Birthday Party Giveaway

It's my birthday and we're celebrating!  It's my 3-0 and you're all invited to my mini party. To make it extra special I'm doing a giveaway to mark the occasion too.  One lucky winner will receive a Shapeways gift card to purchase some minis (details at the bottom of this post)!
Let me show you around!




I've set up the Belmont dollhouse for this occasion.  We've still got lots of snow here in Ottawa, but I tried to bring in some spring with lots of tulips and bright colours.  The best part of setting up a mini scene is getting to see all the pretty artisan items that are usually safely stored in storage boxes.
The rustic style cake with berries on top is by the talented Handmade Miniatures by Alma!  I'm so thrilled with it.  Alma is an amazing artisan, the berries are perfect and look incredibly realistic.  And it turns out we share a birthday!  So she's a guest of honour at this party too.
 The rest is a mix of pieces I've collected over the years.  A few of the standouts are the iced tea drinks which were by Everday Gourmet on Etsy, and the champagne and wine glasses are from the Little Dollhouse Company.  The bar stools are by Boutique Miniatures on Etsy.  And all the cookies and pastries were made by me.

The tulips are all from both the Little Dollhouse Company and Grandpa's Dollhouse.  I love the little metal pails.  The three-tier cookie stand and cake stand are from Miniatures.com.





I also got my mobile pot filler painted and installed in this kitchen just in time for the party!  The top arm can swing out.  I posted a video and some behind the scenes painting photos on Instagram, look under the 3D Shop highlight.

And I replaced the old faucet for the sink with a new bridge style, it's kind of hidden behind all the party items but I have a photo from when I was painting it below.  You can find both these styles in my shop here.

So glad you came to my party!


Thank you so much for following along and supporting me through all my mini projects.  I'd love to share my birthday cheer by offering one of you a $25 USD Shapeways gift card.  You can use it at my shop to purchase things like mini pot fillers or faucets like the ones I have in this post, or anything else on the site!

To enter simply leave a comment below.  You can also get a second entry by leaving a comment on the very first party photo on Instagram and tagging a friend there (it will be labelled as the giveway post).  I'll be selecting a winner Saturday, March 30.

Limit two entries total will be counted.  One for the blog and one for Instagram.  :)

Now, who wants some cake?!

**** Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes and kind words!!!  I'm overwhelmed by the response!  I'm not going to reply to each comment because it will make drawing the winner more difficult to sort through, but know I've read each and every one!****

47 comments

  1. really hope I can win, love what you make

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous work! You clearly are a true artisan!

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  3. Happy birthday! My son's birthday is on St. Patrick's day tomorrow! Love your house!

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  4. Happy 30th Birthday! Your party looks amazing. I must say, this is one of my favorite houses I have ever seen. It is modern elegance at its finest! I would love to create something similar! It is just breathtaking. I also love the new pot filler over the stovetop! My husband's mother was born in Italy, so this is something that I would want to incorporate in my houses as well! Well Done! <3

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  5. happy birthday!
    More blessings to come and wishing you good health.Enjoy your day

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  6. Happy birthday! You’re very very good at celebrating, and thanks for including us with a giveaway... Well done! (@welcomeborrowers)

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  7. Happy Birthday to you! You have lovely miniatures!

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  8. Happy Birthday! To Alma too, she sure is a talent, as are you! Your display is fabulous, you have a wonderful eye in putting things together and I LOVE your tapware - divine. I want your kitchen in my real house, lol.

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  9. A very happy birthday to you. I love seeing your work, its stunning.

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  10. Happy Birthday!! You are celebrating in style, your birthday setting is gorgeous filled with all those little treasures. And thank you for your generosity. Have a great day and year.

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  11. Happy birthday! Love your miniatures!!

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  12. Happy Birthday!!! What a very welcoming birthday party! Thank you for the links and the generous giveaway. I love the photos with the snow in the background.
    Geneviève

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  13. Happy Birthday and thanks for the invitation! Plate in my hand and ready to tackle all these goodies :-)

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  14. May you enjoy the happiest of birthdays!

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  15. Happy Birthday! Beautiful Birthday party with yummy treats. Thank you for the invitation and your very generous giveaway.
    Hugs,
    Drora

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  16. So lovely to see a Modern diorama. So stylish!
    Many Happy Returns of your Special Day! Happy Birthday from the UK.

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  17. Happy Birthday!
    Love the way you staged everything. Looks like a real interior, not a dollhouse interior.
    Marilyn

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  18. Your work is absolutely beautiful and amazing! Happy birthday this year and many, many more!

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  19. Happy Birthday Christine! Hope you have a very special day.

    Your Belmont house is wonderful and I love the new house you have under construction.


    All the best from Ray

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  20. Happy Birthday! I really love how the brass looks against the black and white! I bought a pot filler and faucet for my modern build and I can't wait to get them in.

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  21. My apologies for spelling your name incorrectly...….

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    1. It happens! :) The great thing about a post like this is I see so many names I haven't seem in a long time! I hope you are still doing minis, your newest dollhouse looked like a dream!!

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  22. I love when vignettes look like a RL house. Warm, cozy and inviting. I not only want to come to the party, I want to live in this house. Thanks for the eye candy!

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  23. The tiny little berries on the cake are everything!

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  24. Happy Birthday! These minis are incredibly realistic!
    Thanks for having the contest and giving us a chance to win. Have a great day celebrating your day.

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  25. Simply Stunning! Everything looks gorgeous!

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  26. Happy birthday!
    It will be a wonderful party.

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  27. Happy Birthday to you!! Mine was on the 12th so I feel like I am still celebrating. Your scene is so fabulous and perfect in every detail. Move to Victoria BC, we never get snow and all the blossoms are on the trees. I do love snow however and it does give you lots of time for your terrific minis. Hugs, Jean

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  28. Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you many more!!

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  29. ¡Muchas Felicidades! Ha quedado todo perfecto para la ocasión.

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  30. Happy Birthday and Happy Birthday to Alma too 🥳
    Your work is such an inspiration, especially to newbies like me 😊
    You show that dollhouses don’t have to be about victoriana, bad scale, or mass produced items, but they can be beautiful, modern and perfectly realistic. Thank you for your stunning work, and for sharing your tips and knowledge. I’ll be looking to take a few leaves out of your book, and maybe a piece of cake too 🤣🍰 Beth
    @MyMiniMaisonInsta

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  31. First off, a very happy 30th birthday to you Kristine! I hope you spent it celebrating you! This is a wonderful looking party. Those tulips are very realistic looking, and your pot filler is a nice touch above the stove. This is the first time I have ever commented on someone’s blog! Thank you for a great giveaway.

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  32. Wishing you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kristine and may I say also that your Birthday Spread is a veritable Feast for the eyes!!!!
    I LOVE CAKES, no matter Real or Mini and all of the bakery items you have on display are absolutely Mouthwatering!
    Love the contrast of the springtime tulips with the snowy tree tops -it is all So Pretty-
    Get the Party Started! :D

    elizabeth

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  33. Beautiful!!! And happy birthday!!!!!!

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  34. Happy Birthday! So gorgeous.

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  35. Happy birthday! I am just drooling over these stunning minis.

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  36. Happy Birthday! I enjoy watching your posts and your progress! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  37. Happy Birthday Kristine and welcome to the Over Thirty Club! I hope the real life celebrations are just as festive as the mini scene is, and that your thirtieth year is the best one yet! The pot filler and faucet are fantastic!

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  38. Happy Birthday! This entire setup is gorgeous. Keep up the good work :)

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  39. Happy Belated Birthday Kristine! Everything looks fabulously delicious... and I really truly had to pinch myself to remind me it is all minis!!! Your party is simply awesome!! I can never get enough of your meticulous eye for details and elegant design! Well done as usual!!! Your new faucets are fantastic too! :):)

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  40. Happy birthday! These photos and mini space are absolutely stunning!

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