Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Little Inspirations....

Picking out fabrics for clients and myself is still one of my favorite parts of being a Designer. Soooo many to choose from and I think of them as little works of art, to be spread about a room and made to give off feelings of contentment and beauty ....lol, ok so maybe I take it pretty serious sometimes, lol :) But its so easy too, these 2 Fabrics were chosen because they work off the china pattern they are going to share a room with :) sometimes its the littlest things that get us inspired about choosing colors, but what fun it is :)

I went shopping one day, at the cheapest place I know, My Moms house ;) every thing's FREE, lol..... in all seriousness, I played on this chair as a child and I can still hear her saying " dont stand up on the chair Cynthia!"....what a hand ful I must have been :) but many moons later when I had my first apartment, this came with me. It goes to show you Shabby Chic doesnt have to come in just pink and white. I love shabby blues and yellows too!

More things Shabby yellow and some French thrown in too :)

lol, I dont know why I took this one and allowed my "cottage" sign to be crooked , lol, but heres a picture off my blue and white collection that wraps around the kitchen, i've collected so many pieces that it now wraps around into the Living room too ;) I'll post pics of the LR soon!


The colors are'nt exactly as they are in person, my camera was a little off , but this is a view from the other side of the kitchen ...

20 comments:

Renee's Reproductions said...

Cyn: WOW, love the pictures! Those fabrics are so pretty, I am a huge fan of white matelasse' and the plaid is a classic! That yellow chair is soooo pretty! I always loved that shelf with the blue and white china too! That is such a great idea. I was thinking something over my slider in RI to display so things. All the pics look great, love them!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cynthia,
Please come by for a visit, I have something for you!
Hugs~Kelly

Jannet said...

Thank you for being such an inspiration!! I LOVE the fabrics and the way they are meant to work with the china pattern!!
Oh my, I was lol when I read 'went shopping at moms everything is free'...LOL!!! That story with the chair is co cute! and love'em little pillows too.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cynthia,
Please come back over and look at the rules for getting the award, I forgot to put them on my blog and just realized it. I'm sorry. I'm new at this and have never received one before.
Hugs~Kelly

Mary Ruth said...

I just love that shelf over the doorway! And to be able to put things on it too! Great idea!
I always have a hard time choosing fabrics! There are too many to look at, I get dizzy! I always admire someone with the patience to put more than two prints together!
I love that 'shopping at mom's'! My daughter says that!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I'm not sure, I would just paste and copy the info on mine and put it on yours. That's what I did with the ladie that gave me the award. I hope this answers you question. I wasn't sure myself .
Let me know if this works.
Hugs~Kelly

Candy- A Pretty Home said...

Hi :) I just found your blog and LOVE it and just added it to my bloglines so I never miss a future post! Love your home and cant wait to look around your blog some more right now..
Candy :)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

LOVE your beautiful blog and have added you to my favorites! Thanks for making my day!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Sue said...

Love your fabric choices.

Michelle said...

Cynthia,
Thanks for visiting Shabby Creations. I do web graphics, but your web designer would have to be willing to install them. Let me know if you are interested.
Cheers,
Michelle
Shabby Creations

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I love the blue and white plates around the wall! I also love little chair with those adorable pillows.

Cami said...

I love blue & white as well! So pretty. I wished I had 5 houses so I could do all I envision in my head!

Joy said...

I love that shelf around your kitchen wall!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning. What a pretty chair.

Your collection looks wonderful on the shelf. I love those beautiful moldings. The wrap around is perfect.
Marnie

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cynthia,
Thank you sooo much for all your very sweet comments, they mean so much to me! Great inspiration.
Hugs~Kelly

Debbie Kay said...

Cynthia:

I am a new visitor to your blog and WOW is all I can say. I love your style and taste. I added you to my "list of favorites" and although I lack the amazing talent you have for interior design, I invite you to visit my blog and see what makes my world a very happy place....

Affectionately,

Debbie Kay

Patti said...

Oh, I love the little pillows on the yellow chair! Everything is so lovely. I love the wallpaper in your kitchen. I LOVE EVERYTHING!

Annmarie said...

The check fabric you have under your swatches and urn arrangement is the exact same as I have on my sunroom ottoman! I reconginzed it right away. I LOVE to pick out paint and fabrics as well. I obsess over it until it's just right! I hope your Mother-in-Law is doing well. It's been a hard summer for me as well. It's nice to have a little pleasant diversion such as this every now and again. Love your blog!

judicreations said...

Lovely pictures. I love the pillows on the little chair. Are they cross stitch? Did you make them? I would love to find out more about them because they would be lovely for my granddaughter.
Thank you for sharing..

judicreations said...

Lovely pictures. I love the pillows on the little chair. Are they cross stitch? Did you make them? I would love to find out more about them because they would be lovely for my granddaughter.
Thank you for sharing..