Hi girls! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I'm thinking "Baking" :) But the only thing that gets in the way of writing out my menu and idea planning is my brain is on over load with ideas for making miniatures instead. Every time I see a beautiful table setting or a delicious treat to make, I think: " Hmmm, now how would I do that in miniature?". I think that means I'm letting my bliss take over ;) But that's ok , because this Thanksgiving is the first one I've had with my Mom in so many years, and also the first one that I cannot see or talk to my dear Father and laugh with him and share that day since he passed away. So I'm allowing myself some time to really enjoy this new passion. I'll be taking a few days away from the miniatures to completely immerse myself in the planning of Thanksgiving though, after all, I have reason to feel blessed to have my Mom so close. Plus my Mom is loving the miniatures too and she can rearrange the dollhouse while I cook, instead of re-designing my table setting filled with her Royal Albert china "the way she did it" :)
I think when you follow your bliss, things that you love , just keep popping up, is that the Law of attraction? I think so. I am always searching out ideas for my projects and when I Googled "Bakery style kitchens" , that picture above came up. It's the kitchen from the movie "It's Complicated" with Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep. I loved that movie, and the set was to die for pretty. I've always loved my kitchen, but like most people, I want a few more details that truly would make it my style. Which I think more and more is becoming something I want to call " Bakery Style". I love farmhouse style, cottage style , shabby chic style, etc. But when I mush them all together, I like the word Bakery Style best.... I need to infuse my kitchen with a bit more of it, soon :) If I had to add tags to what Bakery Style would be to me, I'd say that the kitchen above is a good start. But for me, I'd add sweet pastel colors and be done. Then to my own kitchen, I'd collect an entire hutch of Cake stands, add Marble counter tops, some white subway tile, and ice cream parlor iron stools somewhere with ruffled cushions, and be done :)
So here's the start of an idea, a little tour of what says Bakery Style to me in my big girl kitchen and some miniature making too...
A sweet as sugar Cake Stand... Don't you love the dripping lace? This can be found at Fancy Flours.com. I love the site for ideas on miniatures, but fell in love with this for me :)
Then last night when I was "playing" with my miniature hutches, I put together this vignette with some items from my shop. I think I need soft pastel prints in back of my own big hutches, because I'm liking this. I have to say, I admire rustic bakery style too, but then I'd have to have 2 homes and that's not happening. :)
Years ago I bought my first item that I would call " Bakery Style" for my own kitchen, and thinking back, that's probably where the obsession with pastels and sweets really began for my kitchen. It was Jenny from Every day is a Holiday and her beautiful shop that sparked my first interest in it. This sign below is a classic to me, simple and vintage and sweet of course.
My girlfriends know how much I love this look and cupcakes too :) Below was a Birthday gift from one of my best girlfriends Amy, she so knows what I love , Thank you Amy! And it fits perfect in this nook and right at home above my blackboard!
These sweet cupcakes were also a gift from Amy last year, adding to my collection is something she does extremely well! She has such a way with "sweet things", but that's because her soul is just like that, she's honestly sweet as sugar , with enough spice to make her a best girlfriend too :)
Amy has the sweetest items in her own kitchen , including one heck of an awesome vintage sink and vintage styled cabinetry too. She doesn't have a blog, but omg, she should! Every time I go to her house and sit by the fireplace in her kitchen, I smack myself for forgetting my camera, but I promise I will share it soon. You have to see it , I have permission to share it's cottage look and will definitely do it in an upcoming post soon!
I ordered these ornaments below , again from Jenny's shop, and they stay out year round because I love them so. A vintage sifter and a cupcake...
More from Every day is a Holiday...
And again below , from Amy :) A yummy Birthday gift and a perfect way to add pink to my Thanksgiving desert table...
Ok this one below isn't about Cupcakes lol, but I adore Milk too, so Amy added this to go with the cupcake gift, perfect!
Bakery Style wouldn't be complete without the Aprons...my talented friend Jennifer made this apron for me awhile back and It's always been a favorite of mine ever since!
Well that's about as far as my Bakery style kitchen has come, but I can always do exactly what I want in miniature and it doesn't involve busting down walls yet, so for now, I'll stick with the mini's :) They've taken over my big girl kitchen anyway :) Here are just a few of the new items I've made for my Etsy...
I'm off to finish filling some hutches I've been working on for my shop. But I'll leave you with my new blog button, I hope you like it , the link is on the right hand side of my page up top if you'd like to exchange it for my old one. It fits the new look of my page a bit better and hopefully exudes a bit of Bliss and Bakery style too :)
Have a wonderful week ahead everyone! and Thank you as always for stopping in and being such sweet friends! I love you all!
Hugs and Blessings!
~ Cynthia ~