Thursday, June 13, 2013

Cynthia's Summer Rose Cottage

Cynthia's made this lovely miniature house from a kit called the Orchid by Greenleaf dollhouses.
 In Cynthia's words  "In my mind, this cottage is most likely sitting on a beautiful piece of property on the Island of Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard. She provides weekends away with best girlfriends and romantic vacations for me and my sweetheart :) She's tiny, but all our needs are met here. That's the simple version of what "Summer Rose" means to me."

Though I'd already posted about Cynthia's miniatures, I just couldn't resist pictures of her Summer Rose cottage. Its' the most charming cottage that ever was - with every little detail perfect - dinner out on the table, dishes in the sink, enticing dishes of macarron and other delicacies, floor rugs, mats, softy-plumpy sofas, elegant vintage chairs and other knickknacks and best of all a lovely cosy-cosy bed to sink into at the end of a long dolly day!

creams, whites and soft pinks for a feminine, romantic tea setting
Love the China hutch with the cake, utensils, books, teapot...everything so homey and yet so divine

Fresh laundry with the scent of lavender - a scent of delight for every homemaker

 Dishes in the sink - detergent, soap, tea towel to the rescue
Love the little blackboard menu over the oven

Nothing better than a plate of cupcakes nestling next to a vase of lilies

Vintage cookbooks - a must to make dishes the way grandmama did

What kitchen can be complete without canned pickles in stock?

A warm cosy fireplace for those winter nights

Candle-lit dinner with just the family. So love the gingham seat covers and the carpet with red ticking

Cynthia's love for the artwork of Susan Branch is reflected in this little painting

Chintz armchair, footstool, and fire logs...what more does one need for comfort?

Love the feminine details like the hatbox and flower vase in the bathroom

And then we come to the bedroom

We kick off our shoes and sink into a nice, warm bed and off to build castles in the air in doll-land!!

1 comment:

auralea krieger said...

Hi Cynthia,
I am the new Editor for American Miniaturist Magazine. I was wondering if you have ever been featured your beautiful Summer Rose Cottage in AM or in Dollhouse Miniature Magazine. I would love to share your work with our readers if you would be interested. Those photos are so pretty with the light coming in the windows!
It's a great way to reach many people who have a passion for miniatures. You can email me at if you are interested.
Thanks and have a lovely day,