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New 4 Seasons Spinner/Art, plus Sale & Free Gift ending tomorrow!

Filed under Art Projects, Easter, Giveaways, Miniatures, Newsletters, Sale, Teri Calia
Update! A newer post about Teri’s artwork is here.

Four Seasons Spinner by Teri Calia!

Oooo! This project has been bubbling on a back burner for awhile, but well worth the wait.

Starting with the new Rotating 4 Scene Room Box: A fun way to display 4 scenes (small scenes, but does fit 1:12 scale furniture). Could be 4 seasons… or holidays? Includes a metal “lazy susan” turntable and has a double-thick base.

Teri has given us 2 of the 4 rooms now (Spring and Summer) and we’ll all look forward to 2 more later in the year. (“Summer” is shown in the first wide photo below; “Spring” is shown down in the Giveaway section — and you could win everything in her Spring supply list!)

I’ve been collecting miniatures since I was a child. Way back then the miniatures were all different scales and mostly cheap things bought at the local five and dime store. I still have a bunch of those old miniatures in my collection and now they are considered kitschy vintage, lol. About ten years ago I started going to miniature shows (such as the Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures) and my collecting turned to artist made miniatures and higher end commercially made miniatures.

Miniatures are perfect for collecting because they don’t take up much space to keep and display… until your collection out grows your space and you can’t display everything. This is a huge problem because I want to see and enjoy my collection daily, not just store them in a box. So in my search for a better way to use my allotted display space I came upon a labor intensive, hand crafted, four room display box attached to a turn table (lazy Susan). I thought the idea was brilliant and rushed off to beg Leslie to have a kit made to sell through Alpha Stamps. And that is how the 4 Season Spinner was born. Of course my name was vetoed in favor of calling it the Rotating 4 Scene Room Box but no biggie, as I still got to make the first one for myself.

Psst! Teri has incorporated her Unfinished Wooden Dresser from a past project (and it looks perfect in this summer scene). More info on the dresser.

Read more in Teri’s blog post and/or see everything from her Summer supply list.


Reminder: ALL Valentines & Romance Collage Sheets are on Sale at 50% Off!

Over 40 to choose from! Like the Romance, Vaguely Valentine and Blue Birds, shown from left to right.

The sale ends TOMORROW night, January 15th!

Reminder: FREE Gift Kit with all orders ends Tomorrow Night: Snowy

Laura Carson used the Winter Playground Toboggan Scrapbook Paper in her shadowbox from Thursday’s newsletter; I’ve chosen the related Winter Playground 6×6 Paper Pad, which includes 12 different papers… you’ll get 3 randomly chosen sheets! I’m showing a couple sets of 3 papers as examples in the photo at left.

ALL ORDERS through Monday, January 15 (2018) will receive one of these Snowy Gift Kit FREE! In addition to the papers, I’m adding some Silver Stitched Leaf Ribbon, Iridescent Plastic Pearls and a Clear Acrylic Snowflake (and that last is also in Laura’s Snow Queen Shadowbox)!

Hooray for the Spring Spinner Giveaway!

Yes, I said it! EVERYTHING in Teri’s Spring Room Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway! (You may be benefitting from my brain addled by cold medicine!)

I’m only highlighting a few of the SIXTEEN items in the supply list/Giveaway:
New Rotating 4 Scene Room Box
New Miniature Pink Hydrangeas in Flower Pot
Tiny Metal Jewelry Box (note: there is also one of these in the Summer room — painted gold and holding letters at the top right of the dresser)
Mini Easter Basket Kit (Wow! that’s a big bunch of items all by itself!)


Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Teri’s artwork, which is also all of the Giveaway items!

I love the new Easter Bunny wall paper, so Springy! I must admit most of the smaller stuff in this room is from my collection and is either vintage, handmade, artist-made or no longer made. Remember, decorating a room like this gives you an excuse to start collecting or to start displaying your collection.

To enter the Spring Spinner 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, Monday Night, January 15, 2018).

AND tell me: What will you make? You’ve got 4 rooms to plan!

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

Hey, who won the Mysterious Shadowbox Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Debbie S! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, January 14th, 2018

77 responses to “New 4 Seasons Spinner/Art, plus Sale & Free Gift ending tomorrow!”

  1. Cindy Haas says:

    This is so cool. I would love to make 4 rooms that I could personalize and give as a baby shower gift. I Ike to include mini pictures of the family and their dog and I would make a nursery similar to the bays actual room

  2. Nancy O says:

    The four seasons honoring the solstice/equinox dates.

  3. Erika says:

    I would do a different holiday on each side: Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day and Easter! How fun!

  4. Ronda Liebert says:

    Oh, my – I would love to make this kit. I would like to make 4 circus scenes or 4 holidays, with 4th of July!

  5. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh my goodness! I think I would make a sweet fairy or princess set of rooms for my new granddaughter!

  6. This is so awesome! I would make 4 awesome shops! As a mini lover, my ideas are endless!

  7. Kat says:

    I love this project !! So many possibilities with 4 rooms !

  8. Marilyn B Hughes says:

    A kitchen with baking in progress, a study full of books, a bedroom, and a living room. I’m now back into miniatures (I’m still designing also) and having a blast. I work in both 1:12 and 1:24 scale making flowers, plants, and food as well as room boxes and am trying to finish a 1:12 scale doll.

  9. Kim R says:

    How cool is this! I would make 4 haunted house rooms

  10. Emily Dale says:

    That is a cool thing! I’d make a 4 season panorama or some kind with things of the colors of each season.

  11. Cheryl Lee says:

    Such a generous giveaway!! I have so many minis stashed away that I would have no trouble at all to choose items from to fill that roombox! lol Would make a sweet birthday gift to me tomorrow!! Congrats to Debbie S!!

  12. Winnie says:

    I love the idea of holidays or seasons! So cute!

  13. Cg says:

    (Waving hand wildly in air) ooh! Oooh! Me! Me! Pick me!! Okay. Okay. Okay. Here it is. I would make Krampus Christmas, Evil Bunny, Cleaver Murder-Tail (who’s hopping down the Bunny trail, all right…to KILL) Deranged Cupid-who aims his arrows straight into actual hearts…then seizes them. (There is chocolate and sprinkles involved, but I’ll stop there) and finish off with Halloween on Prozac (pumpkins smiling like they mean it, friendly witches and vegetarian werewolves).just to change it up a bit. Although, it’s the Halloween one that might be the most horrifying of all……

  14. Jen R says:

    I’m thinking about a 4 seasons theme. A Halloween one for Fall, Christmas for Winter, Easter, etc…

  15. LeAnn says:

    Because of my love for Halloween… I would make for spooky rooms.

  16. Nadine says:

    I love the 4 room box. I want to make it an Easter project!

  17. Lana says:

    This is divine! I collect antique dolls and this is the perfect size for a small house, kitchen of course, bedroom, nursery and a French room with a dressing table.

  18. Vera Collier says:

    I love the four seasons idea, but I think it would be fun to do a dollhouse theme with each side representing a room in a house.

  19. Barb macaskill says:

    I do believe that I almost swallowed my tongue when I saw this fantabulicious Rotating 4 Room Box! AMAZING!
    I would do a holiday theme if I had this box! It would be the 4 major celebrations of the year according to me. Easter, Memorial Day because we need to remember why we have our freedom and recognize those who have fought for those freedoms, Christmas and Birthdays.
    Christmas and Easter are self explanatory and we all have a Birthday so I feel it should be up there with the major holidays.
    Spring and Summer are gorgeous and I can’t wait to see Fall and Winter!
    Thank you for the chance to win this amazing giveaway!
    macaskillbarbara at yahoo dot com

  20. Ann F. says:

    What fun I could have with this. I love the idea of four holidays.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  21. I love the mirror. I would make a mini diorama

  22. LoisC says:

    What a great idea! I’d do the 4 seasons w/ seasonal touches.

  23. Kari Gluski says:

    I LOVE these giveaway items! I would make a study/library, bedroom vanity, kitchen corner and nursery room. I too have many vintage 1:12 pieces that would be great to display!

  24. Peg D says:

    Oh this is cool! I see four seasons of a garden. Four holidays. Four rooms in a faery’s house. Four interesting shops a grocer a milliner a bakery and fit shop. So many things you could do with this box! Honestly I am leaning toward gardens. But rooms would be sweet also. Maybe four shops from Diagon Alley. I love Teri’s Spring room I feel as though I could move right in. Thanks for such fun giveaways.

  25. Denise Bryant says:

    This would be a fun project! I’d make it for holidays… Halloween, Christmas, Easter and 4th of July.

  26. Sharon Dean says:

    Oh, my goodness, you have me with this one. I am a miniaturist, I have been making and collecting dollhouse miniatures for over twenty yrs. And I know very well of the Good Sam Show Teri speaks. So, what could I make? Hmm, I have some pieces won at a NAME convention that would fill one corner beautifully to make an office or artist’s space, rather old and dusty and crowded. Another could be that porch area crowded with plants and shelves and a big window to let in the light. The minute I saw the bunny and cat dolls sitting in front of the cabinet I knew this was a piece for me!!!

  27. Cat I says:

    I see a French Millinery Shop with hats, hats, hats spilling out of the cabinet! Thank you for this lovely inspiration, Teri!! Hugs, cat

  28. Barb Striethorst says:

    I would love to have this and make a four seasons theme!

  29. Karen says:

    What a fun idea – I would most likely use the wonderful 4 area spinner for seasons. I love the change of seasons – especially fall. I would definitely incorporate fairies of the seasons in each one!

  30. I love this four room spinner! As a dollhouse lover and collector of miniatures, I have more than enough to fill four rooms easily! Our completed dollhouses collection at home includes a three story house made in an antique jelly cupboard, a greenhouse full of quilled flowers and plants, a country store, and a milliner’s shop. I’d make four rooms for one house, coordinated and all decorated for Christmas. What fun! Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic prize!

  31. Vickie Trancho says:

    Loving the rotating rooms. Perfect for A Dark Shadows kind of display. Yes, totally onboard with a creaure of the season theme. You always inspire, ladies.

  32. Debbie S. says:

    Thank you for picking my name for the last giveaway. This 4 season’s spinner spring and summer are wonderful; Teri did a beautiful job. I too collect 1:12 dollhouse treasures and would like to do a 4 seasons display. Outstanding!

  33. Sandra Manring says:

    I would love to make the four seasons in this box….love it

  34. Karen Wood says:

    Those are so beautiful. I would love to make them.

  35. Traci says:

    I love the cabinet and would make it into a flower curio cabinet. >^..^<

  36. Dianna says:

    Love the Rotating 4 Scene Room Box! Love the Easter basket and all the goodies in the giveaway. I would be tickled pink to win! I would do a spring Easter, summer outdoor, fall / Halloween and Christmas scene.

  37. Laural says:

    Brain burst!! So wonderful

  38. Margaret Jarratt says:

    What a great idea! I have seen this idea years ago in a mini magazine.
    I would never win this as I would have to pay postage but it’s worth a try!
    Still I enjoy looking at all the items you have for sale .

  39. Angie Cook says:

    Oh my goodness!!! I want this! What could I do? Let me count the ways….. four seasons in a garden; four stages in an adventure; four stories; four shops… etc.

  40. I love the four seasons motif and would definitely like to make something like that but I also think I might do a travel one. Four different locations. Paris, Egypt, Hawaii?? Wherever my stash takes me??? The options are endless.

  41. Barb A says:

    I love Christmas scenes in miniature, so would do 4 different Christmas scenes ….either 4 decades or 4 different countries….

  42. Sue Ezzell says:

    I love your hutch this time. I am making a dome project. This hutch will go in the small girls room. I think I will put some stuffed animals, dolls in it. All some books and other girly things. You know as you work on a project it has a way of telling you what to put in it. Thanks for a wonderful idea. Great job.

  43. Luanne Shoup says:

    I can start doing some smalls for my new granddaughter.

  44. Rebecca R. says:

    I adore this!!! So beautiful and so cute! I would make a spring-inspired victorian fairy house! Thank You so much!

  45. kathleen doyle says:

    I would make it a wedding day with the bride’s dressing room, the bride’s maids room the church,and lastly the new bride and groom

  46. Anne Squire says:

    The points of the compass – East for Dawn, South for the ice of Antarctica, West for the prevailing winds and storms, and North for balmy tropical summery activities.

    Or on wall for each of the 7 chakras with the 8th being all-encompassing.

  47. Kim Lucak says:

    Love this! Maybe favorite holidays CHRISTmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, etc….or maybe little shoppes, so many possibilities 🙂

  48. Karen Mallory says:

    Oh my!! This is such a fabulous giveaway! I love miniatures. I think you started me collecting with all these mini scenes you present. Not sure what I would make in each room but would use all the wonderful items in the giveaway for at least a Spring/Easter room!

  49. Carla says:

    I think I would have to make 4 holidays or 4 seasons, or 4!fairy tales, or 4 shops or 4 ….. too many options!

  50. Thalia says:

    Oooh rooms from a fairy house, with every tiny thing I can get.

  51. Barbara Carter says:

    I would love to use many of my miniatures as well to make a four seasons box. I’m waiting for my first order from you to get started. My brain is speaking to my creative side now.

  52. Debra Young says:

    This new roombox will be a great way to display the tiny/fragile miniatures that I have collected over the years.

  53. Kimberly says:

    4 holidays would be good. Christmas, Halloween, Easter and 4th of July! 😊

  54. nancy a. taylor says:

    I am inspired to try for the four elements.
    Always,thank you!

  55. Judy Goodwin says:

    Four rooms in one. I can’t make up my mind which theme I’d like best.

  56. Laura N says:

    I’d do a witchy four seasons with magical elements in each scene

  57. Carol H says:

    How awesome! I would love to portray the same garden scene through the four seasons.

  58. Gina Goodling says:

    I have a grand daughter who has inherited an empty doll house and these miniatures would be just the ticket to start her collection!

  59. Pam Tyler. Cairns QLD Australia says:

    The Fairies are saying, BUY IT NOW, PLEASE. So many goodies to decorate with.

  60. Megan Warren says:

    Love this idea, I have tons of minis that need a home. This is great!

  61. Amy says:

    The four seasons…. or maybe Easter, Christmas, Halloween and the 4th of July. This is wonderful

  62. Kee Ostler says:

    What a brilliant idea! I love the concept of having four rooms in one space….Lots of ideas, but I am thinking either four scenes of a circus or the four seasons…thanks for the chance.

  63. Jo says:

    I would probably make a Halloween story – or else use it to test out designs for my miniature house.

  64. Nancy E says:

    What a really fun and practical idea for anyone who doesn’t have a lot of display area. I would love to attempt one of these!

  65. I think a 4 season fairy scenes would be so cute.

  66. Ina Good says:

    Wow what a unique spinner item..for scenes and minatures!! I would make an Easter scene for spring..winter bunnies..summer and fall fairies.

  67. Cherry Koontz says:

    My head is spining just like the spinner – with all the ideas for this 4 scene box! Think about 4 Halloween scenes or Christmas or Easter or the same landscape in all 4 seasons or….. wow!

  68. Marie Weddle says:

    Yeah, this has Alice in Wonderland written all over it! 🙂

  69. The four seasons. That’s what I would make.

  70. Mary Mac says:

    I know Christmas is over but would love to show four different rooms decorated with threes.

  71. Diana Bittaker says:

    I would love to pick my 4 most favorite holidays and decorate away!

  72. Marie F says:

    I would do a special room for each of four grandchildren.

  73. Marlene Daniels says:

    I would love to make the spinner 4 room box with my granddaughter, give us something to do during these cold winter months. Would love to do 4 different holidays.

  74. sheila AR says:

    This new spinner is a brilliant way to showcase so many miniatures and scenes at once in one space, I love it! I have always wanted to make a jewelry or perfume shop such as Laura Carson made, so this could be some very dreamy shops and places/cafes to eat, as I love bakeries, tea rooms and chocolate also. The possibilities are endless!

  75. Carol Slowik says:

    So many possibilities with this 4 room spinner. Love it!

  76. Faye Scharber says:

    I would show a garden room in each of the four spaces. a winter room showing garden planning: catalogs,seedlings etc. A spring space showing plants ready to go into the garden. A summer room with a window looking out onto the garden full of summer vegetables. A fall space depicting fall clean up and harvest.