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Poppy in the Conservatory

…with Professor Plum and a candlestick {Snort!}.  No, we are not playing the game Clue…but it sure sounds like it.  Some times I have an idea for a photo and it simply won’t go away.  I received a couple new pieces of furniture this past week and I knew I was in trouble when I formulated a game plan before I went to bed and woke up with new ideas on how to make the scene work.  I realized…I was already on the road to doing the diorama so I might as well get on with it.  My enthusiasm ( cough, cough obsession) was fueled even further by some amazing photos on Flickr  by Stilleto Queen (  This one was an idea that needed some lead time for construction so that explains my blog absence for the past week.  I was very lucky to find some resources online for this shoot and I will share them at the end of this post.  If you wish to make some of the items in this post, get ready to make glue, glue dots and scissors your best friends.

Model:  “Sea Breeze” Poppy Parker

Gown and jewelry: Petal Perfect by Dressmaker Details(

Table and Chairs:  Mini Chair (







Some candid shots during the shoot.  Loved how the sun was hitting the scene while I shot this!! 


Photo of the set up…real high tech…right down to the Star Wars AND Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit games holding up the chandelier.  My family and I are complete geeks.  Yes, that is an old window providing the back wall.   I love it!


Do you like the French flower pails and tin pitchers?  Well they are made of paper and available for download at:

Actual downloads are on page two of article above and in multiple scales.  These are all in 1/6 scale.  I used heavier weight presentation paper for this project because cardstock was just too heavy and hard to work with.  I also wanted a slight shine to the items but not glossy so the presentation paper worked well.  Tip:  to keep the flower pails from tipping over when you put something in them, fill them up halfway with rice.  It weighs it down and helps hold the stems in place . Tip:  Ever filled a mini pot and wondered what to use for dirt?  Try coffee grounds.

Happy mini gardening!!


Tropicalia–A Photo Recap of the Centerpiece Dolls

These are very limited edition dolls ( edition size typically around 200) that are available for purchase to a couple of people at each table.

**Photos are property of Integrity Toys**

Force of Nature
Agnes Von Weiss Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centerpiece




Sea Breeze
Poppy Parker™ Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centerpiece




Sheen Siren
16” Elsa Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centerpiece Doll




Elise Jolie™
FR: Squared Dressed Doll
2012 Troplicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centerpiece




High Profile
Eugenia Perrin Frost Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive Table Centerpiece




And this one was a doll available for purchase at WClub luncheon.  She was not a table centerpiece  but was an exclusive to the convention attendees.

Saint Tropez
Victoire Roux Dressed Doll
2012 Tropicalia Convention Exclusive



Tropicalia–Day 2.02

Wow!  How did it get to be 3:30PM already?!!  Time has traveled at warp speed for me today.  I attended a very informative repaint workshop done by Cindy Lorimer .   She was a very good speaker and was very organized so I feel like I learned a fair bit.  Right after the workshop, I decided to reshoot some of the collection dolls ( photos on my flickr) and then it was on to the Poppy Parker Luncheon. 


Here is the doll that graced the center of each table.  “Sea Breeze” Poppy Parker



Dag!!  I already won my right to purchase so I was out of luck for this Poppy.  Half of the table got one of these lovelies and it was really fantastic to see the large group of Poppy lovers at our table have the opportunity to take these home.  Happy people all the way around Smile.  David Butry took the opportunity to tell us about his inspiration for upcoming Poppy parker design and it is…. 1964-1965 World’s Fair.  How fun!!




Can’t wait to see what Integrity anf Mr. Butry has in store for Poppy and us next year!  David Butry also shared that Poppy will have a new friend.  Her name is Loni Lawrence and yes…we ALL received one.  She is soooooo adorable!


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More from the raffle room and competition room in this evenings blog post.