Sunday, November 23, 2014

Anticipa-a-tion!!


Wow!

I don't know if it is just me, or if everyone
feels the excitement of the holiday season
like I do this year!!!

I am so ready for for it, and just
want to savor

 every. single. second.
 

We have had some "stuff" shall we say, to
adjust to recently, and it has just made me
appreciate all of my blessings even more!
{especially knowing that God will take care
of our "stuff"}


What about you?

Where is your heart this holiday season?

I hope you are ready to drink it all in...
soak it all up....and bathe your soul in
the goodness of it all!
{even though you may have "stuff", too}

I am praying for everyone that reads this
post, and want you to know that my heart is
with all of you who may be hurting and struggling through this year. 

May you know the mercy, love, joy, and peace of God this holiday season.

Love and Joy to You,
Becky
 


Monday, November 17, 2014

From My Studio


I am working hard fulfilling Christmas orders
and creating some more Christmas goodies
for the shop!

I'm loving red and white, and made up 
some vintage inspired gift buckets!


Just a fun little bucket full of Christmas cheer!


A limited number of them are now
available in my shop!


I hand stamped the adorable little vintage inspired tags, that you can find at Hogg Barn Antiques on Etsy!  Shannon makes those
cuties, and has a gorgeous shop!

Hope you're getting inspired to
whip up some fun holiday decor!

Have a delightful week!
Hugs,
Becky
 


Friday, November 14, 2014

Happiness Is...

...a little bit of 
whipped cream 
and cinnamon
with my coffee, 
served piping hot in a chunky,
vintage, restaurant ware mug!!


A lovely way to start the day!
Wayyyy cuter, and a lot less expensive 
than Starbuck's, too!

Praying that your day is full
of wonderfulness!

Remember...

 LIFE IS GOOD!

{even though sometimes circumstances may not be}

Hugs,
Becky


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Holiday Fun!


As a creative soul, 
there are certain things 
that just make me so tickled to create!
  
Some of them are antique hand loomed linen, vintage silver plate of all kinds, and the charming little vintage salt shakers with silver plate tops!

So, when I came across a couple of nice
lots of them, I decided to make them
into delightful, sparkly Christmas ornaments!

I just love how they turned out, 
and would love to see a whole tree
covered with them!
 

They just make my heart sing!




How fun are they??
I making a bunch of them, and want
to get a shot of all of them together!

And here is a new design in my
holiday antique hand loomed linen,
gift tag/ornament line!

 
One can never have too many snowmen,
right?  This one melts my heart!
Mica flakes for sparkle and a vintage
French linen body with sweet twig arms!

I adore this time of year!
Have a wonderful week, friends!

You're all the bestest!
Hugs,
Becky

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Giveaway Winner & Getaway!!


Omg...my sweet hubby surprised me with a pre-hunting season romantic getaway to one of our favorite places, Jekyll Island, Georgia!

This is the very familiar view from our balcony!


I love this time of the year there, because it's cooler and we practically have the place to ourselves!  I couldn't see anyone else on the beach for at least 1/2 mile!  The water blends in with the very overcast sky beyond
the dunes. 


I spent some time alone down at the beach, sitting on the huge granite stones they use to slow down beach erosion...
it was so peaceful, and serene.


A shrimp boat heads out early seeking
the sea's bounty.


Craggy oaks that are wind barriers
for the inner island.  Kind of spooky looking,
but so cool!

I love driftwood beach at the north end
of the island.  It is full of huge trees, trunks, roots, and branches that have been downed by erosion and heavy winds.  They are like nature's sculptures, each one different than the other. And they cover the whole northeast and northern parts of the island.


I found a few nice pieces of driftwood, but there are mostly reeds from the surrounding marshes on the shore.

We had a wonderful time, just us two,
and love taking the time to reconnect
with each other! 

Now for the big announcement!!

The winner of the giveaway is

sweet Nellie, from Nellie's Cozy Place.

Her entry was number 12 and that is the 
the one random number generator chose!!

I have known Nellie for well over 25 years,
and she is a wonderful friend!  I hope you will go meet her!  She is just so warm and
welcoming!!

Hope your week is wonderful!!
Are ya'll ready for the holidays?
I can't believe they are almost here!!

Hugs!!!
Becky

 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thrifted Joy!


I had a few minutes to pop into a thrift shop
I don't get to go to very often yesterday!

I was so glad I took the time!
Looky looky!

I adore my treasures!


Love the reticulated brass tray!
You can often find silver, but brass is a little less common.

But my very favorite piece is the little roundish salt shaker!!


How cute is that?
I also have the mate!  Not sure
if I can part with them and list them
in the shop!

I do have some yummy creamy white pottery
that will be listed in the shop, and by Sunday, the shop will have all kinds of new lovelies to peruse!

OH!!  DON'T FORGET TO ENTER 
THE GREAT PUMPKIN GIVEAWAY!!

JUST SCROLL BELOW AND BE A FOLLOWER AND
LEAVE A COMMENT AND YOU ARE ENTERED!

Have a delightful day,
and splash some joy around, ok?

Hugs,
Becky




Monday, November 3, 2014

Oh Pumpkins!!



Well, the day is finally here!
This is the day of the great pumpkin
giveaway!

This is an event I am hosting in appreciation
of my blog friends...yes...
that's 
 Y-O-U!!


One lucky winner will receive {1} set of three of my original design pumpkins in an either coastal or naturally neutral theme, as pictured above.

That winner will also receive a coordinating petite pumpkin to go in this lovely, vintage inspired cloche!!

The cloche can be used year round...
such a great piece!

AND
 
The only rules are that you have to
be a follower of Timewashed,
and leave a comment to enter!! 

Unfortunately, I have to limit entry to
U.S. residents only. :o(


That's it!
I will announce the winner on
Saturday, November 8th!!

Hope your week is full of
all kinds of wonderfulness!

Joyful Blessings to You!!
Becky

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Falling Forward!


Well, we may have "fallen back" with our clocks today, but I am "falling forward" here at home!!

We have had a houseful for the last week, and it was fabulous.  Our oldest daughter and her family were here, but are now headed back home.

So, I am falling forward into all that didn't get done while they were here!  LOL!!  

 You know...things like my GIVEAWAY, and transitioning my shop from pumpkins to Christmas!!


Speaking of pumpkins...I just adore these little cuties, and have to take pics of them every year!  They just make me happy!


I have added a few items to the shop
and will be adding more over the next
couple of weeks!

Here is my first design for Christmas!
So excited!


Bottle brush trees are a personal fave!!
I think there is one still available 
for purchase!

OH and the pumpkin giveaway!

I will be posting it tomorrow!
And it is so easy!  Just leave a
comment!  I may even do a second
giveaway, so check back tomorrow evening!

Hope your week is fabulous!!
And that you are so filled with JOY that it's contagious,
and you just tick off that nasty ol' devil!!

Hugs to You!!
Becky




Saturday, October 11, 2014

Upcoming Giveaway Promo!


Happy Saturday!
Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

So much beauty out there to see!
I am heading out in a little while myself!!

I will be posting a  
Fabulous Fall Giveaway
next week that you won't want to miss out on.


 It's my way of thanking YOU, my sweet blog friends, who have stuck with me even though I haven't been able to blog or visit blogs very much in recent months.

Thank you so much!!  You bless me more than you know!!  You are all just so encouraging
and supportive!


 Of course, the winner will receive 
a set of my handmade, original pumpkins of
their choosing, and 
some other lovely goodies, too!

I found the prettiest pedestal cloche, which
will have a petite pumpkin included in it!!


 Just know that I appreciate you, and
long to have some time to visit everyone again soon!  

Hmmm...would you choose traditional Fall
colors, or some of my coastal Fall pumpkins?

Have a wonderful weekend,
and make someone smile, ok?

Oh...almost forgot!


I am an Instagram newbie!

Hope you'll come follow me!
Timewashed, of course!!

Hugs and Joy to You!
Becky 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Autumn Pretties


Hi There!
Just popping in to say HI to all of my lovely
friends, to share some Fall pretties, and a 
couple of my latest creations!

Hope your week is going well!

These pics are some loveliness from HGTV!

Enjoy!  
Be inspired!  
Embrace the change!


Love the runner they created with the black jute webbing!!  Love it all!

Magnolia leaves are so hardy, will hold
up to spray paint if you want to change
the look, and always add a touch of elegance.

Rustic and simple...love it!



Green and white elegance!
Simple, yet refined and so pretty!

{did you know that I love Fall...just sayin'}


Love the simplicity of this...
but love the quote more!
Sounds a lot like what Jesus said
so very long ago!

And here are some of the fruits
of my labor lately!



And, of course, a little shabbiness!!!



I adore the vintage tatting on this one!!
The cutie in the goblet is available HERE!

And the shabby goodness will be added to the shop tonight!

Have a blessed and joyful day!
Thanks for stopping in!
Hugs,
Becky


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Oh Joy!


Happy Sunday!

Hope your day is full of all things good!!

Ya'll know I just love mixing up textures,
and contrasting old silver with fabulous 
patina with softer more delicate things...

Well now I am mixing it up with my original
pumpkins nestled in a silver plate goblet!!

I think it is a perfect match!!


The look of the creamy white cotton contrasting with the rustic beauty of the real pumpkin stems, and of course, my signature bling... I just love it!


I think every home should have some tarnished silver plate in it's decor!! 
There is just something so
warm and wonderful about it!!


This sweet pumpkin and other new styles will be added to my shop tomorrow and Tuesday!!
Some will be one of a kind, so be sure
to grab it if you love it!!

Don't you just love Fall??

I can't get enough of the whole idea of it!
Thank you, God, for the fabulous change of seasons!!

You can check out my Fall Pinterest Board by clicking HERE!

Have a delightful day,
and a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Becky



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bella Grace Winner & Farmhouse Pumpkins!!


Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!!
You probably can guess what I've been doing!

Procuring supplies for pumpkins and making them!
No surprise there, LOL!!!

Here are a couple of my latest designs!
 More Timewashed originals!!!

Some rustic farmhouse beauties!
 

These cotton bolls are fabulous!  They are wired together so they will never break apart!! 





I just love the cotton bolls, and the
texture they give to the pumpkin!
 
And this cutie has some color added to it!



I am thrilled to announce the winner of the
beautiful Bella Grace magazine!!

Random number generator chose #2,
which is the delightful Kris,
of Junk Chic Cottage!!

Thank you to all who entered!
You will want to grab a copy of this magazine!
It is so well done, and so inspiring!

Have a joy filled day,
and splash some of your joy around, ok??

Hugs,
Becky


 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Best Beauty Secret


Today, I have the pleasure of sharing something with you that I put together for the blog hop with the new Stampington Magazine, Bella Grace. 

It is so gorgeous and inspiring...and I have one to give away!
YAY!! 
More on that in a bit.



I have met some women during my life,
that as soon as they step into your presence,
they make you feel better.

They are beautiful, draw you in, and seem to just beam with joy!

Their words are always seasoned with love and grace and they make you want what they have!
 
They often leave others wondering how they can possibly be so happy all the time, and 
if they are simply faking it.


I. love. that.
And I aspire to be one of them.
{still have a long way to go!!}

And I know their beauty secret!

Before they even get out of bed
in the morning...

their hearts swell with thanks for
the new day, and all that will fill it!


That's it.
That's why they are soooo lovely,
and soooo happy!

The heartbeat of their life is thanks. gratitude. gratefulness.

It spills over into all they do!

I have found that as I thank God thank for every little thing, my creativity just
flows seamlessly.  When I get out of focus,
and into the grumpy, even ungrateful zone, it is almost always stifled.  So simple, isn't it?


 A grateful heart is not only the secret
to captivating beauty, it creates a deep sense of joy, and unlocks and releases our creativity!!

You will absolutely love Bella Grace!


It is full of beauty and inspiring
short stories.  You will want to curl
up with it, a comfy blanket,
a nice hot cup of wonderfulness, and take
it all in! 

 One lucky blogger will win a copy!

*****To have your name put in the hat,
simply leave a comment telling me
what you are grateful for today!

<a href="http://stampington.com/blog/index.php/2014/08/07/bella-grace-blog-hop-lifes-beautiful-adventure/"><img src="http://stampington.com/badge/2014/blog-hop/images/bella-grace-blog-hop-sq.jpg" width="272" height="650" border="0"/></a>

Just click HERE to 
go to the Blog Hop at Bella Grace,
and take in some wonderful inspiration!!

Hugs and Joy to You!
Becky


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