Saturday, August 13, 2011

~ Bed & Breakfast Kitchen Hutch ~

No, I'm not away at some Bed & Breakfast, I'm just pretending I am : ) And as a Miniaturist , I do that a lot :) This is a charming little kitchen hutch I just finished this weekend. We've had the most beautiful weather here this week , ranging from the mid 70's to the low 80's and it's almost like a warm fall day every day. So I'm feeling cozy and cottagey these days :) I've loved every part of making this sweet hutch so I wanted to share....

It started plain white and wound up after carefully layered paints as a pale french blue with antique gold accents and a few layers of wax for that perfect patina. I pretended the entire time I was making one in large size to fit into a Bed and Breakfast kitchen or dining room. Then I baked morning pastries, pancakes with blueberry's, and a few other delicious tasting treats to give it that lived in look. The shelves are lined with cottage prints and the drawers and cabinets are filled with vintage cottage styled kitchenware. Oh what fun! :)

I couldn't resist making a dish towel rack out of a vintage miniature shutter either :) {below left of the hutch}



Then I played with different backdrops (from the beautiful magazine "Summer Cottage--Style with Fresh Charm") and had even more fun :) It seemed to fit in well with any setting..... I love that :)



From cottage french, to shabby chic, and traditional too...I adored this one above and below, what a sweet little vintage tablecloth and what a fabulously warm and homey kitchen setting!





Little pastries for your morning sweet tooth :)



Warm biscuits fresh from the oven, cherry muffins and breakfast crackers, a great way to start the day :)



Sitting at a kitchen table with the sun streaming in and the aroma's of a beautiful day and sweets? I'm in heaven :)


A nice little spot for tea too :)

I just adored making this and now it's back to the drawing board and my "list" for the week. I hope you all enjoyed my tiny tour of the "Bed and Breakfast Cottage" hutch!



I'll leave you with some tasty pancakes and blueberries, and of course the syrup is warm and right from the maple tree out back :)

Don't-cha just love pretending?! :)



Wishing you all a gorgeous and blessed week ahead!

Ps: I've been so busy this summer but I'm looking forward to visiting you all this week and stopping in for some pretend coffee too! :) Thank you for always stopping by and leaving such sweet comments, they mean the world to me and so do YOU!

Hugs and love,

Cynthia xo

24 comments:

Busy As Can Be said...

I glad I stopped by for a visit! The Pancakes and blue berries were wonderful! I am so sure you grew the blueberries too! LOL I love when you have new posts so i will be be for the next wonderful treat! Tootles,Debbie

Fishtail Cottage said...

Yum! looks very inviting! so glad i stopped by to visit you today! xoxo, tracie

Susan said...

My gosh, Cynthia, visiting your blog is better than taking a trip to Paris! Love all your fabulous baked goods and, truly, everything. You are immensely talented. Susan

Belén. said...

Your miniatures make me feel so hungry! ahah. I just love your work Cynthia. You have a charming style =)
Love!
Belén ♥

Eliana said...

This is a dream Cynthia ... I loved it!
Hugs

NanaDiana said...

OHMYGOSH! Can it get any beter than this???? MaN~ Do you BUILD the pieces or do you buy the pieces already put together, or as kits, or what? I am just amazed that you can create something SO realistic that it looks like it belongs in a BIG HOUSE!

Amazing- simply amazing- xo Diana

Inês Paiva Raposo said...

Cynthia it's so so beautiful. Your work inspire me. Thank you for that.
Kisses
Inês

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I hope you like it.

Kathi said...

This is adorable!!! You are amazing!! The detail in every aspect of it. I love it. Kathi

Elyse said...

astounded and delighted by your miniatures, always!!!

even the little jar of preserves on your sidebar has a red gingham lid. ADORABLE!

xo
elyse

Hilsu said...

Your works are so amazing. I like the peaceful atmosphere.

Patty said...

I am in love with this piece! It is so charming!

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

You are amazing. I want to visit your Bed and Breakfast. It is impossible to tell by the pictures that your cottagness is tiny. It is always a treat stopping by to see what you have been creating in your bitty world.

Maria Ireland said...

I love your dresser. So glad i visited your blog.I could almost taste the perfect treats. Hugs Maria

Sandra from Sydney said...

I fell in love with your beautiful hutch the moment I saw it and the more I looked at the details the more I loved it - thank you for sharing and inspiring! I am just starting to experiment with the shabby chic style and I love it!

Kleine Vingers said...

The hutch looks lovely, I would like to shrink and sit in the kitchen, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and something sweet....
Miniature greetings

AshTreeCottage said...

So adorable I am squealing with delight!!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Frederica said...

wow Cynthia ,you are so clever , your stuff looks so real , what an awesome job you did on that hutch , beautifull , i love it all , love from Frederica

Ivana said...

Woooww, que belleza de minis!!! Haces unas cosas increibles!!! El mueble es precioso y cada detalle muy muy dulce y hermoso!! Te felicito, tus minis tienen mucha categoría!!! Besos desde Argentina!!!

Jorgelina said...

que hermoso todo!!!!!!!me encanta!!!!

miniacollection said...

I would love to be in such a bed and breakfast. I love the colours.
Geneviève

Cassy said...

Simply beautiful.
Love it.

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Cottage David said...

Wow, I'll say it again Wow! Your miniatures are amazing. When my girls are older I'll be stopping by your Etsy Shop!

Doroula said...

Such an eye candy! I am so glad I've found your blog. It makes me feel happy...

CAFE TERRACOTTA said...

Woowwww amazing I'm very glad to find your blog.Love from Istanbul