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Saturday, September 19, 2009

For the love of clocks ~

Of of the many things I love and collect are clocks.
My husband loves them too, which is a good thing!

I was in The Plum Tree the other day and
saw this wonderful clock and just loved it ~
the graphics are so beautiful, the patina....and it's brand new!!
It is new but I don't care, the look is so what I love
and have in our home, it should fit right in ~

A gift bag with a little treasure inside that I put together
for a sweet someone who has the gift of generosity ~

My first attempt at embossing today! I can see places I missed but STILL... isn't it lovely???

Something else I seem to be enamored with lately are vintage pincushions.
Look at this gorgeous one I found on ebay....

And last but not least on this completely random post
is that I've finally started my bee assemblage.....starting is good.

Wishing you a wonderful, relaxing weekend dear friends,
hugs and love,


BellaRosa said...

Dawn..I just adore that wonder you went loca :) I don't collect them but that one could get me started :) It looks like something that was very well worn and loved...Your first attempt at embossing is faboosh :) I will have to get my stash out this week and try it, I can use the dinning room table :) what kind of paper did you use again? Your friend will love her gift, I know personally I have always loved your generous heart :) I just love that pin cushion...makes you think about all the possibilities :) Have a wonderderful weekend my sweet friend :) Rose

Nita Jo said...

What a great clock! I love old clocks. Have one in my garage that needs a cleaning and repair. I may just clean it and bring it in for decor for now. Your embossing looks great. I'm looking forward to watching your progress on the bee assemblage.

Nita Jo

Halo Hill said...

Awesome, Dawn! Yes, starting is the thing!



The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Dawn,

What a cool clock. It so does NOT look new. I am sure you will find the perfect spot for it. Looking forward to the bee collage. Happy Creating!


Susie said...

Great find in the has a great look! Love the gift bag...great graphic on the front. I love "bee" stuff. I used to have quite a collection of vintage bee things (still have a few). I want to have a hive of bees in my garden. I've met a beekeeper recengtly and hope to be able to purchase one of his hives soon!
Have a great weekend....Susie said...

That clock would fool anyone, love it. Paper embossing looks great, is it for a collage?? Lisa

sjhackney said...
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sjhackney said...

Hi Dawn, I think your old/new clock is great. But I really like your embossing. Just makes me want to touch the screen to feel it's richness. Enjoy your weekend. Sally
P.S. Sorry about the deleted message, I should really have BOTH eyes open when typing!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That clock is great, Dawn. It does look old! Love that pincushion ~ I'll bet you could put something like that together. I have a project I hope to be working on this weekend for my guest bedroom that I'm eager to start.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Love the pincushion.... love the clock.... love the project... I guess I am just in love with it all.

Miss Sandy said...

Love to old looking new clock, such a great find. I hope you will show us its new home. Have a great Saturday!

Sammy Girl said...

Hee hee hee .... LOVE "random" posts. I just bought an old pin cushion .... and WHO doesn't love clocks?? Heading out soon, but I have a TON a projects to do .... next week! lol!
Betty :)

Barb said...

Dawn, Great job on your embossing. I love the look of that.

Love you 'old' clock too. I'm with you, who cares if it is new or old if it has the look you want.
Cute gift bag.
I appreciate your comment about my creativity.
The 3 projects challenge has got me busy using some things that i had piles of, and i am feeling a little more adventuresome about my art.
People seem to like the buckles framed. Who would think?

Blessings and thanks again for coming by.
I am always blessed by your visits.

barbara jean

KarenB said...

Love, love, love. Love the clock. The benefit of it looking old, but being new is that it works and you won't have to fiddle with the workings to keep it running. I think your embossing is beautiful, flaws and all. I can't even tell. I'm wondering what you're going to do with it? Hmmm. . . can't wait to see!

Sandi said...

Hi Dawn,
Love the clock, adore the pincushion, beautiful embossing and lucky the recipient of your goodie bag!!! It is all just too sweet!

Dorthe said...

Hi sweetie,
Looking at your blog, alwayes makes me feel at home,-the things you create, and the things you bye, alwayes seems to be what could easily have been resting here with me.
Love it all, dear friend.
Love and hugs Dorthe

Lynnae said...

I love the 'random' posts too. Who's life goes smoothly from project to project. It makes me feel a little better, since every post could be titled 'random'.
Have fun with the bee project!

June said...

Your post is full of so many beautiful images that I don't know where to start. The pin cushion is dreamy and that clock...LOVE IT!
Your embossing is beautiful, I think that would be such fun to create.

Nancy in CA said...

HI Dawn,
So love the clock, pincushion and will certainly be anxious to see the progression of the bee assemblage. But my favorite is the embossed piece. I love to emboss on gift cards, so would love to know what embossing template you used...It kind of looks like an Anna Griffin???? Thanks for sharing all you do. Nancy in So Cal

time-worn interiors said...

I can't believe that clock is new! At least it really works. I sell clocks all the time and that's the first thing people ask, does it work!

Hopeful said...

The embossing is just delightful! I love it!

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Dawn! Isn't it funny how we all tend to find the gals who reflect out personal styles? I too LOVE clocks and have them all over my home. Some work, some do not. I can see why you went gaga. I don't mind things that are new either as long as they fit in with a collection. I cant wait wait to see your newest art piece! Have a lovely weekend.

My Desert Cottage

KarenHarveyCox said...

I don't know what I enjoyed more, browsing your blog and seeing your work, or reading this post. Lovely.


Utah Grammie said...

"Tis a pretty post today for sure! Love the pin cushion too:-)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

I love the vintage pincushion. I have 2 of them. One mother-in-law made, and one I purchased at a yard sale for $1. It was very dirty. It came out beautiful after a gentle wash in Oxy Clean.
I waqs just reading one of your older posts, about surrounding yourself with things you love.
I agree, even the simplist little things make me happy to look at. I found the same baby shoes you have in the glass cabinet, at an antique store, that is more like an indoor flea market.
Have a great weekend!


Catharina Maria said...

The clock is beautiful , love him !
Love from the Netherlands Rini

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Dawn, I can' believe that clock is new. It's looks wonderfully old and shabby. And, being new it will have no problem actually working. I love it!

Kerrie said...

Dawn, I love, love the shell pin cushions!! My hubby and I also love clocks! Another thing we have in common! You are one special lady, I am so happy I found your blog! God Bless and thank you for all the pretties. Kerrie

The Jeweled Postcard said...

Love the clock! Actually love everything you post :) I'm at my son's in GA Dawn, if there's Any place you can think of for me to see while I'm here let me know! We are here until the 28th.

((hugs)) candice (

Sharon said...

I love clocks too! After my parents died I kept my fathers old national guard clock. It was not working but I had it restored. The clock man wanted me to sell him the clock as he said it was an heirloom and worth a great deal. I said it was worth more than money can buy. Everytime it chimes I smile and say thanks dad. I just love it. I like your embossing and the bag you made too. Sharon

Jann said...

Gorgeous, all! You did a great job with the embossing--so very pretty!


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