Saturday, April 28, 2012

~ My work for the week and a big thank you ~

Hello sweet friends!
Popping in with a few new minis from this week. It's such a joy collecting { !! }, just as much fun and joy as it is creating miniatures! The bakery goods, cookbooks, yet another new oven {yep lol , I know} a new kitchen mixer, some bowls and a few others are all new for the week :) I hope you enjoy the pictures!

And btw, I am still overwhelmed every day about your comments, emails and posts about my book, I cannot thank you enough {!!!}. You have no idea how much you all mean to me and how thankful I feel to be surrounded by such love and friendship! Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart!! The only way I know to thank you from my blog and behind the computer screen is by having a Give-Away, so that's exactly what I'm going to do!! :) So stay tuned, coming up this week I'll post about it!

Until then, back to some pics.... :)

I love blue and white kitchens, just as much as I love pink and white!! Come to think of it...I love red and white, yellow and white, aqua and white.... Ok I'll stop, but you get the idea... I guess the only thing I'm sure of is: ...... white has to be in there :)

I hope you loved a few pictures of a kitchen set up, I know I love doing the kitchen scenes the most :)

And now to a little bakery cupcake case for a was part of my week too :)

Enjoy your weekend everyone! I'll be posting about the Give-Away soon! Till then, thank you again and I wish you many blessings!!

Hugs and love too :)


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

~ I love ...~

I love pink :)

I love cottage style decorating :)

I love kitchens :)

I love mini baking :)

I love a little vintage :)

I love cherries!

I love ice cream...

I love anything with a little sugar :)

But most of all.......I love all of you!!!

Have a beautiful week ahead my sweet friends! Hugs!

Love, Cynthia xo

Thursday, April 19, 2012

~ Oven Lovin ~

I'm obsessed with vintage stoves, new stoves, ovens, cookware , bake-ware, and anything that has to do with kitchens and I always have been. I have a vintage stove top in my real kitchen and love it. I collect vintage bake-ware in my real kitchen too, and have a bit of an addiction to All-Clad cookware! Bowls, wood cutting boards, cream-ware, Pyrex, and oh my lots of other things kitchen related, I've probably got a bit of them all :) ....I'm beginning to think the miniature oven thing is getting a bit over the top lol, probably because I can only fit 1 real oven in my real house, I've found a way to collect many "little" ones with miniatures...and I'm not ready to give up my addiction yet :) So until I do, you'll see a few bursts of oven mania now and then :) After all, I can design new mini kitchens around them, so that makes me happy :)

So here's the latest...

A little professional looking faux stainless steel range.... Loving this one :)

This one I bought awhile back so I could photograph my minis for Etsy on it , because I loved that look! But it's also found it's way into my gourmet kitchen I did a month or so ago. I did some styling with it today and loved how it looked in a pink kitchen setting too!

Cherry Puff Muffins anyone? I made them just for you! :)

I did a pink checkered floor to match , I've been working on a couple new kitchens with them and I plan on making one for Summer Rose soon!

Pretty in pink .....

I've always loved the stainless steel professional look, just as much as the vintage ones, so I had to have a little Miele :) My all time favorite miniature stove would be a La Cornue Chateau Range. So if anyone see's one, let me know! {In mini } It's my dream kitchen range for my real kitchen too!

Who can resist the little light? Not me :)

And my tried and true Aga, another dreamy one in real life!

And last for today, but not least , was a sweet find and vintage favorite!! Its very rare too! It was made by GE to use as a little promo and it's a perfect scale replica of the one they sold in the 50's. I heart this one :)

Well that's enough about my addictions today :) What are yours? I love hearing what everyone likes and collects!

*** I also want to take a moment here to tell you how much I appreciate you! I cannot thank you all enough for buying my book and most of all, for loving it!!! I've received so many emails and comments that you love it and I get teary eyed on each one and over the moon happy hearing your thoughts and compliments! It means so much to me that you love it! So.....Thank you, Thank you ,Thank you!! You are the best!!!!

Hugs and love!!

Cynthia xo

Saturday, April 7, 2012

~ My Book is Here!! ~

I'm sooooo excited to tell you my book has finally arrived!!
And the best part is I can tell you how unbelievably happy I am and how much I love it!! Whew! I was so nervous waiting for it! When you work on something and send it off to other hands you are never really sure how things will turn out. But I could not be more ecstatic! Seeing something you created come out as your vision intended was the best present and dream come true I could have asked for! I added a link and blog widget for it on the top right hand corner of my blog here, so if you're interested in ordering a copy just head on over to the link and order a copy. I would so appreciate it if you did :) I want to share my happy dance and little dream with all of you!!

Here are just a couple little teaser pages, and in addition when you view the book to order, it gives you 13 random pages to peek at in the preview also! I do want to make one very important note and statement here because I wanted everything to be perfect in it, and with the book, I am 100% in love with every single tiny detail and photo etc. But for the ebook {which I love too!} , I just wanted to let people know that you don't get the page ornaments around the titles of chapters or the exact same font. So I didn't want you to think that was my design lapse, it's just that the transferring of those aren't possible. But the ebook is just as gorgeous!

I loved every single page and nothing could be more surreal than sitting in my

comfy chair, tea in hand, than opening the page to a book that is mine, that I

wrote and photographed , and designed every detail , and that is SO me!

Thank you so much Blurb Publishing for the superb work and for making my dream come true!!

And of course, I could not have done nor would I have ever even thought of doing a book, if it were not for my friends, my family and all of YOU!! So thank you!!

Just a mix of a few more pages :)

I hope you can order a copy and enjoy this as much as I have! If you do, please leave me a comment so I can get feedback as to what you liked etc! That would mean so much to me! I received my copy super fast, so I'm very happy about the shipping too! Lets just put it this way, I am like a little girl all giddy and all smiles :)!!!

My photo of the book at the beginning of the post was a bit darker than I hoped, but in person everything is gorgeous and crystal clear! Like the one below :) This is the center of the cover :)

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and Passover weekend! I sure feel blessed and wish that for each and every one of you!!

ps: If you're ordering one and you have any questions, just send me an email and I'll be more than happy to help!

Big Hugs and kisses!

Cynthia xo