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Final 2 Posts in The Streets of Paris Series!

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It’s the end of an era: the final newsletter in Laura Carson’s The Streets of Paris series!

Note: You can easily look back at the previous posts in this series; the last one was the upstairs A Paris Street Painter, shown at left.

And to end things with a bang, Laura’s written TWO blog posts today: Apothicaire – An Apothecary Window and an Elevator (and each includes a video tutorial).

Speaking of endings, all the papers from Blue Fern Studio (including many Laura used for wallpaper and floorings) are being discontinued. Some are on the clearance site at 70% off (!) and some are on the new site (those are both links to the Blue Fern papers on the respective sites; and all are super-thick, sturdy cardstock with beautiful designs).

Psst: Christmas crafting is right around the corner and one of my favorite collections from Blue Fern is included in the sale: Vintage Christmas.

But… back to the loverly new artwork! First up…

Apothicaire – An Apothecary Window


Here’s a bit of text from Laura’s blog post as an introduction:

The final business in the Streets of Paris event is an apothecary. Just as with the Bookstore I’ve used a smaller bay window attached to the second floor on one of the sides to create a faux business. In the window are bottles, vintage drugstore ads and a mini scale with weights.

You’ll notice that the window has a pretty blue awning and the faux glass in the window has the business name and other details printed on it, you’ll find both of these free images in my blog post.

Laura created a new collage sheet and TWO digital image sets today! The Vintage Drugstore Ads Collage Sheet, shown at left, has some creepy/funny images like that little girl in the highlight bubble.

There’s also a new digital images set with the same theme, and even more vintage ads.

Laura also includes a photo of the window at night… I love the Large Glass Apothecary Jar shown in the lower left of that photo at right (with a mysterious mix of alcohol ink & rubbing alcohol).

See everything Laura used in her Apothecary Window supply list. Come back after enjoying her new video tutorial (and lots more info & photos) for a Giveaway drawn from Laura’s Elevator!

Hooray for the Paris Shop Elevator Giveaway!


This is so lovely! Laura created an elevator that can be moved between the 2 floors of her shops using a Tall Cage Style Lantern (which I’m also including in today’s Giveaway)!

And remember that Laura has a whole separate blog post about the elevator:

By adding vintage stained glass images (from my new digital image set) printed on vellum, filigree and elevator images (free in the post), you can create a lovely miniature elevator.

Here’s a couple more items from Laura’s Elevator supply list that I’m adding to today’s prize package:
Rectangular Bronze Filigree – Large
Chipboard Gothic Border Trim

To enter the Paris Shop Elevator 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, September 28, 2018).

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 Black Felt Kitty Cat Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Laurie Staffaroni! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, September 27th, 2018

49 responses to “Final 2 Posts in The Streets of Paris Series!”

  1. Pauline says:

    I absolutely love the elevator. Would go beautiful with my shops.

  2. I love this I absolutely love Paris!

  3. Cg says:

    Oh laura!!!!! I love it! Id give anything to be able to do this!!

  4. Rhonda S says:

    its so pretty.

  5. Mary says:

    I love the elevator. Reminds me of one I rode when i was a child.

  6. Jo says:

    This is so cute! I love the Paris theme! The little lantern Could make a greenhouse or a telephone booth! Doctor Who!!

  7. Kat Cashwell says:

    Those stained glass windows are awesome! Love the elevator!

  8. Jean Marmo says:

    Many moons ago I spent time in Paris. THese are such amazing and creative projects! Love the lantern!

  9. Carla says:

    Love the elevator and the stained glass!

  10. Barbara Carter says:

    I just love the elevator. It would go well with my antique miniature room. The stain glass is well done. I’m keeping my fingers crossed to win. 😄

  11. Debora L. says:

    Love all these great new ideas!

  12. Kathryn Logan says:

    I absolutely love everything in this Paris series!

  13. Deb Kaste says:

    Love Laura’s elevator! She has incredible ideas and her work is amazing. Would love to play with some of the items she used and thank you ever so much for the chance to do so.

  14. Jen R says:

    I love this whole theme! Such an elegant elevator!

  15. Traci says:

    Awesome elevator. It is so pretty with the lights-it definitely looks vintage. Great series Laura-I always love your projects so detailed with a lot of great stuff to spend hours looking at. >^..^<

  16. Amy says:

    All I can say is, WOW!

  17. Mindy W says:

    Mmmmm the elevator is brilliant! I’m thinking a stained glass window elevator would be fantastic’

  18. BarbMac Vt says:

    OMG! What a fabulous series this has been! Laura’s elevator is genius! I would be honored to win this funtastic giveaway and put my own spin on an elevator! The Stained Glass digital images are stunning and I would love to use them on other projects also!
    Congratulations to Laura Staffaroni on winning the last giveaway and thank you to Leslie for her generous giveaways in each newsletter!
    Fingers crossed 🤞🤞🤞in hopes of being the winner of this one! TFS!

  19. Laura Nelson says:

    I love this series. I’m sad to see it end. The stained glass in the elevator reminds me of a late uncle’s house. Would love to add it to my townhouse. Well done Laura!!!

  20. Anne W says:

    The elevator is such a gorgeous touch. Amazing.

  21. Kathy Toews says:

    What a way to ‘lift’ your spirits!

  22. Lana says:

    ooh la la….I hope I win!!!

  23. Nadine says:

    I love all the shops and the elevator is beautiful.

  24. Nadine says:

    I love all the shops and the elevator is beautiful.

  25. Nancy E says:

    I love Laura’s shops and the elevator is just the finishing touch. Totally awesome!

  26. Chris K. says:

    Those stained glass pieces are gorgeous.

  27. Jackie says:

    Like everyone else I am so impressed by the elevator. What a great project!

  28. Celia says:

    What a cleaver idea!

  29. Karen Mallory says:

    Wow! Love the elevator! Sorry the series is ending. I enjoyed following Laura in making it and tried my hand at a few things!

  30. Donna Kottcamp says:

    Love, love, love the stained glass images!

  31. Diane Alterman says:

    Oh my, odsessed! Need a whole room in my house for these shops! So sad to see it ending!, hopefully on to a next fabulous adventure.

  32. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Elevators, not crazy about riding in them, but this one might make me change my mind. Thanks for sharing.

  33. Megan Warren says:

    Will you pretty please post a picture of all of these together as one whole project if possible? I for one would love to see it all together and you’ve worked so hard on it

  34. Karen says:

    Would love to try giving my shop this “lift”

  35. Nicole Lysse says:

    Your talent and creativity is inspiring!!

  36. Jennifer Sobolewski says:

    I love this elevator! How fun!!!

  37. Melinda Kimbrell says:

    I absolutely love this elevator and the whole Paris street scene! I have watched all of Laura’s videos on this series. Laura, you are truly a remarkable artist!

  38. Ginger benedict says:

    Genius! I’m loving the elevator, out of a lantern!! Who would think of that? Laura Carson that’s who!

  39. Jeanine says:

    Laura Carson’s elevator is spectacular! So creative. I love the new stained glass collage sheet and the large bronze filigree.
    I hope I win this one, I love it!

  40. Laurie staffaroi says:

    The elevator project is awesome, a fine addition to the shops!

  41. Dona says:

    Thrilled to see something new – love the elevator!!!

  42. Gilda says:

    Love the elevator and the fabulous scene. The collage sheets are great, too.

  43. Congrats Laurie! Enjoyed all the shops and today’s finally. Thanks for a chance to win.

  44. Mary Mac says:

    Love anything Paris and this elevator is something new and fun

  45. Alice says:

    I have been drooling over this entire Street of Shops ever since you started posting about it! I’ve saved every email so that I can easily access each of the links. I don’t know how long I can hold out as to not buying it all, but as soon as I figure out where to put it I’m going to have to order the whole set! Love the elevator what a wonderful addition!

  46. Laural says:

    I am imagining myself strolling through tall of Laura’s creations, with a cup of coffee in one hand and a croissant in the other OooH lala

  47. Sandie says:

    Again another awesome project.

  48. Kim says:

    Loved this entire series! Have bought many elements to make my own. Winning the elevator would be the icing on the cake. So excited to see what you do next! Thank you for the opportunity!