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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.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Paper Eggs And Pink Saturday

This trio of eggs is just so pretty, I almost didn't list them for sale on my website. I have never seen hydrangea paper eggs before this year. That's right, these are decorated with paper. One pink, one blue with pink and the third is a beautiful lavender.

The pink egg is special because.....it's Pink Saturday and time to celebrate all our pinkness!
These eggs have been blinged up with some sparkle too. So very delicate and just beautiful.

Lots of yummy goodness going on here. I added bows to each one and also handmade paper roses. Romantic and perfect for spring decorating.

Isn't this lavender just a dreamy color? I am loving this. Happy Pink Saturday everyone. Thank you Beverly for once again bring us all together to share our favorite colors. You can visit all the participants by going to Beverly's blog How Sweet The Sound.
Sadly, this week I will not be able to visit. I am off on a vacation and won't be posting until the 13th. If you visit my website, Someplace In Thyme, items will be mailed out priority mail on the 14th, plenty of time for Easter. Be safe everyone and just know how much I appreciate your comments and your friendship.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cottage Garden Party

Etsy Cottage is having a garden party and so it's time to show some of what's growing in your gardens.
I don't have much yet, but it's spring in the desert and the plants are coming alive once again with their beauty.
This is a climbing rose and if I remember correctly, her name is Jacob's Ladder. Smells very sweet and I love the orange, yellow and pink blossoms.
After a few days the color changes to this pretty pink. Yes, these are the same roses as the first picture. Amazing huh?

I also have some fresh strawberries beginning. I think I had better go get these and eat them before some critter thinks they are there for them.....:)

Would you like a tangelo? They are very good!!

This is a miniature pomegranate bush. If you look closely, you can see the fruit beginning to form.

Check out the top of the flower, and you will see the beginning of the baby pomegranate.

Do you enjoy the sweet smell of citrus? These blossoms are from a Meyer Lemon Tree. My yard smells like heaven right now.
AZ has many citrus groves and just driving down the streets this time of year, you can smell all the sweetness that nature has to offer.

Do you like tomatoes? I have decided to grow several varieties this year, but this plant is the only one with babies right now.
I hope you have enjoyed a little peek into my yard. I hope you enjoy all the bounty that the Lord and nature have in store for you this spring, whether it's flowers or something wonderful to eat.
Please just click on the badge for the Cottage Garden Party to take you to visit all that are participating in this wonderful venture into spring and gardens.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Pink Saturday All Over The Place!!

As my title speaks for it's self, I am all over the place this week. Nothing too much to offer from my garden and I have been in the slumps as far as creating anything this week. As you know, I try not to focus on my website on this blog. If you are interested in what I have been creating, please visit my business blog at
I love hard candy and tootsie pops are usually a candy that you might find in my kitchen.
Oh look, some pink!!! Yum, surgery goodness......love those, so do the grandchildren!
A very sweet pink face.....I could just kiss him.
My husband brought home a pink shamrock plant for me in celebration of St. Patty's Day. I have never had a pink one before and this morning the blooms were beautiful. I thought this would make a wonderful share.
Pretty leaves too.
One of my geraniums is beginning to bloom. Love the white with the pink center.
So soft and delicate.
Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have a very happy Pink Saturday. If you would like to see who is participating, please hop over to Beverly's from How Sweet The Sound. Thank you again sweet friend for all the hard work of making this possible for us pinkie loving bloggers.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Spring Is Here And So Is Pink Saturday

Spring has hit the desert and the temps this week have been in the 80's! The plants are beginning to bloom and there are lots of buds sprouting on just about everything. I was excited to see the blossoms on one of my two nectarine trees this week. Come on over little bees and do your jobs, mama wants lots of fruit this year.
Aren't the flowers just so delicate and pretty? Too bad they have no scent.
If I were lucky enough to have each flower pollinated, I would be in nectarine heaven.
Yep, I have some pink roses to show you also. These are in a pot, but they are gorgeous none the less. Smell so good too.
Aren't they just so pretty? I really didn't realize how much I have missed the plants in my yard this year. I am getting excited to see so much more. Come on spring!!! I am hanging up the welcome sign.
Thank you Ms. Beverly for this weeks Pink Saturday. I look forward to seeing what everyone has been up too. You can also see what the pinkies have been doing by going over to Beverly's blog How Sweet The Sound and checking out the participants this week. We always welcome comments.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

We Are Blessed.......And Heaven Fills The Air

You can walk outside your back door and pick a fresh tangelo right off the tree!!

Yep, they are just hanging there, waiting for some lucky person to come along and snatch one up...or maybe two.

Just look at the gorgeous color. Wow!! And it tastes just as good as it looks.
If you are not a tangelo kind of gal, how about some ruby red grapefruit??

We had a lot of fruit on the trees this year and it just keeps getting better and better. Lots of new growth too, but no blooms yet.

Lots of sweet yummy goodness growing here.

Citrus can withstand the heat of a desert summer. We are very fortunate in that regard and our reward is being able to go outside and pick some juicy and nutritional fruit.

Oranges, oh yeah, we have those too. These should have been picked by now, but the longer they stay on the tree, the sweeter they get.

If you look closely, you can see little white buds on the tree. I am hoping for lots of fruit this year. This orange tree is a juice orange and not as good for peeling and eating. Great fruit if you love orange juice or like to make a salad dressing using the juice of fruit.

Blooms on my Meyer lemon already, and a little welcome guest. I got ever so lucky when I was able to capture my friend here doing his thing. Ya just gotta love the bees. That gives me an idea, maybe I will create a sign that welcomes these little guys into my yard!

I wish I could share this sweet scent with you, right through the computer, smells like heaven.
If you are not familiar with the way citrus grows, just look at the bottom of this picture and you will see the beginnings of a new baby lemon.......where the green spot is......yep! that's it baby!!

Our friend is keeping busy and earning his keep. The air is filled with spring and I am so blessed. Thank you God above for giving my garden life, and for the fruit it brings.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Pink Saturday And St. Patty's Too

I thought Ms. Bunny would be perfect for this Pink Saturday's theme of Pink and Green. Not a lot of green, but if you look hard, it's there.
Vintage pink and white chenille along with some cotton fabric make up this adorable bunny and just in time for Easter.

A sweet basket  I wove and nested just for  Ms. Bunny. It has a mini wire apple detail at the back with a handmade paper rose and ribbon. You can't have a nest without eggs and so there are two painted wooden eggs that have been decal ed with pink roses and then sugared with glass glitter.

Such a cute face, don't you just love vintage chenille?
Beautiful cotton fabrics come together to create a one of a kind shabby bunny for this week's Pink Saturday. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my post and I hope you all have a wonderful St. Patricks day.
Thank you Beverly for all you do. You can find the list of participants on Beverly's blog, How Sweet The Sound. Please stop over and lets all see what everybody is up to.
Ms. Bunny can be found on my website, Someplace In Thyme.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Have You Ever Remodeled?

For any of you that have done a home remodel, you are probably laughing at me right now, but this is a scary thing to do. To have someone come in and take apart not only your door, but what seems like half the walls too.
We bought our home almost 8 years ago, new. It had the standard, run of the mill sliding glass doors. After all this time, we felt it was time to change. That in and of it's shelf was a challenge. At first, I wanted French Doors. I was set on that, the kind that have screens and windows on the sides of the doors.
When the salesperson asked me which way I wanted the door to open, I must have looked at him like he had grown another eye!!
What do you mean which way??? He asked me, inside or out....HUH!!??
Inside would not work because the door would swing into a vintage pew bench we picked up in England.
Outside wouldn't work because the patio table is on the left hand side of the doors. I would have to step out, close the door and then proceed...waaay too much work there.
I thought and thought about this question. I thought about it for literally months. Nothing was getting done.
I finally said, "french doors are not for me." I changed my mind completely, and never looked back.
Instead of the french doors, we got beautiful maple wood Andersen sliding doors. It was the right decision for our lifestyle. The right choice had been made.
Now on with the work, and I might add, the scary part.

Having someone come in and tear apart your wall moldings is a bit scary. This is what the inside looks like. I suppose if I use my imagination, it could be a lot worse. I try not to think about it.
We are held up a couple of days waiting for the security company to come in and reset the sensors......so, I look at this every day.......

Our home is stucco, so what you see on the right hand side of this photo, is what the end result needs to look like. Mr. Stucco man will be here tomorrow so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

I might be able to weave a beautiful basket, but I am completely out of my element with this. I can only hope there is a lot of talent in the fingers and hands of the stucco guy!! Faith Char, you just gotta have faith.

Lots of work to be done here.

And here.

I am hoping you will not be able to tell that any work was done to the outside wall. We will see, and I will be sure to keep you posted on the progress.....new baseboards are next. Yikes!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011


I am having some trouble finding wonderful pinks to show you, so this week we are taking a little trip to my laundry room....o.k, I hear you, who wants to do laundry, let alone have to see the room where it's done. But, it's where I am finding my pinks for this week, so please bare with me.
If you follow my blog or know me, then you know I am a basket weaver. I used to be in an AOL basket swap with some very talented weavers. I also did juried shows. The basket you see above was woven on a vintage wash board. It was not woven by me, but by a fellow weaver in Maryland. It is one of my favorites and perfect for the laundry room.

I like to imagine the wash board was well used in it's time and now look at it. It's just gorgeous. I love all the rust, the more the merrier, but don't tell my husband. He would have thrown it in the trash!!! HA

Time enhances the patina on a basket, giving it a rich color which I dearly love. Ahhh, just look at that!!

I am loving the little wooden clothes on this wash board. Too cute for words. I have thought about weaving on it, but decided to start a wash board collection instead. Won't my husband be so happy to hear about that!!

Another basket from a swap. Just look at those buttons!!! So cute. There's some pink in the laundry bags. I wish I had known about all the vintage things I would love as I got older. I remember my grand mother having a laundry bag and I wish I had it today.

I do use this laundry bag to hold vintage clothespins, but I never use them.

Ya gotta have some vintage washing utensils. Soda, Soap (German) and Sand. Doesn't everyone use sand when they wash?!

Now I know you are probably wondering why I have a vintage enamel bread box in my laundry room. I can promise that I have a good reason.
This beautiful box was bought at a flea market while we were leaving in Europe. It had no lid, and as much as I would have loved the missing part, it didn't matter to me. I never intended to use this as bread box. Instead, I use it to hold my handmade washing soap!! Yep, you heard me right, handmade, and it only takes about 5 to 10 minutes to make.
Bloggers are a wonderful people, they share their ideas, hearts and recipes. This is the best soap I have ever used and can't imagine ever buying laundry soap from the supermarket again. If you would like this simple recipe, please go visit The Beehive Cottage HERE. You will not be disappointed.

See my soap? It's pink and smells heavenly too.
Thank you so much Ms. Beverly for once again bringing the pinkies together. You can visit Beverly and all of this weeks participants at How Sweet The Sound.
If you would like to see what I have been up to this week, please check out my business blog Someplace In Thyme2.