Thursday, January 29, 2009

~ A few Answered Questions ~

Hi Girls! I had a few questions on my last post, so I figured I could answer them here... The new dish towels were from Moda Home. I just adore their fabric lines and Home Accents too! Yesterday the table cloth I ordered finally came, its part of the Dairy Fresh Collection, which I am in love with! I have more pictures of it below. So onto a few other things :) Hmmm, like what to make for lunch? I can relate to this Vintage picture below as I am often perplexed for a new recipe or something warm and yummy! I go on kicks now and then and probably because of the still icy weather, I am dreaming of pasta and bread a lot:)...
Sooooo, with the help of my new table cloth and some yummy Vintage Le Creuset cookware, I am feeling warmer already :) I would love to make you all some! You are so wonderful to stop by and visit, so its the least I could do! :)
I hope my bread turns out this pretty! I used to bake my own bread weekly , but I haven't in while. I can feel the itch coming on to do it again! Maybe by my next post. I have to do something warm ( !! )to get through this long winter!
( Photo source: Country Living )

Here's an up close of the table cloth, I love the edge with the ruffle! This girl can never have too many ruffles!

Isn't "she" pretty and sweet? I loved it so much I wanted to name it :) lol....maybe the winter is making me crazy, lol, but I think I'll call her Ruby, because it's a jewel of a tablecloth. Very un-fancy pants, perfect for me....
I had a few people ask where I got my decoupaging images from, I usually cut them from books I have or catalogs too. ( I photocopy first ). I use a lot of Gooseberry Patch and last time on the Recipe box I used the Moda Home catalog ! I learned from you decoupaging experts that they are called decoupaging "scraps" which, btw, made it a heck of a lot easier to google and find some! I just got this book below and figured I'd post it because it has the neatest Valentines and card making ideas too! So Gooseberry was good for 2 things this time!

I also had a few emails with people asking for more blue fabrics and with checks, so I am adding these onto my Website this weekend, if you see something you like , just send me an email! And Thank you also for all your kind and encouraging words about my website! They were so immensely appreciated !!

I wanted to add this picture below because when I find a great site, I love to share! and as some of you know, I adore collecting miniatures! I only just started this year , But this shop I found was too sweet to keep a secret! If you love kitchen miniatures, I think you will enjoy the artists talents! I plan on only getting a few pieces to add to my kitchen hutch, or maybe on a shelf, but they add such whimsy to a space and always make for neat conversation pieces! The one below is from The Miniature Cake Shop, so cute and what attention to detail !!

....and a little update: I found a spot for my recipe box, I think it looks right at home here :)

Well, its time to go clean the house , maybe I will finally get that Pantry done!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend coming up! We are expecting a heat wave here :) of about 39 degrees that is..... :) lol

Thank you so much for stopping in for a visit! You are all so wonderful!!

Many Hugs,

~ Cynthia ~


Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Beautiful table cloth! And I love your blue Le Creuest. Have fun with the pantry.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

What a cyte post Cynthia! Oh how I love your tablecloth and dinnerware! Sweet & charming! I love everything Moda! Thanks for all the great tips and ideas!


Anonymous said...

Oh Cyn, you have soooo inspired me to go more cottagy in my home! I am in awwwww of these new towels and table cloth! I soooo want a set!

Cathy said...

Great post! Love your new linens and how you've set the table. So warm and welcoming.


Elyse said...

hi cynthia!

everything looks awesome! that entire line is so sweet and fun, and i love the kitchen miniatures. i will be checking out all of the websites.

you are such THE RESOURCE!

thanks so much, sweetie. i think we're in for a long winter. needless to say my "diet" hasn't started yet. when it's cold and snowy, i gots to bake!


(it makes me so happy to see the shutters in the background!)

Nancy Rosalina said...

Oh Cynthia, You have this cottage thing down pat...girl! I looooove it all! Thanks so much for all the info! Blessings, Nancy

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful post, Cynthia!

The blue checks brought back memories from childhood. We lived in Texas when I was in 4th 5th and 6th grade. Every spring there was an event at the school called May Fete. We learned and performed folk dances. There was a carnival and other things during the event. My costume, one year, was a three tiered skirt and white peasant blouse. All the girls wore three tiered skirts made of gingham in different sized check. Some of the skirts were yellow, some red and others blue. All the sizes of your checked fabric is what reminded me of those long ago May Fete's and my blue check three tiered skirt. That was in the mid 1950's.

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for the info Cynthia, I can't wait to go back to your shop next week!!


Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Cynthia, I love that tablecloth! Wow! I too have been collecting kitchen miniatures and I love, love, love them. How sweet. I enjoy it when you post your great finds. My heart races...isn't that funny how little miniatures can get to us. But they do. Love your home, and the recipe box looks great too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your website is great! And all of your pics in this post are wonderful! Love the table cloth and all the pretty things on your shelves! You have such style! I LOVE home made bread! It's my weakness ...more than dessert even!

Salmagundi said...

Do I spy a red transferware plate peeking from under the teal casserole? The whole table is charming. Also, love the blue checks. Sally


Oh Cyn everything looks so cottagy and sweet!! That table cloth is adorable and the ruffle makes it just perfect, I too love Moda products! Make sure to give me a call and I'll be there for the yummy bread and a cup of coffee(; Oh the fun we could have if we were neighbors! Your recipe box looks perfect on your hutch too.


Hi Cyn it's me again, I am not sure if Moda Home and Homealamode are the same business or not?? Anyways if they aren't the website is, they have really cute things, I saw your tablecloth on there so I'm thinking they are the same thing?? Hugs~Kelly

Anonymous said...

Cynthia, I bought a 2004 book by Jean LemMon today at B&N called "Putting The Heart in Your Home" and the decor in it reminded me of your style - all comfy and cottage-like.

Your table setting looks so inviting. Bread...soup...real butter...maybe apple pie for dessert? ;-)


imjacobsmom said...

Ruby is cute - she would be perfect for our home. My Grampa was a milk man. I collect cookbooks, too.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love the tablecloth. It is precious!!! I enjoy your blog.
Love & blessings from NC!

Michelle said...

Oooh...thank you for the sources on all those goodies! I LOVE all your fabrics and the patterns that you use. They could warm up anyplace! I know my sis loves them all too! :) I love your vintage pictures as well! You know me and "vintage" stuff! Have a super wonderful weekend in your cozy little cottage.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautifully set table & I love the fabrics that you have used.

Also love the miniatures! How do I find that store?

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Unknown said...

Hello Cyntıa;

I love you blog...Wonderfull,verymuch


One Shabby Old House said...

Hi Cynthia,
You are certainly the busy little cottage bee. How cute everything looks in your kitchen.
I came away wanting bread lol.
Thanks for your comments and helpful advise. You certainly have such a wonderful eye.
Have a great weekend.

Kathleen Grace said...

Beautiful! I love everything you do:>)

Anonymous said...

Morning Cynthia! How happy am I a second post this week!!!lol Thanks for some more tips and shopping spots! I adore those towels (forgot to mention before) and the table cloth is tooo cute! I have one more question though! I tried using my "ink jet" for deco but it smears??? got a tip or do you use another printer?Gooseberry is my new favorite place/items!! I think I'll add new yeast to my list today; I smell bread in the air too!!!(ya I'm gonna stand in the bakery section for a while!!)lol Happy Weekend dear, Jeannette

Jill said...

I love your tablescape! Vintage Le Cruiset ( I forgot how to spell that)what a gorgeous color. WOW...that was a great find!

Now you make me want to start decorating country cottage all over again.

I was very country cottage several years ago...then I switched to this new look, now I wish I had country cottage again. I wish I had built a Victorian cottage with cute porch. Humph...I think I like too many styles and I confuse myself.


Anonymous said...

Hi again! It occurred to me after I logged off; you said "photocopy" not "printer"! daaah I didn't have my usual 5cups; Ignore question!lol Happy weekend Hon! Jeannette

Unknown said...

Hi Cynthia!Thank you so much for the information on these products! I love everything. You always have the best stuff!!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Big Hugs,

Happy@Home said...

Hi there Cynthia,
Another lovely post you have here. The new table cloth is great and looks so nice with the vintage Le Creuset. Love that shade of blue.
Also, the kitchen miniatures are too cute for words. Is there a website for them? Although it might be dangerous for me to visit.
Your recipe box looks right at home in it's new spot.
Love your vintage pictures too.

Have a great weekend.


The sewing room said...

Cynthia you inspire many of us with your lovely home,it is always inviting and cosy.

cottage farm villa said...

Hi Cynthia ~ Your tablecloth is adorable! .... and your miniatures are just so cute. I love your vintage ads, did anyone ask you where you get those? You poor thing....bombarded with so many questions! lol


The Vintage Rose said...

Cynthia, you have one of the most inspiring blogs, I love the pics, the sidebar, the inspiring stories, vignettes around your home and its all so real!!! Can people follow your blog to find it again easily? Maybe you have too many visitors to have followers. I'm leaving this tab open to have another look later.

Ece Aymer said...

Hi Cynthia,
Uh, what a full and busy week I had and couldn't find time to thank you for your great words for my clogs and congratulate you for your web site...You have a very unique and smooth style that one can find peace, comfort and quietness with your objects and furnituresand even the with the design of your web site... I am busy with my site for a long time and didn't like my design when I saw yours! Now you see, I should start working from the beginning! Just kidding... Endless, always beautiful projects. I always love to see your amazing creations. You are always so wonderful, have a very nice weekend with full of sales!!!

Tea Time With Melody said...

It's only 9:14am here but that pasta and bread look yummy. Tell you what, I will send you my address and you can ship me some! The weather is cold so it won't spoil. hehe

a Pocket Angel said...

Cynthia, I'm sure you've been told this many times. Your blog is delightful! I've truly enjoyed my visit here. How it's made me smile.....
Have a lovely Sunday
~Mary~:-} IsabellasCloset

Debra Howard said...

What really neat things in your post this time. I am going to definitely check out some of those places. I just love gooseberry patch cookbooks. I don't cook a huge amount from them but I love looking at them. The illustrations are so fun.

Unknown said...

What an awesome post!!! I love Ruby! What a pretty table. I am using some images from romantic country on bottles ... I'll do a post when I get around to it.. :)

Happy Sunday!


Anonymous said...

Very nice collection and I even liked the music.

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Everthing looks so Vintage Sweet.. Thanks for sharing.

Monica said...

Hi Cynthia! Your posts are always sooo yummy and full of colour! Thank you!!!
Your tablecloth is lovely, and your recipe box looks stunning where you put it- oh, and I, too, bake my own bread weekly... It is such a treat, isn't it!
Many hugs,
Monica xo.

tam said...

Hi Cynthia! I adore your kichey-vintage kitchen and table setting~Sooo fun! Thanks for the heads up on the book-I will have to add another one to my list-lol! Your website looks great-I had fun checking it out! I used to have a few minitures but they got lost in a move-hey something new to start collecting again huh! LoL! ~Smiles~Tam!

Miss Janice said...

How darling is that tablecloth and that Le Creuset? Everything that you create is just sooooo cute and appealing and stylish!

Chanda said...

Love the new table cloth. I'll have to check out your web site now and those mini's are to die for.

Anonymous said...

Hi there
I just love that tablecloth! I am gonna have to get me one! I love how you have combined the colors in your home. Very inspiring.