Friday, August 29, 2014

Gettin' Back On My Game!!

Thank you so much for all of your kind
words, thoughts, and prayers.

You all ROCK!!

I was sick for over a week, and just today
am feeling more like myself!!

 Want to share a one of a kind
pumpkin set that is one of my
faves ever!

If I could get my hands on more nice
real pumpkin stems, I could make lots of these! 

The real stems give the pumpkins
such great personality!

As I have said before, mixing textures, styles, and patinas just really makes my heart sing!!

I also love the tone on tone look!

This sweet, one of a kind, set will be available in my shop
this evening!

Hope you enjoyed stopping by

How 'bout this?
How 'bout today we each make sure
we tell someone in our family how much we truly appreciate them?

Sound goods, right?  Something we all
need to hear every now and then!!

Have a fabulous holiday weekend!!
Be smart.  Be safe.  
Hugs and Joy,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hey Friends!

How are you?
Really, really, good, I hope!!

A few days ago, I got what I thought
was just some sinus congestion but am now
just plain sick!
 Bleh!  I would love it
if you would pray for me!!
{pretty please, with sugar on top??}

I am working hard on pumpkin orders, and
have another pumpkin to share today.

I love experimenting with different embellishments!!

This one is rustic elegance, with
shimmery leaves and faux floral
elements, and a wonderful natural
pumpkin stem.

The camera didn't pick up the
shimmer except on the bow...but it's there!

This year I am loving the whites with
contrasting traditional Fall colors!

It's just such a rich, elegant, look...
don't you think?

{3} of these will be available in my shop
in a little while!

Have a lovely day, and
as always, thank you for being
such wonderful encouragers, and
for giving me soooo much inspiration!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Velvety Petites!!

I love velvet pumpkins, and creating these
little cuties is definitely one of my favorite things to do!!

 They go together fairly quickly and there is just something about small things...maybe that
they can be tucked in anywhere.

 Love them on top of vintage silver
plate!  Need to find some more!!!

These are in the shop!
Hope you found lots to thank God
for today!!

Have a lovely week, and 
remember that He is bigger than 
any problem you might have!


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Just Playin'

This evening, I took a little break from pumpkins to just sit and make something.  

Wasn't sure what it would be, but with Fall only a month away, and me making pumpkins pretty much non-stop...

Fall is on my mind.

I love playing with textures, and like to mix
up styles, too.

The little tatted squares were a fabulous find, and after using this one, I only have one left.

Well, I thought these were tatted
squares, but a sweet friend, Liz, was
gracious enough to tell me that they
are actually crocheted!!

That is almost even more amazing!!  

Look at the wonderful detail of the crochet!!
I haven't seen any, anywhere, that are anything close to these!  Love to think
about the woman who made them!  At the least,
she was very patient, and knew how to create

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, friends!
I will be making pumpkins, and doing
some much needed organizing and housework!

Hugs to You All!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Girls, Girls, Girls!

Many of you already know that we have 
4 daughters.  Three of them are married, 
and they have given us 4 granddaughters,
no grandsons.
{this is fine by me, but hubby is
still waiting for a baby boy}

Well, number 3 daughter, Brittany, is
21 weeks pregnant, and they did this
fun photo shoot to reveal the gender!

You guessed it...another GIRL!!!
Hubby will have to keep waiting!!

And this was like a 5 minute shoot.
All Eleanor wanted was the pink
cotton candy that was already melting
in our Florida heat and humidity!

But it sure is cute!!

And we can't wait to meet our little
New Year's girl!!

Hope you're having a great week so far!

And remember to...



Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Little French Charm!

Just stoppin' in to say HI,
and to share my latest creation!

The idea for this just popped into
my head and I had soooo much fun
working on it!

What do you think?

It's one of those things that makes
me smile!  Love that!

You know the design process can take
hours...even days sometimes. This took a total
of about 6 1/2 hours, from the very start, to listing it in my shop.

I experimented with fonts, graphics, 
fabric, grasses, tags, bows, etc...

I kept trying different elements until the look just CLICKED!
Maybe I will even keep one of these
for myself this time!  LOL!!!
Hope your week is fabulous!!
And that you are so loving, kind,
and encouraging to everyone that
you just really tick off the devil!!
☺ ☺ ☺

Linking up to Sundays At Home
 Hugs and Joy!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Little Things & Shop Talk

Happy Friday, Friends!!

Hope you're having a wonderful week!

I have been in my studio, designing,
creating, and making messes.

Later today, I will be packing and shipping...
bunches of pumpkins going out!
Thank you to all of my lovely customers!!


I love the litle footed silver cup
in these pics.  It's Avon silver plate,
and it just makes me happy.

 If it's old, and has a tarnished, weathered,
or rusty patina...I love it.

These lovely pendants, a charming 
design by sweet Rhonda,
vintage, tarnished brass bezels...
SIGH!!  I will be making more pumpkins
that I will embellish with them...soo cute, huh?

I am also adding some fresh vintage
items to the shop!  Here are a few

Love these little Homer Laughlin bowls

Charming vintage USA brown transfer ware plates!

An absolutely adorable Victorian leather baby shoe!  This would be so cute repurposed
or in a vintage style baby nursery!

And a new pumpkin design for those
who love a neutral Fall color palette...

A little shabby, a little rustic...just right.

Make today a lovely day...
take a few moments to step outside, 
feel the sun on your face,
and be thankful for this moment...
for this one day.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Need A Beach Day??

My man took me to the coast 
last night for a dinner date.  How sublime.

Though we didn't dine at the water's edge,
it was still a wonderful escape.

I can't begin to explain or even
understand myself, why the coastline
thrills my soul...

a mere glimpse of the
sunlight dancing on the water,
and my heart is all of a sudden at rest.

I just finished a delightful virtual
trip to the beach...that is, to the beaches
around the world, via my By The Sea, By The
Deep Blue Sea Pinterest board.

If you need a little escape today,
turn on some soothing music and
just click...
it's just a click away...
at By The Sea.

P.S.  {you might want to slip out of
your shoes, so you can feel the sand
between your toes!}

☺ ☺ ☺


Hugs and Joy to You!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Pumpkins?? Who...Me???

Happy Monday!!!
It's going to be a great week!!

Lots more pumpkins to I hope you will bear with me!! ☺ My mind just races when it comes to designing pumpkins!!

I love designing with something that is this adorable burlap bird!

I also absolutely love this pedestal!  
It makes a great photo prop, and will be one I have for years to use in my own decor!  Got it at Hob Lob on clearance a couple of months ago!

The petite pumpkins can be given
more prominence in a vignette by placing 
them on decorative pillar candle holders,
with a Fall, floral candle ring.

Used a ceramic pillar holder here.
 I'm having such issues with color cast on the
background of my photos!!!  Hope to get
it resolved soon!

Have a fabulous week and remember 


Friday, August 8, 2014

Woohoo! Pumpkin Market is Open!!

YAY...finally opened the Pumpkin Market at Timewashed on Etsy!!  

Didn't get as many listed as I would have liked to...mehhh!  Kept having a problem with color cast in my photos!

 Worked and worked and couldn't figure out
what was causing it!  Maybe I can make it
work tomorrow!

Hope you'll visit my shop, and see what is new!!  I'll be adding more every day for a little while!!

I so love these petite cuties!!

Have a delightful weekend, and share a smile
with someone who needs it, ok?

Comfort Zone

It might happen.
Whenever someone talks about getting out
of your comfort zone, they're taking a risk.

They are ready to talk about some uncomfortable things, risking it might happen...that someone might just reach for the
mouse and click away, rather than get close to taking the risk themselves.

I so get it.  I so have done it.  I so do it.

That is until today...until I realized I was ready to kick out the sides of the casket of comfort that I do my day to day in.

I have been sickened, saddened, maddened,
and filled with grief over the atrocities that are being carried out against children and
women around the globe.

The stories are horrific, and we are blasted with them constantly.  Can we possibly do anything that could make a difference?

A first of it's kind...a wonderful initiative, women helping women...
and the impact is already being felt...
on the other side of the world.

Want to know more?  Willing to risk getting out of your comfort zone?

I found out today that I am ready to get out of mine.

{When you’re tired enough of your comfort zoneyou can start living in the dangerously alive zone}

I'm tired enough...

If you are ready to risk becoming dangerously alive with me, click here.

Joy and Love to You,


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Just... Wow.

Well, our week in the Smoky Mountains,

From the beauty of Lake Junaluska, where we always stay~

to the incredible warmth, and 
blessings of a family bound together
in love~

 Me{on the left}and my siblings

 {Us, our four daughters, and their families}

{the whole family...58... minus 14 who couldn't make it}

My Mom and Dad would be soooo proud!
The awesome wonder of God's creation~  

All I can say is WOW.

We each returned from this amazing time
together knowing how very blessed we are!!

None of us wanted to leave...
we wanted to keep savoring the
goodness of it all.

At home...
piles of fabric, embellishments,
and stems awaited me!

You know...
it's pumpkin time at Timewashed!

The Pumpkin Market opens on the August 8th!!

Here is a limited edition petite pumpkin
that I just finished!!

I was gifted some adorable gourd
stems, that look so charming on
these little beauties!!

A lovely sea green pumpkin
with a French flair!

My sweet friend, Rhonda,
at A Little Bit French, designed these
adorable, vintage brass pendants!

Just love them!

Hop on over to Timewashed on Etsy
on Thursday for the opening of the
pumpkin market!!

Hope you have a lovely week, my
friends!  It's so good to be back!

Hugs and Joy to You!!

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