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    Halloween? New Wizard Table, Halloween Sale plus FREE Gift Kit!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Halloween, Miniatures, Newsletters, Sale, Teri Calia

    New FREE GIFT with All Orders through Monday, May 22nd!

    Wizard Potions FREE Mini Kit! I was inspired by all the fabulous little potion bottles in Teri Calia’s artwork, and put together this little set of beads (with tinier beads to use as stoppers), bronze charms, a mini resin jar, and a miniature book! Plus I included a miniature wooden block that you could decorate to appear like the parcels under Teri’s table. Some items are custom, some are available to purchase separately — and the Tiny Bronze Shield Connectors and Antique Bronze Owl Charms were just put on clearance sale!

    Related Sale! The Halloween Collage Sheets are on sale for 50% off!

    Yes, it is getting to be THAT time! And with all the wonderful items in Teri's artwork (that could be used as sweet perfume bottles or as spookier poison bottles) it seemed a good match to put the Halloween Collage Sheets on sale!

    The sale is also ending MONDAY night, May 22nd!

    148 sheets to choose from! Go check out the sale
     


    Ooo! What a great little 1:12 scale table for a wizard's office. The finished size is just 5-7/8" wide x 3-1/8" deep 2-1/4" tall. (If that little photo below of me holding one wasn't there, I bet you'd think Teri's artwork at right was much larger!) Note the double trestle base, and the extra wings to give the gryphons more dimension.

    As Summer nears I always start thinking about Halloween because I love making creepy, spooky, magical and/or fantastical art. So, a couple of months ago, I started designing a Dragon Table that sort of morphed into the Gryphon Table you see here. The table is really easy to glue together and would be fabulous in a Medieval dungeon as well as in a modern library.

    I painted my table black and dry brushed white over the top to add a bit of depth and interest. I also used four mushroom plugs as feet to give the table more height. The table comes with a thin chipboard "veneer" that glues onto the top that I chose to cover with a great distressed paper from the Tim Holtz Materialize 8x8 Paper Stash pad.

    Check out Teri's blog post for more info and photos. And scroll down to enter the Giveaway drawing and you could win lots of goodies from Teri's supply list!


     

     
    Hooray for the Wizard's Table Giveaway!

    Wow! I think Teri put every 1:12 scale bottle we carry on top of that wee table! I've picked out a few things from Teri's A Wizard's Potion Making Table Supply List to included in today's Giveaway:

    - Well, of course, I have to start with the Gryphon Table!
    - Spell Book Box Extras Collage Sheet (used for labels... especially on those boxes of supplies on and under the table)
    - Black Gesso - 1 Ounce Bottle - Back in Stock!
    - Wooden 3-Step Shelves (I wouldn't have recognized it under all the bottles and the Black Gesso)
    - Tiny Scalloped Fleur Dresden Borders (Teri used just a tiny strip to glue to the front of the shelves before painting them... adds some texture and vintage detail)
    - 1/4 Inch Wooden Mushroom Plugs (feet under the table)
    - Mini Green Shaving Tonic Bottle (over to the right of the skull... the tallest bottle on the top shelf — with a new label added)
    - Krylon Gold Leafing Pen (perfect for adding a little "foiling" to the tops of all those bottles)
    - Cast Metal Skull - White (looks great with the bit of paint Teri added)
    - Mini Black Cauldron (kinda front & center on top of the table)

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Teri's artwork, so you can see photos of the subset in this Giveaway!

    And I'm also including one of the Wizard Potions FREE Mini Kits! (Psst! It includes 3 more things Teri used in her artwork: 12x8mm Amber Glass Rectangular Beads, 12x8mm Clear Glass Rectangular Beads, and a Ghoulish Green Mini Resin Jar)

    To enter the Wizard's Table 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, May 19, 2017)!

    And tell me: What will you make with your Gryphon Table?

    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 Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Tiny Room of Hodgepodgery Giveaway? That would be Jean Marshall! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

      
    Posted by Leslie, May 18th, 2017


    71 Responses to “Halloween? New Wizard Table, Halloween Sale plus FREE Gift Kit!”

    1. Karen S Says:

      How wonderful! I like what the artist has doen with the items and table! I will use those ideas. Love the table!

    2. K Toews Says:

      I would make it a library table in a spooky library.

    3. Laura B Says:

      Wow, that table is a must have. Perfect for the little dragon wizard room I have in mind. Fingers crossed!

    4. Stevie Says:

      What an awesome project!! I would go with something very similar, Professor Snape’s potion’s room or maybe a spooky bakery! Thank you for the chance.

    5. Patti Gwyn Says:

      This is right up my alley. Would love to make the spooky witch or wizard table. So many things you can put on the table.

    6. Ginger S Says:

      What a great Wizard table!! I would add the table to my witch’s cottage I am working on!!

    7. Rhonda Sihocky Says:

      You read my mind! I was just looking at making a Halloween room box!

    8. Barb macaskill Says:

      All of those little bottles have me salivating! I love making scenes like this because I just love little bottles and jars! Something about them just makes my heart race!
      I would creTe a similar type of scene with the addition of a skeleton “wizard” and her “apprentice! They will be cooking up a potion or two to help rid their world of all the goodie goodies that just wNt to be happy! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome assortment of amazing goodies! I can see at least a few hours of delightful fun creating my scene if I win! Fingers crossed 🤞!
      Macaskillbarbara@yahoo.com

    9. Marie Weddle Says:

      Love that table, so many possibilities!! Have the Ghostmore Manor kit, and would look perfect in that. :)

    10. M. C. Sparks Says:

      Ooo! Ooo! I want to make s Halloween table! How cool!

    11. Jennie Ingram Says:

      I think I might have to go with something Harry Potter themed. Dumbledore’s Desk? McGonnagall’s Office?

    12. Marilyn B Hughes Says:

      I’d make the same thing Teri did, with maybe a couple of differences.

      Can’t wait to get back into my house in the next week. I’ll then have room to work on miniatures like this! I have made sure to order a work table that was dedicated to miniatures. My new art area will be in the house instead of outside in the yard. YAY!

    13. Carolyn Bowlby Says:

      A Candy Shoppe?

    14. Noreen Says:

      Love the gryphon table! Wouldn’t it look good in a library room full of books, with perhaps a scale, or globe, dragon hourglass, and other interesting artifacts sitting on top.

    15. Sue Says:

      This gryphon table would look great next to my Laura Carson Witch’s apothecary from a few years ago!!! Fabulous!!

    16. Denise Bryant Says:

      I would make a witch’s table with spell book and potions!

    17. Julie Says:

      Oh my gosh! I love it!!! I would attempt to do something similar to Teri’s creation because I love it so much!

    18. Kat Cashwell Says:

      I love this!!! I would add this to my mad scientist workshop!

    19. Claire Says:

      I’d make my version of that awesome wizard’s workshop table.

    20. Jul Says:

      What an incredible amount of work! Such great ideas and a flair for design. I’m working on a diorama for a 7 inch doll, and I’m thinking that besides being a table, it would make great nightstands to flank a fantasy bed.

    21. Deborah Thomas Says:

      Love, love, love!!! I can’t wait to make this wizard table for my husband. He will absolutely love it!

    22. Anne Says:

      I love the Griffin table! A wizard’s library is what I would make.

    23. Nadine Says:

      Love the Gryphon Table! I definitely want to make a wizard setting!

    24. Julianne Says:

      Hermione’s practice/study table with plenty of room to spread out.

    25. Francine perri Says:

      I love Halloween I would love to win these items I would make a Halloween scene with a witch sitting at the table

    26. Barb J Says:

      Wow!!! that gryphon table is the best!!! Great collection for Halloween!!! I am sure all would love this one!

    27. Lynne Says:

      I just made a miniature Harry Potter shadow box that included a potions area. Would have loved to use that table. If I win I will make another and it will be even better with that table

    28. Jean Marmo Says:

      Wow – what an amazing table!! Definitely is a library table with books!

    29. Debbie Stine Says:

      How can you resist anything miniature? I would definitely have a home remedy selection for whatever ails you! Crushed herbs and natural plant life. Feeling lucky! Thank You!

    30. Laural Says:

      I am so ready for the diverse imagination that arrives for Halloween…I would love to try this project

    31. Jill Says:

      I would use the table and remake e it as the flying monkeys from wizard of oz

    32. Birgit Says:

      I would love to make such a table for Halloween! :)

    33. Luanne Shoup Says:

      the table is a must have!

    34. Barb A Says:

      Love anything Halloween, the table and everything on it are great!

    35. Lisa Wagenhurst Says:

      I am making a witches dress shop and this table would be awesome in it.

    36. Lisa Wagenhurst Says:

      I am making a witches dress shop and this table would be great to show case my matching hats.

    37. Dianna Says:

      All the possibilities are unless but if I win I would make a reading room with this awesome gryphon table as a desk. I hope I can win to be able to make my dream a reality for my future room with a fabulous reading gryphon desk.

    38. Katherine Williams Says:

      I love Griffins. I would make my own Wizards potion table. How wonderful!!

    39. Libby JONES Says:

      I love it! It would be a Gryffindor table for the common room!

    40. Jennifer J Says:

      I would afore this kit! So many choices for what to make. Maybe a library scene

    41. Randi Says:

      I love this project. I would make something similar. Witch/wizard/apothecary/alchemist. Have to see which way it drifts during assembly.

    42. Tonya Says:

      My son is a huge Harry Potter fan. I will make a mini scene as a gift for his HP room! Thanks.

    43. Michelle g Says:

      I would love to make a wizards potion table

    44. Sandy Hartman Says:

      What a fabulous project!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!

    45. Karen C Says:

      Love this!! I would probably copy this awesome table as much as possible. I’m already in the mood for Halloween. Thanks for this opportunity!

    46. Jeanie Panagakos Says:

      Wow this is one of the greatest tables you have offered yet. I absolutely love it and I want it recreated in real size for my study! I would love this kit, it has inspired me to create a doll sized castle and ditch the haunted castle I was working on. Spectacular!

    47. Megan Warren Says:

      I think I’d try to copy this. It is gorgeous

    48. CJ Says:

      I LOVE spooky. I would make this Wizard’s Table and add it to all my other spooky Halloween vignettes I have made over the years. It would be a great addition!

    49. Jo Says:

      I love this idea! It would make the perfect addition to my miniature haunted house!

    50. Janet T Says:

      Wow, it’s never too early for Halloween. I love the witches potion making table. The tiny bottles are adorable.

    51. Traci Says:

      Love it such as great project. I would love to make a apothecary table Harry Potter style. >^..^<

    52. Angie G Says:

      Never too early for Halloween! I wait for all the Halloween projects every year. Love the wizard table, looks so Harry Potter. I would have to make myself a fun wizard table as well. Love all the potions and books, very cute.

    53. Mary Mac Says:

      Most definitely the wizard table.

    54. Roe Says:

      I would love to use the table and create an alchemist laboratory where he can turn lead into gold

    55. Marilyn Ray Says:

      Double double toil and trouble. A few witches could make some great potions at this table

    56. Kitty T Says:

      I think i Will make any alter for my Wiccan spells. Great idea using the beads as bottles! Too cute!

    57. Jen R Says:

      I would like to make the wizards table.

    58. Kee Ostler Says:

      How magical ;) I really love this…so many ideas…maybe a steam punk wizard table…

    59. cee Says:

      Love this, perfect for my laboratory table!

    60. Della Says:

      This is wonderful!!! I would make this one it’s fabulous!!

    61. Joan Allard Says:

      It’s not an original idea, but I think I would create something with a Harry Potter theme. Or perhaps add some gears and create something inspired by a recent Steampunk Festival I attended.

    62. Margaret D Says:

      I would make a potions table. I love the little bottles. That table is great!

    63. Kathleen Cole Says:

      I’ve already made a witch’s kitchen, and am now working on a workroom. This table would be great either in the workroom, or a library setting. There is so much to love, and so much to do!

    64. Pamela Says:

      I would make a Halloween miniature roombox, for a miniature witch… 😊

    65. Nancy E Says:

      OMG this is just too cute for words! I am in love with all the little bottles. Wonder if I could possibly create a perfumery??

    66. LeAnn Says:

      I love this Wizard’s table. I would make my own version.

    67. rosalie lunger Says:

      WOW love the details and this is a must have for my Haunted Witch house, maybe in the cellar/dungeon..OOOhh in a attic tower room..WooHoo new room for my house.. Such fun!!

    68. SandyA Says:

      I have a “”wizard’s lair” project in progress that this would be PERFECT for! Please let this be my turn to win,

    69. Carol Kinsley Says:

      What a great give a way. Halloween is my favorite holiday and would be fun to win

    70. Kimberly Says:

      Why a witch’s apothecary of course!

    71. Karen Mallory Says:

      This would look great as a King’s table full of food! I have three wizard’s tables so would have to go with castle theme!