Tuesday, May 31, 2011

~ Shabby Chic Sweets ~

HI sweet friends! Whew, what a busy couple of weeks it's been. I had a lovely visit with my sister and her hubby for a week and now it's back to my routine , which I love too :) It's hotter than heck today, or at least in my little corner of the studio it is! Us north-easters were dying for Spring and I think it just went right into Summer, but that's ok, I'll live. Its better than the rain and cold :) I'm popping in for a quick hello and to share a few new minis I had been working on. They were inspired by the romantic shabby chic feel of my little cottage and my eternal desire to design things that I'd want designed for my big cottage too :) I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial day weekend!

This table was inspired by my look in Summer Rose, ( above and below ) but I also used the image in the print that comes with it to give me inspiration too....

During the week I worked on a tiny tray too, I adore this one because of it's soft pinks and sweet rose pattern . I also found a new varnish recipe that I love using on the wood , it gives the items a really pretty patina, it's hard to see in the pics, but it has a slight opaque look to it and yet a soft glow. I love experimenting in Miniature, I call myself a mad scientist when it comes to recipes lol, but that's half the fun when you get something just right :)

"Pretty in pink".... don't ya think? { me and corney = yep, guilty }

I had a few requests to make some more Summer Rose inspired trays like one I had made previously which had sold, so I did :) I liked the colors and items in this one below too... pale pink and pale blue, and sweets? My fav :)

Well that's it for today, I'm going back to the studio after this post and doing some more work on a few projects I've dreamed up , a little bit shabby and definitely romantic in style, I can't wait to show you! For now I'll leave you with a bit of sweet and savory...yummy butter horn pastries... calorie free :)

Have a wonderful day, I hope you're all enjoying summer breezes and pretty things!!

With friendship,

Cynthia xo


Anonymous said...

Such beautiful miniature things!! I can appreciate the work you do....
Yep..... summer sure did slam right into us Northeasterners!!
Have a Great Day!

Plushpussycat said...

Calorie-free until I go gorge on sweets after viewing all of your tasty items! ;-) LOL!

Victoria said...

I can't believe all the detail! They really do look real and good enough to eat! Love the little pink tray:)

Elyse said...

hi sweet cyn!

i am amazed by these tiny creations! the painted roses, the slices of cake, the shabby pink tray ... incredible!

happy creating & keep cool!


Pearl said...

I want to live in your miniture world!

Unknown said...

So beautiful!


Judy@cutest-little-things.blogspot.com said...

How pretty!


Unknown said...

so pretty and inspiring! When you move into the " life size " Summer Rose you'll have all the decorating all figured out! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!


miniacollection said...

A lovely scene, perfect cupcakes. I love the picture behind the table.

Michelle said...

Wow....your miniatures are SO, so amazing, Cynthia! I think they look more real than the real thing!


Flora said...

Dear sweet friend, thanks for other beautiful pics of your work: it's always a pleasure and lot of inspiration :-)
Mini hugs, Flora

Patrizia said...

E' tutto molto dolce......tenero.....caramelloso!!!!
E' bellissimo!!!
baci Patrizia

Maureen Stevens said...

the vignettes are so sweet and adorable! you are so talented!

Moniqie said...

Cynthia, beautiful things you, so your blog! All that I see are really lovely.

The Old Parsonage said...

How perfect and the details just make it so! I'd like a lifesize one too!

You are amazing!