Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dreaming of Summer

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On days like this, when I don't have anything to post on my blog, I know I can always count on Flickr to help me out! These are other flickr member's photos which I've marked as my favorites and turned into a mosaic. Don't you just love that Nantucket cottage in the middle?


I have over 1,000 photos marked as my favorites on Flickr. Just looking at them can put me in a better mood! You can see them here.


Update: This is where I make my mosaics.

55 comments:

Queenie~ said...

This mosaic is beautiful... I'd like to thank you so much for taking the time to stop over and give me the "How to Dry Hydrangeas Tips" .... I appreciate you answering the questions that I had. Have a beautiful day!

Kathleen Grace said...

This is so beautiful Cindy:>) The dead of winter in Michigan calls for some dreaming with lovely images like these!

Wendy said...

Those flowers are beautiful!! I would love for my garden to look like that. And yes, I love the Nantucket cottage.

Wendy

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy,
That't what my yard wants to look like someday (; It is cold here in FL. too, it was 40 here yesterday and today and the high was only in the 50's yesterday!!
Hugs~Kelly

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Beautiful mosaic! The roses leave me breathless!
hugs. Dixie

C Maisy said...

I am also dreaming of summer. Winter in Chicago feels sooooo long this year.
Thanks for the beautiful flowers. I too enjoy looking at them!

Carol said...

Ahhhh...summer! I remember it well. Currently we're living in a frigid tundra called Ohio. ugh.

Kathleen Grace said...

I just hit your flickr favorites link and oh my! I could spend hours and hours exploring it all! You have an amazing eye for beauty Cindy, thank you for sharing it:>)

just a little bit shabby said...

Spectacular! So inviting! Hurry Spring we're all ready! Thanks Cindy!
Sandyt

Meadowsweet Days said...

Hi Cindy,
Ahhhhh.... summer days! I actually pass that cottage every year in Nantucket. It's very close to where we stay on the Island, and is equally as beautiful in person.

Carol

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Just looking at that fence with the pretty pink roses makes me want Spring all the more! So lovely :)

Hugs,
Dena

villa extra said...

Wish it was summer too...allthough I also love spring...so promissing and so many months to look forward to with nice sunny wheather...

. said...

Such beautiful picture. Amazing.

Alfazema

Risa said...

Gosh those flowers are gorgeous! I just wish it was spring already!

Tanya said...

This is a beautiful mosaic and I'm hoping that my garden will have some of these sweet flowers this year. I planted 3 Iceburg roses last summer and I'm thinking that they will put on a great show in their second year!

Risa said...

btw how do you make a mosaic? They're so cool.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Beautiful pictures! Thank-you for the link to the mosaic page. I did not participate in you year review because I could not make a mosaic. I thought to myself how sad is that! So I spent a few days trying to learn more about the things we could do with our blogs. Thank-you again for this link I will use it for sure.
Ginger

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing all of your tips and tricks with us!

Pink Slippers said...

I could live in that cottage in the drop of a dime. It is very pretty and charming. I would do nothing but walk around the garden all day. Guess what? That is someone's home. How dreamy.
Wendy

Happy To Be said...

I am so ready for spring even if its haven't been that bad in Calif this year...I want to see flowers blooming again..thanks for sharing Cindy..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Penny For Your Thoughts said...

Simply Stunning! Thank you for the reminder that these 10 and 20 deg. days aren't going to last forever!

Penny Suzie

Mary said...

Cindy,
You know I love making mosaics. LOL THis one is gorgeous, and it really puts a smile on my face. We have slightly warmer weather here today (30's instead of teens) but I'm really looking forward to spring!
xoxo,
Mary

Sandie said...

mosiac is so purdy with all the flowers.
So cannot wait till we get a house, so I can start a little garden,gotta see how i do first LOL.And paint and do the things I want to do. one thing I hate about living in a apt complex *sigh*

Shabby Addict said...

Beautiful mosaic! Flickr never fails! I love your hydrangea-tier set up.. gorgeous!!

snuggles2901@yahoo.com said...

I have been SO ready for spring!!! I loved this picture so much I'm going to print it out and frame it.

salmagundi said...

A beautiful mosaic even though I'm so not ready for summer. I love my winter!! Sally

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Lovely...... ah.... yes to have a cottage like that.... sweet...
HUgs
linda

Shari R. said...

I took a trip over to Flickr to look at your favorites and OH MY! Such beauty! Please share your technique for finding beautiful, inspirational photos like the ones you have bookmarked as favorites. Do you search by tags such as "pink roses" or "cottages", or is there another method you use? Everytime I have searched Flickr I get so overwhelmed by photos I'm not particularly interested in.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Hi Shari, some of them I found through searches but most of them I have found through other people's favorites. For instance, if you see one of my favorites you like, click on the photo, then go over to the person's user name which will be on the right and click that, then go up and click on "favorites" to their favorites and look for things you like. When you find someones things you like then you can add them as a contact so you can easily check back with them for updated photos. I hope that makes sense. Email me if you need clarification!

just_charming_ said...

Hi Cindy, I haven't commented before but always read your blog. Thank you so much for your favorites on Flickr!! I have just spent the last hour checking out all the fabulous photos, just inspiring!! Suzanne:)

Marilyn said...

Oh, I love the mosaic you did! It makes me smile every time I view it. Thanks for taking the time to put it together for all of us to enjoy.

Tina said...

Cindy, I went and took a look at your flicker group. OMG they are beautiful!!!! I LOVE them all. I could sit and look at them for hours. I'll be day dreaming now for a while. Tina

char72 said...

Gorgeous. They're all absolutely gorgeous.
Charlotte

Debby said...

Hi Cindy,
The mosaic is great! Thanks for the link.
Congrats on setting up your Etsy Shop! I have added you to my favorites. I have also taken the plunge and opened my Etsy Shop. Come by and visit when you get the chance.
Take care,
Debby
Romancing the Bling

Gollum said...

Cindy, your garden is beautiful--I can't wait for spring. I planted a bunch of irises and I just know they won't come up. I love your etsy shop!

Christy said...

Hey Cindy, I sure do enjoy your blog and great decorating ideas. I was looking through your photos and saw the blue cottage wooden sign with the pink bicycle, I was wondering where you got it. I have a pink Electra retro reproduction bike, and thought that sign would look great somewhere in my house. Thanks!

Linda said...

That is pretty Cindy, really gives all a feel of Spring or Summer.
I would like to HAVE that Nantucket Cottage!!!
Linda

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Christy, I bought the cottage sign from Denise... Here is her blog:
http://couturedepapier.blogspot.com/

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

There are beautiful things about every season in nature. But I can't wait for spring blooms!
Brenda

Alison Gibbs said...

What a beautiful mosaic. I am lucky as I don't have to dream of summer - I am lucky enough to live in Australia where it is Summer.
Ther is nothing as pretty as a pink Pierre de Ronsard rose like in your mosaic. Mine are looking really pretty right now

A New England Life said...

Wow Cindy, that is absolutely gorgeous! And so many months away : / lol!

Seems everyone has a bit of Spring fever these days.

Sharon

Elenka said...

I wish you had a smell-o-meter on your blog so that we could smell those beautiful flowers ! Gorgeous.

Chatelaine said...

Lovely mosaic. The cottage is gorgeous. I wanted to go to Nantucket this summer.

I do love winter but I've had enough already! Too much snow too early in the season!

I'm off to look at your faves!!!

Susan said...

I'll settle for spring at this point!;D

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Stunning! I'll have to check out flickr. Thanks!

Judy

Missie said...

If given the choice, I would take a cottage with a rose garden like this over a mansion anyday! Beautiful pictures.

cityfarmer said...

you've done it again ... captured my heart, which makes me just heart you.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful mosaic, once again, Cindy!

Big Tx Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Cindy; I love the little cottage, I want my yard to look like that, and some day it will. I hope.

Hugs;
Alaura

BailiwickDesigns said...

What a lovely bit of summer to look at! You're right - these mosaics can really set a mood! ::Jill

Joy said...

Hi Cindy ~ beautiful mosaic. Do you know of a good tutorial on how to do a paint wash on furniture?

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Dolly said...

Ohhh I want to move right in!
Do you think they'd mind?
:-)

I am using this mosaic as my background! Thank you Cindy!

We are buried under 2 feet of snow and I am really needing to be reminded that spring is coming!

Hugz, Dolly

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

How breathtaking! Can you imagine... having to put a trellis on your roof for roses to climb? Sigh......

Your ribbon embroidery is TDF. Gee, if I ever finish, (or at least START) all the many projects in my head, perhaps I'll pick up that book and learn too, lol!

LOVE the banner as well, xox is perfect!

Susan said...

I just found your site and I love it. I can't wait to try your painting technique on my old bedroom set. It looks a bit like the one you have on your site. Wish me luck. God Bless, Susan