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Pioneer School Lunch, 2000 version.

The Pioneer School Lunch was introduced to Kirsten's Collection in 1986 and retired in 2008. It is associated with the book Kirsten Learns a Lesson. Retail cost was $18 and later increased to $20.

Tine

First Version

Oval-shaped wooden box. Black painted circles in the shape of starbursts and circles on lid and side.

Second Version

Oval-shaped wooden box. The wood was thicker than the previous version. Black carved flowers on lid and side. Lid has notched triangles around rim and handle. Released in in 2000.

1986 Version.

Bread

Hunk of bread.

Sausage

Half a sausage.

Apple

Red stemmed apple.

Cheese

Wedge of yellow Swiss cheese.

Napkin

Woven napkin. Cream with blue and red stripes. The napkin was phased out in 2006.

Trivia

  • The word "tine" is Swedish and pronounced "TEE-na."
  • Early versions of this set had food made by Silvestri, a company that makes collectibles. These have gold stickers on the bottom with the company name. Later versions had food made by Pleasant Company.
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