Wednesday, March 24, 2010

~ Happy Spring ~

Happy Spring everyone! wow, I can really say that now!..... it's official!.... Yippee :)

I'm stopping in for a quick post and to get some opinions :) What a busy time of year getting the Cottage all ready for the warm weather to come! Last week we hit 72 degrees! Oh how lovely! :)

I freshened up the Cottage with some new pillows... I adore the french grain sack and ticking looks! So I added a few to my new chair and the Sofa! Do you all love ticking and that soft grain sack fabric too?

I love a little French.... The blue and white one is so soft and vintage! And I adore the one from Heidi's shop too! It means French Bakery , gotta love that :)

I didn't get this yet, but ordered one for the bedroom.... Do you like a little floral with your ticking?
Veranda magazine did such a pretty job with these vintage looking pillows, don't you think?

Ok now onto my tiny little question :).... My chandelier needs a little spruce up, which shade would you pick?

1. Is a pretty sage green check 2. Is a little burlap and gingham and 3. ? Well, 3 means I make them myself out of blue and white ticking?? Hmmm, any tips on getting it to line up on the plain shades I'd buy , or should I angle it ? OR scratch the idea of 3 altogether lol ?? Or ....if anyone has seen any blue and white ticking shades for sale anywhere I'd be eternally grateful if you could let me know, where?? :)

Well friends, Thanks for helping me out in advance!! I hope you are having a wonderful Spring!!

Love ya lots!!!


~ Cynthia ~ XO


Cottage on the Hill said...

WOW...tough choice...lets see...the blue & white ticking.

Nancy said...

My Vote is for the blue & white ticking--- vertical. I just love your blog.

Happy Spring to you as Well,

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

I just love your ticking with the French Grain sack pillow. Have you given us a link to Heidi before?? Love the Veranda pillows too. I want my Wicker patio swing to look just like that. Yes, a little floral with your ticking couldn't say spring more.
I don't know if I can explain how in words to do the shade, but here goes.
Lay the shade down on large pattern paper. Mark where you start on the shade, and roll it slowly drawing a pattern as you go. It will look curved an the stripes should line up right. Clear as mud, right.
If that fails, go to Joanns and buy the size shade you want in and it comes with a pattern.
I love your blog and today you inspired me to finally do my swing for Spring...Yeah!!

Denise said...

I love the blue & white ticking!
I really like a little floral with the ticking!!

Good luck with your shades, can't wait to see the finished product!!

Happy Spring!

Susan said...

I'm liking #2 - Can't wait to see what you go with

Lavanta Bahçesi said...

Dear Cynthia,
You already have blue&white on your curtains so my fav. is # 2 ;)


Kathleen Grace said...

I'm afraid we won't be any help at all because we will all like different things! I have to vote for the burlap and gingham but any of the choices would be lovely:>)

Angela said...

Floral with my ticking and I'm having a hard time deciding on the shades. I'm leaning towards number 2 but seriously,,I need you to place each of them on the chandelier than I can choose better,,lol

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh the pillows! I am so thrilled it is spring too...YEAH!

I love the burlap and check shade...but any one of them would be perfection!

Happy Spring!

Cristina said...

Beautiful ideas ^-^!!!

Lisa said...

I love the ticking, but #1 would bring out the green in your gorgeous wallpaper. What a tough choice...they're all beautiful.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

That's a tough choice Cynthia. I do love a little burlap, but the green shades are so pretty too. Sorry, I'm not much help!

Roseny Crisp said...

Olá tudo bem?
Eu voto no número um.
Ótima semana!
Hello all right?
I vote at number one.
Great week!


Well I liked all three but I'm going with my gut and saying #2!
Love the pillows (;

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I vote for #2 shade!

Ginny said...

I am leaning toward #1. I like #2 also. Either would be gets my vote!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cynthia,
I love the shade of green on #1.and I love the ticking. If you want to make them then go with the ticking if not I say #1 the green.
What ever you choose it will look perfect!. I can't wait to see what you end up with.
Stop by when you have a chance, I am having my very first 100th post give a way.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Hugs Elizabeth

Tania said...

Hi cynthia, I really love the green ones, cant wait to see the end product, Have a great day,

Anonymous said...

I would say number 1 , it has a similar color to your chair and we have spring. Thank to your blog I was able to see what was always on my mind elegant country style. Thanks a lot, and happy spring time.Ewa

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

I love the blue and white ticking, but the green would be my second choice.

Happy Spring!

Bunny Hugs,
Debbie from NJ

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

I like #1, I'm a sucker for sage green. Can't get enough.

Anonymous said...

I love your pillows. I like all 3 options, but #1 or #2 are my favorite because they have green in them, which makes me think of spring. Whatever you choose, you cottage is absolutely stunning.

Lori said...

I just did a pillow post, not as cute as yours. I should have taken the pics in the sunlight.

Laura said...

I like the second one best. :) Although, they are all beautiful.


A Southern Rose said...

Hi Cynthia,
I like all of them but I like #2 the most. Your cottage is so beautiful! I love it all. The pillows are so pretty too.

Lee Laurie

Benita said...

I vote for #3 ~ You know I ♥ your cozy cottage house and can't wait to see what you always come up with next : )
luv ~ Benita

Tracy said...

Oh no! Hard choice...all three are so pretty. I think maybe the blue?
Happy Spring to you too Cynthia!

Cindy said...

Hi Cynthia, I will say #2, that is my favorite of them all. I love your new pillows. I love floral with the ticking for the bedroom. I adore the plain ticking too, though. Hugs, Cindy S.

Pearl said...


fiberdoodles said...

I can't decide between 2 or 3. Two would probably be easier to make but you can't go wrong, they will be lovely. I just love Spring don't you? Have a wonderful day :)

fiberdoodles said...

Oh yes I just love those pillows!!

MossyRose said...

I love the blue and white ticking. Cyn your pillows are beautiful! Love love love them!
Happy Spring!

Bekah said...

GM Cyn, luv your new pillows! So purty and my vote would b shade #1... I think the sage would be so purty with the blues...

Susan Freeman said...

Hands down, the blue and white ticking for the shades. As far as how to place the fabric, perhaps you might consider more than one seam to keep the stripes as straight as possible.

Susan and Bentley

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

You are just as busy as a bee! I like #1. Happy spring to you too Sweetie.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cynthia! I see you are adding a little France in NY!lol The pillows are cute and you can't go wrong with ticking BUT I think the burlap (not usually a fan of) w/check give it that French/Beachy feel in one and are refreshing with the pattern in the background of the lace/plaid/florals! But hey your the designer sooo whatever you pic I know it will be gorgeous!! Have fun - Sincerely, Jeannette

Reneé DeLano said...

all of them would look nice! I like #2! I am doing sconces and have pearl shades you would love! i am going to post them! love the pillows too! xo

Marie said...

I vote #2 - # 3 would be overkill with the blue and white, I think. I'm not in favor of overdoing the matchy thing in decorating. Beautiful chandelier!

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Just a little something from Judy said...

It is always so much fun to see the decors that you come up with. The pillows look great with your furniture. I like Veranda magazine too. As for the shades, I think I would chose the burlap, but I think any of them would look great when you finish the project. I know someone looking for blue ticking shades so please let me know if you ever find them.

Visiting your blog is such an inspiring thing for me to do. Your touches and artistic abilities leads me to create. The daisy photo is beautiful!

sara said...

got some creative furnitures here, love them, it's just talented said...

I love ticking stripes! And that french bakery pillow is darling!


Brian + Cheryl B. said...

Happy Spring Cynthia!!!
The writing of 'Patisserie' on the pillow reminded me of the movie Chocolate'. Thanks for the smile!

Personnaly, I don't like writing like that on pillows, decorations, etc.. However, the two different little pillows with tiny floral prints are absolutely wonderful!!!!

At first I was TOTALLY going to vote for shade idea #3 and reccommend that you google search how to make them. I've seen how to's on numerous blogs before ... I 'think' one of them was at Lipstick and Laundry Ca. ...

But then I got looking at your picture more and decided to vote on # 1, and suggest that you add some rose colored trim around the top and bottom edges of it.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

OK Here is my vote. Buy the burlap shades take off the binding and re do it with the bloe & white ticking. Excited to see what you decide.

Anonymous said...

Cinthia beautiful all your work a work of art, a dream, I love and is more or less what I sell in my store, but with a touch more Argentine, but I love all your blog, a dream, an inspiration, Chany

Nishant said...

My Vote is for the blue & white ticking-
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