Tuesday, October 18, 2011

bright idea



I really like Serena Thompson's Farm Chicks style. To me, it's very Cath Kidston meets down-home Americana. Lots of pretty pale shades of blue and green punctuated with pops of cherry red and cheerful prints. (If I sound like I've been writing a lot, I have!)



Ever since seeing Serena's colorful kitchen in Where Women Cook (Dec/Jan/Feb 2011) I have been thinking about storing cupcake liners in a jar. So simple. Well, the other day at Target, I finally purchased a jar.



In went the cupcake liners. (I might paint the lid?)



Ready for cupcake and muffin baking!



My apologies for being absent from blogging. I miss being inspired by everyone and hope to make a big evening of visiting soon! As mentioned earlier in this post, I am busy writing these days, which is a dream come true!

Happy October!

xo
elyse

27 comments:

Cheryl S said...

Love this pretty idea - thanks for sharing and wishing you much luck on your writing! :)

Susan said...

What a cute idea! I'm off to buy a jar!

She'sSewPretty said...

They do look pretty in a jar. I'm afraid if mine were out in the open-it would just make me crave cupcakes. Which I don't need. Maybe I could just consider them artwork?

NanaDiana said...

I am so happy that you are writing. I know how happy that must make you.

I love the cupcake liners in the jar...how sweet is that?! But..... Yep...gotta paint that lid! AND I LOVE your clock!

Hope you are having a wonderful week- xo Diana

Blondie's Journal said...

Hooray for you for getting some writing in...how exciting. I have this issue of Where Women Create and I have yet to look at it. I definitely will now!! Love the jar with the cute cupcake wrappers in it!!

XO,
Jane

A Vintage Chic said...

I love Serena's style, too...have ever since I accidentally fell upon her new cookbook almost two years ago...love that you found a jar--and I KNOW you're going to paint that lid!

So glad you're enjoying the writing process...I love it, too...gives such joy, doesn't it?!

adn...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear Elyse!

Julie

A Vintage Chic said...

um...I meant "and" Happy Birthday!

Julie

hilary @ oldhouse.truelove. said...

looks so SWEET...
(not cute! ) ; )
i'm happy you could fit that stop in to target the other day. wink wink.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh yes! I love it! I'm going this direction more and more!

Have a wonderfuly happy birthday, Elyse! I'm so glad your dreams are coming true. ♥

LissyLou said...

yes very nice xx

Shabbyfufu said...

Hiya Elyse......book coming? LOVE the pretty colors here, especially since it's been raining for 4 days straight and I can't get my happy on!

xo

All things nice... said...

I love all those bright colours- so fresh and modern too :) I love Cath Kidston, anything floral related or dots and spots. Thanks for sharing

All things nice...

Jill said...

I was looking at those jars the other day~ thanks for giving me a legitimate reason to buy one!!
Hugs,
Jill

notes of sincerity said...

So cute! I love your new jar of cupcake holders. Now you can see your pretty papers all the time. :o)
I hope you are having a nice week.
Sincerely, Trish

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love how you make everything look so cozy. I love that idea with the cupcake papers. So happy that you are enjoying writing, your so good at that.

Have a lovely evening.

Karen

debi said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend!

Hope your day was as wonderful as you!

Love the pretty photos. I agree about the colors....YUM! I love your cute jar of cupcake papers, it looks really sweet in your dining room.

Katsui Jewelry said...

I do live her style. I haven't had the time to look! I am so glad to hear you are living your dream, Elyse, but I do love your tinkering for us!

Suz

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

dear god...we ARE twins! i just did this!!! you know i love me some Serena and Cath. so happy you are writing more and more...especially for my fave mags! i can see that book of yours coming soon...
XO

Zuzu said...

Sweet idea, Elyse! I think I'll borrow it for my vintage canning jar. :)
Hugs,
Zuzu

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Super cute! I love Serena's style too. Hope your birthday was wonderful!

debi said...

Ooooooh! I love this post! All those beautiful colors are making me SMILE!

You should paint the lid to your cute jar in your sweet signature shabby aqua.

piccolaceleste said...

Ciao complimenti per il blog è bellissimo ,a oggi se vorrai faro parte delle tue amiche ...baci a presto lù.

Lauría... said...

Hermoso todo!!
Besos
Laura

Mary Ellen said...

What a cute idea for the cupcake liners Elyse!!

I am having issues with publishing posts on my blog for some reason. My mom has been here for a week so haven't had much time for posting anyways but do hope I can figure out what is the matter!

At least I can still read my favorite blogs!

bee blessed
mary

Betsy said...

I did the same thing after seeing that issue! I had the perfect jar already, so it was easy! It's so fun to see all the colorful options and also to change them up for the seasons and holidays. I also enjoy Serena's Farm Chicks style.

koralee said...

You should see my pantry my friend...I have 2 huge jars filled with baking cups and sprinkles...one day I will take a photo...they do make me HAPPY.

Hugs for a pretty new week. xoxo

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Elyse,
I had seen this post a while ago, but forgot to tell you how much I love this idea. My husband got me a new fancy/techy phone some time ago, and I have an app for Google Reader. It is so convenient, but I've been getting so careless about leaving a comment on my favorite posts.
I was thinking about your post yesterday when I picked up the cutest strawberry liners... I just have to buy a jar soon!
I hope all is well, and I look forward to your posts in the coming year. :)