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L’ Amour des Fleurs Flower Shop & Miniatures Sale!

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Newsletters, Sale, Streets of Paris

Remember Design Team Member Laura Carson’s Black Cat Cafe from a few week’s ago? That was the sixth post of a series.

Today’s project is the seventh (!) of many that will continue rolling out this year… all leading to building a group of miniature Parisian shops: The Streets of Paris. There will be a clothing boutique, bookstore & pharmacy (and we have already seen a chocolate shop and the cafe just mentioned)!
More info here.

So, on to today’s project: L’ Amour des Fleurs — The Love of Flowers!

The new products and techniques shown today can be used on all sort of projects (whether building a flower shop or not)!


Laura’s flower shop is so beautiful! I’m starting out my limited photo tour (trust me, there are many photos worth pursuing beside the few I’m highlighting) with an outside vs inside comparison (above). L’ Amour des Fleurs is in the center of the bottom floor of Laura’s Paris shops (the chocolate shop can’t be seen in the photos above, but it’s just to the right of the flower shop).

I love all the subtle, Art Nouveau colors in that interior scene. And there are 3 new collage sheets today, with a matching palette.

Speaking of collage sheets, see those miniature potted plants at right? Laura made those! There’s a new Leaves Collage Sheet (and digital download set of png images of the same) with tiny leaves to build your own plants.

A tip from that collage sheet page: If in your project both sides of the leaves will be visible, print (or paint or stamp) a mottled green background image on back side of the paper. AND Laura has also provided 3 mottled green backgrounds to download for free on her blog post.

See everything Laura used (inside and out) in her supply list. (Note: as Laura covered making the buildings for this project in an earlier post, those items are in a separate blog post.) Come back after enjoying her new flower shop tutorial video for new items, a new sale, new FREE gift, and a Giveaway drawn from Laura’s project!

New Products!

Just a snippet from the new products are shown at left (for example: there lots more colors of the new pollen not shown in that preview pic).

Plus this new site has a couple ways to search:

brand new items added this week are here (or click the photo at left for the same results)


– here’s Laura’s supply list (that includes most all of the new items)


– see the next paragraph about the related flash sale on Flower & Garden Miniatures!!

NEW Wooden Flower Pot with Flowers FREE Gift Kit! AND Flower & Garden Miniatures Sale!

Beside the free images Laura is graciously giving away on her blog post, there’s a new FREE gift kit with all orders!

Aw… sorry but one of the wooden pots that Laura used in her project did not make it to the new site (the 1-1/2 Inch Tall Wooden Flower Pots, shown at left). They were going to be part of the clearance sale (yes, I know, not ready yet for technical reasons, but there is a big clearance sale coming).

So instead, I’m including one of these larger wooden flower pots as part of the new FREE Gift Kit!

In addition to one of these beauties, I’m also including a mix of flowers:
– some flowers from Laura’s supply list
– a few other paper blossoms of my choosing (like the Plum Tiny Paper Roses shown, which weren’t in Laura’s project but the deep colors look great with the leaves in the new collage sheet).

As you can see from the 2 examples, they are nice, colorful (large) mixes.

ALL ORDERS now through Monday, July 16th will get one of the new Wooden Flower Pot with Flowers Gift Kits FREE!

And there’s a related SALE! (Plus lots of little pots Laura used in her flower shop are included in this section!) This is a 25% off discount coupon: enter promo code FLOWERSHOP when you check out. (The discount will only effect the items in your cart from the sale section… read on!)

25% off the Flower & Garden Miniatures Section (37 items) — the discount is on top of current sale prices! The coupon expires at midnight on Saturday night, July 14th. (Ooh… Bastille Day… that works out well with a French Flower Shop!)

Hooray for the French Flower Shop Giveaway!

Thimbles! I love the painted thimbles as flower pots! Just look at those shelves full of them!

Ok… let’s take a broader view of this beautiful photo of one wall of the interior (yes, everything I’m mentioning in this section, including the thimbles in that last paragraph, are included in today’s Giveaway):
Art Nouveau Ladies of Nature Collage Sheetnew (poster on wall)
Glass Microscope Slides and Symmetrical Bronze Flourishes (for the shelves — I’m including 4 of the flourishes)
Remnants Scrapbook Paper – Devonshire (as the wallpaper)
Flower Shop Bags & Boxes Collage Sheetnew

Sorry, but that wooden table has been out of stock for ages (and they’re made in Asia so I can’t tell when they’ll be back in stock), BUT I’m including a Tiny Plant Table (not in this photo, but it is in Laura’s project today).

I’m also including the third new collage sheet: Leaves Collage Sheet, for the bit of plants you can see on the right side of the table.

And a bit hard to see at this angle, but Mini Rose Buds – White and 1/2 Inch Pale Pink Paper Roses (some of the flowers wrapped in paper on top of the table).

To enter the French Flower Shop 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 Night, July 13, 2018).

AND tell me: How will you use all these goodies? From the paper and collage sheets to the glass slides… how will you use all of them? Alternate question: what inspires you most from Laura’s tutorial?

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 Tiny Fairy House Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Jo! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, July 12th, 2018

47 responses to “L’ Amour des Fleurs Flower Shop & Miniatures Sale!”

  1. Gerry Bellion says:

    Don’t know what I love most about this flower shoppe. Beautiful job. Ces’t Magnifiqie!

  2. WENDY CLEAVER says:

    Absolutely adore flowers and looking around this kind of shop

    Love everything about these miniatures!

  3. Catharine McCammon says:

    THIS will be a gardening extravaganza bonanza for my little grandbaby and ME. We’ll sit on the patio and watch my hummingbirds while we piece our fairy garden shop together…together!

  4. Toews, Kathy says:

    A garden shop would be nice.

  5. Ann F. says:

    Those flowers and plants are marvelous. I would love to create something similar.

  6. Kay W says:

    I love the exquisite details and colors — especially of the posters and flowers.

  7. The flower shop is awesome I would love to create something just like this

  8. The flower shop is just delightful, brings on the happy face! THe details, colors , just awesome. Love it!

  9. Kim Lucak says:

    The French flower shop is tres belle!!! Would love to make this and a street of French boutiques 🙂

  10. Louise Kush says:

    Oh, my goodness! I have wanted almost every single group, but this one combines the best-the art nouveau styling, the beautiful little plants, the darling set up-I AM IN LOVE-I have to have this, now, for my tiny dolls to enjoy for summer!!!!!

  11. Rhonda S says:

    I love everything!

  12. Nadine says:

    I love all of Laura’s projects. The flower shop is amazing. I wish I could afford to make all of them.

  13. Pauline p. says:

    I would make a flower shop….Love all your

  14. Angie M says:

    This is so fantastic! I would make a similar setting because it’s perfect

  15. Laural says:

    I would try to duplicate Laura’s beautiful shop

  16. Jen R says:

    I would add these to my tiny garden beside my dollhouse.

  17. Carol H. says:

    Perfect timing! I’m building a potting shed and these items would fill it nicely!

  18. jill says:

    I have a small porch outside my kitchen dollhouse. Would be cute to put a small container gardening scene there. laura does such lovely work. I love the painted thimble idea for pots.

  19. Dianna says:

    I would love to create a flower shop with Laura’s inspiration. I love Laura’s table with her ribbon rolls right on the front side. I also love how she put up the glass shelves with the Bronze Flourish brackets!

  20. Jean Marmo says:

    Simply darling! My sister has a greenhouse and a garden unlike anyone else’s. Love this!

  21. Winnie says:

    Love flowers, love France! Love this giveaway!

  22. Celia says:

    Definitely a beautiful spring flower shop for under my seasonal tree….

  23. Luanne Shoup says:

    I like to use the mini flowers on my cards!

  24. Karen Mallory says:

    Love. love the flower shop! I am thinking I can make a combo candy/flower shop. I love those plants with the paper leaves and want to make some! Laura is so ingenious!

  25. Sandie says:

    Love the flowers. Always wanted to do a flower shop. Another amazing giveaway.

  26. Gretchen says:

    I would really enjoy adding foliage to some existing doll houses.
    But I want to ask , have you considered a moderated forum
    Where your customers and fans could discuss our projects
    Made from your supplies ? 😀

  27. Laura callies says:

    I really like watching her videos. The way she made the flower wraps and shelves. I would make a flower shop as well, i love blooms!

  28. Marykay chisum says:

    Totally adorable project! Wouldn’t change a thing. Laura is so creative!

  29. Carla says:

    Love the flower shop! The collage of leaves is great, love the detail!

  30. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Gosh, certainly hard to pick just one thing. The flowers though are darling. I’d use them in a nature booklet I think.

  31. Jackie says:

    I would make the flower shop and an accompanying wedding venue using the flowers/arrangements from the shop.

  32. Congrats Jo! Wow! Love all of the flowers! I liked the tea lights under the awning affixed with magnets or velcro, and the drawers were removed and made into a ribbon dispenser. Love the paper plants as well. Thanks for another great opportunity to win.

  33. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love the flowers, the wrought iron doors, the glass shelves — I love it all!!

  34. Janet Turner says:

    I’ve been obsessed with my garden lately so this week’s theme really appeals to me. I love the thimble flower pots.

  35. Debbie malone says:

    Just when I think a project is the best one, you come up with another. Awesome plants for outside a bar/ bistro 💝

  36. Marilyn says:

    Since I’ve always had a love of flowers, this little shop would be perfect! Every single item is lovely.

  37. Mary Mac says:

    Love the French Flower shop and the painted thimbles are my all time favorite. Would love to add some little lights in it

  38. Nancy E says:

    I am absolutely in love with the French flower shop. I love the idea of painting thimbles to represent pots, just so clever!

  39. Michelle says:

    This is wonderful!!! I would love to try something like this.

  40. Marilyn B Hughes says:

    I’d have to do my own flower shop. I’ve been looking for leaf sheets like that for a while and only found a few decent ones in the public domain. I’m going to have to order some of Laura’s.


  41. Liz says:

    What a stunning piece of art – I would like to make a gift like this for my neighbour who has such a passion & love for her garden – she would so appreciate this – thank you for this opportunity- I would Use the materials in wall mountings and collage sheets as backgrounds. The pots and flowers would be the cherry on the top to make a spectacular floral bouquet to present to my neighbour who brightens the street and our lives with her spectacular garden.

  42. Ava says:

    Laura inspires creativity in me! I follow her on youtube and so enjoy listening to her explain her process and share her suggestions as well. I really love the paper wrapped flowers with ribbon tie. I would love to make a shadow box with this for displaying in my new craft room! After crafting out of boxes and bins for 4 years, two years in our house and two years before that living in a small apartment to save up, Im so happy to finally have a space for everything, and to display my art. Thanks for this opportunity to win!

  43. Chris K. says:

    I’m most inspired by the painted thimbles, as I have quite a few that I never use.

  44. billi eggerud says:

    this is a most magical flower shoppe. i just know when the lights go off, the faeries come out from the corners and dance ’til dawn.

  45. HeatherR says:

    I have been a miniaturist for quite a while now. It just so happens I have just completed a stained glass greenhouse/ conservatory and am just now starting to gather the flowers and plant kits to fill it! What a boon it would be to have these beautiful flowers and plants to start my collection! The slides would make wonderful shelves, and I already have the table!

  46. Jeanine says:

    I love the French flower shop. I have many favorite parts. The painted thimbles, what a creative idea. The glass slide shelves are the perfect spot for stacking pots.
    The ribbon rolls are also a great touch! I’m going to make my own flower shop very soon!

  47. BarbMac says:

    LOVE the new collage sheets! I would use the goodies in this giveaway to help me fill in my 24” X 24” glen/Park scenescape I am making.
    This series is absolutely breathtaking and inspirational! TFS!