Tuesday, January 10, 2012

~ Romantic Homes Magazine ~

Hi Friends!
Well its been a heck of a week here for me, I honestly don't know what words to use except O M G! First {as I wrote in my last post} I found out my blog and miniatures were in Spring issue of Romantic Country magazine. Then at about the same time, I found out my kitchen was featured in the Ta-Da section of Romantic Homes February issue too! I think somebody should come and peel me off the kitchen floor! Or actually more like it lol, take me off cloud nine :) Thank you so much Romantic Homes! I never would have dreamt when I was a young homemaker reading and day dreaming over my favorite publications, that someday I would be in them!!

It is such an honor and I feel very blessed!

{Forgive my picture quality of the picture below}

I love the entire issue! Valentines Day, Love , and decorating in the romantic style is something I love and the issue is packed with it! Congratulations to Elyse from Tinkered Treasures too, her articles are fabulous and she's always such a sweetie and a wonderful friend and is featured in the issue as well! Here's a little peek of my kitchen in the Ta-Da section...

This was such a thrill!!

I will stop gushing and blushing now :)

Back to reality.... which I love too :)

I also found plenty of time this week to create some new miniatures. After all, that's what I love most!!

This cottage styled kitchen set was designed and made by me. I had been searching for a cottage/shabby chic butcher block island for some time and never found one that quite fit the casual cottage look I was going for. Sooooo, I decided to get out the tools and find the perfect wood for the top and ta-da, just like in my Romantic Homes article about creating a look, I did it again, in mini this time :) My kitchen island in the magazine article was designed and built by me because I also couldn't "find the perfect one"...So it's true: Necessity is the mother of invention :)

I love how it turned out and I'm making a couple of them in other colors coming up!
Sometimes a shabby chic island needs a shabby chic shelf too :) So.... after a little soft romantic white paint and distressing , this french cottage shelf was ready to become part of the set! {This is available in my Etsy shop as of this typing}.

I hope you love it as much as I do! I have added one to the "must make" list for myself and Summer Rose.

I also made a pink shabby chic kitchen cupboard this week. I adore pink :) and this was a perfect little cabinet for a sweet cottage kitchen. It was a smaller version in style of my larger miniature pantry I made a couple of last summer. I even added the little spoon for a handle and knob on the door. Something I still want to make for my real cottage!

Well I hope you enjoyed my new miniature pieces and thank you so much for your kind and sweet words on my last post too! Your friendship and support means soooo much to me!

I'll leave you with a little peek at the Romantic Country Spring issue that featured my blog. I don't know which I was excited about more? 1. Seeing my blog there, or 2. The fact that miniatures and a blog about them were being chosen! I've always wanted to see articles on the wonderful and beautiful hobby I love, in every magazine! I hope everyone falls in love with them , like I did :)

Have a happy and blessed week friends!

Love you all!

Hugs, Cynthia


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Congrats on your feature! I have always loved your kitchen!

Sandy said...

Oh WOW.. Where do I start? I'm all back into my minis as of late..it's a back and forth thing for the past 25 plus years..I moved my dollhouse back into my big house yesterday, then blogged it this morning... and then here you are for me to *ooh and aah* over. I love your minis...will go back and study more of what you make and do. Then two days ago I *oohed and aahed* over your kitchen in Romantic Homes...not knowning it was you... I'm rambling here, sorry. I swooned over your kitchen...Let's just say I'm a huge fan of your work and talent. It's funny how things all come together as *meant to be*. Please come over and visit and follow me...I'd love the chat with you. Thanks for everything! ttyl...xoso Sandy

Victoria said...

That is just wonderful! And very well deserved attention too because you are extremely talented!!! I found your Etsy shop before I found your blog and I was just blown away, I was thrilled when I found your blog:)


debi said...

Congrats on being published, you so deserve it. Your little creations are stunning!

Sirkku said...

Oh, so charming again! What material do you have used to your roses on the table in the jug? They are just genuine, like my pink Midsummer roses in my garden. Mmmm... what the perfume!

Anonymous said...

Cynthia I absolutely love your blog. I'm always inspired to make miniatures. God bless you. The homestead maiden

Dora, the Quilter said...

I did see your blog featured in this issue. I'm not always that enamored of those they choose to feature, but I was glad to see yours there. I was even more happy to see the article on your kitchen--I *really* liked both the kitchen and the article. Congratulations!

Elyse said...

yeah cynthia!

i am beaming for you. beaming! i am so tickled that your talent is getting recognized because you are so talented and full of warmth and charm and generosity!

i am so happy that we are friends. you have always been such a mentor to me and i'm so appreciative.

with love and admiration always,


NanaDiana said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Good for you!! I am so excited for you. I JUST got my copy and haven't had time to open the cover yet...now I really can't wait- xo Diana

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your features. Your miniatures are beautiful. I just stopped by from Elyse's place. Lovely to meet you.

La casa de Elisa said...

felicidades por esas publicaciones ¡¡ tus creaciones son fantasticas ¡¡
besos elena

Fabiola said...

Congratulations! You're a great artist of miniature.
Bye Faby

Ascension said...

Enhorabuena por tu publicacion.
Eres una gran artesana y tus trabajos son siempre fantasticos.
besitos ascension

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Congrats on your features Cynthia! What a great way to start the new year!

MelyGiunta said...

Le tue creazioni sono favolose, certo immagino lo stupore nel vedere anticipata la data di pubblicazione dei tuoi lavori, ma chissà quanta gioia provi nel vederli pubblicati su una rivista!
Un bacio,

Jean Tuthill said...

Congratulations on being published! Your work is wonderful and you fully deserve it! I will get the magazines for sure, cause they are featuring one of my bloggin' buddies!

Special 'K' said...

Congrats! You must be beaming with pride and good for you. Thanks so much for sharing. My first visit to your special space here and I am so pleased I found you. I know I am going to enjoy many visits. I will follow on my way out and hope you can find the time to come visit me and do the same. I look forward to engaging throughout twenty twelve with you. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Amy Chalmers said...

Oh I can see why you and your island were featured~it is so perfectly cottage and pretty and unique!! I love it!

Léa said...

Félicitations, Cynthia!

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Cynthia! Yay for you! I'm over the moon happy for you to be in this magazine. ONe of my favorites. I will get it tomorrow! Funny thing is we live in such a small town they don't carry magazines...yikes! But tomorrow I'm heading to Wal-Mart a 1/2 hour away and get it! Wow, you must be so excited. I'm truly thrilled for you. give yourself a giant hug from me. And ALSO that little shabby cottage kitchen is beautiful. ONe of your sweetest so far.

Lucille said...

Congratulations Cynthia! I have purchased the Romantic Country Magazine but I still need to find the Romantic Homes one. I love your work. I find you to be so inspiring. The miniature pieces you create are so original. I love the huge hinges you put on your kitchen cupboard. So original, just like you, dear lady!

Debra Howard said...

Congrats girl! Wow was I surprised when I picked up a copy of Romantic Homes last week and there you were! I told my friend, "Hey, I know her!" (always wanted to say that about someone who gets famous. Hehe) What a cool and beautiful article they did on you and your business. Beautiful and cottagelicious! Can't wait to see more!
Blessings to you!

ebru said...

Don't be too surprised for this,I can't think of a better person to be featured! You create a magical dreamland and we can't help but wait impatiently for what you will be making next! Warm regards, Ebru

suz said...

Congratulations and well deserved. Your minis are amazing and I've always loved your real kitchen too!

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

Congratulations on your publications!! Your work is exquisite...you deserve it! How exciting! We never know what life holds. I love miniatures and yours are inspiring!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

good morning cynthia!
as i wrote on elyse's blog, i am so proud of you girls and loved reading about you just last night. just thrilled beyond words! your kitchen and miniatures are beautiful. way to go, dear friend!


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately for ME, I can't call you a friend, but I loved loved loved your spread in RH -- but -- please answer -- what is the pattern for your wallpaper in the kitchen ? I've looked all over the web and at one store, the sales person suggested I email the magazine, but then they gave your blog address -- it's the perfect shade of french country blue and cabbage roses I've been searching for for my own tiny country cottage -- thanks ! patricia

Terri said...

How Exciting Cynthia! Congrats to you. I love all of the pics you posted of the miniatures. They look so yummy. Terri

Heather said...

Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!


Sheila said...

Hi Cynthia,
This is sheila, I was so excited for you to be published and so excited to see my towel that you had purchased from my etsy shop front and center :) your sweet miniatures are to die for...I hope 2012 continues to be a great year for you and your family.