Umbra Giveaway Winners

Thanks to everyone for participating in my UMBRA giveaway! Fifty of you entered, but there can only be TWO winners! Here is the rundown of the names and numbers:

1. Rosamargarita
2. Naran
3. The Shopping Sherpa
4. Mad for Mod
5. Snowfern
6. Eliana
7. Pity
8. M
9. Kikka
10. Tam toum
11. Neomig
12. Carmen
13. Hunky Dory
14. zimzee
15. Mini Dork
16. Maru
17. gingeranna
18. jana maru
19. Patrizia
20. Rocky
21. NarinaNapertaa
22. rechercher
23. monamy
24. Anonymous (Claudia)
25. Allie
26. Anonymous (Melissa)
27. Teruka
28. Fabiola
29. Ana
30. Susan from Florida 
31. Craftland
32. FairyWhispers
33. Rosella
34. gracie
35. miniaturista
36. Mahogony
37. Ascension
38. Sara
39. Lyssa
40. Kia
41. WPZ-Sandy
42. maxmazed
43. beckucca
44. T Fisher
45. Maija
46. isabel
47. Iris
48. Marjorello
49. Anonymous (Paula R.)
50. otterine

I produced the two winning numbers using the Random Integer Generator. The first winning number gets the black FISH HOTEL and the second number a set of TALI WALL TILES, pictured above.
Drum roll....

The winning numbers are: 

40 and 17!!

Which means KIA has won the FISH HOTEL and GINGERANNA has won the TALI WALL TILES!

Congrats to you both! Please email me your full name and mailing address at call-small(at)call-small(dot)com and I will have the nice folks at UMBRA send you your treats!

Thanks again to all for participating! I hope to do another giveaway soon.

Umbra Giveaway

In celebration of cracking 500 followers, I am so very pleased to be able to do a very special giveaway featuring one of my favorite manufacturers: UMBRA!

The nice folks at Umbra have made it possible for me to give away not ONE, but TWO, phenomenal products as a way to celebrate my awesome followers! I started this blog almost three years ago, and never thought I would reach such a milestone -- THANK YOU for your support!

I love Umbra products, always have. Before I got into minis, I appreciated their functional and stylish modern aesthetic for what tend to be the more mundane things around the house: garbage cans, towel hooks, kitchen gear. Umbra always made things unexpectedly fun. Once I embarked on my modern miniature hobby, I was able to still use Umbra, but this time by repurposing for sleek environments. I absolutely love the Fish Hotel by Teddy Luong, and have used it many times for scenes, and continue to be entranced by Umbra's consistent craftsmanship and ingenuity. I keep track of all they do -- if you haven't already, bookmark their website, blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed. are the two fun and amazing products for this giveaway:

A BLACK FISH HOTEL, just released. I was so thrilled to see this, and it definitely did not disappoint! This is, of course, intended as a sleek fish tank, but I love the possibilities it offers for modern mini living!

And a set of three TALI WALL TILES. While I will not insist that you use it for mini work, I certainly did... the panels make for quite a dramatic backdrop. They are gorgeous!

Here are the rules:
* To enter, please leave a comment on this post, and please do share how you use Umbra in your life.

* You may only comment once, and you must leave your comment by Sunday, October 23, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

* Once the giveaway closes, I will choose two numbers using the Random Integer Generator. The winning numbers will correspond to the order in which comments were left. The first person drawn wins the FISH HOTEL and the second person wins the TALI WALL TILES. Once I receive the winning addresses, Umbra will ship them to you.

* My domestic and international followers are welcome!

* Have fun and spread the word...Tweet-it, Facebook-it, Blog-it.

A big thanks to UMBRA! Commence commenting!

By the way, I have another giveaway going on right now on the Call of the Small Facebook page: it's the September ***FREE ALERT***! This time, I am offering a curated set of three sheets of handmade paper made by the Paper Source. Comment on your latest paper project and join in! Comments close on Monday, October 10, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Good luck! GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

Credits: FISH HOTEL scene: Chair is Reac; table is from the Villa Sibi with an acrylic craft block top; planter is AG Minis; filing boxes are ELF Miniatures; filing folders are handmade by The Shopping Sherpa; blackboard is a craft from JoAnn Fabrics; rug is a fabric sample; wallpaper is from the Paper Source; magazine holder is an eBay find; light is vintage German. Accessories are SDK Miniatures, Re-ment, vintage German, AG Minis, my kids' toy collection, and random dollhouse store finds. TALI WALL TILES scene: Couch is AG Minis; pillows are minimodernistas; coffee table has a Bozart base with two different tops made from coasters: the faux bois is by Chilewich and the Eames chair lucite is from MoMA; planter is from Manor House Miniatures; Barcelona chair is Reac; flooring are felt pieces from Michaels; artwork is Bozart.