Friday, February 13, 2009

Meet Sylvia

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Photo: Villa Extra
A couple months ago when I did my "Year in Review" party I "met" Sylvia Extra from The Netherlands. I fell in love with her blog, Villa Extra!  Sylvia and I have so much in common. We both love the same things...white & blue and linen & lace and our kids are even about the same age! She allowed me to share some of her photos with you but you really should visit her blog to see all of them!
Photo: Villa Extra

There are only a hand full of blogs that I've gone back into their archives to look at every single photo, and hers is one of them!!

Photo: Villa Extra

Photo: Villa Extra

Photo: Villa Extra 

Sylvia, I wish you lived near me so I could visit your beautiful home but the next best thing is being able to visit you through your blog! Thank you for sharing so much beauty with all of us!

Thanks to all of you who joined in on my centerpiece party!  I'm going to try to do that once a month! 

Come back tomorrow. One of my readers has donated a piece of her handmade jewelry for me to giveaway on my blog!  Update: Sorry, I think I'll be doing this giveaway on Sunday because I expect to have something really exciting to share with you on Valentine's Day!!!

52 comments:

Princess Of Pink said...

YES!! Doesn't she have a wonderful style, I love it too! I visit her blog often.
Being both from the Netherlands is fun too, lol.

Hugs

tam said...

Oh I love those photos-I can se why you enjoy her blog so much!
Have a wonderful weekend~Smiles~Tam!

Seelennahrung said...

Hello Cindy,

that's a very beautiful style! I love it!

Many kind regards,
Sonja

. said...

Thank you for the link. Now I will go there every day.

Alfazema

i cant sew said...

twins separated at birth???? so nice to see how well you all live, and i know it is not costing you much at all. inspiring.
%*_*% rosey

Pearl Maple said...

What a beautiful collection of photos. Am in the middle of moving and will need lots of inspiration to reconfigure life into a new (to me) condo town house near the beach.

robinrane said...

Delightful~ I'm getting inspired just scrolling through these pictures!I'll visit her.
~Robin Rane'
~All Things Heart & Home~

Alison Gibbs said...

Sylvias blog is gorgeous.
Alison

Candy said...

OH! MY! I just visited VILLA EXTRA...been there for the last hour...all the way to the end. Wish we could hop the next boat.
Thanks for sharing. I just love meeting all my new blogging friends of kindred spirit.
Happy Heart Day, Candy

Melanie said...

Wow, beautiful pictures. It is all very "you". Clearly you're kindred spirits! Thanks for sharing!

Bo said...

Hi Cindy...Thanks for the introduction...she does have some beautiful things & displays them so nicely too...I must go over & take a look... ;-) Bo

santamaker said...

Hi Cindy, thanks so much for hosting this party and for you visit. Your nice comment meant a lot. You have gone so far since our days at RMS. I really enjoy your blog, you have such great ideas. Sylvia's blog is great, and it does look like you have a lot in common.

Carolyn said...

I love her blog also-beautiful collections and I love her photography as well.
Carolyn

Judy B said...

Her blog is just lovely...I really enjoyed the visit!!!

Cottagecheap said...

I am very excited that you are doing a monthly centerpiece party. I missed this month and really didn't have time to make a quicky one. Plus a March one will be SPRING... WOO HOO

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a beautiful blog..thank you for sharing Cindy...I could spend hours looking at all of her beautiful pictures. She even has a friend that mosaics!
Hugs,
Penny

Iowa Gal said...

The pictures look like they could have been taken at your house. I bet the two of you get ideas from each other. Now I'm going to look at all of the photos and drool a bit.

Joanne said...

On the first pic, when I saw the hutch, I thought to myself, "Cindy got another new hutch!". Yes, your styles are very similar. Thanks for introducing us to a new terrific blogger. Joanne ~~ glamourgirljoanne@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you Cindy for introducing us to Sylvia! It's so great to find a new blog so beautiful that you go back to all the archives to see all the photos. I did yours when I first discovered your blog!!
Sue in FL :)

Coleen said...

oh wow...my first visit to your blog...you have some great eye candy photos!!! then, I went to sylvias...more drooling over there!!!

Ginger said...

Hi Cindy:
Thanks for blogging about Sylvia, I will head over to her blog to see her beautiful home.
Hope your Friday the 13th is a lucky one!!!
Ginger

French-Kissed said...

This is good day--I just discovered your site! What a great eye you have for beauty. It takes real talent to decorate on a budget and let me tell you--you have got it! I love your style and your original content and photos of your home. Hope you visit me.

"J"

xinex said...

Wow! Everything is so gorgeous. I will have to visit her site too....Christine

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Cindy! Yes, I've sooo enjoyed her blog ever since you sent me the link after your Year in Review Party. That first pic today, I thought was YOURS!! Very similar tastes. Beautiful blogs.

And you are such a tease....guess I'll have to come back & see what's going on on Vday!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

tuinengeltje sylvia said...

Hai Cindy,

great idea to have a monthly CenterPieceParty. I love your blog but I also love the blog of Villa Extra from Sylvia.

Talk to you soon!

Sylvia

ann said...

She's fabulous.I'll go see her.Happy V..Day and I want to enter your giveaway...Ann

Olive Rue said...

Oh I love her blog. Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a Happy Love Day and a great weekend!

Cathy said...

Cindy,

What a great post. You are so right, if you didn't say it, I would have thought that was Your house. You two do have a lot in common in the way you decorate, not just the color palette, but the overall crisp, romantic style.

Stunning, and thank you for sharing.

xo Cathy

shabbydreaming said...

What a gorgeous Home Sylvia has!! Im popping over to see her blog right now!!
Mandii
Oh and I adore you rose centerpeice!

Lisa said...

Wow...I thought that was your beautiful home. So lovely, you two have very similar taste and your homes are so beautiful.
Blessings
Lisa

~tea girl~ said...

Okay..Okay..This is to die for !! Soft, lacey, creamy HEAVEN !! Thanks for sharing, and what a treat this was !!! Blessings ~tea girl~

Annabelle said...

Cindy,
It is a pleasure to visit you each time with always a little something more tucked in for added thought.
I loved visiting Sylvia’s blog this evening…truly an enchanting home with endless inspiration.

Hugs Annabelle

Elizabeth G. said...

I love her blog! Thanks so much for suggesting it. Your tastes are very similar and I learn as much from her pictures as I do from yours!

God bless,
Elizabeth

Sue said...

CINDY,

I LOVE YOUR BLOG--BUT WHEN YOU SAID THAT "THERE ONLY A FEW BLOGS THAT YOU WOULD TAKE TIME TO VIEW ALL OF THE PHOTOS" IS A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR OTHER BLOGGERS, ARE WE ALL SO BORING THAT WE DO NOT MERIT YOUR INTEREST? AS I STATED BEFORE I LOVE YOUR BLOG BUT FIND THAT STATEMENT A LITTLE HURT-FUL.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Sue, I did not mean that to be hurtful at all! I READ a lot of blogs but I work full time so I don't have time to go back into the archives of every single blog I find. I don't think many people do that. Do they? I know every person that finds my blog doesn't go back and read everything I posted but I don't take that as an insult at all!! I just found Sylvia's photographs so captivating that I kept going back further to see more. Probably because our style is so similar! I hope that makes sense!!! My apologies to anyone that found what I said offensive in any way!

Helen said...

Thank you so very much for introducing us to Sylvia ... I can't wait to see the rest of her posts/photos ... have a great Valentine's Day. No worries ...

Amber said...

Wow! You two ladies really are "home soul mates!" Your tastes and styles are so similar! Maybe someday you'll actually get to visit each other in real life. ;) You never know!

Any updates on the newspaper?

Anonymous said...

Cindy,
Do you know if Sylvia sells her gorgeous lacy hearts? I would LOVE to have one. Her photos are so beautiful and inspiring. Sue

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Sue, I don't know if she sells her hearts. You may want to leave a comment on her blog.

Chatelaine said...

Oh my what beauty! Thanks for finding Sylvia's blog for us. I am going for a visit right now!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

She is your Dutch twin! It looks like you went to her house to take pictures. Always beautiful!

Cass said...

Such lovely pictures, I don't blame you for going back and looking at all of them!

Sylvia has a great style sense. Beautiful!

Thanks for sharing,
Cass

Pat said...

Cindy, Well, I went to visit Sylvia's blog.....and have spent HOURS there! It's a wonderful place to visit and I absolutely "had a fit" over those beautiful hearts. Well, everything else too, but especially the hearts, as you know they are just about my favorite thing. Thank you so much for leading me there! And, love your new lamp! You are the luckiest person!! And, I'm glad. Pat

Diane said...

Her home is amazing! Happy Valentine's Day Cindy! ♥ Diane

NZ Carla said...

Hi Cindy
It's just amazing to visit yours and Sylvias' Blogs to see such beautiful inspirations!
Thanks so much for introducing us to so much beauty. You certainly have similar taste.

Love
NZ Carla

Essemia said...

Yes, she certainly have a lovely blog.
Hope you have a great Valentine.
Love Elzie

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the fun centerpiece party. I really liked seeing everyone's creativity!

Maison Douce said...

I, too, discovered Sylvia's blog through your year-end party, and I, too, fell in love with her blog!!!
Isabel

Forgjengelige ting said...

Congratulations on your newspaper news!!

Joy Zaczyk said...

Woah! Major eye candy over here!
p.s. congrats on your beautiful spread in the paper!

Joy

Melissa Lester said...

Wow, you two could be twins! I assumed those photos were taken in your home at first glance.

Gretchen said...

Thank you for sharing "Sylvias" blog link with your viewers. She has incredible photos. I've enjoyed viewing your blog.
Gretchen
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