Tuesday, August 30, 2011

~ Getting Cozy ~

Hello sweet friends! If I did a little essay on how I spent "my summer vacation" it would certainly be the opposite of dull. First we had an earthquake, then a terrible hurricane. I'm sure you easterners know exactly what I mean. But I feel very lucky to be ok and have my electricity back too. My thoughts and prayers are with those still struggling to get out of this.

All the upheaval has me longing for a cozy change of seasons. The weather this week after hurricane Irene is just perfect, the cool mornings and sun warming us into the low 80's during the day is certainly welcome! I went back to working on minis as soon as I knew the lights would stay on, and that longing for comfort food and cozy feelings is probably evident in this weeks creations, I hope :) The bakery table above was inspired by the feelings and colors of the french bakery picture below.... French blues, warm tones, colorful linens, vintage styled accessories and of course fresh baked comfort food :)

I'd be happy going to this little bakery for coffee every morning ....

I put a tiny twist on the french country theme and added an Italian kitchen wall plaque. I have this in my home and just love it, so I thought it would be perfect for the mini table too..

I love blending different blues to come up with the soft french blue this table has, and I was so happy to again use my grandmothers handmade lace linens to add that vintage touch...

Playing with backdrops is always fun for me! I think that's the designer in me trying to see the items in a home setting :) I loved doing this table because one of my favorite things to do is bake bread and have loaves all around the kitchen , fresh butter and of course Apple pie. What could be cozier? ;)

I also worked on a tiny Shabby Chic wall shelf.... It was fun creating a shelf that I could include screening in, to me a screened door or screened cabinet just oozes charm. Plus an Aga stove?? Now that in big girl version would make me the happiest cook ever ;)

I'll leave you with a tiny pink cupcake and a fresh baked roll :) I have a busy week ahead re-stocking my Etsy shop and mini baking. And I'm soooooo looking forward to it!! I'm welcoming the calm and cozy back with open and grateful arms!

I hope this week ahead finds my East Coast friends back with power on, and safe! And for everyone else I wish you blessings, health , and happy smiles :)



{photo backdrops from the magazine Summer Cottage 2011, and pinterest}


Carey said...

Hi Cynthia,

I just love your blog. I always put a smile on my face when I visit. I live on the north shore of Long Island as well. We didn't lose power but lost cable and internet service for two days and with three boys that is a major lose. Glad you made it through the storm fine.
Have a great day,

Katrina said...

Well that everything is now OK. The hurricane Irene ooo... My son and his whife are in NY just now. So we have looked at TV what is going on there. And we have prayd every day. It´s fine that it´s over.

I am a new follower and I will be happy when I visit here.

minihugs Kati

Comeca Jones said...

So sweet great job!

miniacollection said...

I really love your style, what you show us today is gorgeous, the colours so delicate.

Minteriors said...

Delighted that "the storm" (Irene) is over and that you and yours are safe and sound. I pray for all who are still struggling in the aftermath. Your blog is very uplifting and your photos say it all...beautiful. I agree with Genevieve, your style is superb. Thank you for taking the time to share. Warmest blessings!

Flora Fricker said...

I've just come across your blog and I absolutely LOVE it! I can't believe you made all of these things, they look good enough to eat! I'm also following, please if you have time look at my blog...


Flora said...

I love all your news :-)
I'm leaving tomorrow for ten days of vacation in the mountains and I had to close my etsy: You know I'm sorry?!
I find it an experience humanly rewarding and enriching...
Mini lovely hugs, Flora

Maria Ireland said...

I love your table. The details are so perfect i can smell the bread :)The wall shelf is gorgeous. Hugs Maria

NanaDiana said...

I love your little wall shelf...and everything you do! I always smile and dream a bit when I pop in! xo Diana

Eliana said...

I loved every detail, everything is beautiful!

Susan said...

Honestly, Cynthia. Your creations are splendorous and your entire blog is enchanting. LOVE it. Susan

Ivani Grande said...

Ola Cintia tenho uma menção em meu blog para voce,passe la para ver!!

Hello Cynthia got a mention in my blog to see you go!

Karena said...

Hello Cynthia I found your blog recently I love it...the butter color of your little hutch is adorable all the miniatures precious and so life size looking...have a wonderful day...keep your eyes open for storms..I am in the Mid-Atlantic too there are storms predicted...blessings

Karena "A Loblolly Life"

Kimberly said...

Cynthia you know Ijust love all your beauties. Im addicted :) thank youfor having these adorable minie for me to purchase.
Seattle, Wa

Kimberly said...

I also wanted to say how happy I am that you got into the miniature magazine. What happiness it has brought to you you surelydeserve it. You make the prettiest miniatures, and I always tell people about you. Thank you for your good work, and for your kindness your truely an inperation to all women out there.
Blessings Dear,
Kimberly Burgess,
Seattle, Wa.