Friday, June 10, 2011

~ Summer decorating - Mini style ~

Happy Summer friends! (well it's almost official ) Here in my house Summer begins when the kids are done with school and the temperatures get scorching, and when all the sights and scents of it all surround me... I've taken that love of Summer and poured it into a new Miniature I completed this week. I'll take you on a little photo tour of it through different back drops taken from Victoria magazine and Romantic Homes. Hopefully you'll get some decorating ideas for your big girl home too :) or get inspired with a table-scape or setting your own Summer scene somewhere. After years of styling and designing homes , I'm always so happy to bring that experience to my Miniatures and as you probably already know , I even love doing it more in "small" :)

This table is titled "Summer Daydreams"..... so lets pretend a little....

Here's the table all set up on our cottage porch :) {backdrops from Victoria and Romantic Homes}



Set in a sweet little living room, all ready for company.....Come on in and relax and have a dessert and a cool drink.... :) There's fruit infused sparkling water, pink lemonade, peach sugar pie bake, cherry muffins, carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting , strawberry vanilla cake, and lots of other little goodies waiting :)





Or I can set it all up outside and we can relax and have a beautiful lunch in the summer fields :) Picnic style...




Or maybe by the lake?



Or .... On the deck :) whichever your fancy, I'll have your sweets and yummys waiting.... :)

I love using small flags , country cottage accents, and chippy vintage accessories to decorate , they just add such an inviting and welcoming feel!




I'd love to have a porch with white clapboard siding too...my favorite for sure!



I'd love to have each and every one of you over for a bloggerette luncheon!!....but for now, it's a virtual one ..... and I hope you enjoyed your stay :)


Come by anytime! :)

Happy Summer everyone!!


I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead and are enjoying all the sweets and delights of Summer!

Much love and thanks!

Cynthia xo

28 comments:

Susan Branch said...

Just love all your magical little things...I had tickets, but didn't quite make it, to the Kensington Dollhouse Festival in May in London. Can you imagine how wonderful that could be? I think you should be there next year! They would fall in love with your stuff. Your beautiful pancakes look just like the ones I made this morning! Thank you for coming to my blog! It's been "live" for about 3 hours now, and I can barely leave my computer because it feels like my birthday! Loved hearing from you Cynthia! xoxo

Patty said...

Cynthia, I love your style so much! This "summer" scene is wonderful and very inviting!!

miniacollection said...

What a delightful scene! I love it by the lake, it makes me dream...
It looks very yummy, I love the lemonade, especially the pink one.
Geneviève

Julie Wasson said...

you are so talented. I have always wanted a fabulous dollhouse.

rosanna said...

Oh, so lovely ! but you know what I love most ?? like Geneviève I love the pink lemonade !!! so sweet and cute. Have a nice day, Rosanna

Silvia said...

Carino il tuo post....
Non capisco bene la tua lingua,ma hai passato una bella giornata all' aria aperta beata te....Baci Silvia

Anonymous said...

Cynthia you know I just love your beauties! I am addicted to you lovelys. I am excited to be purchasing the newest. its absolutely adorable, and the chandelier is adorable as well. Thank you for all your wonderful talent.
Hugs
Kimberly

Kimberly said...

That was me that posted the last comment it didnt show my name but I know you know who this is:) however I will leave another one cause I truely am happy with all I purchase from you. All your minis are Beautiful, and they accent my kitchen very well. My poor Hubby just putts up wit it :) he sais what ever makes me happy works for him.
Thanks again,
Kimberly

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

I just want to move in to Summer Rose!!!!
Beautiful!
deb

JACK AND GEORGIE said...

Just lovely! We are having the coldest Winter in a very long time over here, so thank you for transporting to a dream of sunshine and summer goodness! Heavenly! Jacqueline xx

Diamond Pinx said...

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous things, I was actually biting my lip looking at your photos and reading your blog
WOW! :) X

Jackie said...

What beautiful pictures, I've loved looking at them, Jackie

Just a little something from Judy said...

Amazing!!! I forget just how much beauty and art I find when I visit your blog. Really, I find this all so impressive! What an art form it all is and so uniquely done. I was at a dinner party recently and one of the men at the party was talking on and on about your blog. His wife had shown it to him earlier in the day and he could not believe it was actually miniatures. You would have been so honored if you would have heard him talking. Thank you for taking time to share your gifts and skills with us in blogland.

Cinderella Moments said...

That looks so refreshing! It's wonderful!
hugs,
Caroline

NanaDiana said...

Cynthia-What always gets me is how real it all looks...like I could shrink down and just walk right in...somedays I wish I could! Love this post...you are SOOOO talented! xo Diana

Belén. said...

You should hear "how wonderful your miniatures are" all the time, but it's impossible to came to your blog and not say that! You're a great artist and I love all of your miniatures!
Bless :)
Belen ♥

Cottage Rose said...

OH I wish I shrink myself down,,, and play there,,,, it is so beautiful,,, love it all.... you are so talented... they look so real...

have a great week

Hugs;
Alaura

sylvie said...

this blog is so fabulous !!!! i Like it, so beautiful !
bravo et à bientôt
Sylvie FRANCE

Piikko said...

Beautiful scenes! So sweet and cute:)
Greetings, piikko

Plushpussycat said...

Every picture is lovely! The scene is set to perfection!
Jennifer

Cass @ That Old House said...

Such sweet summer scenes!
Lovely -- Cass

Beverl @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Oh Cynthia! Your miniature summer table looks so sweet. It is impossible to tell it is not a big girl size. I loved that you got a comment from Susan Branch. The way you did the backdrops looked so realistic. It was fun seeing your table in so many different settings.

tales from an oc cottage said...

AWESOME!!!!!!! ;}

m ^..^

shared exchange hosting said...

Lovely!

Marina said...

BELLISSIMO....BRAVISSIMA!!!!!Resto veramente senza parole ...complimenti !!! Marina

camp and cottage living said...

I honestly thought I was seeing a your sunporch. You do such a great job with your minitures it's hard to distinquish them from the real thing. Just lovely. I'll stay tunes in to see what's next!

Cheryl Miller said...

Sooo amazing! I absolutely love your work!--cheryl

HOPE said...

So Delightful!!!

Thank you for sharing these precious treasures you make!!

I too want to shrink and visit!!!

Blessings!
HOPE