Friday, November 14, 2008

~ " Have you ever ?? " ~

Those were my exact words I spoke ( Have you ever?? ) out loud when these arrived! Of course I was talking to my daughter, who just doesnt jump up and down like I do ( unless its electric hot pink or black or something )..." Have you ever seen anything so pretty??" Sorry, I know I'm gushing at my latest purchase. But this girl ( me, lol )hasn't shopped for her self in a long time. But , I have bought a few things lately from my blogging friends and I am always in awe by all the talent I've seen since opening my blog... Thank you so much Elyse, as you can tell, I love these Shutters to pieces!! I think Elyse must be blushing right now, but girl, you are so talented!!
I wish my photography skills would show the detail on them, so I took a few pics, but where the pretty sage is rubbed off, there's a hint of red coming through ! which is perfect for my kitchen because I adore red, pink, soft green and of course Robins egg blue...there are details near the roses and a wash of antiquing that just makes these so lovely to me....

I have always thought my kitchen hutch needed a little more strength, and this is exactly what it needed. I'm so happy :)......isn't it funny how "things" can make us happy sometimes? I've always known that Art evokes emotion ,but ... I was like a kid in a candy store happy :)
and of course, the other fun part is having an excuse to rearrange the shelves to work with the new shutters........fun , fun....
Elyse is new to blogging and I "met" her because she won my give-away last week. She is wonderful and so talented and did I mention "sweet" too? when my package arrived, it had the cutest tags and extras too! I just adore this logo card, Thank you so much Elyse! lol, it matches my kitchen too :) hehe
These sweet clothes pins and pencil holder were in there also!....they are sitting on my desk in my studio...I needed one in here :) and the clothes pins will hold some pretty vintage hankies in my bedroom...
Your attention to detail is fabulous ! Thanks for brightening my day Elyse! If you'd love to see more of her things , just click here: Cottage....

Thank You also , to all of you who leave comments and come by for a visit! and all the fabulously talented women out there , who make spending time in your neck of the woods a huge treat for me! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

~ Hugs ~ Cynthia

51 comments:

Pink Slippers said...

Your new pretties are so adorable. Yes the detail is excellent.

Sue said...

Hi Cynthia ,
Your hutch is beautiful....I love the shutter idea. I would have never thought to use the shutters in that way ....I love it.
:o) Sue

Elyse said...

WOW! i am smiling the biggest smile! i was so worried that maybe the shutters wouldn't be quite what you expected and i am absolutely thrilled that you like them. and i LOVE what you did with them! they look amazing in your home! i'm so happy you like the little extra goodies, too! and guess what? i received my package today from you!!! everything is beautiful! was the "artful blogging" book a suprise? i love it all. thank you for everything! i could cry! :)

tam said...

I LOVE IT!!! All of it! Just perfectly pretty!I think being able to share the talents of so many through blogland is such a wonderful blessing!
Thank You!!!
~Tam

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Cynthia,
It's like the shutters have been there all along... I love it!! It is so fun to tinker and tweak isn't it....but pretty soon you are going to have to redo it for Christmas. I will have to check out Elyse's blog.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Michelle said...

Well this is must too much! I LOVE those shutters. The clothes pins are adorable too! Looks like I'm going to have to go shopping too!. :) Happy Friday, Cynthia!

Tracy said...

Cynthia, it is just beautiful. I "so" know what you mean about getting excited when you get something you really like.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love those shutters! They are perfect on your hutch...

Thanks for the link to the picture mosaic page. I have been playing with it.
Hugs,
Penny

cottage farm villa (aka cottagecharm) said...

This post sure does tell us you are a HAPPY girl with her new toy! Shutters and hutch are very sweet! Happy arranging, re-arranging and arranging again! ~ Cheryl

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Cynthia, Those shutters are PERFECT! I love the way the hutch is decorated, it's so pretty. The closepins are cute too! Kristen

derya said...

Hello ı dont now speak Englihs,Beatiful...

Derya-Turkey

Stacey said...

They are beautiful and I love where you hung them. If I were there with you, I'd jump up and down!!

Jannet said...

OMG!!! Cyn, you've outdone yourself AGAIN!!! This looks so incredible fabulous good that I almost fell from my chair when I saw these pictures. WOW girl, I love this perfect cottage look so much, but you probably guessed that by now...lol....you know I'm coming over to live in you kitchen now don't ya..lol
Have a fabulous weekend sweetie!! xoxo, Jannet

Jill said...

Cynthia,
You make me smile! I love your pictures...the colors you choose are so precious. I LOVE those shutters. What a great idea, I have never....seen such an adorable thing!

Now that the scaffolding is down, the house doesn't look as bad. It kind of looks regal :o) I think I will still paint in the spring!

~Jill

Gosh durn it...I wanted to win your giveaway!

Miss Janice said...

Cynthia, the hutch was darling before and now it's even cuter! I just love coming back to your blog and looking at the photos in your beautiful home. So, so, cute...

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Beautiful!

I have been going back and reading all of your previous posts...so much eye candy I feel like I'm in Heaven...your home is simply amazing!

Renee's Reproductions said...

Love this post! The shutters look beautiful! They really complete your hutch! Gorgeous! Love the clothes pins!! Beautiful!! xo Renee

Monica S said...

Beautiful shutters!! :-)

I really liked the cute muffins on the bottom shelf! ;-)

Monica

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

i really love your blog, so many things to enjoy, you are just filled with darling ideas! i am very new to this blog world, but if you come over to my blog, i have a little something for you.

Karen said...

Just love the shutters...they match the wall paper perfectly! Cyn, you keep amazing me with your desinger talent. You could make a pile of sticks look pretty! : )
Also wanted to Thank You so much for your sweet Anniversary wishes. You truly touched my heart.
Have a great night dear friend.

Eclectic Mishmash - totally unfocused. said...

What a great use for the shutters! They look like they belong there, and I don't think I would have thought to put them there.

What caught my eye was the little cake stand on the bottom shelf ... I feel like I bought the exact same thing last weekend! However, I didn't - only something very similar.

I love your pics! You have a way of putting things together. I have MORE QUILTS THAN I WILL EVER BE ABLE TO USE, so I totally LOVE your idea of dressing a table with them! Gee.

:)

Holly S said...

That's exactly what I would say; "Have you ever?"! The shutters are LOVELY! I'm gonna pop over and visit Cottage. I LOVE the clothes pin idea! And how did you attach the shutters? You have such great ideas. Thanks for sharing! Hugs...

Amy said...

How gorgeous your new shutters are! I just love them too. I think you found the perfect place for them. They really accent your hutch and the collections in the hutch. I will have to check out her things. The clothespins and shutters are just lovely! Enjoy! Amy :)

Cindy said...

Your hutch and the shutters are fabulous! I really enjoyed browsing through your blog; inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

Hannah said...

Those shutters are just adorable! What a perfect addition to your hutch. It looks amazing. I see your little fork easel on the shelf. I loved it so much when you blogged about it I had to make one for myself! The pencil can and close pins are beautiful. thank you so much for sharing. I am off to browse around Elyse's cottage... Have a great day.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Cynthia,

I just discovered your delightful blog, by way of Lavender Dreamer, and love your cottage decorating, photographs, and great ideas.
Have a lovely week,
Erin

Angie said...

Those shutters are beautiful! That was such a great idea to hang them on the sides of your hutch. Looks fabulous!

Charmingdesigns said...

I love your shutters!!! and the clothes pins! Laurie

Liz said...

LOVE!!! those shutters! They add so much to your hutch. Good call! : )

~Liz~

Glitter and Bliss said...

I love your hutch and shutters. How wonderful!!! I actually have that exact pink plate. These are my everyday dishes. We have tons in common. Let me know when you get your letter. I can't wait to see it on your hutch.
Leslie

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Holly,

I attached the shutters with very small flat head nails and then used "museum wax" to keep the buttons from moving, double stick tape would have been good at the bottom too, but I didnt want the paint to chip etc... each shutter had picture frame hooks on the back so it made it easy...Hope that helps :)

and thanks for your sweet comments too! ~ Hugs ~ Cynthia

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Cynthia, those shutters are completely fabulous!

oxox
Jennifer

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Your hutch looks beautiful with the shutters and the rearranged shelves. I really like the look of the lamp on your hutch... I may borrow that look!... Donna

Tracy said...

Cynthia, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments.
Tracy

Janet said...

Hi Cynthia! No I "have never" seen something so beautiful! I'm so glad you are so excited to have such a wonderful piece! I really like the shutters....how did you arrange all of your things on it so well? I'm still waiting for you to write a book so I can learn proper cottage design from you!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Cynthia!

I love this post and the shutters are the cutest ever! They look great on your hutch! Now off to go visit this talented lady!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Glitter and Bliss said...

Hello Cynthia!!
I am so thrilled that you like your letter. That made my day. I can't wait to see pics of it. You are such a doll. I appreciate all your sweet comments.
Leslie

blessed mama said...

What a gorgeous girly display! My husband would protest all of the pink & flowers, so I have to live vicariously through you. SO pretty!!!!

Melissa said...

Dear Cynthia,

I just found your blog.

You decorate how I try to, but mine never comes out looking quite the way I want it to.

Thank you for creating such an inspiring and beautiful blog.

Melissa
Sunbonnet Cottage

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Cynthia,
Love your dresser with the pretty shutters - they are the perfect addition. (Sorry - I just can't call it a hutch - that's what you keep pet rabbits and guinea-pigs in over here in the UK! teehee!) Your display on the shelves is charming too - there's nothing wrong with 'things' making you happy - and unique hand crafted treasures are the best 'things'!

Thank you for your sweet, generous comment on my blog - I am thrilled to bits that you are pleased with my book. (Thanks again for ordering a copy - blush!) I would be honered that such a talented lady as yourself would want to write a post about me! Your blog is your platform to say what you wish, but thanks for asking!
Warmest wishes,
Niki

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Those shutters are GORGEOUS, and they are perfect on your hutch!!
:)
~Becca~

Tracey said...

soooooo pretty!

I love them!

Dang..that Elyse is talented!

And I would have never thought to put them there!! It really does add strength to that hutch.

You guys inspire me!!

I'm a little like blessed mama...hubby might protest....it's ok, I'm sneaky girly in one room at a time!!
Hugs!
Tracey
polkadotsandpicketfences.com

Cherry's Jubilee said...

What a beautiful hutch..and I have a weakness for shutters. I have many in my home. I am off to check out this new bloggers blog. cherry

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I forgot to ask..do you mind if I add you to my blog roll? cherry

Elyse said...

hi cynthia! thank you for the wonderful comment on my blog. all of this is very new to me and all of the encouragement and support i am receiving from you & other new pals just means the world to me! xo

Lynne said...

These shutters are the "perfect" touch to your hutch.. They are just darling.. I may have to borrow the idea for my shop...
hugs ~lynne~

Becky said...

I have really missed blogging and today I am enjoying catching up with all my favorite places. Cynthia your shutters are precious and the way you have them displayed is wonderful. Your home is so charming and inviting. Always some eye candy over at your place. I saw your comment to Kelly and you too should have a book.
Hugs
Becky

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Any feedback for dark paneling..I cannot paint because I am a renter!

bj said...

Oh, my gosh, girl...those shutters are wonderful...also wonderful is YOUR use of them. I would have NEVER thought to add shutters to a hutch...and this looks more than fabulous! I am so wondering how you attached them....

LillyB said...

The shutters were just what you needed for the hutch! I love that!! I think one day our kids will "get" why we get so excited about certain things!!lol
Have a great day!!

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