Sunday, March 15, 2009

~ Random things ~

Hello Ladies! I'm just posting about Random things today, things that make me smile! Above is a little gift from my friend Rhonda. I love little things! and you can never have too many note pads when you're a list maker like me :). Thank you Rhonda, you are so sweet!

Below is a favorite book of mine, Vintage Vavoom, It's such a beautiful read and filled with fabulous ideas too! Perfect for a Sunday like today...

~ Such pretty Random things inside ~

Filled with beautiful images like these!

~ I adore this Bench ~

The images are all so pretty and cozy! I love collecting vintage milk bottles too!

This one makes me want to reorganize all my kitchen shelves!

If you don't already have this book, go get a copy, you will be so happy you did :)! Now for some more Random things in my own Cottage. Sweet little demitasse cups , perfect for espresso!

~ Little Milk Pitchers ~

~ My favorite Sugar holder ~

~ Little Dutch shoes ~

~ Vintage Tupperware ~

This little cut out from a Susan Branch calender helps me know how much to use when I'm hosting a big party. If the party is a 1/4 of this amount, I just 1/4 it all.... It lives on my Fridge !

Well Ladies, it's time to go cook up some Dinner now. An early St. Patty's Day with relatives! Oh I just love Corned Beef!!

And, I love cooking! I'll save you all some! { Smiles }

I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead and enjoy a beautiful St. Patty's Day too!!

I had a little Random act of Irish Luck Today! My Snow drops appeared , Oh that makes me so happy!
Happy St. Patricks Day !! May yours be filled with much love and good luck!
Warm wishes and many Thanks for all your comments and visits! I am looking forward to visiting you all this week too!!


~ Cynthia ~


Dawn Gahan said...

Love this post! Chock full of pretty images and inspiration. (And a reminder that I need to pick up corned beef and cabbage to make tomorrow!)


Sue said...

Hey gal-
It was so nice to find your new post after getting home from church. I love the wallpaper behind your sweet little cups! The wallies I am putting in my kitchen this weekend would match it really well. I have never seen a list like your party list, how clever! It is so cute on the vintage frig paper. Thanks for sharing all the pretties!
Blessings- LillySue

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

my little snowdrops have done bloomed and are gone now..wish they would last longer..they were one of my first signs of primroses are the the photos you have shared..enjoy your St. Paddys day dinner...;)

C. C. said...

Thank you for sharing that nice book with us. I LOVE books with pretty pictures!

I hope you have a really nice day!

C. C.

Barb said...

Cynthia, such a happy post...thank you.

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you also!


cherry said...

OHHH I love your random post! Those are my fave type...all the little things displayed so sweetly. I must get that book....did you get it on Amazon? Love your little flowers peeking their heads up. It has been snowing here ALL day. Please old man winter stop. XoXo, cherry

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love your post of random things. It is those things that make us so happy in our homes!

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Cynthia,

I always enjoy visiting your blog - everything is so cheerful and pretty. Looks like Spring is just around the corner and will be here before we know it!
Have a lovely week,

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Your cottage is filled with so many wonderful things!

I have Vintage Vavoom and I love it. One of my mosaic pieces was auctioned off at the launch party for the book. I had been invited to attend, but it was in California and I am in I send a mosaic lamp in my place....

Tracy said...

Cynthia, I don't know if I've ever had corned beef?
Your snow drops are so pretty!
Have a great week!

Unknown said...

Hi Cynthia! What a wonderful idea for a post! Your sugar jar is so pretty! Vintage Vavoom is my favorite book :) I look at it over and over :)

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

Beautiful pictures! That book looks like it is full of inspiration and eye candy. We spent a lazy Sunday here and I'm catching up on my blogging. Tomorrow the craziness begins again...but for today it was nice and calm. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always love to read your posts over and over! So many things I am interested in! I have some old milk bottles and two of the carriers. They are some of my favorite things! One spring I put daffodils in all the bottles but the strong scent was bothering me so I set them on the back porch and to my horror the next morning they had frozen and every bottle was broken! I cried! But my sister found some where she lives in Arkansas and sent them to me. I'm more careful now! Thanks for all the beauty you bring to my world!

Kris said...

Lovely post. I haven't purchased Vintage Vavoom, but it's on my list. I love your cups, how cute and the snowdrops are beautiful.

Have a happy day


A Southern Rose said...

Hi Cynthia,
I have that book and I just love it. It is filled with so many pretty things! We took some pictures of snow drops the other day. I think that they are so pretty. My friend Stevie has a blog also (thanks to me!) LOL ,and I think that he gonna post about them soon. You will have to go and check his blog out sometimes. I think he is posting about different flowers that he has taken picturs of on Wednesday. Hope you have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Lee Laurie

Luthien Thye said...

just dropped by to say "hi" :))) what pretty pictures :)) and snowdrops are just so sweet and pure... i love spring flowers, use to look forward to them when i was studying in england.. the accommodation i rented had a little wasteland behind and each spring, spring flowers will bloom ... ah... nostalgia...

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Cynthia, I haven't commented in a while, but I'm still loving your blog! Vintage Vavoom looks like a great book! Kristen

Unknown said...

I love Random Things! Thats where the inspiration is!


Just a little something from Judy said...

Visiting your blog this morning was the best way to start out my week. So creatively done! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you, too!

OH MY #6 said...

It all made my smile but the vintage Tupperware is too funny.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Anonymous said...

Cynthia, Thoroughly enjoyed the tour!
It's always a pleasure to see all of the sweet things you surround yourself with. It's easy to see that you're a happy person and that you enjoy spreading it around. :-)

Monica said...

All is always so beautiful over here!
You made me feel good..Thank you!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cynthia,

I enjoy visiting your blog and have added you to my favorites.

Have a wonderful day,

Mimi Sue said...

I love this book too. Gorgeous picture to inspire us all. Mimi

Amy said...

Hi Cynthia,
I will have to get Vintage Vavoom. I have heard so many nice things about that book, and your pictures from the book looked so lovely. Loved seeing all your little treasures around the house. They really make a house a home..Happy St. Pats Day to you too. Enjoy! Amy :)

Elyse said...

hi cynthia,

i love corned beef in cabbage. my husband and sons are big meat eaters so i'll have to get some "on the outside" one of these days. LOL yum!

i love all of your random things. we both love motifs of small images, don't we?

vintage vavoom looks amazing. i haven't been able to find it. i know it's by the editors of romantic homes. no wonder it's amazing!

thanks for sharing!


Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Lots of pretties to see today. The milk bottle that you pictured today is from a dairy that is very close to where I grew up. We still get our milk, chocolate milk and egg nog from there. It is the absolute best ever !!! It's the way milk is supposed to taste! Yum.
Happy St. Pat's to you too!

Heartfelt living said...

Hello Sweet friend,
I just loved your random theme blog! So cheerful and full of fun ideas. I have been admiring all your country inspired kitchen items. Where do you find the milk bottles? I would love to get a few of them.
Oh and Snow Drops...they are just the sweetest flowers!
Happy St. Patrick Day

Virginia said...

Hi Cynthia,
I have that book and I just love it and I love your blog too. All is always so beautiful and cheerful.
Happy St. Pat's to you too!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Happy St. Patricks Day. I've always wanted that book, but have not yet gotten it! Love everything.

Orchardviewcottage said...

Just wanted to let you know what a treat your blog is.... I check in every day and just enjoy your posts so much!! Thanks!!

Linda said...

Your blog is awesome, I couldn't break away. I'm adding you to my Awesome blog list that I follow and read. I love the pictures, and will be looking forward to your next post. Thanks again - you're one talented lady!
Blessings from Linda @ Kindlelight Blessings

Lori said...

Hi Cynthia!
Love Vintage Vavoom! I was so determined to do a centerpiece like the one you posted with hydrangeas and red roses last June for my sons party! I went everywheres and couldn't find the hydranges. So I finally found the greenish white and painted on the blue shade. Came out great. Have a slendid week! Strawberry butter looked so yummy! Lori

Miss Janice said...

This is what I love about your blog...I always find something that inspires me "that I can actually do." I'm off right now to place a gingham ribbon bookmark on my cookbook in the kitchen! Thanks!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Isn't it fun to flip through a book and find great inspirations? I love your transferware pitchers and that sugar bowl IS mighty sweet.


Victoria Lynn said...

Vintage Vavoom looks like a wonderful book, the photos look so pretty. But I must admit your photos of your home look like they came right out of the book, so pretty! Blessings, Victoria Lynn

Sheila said...

you have some lovely items. i really like the creamer and sugar dishes. they are absolutely superb