Friday, January 24, 2020

~Inspirational French Vignette~

I'm always looking for inspiration from the garden!
These beautiful hyacinth flowers created this vignette with 
some French hand-stamped candles I made.
Looking at this past decade, my proudest accomplishments have been starting the Rooted In Thyme blog, our small business, and having my French hand stamped switch plate covers featured in
 Romantic Homes magazine.
It has been a wonderful adventure.
It inspired my creativity in and out of the garden.
Reflecting back my husband, Stan and I sold at multiple craft fairs. One of our favorites is Summers Past Farms in Flinn Springs.

I have been working on different things to refresh my Etsy for 2020
and these are a few of them.
Vintage Bookmarks

French Hand Stamped Candles

I hope everyone is having a great New Year and New Decade!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

~Fall in the Garden 2019~

I wanted to share some photos of the garden this Fall.
I love having photos as a reminder of what the garden looked like!

We had a wonderful harvest of grapes this year!

Our hard work paid off with lots of recipes using the grapes!
We always love growing pumpkins every year!
The foliage is so beautiful!!

Tomatoes are still growing strong in San Diego!
Our trees produced a lot of pears this year,
so I made a Pear Crisp!

There's nothing like comfort food in the Fall!
~French Onion Soup~
Our 2 puppies!
Sage and Nori are both rescues!
Sage is now 8 months and Nori is 1 year old.
They definitely are a handful but keep us laughing everyday!
They are the cutest even when they're sleeping!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

~Vintage Table Setting~

Enjoying summer nights with a vintage table setting!
A collection of vintage plates from my mother, estate sales, garage sales and thrift stores
gives me the opportunity to set a beautiful table!
Fresh pink roses, seeded eucalyptus and misty blue limonium from the garden are used for the table centerpiece.
A collection of empty Bonne Maman jars 
hold the candles to set the mood!
Wooden bark chargers are used to display the beautiful plates!
I bought the etched glasses from Anthropologie.
My husband made the farm table from reclaimed barn wood 
that was given to us from friends.
Looking forward to more outdoor entertaining!
Hope you're all having a fun summer!!

Friday, July 12, 2019

~DIY Dried Herb Wreath for a Summer Project~

Looking back on projects that I've made,
 I saw this Herb Wreath I did last summer.
I put it on instagram but didn't share it on my blog!
Here's what I did;
I bought a grapevine wreath from Michael's Art and Craft Store.
I gathered herbs from the garden;
lavender, rosemary, oregano, sage, bay leaves,
 thyme and pepper berries.
I tied them with jute into small bouquets.
I used flowers from the garden;
limonium sinuatum-statice and strawflowers.
I tied the rosemary first around the wreath with green floral wire.
Then placed the herbs where I wanted them and then used the green floral wire and tied them onto the wreath.
I poked the flowers where I wanted them into the grapevine wreath. 

I placed the wreath on a chalkboard and displayed it in the kitchen.
When you're cooking you can just cut the dried herbs off.
I think it's time to make another one!

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