Sunday, October 30, 2011

~ A visit to cozy Summer Rose ~

Hello sweet friends! Well it's the day before Halloween and we had our first tiny snow storm last night, I believe that's surely a record for NY! Upstate and a little north of me I hear they actually got almost a foot of snow! I thought we would loose our electric last night with the hollowing winds, but fortunately we were one of few that didn't. So..... I thought it appropriate to give you a tour of Summer Rose, my tiny miniature Cottage... she's acquired a few new pieces and additions so it was time I thought for a new photo tour. Remember, in her little world, it's always cozy inside no matter what the weather is outside :) I was intending to get the cottage all ready for the holidays but I didn't want to rush to Christmas too soon, although I'm feeling the itch to get there :) So here she is , getting all ready for a cozy afternoon tea with friends...

Lets pretend a little ...

It begins in the early morning hours, just as the sun is coming up...


Warm cherry muffins, fresh from the oven is the perfect way to get start the day...



Sitting there with a muffin and coffee in hand, I look around and love to watch the play of light on the sweetness of the kitchen items that have that feel of being handed down for generations. The soft green bowls catch the early sun and make me smile. Years of mixing in them and cooking and loving the domesticity of it all makes me happy...


A loaf of bread from the much anticipated Country Fair yesterday still carry's all the aromas it did when I picked it up at the market stand...and it fills the kitchen...



There's a few dishes to wash , but the morning chores won't be rushed...after all, it's too cold to go out today and friends are coming here where the fires ready , and the tea and sweets are perfect :)...




I'll place a few special dishes out and keep things casual and simple in the dining room, right next to the fireplace....




Then it's back into the kitchen to set out the tea and sweets for after lunch...



It's when I'm in my little Cottage setting up for friends that I'm happiest....I always take time to look around and take in the all the pretty accessories , colors, foods, and warmth to make sure I've created a cozy home for others to enjoy and love with me...



The oven is on and the pastries and sweet scents meld together in the air to wrap my guests in a blanket of deliciousness...




Summer Rose is a haven for all things "Cottage".... with it's collected bowls, vintage plates, simple whites, soft pastels, well worn woods, dreamy sweets, candlelight, quilts, and all the little luxuries that make you relax and feel cozy, she is a home...



And today, she is all ready for friends to visit...





The sweets took a few days to prepare , but they are ready to be savored... I made a few extra if you'd like to join us :)




Well it's time to go, I hear a knock at the door, but I will leave room for you at the table of friendship...


The next time we meet for a tour of the Cottage she'll be dressed for Christmas, how lovely! :)


Speaking of friends ...I want to thank my dear friend Cheryl for the beautiful miniature items she sent me for my birthday. Thank you so much Cheryl. They will always hold a special place in the cottage , and also with me! What started out as a hunt for the perfect Christmas Tree for Summer Rose ( which was a gift from her and you'll see soon) ended with these beautiful gifts and an exchange of miniatures which was so much fun for me! {Yours are on the way Cheryl!}

An adorable picnic basket she made and of all things it has a rooster too, how did you know I love them? :)

And beautiful handmade hydrangeas for the porch....so pretty!

My camera battery didn't cooperate {it was over used today lol} for the beautiful cake she gave me too, but I'll show pics soon! Thank you again Cheryl!

I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead and I hope you enjoyed my little tour of the updates in Summer Rose too! Stay warm and cozy!

Hugs and appreciation!

Love,

Cynthia xo

Note: The Beautiful plates featured in some of the scenes were created by the talented Carrie at A Lavender Dilly at Etsy! Here's the link if you'd like to see her beautiful collections: A Lavender Dilly

28 comments:

kandeland said...

everything is beyond beautiful and sweet! love each detail. the vase of flowers is adorable! xo natalea

Norma said...

Thanks for a delightful tour, this little cottage would be the perfect haven from a snow storm - or from anything else for that matter :)

Busy As Can Be said...

I love it when we get to see more pictures of your little house. Congrats on being in the magazine!

iseecerulean said...

What a charming tour. Thank you!

NanaDiana said...

I not only love the pictures but I read every word you write...because the story line is as wonderful as all the things you make. Your Rose Cottage is just wonderful and I can't wait to see her dressed for Christmas. I am so happy that you so love what you do! xo Diana

Maria Ireland said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour of this beautiful cottage. For a little while i was there you weave a magic story.
Hugs Maria

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your little cottage is unbelievable and all of your decor, accessories and treats are amazing. Loved the tour. Fantastic. Hugs, Marty

Kai said...

It's almost HEARTBREAKINGLY inviting! I just want to shrink my big old klutzy self & go LIVE there! BEAUTIFUL! And what a sweet person you are!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Your miniatures are so intricate and so beautiful! I have never seen such detail! I built a dollhouse years ago and really started collecting "things' to put into it but then kind of lost interest. I have recently become infatuated again and want to do a whole new cottage theme to it so I will be painting furniture and hopefully give it a renewed life! I need to find an outlet for all of the little details or how to make some of this stuff myself. Thanks for the tour!~Hugs, Patti

Lataina said...

I HEART Summer Rose sooooooooooo much!!!! =)
It's perfection! I love your minis and your style.

Hannah said...

Loved the tour, Cynthia. Everything is so beautiful!

La casa de Elisa said...

no dejo de asombrarme con tus maravillosos detalles en cada una de tus fotos descubro pequeñas preciosidades ¡¡
besos elena

isabelle said...

Une ambiance douce, fraiche et romantique à souhait . Le paradis en quelque sorte!
Isabelle

Piikko said...

Thank you Cynthia, I really enjoyed the tour in your Summer Rose! I love how the light is coming into room and making everything looks even more cosy. Beautiful♥
Hugs, piikko

Jackie said...

I love your photos and your story, delightful x

Fabiola said...

A romantic and sweet cottage. Everything is in place.
Bye Faby

miniacollection said...

I would love to be able to go to this gorgeous cottage. It's so cosy and peaceful.
Geneviève

Heather said...

So pretty and delicate.

Carrie Lavender said...

Cynthia it is so beautiful!!!! I just want to shrink myself and pop in for a cup of tea and a bikkie. Carrie.

ANDA said...

Gyönyörű, tökéletes !!Nem találok szavakat !! Anda

Doortje said...

Geweldig in de keuken zou ik uren
door kunnen brengen.
En overal van proeven,WoW.

The Homestead Maiden said...

Everything looks so beutiful! Thanks for the tour I loved it.
I was wondering if you new of any minature swaps to trade minatures?

Thanks, Elli

Jean Tuthill said...

Summer Rose is gorgeous! I want to live there! Love it all!Congratulations on being published!

rose cat cottage said...

Cottage to rent???? it is really Beautiful Cynthia as usually and really why I am not enough small to go inside (I am already very tiny but enough LOL)... a house like I would like to live and full of details.. thanks for the dreaming pictures...doei, claude

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Your pictures make me wish I was tiny enough to slip in and sit at the table and take it all in. Your love of all things tiny shines through your words as well as your work.

Jen Kershner said...

That is my kind of kitchen. I could move right in!

Liz said...

Completely swoon worthy! :)

~Liz

Kay said...

Love this house! Just started my 1st .Can you please tell me what size furniture you used?