Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My New Blog Design by Valentine Designs!

Announcing my new beautiful blog design by none other than Karen Valentine. I love it! I have always wanted to have peonies in my design, as "piney" (or "piney rose") is an old Appalachian pronunciation of peony. I love peonies, and I'm proud of my Appalachian heritage. A Great Big Thank You to June of Laughing With Angels. She has the most beautiful garden and photographs of her flowers. June graciously gave me permission to use her peony photos, which Karen incorporated beautifully. Thanks, Karen!

I want to put a photo on this post, so I'll show you this Beach Love embellished vintage bottle offered in my Etsy shop. See the little seashell charm tied around the bottle neck? It's hard to believe beach trip time is already upon us.

10 comments:

June said...

OH-MY-GOSH!!!! Karen did an AMAZING job on this blog design. I have loved every one of her designs, but this is my all time favorite!!! I can't believe her attention to detail. To even have a peony on the buttons for followers and links etc! I have got to run over and tell here how much I love this! Thank you so much Melissa for letting me know it was up. ANd for the sweet words about my garden. I am honored that you would chose my photos for your design!

I adore your beachy bottle! I also can't get over how lovely the collage on the ironstone platter is!!!!
hugs from here...

Little Birdie Blessings said...

WOW!!! Just stunning. I LOVE it! The header is just beautiful, and I love the sotfness of the pink and white together. The lace background is equally as beautiful. You must be thrilled with it.

Your bottle is wonderful, love the combination of colors and elements. ~ Abby

lynne said...

Hi Melissa
Thank you so much for visiting my Blog. I have added your name into the Giveaway.
Oh My Goodness I LOVE THIS. I was drawn to this as I am in the middle of working with vintage bathing belle images for DT artwork and had started altering a bottle for one of the projects.
This is my kind of art - adore it.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. I must become a Follower :)

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Melissa!
Thanks so much for that wonderful shout out!! I am so glad you love your new design. I had such a wonderful time working with you, and YES... June's garden is the most lovely garden I have ever seen.
Have a wonderful weekend and may you always be surrounded by goodness!!!
xo,
Karen

Little Birdie Blessings said...

It's beautiful Melissa. I just love it. The netted lace background is stunning. I can almost smell the peonies in your new header. Karen did a wonderful job, I'm sure your thrilled with it. ~ Abby

Sabre said...

Hi Melissa!
Your new design is so beautiful and I love these new bottles you've designed as well.
Oh - Last night I wore those gorgeous earings I purchased from your Etsy shop to my daughters graduation mass and as soon as she saw them she said, "Ooooo, where did you get those and when can I borrow them?" lol!
Thanks again :)
Sabre'

Sandi said...

Beautiful blog makeover although I can't see the header yet as my dial up is super slow tonight. If I can't view it tonight I will try again tomorrow. Karen does wonderful work so I know it is gorgeous!!
Hugs~

JoAnne said...

I love your new blog design Melissa! It fits you perfectly. Happy to see you getting into sea mode for our upcoming swap-that bottle is a treasure!

Jill said...

Melissa your new blog design is amazing! Truly beautiful!

And your creation is just as lovely. Sweet! Can't wait to feel the ocean and sand between my toes. Won't be long now!

Abby said...

WOW!!! Just stunning. I LOVE it! The header is just beautiful, and I love the sotfness of the pink and white together. The lace background is equally as beautiful. You must be thrilled with it.

Your bottle is wonderful, love the combination of colors and elements. ~ Abby