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New Metal Patinas, Perfume Art & Papers, New Gift & Sale!

Filed under Collage Sheets, French Vintage/Belle Epoque, Giveaways, Miniatures, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Sale, Teri Calia
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 lists for both projects on the new site: Teri’s A Lady’s Dresser and Rhonda’s A Book that is a Mystery.

Update! A newer post about Teri’s Dresser is here.

FREE GIFT! In honor of the new Portrait of a Lady collection — and new artwork by Teri Calia (more info on both below…. and both include beautiful perfume bottles) ALL ORDERS on Thursday through Monday, April 27th through May 1st (2017) will receive a Nouveau Perfume FREE Gift Kit including one of the new Art Nouveau Perfume Collage Sheets, AND a Mini Portrait of a Lady Paper Set (a 1/4 sheet cut (6″ x 6″) of all 3 of the new 12″ x 12″ Scrapbook papers)! More info

A NEW SALE… actually TWO!
More Art Nouveau images! The Tallulah’s AND Art Nouveau Collage Sheets are on sale for 50% off through MONDAY night, too! Over 60 sheets… from Moulin Rouge to Fall and Christmas images. And the lovely Caroline Otero and Cléo de Mérode, too!

The sale ends Monday night, May 1, 2017. See below for a few more highlights or go shopping now:
Tallulah’s & Art Nouveau.

Such pretty things today! (Ok… and a crime scene, too… more info on that later.) Beside the artwork (and the new goodies in the artwork), the new Vintaj Metal Patinas are in colors that would work great for a vintage-y, Art Nouveau-inspired project, too!

But first… just look at the teeny-tiny, perfectly appointed dresser by Teri Calia! I love all the details, like the tiny bundles of love letters tied in ribbons. And the tiny letters themselves (and tiny perfume bottle labels) are from Teri’s new A Lady’s Boudoir Ephemera Collage Sheet! Plus those lavender 2-part gift boxes! See a stack of them below.

Teri must have spent days painting and sanding the new Unfinished Wooden Dresser… it looks great (and aged like an antique dresser). As you can see, the drawers of the dresser can be opened. The set includes brass hardware (though Teri substituted her own, tiny roses sculpted from polymer clay).

Here’s a bit from Teri’s blog post (and make sure to visit Teri’s post for lots more pictures and more tips):

To create the love letters I simply cut out a bunch of the envelopes from my new collage sheet, folded and glued them, then glued them together to form a stack. I then glued a band of ribbon around them, tied a tiny bow in a matching piece of ribbon and glued it on top of the band.
Tip: I find it’s often easier to use two pairs of tweezers in place of my giant fingers when tying a tiny bow. I use 2mm silk ribbon (often sold as an embroidery ribbon) as it is tiny and quite flexible.

There are more new goodies in Teri’s artwork (like the Set of Perfume & Lotion Bottles, also shown below in the “New Goodies” section) but I’m going to move on now, as we have more art to enjoy and time is tick, ticking away! One last note: see everything Teri used in her supply list (and enter the Giveaway below for a chance to win lots of those items)!

Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas has made her own murder mystery (at least the outside looks like a book… see photos below) using the Hidden Drawer Book Box – ATC Size — and it fooled 2 of her family members, who thought it opened like a “regular” book (not with the hidden drawer that pulls out from the spine).

I love all the weapons hiding inside (and the crime scene tape, and the body outline). Plus the new metal brads (shown at right) make a good vintage props on the front cover.

Rhonda shares how she made the realistic-looking book pages (around three sides of the box) using cut strips of vintage paper. More info (and tips and more photos!) in Rhonda’s blog and/or see her supply list.


Hooray for the Pretty Little Perfumey Things Giveaway!

All those tiny props to choose from… well, I chose mainly perfume bottles (and the tiny comb, brush, hand mirror, etc., from the Victorian Dressing Table Set) for this Giveaway:

– A Lady’s Boudoir Ephemera Collage Sheet (New!)
– Tall Bulb Perfume Bottle
– Teardrop Perfume Bottle
– Victorian Dressing Table Set
– Victorian Standing Picture Frame
– Tiny Metal Jewelry Box
– Tiny Mixed Sizes Pearl Cabochons
– Tiny Gold Line Stripe Tape
– Burgundy Suede Paper
– 25x18mm Oval Victorian Setting (did you notice it’s the tray that the perfume bottles are standing on?)

See photos of everything from Teri’s project (including the subset in today’s Giveaway) in her supply list.

AND I’m adding one of the Nouveau Perfume FREE Gift Kits!

To enter the Pretty Little Perfumey Things 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, April 28, 2017)!

And tell me: What collage or tiny scene will you make with the prize?

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 (and May Kit)!

Hey, who won the Saucy Giveaway? That would be Marie Harrell! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, April 27th, 2017

43 responses to “New Metal Patinas, Perfume Art & Papers, New Gift & Sale!”

  1. P Gwyn says:

    What a cute little miniature dresser. I would like to make one for a haunted house. A witches bureau.

  2. Kim R says:

    I can see a Marie Antoinette dresser, complete with fancy perfumes, jewelry + cakes

  3. I love these I would love to get a Victorian dollhouse and use all your items in it

  4. Nadine says:

    Love to do a victorian scene!

  5. Debbie Stine says:

    Something sweet to go on my new shelf above my sewing machine. Victorian genre will be perfect! Thank You.

  6. Jean Marmo says:

    ANother fun and creative theme!Adore the little hand mirror!

  7. Stacy Blow says:

    That’s adorable! I would go Gothic, absolutely Gothic. I have a doll who would find such a dresser and accoutrements a joy!

  8. Jill says:

    Super sweet! Would love to have them full size myself.

  9. Lou Anne colodny says:

    I would love this gift to make some mystery drawers for a friend of mine.

  10. Barb A says:

    Would use them in my lady’s dresss shop….they would be a perfect fit. Love them all!

  11. Arminta says:

    I am thinking a similar dresser scene.

  12. K Toews says:

    a victorian dress shop would be cute

  13. Traci says:

    How pretty everything is. The dresser is so pretty & I love the new set of perfume bottles and lotions. >^..^<

  14. Frances harvey says:

    I’m just completing a Victorian millinery shop with perfumes, bags and shoes! These would be just perfect! I love this era!

  15. Perfume kit would be perfect for my ladies boutique room box!
    Love, love it!

  16. Cynthia Penney says:

    I am absolutely swooning .Just finished my dollhouse doll and she needs this project. To complete her dressing room. I would use the papers to decorate her dressing screen

  17. Barb j says:

    The cute little dresser would be a perfect piece in the doll house I have in progress.
    Great giveaway!!!

  18. Ina Good says:

    I love love the dresser and those adorable perfume bottles!!!I would definitely do a dresser with a french flair to it for a change!

  19. Deb Young says:

    I love everything about this dresser. It would fit into 2 of my ongoing projects or I could start a new project and use some of the papers and collage sheets

  20. Barb macaskill says:

    Oooooooo! The new dresser is calling my name! What a delight it is going to be colorizing and styling it for my scenescapes! I love all the props in today’s giveaway and they would be a huge help in my decorating of the new dresser! 🤞 🤞 🤞 Thanks for the chance to win this cool prize package!

  21. Cheryl Lee says:

    So cute, I would use everything as shown and put in my dollhouse master bedroom on a dressing table.

  22. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love the dresser! I really like the miniature mystery scene!

  23. Jennie Ingram says:

    Oooh, I’d love to do an actress’ dressing table for a dear friend of mine. Grease paint pots, scripts, bits of costume and jewelry littering the surface. She’d adore it!

  24. Lou Anne says:

    I would make the adorable ladies’ dresser.

  25. Denise Bryant says:

    Love that tray of perfume bottles! I’d love to put together a dresser with special treasures on top!

  26. Jo says:

    Wow! Love the little dresser and the stacked boxes. Plus the retro gals books! I would love to work on a project like these!

  27. Laural says:

    I am in love with all of these..I want to make them all!

  28. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I’d do a witches dresser with lots of potions and poisons.

  29. LeAnn says:

    A mini apothecary would be fun.

  30. Margot says:

    Love the mystery one. I think the dresser in a Agatha Christie-type country house murder room – or maybe that of the prime suspect!

  31. Jackie Barth says:

    I am making a Paradise dept. store, ala the TV program, and this would be perfect for it!

  32. Mary Mac says:

    Alice in Wonderland theme would be fun.

  33. Kathy Sokol says:

    Oh, I’m all for the potions in the perfume bottles too–but I’d make a room for Snow White’s stepmother; with a photo of herself (of course) and a mirror on the wall above the dresser.

  34. Gretchen says:

    I think the dresser might work well as a shop display of notions
    For hand work. Floss, button cards, needle packs , measure tapes
    Scissors and the like.
    I would love to send someone a “post card “that is
    A mystery / crime theme. Mail Art was such a fun thing. I wish it
    Was popular now. ( or I knew more about it)

  35. My head is spinning from all the ideas. Perfume bottles have always been one of my passions. Perhaps a bedroom scene with one of your red velvet benches and a tray of perfumes at hand, on a small table to other side of the bench a few of your mini pastries would be fun. Love the dresser too!

  36. Jan K says:

    I would love to make an undersea mermaid themed dressing table for my mermaid doll I made! Love all the items in the giveaway.

  37. Nancy E says:

    This would make such a wonderful gift. I’d love to make one for my daughter-in-law!

  38. Carol Slowik says:

    No idea what I would make with them yet but I love them!!

  39. Marilyn Hughes says:

    I would do something along the lines of a dresser.

  40. Michelle Gajdacs says:

    Love them! I would love to make a fairies dresser.

  41. Peggy Dolan says:

    I would make a shadow box or a scene under a glass cloche. What a great giveaway!

  42. Karen Mallory says:

    What a fabulous giveaway. I love the mini perfume bottles. I would make a ladies bedroom scene in a roombox!

  43. Jen R says:

    Probably going straight into my dollhouse bedroom!