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Friday, June 24, 2011

Shabby Cottage Style

Hi Everyone~

I hope you're having a wonderful summer!

I wanted to show you some of my newest items in my
Etsy shop...I adore designing pieces with burlap.

And I love creating anything with a "beach cottage" theme...
This piece is actually a perfect blend of seaside with
a popular industrial feel.

The 2 bottles featured in this post are antiques that I have altered. If you notice, the one at the top has a glass handle on it.

As I am writing this, I am having issues with my computer, so if you don't hear from me, please understand.

Linking this to Pink Saturday!

Linking this to Sand and Sea Sundays!

Linking this to the Sunburnt Cow!

And I’ve got some NEWS!

Sharon Hughes at Pansy Garden and Cottage has a website called Launch Your Creativity. Sharon’s line of table linens and aprons is carried worldwide. Her motto is “Follow Your Dreams--Anything is Possible.” Don’t you just love that?

In the fall, Sharon is having a large event in California with numerous guest speakers, including Jacqueline deMontravel, the Editor of Romantic Homes Magazine; Jenny Doh, President and Founder of Crescendoh, LLC; Cheryl Turner, Owner of Paris in a Cup, and Jenelle Van del Mortel, Artist, Designer and Teacher.

Well, this week I am thrilled to be featured on her site in a special section called “She Followed Her Passion.” I hope you’ll take a look at it here:


Nan said...

Congrats Cindy! Your ocean pieces are my favorites. I still have the little ocean tag you sent me hanging right over my computer. Hope your computer makes it. It's horrible to be with out! Hugs, Nan

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hi Cindy~
Love your creative heart! You are doing just what you were meant to do and that is following your passion and making beautiful things that make people happy! Hugs to you.

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Cindy;
I love the 'beach cottage' style too! Your creations are just wonderful in conveying that style.
I went to Sharon's site; the feature on you was terrific! Thanks for sharing that great site.
Warm hugs to you.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Cindy, Happy blogiversay! Jenny sure is an adventurous gal! Good for her! Love those burlap bottles. Have a fabulous Friday. Best wishes, Tammy

Cheryl said...

oh congratulations hun love your pieces,just love burlap beautiful pieces hun hugs cheryl xxxxxx

craftattack said...

Congrats on being featured again! Hugs, Valerie

Ellie said...

These are gorgeous, I totally love this style!

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Cindy,

Beautiful. And congratulations, what a wonderful article.

Happy weekend.


Kathy said...

Good for you Cindy, great idea. The texture of the burlap and the softness of the pearls and seam binding, brilliant. I love the bottles.

Home and Heart said...

They are so pretty and scream Summer!!

Ira said...

Congrats on being featured Cindy, I'll be off to read the article in a minute, I first have to tell you how much I like your new beach items, they're gorgeous! Hugs, Ira

jacirascrap said...

Seu trabalho é inspirador...

Sharon Wengel said...

I love these Cindy ! Something about burlap says rustic home , and when you mix it with lace it is the best of both worlds , rustic and refined .

Sharon Wengel said...

Great feature Cindy !

Mara said...

Hi dear friend!
Miss you ... your work as always are all beautiful!
How I wish I could buy in your store, but we live far away do you?
A beautiful weekend for you!

Donna said...

Congrats on the feature, Cindy! How exciting for you! And you know how much I love all of your beachy creations! Love all of the wonderful shells, and your photos are just dreamy!!

Lululiz said...

The altered bottles are gorgeous, Cindy, you always create such fabulous pieces.

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Hi Cindy, The post is up and so are you!! Did my best to pink it up for PS, thank you so much for the recognition, your the Best! Hugs Marilou PS I'm posted tight after you, how cool is that!! TaDa!

Marydon said...

Couldn't have happened to a more deserving lady, Cindy ... CONGRATS! So love all your creations. You capture them so beautifully to present to us.
Happy PS weekend ~

Gabriela Delworth said...


Congrats! Love that bottle!

~ Gabriela ~

Lynne Moncrieff said...

A Happy Pink Saturday and congratulations.

Daniella said...

Oh MY Heck Cindy!! That is amazing news!! GOOD FOR YOU!!! I will check out this article for sure!

Burlap is so fun! More gorgeous pieces!! You are awesome!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Cindy,
Your items are so cute. I especially like the tin with the cottage and beach themes :) :) I love cottages and beaches, so this is perfect ;) :) Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Manni said...

Hi Cindy :)
How are you? Hope all is well. I love your new layout. I know I haven't been are.... :(
LOVE your post. I love the how bottles look! Amazing :)
Hope you are enjoying your summer

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Hi Cindy,

All wonderful pieces. Your bottle is just a delight and I adore anything with seashells.


❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

I just read your article and it's fantastic! Most people do want to help others.


Holly said...

These are FABULOUS! I wish you lived close enough that you could help me decorate! =0)
Hugs, blessings AND Happy Pink Saturday!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Your creations are just gorgeous!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Screaming Sardine said...

Congrats on the feature. Can't wait to read it.

Love your burlap and lace creations, Cindy. I love the contrast of rustic and feminine.

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Robin said...

lovely creations....
Have a pinkishly beautiful weekend

Victorian1885 said...

Congratulations my Friend! Your new creations are wonderful..have a great weekend!


Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congratulations, Cindy! That's really awesome news. As you know,I really love all your beachy white creations. So rustic and simple and lovely. Happy weekend!

La said...

Congratulations, Cindy. I hope your computer isn't down too long.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Carla said...

First, your work is beautiful!!! Second congrats on your feature!!! I recently found out from Jaqueline de Montravel that a couple of my items will be featured in Cottages & Bungalows! I about fell over! I will check back to see what gorgeous things you make next!

Atelier de Charo said...

congrats, Love your gorgeous bottles!


saltbox treasures said...

Congrats, Cindy! What a wonderful blessing and honor.
Have a great weekend!
~ Julie

Anonymous said...

Oh my how thrilled you must be to have been featured!!!! So happy for you!!

I love your pretty creations!

bee blessed

Dorthe said...

Cindy, your bottles are SOOO BEAUTIFULLY ROMANTIC, BOTH I love that style, and old, makes them even mor romantic :)
And congratulations dear Cindy, that is wonderful.

Gerri Herbst said...

dearest Cindy,
Congratulations on your featured article...Your work is inspiring artistically and also socially. You have a warm and giving heart.Love reading about you, it gives me more insight into you and your creativity. Lovely etsy pieces today. thanks for stopping by lately. take care always, gerri

Faye said...

Congrats, Cindy! You are so talented. Your sea art is so beautiful. Just wanted you to know how much I am enjoying the crystal bracelet. So gorgeous.

Honey at 2805 said...

Congrats Cindy! Your art is just beautiful!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Cindy Sweetie...
Oh my gosh, congratulations for being featured. Girl I told you one day I would be looking at your artwork, saying I knew her when. Your talents amaze me, and simply delight me when I see a new creation. Your mind never stops sweetie, it is running non stop.

Love the burlap usage. It just really adds to the whimsy of it all. Love your beach theme items. So special, wow, I just got slapped by a wave. Oh that was cool.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend sweetie and a beautiful Pink Saturday. I have been a little under the weather the last couple of weeks with my teeth. Diabetes is not kind to them at all. I spent another 3 hours in the dentist chair yesterday. Pain today, so I am cleaning inside. Taking a break and trying to reach out to a few more pinkies. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Kim B said...

Very pretty stuff! Hope your computer problems get fixed soon. Have a great Sunday. Hugs, Kim

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

Ahhh, Cindy. What lovely pink things! And I'm so sorry to hear about your computer issues. I know just how you feel! :)

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Cindy, Congratulations on being featured. Hugs. Linda

Only Cute Things said...

Hi Cindy~
Love your creative heart!
Very pretty stuff



The Old White Barn said...

Love, love, love what you're doing with burlap and bottles! Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my little Yorkie's adventures - that little dog is a mess!

The Old White Barn

Emreen said...

Love the bottle adorned with burlap... Oh! Love those shells... Lovely !!

Kay Ellen said...

Hi Cindy!
Looks like you love seashells as much as I do! Such pretty little bottles you embellished:)

Happy belated pink Saturday!

Make sure and pop by my pink post for a chance to win some table top treasures:)

Kay Ellen