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Friday, July 1, 2011

Retro Home

Hi Everyone--

As many of you know, I design for Dezinaworld...

and I created this piece from one of their fabulous

graphics. You won't want to miss their awesome

collage sheets.

I started a new line in my Etsy store called Retro Home.

When I saw these authentic restaurant salt and pepper shakers with stainless steel lids, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them for my shop!

They are not only for salt and pepper, but if you are a crafter,

they're a totally "vintage" way for you to store glitter!!

When I found this 50s tablecloth, I was “tickled pink!”

I just love vintage...It brings back lots of memories. Do you remember running through the sprinklers or using a Slip and Slide? What’s your favorite childhood memory?

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

P.S. ONE more thing~My friend Marcia is having a huge blog party at the end of the month~ It's going to be so much fun!!! Take a look on my right sidebar (at the TOP) if you want to see it!



Linking this to Pink Saturday!!

Linking this to Pinkalicious Blog Party!


craftattack said...

Oh dear, I still have some of those old, now rather faded tablecloths in my cardboard! Makes me feel very ancient! Valerie

Anonymous said...

Ohhh these are so lovely Cindy, i love the shakers and that beautiful tablecloth, so fun and you matched the image up from dezina too thanks my friend
hugs June xxxx

Netty said...

Hi Cindy, just popped in to wish you a smashing weekend and to wish you every success. Annette x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Cindy
A Happy Pink Saturday and also Happy 4th of July (a little bit early for both lol)
I also wish you well although I am sure you will have immense success. I love the shakers, something I've been on the look out to house my glass glitter.

Anonymous said...

Good mornin', sweet Cindy! I haven't chatted with you in FAR too long but I have been checking out EVERY lovely thing you make! I think your hands are touched with some kind of magic! HUGS to you and I hope you have an awesome 4th of July weekend!

sonya said...

Hey my dear Cindy girl!
I love the retro image of the girl. I just love that era. That was the good ol' days!
My favorite childhood memory? Well, I played in the sprinkler and on the slip and slide too! But we also played hide and go seek. We used our imagination a lot as we didn't have many toys. But we didn't even know any better. We played restaurant, house and vet (the patients were our stuffed animals). Yeah, the good ol' days.
Thanks for sharing with us and happy 4th to you.

Roselle said...

Hi Cindy! That tablecloth is so pretty!!!

I have many childhood "vintage" memories! LOL I will say that it just seemed quieter it then. No electronics (but then WE wouldn't know each other). We had no centeral air conditioning. The windows would be open in the spring, birds would be singing, the transistor radio would be playing the Yankee game. Very nice memories.
Happy PS my friend!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Retro items are so neat. My grandparents are in their 90s and have lived in the same house since the 60s. It has not changed since then so it is like walking into a time zone. I love it! ~Val

Daniella said...

OOoooo! This new section of your store sounds fabulous!! You know I collect depression glass, I love vintage glass!!
I remember the slip and slide!! Those were fun days!!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Hi Cindy, thank you for coming to visit my site and becoming a follower. Have a lovely weekend!

Ira said...

Funny how retro is being introduced everywhere! Those were the days where some fab patterns were designed, love the flowery tablecloth, perfect for a nice summer dish! Hugs, Ira

Anonymous said...

LOVE these, Cindy. Thanks for mentioning White Christmas in July on your sidebar. I linked you to the post as one of its highly honored co-hosts so people can hop on over here too. You're amazĂ­ng.

DearHelenHartman said...

So, so pretty! Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Holly said...

I love the picture of the lady in red - she is awesome! I want the slat and pepper shakers. It is time to go junking again!
Happy Pink Saturday and Happy 4th of July!
hugs and blessings!

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

I, like you, love retro pieces. The pic of the lady is great too. My favorite retro was candy! Lucky or not so lucky they have brought some of the good ones back. Have a safe and happy holiday.



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Fourth of July weekend, Cindy! I have those same shakers and the tablecloth is very sweet. My favourite childhood memory is taking the train to see my grandparents and camping at the beach. Enjoy your weekend.


Atelier de Charo said...

Love that beautiful tablecloth too!

Happy 4th July!


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

How cute Cindy! I remember seeing that type of salt and pepper shaker at my grandparents house. :) Such sweet family memories. And speaking of memories, YES, still remember the slip n slide - for myself AND my grandkids are still enjoying them. Have a blessed and happy holiday weekend.

P.S. Amazon has got some interesting and wonderfully free Christian Kindle mystery books, romance novels, and general Christian encouragement resources along with patriotic praise and worship music mp3 downloads. I shared about it at SandwichINK today. :) Enjoy!

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Hi Cindy, I love those vintage S & P shakers and yes I still use mine lol
Have a fabulous weekend.

Marydon said...

You are one awesome designer, Cindy. So love that table cloth.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend, my friend ~

Donna said...

I love your retro look, Cindy, and your amazing art work, too! I am also in love with that gorgeous tablecloth! Love!!! My favorite childhood memory? Well, one of them would be helping my mom do the baking on Saturday mornings. I especially loved to make chocolate chip cookies (which are still my favorite!), and when she wasn't looking, I would help myself to the cookie dough:) (which I still love, by the way!!)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Cindy Sweetie...
I absolutely love this post. So beautiful. I simply adore the tablecloth. It is so gorgeous. I love the teal with the pink color together. How pretty it is. I also love the salt and pepper shakers. So vintage. What a delightful find.

Hope you have a wonderful Pink Saturday and Happy 4th of July weekend sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

NanaDiana said...

Love your tablecloth and your shakers..perfect for glitter indeed. Does Donna know about that?;>)

I have a couple of favorite memories. One is about sleeping in the big old Buick with my cousin when she was visiting. We would take blankets out and sleep in the car all night long. My other is running through the fields and catching lightening bugs to put in jars. Not many lightening bugs around here anymore. Kind of sad that~ xo Diana

Trisha said...

I love the colors in that tablecloth! I also love looking through all the goodies in your shop and dreaming! Have a happy 4th of July weekend!!


Nancy Y said...

Hi Cindy! Love those salt and pepper shakers!! Going to go take a peek at your new Retro section!!
Hope you have a Wonderful weekend!
Nancy xx :D

Pat said...

Your vintage tablecloths are very pretty. Happy 4th of July and PS!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I'd be tickled pink too with those finds.

My favorite childhood memory...drinking chocolate Cokes at Conrad's Soda Fountain. No Conrad's here so I just pour a can of Coke in a glass and add ice and 2 teaspoons of chocolate syrup. Stir and enjoy.

Olivia said...

Oh my goodness where can I get some glitter, now! I love this idea! Your music is darling too! Love the retro home!
Big squishy hugs,

Robin said...

Lovely....charming tablecloth.
Have a pinkishly beautiful weekend

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

Happy Pink Saturday Cindy and Happy 4th of July! I love the salt shakers and yes they are wonderful for glitter! My favorite childhood memory water wise is running through the sprinklers and playing with garden hose! Hugs Marilou

Marianne C. said...

Oh Cindy, I too, love vintage table clothes...also kitchen towels are a favorite of mine, too. Those shakers are great, I have a set.

I think I would have more than one favorite childhood memory, but one of my faves that I think of often is the way our kitchen smelled in the Autumn evening when I would come in from outside. The warm cozy aroma of baked chicken and apple crisp in the mom wore aprons, too...Oh, sweet memories! Thank you for sharing this.

Many Blessings,

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Cindy,
Love the vintage treasures and many good wishes with the new line.
Best wishes for a very Happy 4th of July.
Love ,
Celestina Marie

Judie said...

Cindy, are "Memories" and "Journey" on gallery wrap canvases or museum wrap canvasas? I am thinking about getting those two pieces if they are on gallery wrap.


Tasha Anderson said...

Your graphic design and blog are delightful!
I host a Pinkalicious Thursday Party every week and would love for you to link up!


Tasha Anderson said...

Thanks for joining the party! It's every Thursday Rain or Shine, pink or no pink... Love your blog and shop! oh and the Frenchy Music Too!


Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

I love, love vintage retro. Great stuff you are showing in this post. I also love old glass salt and pepper shakers, they are so fun to repurpose.

The tablecloth reminds me of my grandma's house.

God Bless!

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Cindy,
just love this theme...especially the table clothes! Always something beautiful to discover on your blog. Hope all is well with you. take care, gerri