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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.

Friday, November 13, 2009

PINK SATURDAY & A Walk In My Garden

Hello all my pinkie bloggers. Happy Pink Saturday to all of you. Thankyou Beverly from how sweet the sound for making this great day possible.

As most of you know by now, I live in the desert of AZ. The summers are too hot for anything much to bloom and so while most of you are enjoying the garden, mine is wilted and suffering from the intense heat.....BUT, having said that, we are now enjoying a climate that is in the 80's during the day and cold at night. That is great news for a second chance at seeing gorgeous blooms once again before the cold of winter. I decided to take a stroll thru my garden this morning and see what the heavens had surprised me with. I was delighted and wanted to share my bounty with you today. I hope you enjoy all the blooms and they brighten your day.


I don't have many blooms this late in the year, (not like spring) but what little I do have is so beautiful and smells so nice.


This is a rose from a mini rose tree.


This lavender rose smells like heaven, a pure delight for the senses.


This rose changes colors as it opens. Would you believe it starts out as a pink rose?


My hibiscus bloom almost 10 months out of the year. Sometimes the cold nights of winter freeze them. We have been known to get down to 17 degrees at night, but when the sun comes up, we usually get into the high 60' and 70's.


I was able to catch a picture of double blooms on this rose bush. I can see it from my kitchen window. It makes it very hard to think of fall when you see roses like this one.


Another sweet mini, altho not many roses now.


My honey perfume rose tree, this too smells delightful, very sweet.


Another hisbiscus with white veins, beautiful.


This is a little of what I created this week. I have some vintage jello molds and decided to make a pincushion from one that looks like a pie on top. I thinks it's so cute.


Also made some angel ornaments. It is that time of year isn't it. I hope you enjoyed my offering this week, and I hope you all have a great week.

The winner of my pumpkin is........Leann from the Old Parsonage, please email me at cpeterson72@q.com with your address so I can get this to you as soon as possible. Congrats.

56 comments:

Pink and Pretty Designs said...

What pretty flowers you have!! Nature is so beautiful.

I LOVE your little pie pin cushion!! What a sweet idea, and the little hat pins in it are gorgeous also!

Happy Pink Saturday,
Sheryn xox

NicNacManiac said...

WOW...you are so fortunate to have all of these absolutely gorgeous blooms at this time of year!! Love the pink hibiscus....wow!!
Hugs xOxO Nerina :)

CC said...

Congratulations to Leann on her win.
Your flowers are so sweet and pretty, I specially like the frilly one that you said started out as pink and changes color...and ooo, the
pincushion you made is gorgeous. I have some of the vintage molds, now if I can just get a pincushion to look that pretty. :). Happy Pinks..
have a wonderful weekend.

Atelier de Charo said...

It's a great and sweet idea for the pin cushion!!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!!
Congrats to Leann

Mimi said...

HI CHAR!!!
Your roses are beautiful!!! It is our beautiful time of year!!! YEAH!!!!I so wished for rain today!!!
hugs,
jamie

Michelle said...

Lucky you, strolling in the garden at this time of year with such beauty, I must say I'm a little jealous. Happy PS and enjoy your garden.

Marilyn said...

I so enjoyed your flowers. Yep, especially the pink ones. They are eye-candy!! I thought we lived in a wild temperature fluctuating area but yours is even wilder!! I guess you are lucky to have anything bloom.....
Happy Pink Saturday!
Love,
Marilyn

Say It With Roses said...

HAPPY PINK SATURDAY, Char...
Thank you for the beautiful tour of your garden....mine, as you know, is asleep!
I have that pattern for the little tart pin cushion and a lot of those Jell-O molds...you just inspired me...I hope mine will be as fresh and pretty as yours!!!!!
Love,
Jil

Hélène Glehen said...

Thank you to share your treasures. Happy PS :o)

SmilingSally said...

So many pretty flowers; it must give you pleasure to look out your windows.

suesueb said...

It's so lovely to see all these spring blooms! My favorite is the one that changes color. Your pie pincushion is so adorable too!! Hope you have a wonderful pink week!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Char,
What a sweet post! You must be so happy to have flowers blooming this late in the season. Ours are long gone. Love your little pin cushion! Happy Pink Saturday & enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Ginger said...

Your blog is sooooo beautiful and I really enjoyed the pink roses today. Thank you for stopping by and having tea with me today.

Hugs
Ginger

Mollye said...

Hooray for Leeann, she will be soooooooo happy. Your pincushion is adorable and full of cuteness. Hugs, Mollye

Cathy said...

I am absolutely loving your blog post. The flowers are breathing some spring into my life as it rains like cats and dogs outside.

I have to say, I am in love with your pincushion. What a great idea. I am going back to check it out again.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Cathy

Shabbychicdiva said...

Beautiful!!! Happy Pink Saturday! Winona

Mary said...

Your flowers are just lovely. It really is nice to see them. We've just put our garden to bed for the winter and things are looking very barren. I hope you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday.

Vicki said...

Hi, Char,
Thank you for brightening my day with those beautiful roses and hibiscus. My garden struggles, too, during the hot Texas summer, but like yours, is enjoying the cooler autumn weather. I adore that sweet pin cushion. Also, your angel ornaments are so pretty! Have a lovely weekend, my friend! Vicki

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hello Ms. Char,

Just popped in to wish you a Happy Pink Saturday. Your roses are just beautiful and the pink goodies you made are just darling! That little jello mold pin cushion, what a clever idea.

I can only imagine 80º days. I'm sitting in front of a fireplace staring at a hail dusting that still has not melted from last night's storm. haha!

Have a great week and hope your Saturday is magical in every way.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Thanks for the walk through your garden! Here in Western New York we are closing up shop for the winter. All of the leaves are gone and there are certainly no blooms! Can't wait for Spring.

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Liz said...

beautiful flowers and so nice to see them at this time of year. Your pin cushion is fabulous and so very pink.
Happy Pink Saturday :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Char Happy Pink Saturday...
I love your pink roses this morning. Honey I could smell the fragrance as I scrolled. It was heavenly.

I want one of those little jello mold pin cushions. That is absolutely precious. So precious. What talents you have my sweet.

Now those little angel ornaments are cute too. The look good enough to eat. I am afraid my grandson would be trying.

Thank you for sharing your pinks today. Please stop by and say hi. I would love to share my pink post with you.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Oh, so pretty, all those roses. We still have no snow, woo hoo, but it is raining and very cold, about 40 here today. The flowers brighten my day.

I have a question on your pincushion, will email you. Love it!

Happy Pink Saturday. Be sure to stop by my blog to participate in my gift certificate giveaway.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Such beautiful roses, and I love your pin cushion and pins and your sweet angels. You have been a busy bee, and it shows. Those are darling!

Happy Pink Saturday! Hope it's extra special! And congrats to Leann!

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Not sure what just happened to my post, but I hope you have a wonderful Pink Saturday! Love all your pink things and congrats to Leann!

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

maiaT said...

What an abundance of beautiful flower photos, they are so pretty.
Your pink ornaments are gorgeous too.
Thanks for your visit and the welcome message.
Have a nice weekend!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Char, we also live in the desert southwest, and this is prime time for plants...us desert dwellers manage through the hot summer and our reward is NOW! Beautiful flowers!
hugs,
Barb

xinex said...

Wow! Your flowers are amazing, everything is so beautiful!...Christine

GWENDOLYN said...

Gorgeous blooms!! and a very sweet pincushion.
Blessings!
Gwen

Tricia said...

Lucky you to have such beautiful roses at this time of the year. Up here in MI there are no more flowers. The one you mentioned that changes colors and starts out pink looks like a Peace rose or a Chicago Peace. Those are my two absolute favorites. I have had Peace roses get as big as saucers up here from time to time. And I really like the pin cushion you made. I don't know if it took you a long time to make, but it sure looks like it. You did such a nice job. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Smiles,
Tricia

Lisa said...

Congrats Leann!!!
YOur pin cushion is adorable!!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Deborah said...

Well your pink roses are so delightful but I particularly love that honey perfume rose. Such a wonderful color and I am guessing it smells as good as its name. Also love your very creative pincushion. Have a great Pink Saturday.

Martha's Favorites said...

Your flowers are beautiful. By the way, you can stop by any time for a visit. California is not that far. I would love to met you. Blessings, Martha

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Charlotte! Love the beautiful flowers! Your photos are great!

Your little pin cushion is too adorable! Lovely idea!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tina

sherri@lavenderfields said...

Beautiful roses! They are lots of work and I'm sure you spend plenty of time with these ones to look so beautiful. I can't imagine how quickly the temperature must change in Az. in one day! Love your ornaments and pin cushion. So pretty, just like the rest of your site! Have a wonderful weekend and happy PS. Sherri : )

LV said...

I am a flower lover especially roses. Your roses are simply beautiful. Mine have been doing really well lately. Even more blooms than in the spring or summer. You re very creative and talented. I really liked all your little pink creations. Happy you left me a very nice comment.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I do so love that sweet pincushion. I have seen these little molds here and there at yard sales and thrifting-wish now that I had picked them up!!

Sares said...

I miss the flowers! They have all died back here, so thanks for the fix! Your pin cushion and angels are pretty little things too! Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend!

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday. WOW, the roses are beautiful! The hibiscus is so pretty. Lucky lady! Your ornies are so cute. Have a good week!

valerie said...

stunning flowers lucky you hope you have a fab pink week:)

dottydotty said...

stunning flowers lucky you hope you have a fab pink week:)

JJ said...

That lavender rose is really unusual and your creations are cute, clever and charming
JJ

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What beautiful flowers and that pie pin cushion is so sweet!

Thank you for stopping by!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Marsha

Bunny said...

It is always a pleasure to come to visit. Your flowers are just gorgeous, I can almost smell them. Love your beautiful pin cushion you are very talented. Have a great week.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

my oh my.. you got lovely flowers in your garden! love them all.. I do have hibiscus in my garden.. in pink of course and also white, yellow & red.. they are all so pretty blooming almost everyday! and your pin cushion, i love that too! happy PS!
xo
fitty

Betzie said...

Hi Char,
First, thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog this morning. I appreciated it and agree with you totally.
Next, I love your name because I have a cousin who's name is Charlene, and I've always called her "Char" for short.
Finally, I love your roses and I could almost smell them thru that screen, but most of all I adore your pincushion...just precious!

Mary said...

Deeply inhaling your beauties~how I miss our 25+ rose bushes we planted at our last house. I'm happy for you to be drinking in their beauty and fragrance. Nothing like a rose....
I didn't know you live in AZ~we're practically neighbors ;) My sis lives in Chandler.
What a great use for an old jello tin - a pin cushion! Oh, and your pink angels decorations are so sweet and pretty.

Jillian said...

Gorgeous roses and oh my, the jello pin cushion is amazing! Tooo sweet. :0)

Amisha said...

Gorgeous Blooms!

gypsylulu said...

ahhh..I'm late in commenting, Char! But here i am!
Loving your beautiful flowers here...especially the lavender rose...so lucious!
thanks for stopping in to see me!
gypsy

caren said...

How lucky you are to still have such beautiful blooms - I'm jealous! Thanks for visiting me - Happy Pink Saturday!

gail said...

Hi Char,,, its awesome we are finally not melting!!! Its our flower season for sure!

I see you are doing the MMP 12 days of Christmas shop hop. I am a member of Make Mine Pink. I hope you do really well.

Have a great week and enjoy the gorgeous weather, I know I will. luv, gail

Laurie said...

Your pinkness is fabuloussssss!! I could almost smell your roses! Your pin cushion is adorable!

Dolly said...

Its so nice to see flowers again!
My gardens are put to bed for the winter so everything here is naked and bland!

Thanks for sharing
Hugz,
Dolly

Susie Jefferson said...

How pretty - and how amazing to have such perfect flowers in November.

Happy Pink Saturday - I'm sorry I'm so shamefully late, but trying to prepare for this show (middle of next week) has totally thrown me into panic mode, and I'm getting nowhere fast! Hence I haven't done my visiting (it didn't help I was teaching 2 classes Saturday, and 1 on Sunday).

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Thank you for the beautiful flowers for Pink Saturday and for sharing those amazing little PJ's sewn with love for your little one! So SWEET! Thanks so much for sharing and have a fabulous Pink Saturday! Hugs, Coralie