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A Fairy Tea Booth, A Tiny Hen House, and New Miniatures!

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Katie Zoey Ho, Miniatures, Newsletters, Provence Kit, Shanna Shands

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Katie’s and Shanna’s projects that are still available on the new site.

A couple quick reminders: are you participating in the Haunted House Book Swap? If so, your artwork should be mailed to Caroline TOMORROW (October 26th). More info. Please contact Caroline if you’re running late.

After Miz Bella’s introduction to artwork by TWO Design Team Members, don’t miss some new, tiny miniature kitchen things that would be perfect for a little Fairy Tea Booth.

AND… see below in the Giveaway section for a brand new FREE Gift with all orders!

Today we have Design Team Members Katie Zoey Ho and Shanna Shands with their creations from the Provence French Country Kit and Add-On Kit.

Katie has made the whimsical Eastern Estate Fairy Tea Booth No.5 that is inspired by The Archies!

I did this little fairy tea booth for something you could relate to The Archies’ Riverdale Carnival. The difference between them is just a few era away, happening in Eastern Estate not Riverdale High School. Just imagine them jamming in with wings and having tea.

This tea booth is one of a kind, being No. 5 for what you could imagine; the Archies band has 5 members. A floral arch over the teapot with wings and on wheels.

Well well well, on the backside all tea glitters, sugar, honey, tea ware and doily mats are sold at teaspoonful each – no more no less. A wide variety of tea glitters are available in this little red catalog. Since the rich pollen bed is overly tempting, before you could browse through the catalog you would need to wear the pair of red gloves. Should any steals happen, any spots of pollen would be easily spotted.

Free tea session happens at 5 and 2/3 in the evening. Several range of sizzling glittering teas would be served on these shimmering teacup mats. Be sure to drop by before the booth is gone for good!

Grab a cuppa tea, while you browse the supply list and then visit Katie’s blog to see Eastern Estate Fairy Tea Booth No.5 while The Archies play something sweet…

The next project is by Shanna Shands and she created a Hen House! Don’t you think this would look so cute in an Autumn vignette somewhere in your home? Shanna used the House Box Shrine Kit as the base and added ‘wallpaper’ from the French Wallpaper Collage Sheet. I love the three rooster plates from the same sheet that go across the wall, so charming. The cutest part of Shanna’s creation, are the Miniature Chickens and their Tiny Chicken Coop!

Hen House Supply List

Visit Shanna’s blog to see how she painted the exterior of the Hen House and for more photos.


Hooray for the Fall French Tea Giveaway!

Most everything in today’s Giveaway is inspired by Katie’s artwork (except for the Provence Cardstock Die Cuts, which I just thought would be good extras to mix in with this group).

Here are the other 5 items (after those die-cuts), and check Katie’s supply list for photos and links:
– Provence French Country Kit – October 2015 (that by itself has a big bunch of items, including the Sweet Tea Collage Sheet shown at left)
– Teaparty Chipboard Die-Cut Set
– Faux Metal Number Plates
– Paisley Gold Sequin Mix
– Set of Miniature Books

AND, a new FREE gift! I thought some tea-themed tags were in order. And one thing led to another and this little gift sheet turned into a Marie Antoinette tea party, too! Autumn Tea Gift Tags: one of these tiny wonders is FREE for all orders, regardless of order size! If you place an all-digital order, I’ll send you this mini sheet as a pdf file.

To enter the Fall French Tea Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, October 26, 2015).

AND TO ENTER THE DRAWING, please answer my question: What would you make with the items in the Giveaway? From tea cups to roosters, and gold number plates to miniature books… I’m not sure (anyone?) can replicate the Eastern Estate Fairy Tea Booth No.5, so tell me what you would make.

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Frame Front Room Box Giveaway? That would be Karen!

And she replied to my question “What would you make with that Frame Front Room Box??”

I see a nice Pumpkin teapot I’m thinking it’s teatime so we’ll need to create a Tea Room.

Posted by Leslie, October 25th, 2015

55 responses to “A Fairy Tea Booth, A Tiny Hen House, and New Miniatures!”

  1. Julie Komenda says:

    I would recreate “Alice in Waterland”, an underwater mermaid show in Weeki Wachee Springs which featured a Tea Party set and Mermaid versions of Alice in Wonderland characters.

  2. Barbara Johnson says:

    I would make a tea room with all the miniatures on a table. and a lace tablecloth and chairs. Some pictures on the wall and a shelf for books on the wall.

  3. Margaret D says:

    Definitely a tea room. I think I would like to create one in a shadow box or possibly the piece used in the Wandry Room. This is a sweet give a way!

  4. Peggy Hatcher says:

    I love all things tea…fairy…French Country! Your French tea tags are adorable and right up my alley.

  5. Laurie Davis says:

    Love this beautiful fall French country stuff! Pick my name please!!

  6. Oh! this is right up my alley ! I am a chicken gal ! The french country IS my thing ! i WOULD HAVE TO DO A KITCHEN THING TO RESEMBLE MY OWN, THAT WOULD BE SO MUCH FUN !

  7. Kim R says:

    I would make my daughter a scrapbook tea book, adding real tea bags asiics. She is a tea connisieur

  8. Liane Ceglar says:

    I have a never ending “TEA” Altered Book that i add to whenever i find “Tea stuff”….this Giveaway would be perfect !!!!
    Liane 🙂

  9. Luanne says:

    A tea room with the chickens at the table!

  10. Karen says:

    Fun stuff to play with. I think I would create a little fairy tea party.

  11. Jo says:

    i think i would make a victorian tea room but for witches! It’s still Halloween time!

  12. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Tea set is ready to go.

  13. Donna says:

    I have a Fairy Garden outside in my back yard. I also host a Garden Tea for my friends in the summer. I would LOVE these items for my Fairy Garden. On the day of my Garden Tea- I would love for the fairies to have their own Garden Tea Party!!

  14. marykay chisum says:

    A long abandoned country kitchen. A little cottage deep in the woods and long forgotten except by the chickens who still inhabit the little house.

  15. MaggieM says:

    I would set up a garden tea party, using the Front Room Box and one of your wooden table and chairs…it would be so cute! I’d love to win:)

  16. I LOVE everything here I would love to make a little diorama with a tea party setting

  17. Emily N. says:

    I love the giveaway! I would use the sequins to jazz up a collage I’ve made that needs some sparkle.

  18. Pam Weiler says:

    I certainly could not make the Estate Fairy Tea Booth. It is amazing! I have always liked tea partied. I would try to create my own.

  19. Traci says:

    Great giveaway. I would make a country shadow box. >^..^<

  20. KIM says:

    I try to make a tea display ,but with a winter looking theme.
    Nothing is better then a hot cup of tea on a cold winters night.

  21. Jan says:

    I would make a tea related configuration box! I can’t get enough of the config boxes. Love the items in the giveaway!

  22. Mary Helene says:

    Would make a wonderful “Alice in Wonderland” shadow box.

  23. Holly says:

    I’d love to try to make a tea display–looks like a challenge, but a fun one!

  24. M. C. Sparks says:

    A mini hen house would be great!

  25. Jen R says:

    I would make a cozy book nook with a nice little table set for tea

  26. Karen Mallory says:

    Fabulous giveaway! I think I would make a tea bag holder of some kind that would look great sitting on the kitchen counter!

  27. Leah Fein says:

    I would like to create a tiny fey library with the Faux Metal Number Plates
    and a few sets of Miniature Books. I want to attach wings to a few of the books, affix thin wire, and make it look like the books are “flying off the shelves”.

  28. Gigi Jordan says:

    These are too cute. I would like to try a ‘Three French Hens” French-Christmas themed tea party.

  29. Kristie says:

    This says French Country to me. I’d love to make an altered art scene using these items.

  30. Amy Downey says:

    I would make a shadowbox with a dining room setting with tea/luncheon items and miniature animals sitting at each place. Would be fun to create this setting a little like Alice and Wonderland tea setting but with animals. Love all your items!! Would hang this shadow box in my living room area. Would be a fun conversation starter!!!

  31. fran says:

    A Fall French Tea scene with tea cups and roosters, number plates and books is what I see.

  32. barbara macaskill says:

    I am pretty sure that I would make a grand tea party for my Fairy Village that is an ongoing project!! I am always thinking of new “rooms” or scenes that is needed for the Fairies to continue to visit us! My grandchildren are all so engrossed in watching it all come together and I can’t wait for the day they are ready to design a space for the fairies!! TFS!

  33. Kim Lucak says:

    I would make a tea party in the French countryside!

  34. Phoebe Diamond says:

    An altered book with a cooking theme.

  35. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Would try to make an Eastern Estate Fairy Tea Booth No 10.

  36. Lori D. says:

    I love this giveaway! I would have to make a Marie Antoinette meets French Country scene complete with miniature everything! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  37. Dena Cottrell says:

    I would make a fairy kitchen. Thank you.

  38. Lana says:

    100 ideas are flying in my head…but I would put a second floor on this, making a tiny dollhouse. I’d place a piece of glass over it, copper tape it shut and solder the edges, complete with an antique Frozen Charlotte doll inside. Simply adorable!!!! If I do not win this, i’ll have to buy this, I want to play with this!!!

  39. Debra Gibson says:

    I love Love the hen house !!! So if i won it would have to be a tea set done with chickens and roosters because my kitchen is done in that design.

  40. Laural says:

    I could see a playground of forest animals all drinking tea from the many cut outs..making each animal a 3D piece and use the spoons as teeter-totters and other playground rides

  41. Karen adams says:

    I would do my own version of a fairyland tea party!:)

  42. Ginette P. says:

    I’d probably make my Santa more cozy with a cup a tea after all the running around with Christmas gifts.
    Don’t want to be rude but French are not tea drinkers. We love our coffee very strong.

  43. Leanna says:

    I would definitely make my own version of a fairy tea house! Two of my favorite things combined! I love this giveaway. <3

  44. Ina Good says:

    I would invitethe mad Hatter and alice tomy tea party

  45. Nancy S says:

    I would create a personalized tea space for a very dear friend who loves everything to do with tea and fairies. I think it would make her the perfect Christmas gift.

  46. Arminta says:

    I could create a miniature tea shoppe for my tiny friends. This is my cup of tea.

  47. Verna says:

    I am a tea fiend, so this is wonderful. I make 3″ books and domino books. These are wonderful products for decorating inside and out for a winter tea theme. Thanks for the giveaway.

  48. Roxanne says:

    I would love to make a costume Tea Party and actually have the farm animals, even chickens take part…perhaps give them some hats and a few eye masks…mix it up a bit…love all these lil’ mini’s. Such fun! 🙂

  49. Eve Watters says:

    This year I’m having so much fun
    Making matchbox shrines,
    These lovely tiny off’rings,
    Will look so great in MINE!!

  50. April Dudko says:

    Love both the tea booth and the chicken house! I believe I’d make teapot wallhanging to give to a good friend.

  51. Dianed says:

    I have a fairy garden done with miniatures so I would set up a rabbit tea party.

  52. angelic says:

    I would love to make a miniature tea party with Marie Antoinette.

  53. LeAnn says:

    I would create 2 different scenes. I would use the number plates and books for a mini library. The teapots and chickens for an outdoor tea party.

  54. Jackie Barth says:

    with the books, plus the ones I have, I would make a lovely library-reading-tea room. A great giveaway.

  55. Nancy Carter says:

    Fall French Tea Giveaway —

    I would make a scene from “Share a little Tea with Goldie” – the Smothers Brothers beloved hippie with tips for the ladies!
    Raising chickens to writing “how-to” books – Goldie could live again – in the teapot!