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« on: October 02, 2019 08:30:00 AM »

MissingWillow recently introduced me to feves, and I'm not sure how I feel about that; once I saw them, I had to purchase some. If you are unfamiliar with feves, they are small trinkets hidden in a king cake or similar dessert. You know, like the plastic babies you can buy at the party store. BUT, the feves she introduced to me are no plastic babies: they are porcelain feves from France. There are all sorts of feves to be found on etsy: animals, kitchen accessories,  and cartoon characters, just to name a few. I found a set that is circus themed and it was all over. They are mine.

Of course I need a way to display them, so I looked to Alpha Stamps and found the cutest little houses, perfect to make a circus town. They also had the perfect paper needed to decorate the houses: "The Greatest Show" 6 x 6 pad. It's gorgeous! I had fun mixing and matching the papers on each of the houses. For scale, the tallest house in the center is 3 1/4" tall, minus the flag.


Some closeups. Look at those little porcelain beauties!


I fussy cut some of the elements from the papers: the ball in the clown house, the pennants, and all the circus posters.


And, the backs. Circus Town is the perfect place for all my new feves to live.
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2019 08:41:45 AM »

They are so cute, and so very YOU my dear!  The feves are fantastic, but they are even better in their little homes.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2019 08:44:13 AM »

There is so much going on here that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that I am having a hard time formulating a sentence describing my feelings that isn't full of cuss words.  Shocked   Roll Eyes   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2019 08:48:41 AM »

 Cheesy

I swear, there is a feve of every type. I wanted to start up a whole obscene collection, but I refrained from going completely nuts buying them. I did get a few really nice Santas, though.
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2019 08:49:12 AM »

Perfect indeed!  I admire you Mistress of Patience!!
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2019 09:33:12 AM »

So cute! 

I'd never heard of feves, so looked up a translation, thinking it meant "favors".  Instead, a feve is a kind of bean, which used to be hidden in a cake for Twelfth Night.  Then they started using charms instead, and they're now called feves.
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2019 09:44:37 AM »

Your circus town is perfect in every way.  Love it! 

And I'm gonna resist buying some feves because I don't think I can atop at a few.
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2019 10:47:45 AM »

These are amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2019 08:03:06 PM »

It's miniature perfection!
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2019 06:29:27 PM »

This is so fantastic! I am in love.

I want to start looking for feves, I am afraid it could become an addiction!
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