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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, August 30, 2010

Harvesting Pumpkins And A Scarecrow Too

We still have temperatures in the 100's and will until sometime around the end of next month. It's hard to wrap your head around fall when you are still in shorts and a tee shirt! That being said, I can't wait for the cooler temps and all the rich, fall colors autumn brings.
Each year I make these sweet 4" pumpkins to sell and also to put at each place setting of my Thanksgiving Day table. Not only do they brighten the table up and bring in lots of holiday color, they are also a lovely gift for my guests.
Pretty fall fabrics and lots of goodies at the top, each pumpkin is a little different from the next. The pretty leaf dish behind comes with the pumpkins I sell, I don't give these away, but rather, I use them on the table with nuts, dried fruits etc.
Some pumpkins have mini acorns and squashes, along with bead work like the one above. All have a piece of cinnamon stick for a stem.
Of course what would fall be without a scarecrow?? This little guy has been made into a holiday tassel. I love the Halloween ribbons and trims.
How could us girls resist such a cute face?! HA! All this and more can be found on my website, SOMEPLACE IN THYME. Pumpkins would be perfect for teachers gifts and for your holiday hostess gifts. Who wouldn't love a sweet tassel to display in their home.
Later this month, I will be having a pumpkin give a way, so please come back and check it all out.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Pink Saturday And A Tribute To Angels On Earth

This is a very special week for Pink Saturday. We are joining Kelee at the Katillac Shack for a miracle party blog. This miracle party blog is to celebrate Colette's recovery from cancer  and to comment and thank Guidepost for sponsoring Colette's beautiful room makeover.
Please go over to http://www.katillacshack.com/ to view this very inspirational video and make sure to leave a comment. For each comment, a dollar donation will be given.

Beverly asked each of us to give an inspirational message, thought or memory. My sister in law sent this to me this morning and I thought it was just perfect. I hope you enjoy it.


It was a busy morning, around 8:30 when an eldering gentleman about in his 80's
arrived to have stitiches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had
an appointment at 9:00 a.m.
I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before
he would be seen. I saw him looking at his watch and decided since I was not busy with
another patient, I would evaluate his wound.  On exam, it was well healed, so I spoke with
one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures, and redress the wound.
While re-dressing his wound, I asked him if he had another doctors appt this morning as he was
in a hurry. He replied no, and that he needed to go to the nursing home to have breakfast with his
wife. I inquired as to her health and was told she had been there for quite a while, and that she was
a victum of Alzheimer's Disease. As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he were late. He replied
that she no longer knew who he was and had not recognized him in over 5 years.
I was surprised and asked him, "and you still go even tho she hasn't recognized you in over 5 years?"
He smiled, patted my hand and said "she doesn't know me, but I still know who she is."
I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arms, and thought, "this is the kind of
love I want in my life." True love is neither physical nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all
that is, has been, will be and will not be.
The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything
that they have.
"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, it's about how to dance in the rain."

Thankyou Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for not only Pink Saturday, but for helping share with the world a most generous and giving people.
Please keep the comments coming because each one contributes to a much worthing cause. Congratulations Colette on your recovery and Thankyou so much to all that have contributed.
Happy Pink Saturday

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Vintage Finds, Desserts And A Tutorial

While vacationing in Colorado last week, we were about to do some antiqueing. I came across these beautiful china dessert plates and am excited to show you what I did with them.
Using the glass candlesticks that I also found, I was able to make these very sweet pedestal display plates. Just think of all the wonderful uses for these. I would think they would make the perfect gifts too.
I love to use the glue above when gluing glass. Simply go around the rim of the candlestick with the glue and place your china plate where you would like it. Let dry and there you have something very pretty and usable. It's just that easy. Make sure all surfaces are really clean before using the glue.
I made some faux cookies to go with this plate with lots of gold rimming and yellow roses. I love it!!
Look how beautiful this is.
I made faux mini cakes for this gorgeous plate with all it's lovely pink roses. One cake is chocolate, one vanilla and the other lemon. Yummy good!!
These and more are available on my website SOMEPLACEINTHYME.  I hope you will give this a try, it's easy and fun as well as being beautiful.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday to all my pinkie friends. We just got back tonight from a long day of driving. We spent the last week in beautiful Colorado with family and had the best time together.
Today is our wedding anniversary. My hubby and I have been married for 38 wonderful years. What a blessing this life together has been. I was lucky enough to catch this lovely desert, night sky on the way home. I hope you enjoy it.
Thankyou Beverly from How Sweet The Sound. You work hard for us each week and I appreciate it. Please visit the participants this week and see what everyone has been up to. Thankyou so much for stopping by, I really love your comments and I will be by to visit you also.

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Welcome to this weeks Pink Saturday. I am away from the computor this week and that is why this is posted so early. Please forgive me for not visiting, but I hope to make that up to you next week. Happy Pink Saturday Everyone.
These pictures of my garden are from last spring. As you can imagine when the heat is 110 degrees or higher, we have little to show. I await fall with a smile on my face.
Thankyou so much Beverly for all you do for us each and every week. You can find Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. Please visit and comment as on many participants as you can, we all love comments and we all love followers.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I have had enough of this heat and am ready for a little cooling off time. Here in the desert, fall really doesn't show it's color until after Thanksgiving. Yes, you heard right, AFTER Thanksgiving. As a matter of fact, we usually sit at the table in shorts and tee shirts. Now, if you want to go up into the mountains, that's another story altogether.
I have begun my jouney in my studio working on my fall creations and I am so happy. New colors, all rich and dark have taken over and they make me smile. They are the future, the near future.
Tables displays and tassels, oh, lots and lots of pretty tassels. Indian Corn, Pumpkins and even Scarecrows.
Lots more to come, but for now, this will have to do. It gives me hope that one day I can turn off the air conditioner.
These and more are available at someplace in thyme.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Oh, where to begin..... For as long as I can remember, I have been in love with roosters. Roosters of all colors and moods. Mean ones, quite ones, and the most noisy roosters of all time. It doesn't matter, I love you!! I guess I should explain that I was born and raised in the city. I never had a chance to own a rooster or to enjoy all the personalities they bring to your life. Maybe that is the mystique they hold for me, the wonderment of it all. Some people hate that they keep you up at all hours of the day and night. I think they lull you to sleep, just like church bells or the sound of a train. To me it's tranquility at it's best. So, for this I thank Barb from Barbs Good Life for throwing this wonderful rooster party. I can't wait to get out and see and the happy little guys that grace other participants homes and yards.
My son bought me the rooster in the first picture. How did he know?? The rooster above was a find at a local design store named "Poppy"s." They look so proud, don't they?!

Rooster lamps, I can't get enough of them. This one is in my kitchen.

The sweet ceramic rooster above is actually a candle holder. The lamp holds a little votive candle and is very pretty when lite.

Over my kitchen sink I have a sign that reads "kiss the cook" and as you can see, there is another cutie pie on the end.

Above my kitchen cabinets sits a couple of the little gems. One on a tin birdhouse and another which is a candle stick. I bought him when we were living in Germany. Made of wood and a favorite.

This wire bird may actually be a chicken, but for the purpose of this post, I made her a him. At least for the time being......is that bad of me??!! Shhhhh, I won't tell her if you don't.

He sits on my kitchen island and I not only love him, but also love the shade. It's chicken wire pattern with roosters every so often. The colors are burgundy and gold......pretty.
Because Pink Saturday is on......Saturday, I went ahead and combined the two parties. I hope you don't mind.
Thank you Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for making this possible. I love to visit the participants and share their pinks. This week was a very hard one for us as our daughter has been in the hospital since last Sunday night. She came home yesterday, Wed and is doing very well. Turns out she has valley fever. At least she was diagnosed and now can mend. Prayers for her are appreciated.
I was able to finish this stocking for my website someplace in thyme and get it listed for this weeks post. If that had not happened, I would have been in trouble this week.
Pretty cameo pink and green fabric, one of my favorites.

A pretty vintage image embossed with some glitter. I also added vintage buttons and lace.

A cut teddy bear hangs from the top along with a bow.

The holidays are not complete without some gingerbread..........

And of course, you have to have bells. Pink ones!!!
Please visit as many participants as possible this week. We all love comments and we love followers too.
My pick for this weeks blog is Say It With Roses. Please visit Jil, she has a beautiful blog.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Will YOU Be Ready, Because......It's A Coming!!!

I know, I know, no one is quite ready to hear the HO HO HO sounds of the holidays, but if you are like me and have a website or shop, no doubt you are getting ready for what's about to come.
This past week, I have completed what I think are two beautiful stockings and have just about completed my third. I am over the top happy, because last year, I was very late......yep, just like the white rabbit......late, late, late. I never want to feel like that again, and so it begins.

Don't you just love pink and green together. What a beautiful combination!!

The sweet child on this image stole my heart away. She is just so soft and oozies sweetness, just like the angel that she is.

Lots of vintage lace was used on this stocking. Glitter glows on the dress and wings too.

Beautiful blue roses and you have to have a bell. These and more can be found on my website, someplaceinthyme.
Don't wait too long to get started on your projects.....you'll be sorry!!! HA!