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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Romancing Valentine's Day

Hi Everyone--
Some great news! My dear friend Roselle just
featured my Whimsical Bird Tray in her Etsy treasury~
"Dreamy Chic Whites."

I'm so excited! Thank you, Roselle. You are a doll!

The Etsy treasury can be found here:

Here is a new pink purse that I just created from
a matchbox--pure fun!

"Paris Rose" mixed media purse.
No, it's not to carry--it's a piece of mixed media art.

If you haven't guessed by now, I love pink!
As many of you know, I design for
Shabby Cottage Studio and the images for this piece
are from there!

Here are some miniature buckets that I just created
with a French Market theme. The images are from

Newest Items in my Etsy shop!

And here are my newest necklaces~
This one is called "Jeanne D'arc" and
features a Joan of Arc medal, keys, crown--
and more!

Perfect to add a little "vintage"and "French" to your
wardrobe at the same time.

"Queen of my Heart" Necklace~ features beautiful keys
and a crown.

I just popped the necklaces into my shop today!

Also, if you have not entered my giveaway for the
vintage necklace, please scroll down and take a
look at the next post.

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day!

As many of you know, I am in New Orleans--Next week, you can look
forward to lots of Mardi Gras celebrating on here!

Linking this to Pink Saturday!

and to Debra at Deja Renew!!!


Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies said...

Oh Cindy I love your tray and your purses are too cute, brilliant! Hugs Marilou

Suzann said...

Hi Cindy
The purse is adorable!!!
I still love my has front row center on my craft table :)
Happy Friday!!!!
Suzann xoxoxo

Barbara said...

Oh Cindy I love all your stuff! Those necklaces are great!

Hugs XX

A Vintage Chic said...

So many beautiful creations, Cindy! How wonderful to be featured by your friend--well deserved, of course!

Hope you're having a lovely night, my friend!


Linda said...

You are sure doing some wonderful pieces, Cindy! I love the wonderful new header, too!

Incipient Wings said...

congratulations!!!these are so so pretty Cindy, I love them, especially the purse.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Cindy! I love your new header. It's been many, many years since I went to the French Market. :/ Wow! You are one busy lady. Always creating, winning and hosting giveaways, receiving lovely gifts by mail. Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend. Tammy :)

Dorthe said...

Hi Cindy,

your tray is so beautifull, and how sweet, and full of lovely items are the match box -love it.

Ira said...

What a beautiful post Cindy, all of the items you show here are exquisite. Your matchbox purses are superb, and look at those little buckets! Enjoy your weekend, Ira

Brenda Brown said...

I love all your designs Cindy, the papers, colours and ideas are amazing. You have inspired me to look again at some little metal crowns I bought recently and make a necklace. There are just so many things I want to play with and not enough hours in the day.
Congrats on being featured.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Cinner said...

Cindy all gorgeous, congratulations on being featured. you inspire me your so talented. hugs.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy!
I just love your new blog header and all of your beautiful creations.....will hop over to check out your goodies on etsy :)
Blessings and Hugs,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You've been so busy, Cindy! I have had almost no time this week and after getting home from the day job have just been pooped! I'm hoping to get some projects down on the weekend though {and fit in a client consult!}. Everything is so beautiful. I had a set of my decorator books featured in three Etsy treasuries but wasn't sure how to copy it over, but maybe I could do the link to them like you did. Congrats on that ~ it's always nice when someone likes your "stuff"!

Suz said...

They are all so lovely! I adorenyour tray...and the matchbox purses. Thank you so much for your prayers and kind thoughts. They really help me plug on through this rough time.

I am so longing to make things again. I hope that someday soon there will be time!


Vicki said...

That purse is ADORABLE!!!! Love it so much

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

Cindy - these are so cute. My granddaughter spent the night and I'm going to have to show it to her. She'll love it! I already had you listed on my Valentine Blog Party post but just added this link as well as it's another fun idea for activities for grandparents and grandchildren. Thank you for being so wonderfully creative to help those, like me, who are not so much. :)

Donnie said...

You are so inspiring. Makes me think I might be able to create something, anything. Loved all of them.

Lululiz said...

Cindy, I love love love your matchbox purse, it is the cutest little thing!

Kim said...

Hey Cindy,
I love your bird tray, you know I love birds!!!:) I love that you are starting to make necklaces, they are beautiful I'm going to put some in my favorites on Etsy! Have a great weekend friend!! ♥

Devonay said...

Wow! That was fast! I went to etsy to buy the heart key necklace and it was already gone! I guess if you snooze, you lose!

Linda M. said...

Hi Cindy, Congratulations on being featured in a Treasury. The purse is very cute. I like the new header. Are you getting ready for Mardi Gras! I love the necklaces they remind me of victorian chadelains. Hugs, Linda

Donna said...

Hi Cindy,
Well, you have outdone yourself again! I can't decide which I love the most, your necklaces are amazing! And of course you know how much I love your trays (congrats on the treasury feature!!), and your purse is gorgeous!! Those pails are soooo me! Love, love, love them! thanks for sharing!!

Kathy said...

Cindy - these are quite lovely - Love the buckets! The neckaces are wonderful - we have some skeleton keys - before we moved in and updated the locks - that's how the previous owners locked their doors - the old-fashioned way!
Hope you have a great weekend,

Netty said...

Hi Cindy, popped in to wish you a great weekend. Congratulations on being featured and loving all your new makes. Annette x

Hope Filled Living said...

I wish I could come over and craft with you!
Sweet friends always live so far away.

Burlap Luxe said...

Ooooh! My !!

Wow-zer !!! Love your header it is truly me as well, but suites you much better. The French market suites you soooo, wish I were there strolling the streets would we have a blast:)
The music is perrrrr-fect !!
The creations I am in wow over as well. My daughter creates little match boxes, but yours are so elaborate! What a treasure to add to a Easter basket of gift basket!

a sweet Valentine treat inside would make ones heart sing.

Thank you for stopping by my ex-California girl now turned French on us :)

see you soon

Chris - My Arty Attempts said...

you always create such romantic things. this isn't any exception
hugs, chris

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Just so lovely!

~ Gabriela ~

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

You are so talented! I love each of your creations. My favorite is that adorable little purse!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Marydon said...

What beautiful creations, Cindy. You have a real knack for gorgeous ideas.

Happy Valentine's PS weekend ~

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Cindy,
You are so creative, girl! The little purse is very cute and love the tray! Happy Valentines Pink Saturday.


Pamela said...

Hi Cindy!!!
I love that purse! It is too cute!
You are very talented!
Pamela xo

Dawn said...

Lovely tray as well as the key necklace all wonderful hun

Love Dawn xx

Love of the Sea said...

Love the buckets. (and everything else of course). I have to go pay a visit to your Shop again soon. Hope you are having a wonderful Friday.

Holly said...

Oh Cindy~
What a treat to find you! Thank you for being my newest follower- I am so honored. I am your newest follower/fan too! Congratulations on being featured in a treasury! That is so much fun. Your gift of creativity is so wonderful!
Blessings to you and Happy Pink Saturday!

Roselle said...

Hello darling--
That purse is adorable! Of course, those French buckets are da bomb! Love all your treasures, as usual!

P.S. I am obsessed with creating Treasuries now. LOL

Holly said...

me too, Cindy!!
warm hugs and blessings!

Faye said...

Cindy, all these art pieces are so wonderful. I love the beautiful tray that got featured. And those little matchbox purses are adorable. Gorgeous stuff.

Jacalyn @ said...

What beauties you have designed! I think the necklace is my fav though.

Happy PS,

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful Cindy! Have a wonderful Valentine weekend!

Lesley said...

Just lovely gorgeousness!
Happy Weekend!
Lesley x

Anonymous said...

Ohhh wow its always like opening a treasure box when i come here. these are all exquisite and i adore the beautiful little tin buckets how adorable. Congrats on the feature too thats fantastic
Also please pop by and grab my altered alice freebie digi stamp today as it will be gone tomorrow. Hope you get chance to get it.
have a lovely weekend my friend
hugs June

Ann said...

What a darling faux purse. You make the most gorgeous items. It's no wonder you were featured. Happy Pink Sat.

Jillian said...

Oooh that is a lot of fun to be featured and I can see why! The tray is so pretty. Perfect for this weekend.

Bella Rosa Antiques

Manni said...

Congrats Cindy!!
I love the tray and your purse!!! The necklace is absolutely gorgeous: )
I want one like that!!
Have an awesome Valentines Weekend:)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just love LOVE! Especially when it is PINK!

Happy Hearts Day to you and yours!

Roselle said...

Hey worries on the cake stand! LOL You have so much on your're allowed a mistake or two! LOL
Have a great weekend doll!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Sweetie...
Love is in the air. I can see it in these photos. Such a gorgeous share.

I love, love your matchbox purse. It is simply divine, and just screams of LOVE. Thank you for sharing with me this morning. I am SO in LOVE with your Queen of Heart necklace. Exquisite.

Have a glorious weekend, and Happy Valentine's Day sweetie.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Barbara Jean said...

OMG!!! Cindy,
I am absolutely speechless at how beautiful these all are.

LOOOVE your collage! (and congratulations).
And the necklaces: I do not use the saying 'to die for' much, but if I did, I would sure use it now.

have a blessed day!

barbara jean

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Cindy

Your Valentine creations are all so lovely! I love New Orleans's one of my favorite cities.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentines' Day!

Hugs, Pat

Angela said...

So many pretty things! I am very impressed.

DeeDee said...

oh such lovelies for my eyes to see... Happy Valentines Cindy

Elaine said...

Your minatures are lovely .. my hands don't do well with tiny things anymore. I love the neclaces with the keys.. Have a happy Valentines's day weekend

Denise@alloverroses said...

Wow Cindy the Paris rose purse is adorable!!!!!! I love the necklaces too! You have a lot of talent! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday/Valentine's Day!