Wednesday, July 25, 2007



Welcome to the world my Sweet Jack!

I am so happy to announce the birth of "Jack Riley Pasfield" born July 23, 2007
I was given the greatest gift, my daughter and son-in-law decided they didn't want to know ahead of time the gender of the baby. When Sarah called to say she gave birth to a baby boy, she also had another surprise for me... She named my grandson after my father, which was a complete surprise to me until she announced that baby Jack was born.
I can't begin to express the emotions I felt as I held my Sweet Jack and gazed into his eyes.
I didn't have the pleasure of meeting my second grandchild "Hunter" until he was almost a month old, because he lives 900 miles away. But Jack only lives 150 miles away, so I was fortunate to meet him only hours after he was born...
I was able to spend six hours with him until Pappy pulled me away, then whisked me onto the interstate back home again! I will be back!!

Congratulations Sarah & Justin,
I am so proud of both of you!!
All my love,

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Do I have a ton to tell you! Well, a lot has transpired since I wrote last... I wanted to write this post to help everyone comfortably move with me into my transition from "The Purple Iris Collection" ~ To my new name ~

"Rose Petals & Blooms"

I've already changed my eBay ID to "rosepetalsandbloomslovesvintage", and would love to change my name on my storefront as well, unfortunately, because my web designer is so talented, her client list is a mile long. I am on her list, but it may be a month or two before she can get to me.

In the meantime, I would like to announce I will be opening another shop, in the coming months. Of course it will be called "Rose Petals & Blooms" . I will continue to sell on eBay and offer the same beautiful vintage items I have sold in the past..

Having my own website affords me the opportunity to offer my many one of a kind Pretties, that require so many more hours of time and detail.

I assure you, I will continue to design one of a kinds on eBay, but I will be sensible regarding the amount of hours I have in each treasure so it won't affect your pocketbook or mine, if your like me, you look for those scrumptious bargains.!

I will list a link to my new website on my

"About Me" page on eBay when things start jumping... I imagine it will take some time to setup the site.

So in the meantime, don't forget to visit me on eBay, I will be listing so many beautiful surprises all this week!

* Thanks so much for letting me bend your ear! *

Monday, July 9, 2007

Here are a few of my creations....


I would like to share with you, a few of my designs from the past... I work with clay and a secret application that allows me artistic freedom to embellish my treasures with my signature "Jewelry".
My Peachy Polka Dotted Jewelry Box

This jewelry box was so much fun to create I painted her a 1940's peachy pink sherbet~ I gave her polka dots and distressed her...
By giving "lil Dumplin" a clay frame and white stripes, just put her over the top! Sweetness and Charm....


I love this sweet divider~ It almost seems to be decorated with vanilla ice cream! I used my clay "Jewelry" to give this little Sweetie a romantic feel...... I love adding my signature beads, and diamond pattern to my treasures~ My husband Danny built this "lil Sweetpea" then I gave her a "Rosie Finish"~

These little Sweeties are so much fun for me to create! I love the vintage prints I find to enhance the already gorgeous frames....Each frame I am fortunate to find is steeped in character and charm even before I add my special touches ~I can't help but "Ooh & Ahhh" when I created the dainty coral ferns and foliage that trail up the post ~ With my Robin's Egg Blue distressed finish, I gave this Cottage Frame just what it was missing...


I've given this shelf my clay rose cameo's with bead work and my harlequin design to flank each side of the vintage rose print. Such a dear shelf with a ton of character!

Well, these are but a few of my many creations. I will show you more as I blog in the months to come. I hope you can visit my shop on eBay whenever you can. I thoroughly enjoy my time on eBay, I've met a ton of lovely women and men. I've been fortunate to have the kindest, sweetest customers!

I do love my shop, but I have to confess that I'm feeling a bit regretful... You see, I owned a shoppe in my small town in "98", which I loved and adored... Unfortunately, I couldn't keep afloat, and was forced to close my doors after two years.
From the moment I closed, I dearly missed my shoppe. I wasn't prepared to quit. I loved to create and I loved my customers!
Years later, I was still missing my shoppe, I knew I needed to get back into creating and sales. Knowing my deep love for my home and having no desire or need to leave it, I thought about selling on the internet.

In haste, I chose to try my hand at selling on eBay. Well, one thing is for sure, I never think then act...I simply dove in head first! LOL..
As I slowly evolved selling on eBay, I began questioning the name I chose for my shoppe. Too late I thought, you surely can't change it now!

As I've become reaquainted with myself, I know I need to follow my heart. There are a number of choices I've made that I am more than satisfied with... One is selling on eBay. With eBays help, I've met so many wonderful people, and I've gained so much confidence. My love for creating is back and in full force.. I've received so many emails from my customers expressing their happiness with my product and service. That is simply priceless!

But... isn't there always a but? I have always regretted the name I gave my shop, yes, "The Purple Iris Collection" is pretty, but, I have never painted an iris on anything! lol...
My love is and always will be roses!! I need to follow my heart, I need to rename myself so I can feel as if my shop follows my love for roses and represents my creations.

Last, but certainly not least, After I change my name, I would like to open another shoppe on the web.... I will not stop selling on eBay, I have too much fun doing what I do, but I would love to try my hand at having my own website, so I can introduce my special creations to more people.

I will post an announcement on my "About Me Page", on my storefront, and on my templates well in advance to help my customers with the transition... I hope to link customers to each shoppe when the time comes.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my thoughts.. I like thinking outloud, then putting those thoughts on paper. I am able to act on these thoughts much easier when I see them in print... Until we meet again, take great care~

Monday, July 2, 2007

Here are just some of my tons of "Pretty"!

I will be listing each of these today and this week... The Keepsake Box is already listed. What a sweet find that was! I found it at a flea market in the boonies of Ohio, the market was small, and set up in the country. The land housed two dilapated buildings, which were full of vendors items. Remarkably, each vendor's booth was spacious, well presented, and chocked full of just the type of goodies that make me squeal!!! lol....

I hope to list many of my "treasures" very soon, some need tender loving care, and that's where my husband comes into the picture! He's the man that I turn over my special finds to when I know I can't possibly give them what they need to shine.... When my husband Danny returns each little sweetie, they are rejuvenated! All the joints
are strong again, every loose
leg and joint are now the absolute tightest,
and they are now ready for, as I describe, each clay application, distressed painting, vintage wallpaper application, or vintage textiles as my "Jewelry"... Don't get me wrong, I love finding treasures that give me instant gratification, but it's the tired, worn, vintage treasure that looks worse for wear, that gives me the biggest satisfaction. When Danny and I finish with a piece we always smile, knowing that our little treasure shines again! I can't wait to post more surprises, please continue stopping by when you have a moment, you never know when I'll surprise you with a "Pretty" that simply knocks your socks off! lol!

This little Sweetie was reborn with a lovely vintage postcard print in the frame which acts as a lid, replacing a cracked mirror with water damage. Inside are two compartments and another mirror on the backside of the lid... I did keep the original mirror on the inside, even though there was moderate "fogging", simply because it didn't take away from the beauty of this Keepsake Box, but enhanced it!

By far my sweetest dish, simply because of the peachy pink roses that dance on this dish!! I'm crazy for all dishes with roses, scrollies, and the cutout handles! Gotta love anything Roses....