Wednesday, January 25, 2012

~ Baking in the Cottage Kitchen ~

Hello friends! First I'd like to thank you so much for all your kind and sweet words on my last post, It's so nice to have such wonderful gals who are so supportive and encouraging , always! So thank you! Now it's on to a little bit of what I've been baking up in the cottage kitchen lately....The miniature one that is :) As most of you know, Cottage Style is what I love most, it's in my real kitchen and it's evident in all my miniature creations too. To me, "Cottage" is that eclectic mix of: Vintage, classic country , bits of shabby chic and farmhouse style all mixed together in a pretty cream-wear bowl :) And I couldn't love any style more than I love cottage! Especially in a kitchen, the heart of every home...

I'll let the pictures of the new miniatures speak for themselves and then I'll let you in on a little secret too because I need your feedback! :) So relax, grab some tea , coffee, a fancy glass of wine or whatever you love and imagine you're in my kitchen helping me bake today!


Blueberry cobbler is such a pretty dessert {no matter how messy or crumbly it gets}, it just says "warm , cozy , delicious and fresh" no matter what shape it's in! Don't you think?


Fresh whites, hints of color and vintage accessories are always a part of cottage style!




In between baking, I've found time to keep up with my miniature collecting too, and I adore these dish towels from France, aren't they just so vintagey beautiful ?

I love the attention to details, it's so important when it comes to minis, they've got to be spot on and then it creates such a feeling of coming to life....I adore the monogram, isn't it precious!?

Here are some more items I baked over the last couple of weeks in my cottage kitchen :)



I think cupcakes are definitely a favorite of mine to make...

I love creating shabby chic pieces to use for my baked goods too!


A little tea party anyone? With pale pink shabby distressed chairs , of course :)


And last but not least, a mini cherry pie for you! I've made a lot of these this month, so I can share this one with you! :) Thank you for coming on a little tour of my cottage kitchen style and baking this week! You are welcome any time!!

Before I go, yes , I have a little secret :) Long story short: First, miniature baking and creating items for my shop {and collecting}is always going to be my favorite thing to do as far as my love of miniatures goes. I'm always thinking of new creations for my collectors and love that process so much and feel so blessed to be able to do that! So that will always be my first priority! With that said, I've been asked to create a line of items for a manufacturer with the "Cottage Style" in mind. It would include items and accessories for the miniature kitchen. { Ps: My baked goods, kitchen islands and creations will still be in my favorite place: Etsy!} But with this new venture, I have lots of ideas for mixers, bowls, tea sets, dish sets, bake-ware etc. Soooooo, if you have any ideas of what you think is "missing" in the miniature world, I would love to hear what you would want to see available! I for one , am wishing there was a miniature 1:12 scale pyrex collection, in the vintage style and the glass line too! I'm not sure that will be as easy as I imagine to develop, but that's one I'm adding to my wish list! As a side note: I've been hunting down a miniature 1:12 scale Pyrex looking glass baking dish {like the 13 x 9's we use for real baking} for a while now and cannot find one, if you know of any, please let me know! :) So I will keep you updated on this process for sure! It's very exciting to me and even though I know it will take a long time, I am thrilled with the opportunity to be involved in this! It's possible the collection will be named "The Summer Rose Collection" , after my own little mini cottage, but we'll see! I'm hoping for that! :)

Well, it's off to go finish baking for my Etsy shop, and run a few errands today too. I hope you all have a lovely day and thanks for being such sweet friends always!!

Hugs and love!

Cynthia xo

22 comments:

The Old Maid said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for your new line!
Great miniatures and photos too!
Hugs

Nalan Ünal said...

So charming again.

Kleine Vingers said...

It sounds exiting, creating kitchenware in miniature. I would love pyrex jugs but also love the measuring spoons you have, where did you find them? Every picture in this post looks so good, it gives inspiration and makes my mouth water!
Miniature greetings

minimizar said...

Hola Cynthia , soy Carmen (facebook) prefiero comentar tus trabajos aqui, para que veas que no me olvido de ver tus lindas cosa. Un abrazo, Carmen.

NanaDiana said...

Congratulations! I knew you would be DISCOVERED somehow. I hope one day to start playing with miniatures myself. Right now I have NO idea of what is, or isn't avaiable, out there.

As always, I am entranced when I come here to visit! xo Diana

Piikko said...

I ♥ your work!
I wish all the best for you with your new line!

Compact Kitchen Kate said...

absolutely brilliant, Cynthia! Best of luck!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I think that is great you are going to be in on this new line! I love the realistic cooking and baking utensils and the pyrex idea is fabulous!~Hugs, Patti

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I just want to shrink down and come play in your mini cottage! LOVE the new lil white mixer and think the Pyrex line would be great! Best of luck to you!

rose cat cottage said...

Good luck Cynthia for the new line and if I am seeing a pyrex jug I will let you know ... but I am like Kleine Vingers where did you find the measuring spoon??? thanks to share with us such nice pictures as usually and such great news. Doei, claude

miniacollection said...

Everything is gorgeous and I love your details, the tea towels, the pink plates...
Your project is fantastic and just what we need as collectors.
Geneviève

Ilonka said...

Ohh Jummy looks great !!

Greetz Ilonka

newmexico009 said...

Cynthia, I am so happy for you!!

It could not happen to a more wonderful, hard working person.

What a journey it will be, lots of hard work, but they have chosen the right artist.

I am sitting here with a huge smile on my face... : ))

Have a wonderful day

Big Hugs,
Athena

The Homestead Maiden said...

Oh my goodness, your miniatures are just beautiful!!!! I love your blog, and can't wait for the next post.

Ascension said...

Una nueva linea preciosa, ha quedado todo fantastico.
besitos ascension

minwks said...

Dear Cynthia,
Warm congratulations - you have achieved what we all desire - to be doing what we love each day. Hope the new line goes well. I certainly think there is a place for it!
Regards Janine
minworks.blogspot.com

Lucille said...

Hi Cynthia! I love your definition of what cottage decorating is. Congratulations on the offer for a new line of minis. I will try to think of things that might be missing from the miniature market and if I come up with anything, I will certainly let you know. How exciting for you!

Mahek said...

I love the look Cynthia, you are doing some good work .. although I might not comment I always make it a point to read all your posts...
Can you tell me where I can learn the art that you are so good at?
You are really good...

Debra Howard said...

Girl! I always want to just jump into your miniatures. They are so dreamy and oh how I wish I could get my home too look just like them...sigh...
Debbie

Sandy Michelle said...

I'm so excited about this as I have started collecting for my new miniature home! I can't wait to see what you create :)

Sandy xox

Audrey/Kicks 'n' Giggles Nursery said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your creations! They are so ding dang cute!
Hugs,
Audrey

michael said...

oh god, i feel like i've seen a little bit of heaven :) best of luck with the new line. :)