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A Smaller Apothecary Cabinet, Bottles Sale & Halloween FREE Gift!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Tristan Robin Blakeman
Update! A newer post about Rhonda’s Don’t Go Near the Apothecary artwork is here. And/or you can see the supply list on the new site.

NEW Halloween Glitter FREE Gift Kit! In honor of today’s FLASH SALE on glass bottles (!) AND new apothecary cabinets by TWO Design Team Members, both filled with tiny bottles… here’s a little gift kit to get you ready for Halloween!

These kits are FREE for ALL orders, now through SATURDAY night, September 3rd, 2016 (or until the kits are gone)! Learn more.

What did you say? ALL Glass Bottles 20% off today and tomorrow only!!

Related to the Apothecary Cabinet for Larger Bottles (announced last Sunday), but this slightly smaller version has shorter shelves and was specifically designed for 1:12 scale bottles. Shown in the photo at left with a big bunch of book and bottle options.

Teri Calia created a new collage sheet with antiqued (ok… pretty corroded) drawers to fold together that fit the Apothecary Cabinet for Smaller Bottles. See the photo below for the drawers put together (in a cabinet Teri lined with Dark Rusty Red Suede Paper).

And bonus! We have artwork by 2 Design Team Members using this new cabinet. Let’s start with Don’t Go Near the Apothecary by Rhonda Secrist Thomas!

“Any chance that I have to create something odd and a tad dark is a splendid thing.”

I would have to agree with that.

Rhonda’s post includes lots of photos (including a drool-worthy photo of a corner of her studio) and tips on laying out all the pieces from this new cabinet.

“Don’t let all of these pieces intimidate you. It really is quite simple to put together. The first thing I always do is lay out all of my pieces, like a puzzle, so that I am sure I know exactly which piece goes where.”

How cool is this! I got the illustration from the collage sheet Little Potions, and recreated it using this tiny bottle from Tim Holtz Tiny Glass Vials set. Then I put it on top of an upside down Tiny Antique Silver 3D Crown to hold it in place like a lab sample.

Learn more in Rhonda’s post and see all the goodies she used in her Supply List.

Next up is a completely different project using the same cabinet: Marie Antoinette’s Traveling Toilette Steamer Trunk by Tristan Robin Blakeman.

“During the 18th century — the time of excessive, over-the-top, luxurious and extravagant styles and fashions, Marie Antoinette needed a full armoire-sized traveling toilette steamer trunk especially to carry her many perfumes, powders, creams, rouges and paints.”

Having just read a book about Marie Antoinette, I knew that every morning her toilette articles were handed to her in a new 2-yard piece of silk fabric which was then given to one of the ladies-in-waiting. I used various hand-dyed ribbons to create the bundles of silk fabric needed to complete the queen’s toilette each and every morning.

See everything Tristan used to create his Marie Antoinette’s Traveling Toilette Steamer Trunk in his Supply List. And be sure to visit Tristan’s blog for lots more info and photos.

Hooray for the Don’t Go Near the Apothecary Giveaway!

This was a tough call, but I decided to choose items from Rhonda’s Don’t Go Near the Apothecary Supply List:
– Apothecary Cabinet for Smaller Bottles
– Set of Doctor Instruments
– Set of Miniature Books
– Snake Oil Labels Collage Sheet
– Even Tinier Bottles
– Witchy Little Labels & Ephemera Collage Sheet

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Rhonda’s artwork, including all of the Giveaway items listed above!

Bonus: One of Halloween Glitter FREE Gift Kits

To enter the Don’t Go Near the Apothecary Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, September 2, 2016)!

And tell me: What will you make with the Apothecary Cabinet for Smaller Bottles?

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 check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won Mad Scientist Laboratory Giveaway? That would be Marilyn! (We had 2 entries by “Marilyns”… this is the one who wants to “make the cyclops spider guy.” Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, September 1st, 2016

32 responses to “A Smaller Apothecary Cabinet, Bottles Sale & Halloween FREE Gift!”

  1. Erika says:

    This is so cute! I think I’d definitely want to make a witch’s apothecary for Halloween.

  2. barb macaskill says:

    I think that this would be an awesome knick-knack shelf! I can see lots of cute little ships in a bottle, a goldfish bowl, some rare books, mini canvases, a crystal ball and lots of other handmade, polymer clay miniature works of art! I absolutely love this 1:12 scale Apothecary Cabinet and winning it would make what has been the week from Hades a whole lot better! Fingers crossed!

  3. Matxalen says:

    It´s cute. I like for Halloween

  4. barb macaskill says:

    Just had another thought on what I might do with these goodies!! Dr. Doolittle has gone mad and is saving all sorts of animals in bottles to experiment on. He is trying to make the perfect animal and these shelves would hold all of his jars of animal parts and a few aquariums with live animals too! Lots of chemicals and potions to help him get it just right!!!

  5. Traci says:

    I want this so much. LOVE,LOVE, LOVE the cabinet. I would make a potions cabinet but make it spooky and gothic. It is a great display item year round. LOVE IT!! >^..^<

  6. Emily D says:

    Love the cabinet! I’d make a display of miniatures.

  7. Margaret says:

    Oh my goodness! I just love these little apothecaries!I absolutely love what Tristan did with his and I would lean toward that I think…it is hard to say. I just love his ideas 🙂 It would be wonderful in one of the room boxes if a witch lived there. Or a storefront box that would be at home in Diagon Alley…ideas ideas!I love it!!

  8. Noreen says:

    This cabinet just needs to be a wizard’s apothecary cabinet!

  9. Verna says:

    Rhonda’s cabinet is wonderful. And what a lovely giveaway! I would go towards bugs and spiders, etc. can’t wait to check out Tristen’s project. Love him!

  10. cg says:

    OH OH OH OH!!! Marie Antoinette!! OMG! Totally recreating that but will add the wigs made of cotton balls and little birds in them!!! I LOVE THE ARMOIRE SO MUCH!

  11. Birgit says:

    I would probably make a witch’s cabinet — a Halloween project. 🙂

  12. Lorna E says:

    Oh boy, I could go nutty with this. Might do Willy Wonka’s experimental candy store. Or the wizarding world’s version of UPS with an assortment of odd things to be packaged up and shipped by owl. Or a voodoo priestess’s cabinet.

  13. Jennie Ingram says:

    I would make the Hogwarts Potions Kit OF MY DREAMS! Seriously, super awesome tiny Slughorn kit.

  14. Della says:

    What a great giveaway! I would make a gothic/oddities style apothecary! 🙂

  15. Mary Mac says:

    It would have to reflect something from Dr Frankenstein’s lab.

  16. Helen says:

    I would make a mermaid’s boutique

  17. Barb A says:

    A Halloween themed miniature cabinet filled with skulls, potions & anything that a witch would need to cast her spells.

  18. Carla says:

    Halloween is in the air……this would make a great witch’s pantry!

  19. Kee Ostler says:

    I would make a shelf of oddities to go into my “Bat-ique” That I am making for my Halloween town. 🙂

  20. Colleen E says:

    love it! I would make a mini christmas trunk…

  21. Cheryl Lee says:

    Sweet! I would probably use the cupboard in a mini scene and fill it with lots of little bottles and food. Thanks for the chance to win! Your team is so full of imagination! Awesome!!!!!

  22. Diana bittaker says:

    I think I’m leaning towards MARIE Antoinette! I see beautiful perfume bottles, little cakes and cookies, hats, makeup, shoes and mirrors- must have this!!!

  23. My son is in the medical field He loves the old time medical paraphernalia. This would be perfect!! 🙂

  24. jan korzenaskie says:

    I would make an E.A Poe cabinet with books and bottles of his favorite drinks! Love this giveaway and your shop!

  25. Elizabeth H. says:

    I would make a gypsy’s traveling magic kit.

  26. Kieran Grey says:

    So very cool. I’d definitely be making a wizard’s cabinet with books and bottles and plants and things.

  27. Jean marmo says:

    Another delightful project”. I would make something for my husband who teaches chemistry labs.

  28. Jo says:

    I would love to make an witch’s pantry with these supplies – I have a little dollhouse that I have been wanting to start and this would be the perfect thing for the kitchen!!

  29. Denise Bryant says:

    I love Halloween, so I’d make something spooky!

  30. angelic says:

    The witch’s pantry from the Hansel and Gretel. Full of candy to lure little children.

  31. Ellery Flynn says:

    A repro of claires’s shelves from Castle Leoch/Outlander….

  32. Cee says:

    I’d make a cabinet of curosities and poisons!!!