Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Hello Friends, I'm Cynthia , it's so nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by my personal online journal of Decorating , Miniature making and Home Keeping at my Cottage. I'll start with the fact that "my cottage" is a split level suburban home nestled on the North Shore of Long Island , NY. The only thing that makes it a Cottage, is my Decorating and my love of anything Vintage and Cottagey :) Yes, that's not a word, but I like it :) I try on a seasonal basis to keep the inside and outside of our home as if it were a real cottage , a little bit French, a little bit English, and perhaps a bit on the Italian coast too :) Mix that with one of my Favorite places, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, and you've got my sense of style! I love using color and it's pretty much a signature of mine to mix pastels with bold pops color! I was an Interior Designer and stylist for over 20 years in the tri-state region here and loved working from home while I raised my children. I've now switched over my training and degree as a Designer to doing the same thing in Miniature (1:12 scale) and I couldn't be happier!
I'm married and have 3 beautiful children ,ages 25, 19, and 15. The first 2 are my fabulous boys and the younger is my precious Baby Girl ( ok , not a baby anymore). And of course I have to include my beautiful Lab "Sierra" and the sweet but very old beagle "Holly" too. I am certainly blessed with the most incredible children and they mean the world to me. They know how passionate I am about them , and they know my creative side too!
My favorite passion outside of my family and friends, is definitely miniatures! I started working with polymer clay last year and I'm totally addicted. I enjoy the Bakery style and doing vignettes in 1:12 scale, perfect for dollhouses and room boxes, and perfect for collectors too! I also love cooking and entertaining friends... Well Entertaining is pretty much a favorite of mine, it helps me keep sane between it all ;) I enjoy the Domestic side of life, (mind you, not every day lol ) I have been known to be the happiest cleaner around once I get started. I adore cooking with my daughter and boys too, that to me is pure Bliss! Everyone in the kitchen :)
Welcome to my blog! I hope it brings you some sense of Inspiration and what it's like to be a Designing Mom. And of course mixing in some daily life at my Cottage! Enjoy and Thanks for stopping in!
To read more "about me" if I haven't bored you yet, click this link where I was asked to describe my typical day and all my likes and dislikes etc :) More about me....
~ Cynthia ~