A real wonder if I ever saw one. A little apple & banana stand made from a cheese box.  Covered with the smallest beads and bits including mini books which you can read.

-  It came in a package with another surprise.  I spend most of last night just looking at it.

Will you look at all the detail that went into this piece.  The rose and two small hearts done in red & white checker tablecloth is my favourite.  I just found out today that a red & white checker tablecloth in French is called a Vichy tablecoth "nappe Vichy" .

As a family tradition, Mail Art is opened at dessert of the evening meal.  Also in this package was this wonderful place mat which I have now adopted as my official dessert place mat.  A real inspiring and motivational tool.  And reminds me of whom I really am …

-- As you can see, I have given up Choclate Mousse, Crème brûlée, Tarte Tartin, Chocolat Eclairs & Banana Splits for dessert.  A half of grapefruit is now my dessert.  My present body is on loan, and I'm trying to refund the payments as soon as I can.

Here it is in all it's glory.  And you can also find it in a special place: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/bucket-from-erni-bar?x...

Thank you very very much Janine.

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Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on July 5, 2012 at 10:21pm

Very great work, Janine, good going!

Comment by Mail Art Martha on June 28, 2012 at 9:38pm

It is really amazing! There is so much to see and think about in these pieces.Great, Janine.

Comment by Amy Irwen on June 28, 2012 at 2:22pm
Awesome! I'd love to explore every nook and cranny! Yay Janine *!*
Thank you Dean for sharing...
Comment by Louise Kiner on June 27, 2012 at 3:58pm

Great piece, Janine. Really sweet.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on June 27, 2012 at 3:58pm

Wonderful Janine, truly wonderful!

Comment by DKULT on June 27, 2012 at 2:24pm

Great assemblage piece=so thoughtful and completely Janine!

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on June 27, 2012 at 2:11pm

This is amazing. So much detail. I'm trying to figure out the actual size which I think isn't very big based the on grapefruit on the mat. Oooh, lucky you.

Comment by Suus in Mokum on June 27, 2012 at 1:37pm

Fantastic! Absolutely fab. Bravo Janine!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 27, 2012 at 1:30pm

Bravo Janine! what wonderful details and mini-items.

The place mat is perfect, now you won't forget your name, DEAN!

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on June 27, 2012 at 1:13pm

Saw the Queen twice.  Both times she said Cheryl who?

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