Saturday, November 22, 2008

~ Art for the Home ~

This Beautiful Mosaic basket was made by Penny over at Lavender Hill Studio, we collaborated on the choice of colors and the finish on the basket, and after just one email she showed me the plates she would use for the design and I flew that email back with a : "Yes!, Perfect" :)!! Her talents are amazing !! Thank you so much Penny for such beautiful work! I will treasure it always!
This is a better shot below of the detail in the mosaic's... and the gorgeous pattern she created!
I'm just starting to contemplate my Christmas decorations this year, I've had these mini topiary's for a few years and will probably light them with little white lights, or maybe some gingham bows, what do you think? Its my kitchen table so it's gonna need some charm ;) and the chandelier was an old find that I spray painted Bronze last year. The shades I bought at a craft store for $1.00 each and covered them with fabric and trim. It was a whole lot less expensive than the $25.00 a piece I was eyeballing before I decided to make them, lol....The day after Thanksgiving is Christmas decorating day for me and then this chandelier will be adorned to the max! :)
Here's a closer shot below of the fabric shades, just some left over fabric , some trim and a glue gun! wah-la ... :)
Well, I'm off to go start baking! If there are a few things I can get done before Thanksgiving day itself, I do! The less stress that day the better, and who better to inspire the baker in me than Jenny's Bake Shop!, I got these little ornaments from her collection, as you probably know by now, her Vintage bakery themes are a little addiction of mine :) and......lol....they have glitter, need I say more? :)
And last but not least, I hope you all have a beautiful , cozy and yummy Thanksgiving!!

Much love and Thanks , ~ Cynthia ~

53 comments:

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

What a beautiful mosaic. She truly is talented. I'm sure you'll treasure that for years to come. Love the little ornaments you have too. They make me want to bake!

Elyse said...

GASP! the basket from penny is truly amazing. she does the most beautiful work and you are so wonderful and generous to showcase talents. your blog has become a daily stop for me -- it is always a treat. your chandelier looks wonderful. have you seen the ragamuffin light (polka dots and picket fences blog post 11/18/08)? a must try for me! have a great weekend! xo (ps -- thank you for the sweet & encouraging post today!)

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Cynthia - that basket is just gorgeous! What an heirloom! The topiaries are great and I love the shades you made, as well as the sweet ornaments! And I'm so glad that you enjoyed my repurposed Christmas card ornament/gift tag post... Gotta love that glitter!!... Donna

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Cynthia!
Oh My Gosh~ Thank you so much for the sweet, sweet words about the mosaic picnic backet. You were so fun to work with! After I created the basket, I said to my husband...I might just have to return Cynthias money and keep this one. The colors are MY colors! In fact, the plate you have your candle on - Johnson Bros Old Britian Castles is my dinnerware. I have it in the red and blue. So now, don't be suprised in the future if your basket has a twin at my house :-).
Hugs,
Penny

p.s. did you get the color sample?

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

thanks so much for visiting!

cottage farm villa (aka cottagecharm) said...

Cynthia ~ the basket is just lovely ~ so wonderful for your home decor ~ i will stop by and visit Penny @ Lavender Hill. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I will be anxiously waiting to see your chandelier all "decked out" for Christmas! ~ Cheryl

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I have long admired Penny's work, but I must say that your basket is amazing! I never thought to have a basic covered in a mosaic, but it's a grand idea! Love your shades and your topiaries are lovely. Can't wait to see what you do to decorate for Christmas. Happy Thanksgiving!

Tracy said...

Oh Cynthia, the basket is lovely. I love the shades too!
I can't wait till you get your decorations out. Please post pics ASAP. I know it will be adorable whatever you do.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Tracy

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Cynthia,
The basket is stunning....Penny does such beautiful work, definitely a keepsake! I think the gingham bows would be adorable on the topiaries. Your shades are darling. Happy baking!!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

derya said...

Hello Cyntia;
Wonderful,beatiful

Derya-turkey

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Penny is amazing your basket is just beautiful!
Ginger

once in a blue moon... said...

oh its not nice to covet, but i am woman enough to say it! that basket is a masterpiece! i love the design, i have never seen one so, well, PERFECT! beautiful colors too~ everything you share is such a delight...

Tutti Chic said...

Penny's work is amazing isn't it? She is one talented lady. I was lucky enough to win one of her mosaics & will love it forever! Love your blog~:) chris

Melissa said...

Everything looks so cottagey and lovely.

I must take notes.

Melissa

Tea Time With Melody said...

Just following up on some blogging and WOW I missed alot over here. I strolled through your recent blogs and they are wonderful. I loved the cupboard with the fabric "windows" in the shutters, great idea.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Visiting from Penny's...love your new basket and have enjoyed peeking around at all of your treasures and your beautiful home.

Angie said...

Love that beautiful mosaic basket and those topiaries! Can't wait to see your house all decorated for Christmas!

Roseny Crisp said...

Oi Cynthia,que presente lindo voce ganhou da Penny,os trabalhos dela é impresionante,maravilhoso.
Acredito que vai ser fácil achar um lugar para uma cesta tão linda.
Achei uma cesta de piquenique na rua aqui no meu bairro,e vou reciclar,infelizmente não tenho a Penny para fazer um osaico para mim:)
Muito obrigada pela sua visita e comentário, voce parece ser muito carinhosa.
Abraço.

Hi Cynthia, that you won in this beautiful Penny, her work is impressive, wonderful.
I believe it will be easy to find a place for a basket so beautiful.
I found a picnic basket of the street here in my neighborhood, and I recycle, unfortunately I have to Penny for a osaico do for me:)
Thank you for your visit and comment, you seem to be very affection .
Hug

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I found you through Penny. I just love the mosaic basket! I know you will treasure it always. I love your blog. I shall bookmark and come visit you again soon!
Brenda

bj said...

Hi, I just told Penny that I believe this is the prettiest basket she's made, so far. It looks just fabulous in your home!
love, bj

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Cynthia!

Yes, Penny's work is beautiful and the picnic basket looks darling in your home! I love your choice of fabric for your lampshades to! It's starting to look a lot like Christams!

Hugs,
Maryjane

XUE said...

Beautiful basket & it fit so well in the cosy surroundings!

Amy said...

Hi Cynthia,
Wow. The mosaic basket is just so "cottagey"..is that a word? I really love it. I hope you have fun putting up all your beautiful decorations for the season. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving. Amy :)

Catherine Holman said...

Cyntia, I found your blog through Penny's and I love it! Can't wait to come back and read more!
Catherine

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Oh I love the basket, soooo pretty!! Your lampshades look perfect also! I hope you have a comfy cozy holiday to (; I can't wait to see your house decorated for Christmas.
Hugs~Kelly

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Cynthia, I don't think I've been by here before, but what a pretty blog. Came over from Penny's & what a gorgeous basket she made for you. I'll have to look around at all of your pretty ideas! Stop by & see me sometime.

Elyse said...

dearest cynthia, you are the first recipient of my newly created "treasured blogger" award. your blog is truly treasured for its creative inspiration, unyielding support, and warmth! you are truly a treasured blogger. please stop by cottage to pick up your award. xo

Hannah said...

What a beautiful mosaic! I love those little lampshades, they are adorable. You know even after all the baking I just did, it still sounds like fun! I love those little ornaments, they make me hungry!

Have a wonderful day!

Sharon~heartsongs said...

The basket is so pretty! Now I'm off to check out Jenny's Bake Shop.
Have a great Thanksgiving.

Elyse said...

me again! i'm so happy that you like the award! xo

LillyB said...

The basket is beautiful! And the plate and candle are the perfect accessories!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Michelle said...

Cynthia what a beautiful basket! Penny's talents just amaze me. Eveyrone's talents amaze me! Love your little topiaries. :) I must checkout the Christmas ornaments from Jenny's Bake Shop as well as other Etsy designers! Can't wait to see the rest of your decorations. :)

Liz said...

LOVE the basket!
Your home will be pretty as a picture for the holidays!

~Liz

Life'sJourney said...

Love this idea!! I have the perfect basket just waiting for this kind of embellishment! Thanks for sharing!
http://orchardviewcottage.blogspot.com/

Nancy said...

Hi Cynthia, What a beautiful basket! Penny did a beautiful job! I bet it is "something" to look at! Nancy

Lavender Dreamer said...

Oh, your basket is lovely! Penny is SO talented and you will have something to treasure and enjoy. I love your sweet little ornaments, too. I am excited to see your Christmas decorations!

Erin~Old Grain Sacks and Lavender said...

Hi Cynthia,

What a beautiful basket!! Penny does amazing work and your basket is stunning!

I love the chandelier shades too - fabulous!!

Hugs,
Erin

Priscila said...

I want to learn how to do those Mosaics. I think they are beautiful and I love them! I love the basket! Pretty colors!!! :) perfect

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Such a beautiful basket Cynthia!
Happy Thanksgiving to you,
Niki

Pink Slippers said...

The mosiac is beautiful, of course. Penny is amazing. The day after THANKSgiving is CHRISTmas decorating here too.
Have a wonderful THANKSgiving.

Glitter and Bliss said...

I just wanted to stop by and say hello. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving...
Leslie

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Cynthia! That basket is GORGEOUS! I would love to have something by Penny. She is so talented!

I too LOVE Jenny and Aaron's work! I ordered a bunch of pieces from them and some of there ornaments too! I cant wait to get them :)

I hope you and your family have a beautiful Thanksgiving!
Hugs,
Amy

Susie Q said...

Simply gorgeous...Penny's work is so wonderful...almost as wonderful as SHE is herself!

The basket looks perfect in your lovely home!

Warmly,
Sue

Rhondi said...

Hi Cynthia
I saw your picnic basket on Penny's blog too. It's fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Hugs, Rhondi

Becky said...

What a beautiful basket! Penny does the most fabulous work! It deserves the centerpiece placement on your table. I can't wait to see what else you are going to come up with.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Becky

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Cynthia, thanks for stopping by the other day, that home I decorated is amazing! She is one of my good friends who happens to live in a mansion! LOL! I will have some more pictures of the kitchen and living area soon.

Love that mosaic basket, I've never seen one like it. Your table is beautiful, I think some lights and bows on the trees will be perfect! Have a blessed Thanksgiving and have fun baking, I just have to make a fruit salad. My aunt is a cooking teacher and is an amazing cook, thank goodness! Take care, Kristen

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Everything is so pretty! Doesn't Penny do lovely work?

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

xo
Becky

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Cynthia,

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

texasdaisey said...

The mosaic picnic basket is very beautiful. Can't wait to see how you decorate that chandelier & those topiaries. I love to put white lights & greenery all over the house. Debbie

The White Bench said...

Love that basket sooo much!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Monica.

Renée said...

That basket is "Amazing"!! OMG, I love it all!!! Thanks for sharing! xo Renee

liggy girl said...

wow I've never seen a picnic basket with that idea of a mosaic on it! That is too cool. Love the cupcake tag things too. Cupcakes are always fun. xox

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