewel Miniatures Is All Over The Board!

What’s Cooking In The Crown Jewel Miniatures Imaginarium? Who said boards are boring? A well accessorized board can transform a miniature kitchen in seconds! Many of my boards are crammed with handmade serving ware, custom accessories (real shells, handmade rolling pins, cake … Continue reading

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Puff Pastry Cakes!

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures  Puff pastry cakes!       Last spring I set out to create an original, rustic pastry.  My only criteria was to make it look rather messy- homemade.  We are spoiled with an abundant … Continue reading

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Everything is coming up.. lemons?

Making Dollhouse Miniature Food From Polymer Clay With Crown Jewel Miniatures Everything is coming up.. lemons? A few weeks ago I set out to make one lemon cake and this is the result…. Forget about roses (although some of these … Continue reading

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What’s in your parfait glass?

What’s in your parfait glass? I’ve had enormous fun making miniature parfaits lately! Some of these dreamy desserts have sold but I’ll list more during the first week of May 2012 and take custom orders for flavors (colors) then too. … Continue reading

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Meet Chef Ina Coffin© by Crown Jewel Miniatures

eBay ID: Crown_Jewel_Miniatures I’m thrilled to introduce Chef Ina Coffin©, the 2011 edition of the Crown Jewel Miniatures Annual Halloween series! Chef Ina Coffin© is only the second in the series and she is now available via eBay in all … Continue reading

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Silver Elegance Collection by Crown Jewel Miniatures

Introducing Crown Jewel Miniatures Silver Elegance Collection Introducing my new “Silver Elegance Collection”, inspired by the beauty and grace of the Gilded Age. Finely made, a la carte artisan food served on faux silver or gold serving ware. Each piece … Continue reading

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