Well I finally got my Etsy store started, and what a fun place it is in Etsy land! I was inspired by so many people who have such beautiful little shops , to finally start my own. Mind you , it's pretty small right now, but I plan on stocking the shelves with more Vintage pretties and handcrafted items this month. I had so much fun making things for people in the past and I think I've come up with a few ideas I hope you'll enjoy. I have access to so many vintage fabrics and antique finds, that I figured the best items for me to stock are the ones that combine them both :) I hope you enjoy! With the holidays behind us and Spring on it's way ( ok it's taking it's sweet time, lol ) I can focus on finding some craft time with much more ease.
The frame above is featured in the shop and has Vintage fabric and embellishments taken from vintage goods. It's white washed over a pretty silver colored frame. And it's perfectly happy sitting on a shelf reminding us each day to live life to the fullest. ( update: The items in this post are all sold , but more coming soon!)
The Frame below is covered in vintage 1950 inspired pink gingham. Then inside is a recipe from the 1950's Pillsbury Cookbook, complete with ingredients and the cooking method is featured on the back of the frame. I've also embellished it with vintage inspired decals and hand painted cherries. I plan on making these some of my featured items in the Etsy shop :) I picture a collection of them for someones kitchen shelves or they can be displayed alone too!
I have access to a lot of fabric and I've been collecting vintage cookbooks for a long time, so if you're looking for me these pre-Spring days, lol, I'm sitting in my studio pouring over cookbooks and getting inspired for new designs in-between doing Design consultations too! My head is over flowing with ideas ! :)
I've listed this 1920's Home Keeping manual too ( By Good Housekeeping ), it's a rare find, and once you sit down to read it, you'll feel a connection with the women of a long ago era, and what amazed me, is we really are not that much different today. Most of the ideas in the book still hold true today! But reading the authors thoughts and tips and daily schedules in the 1920's was a pure treat!
Here's a little peek inside :)
I have always adored Vintage Pyrex, so that will be something I'll keep on the lookout for too, I'd love to stock the shelves with the Vintage pinks, reds, and blues and creamy yellows. For now I have a few Pyrex items, and I'm hoping to find many more for anyone who has the same obsession as me :) The refrigerator containers below are in perfect like new condition and such a pretty color too! It's been so much fun starting the shop, properly named : Cynthia's Cottage Shop ( very original, lol, don't cha think? )and I hope it'll be a place you'll stop into often and find things you've been looking for! I've also put an Etsy widget on my side bar so you can find it easily too and see updates when they come in...
I want to Thank everyone who has stopped by here ( new friends and old! ) who have given me encouragement and such wonderful comments and thoughts! You all mean so much to me and I'm grateful for such a fantastic group of ladies and friends!
Wishing you a great week ahead and many blessings!
Love you all!
~ Cynthia ~ XO