Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails.
I will believe the Hand which never fails,
From seeming evil, worketh good for me.
And though I weep because those sails are tattered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered:
I trust in Thee.
--Ann Kimmel

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labor of the olive shall fail and the fields shall yield no meat, the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:17-18

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bump in the Road

Hello, everyone!

Over the weekend, my digital camera went missing so I'm effectively stopped in my tracks at loading any new Etsy items. Result: more time to blog! Aren't you thrilled? (Please don't answer!)

Actually it's more time to do yard work since we're having the most wonderful weather. So welcome and so unexpected after three years of unusually cold and wet springs/summers. I've gotten excited and ordered myself more daylilies! I can always count on them to thrive, no matter how badly my other plants fare.

Did you know there are daylilies for sale on Etsy? I didn't! I was so excited to find these plants / sellers.

First, check this out:

Collection of 6 Daylily Fans "Kwanso"Old Fashioned Double/Triple Orange
This stunner is called "Kwanso" and it's available at a great price from ArborFieldPlants.


Here's a real treasure if you're feeling like splurging on a newer variety. I had to have this one, not only because it's an absolute beauty, but because I love the name. A little bird told me the expected new grandchild is a little girl and her name is to be Gwendolyn. I shall justify the expense by declaring it to be my own Mother's Day present:

Phil Reilly daylily "Gwendolyn Rose"
This romantic-looking lovely is available at DaylilyHeaven.

I was fascinated to learn that this daylily is not only propagated by Phil Reilly of Daylily Heaven, but that he is the hybridizer as well. Mr. Reilly is a reknowned daylily expert and has even won the covered Stout Medal for one of his other cultivars, Fooled Me. The Stout Medal is the highest award a daylily can receive. Not too shabby, eh?!

I'll have to add Fooled Me to my collection next. This photo is from the Oakes Daylilies site:http://www.oakesdaylilies.com/categories/daylilies/products/3382-fooled-me

I especially love the red edging on these blossoms.

I found another fascinating shop on Etsy recently and I just have to tell you about it!

As many of you know, MyPalPeppy specializes in animal-related vintage items. Here's a new shop that's taken that idea one step further. If you love dogs, cats, and vintage, you must take a look at 
Kitties and Mutts!

Let me show you some of my favorites from this delightful shop.

 Vintage Puppy Dog Bud Vase from Small World Greetingswww.etsy.com/listing/121782602/vintage-puppy-dog-bud-vase-from-small

Such a pretty little fellow!
Vintage Mini Scotty Dog Figurine

 Aren't these buttons cool?
Vintage Kitty and Mice Decorative Buttons

Love these fabulous mid-century made-in-Japan figurines!
Vintage Poodle Planter or Figurine

These are just a few examples of delightful vintage dog and cat items you can find at Kitties and Mutts. But my especial penchant is for these terrific vintage dog and cat brooches:

 Vintage Goldtone Kitty Cat Pin

Vintage Silvertone Figural Pin French Poodle

Do you need another reason to visit this shop? Sandy and Jackie have a sale going! Right now, you can get 15% off by using the coupon code SPRING13 at checkout. The sale lasts only a few more days, though, so do hurry if you want to take advantage of the savings.

My own sale (MelmacParadise.etsy.com and MyPalPeppy.etsy.com) is going on right now through May 13. Use coupon code MAY13 for 13% off!  

Oh, and another plug:
I'm presently in a BNS (Buy and Sell) and if you have an Etsy shop yourself, I invite you to take a look at the treasury. If you buy in, your shop will be featured in a future round. Nice way to get something you like at a savings (all the shops participating have sales or special offers) AND your shop will get added publicity. It's a win-win.

Here's the link: 


  1. Oh no! I hope you find your camera soon..no etsy seller can be without one..

    Love the flowers! do they smell good?

    1. The camera situation is a bummer... expensive to replace, so I'm hoping it will turn up. Have the scary feeling it got taken out to the woods and lost, though we've been tramping around hunting for it. Meanwhile, I'm making treasuries and such, and it will free me to clean and repair things I've had stashed up to sell. Still, AAAAARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I don't these these two daylilies will have much fragrance--most of them don't. But I do have some varieties that are HEAVENLY. One is an old fashioned clear yellow that I think is referred to as a "Lemon Lily" and I can hardly wait for it to bloom every year. It may be the variety properly named as "Hyperion" but I'm not sure. Oakes Daylilies has a whole category of fragrant daylilies and I bought some last year. I'm excited to see how they do this year!