What a beautiful little tea set!
My almost 3 year old adored her wickerwork basket with tiny ceramic teaset, she had to take it with her everywhere, but the set was broken very quickly (she still uses the wicker basket as a medical case!).
I've bought this as a replacement for her 3rd birthday, and I think she'll LOVE it! The pattern is really pretty in real life, the green handles/spouts 'de-pink' the pattern a little!
The wicker basket is not as lurid as the parcel, but still a very definite pink. The wicker is actually plastic straw material woven in a wicker style across wooden struts, I almost prefer it, it should be reasonably water resistant and easy to clean (she says hopefully ;)
The basket is 20cm x 11cm at the base, and 14 cm to the base of the handle. The two opening flaps fasten with light pink plastic straps that attach with velcro, very easy for a small child to open and close themselves, and the inside of the basket is covered in a polyester gingham material. The teacups etc are small, the cups themselves are 5 cm in diameter and 3 cm high, the teapot's base is around 9cm diameter and 7 cm high, the saucers are 6cm diameter and the plates 9 cm.
The set is reasonably sturdy,and the only thing I'm worried about is whether it could get rusty or not. (I'll write a note later!) All in all, I'm really, really pleased and can't wait for her to see it!
ps I bought mine from Toys and Interiors, and they sent it out almost immediately, very impressed :)