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    A Summer Cottage + Shabby Chic Chair FREE Gift Kit!

    Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Miniatures, Newsletters, Sale, Teri Calia

    It’s almost officially summer and Teri Calia has made a lovely little (really little!) Brocante Summer Cottage! And not only is the Collage Sheet Sale that started on Thursday continuing, but there’s a new FREE Gift Kit!

    ALL Bathing Beauties, Beach & Mermaids Collage Sheets are 50% off — extended through TUESDAY night (June 21, 2016), to coincide with the final day of the FREE Gift Kit, inspired by Teri’s artwork!

    NEW Shabby Chic Chair FREE Gift Kit! These kits are FREE for ALL orders, now through TUESDAY NIGHT, June 21, 2016 (or until the kits are gone)! Papers, fibers, a card (in a sleeve) to make an ATC, some wooden picture frames… and look at that cute die-cut chipboard chair! That’s available exclusively in this kit!! Learn more.

    Teri Calia’s A Brocante Summer Cottage is a delightful little project for summer, built in 1/2″ scale (1:24). I am fond of this scale, as a 6″ tall room is so much easier to display on my crowded shelves than a 10″ or 12″ tall room.

    “Brocante is the French version of a flea market and an awesome place to find loads of sweet and unique items to furnish a summer cottage. Like most people, I don’t own a summer cottage but I really wanted to decorate one with finds from the brocante, soooo… I created a 1:24 scale cottage using the new Half Scale Room Box with Slanted Roof, a Half Scale Bay Window and a Cottage Base – 9x9x1.”

    Oh, that Half Scale Room Box with Slanted Roof! This little half-scale room box is related to the Half Scale Arch Front Room Box, but this one is much deeper, has no apron in front, and has a hidden “attic” (perfect for hiding wiring if you’re adding lighting).

    You could sit a couple (or 3) side by side and have a little street of storefronts. Plus that overhang on the roof would be fun to attach some hanging plants or a banner from. 5″ wide, 6″ tall including the facade (and 5″ deep).

    “I furnished my cottage with (new and awesome!) Half Scale Princess Love Seat, Table & Chairs Set that I painted with pink and white chalk paint then antiqued it a bit with some brown acrylic paint to give it shabby chic style. The adorable Half Scale Metal Tea Set sitting on the coffee table was painted with Vintaj Metal Patinas. I used Marble from the Painted Barn Set and Onyx from the Retro Highway Set.

    “Here’s an easy way to paint tiny things without making a mess: I use long toothpicks, Loctite Mounting Putty (bought in the hardware section of Walmart) and a floral Styrofoam form to hold everything until dry and ready to use in my miniature scene. “

    Many more photos and tips are on Teri’s blog post. And see everything Teri used in her decorating in the A Brocante Summer Cottage Supply List.

    There are so many beautiful details to choose from in Teri’s project, but I decided to just focus (below) on the view into the cottage from the side window. (And check below ’cause many of these items are also featured in today’s Giveaway!)



    Hooray for A View into a Summer Cottage Giveaway!

    In addition to FOUR items highlighted above (in the “view in the window to see a cake stand” close-up from Teri’s A Brocante Summer Cottage:
    - 20mm Antique Gold Filigree
    - 6mm Filigree Beads
    - 9mm Antiqued Swirl Bead Cap
    - Glass Pitcher

    … There are 4 more items in the Giveaway:
    - New Half Scale Books & Things Collage Sheet
    - New Half Scale Princess Love Seat, Table & Chairs Set
    - Half Scale Bay Window, AND
    - The Half Scale Room Box with Slanted Roof itself!

    All of these items are from Teri’s Supply List.

    Bonus: One of Shabby Chic Chair FREE Gift Kits.

    To enter A View into a Summer Cottage 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, June 20, 2016). And tell me: Do you want half-scale dogs and cats?

    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 Random.org). So check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won Mermaid’s Treasure Giveaway? That would be Kathlene Ford-Walters! Congratulations!

    Posted by Leslie, June 19th, 2016

    55 Responses to “A Summer Cottage + Shabby Chic Chair FREE Gift Kit!”

    1. barb macaskill Says:

      OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I think that my heart is going to burst!!! This is beyond amazing!! YES! YES! YES to half scale dogs and cats!!! Winning this would put me over the moon and back! I am actually shivering with sheer delight at the chance to win this one!!! My hear is going BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! Fingers crossed and thanks for the chance to win these awesome goodies!!

    2. Aggie Stiefer Says:

      Of course we need both.. dogs and cats. Would love to see more quarter scale :)

    3. Barb A Says:

      Yes, yes, yes to 1/2 scale dogs & cats…and any other critters of that scale!

    4. Jenny Bumb Says:

      This is such an adorable layout. I love the size of the house, and the bay room addition. A sleeping dog or cat would so belong in this tiny house.

    5. Sandra Says:

      Love anything French!love the scale pieces this would be ideal next to my conservatory…… here’s wishing for a win

    6. Nadine Says:

      I love both cats and dogs please!

    7. Francine perri Says:

      How adorable I would love to win this set and if I do I would love the dogs. Thank you

    8. Jen R Says:

      Yes please! I love animals’ and would love to play with 1/2 scale. Yaay. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    9. Nelda Says:

      Your items just keep getting better and better!!! And YES I really want little tiny kitties!!! All of the Alpha Stamps artists are soo inspiring. Makes me want to get started crafting right this minute. Thank you!!!

    10. Peggy D Says:

      Yes! to tiny dogs and cats! If wishes were horses as the nursery rhyme says… wish I would win this. It is beyond wonderful!

    11. Denise Bryant Says:

      Love this cute cottage! Yes to the half scale dogs and cats… I have a cat!

    12. Barb Striethorst Says:

      The more pets the merrier!

    13. M. C. Sparks Says:

      Half scale weiner dogs!!!

    14. Maggie M Says:

      Yes to half scale dogs and cats, especially in sleeping positions. Love this little cottage and would love to create one:)

    15. Val Brown Says:

      Yes, yes, yes to doggies and kitties…

    16. Julianne Says:

      Both dogs and cats would be great!

    17. Gabrielle Says:

      Definitely yes to half scale dogs and cats!!

    18. Kat Cashwell Says:

      Yes we need 1/2 scale dogs & cats!! What fun we could have with them! Thanks

    19. Evelyn Reyes Says:

      OMG this is just so beautiful, it is so beautiful I would do exactly the same.

    20. Lorna E Says:

      Yes to both, and any chance of litters of pups and kittens?

    21. Lana Says:

      Absolutely dogs and cats. Please make it a Great Dane and an exotic short hair with a smooshed in face.

    22. Jean Marmo Says:

      So so cute and creative! Our 15 year old Golden died last November. He was such a sweetie and thought he was a lap dog! Fun!!

    23. Marilyn Hughes Says:

      Yes to both!!!!! I’d love to have 1/2 scale dogs and cats. And I want that summer cottage.

    24. Joanne Root Says:

      The Brocante summer house would work perfectly with some furniture that I have. Of course, cats and dogs would be the finishing touch!

    25. Karen Says:

      Ohhhhhhhhhhhh four footed furry friends add so much to a project and having them in 1/2 scale can make them “mini”.

    26. Carolyn Bowlby Says:

      The world is going to the dogs (and cats) and I say amen to that. Wonderful giveaway.

    27. Cheryl Lee Says:

      Oh! Absolutely cats! (ok, and dogs too lol) I LOVE this and would be so excited if I were lucky enough to win! You know tho, your site can cause some really serious damage to our wallets! LOL! I really like all I have ordered so far, and your collage sheets are TOP quality! I have done loads of 1/12th scale minis, even a tiny bedroom in half a walnut shell. I’d really like to try half scale. Thank you for the chance at this!! And btw, LOVE!! the new Princess furniture!!!

    28. Kim Lucak Says:

      Yes cats and dogs please…and bunny rabbits!!! Love the idea of the little cake stand – adorable :) Cottage is lovely, such creative ideas, thank you!

    29. Lori Says:

      Once again, an amazing giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity to win. Yes on the dogs and cats. I love anything in miniature form. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

    30. Thalia Kottke Says:

      I need a little sitting room so bad.

    31. Karen Mallory Says:

      What a fabulous project and love the giveaway! Yes tiny, tiny cats and dogs!

    32. Jen C Says:

      That would be lovely! My beagle boy and black and white kitty would love to see themselves tiny sized!

    33. chris v Says:

      Such a cute project and so versatile. Love it! oh and dogs – of course! What’s a home – even a mini one- without a pet – or 2, or 3.. and even better – no shedding!!! :)

    34. Mary Mac Says:

      Yes, I would love to use half scale dog/cat

    35. Laural Says:

      Definitely, anything you see in real life we need in miniature..and what we can imagine :) I would love to win keep up the great work

    36. Alexis Mills Says:

      Half scale furkids would be great! As a lover of all animals (a vegetarian and animal welfare advocate) any tiny critters would be appreciated. But, as a special lover of cats, purrkids of all kinds would be first on my list!

    37. carmen g Says:

      Absolutely! You can use both in a 1:12 as figurines for decorating or 1:24 to scale. Very versatile!!!!

    38. Slavena K Says:

      Ooh I’d love to win this kit! Between cats and dogs, I’d choose dogs. :)

    39. Ann Pierce Says:

      I like all scales of miniatures so sure!


    40. Jackie Barth Says:

      Yes, please, half scale cats and dogs would be great with this wonderful giveaway!

    41. Traci Says:

      CATS!! >^..^<

    42. Katherine Williams Says:

      Oh, this is so adorable. Yes! Of course we all want half scale cats and dogs.

    43. Ritva Says:

      Oh yes, they would be great. I could make a fancy kennel of the room box!

    44. Joan Says:

      Yes please, tiny dogs and cats.

    45. marykay chisum Says:

      All of our miniature settings need friends!!
      YES YES YES!!

    46. Ina M Good Says:

      I would love half scale dogs and cats! They are so hard to find anything cats especially!!!

    47. Leanna Alverson Says:

      Sure! Why not half scale dogs & cats? Sit one in a window, at the feet of a chair, etc.!

    48. Kimberly Barcello Says:

      Half scale dogs and cats?! Sure! They won’t eat very much

    49. Carla Says:

      Love the half scale And yes to the dogs and cats….how much fun would be!

    50. Karen Crowder Says:

      Yes to half-scale dogs.

    51. Nancy S Says:

      I would love half-scale dogs, particularly daschund as my new daughter-in-law has one!.

    52. Lou Anne Says:

      I would love half scale cats and dogs!

    53. Michelle Says:

      Half scale cats and dogs would be wonderful.

    54. LeAnn Says:

      Yes please!

    55. Ingrid Says:

      Love this! Have been doing miniatures for years, and so happy to see yours! Cats, please! Thanks.