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    Autumn Harvest and New Christmas Goodies!

    Filed under Art Projects, Flowers, Giveaways, Miniatures, Newsletters, Sale, Shannon Cooper, Tutorials

    Before the beautiful new project by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper, a reminder of the current sale and FREE gift — both ending TOMORROW night, November 6th:

    Inspired by Laura Carson’s nostalgic Christmas Ornaments, ALL ORDERS through Monday, November 6 (2017) will receive one of the new Victorian Children Ornaments Collage Sheet FREE!

    5 round images sized to fit the Chipboard Ornament Layers or Ornament Frame Sets (2-1/2″ diameter circles).

    Free for ALL orders — through Monday night, November 6th! Note: all-digital orders will receive the collage sheet as a pdf file!

    Bonus: If you place an order AND enter the Giveaway (below), I’ll also include a custom set of coordinating ribbons!

    Related Sale: EVERYTHING in the Victorian Collage Sheets section is on sale for 50% off! BIG section: over 90 collage sheets and that section includes lots of Christmas options! The sale also ends Monday night, November 6th! Go check ‘em out.
     

    Autumn Harvest Buffet
    by Shannon Cooper

    Wow! I love the pretty fall buffet that Shannon made! From the “give thanks” banner to all the woodland creatures (stashing their food in bowls?) it’s so colorful and warm. (And it has turned cold here suddenly so the warmth is perfect.)

    Shannon started with the new Unfinished Buffet with Scalloped Top Trim A great piece for displaying trinkets. And with the space under the 4 drawers (that open) you could put baskets of goodies. Maybe use this as a display piece in a mini antique store? But here’s what Shannon thinks:

    The buffet has four functioning drawers to hold bits and pieces. I’d like to think that is where the squirrels have stashed their bounty (after they tossed the silverware, of course).

    Under the buffet hides a hedgehog and a gnome in an acorn cap bowl. There’s also a rustic metal bucket filled with golden apples, a couple pumpkins, and polymer clay squash in a wire basket. The squash were shaped and a hole was poked in the top so after baking I could add a tiny length of toothpick for the stem. They are odd squash but that’s what they look like in my head.

    That Shannon is soooo talented! Check out the cornucopia she made (!). From her blog: “I followed a really great tutorial on how to weave a miniature cornucopia, and even though it came out a little wonky, I was pleasantly surprised with the results.”
    Hm… I see no wonkiness, just a really cute, little cornucopia!

    I love the vase of flowers Shannon made (see the close-up in the large photo at left — and check out her blog post for a tutorial on the flowers). That little metal vase is from her stash. I went looking for a similar one and remembered Teri Calia’s earlier Marie’s Boudoir project using a glass pitcher as a vase… and a found a new Glass Pitcher that’s a good match for both.

    Hey, in that same photo… did you recognize the bowl on the shelf above the vase? I didn’t at first, it’s one of the planters from the Set of Miscellaneous Flower Pots that Shannon repainted!

    Another note about that photo… sadly, the orange pumpkin teapot shown is no longer available. But they have other vegetable or fruit teapots… a few options are at right… please let me know in your comments on the Giveaway if any of those would be useful as a replacement.

    Read more about Shannon’s buffet in her blog post and/or see everything from Shannon’s supply list. Be sure to come back and enter the Giveaway, to win lots of supplies from Shannon’s project!

     
    Hooray for the Autumn Harvest Buffet Giveaway!

    There’s so much to take in… I zoomed in on another section (under the table) for the photo at right, but the Giveaway items are from the whole project:

    - Unfinished Buffet with Scalloped Top Trim
    - S for the Squirrel Collage Sheet
    - Into the Woods Collage Sheet
    - Set of Miscellaneous Flower Pots
    - Clump Foliage – Fall Mix
    - Fall Burlap Fiber Set
    - Glass Maple Leaves
    - Mini Ceramic Garden Gnome Beads
    - Mushrooms – Red
    - Small Pine Cones
    - Acorn Caps

    Here’s a repeat of Shannon’s supply list (psst! that link shows photos and links to all of the goodies Shannon used, including the list from above of what’s included in the Giveaway).
     

    To enter the Autumn Harvest Buffet 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, November 6, 2017).

    AND tell me: What will you make with all these items? Also, repeating my request from above: vegetable or fruit teapots? (btw, those are a pear, orange, purple bell pepper, and watermelon).

    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 the Good Wishes Ornaments Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Debbie Stine! Congrats! Check your email for info.

      
    Posted by Leslie, November 5th, 2017


    63 Responses to “Autumn Harvest and New Christmas Goodies!”

    1. Susan Says:

      Oh now this is adorable! I’d love to have this as part of my centerpiece.

    2. Nancy E Says:

      I like fruit teapots. I would make a similar buffet as pictured to give to my daughter-in-law.

    3. Aggie Stiefer Says:

      I would make this just as shown. I prefer fruit teapots.

    4. Lynn Says:

      Always have loved this buffet/sideboard! This is just too charming and perfect for Fall, a time of looking back and being thankful for life’s little blessings.

    5. Winnie Says:

      Very cute! I think the pear teapot is my favorite. I would make something very similar! Love it!

    6. Kim Lucak Says:

      The cupboard is perfect as it is, reminds me of Beatrix Potter! Just watched Miss Potter last night. The orange teapot is adorable :)

    7. Cheryl Lee Says:

      Love her buffet! I would also make something very similar. And I vote for the pear teapot too. Congrats to Debbie!!

    8. Kat Cashwell Says:

      This is awesome ! I love the veggie teapots ! I think the pear teapot is a good replacement for the pumpkin! Thanks for all the great projects & my wish list gets bigger & bigger ! Lol

    9. Denise Bryant Says:

      Love the harvest buffet! What a fun project! I’d make one similar!
      I like the fruit teapots… the watermelon one is my favorite!

    10. Nancy Wethington Says:

      Love the new items, especially the Victorian Children Christmas Ornament collage sheet. Beautiful images.

    11. Barb A Says:

      The cupboard is very nice, but since I’m in Christmas mode, I would make it into a Christmas cupboard. Would paint it a lovely shade of green and decorate it with all things winter/Christmas……snowman, tiny wreaths, bowls of candy, cookies etc. Teapots, definitely fruit.

    12. Barb macaskill Says:

      I am swooning! Love this beautiful Harvest Buffet! So many little details to see! Reminds me of my Meme’s house for Thanksgiving! It is like a tiny piece of my childhood in miniature!! 🤞🏻✨🤞🏻
      The teapots are all adorable too! Especially the orange and watermelon teapots!
      Congratulations Debbie for winning the last giveaway! Enjoy!

    13. SuzyB Says:

      I would use these things to make a gardening shed scene. Also get other stuff to make one for every season, switching it out. I like both the fruit and veg teapots! Probably use the fruit more often, though.

    14. Margaret D Says:

      Wow Shannon ! That is just great. I love that little hutch and all it’s stuffing. Those squirrels are so cute lol! I don’t have a hutch but I do have a little house I am working in and I see landscaping supplies here. Great giveaway Alpha Stamps :)

    15. Jen R Says:

      Love this!! I would try to make something similar.

    16. Luanne Shoup Says:

      Love to cut out the Victorian kids and paste them on my homemade Christmas cards!

    17. M. C. Sparks Says:

      Love love love the autumn harvest vignette!! Yes I wanna bake one! And veggie teapots ;)

    18. Catharine McCammon Says:

      Setting up a harvest faire for my patio fairies!

    19. Claire Says:

      I would make a little Christmas buffet.

    20. Traci Says:

      I love the buffet. What a great decor piece for thanksgiving so cute and tiny. >^..^<

    21. Rebecca R. Says:

      Soo adorable! I love all the tea pots!

    22. Ava Says:

      I love the buffet! If i win the set would make something similar.

    23. barbj Says:

      I like the buffet with the fruit and all the animals. I guess its the harvest vignette that I like best!

    24. Emily Ann D. Says:

      I like the fruit teapots!

    25. Vera Collier Says:

      I am working on a log cabin dollhouse. I already have a Hoosier cabinet for the kitchen, but this buffet would look neat in the dining area or living room. As for the teapot, I vote for fruit.

    26. Babette Metheny Says:

      I would love to make a fall shadow box to display in my dining room! Love the luttle hedgehog.

    27. Margaret Jarratt Says:

      I love it all especially the colours of fall.
      Any teapot would fit into my miniature scenes.
      Shannon has such great ideas!

    28. Jo Says:

      I love this buffet piece! So cute – I would love to make something like this!

    29. Chrissie Diller Says:

      I would create a woodland cabin scene. The items are so cute and would work perfectly!

    30. Amy Says:

      Would love to try my hand at this project. Amazing creation. Teapots are all sweet.

    31. Laural Says:

      I would add a few fall pies and such to the buffet. Otherwise this is gorgeous.

    32. Gabrielle Schmidt Says:

      I just love the whole thing, especially the little hedgehog! He’s so cute. I like the tea pots, I think that the pear would work out with this really well. I also like the tiny gnome.

    33. Jennie Ingram Says:

      I think I’d try to make something for my mantle for the holiday. Oh, and YES to all the teapots. More and more and more teapots.

    34. Anne Davis Says:

      That would make a lovely setup for my harvest goddess art doll!

    35. Gail S Says:

      The buffet is just too cute ! It would make up great for Christmas also .
      I like the watermelon teapot the best.
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    36. Karen Wood Says:

      I love this so much! I want to make it for my fairy’s house. It’s absolutely perfect! I would want a fruit tea pot. Not sure which one as they are all adorable.

    37. Karen Mallory Says:

      What a wonderful piece! I would make a harvest buffet too! I think all the tiny teapots are so cute. My favorite is the watermelon!

    38. Rechercher Says:

      I love all the fruit and veg teapots, the pear one would look great in a harvest scene. I would purchase those separately if you put them in the shop.

    39. Kimberly Says:

      I dont like my veggies, so I’d choose fruit tea pots. This vinette is inviting, Id like to recreate one myself.

    40. Leah Fein Says:

      I love this one love this one love this one. I would make a tiny little fairy tea house where they would go and have high tea with the queen and king of the fairies. Titania would love the vegetable teapots please

    41. Sandy Says:

      This is a fantastic hutch. I am partial to the veggie teapots, thankfully I have the pumpkin teapot so I would use it for my Harvest Hutch.

    42. Kathleen S Cole Says:

      I love this whole thing, though I would try to make it more “Halloween” because I love Halloween so much! As far as the teapots – sorry, but I love each one, so I can’t possibly make up my mind between them!

    43. Kathryn Says:

      The hutch is so nice. Would look nice in any season. All the teapots are good but like the orange one best.

    44. Debbie S. Says:

      Oh how adorable! The little squirrels and hedge hog are perfect for this hutch. I love every little detail; give thanks banner, gnome, cornucopia, broom, etc.! I think the watermelon teapot because of the curlicue. Such a sweet scene. Congrats Debbie S.

    45. Gretchen Says:

      I would use many of the items on doll Hats . The Hutch would
      Be lovely in a shop for display of candies, perfumes or
      Other toiletries . The paper items would be nice on tiny card for
      Gift packages too. I like the fruit teapots myself.

    46. Lorna E. Says:

      I think I’d make a potting bench with this, and I love all the teapots but I’d have to say the orange teapot is my favourite, although I like the purple pepper one too.

    47. Jan K Says:

      I love the fruit teapots best, especially the watermelon. I would do a Thanksgiving spread for my dollhouse!

    48. Cynthia Roy Says:

      The hutch is so sweet! It brought a smile to my face! I would share this with my family as a dining room display piece.

      Oh – fruit teapots! Darling!

    49. Anne S Says:

      I love the teapots, but especially the watermelon

    50. Carla Says:

      I would make the harvest table! I like the vegetable teapots

    51. Kathie M Says:

      I see a first Thanks Giving setting happening with those goodies and I LOVE the fruit tea pots.

    52. Mary Mac Says:

      I think the teapots would be the most fun.

    53. Cheryl Holmes Says:

      I would make a Thanksgiving kitchen for my doll’s house with these exciting supplies! The purple pepper teapot would adorn the buffet.

    54. Joy Langtry Says:

      This would create a cool Thanksgiving table centerpiece, IMO. I love all those pitchers, but I like the veggie ones best as they are most unusual.

    55. Janet Turner Says:

      I would love to mke the hrvest buffet for a Thanksgiving decoation. Th squirrels are adorable.

    56. TONYA McWilliams Says:

      I’d use the teapots for any seasonal project and like both the fruit and veggie ones. Also love the buffet project and would display one on the buffet.

    57. Laurie staffaroni Says:

      Love the fall harvest buffet, an awesome Thanksgiving conversation piece! The cute fruit teapots would be the added touch!

    58. Elizabeth H. Says:

      So cute! I would make a scene from a Grandma’s kitchen. Love the pear teapot.

    59. Michelle Says:

      Love this! I would try to make something similar. Vegetable tea pots!

    60. K Toews Says:

      I would like the orange/fruit tp. I would make a farmers market stand.

    61. Jean Marmo Says:

      This is just delightful.

    62. Sarah Says:

      I’ve been making miniature tablescapes for a little while and would love to start branching out and this buffet has so many exciting possibilities! The fruit teapots are every bit as cute as the pumpkin and may work for more seasons.

    63. Sylvia L Says:

      I like the idea of a Thanksgiving buffet, with all the autumnal bounty. Or, in a different direction, a potting bench would be nice. All the teapots are pretty, but the fruit ones are the best.