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Featured in Issue 218 of American Miniaturist

Don’t miss the latest issue of American Miniaturist Magazine!

I’m pleased as punch to share that my 4th of July backyard cookout has been featured in issue 218 of American Miniaturist magazine! They included all sorts of grilled goodies and barbecue favorites, and I’m so honored to be a part of such a lovely publication. Inside this issue, you’ll also find my tutorial for making pussy willows! If you’re not a subscriber yet, what are you waiting for?!

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Featured on NBC’s Small Fortune

One inch scale tropical cocktails by Erika Pitera of The Petite Provisions Co. on NBC's Small Fortune | Trae Patton/NBC | 2020 NBCUniversal Media, LLC
Small Fortune – Season 1 Episode 2 – Contestant Alyssa | Trae Patton/NBC | 2020 NBCUniversal Media, LLC

Tiny Tiki Delights on NBC’s Game Show “Small Fortune”

I’ll admit, I never thought that what we miniaturists do on a daily basis – carefully and meticulously handle and arrange the tiniest of treasures – would be the subject of a game show, but NBC’s latest competition show “Small Fortune” proved me wrong!

NBC's Game Show Small Fortune

Hosted by Lil Rel Howery, “Small Fortune” is an eight-episode team competition game show with itty bitty challenges for huge stakes – a cash prize of $250,000!

As we all know, working with miniatures requires a great deal of dexterity, focus and patience, and that’s exactly what these contestants need to win.

That’s all fun and games, of course, but imagine my surprise when I saw a clip from Episode 2, titled “Grandma Knows Best,” where the contestant, Alyssa, was carefully balancing a tray of miniature cocktails at a tiki bar… and they sure looked familiar!

In fact, Alyssa’s challenge included balancing my Mai Tai (complete with cocktail umbrella) in a pineapple cup and my Piña Colada, along with a couple other tropical drinks!

I created those as a special order for the show’s Games Production Designer all the way back in November 2019, but I didn’t know what they were going to be used for, so this is just a delightful surprise. I never imagined my little mini drinks would make it to television!

Tiny dollhouse miniature cocktails by Erika Pitera of The Petite Provisions Co. featured on NBC's Small Fortune game show competition
Small Fortune – Season 1 Episode 2 | 2020 NBCUniversal Media, LLC

If you’d like to see how Alyssa competed in the “A Little Tipsy” challenge yourself, click here for the video (it starts around the 29:00 mark). I hope it makes her feel a little better knowing that I’ve knocked them over dozens of times while photographing them myself. And that’s without $80K on the line and the pressure of competing on TV, so I think she did a great job!

Featured in December 2020 Issue of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene

Don’t miss the December 2020 issue of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene magazine!

It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and I’m really getting into the holiday spirit, especially thanks to the lovely feature of some of my Christmas goodies in the latest issue of DollsHouse & Miniature Scene magazine!

Sadie, the lovely author, has put together a fabulous feature about Christmas traditions from around the world, and I’m delighted she chose to include my Bûche de Noël, eggnog and puddings amongst the other gorgeous global foods.

Once again, I’d like to thank Sadie for the honor of being included in this AMAZING Christmas issue – and if you’re not a subscriber, you’re missing out!

The holidays are going to be unusual this year, to say the least, so I hope everyone celebrating can find moments of joy with their loved ones despite the trying circumstances we find ourselves in.

In the meantime, I’ll be watching HGTV’s Biggest Little Christmas Showdown this weekend! Happy Thanksgiving!

Featured in June 2020 Issue of Dollshouse World

Featured in June 2020 Issue of Dollshouse World

Hello, mini friends! As some of you may know, my husband and I moved into a new home in February of this year. Last year, Maria, one of the lovely folks with Dollshouse World magazine, reached out to me about participating in their regular feature, “Where I Work.” I told her I was planning to move and asked her if I could wait until I had my new studio set up, and she was gracious enough to oblige my request!

Featured in June 2020 Issue of Dollshouse World

Since moving in February, getting the house unpacked and getting my studio set up has been an ongoing endeavor, but last month (in the midst of stay-at-home orders in the state of Florida) I was able to get some photos of my new workspace and answer Maria’s interview questions. I’ve had the unbelievable honor of being featured in the June 2020 issue, which just came out!

I’m so grateful and humbled for the opportunity, and I hope you enjoy taking a peek inside the PPC studio!

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