Thursday, January 20, 2011

~ My first miniature give-away ~

This is my first "Miniature" give-away!

I've done many big -girl give-away's and figured it's a perfect time to do a mini one now! As always , it's my way to Thank all of you for being such wonderful friends and followers!

Even though it seems miniatures have taken over my blog somewhat, I'm still itching to do many posts on my usual design inspirations and before and afters and posts on my Cottage home life too. But yes, miniatures are for now , the nicest way to get through the winter here in snowy NY. The fun thing about doing them is, I can use such pretty spring colors and live vicariously through the scene's I create. So I've decided to create a little vignette and give it away as "hope for spring" package :)

My Miniature give-away includes the miniatures above.... A beautiful granny apple green mini Le Creuset dutch oven {which doesn't open, sorry, I wish it did too :), it's actually a refrigerator magnet} , A pink depression glass mini plate with pretty lace edging, a Jadeite copy candlestick, A small bakery island hand-painted with pink roses and vines ( a little smaller than 1" scale because I believe this is meant to be a "kneading table" and lower in height ) A beautiful pink and white pottery bowl, ( just like a Pyrex ), a pretty pink striped napkin, a spring green polka dot plate topped with a vanilla cupcake and rose, a sweet little sugar bowl with cherries, and last but not least , a cupcake blackboard sign :)

Btw, you don't have to have a dollhouse or room box to enjoy Miniatures! I think they make wonderful little pieces of art and a great conversation pieces anywhere in your home. I took this picture below to show you how I sometimes display my own miniatures.....

Here are some up-close photos of the table and items...


A yummy vanilla butter-cream cupcake, just for you :)


And this is an up-close shot of the pretty detail in this miniature Le Creuset...so cute , huh?!


And now ,on to the easy rules...Just leave me a comment and you're entered. I'm going for the simple one this time, no fuss, no work :)

I'll draw a name on January 29th and close out the give-away at 9am ( Eastern time ) on that day...

That's it, simple and sweet :)

I hope you are all having a wonderful week! It's another snow day here today and really pretty and sunny too... the snow is sparkling :) If we "have" to have so much snow, lol, then it might as well sparkle!!

Here's a bit of cake to leave you with , perfect for the hips :)

Have a great weekend everyone and thank you for being such sweet friends!!

Love,

Cynthia xo

140 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh Cynthia!
It is so adorable! I'd be thrilled to win!

Ana said...

Oh¡¡¡ es todo precioso¡¡¡Me gustaria participar¡¡¡

Kimmi Lou Miniatures said...

I really enjoy your blog! So pretty! Count me in on your beautiful give-a-way! Have a warm day, hopefully doing something you love! Blessings, Kim

Lisa Summerhays said...

I love your miniature posts! That mini cake looks delicious tooo. So thoughtful of you. :) Perfect for the hips.

Claudia said...

I'd love to be entered - I can see these pretties in my dollhouse kitchen!

stefanie said...

oh, its just beautiful, I love it!!!! please enter me, that matches my kitchen perfectly!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I SO love miniatures!! I have collected "small" things since I was a little girl! This is gorgeous and I would so love it if you entered me!

Lou Cinda :)

Vintage Girl said...

Could that be any more adorable!! I love it so much, the colours are so pretty! I'm known for my cupcake making around here and have a liking to anything cupcake! Your blog...I just love coming to visit, it's so welcoming and cozy. Have a beautiful day!! Heather

Emma said...

Oh they are just amazing, so pretty! I would love to be entered please :)

Janet said...

Your miniatures are the sweetest ever! My daughter and I are redoing her old dollhouse and they would look so nice in it!
Blessings,
Janet

miniacollection said...

What a delightful giveaway! Please, count on me.
Everything is gorgeous as all your miniatures always are.
Geneviève

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

What a beautiful giveaway. Everything is just so cute. I would love for you to enter me. Love your blog.
Hugs,
Linda

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog, it is always filled with great ideas, projects and sunny filled photos.

Your miniature work is so creative, and I indulge often.

Thank you for bringin smiles to all our faces.

Athena~~

kelli said...

What a cute giveaway! I love your blog and always look forward to new posts.

Tracy said...

Cynthia, your miniatures are so sweet! I would love to win this sweet set. :)

Hello Mary Lou said...

I just found your blog and love it! I just added you to my Google Reader. I would be thrilled to win the giveaway!

TINK-SONIA said...

Hi Cynthia,thank for this oportunity,I would love to participate in your lovely giveaway.I adore your minis.I invite you to participate in my giveaway of litlle plants.Mini regards.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, Cynthia, how adorable is this!?!?! I'd love to be entered for a chance to win! My granddaughter moved 2 years ago and just let me have her dollhouse and this would be sooo perfect in the kitchen!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Contrastes-Rosa Mª said...

¡Es una maravilla! Me encantaría participar. Gracias
Rosa

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your fine blog full of good taste and inspiration, and for sharing your ideas with all of us.
Un abrazo desde España.
Eva

A Little More Minis said...

Hi Cynthia,

You are very talented! I love your minis.
Please count me in for your beautiful give away?

Warm hugs,
Jollie

Erin said...

Adorable. Please enter me.

Linda said...
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Linda said...

Ohhhh, I would love to win this. So sweet!
Blessings, Linda from WV

Adrienne said...

Oh my -just love it. I am trying to start a collection for my daughter. She is 5 and the only girl out of 6 children. I am pregnant with number 7 and she is wishing for a sister! Your minitures are amazing.

Blessings,
Adrienne

Caroline said...

Cynthia...I love watching for your minis. All of the items in the giveaway are so pretty...perfect for mine or my daughter's dollhouse! She has one and mine is waiting (in the box) to be built.

Raffaella said...

What a lovely giveaway... From Italy I'm here! And I hope to win!

Pearl said...

Oh I would love to win one of your minitures I have been drooling over them for a couple of years. I've always wanted to start a miniture victorian house and this would be great incentive to get started. Super giveaway and generous, please count me in. Thanks, Pearl

~Tonja~ said...

Oh that is so adorable....would love to win one miniatures...
Thanks
Tonja

NanaDiana said...

Oh sign me up about 100 times. We are getting ready to re-hab my daughters' doll house for her daughters. The doll house was made by my brother-in-law and is an exact replica of his grandmother's house (my granddaughters great-great grandmother). It was torn down to make way for an addition at the hospital where I work. These miniatures would be perfect! hugs-Diana

Littlebearpaws said...

What a cute table. I would love to join the give-away. Thank you!!!
Cindy

Dolly said...

I have always wanted a dollhouse!

I would love to win your sweet little give away!

Smiles,
Dolly

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet! My little miniature dollies would LOVE this! I have a doll house, too and I'm always trying to find the inspiration to work on it! Thanks! ♥♥♥

Benita said...

Oh Cyn ~ I would just love to win one of your mini's !! They are all so adorable, I don't know how you have the patience you do to put every little detail on them !! You are so talented ~ thanks for being such a sweetheart : )
luvs~n~hugs
Benita

Lataina said...

Wow, Cynthia this is adorable! I probably can't enter your giveaway b/c I don't have a blog, but I just wanted to comment on how cute it all is. =) I don't know where you get those Le Creuset magnets, but they are simply fantastic! Your minis are always so pretty! =)

aimee said...

i love your adorable miniatures! i'm so excited you are having a giveaway! so sweet :)
blessings,
aimee

Jeanne said...

Just love your miniatures. If I win it goes to my mom!
Thanks,
Jeannie
juanakmcd@aol.com

birco said...

Dear Cynthia, thank you for sharing these wonderful pieces of art. All of your miniatures look amazing. Please count me in for your give-away. I have already arranged their place in my kitchen :) Kisses

Jojo said...

Oh Cynthia, I don't have a doll house but I simply adore tiny things and these pieces are beautiful!!!

Do you have a miniature pie? If so, please consider linking up to my pie party for National Pie Day tomorrow!! It would be so much fun to have a miniature in the mix.

Corners of My Life said...

How amazing it would be to win these cute little pieces!

Anonymous said...

That is sooooooooooooo adorable! I hope to be so lucky. May

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your sweet little minitures are little treasures and I would Love to win one of your treasures!
Thank you for having this giveaway!
Warmly,
deb

It's very cold here...in the minus range...

Suzy Wheeler said...

I just discovered you today and I love love love your site. Winning would definitely be the icing on the cupcake.
Thanks!

Biljana said...

I love your miniatures, so cute and pretty:-)
Hugs, Biljana

malu2 said...

Cynthia,gracías por tú sorteo,que
preciosidades,me gustaría participar.
Besos.

Rosa-kreattiva said...

wow!!! sono delle creazioni fantastiche, sarei felice di essere magari io la vincitrice ti ho conosciuta per caso e ne sono felice ;-)
Thanks for a chance to win your yummy blog candy!
i am new follower, public slidebar http://blogcandymania.blogspot.com/
hugs rosa
goccedioceano2000(at)libero(dot)it
blog creative: http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/

Flor said...

¡Por Dios Cynthia!!! Que regalos mas ,pero mas hermosos!!! Me encantaría participar ( ;
Ya me siento ganadora por que encontré este lugar donde har tantas preciosidades!!¡Felicidades!!!
Ahora lo pongo en mí blog ( ;
Un abrazo
Flor

latrapallada said...

hola, me gustaria participar, gracias

rosanna said...

I'm so glad I found you blog. Your minis are lovely. Thank you for this chance. Rosanna

Marian said...

¡¡¡It's wonderful!!!
I hope to join in your giveaway. Thanks.
Kiss

Whipped Up said...

I would just love to win this for my Mom. She would be soooo excited to add this to her collection. She is redesigning one of her doll houses so it is more Shabby Chic and this would be a wonderful addition. Thanks for doing a giveaway. - Amy

ANTONIA said...

Hola Cynthia ,me encantaria participar en tu sorteo ,,,,besoss

Lainie said...

Your giveaway is adorable! I'd love to win it for my little dollhouse!
Hugs,
Lainie

Britt said...

I want to be in your lovely giveaway
Britt

Nikki said...

Your so talented those look so real I would love to win these they'd be the prefect present fo my niece she just getting into this and she'd freak out to see these
thanks for the chance
hugs Nikki C

GeMa said...

Que maravilla!!!me encantaria participar en tu sorteo. Besos

Patty said...

Cynthia, I would love to participate in your wonderful giveaway!

Linda said...

ooooooooooooooo fabulous work!!! please count me in!!! :D Linda x

jackie said...

so sweet and adorable! thank you for the opportunity to win!

jackie
dixiespell@aol.com

Soffy said...

It's a lovely giveway ! I am a new follower ! all is so delightful ! hug from Paris

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

How fun! The dutch oven looks just like my beautiful apple green Martha Stewart one. I love it. Thanks for this opportunity.

Carmen said...

Estoy emocionada al encontrar su blog. No lo conocia. Y me encanta¡¡¡¡
Gracias por hacernos participes de su regalo. Abrazos.

Teruka said...

Your miniatures are so ute!!
please count me in Thanksssss

Rosabears said...

What a great!!!! give-away.
Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Marja

by Sonya Rotella said...

Hi Cynthia,
I'm new follower!Your blog is really Fantastic!I'm very happy to have find you!Please let me enter in this fantastic Give away!I announce it on my blog!
Love
Sonya

ebru said...

Hello I would love to have one of your lovely miniatures. Thanks for the giveaway. Ebru

sharonavinger said...

Yes! I'm working on a dollhouse right now and it is empty of furnishings. I'd love to win! Thank you, Cynthia,

sharonavinger said...

Whoops! I don't have a blog but here is my email:

mavinger@sc.rr.com

M Carmen Casanova said...

Oh!!! que bien haber encontrado su blog. Es dulce y precioso. Me encantará participar en el sorteo de esa preciosa miniatura. Que disfrutes del blanco NY. Besos.

María José- islabcn said...

Estoy encantada!. Acabo de conocer tu blog y es !!!!precioso!!!!. Tan dulce... Me he hecho seguidora tuya para no perder detalles de tu trabajo. Me encantaría participar en tu sorteo. Besos

Flora said...

Dear Cynthia, thanks to this give away, I found the link to your wonderful blog, so I'm already happy ...
But if I win, I would certainly much happier :-)
I will follow with pleasure :-)
Mini hugs, Flora

paperina said...

Me encantaria poder participar en tu sorteo . Tienes unas cosas maravillosas . Congratulations
rosa@lalbert.com

Pity said...

Quiero participar, es precioso!!! Gracias

Angela said...

Hello Cynthia,
I just discovered your beautiful blog and followed you ... I offer my most sincere congratulations for the beautiful things you create ...
I also gladly participate in your giveaway ... I hope to be lucky ...
although the snow creates a lot of inconvenience has its charm ...
a big hug
Angelina

Pilar Jabon said...

Oh! Todo es una maravilla. Me encantaría participar en este sorteo. Gracias

Chocolate Rose said...

Complimenti per il BLOG...
PARTECIPO anche io.

Un Bacione.
Rosa

Eva said...

¡Precioso blog y precioso regalo!. Me gustaria participar en tu sorteo. Un saludo, Eva

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Those are so sweet. They'd look lovely in my grown-up daughter's doll house (which happens to be in my house right now).

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

Hiya Cyn! Oh, what a lovely giveaway...I would love to win those pretty little lovelies!! Happy Sunday to you. :)

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Thanks for offering this "sweet" mini giveaway, Cynthia. Now that we have moved into our RV. Mini Vignettes are all I have room for.
Love yours.

lluna said...

Es un sorteo fantástico!!! Me gustaria participar!!! Saludos. Olga.
http://elpetitmondelalluna.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Very nice, acabo de conocer tu blog y voy a seguirte a partir de hoy, gracias por el sorteo, espero tener suerte. Un beso, Laura

Gathering Goodies said...

I love your giveaway...one of the best I have seen. Please enter me..I am on my way to see your shop. Sue Mc

Fabiola said...

Your miniatures are very very nice. I'm a new follower. I like your giveaway, please, count me in.
Fabiola - Italy
http://fabiolamiominimondo.blogspot.com

Pauline said...

Lovely prize, Cynthia. I'm thinking of having a give-away too but haven't decided yet :o)
Blessings

tpott said...

Hi, THis is my first time on your blog. I'm not sure how I got here, but I'm glad I am. Your minatures are beautiful! They brought me back in time to when I was a young girl a neighbor of ours gave me a minature diningroom set made of walnut (I think), my father then made me a doll house. I spent hours decorating that house, and playing with all the funiture. Thanks for bringing back a piece of my younger years this morning. ;>

Rosella said...

Ohh!!! It's a beautiful giveaway!!!
Thanks for this opportunity! I would love to be entered please. I put it on my blog
mini hugs

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Cynthia! Oh my ~ this is beyond precious!!! You are so very talented. I would love, love, love a chance to win this give~away. I have a new dollhouse which I will enjoy decorating, but I agree with you that miniatures can be used anywhere!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How absolutely adorable! Thanks for such a sweet giveaway :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Arantxa said...

Hi!!

I'm new in your blog,i like so much all.

Please count with me for your give away.

Thank you so much

Terry said...

I can't believe how cute your miniatures are! How can something so small be so real like! Love it! I've got just the place for it! You're so very talented!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog!! You are so talented! I love your work and would like to be entered into your draw please! Enjoy your evening!!
Susan
mystica_rose@hotmail.com

Lorrie Simons said...

Cynthia, I just found your blog tonight while doing a little blog hopping and I love it! I will definitely be back to see more! All of your miniatures are precious. I can't wait to get to working on my dollhouse again!
Lorrie

Susi said...

El regalo es bonito,muy bonito y sobre todo muy generoso, me voy a perder un rato mirando tu blog, me encanta, espero tener suerte y poder ganarlo, cruzo los dedos, muchos besos

Susi said...

Soy la seguidora 1000 ohhhhhhh, eso creo q es un buen presagio, enhorabuena por tan gran exito en tu blog, muchos besos.

Yayin said...

Hola Cynthia,me gustaria participar en el sorteo.No conocia tu blog y me alegro mucho de haber llegado hasta el,soy la seguidora 1001,espero que me de suerte.Tienes unos trabajos preciosos,felicidades.
Besos - Rosa

Marcia W. said...

Your minature vignette is adorable. Would enjoy looking at this each day. Thanks for the giveaway.

suz said...

I have been enormously impressed by your miniatures and did think I'd pass on commenting to win until I saw the pink depression glass plate! I have a small collection of pink depression glass (Miss America, I think the pattern is called) that I love. This would look so pretty with it!

Cottage Kitty Miniatures by Julie Lawton said...

A lovely give away. I adore pink and green :) Each little item is gorgeous.....love it ...love it ...LOVE IT Beautiful as all your work is. Warmest regards x Julie

Nancy said...

Hello Cynthia, comment nr 100 haha
I'm a new follower and I would love to join this lovely and tasteful giveaway :)
I'll place the link on my blog.
Gr. Nancy

Valentina said...

Dear Cynthia,

Your giveaway is absolutely fabulous and so cute. I would love to join! I posted a link to your giveaway on my blog.

Sweet regards, Valentina

Kaisa Miltonia said...

Hi, Your minis are stunning! I would love to participate to your giveaway.

Andrea Thieck Miniatures said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I'd love to win it and I'm happy, I found your blog via poppenhuishobby2. It's a great blog! Andrea

Sharyn said...

I just started collecting miniatures, and with reading your blog I am hopelessly into *another* collection! ;-) Thank you, Cynthia, for your generosity!

Sharyn R

Mandy said...

Hi Cynthia, I would love to be entered in your giveaway - gorgeous set! thankyou!

kibbygirl said...

I absolutely love your blog and your style.. and your giveaway is incredible! I would be over the moon if I won. I am glad I found your blog.

an encourager said...

My hands are clapping in glee over that darling set. So petite and pretty. Love the fun of it... and the chance to win. Thank YOU! :)

Marta said...

Es todo precioso y tu blog es realmente una maravilla ¡¡ Me gustaría mucho participar en el sorteo.
Besos ¡¡¡¡

Busy As Can Be said...

Those have to be the cutest ever! You always have the cutest things on your blog. And I have the perfect place to put them....hint..hint...

thechattymommy said...

These are adorable.
I just love them

craftyles said...

Your givaway is wonderful. Please include me-I'd love to win-that stuff would go perfect in my little sweet shoppe!

ines paiva raposo said...

Cynthia, adoro o teu trabalho, não conhecia pois sou nova aqui. Gostava muito de participar no sorteio.
Deixo aqui o meu blog para se quiseres ver.
www.liliputthings.blogspot.com
beijinho
obrigada

Hopblogger said...

So cute, one of my tenants needs some yummy stuff! Please include me in your giveaway. I would love to show it off.

Eva - tatalamaru said...

Unas miniaturas preciosas, me encantaría participar en el sorteo.
Qué bonita debe de estar New York toda nevada.
Feliz fin de semana a ti también.
Besos

Eva said...

OMG! What a wonderful miniature stuff!! I would like to participate...and I have discovered your Etsy shop :) I have hearted you.

tonyina said...

Una manera preciosa de pasar los días, me gustan sus miniaturas !!!!

ESTEFANIA said...

Acabo de encontrar tu blog y me he quedado enamorada de tus trabajos. Son preciosos!! me encantaría participar en tu sorteo si no es muy tarde ya. Un beso.

Madeleine said...

Hi Cynthia, what a lovely blog. Your "hope for spring" table is gorgeous. I´m a new follower and would love to participate on your giveaway. I´ll put a link on my blog that you are welcome to visit/Madeleine, Sweden, litendrom.blogspot.com

Karla said...

I love this! What a generous giveaway. I adore that you've chosen 3 of my favorite books that I own! So cute.

Isabel (morgana135) said...

Hola, no conocia tu blog y me ha gustado mucho, me gustaria participar en tu sorteo, ahora lo pongo en mi blog, gracias, besos.

Marver said...

hola me encantaria participar en tu sorteo tu regalo es precioso, felicidades

carol's clay.handiwork said...

your miniatures are wonderful!

Carmen said...

Es precioso, estaria encantada en poder participar en un regalo suyo. Muchas gracias. Y un cordial saludo. Carmen

NINNA said...

No conocia tu blog tienes unas minis preciosas, gracias por el sorteo.
Saludos.
Ninna

Pilar said...

es precioso

kittyred said...

I also have that Sweet Home Tea Canister. You have such a pretty blog.

Pollicina said...

All of the items in the giveaway are so pretty...
I would like to participate...
Thank you! :)

Las manos de Sca by Virginia Isabel said...

No conocia tu blog y justo te encuentro el dia antes del sorteo. encantada de conocerte.
Me encantaria participar...
Feliz fin de semana.
besujis!!!!

rose cat cottage said...

Great idea to start this year with a give-away with such beautiful things to win... Thanks for your blog I discovered it a few weeks ago and I did not have the time to read all the old posts; your blog is full of inspiration for making minis. I would like to participate as well (1st time). Enjoy your week-end, Doei, Claude

French Gifts said...

Wow, wonderful. Great idea to start anything. thanks Cynthia. Water is coming in my mouth when I am seeing all these. Awesome work. Thanks for the collection.

French Gifts | Tea Towels

Maria Jose said...

Please count me in !!!

My life, My dreams said...

Love your blog!

auzilio said...

Uff llego por los peloss,pero me gustaria participar,siempre me han gustado tus minis con ese colorido tan bello,felicidades,Auxi.

Ani said...

Todavía me puedo apuntar, verdad? me encanta!! gracias..

CIBELES said...

Tambien llego por los pelos¡¡¡¡ espero poder entrar aun en el sorteo. Un beso y Felicidades

Lara said...

Hi Cynthia, I love your giveaway. I have just started following you. Would you please count me in for your giveaway.

Kathyb said...

Your blog is just beautiful! I would love to have everything in full size too!!! I am going to visit your etsy shop next.

Liberty Biberty said...

Hello Cynthia!
I'm very happy to have stopped by your pretty blog! I'll be back with a cup of tea for a good look around when the kids are back at school.
Beautiful giveaway!
Mercedes

Gemma said...

Hola! Me gustaria participar en tu sorteo. Es muy bonito todo lo que haces.

maria said...

Please coent me in if it's possible.
Your blog is very nice and your miniatures fantastic.