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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.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Pink Saturday!!

Hello to all of my pinkie friends. Once again we have the opportunity to visit each other and share some fun and love of all things pink. I have no blooms to offer this week and so have decided to once again share what I have been up to.

Sometimes I am all over the place!! My mind goes from one thing to another and I am busy with all types of mediums. I thought I would share with you my latest stained glass window. I hope you like it. This one is for me and I have decided not to sell it. I might give it to my grand daughter for her bedroom, I haven't made up my mind yet........

If you love teacups, then this is sure to please the eye. I found this vintage teacup and saucer in an antique store and decided to make a rose topiery. I think she turned out pretty nice. She is for sale, if you are interested, she can be found here. I believe this is over the top romantic and just lovely to look at.

Thankyou to Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for once again getting all of us together for a chat. You can see all the pinkies and their lovely blogs here.

Please stop over and take a look at Betty's blog from She's Sew Pretty. Her blog is beautiful and I am sure you will love her too.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Kitchen Cupboards~Something Is In The Air

January is a perfect month for new beginnings. The time of year when we look forward, starting over, make promises to ourselves. I decided that this month would be the perfect time of year to clean the tops of my cabinets! Crazy? Probably, but it's something that needs to be done, doesn't it?
It's not the cleaning that is difficult for me, it's the decorating that has me stumped every time. You see, I am not a natural, it's very hard for me and on me. I think we all know someone that can walk into a room and put everything in it's place to perfection........not me!!! I can study books, magazines and someone else's work, but that doesn't help me at all. So, with that being said, I started my chore and finally got it done. I must admit that I am pleased with the outcome and I am smiling.

When hubby and I bought this home about 7 years ago, we bought it new. I was asked the question, "do you want staggered tops or flat tops on your cabinets?" What?, I really had no idea what the question meant. You see, I am married to a military man, and he has served his country for a proud 30 years. We have lived in many places, but I never had anything but flat, or straight cupboards. This was not something I ever thought about. When given the chance for something new, I grabbed it. The different heights and widths, bring it all on, what a great chance to display collectables and just have some fun.
To be honest, it wasn't fun, it was work. I didn't have a clue what the heck to put up there or how to go about making it look like anything but a dropping off place for unwanted items.
I figure that I finally made it happen, I like the look and am happy. The one thing you need to realize is that what goes up there, isn't coming back down for another year!!! At least, not in my kitchen. So, I had to find items that I not only wanted to look at, but items that I didn't need during the year. This is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy this tour of my kitchen.
Over the fridge, a couple antiques and some greenery. I find that greenery in the kitchen is a must, brings in a freshness and some color.

I loved this pig picture, but really didn't know what to do with it, now it's perfect and even has a friend. The copper on the right is a lunch box from Turkey, not something you would use everyday, so it fits right in up here.

I love roosters, and have a couple along with some bird houses. Grouping them together just seemed like the natural thing to do. It's a hint of what is to come.

This is a joy to see. Some of the items had to be heightened and so I just used empty food boxes, they can't be seen and they get to be repurposed.

Though the years, I have collected lots of copper and brass. The lights above are also from Turkey and work great in this space.

I don't think I would use them for their intended purpose, so up here I get the best of both worlds. Two of the lights hold oil and have wicks, the third holds a candle.

You can see one of the boxes from up here, but down below you can't.

This is one end of my cupboards, I am happy, everything is polished and clean, ready for another year.

This is the opposite end, love the pig!

A tiny space gets a little tweats house. I really had no where to use this sweet home, now I do.

I have no idea if this look will be one that will last more than this year, but it was worth the work and the time it took me to achieve. Don't be afraid of simplicity, it's a clean, natural look as well and can be very calming.

None of these items were something I was ready to get rid of. I love them all and now they have a place of honor and can be seen.

I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of my humble kitchen. Don't be afraid to think outside the box, have some fun and enjoy your treasures everyday.

Everything has it's place, and now on to something else that needs some attention....to be continued for sure!

Monday, January 25, 2010


The theme for this weeks Tuesday Treasures is "Romance Is In The Air." I decided to add a few things from my website SOMEPLACEINTHYME, that I thought would do just that: Bring a little romance into your life and your home.
A sweet pillow full of lots of french lavender buds and soft fil. Sweet angels in and amongst hearts. I also included a "love" charm, too cute and very shabby sweet.

Valentine hearts and fabric with love written all over just says it all. A mini heart in the pocket filled with lavender buds. Very shabby and very chic.

What could be sweeter than two children in love? So romantic and tender.
Be sure to visit Shabbylaneshops HERE to see what romantic items other sellers are offering today. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy this weeks picks!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Pink Saturday

Hello to all my pinkie buddies and Happy Pink Saturday to all of you! It's hard to believe that yet another week has come and gone, and what a week it has been for the west coast. So much rain and lots of flooding. This has kept me inside the whole week and so I am showing you a little of something I have gotten done.
The above tassel is so shabby fru fru in brown and pink. I am in love with the feathers and the way this turned out.
Valentines Day wouldn't be complete without some pink hearts and so I took a vintage jello mold and gave it a nice makeover. Painted, rose decals inside and out, then sugared with glass glitter, she is ready to go.

How about a pie? The whole thing, come on, you can have it, it's fat free, sugar free and look, no calories.
I hope you all have a wonderful, safe weekend and a great week ahead. I would like to ask you all to pop over to Vicki's from Bunny Cottage and visit her blog. You won't be sorry!
Thankyou Beverly for making this pink weekend possible each week, we know that you are working very hard to bring us all together. You can visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

RAIN~When Is Enough, Enough?

Ok, I just have to say, I love a dark, gloomy, wet and rainy day. I could take this weather for weeks at a time. Fires in the fireplace, hot cocoa, staying inside and in pjs all day, that is pure heaven for me. So then you may ask yourself, "what is she doing living in the desert where the sun shine 352 days out of the year!!??" And I will answer, "I have no idea!"
These are pictures of three of the parks in our sub-division that I took today. I ventured out with our daughter and grand children, and of course thought I had better share this with my blogging buddies. The above is one park with bar b que, picnic tables and a volleyball court made of sand. Sand you ask? It's there, or at least it used to be.

You have heard the phase, "build it and they will come?" I guess that applies to ducks too. I have no idea where they came from, but here they are.

A smaller park near by. The ground is saturated and the rain water has no where to go. I would guess the grass underneath won't be around long.
With the leaves off the trees and all the rain as well as the grey skys, baby it's cold out there.

You can never have enough of the liquid gold and we are suppose to get more. I don't know where it will go, maybe I will take a picture of us in a boat going down stream.....wouldn't that be fun??!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Tuesday Treasures

Yeah, it's time for Tuesday Treasures on Shabbylaneshops. This weeks theme is "Not Just Chocolate And Roses."
How about a sweet pillow that can be used on a chair, sofa or bed, no? then hang her up on a knob, peg, armoire or chair back, you can, she has a beautiful hanger in the back just for that.

Don't want the fat, calories or sugar? You can't beat a gorgeous bowl of faux cookies, perfectly decorated with roses and glass glitter. So shabby and very sweet.

Prefer a little home decor? How about a chic Valentine tassel to hang from a lamp, peg, key or armoire. Too cute. You can find these on my shop at someplaceinthyme.
If you are so inclined, I would also appreciate a vote for my shop, simple click on the gadget in the top right and cast you vote for me. Thankyou so much and I look forward to hearing your comments.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Pink Saturday And Old Quilts

Hello and Happy Pink Saturday to all of my pinkie blogger buddies. What you are looking at is a very old quilt. A couple of years ago, my husband and I were visiting his mother in CO when I spied something of interest packed away in the garage. Of course I had to inquire about what it was, why it was and why it was being stored away in of all places, the garage. When she proceeded to pull out this gorgeous quilt, I about fell over. She told me my husbands grandmother had brought it over with her when she came from Norway. That was a very long time ago, believe me! My mother in law had no interest in the quilt, but certainly didn't want to throw it out either. I told her I would gladly take it home. She was happy and I was delighted. This quilt is in great condition, no wear marks, no holes and no damage of any kind. The only request I was given is to not give it away. No problem there, believe me!!

Here is a close up of the fabric. Both sides are the same and it measures the size of a double bed. I have no idea what was used for the batting inside and no where on the outside of this beautiful quilt can anyone tell. If I have to make a guess, I would say some kind of animal hair, horse maybe? The one thing I do know is that it is heavy and would keep you very toasty on a frigid night. I wanted to hang this beauty on the wall over these two beds, but am so afraid of damaging the fabric or leaving holes, so for now.......

this is how I have it displayed and that will have to do. At least I can see and enjoy my prize every time I climb the stairs.
Now for what I have been doing this week, here is another sample of a tassel, pink and white with a watering can on top. So shabby and sweet. This can be found in my website HERE. I would ask that if you don't mind, could you please click on the link in the upper right hand side of my blog and vote for my shop on shabbylaneshops. Every vote would be so appreciated.
Now, I would love to thank Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for all her hard work to make this possible for us every week. Please visit as many blogs as you can to see what some very talented pinkies have been up to. You can simply just click here. I thank each and everyone of you for dropping in and leaving such nice comments, I love mail.
Tin watering can has been given a shabby make over and pink rose decals. Lots of pink and white trims and ribbons, along with feathers. Too cute. Enjoy and see you next week!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Valentine Treasure Box Give A Way

Let the fun begin!!! I would very much appreciate a vote for my shop on Shabbylaneshops. Just click here and you can also enter to win the following Valentine Gift Box worth over $300.00 in Shabbylaneshop gifts and gift certificates by leaving a message on Shabbylaneshops blog. You may enter as many times as you like.
Just look at all the beautiful items that can be yours by clicking and leaving a comment.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Pink Saturday And Harvest Time In The Desert

We were lucky enough to be able to spend a week in Cabo after Christmas and ring in the New Year there....it was gorgeous and I thought I would start my pink Saturday post off with a beautiful sunset and pink sky. Thankyou Beverly from How Sweet The Sound for making another fun week possible. Be sure to check out Beverly's blog for all the pinkies participating this week.

Isn't this one of the prettiest hibiscus you have seen, so large and shabby pink too.

Pretty pink and just look at his face, he is so cute!!

The weather in the desert is very different from the rest of the country. Altho it is cold here at night, gets into the low 30's, it warms up during the day and is beautiful weather to be outside enjoying the fresh air. I still have roses that are blooming, but this is citrus time. My limes are ripe, maybe just over ripe. This is the first year we have grown a lime tree and didn't know when they would be ready. As you can see, they are starting to turn yellow, which means they are over ripe. We will know better next year. Live and learn.....they are still delicious.

My tangelo tree is loaded this year and the fruit is ripe. I remember having only a few last year, so this year I can share with the family. Fresh picked, juicy and yummy.

Just look at that!!

We have pink grapefruits as well. These are very sweet and my family loves them.

We haven't picked these yet, maybe this week, and I will share some with my pinkie friends. Come over!!

Oranges, not quite ripe yet, you can tell because the skins are still a little green. Maybe next month.

A few of my roses are blooming. This one is on a rose tree and smells like heaven. Such a lovely color too.

My pink one is not the best, but it was the only one on the bush. I love the two toned pinks.

I have been making tassels for Valentines Day to list on my website. So much fun and thought I would share them with you. I hope you enjoy my pink post this week and love your comments. Have a great week and please come back to visit often, I love the company.

I hope all of you have a great week ahead. Happy Pink Saturday to you and yours!!