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Someplace in Thyme

I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Swaps~Such Fun~Find One And Join In

I belong to a group of very talented women called Etsy Cottage Style. One of the things going on was a sign up to do a swap with the theme: fairies. I had done basket swaps in the past and so I felt this would be a fun swap to join. The way the basket swaps worked was, weave a basket, mail it to your swap buddy and receive a basket in return. Now, I have to tell you this was great fun. Altho I am not into fairies so to speak, I knew I could come up with something that would, hopefully make someone else happy. One of the rules was to use any medium you wanted as long as it contained the theme, fairies.

I had taken a couple of scrapbooking classes and so I thought I would use paper as my medium. I must tell you this was great fun. I had supplies on hand, but also needed to purchase a few things as well. This adventure is what led me to the world of tags, hanging tags, gift tags if you will. Now, this is a very fun item to make. I already had all the essentials at hand, just needed to get it together and start creating. I took pink cardstock and my oh so chic french stamps, some black ink and began my quest. I cut shapes, stamped and glued until my little heart was full. I could have gone on for days.....now what? I asked. What do I do with all of these stamps!? Why, sell them I said, and that is just what I intend to do. We shall see how this all turns out in the end. It just may be the end of my little career, or the beginning of some wild ride that has no end in site. Only the imagination knows for sure. Stay tuned for more of my little adventure as I progress.

Friday, July 11, 2008


This pot rack hangs in my kitchen over my island and is loaded with?........yep, you guessed it: COPPER!!!!!!! My absolute favorite pot and pan. I started collecting copper when we lived in Greece back in the early 80's. We lived on the island of Crete, and when we traveled to Athens, I would hit the back alleys for all the great copper I could carry. If my husband was lucky enough to travel to Turkey, he knew the one thing in the world I wanted, (besides his safe return) was a piece of copper. Men would line the streets with liquid tin just waiting to line the inside of a pot or pan so it could be used for cooking. What fun this was.
Polish you ask??? Are you kidding me!!!! This happens about twice a year and I hate it. Oh, not the polishing, but the effect that copper has when it's cleaned. All nice and shiny, just like new. That's NOT for me. I am a patina girl, and love the look of a dark, rusty orange copper pot that looks like it's been around for a long time. A pot that has been loved, and used to cook great family meals....lots of memories. I not only have pots hanging in my kitchen from the ceiling, but also on the walls in my kitchen, dining room and family room. I think like antiques, it's the hunt for a great piece, one you can't find anywhere else.
I inherited my grandmothers Paul Revere ware, you know, the ones that are stainless and copper on the bottoms?! When my husband and I first were married, we bought our first set of Revere ware with copper bottoms. There is a huge difference between the weight of my grandmothers pans and mine. You can absolutely tell the difference between the old and the new. I haven't seen revere ware with the copper bottoms in years. I have no idea if you can buy then any more. I cherish grandmas pans and hope my children will see, in time, that a pot not polished shiny bright has value hanging for all to cherish and enjoy.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

I've won an award

I feel so honored to have been chosen for this award. It has been given to me by Kellie of papercatdesigns. When you are new to blogging or the the computor, unsure of what you are doing, but trying none the less to make a statement, change the way people may view a certain craft or item, or just making yourself heard, this is over the top for me and I am profoundly grateful to have been given this. Thankyou Kellie so much. I now have the duty and the honor to pass this award to others that I think are well deserving. Here is my list of bloggers that I bestow this honor on. Ladies, you are well deserving of this:
Ms. Connie....Ms. Mona.....Ms. Cleo.....Ms. Debbi......Ms. Suzanne.....Ms. Denise......Ms. Peggy.......
Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou!!!
The rules for receiving this award are:1) Put the logo on your blog.2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.4) Add links to those blogs on yours.5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.