Monday, November 21, 2011

My First Post... Hello!

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
Winnie The Pooh

 I am so happy to be here in blogland. 
I have had some help getting here and I want to thank
My Desert Cottage for designing my blog. She did an awesome job and understood exactly how I wanted it to look. 
Thanks Karen!

I have had an online presence for years with my mother Rebecca Ersfeld on ebay as Simply Posh and on our website  
I also was a partner with my mom in the shop Vintage Living which is now closed. We have been doing shows together this past year. You might be familiar with her blog 
A RE-Purposed Life. I am now selling on etsy also, LeFadedFleur. 
I enjoy photography and design and with the pushing encouragement of my mother, I thought this would be fun... 
so here I am.  I hope to visit with all of you and hopefully you will enjoy my perspective in blogland.
I spend much of my time in my studio working with vintage fabrics. Which you can see here... my mom did a post on it when she was visiting me this spring.
I have one helper... he is my quality controller.
He is my only child and really doesn't do much except search for the perfect stick.

Cash is named after Johnny Cash...

Some studio supplies

I am so glad to be here for the Holiday Season!
I will be showing some of my handmades and Holiday decorating. 
Here in the Pacific Northwest it is a beautiful time of year and  hopefully  you will enjoy it with me.
Right now I am working on pillows made with antique French grainery sack material.

This pillow is made of cream wool, linen and a applied glittered crown.

I have also made some bottle brush trees. These are so much fun.
Simply take vintage white trees or new green trees and bleach them by dipping them into a cup of bleach until desired color. I like to brush white glue on the tips of the bristles and roll them into silver glitter. If you mix the sterling silver glitter and regular glitter it will make the silver glitter go farther and yet still give that nice tarnished look we all love. And embellish with glass ornaments. 
I glued these trees into some of my favorite tarnished silver sugar and creamers and then embellished them with German metal garland and a rhinestone button.

You will be able to find most of these items that I am making in my etsy store.
I hope all of you enjoy yourselves this week and don't work too hard getting ready for Thanksgiving.

 I am thankful to be here this Thanksgiving week and wish all of you a Blessed Thanksgiving.



  1. Welcome Jody!

    Your blog is lovely and you will be a huge success in blog-land as well. I have gotten to know your Mom here and Donna and you certainly are lined up with great mentors.

    I will hope that Le Faded Fleur brings you the same blessings of friendship that mine has brought to me.



  2. Hello Jody,
    wauw, what a beautifull blog, i am gonna follow, it looks lovely!
    I am a big fan off your moms blog end now one of your's.
    I love Cash ;)))
    I wish you a Blessed Thanksgiving,
    love from Belgium,

  3. Welcome to blogland Jody,
    your blog looks lovely, and is filled with gorgeous items -I`m sure your creations will be a big succes on Etsy. Love the little trees in the tarnished creamers.
    I`m a big admirere and friend of your mother, and love visiting her blog...I can tell that your`s will be equal beautiful to follow and visit.

  4. well welcome aboard jody! visiting you by way of "A Re-Purposed Life" (of course!) ;) Your mom is a sweet heart but i'm sure you already know that! Your blog is lovely! I know I will find much inspiration here. I am your newest follower...Bonne Chance!

  5. Welcome to this AMAZING world ! I can tell you have been BLESSED with creativity. Can't wait to see all the treasures you create !

  6. Hi Jody,...

    Congrats on the new blog,'s beautiful and is going to be another one of my favorites to visit.

    Thanks for the extra dose of fabulous "vintage living". Hope you have fun with it & happy thanksgiving week :)


  7. Happy first post ! Love your style and your furbaby...our purrbabies are named Willie (Willie Nelson), Wynona, Wynnette and Wailin' (Waylon Jennings) so I appreciate your special Cash.

  8. Welcome to blogland Jody! I just found you via your mother's blog, and wow - what a talent you have! Guess it runs in the family. I love all your photos here, and will be following along.
    It's funny - I looked at your first post date and realized mine was exactly a year ago on the same day - 11/21/10. Have a wonderful time blogging!
    - Susan

  9. Hi Jody. I came over from your mother's blog and am glad I did. Welcome to the blogging world! Your blog is beautiful and I love your decorating ideas already. (and Cash is a sweet looking dog too) I'm going to try to bleach a few of my bottle brush trees tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving from Canada! Blessings, Pamela

  10. Welcome my Sweet...
    I hope you enjoy blogging as much as I have. And I hope you meet as many beautiful souls as I have had the pleasure of knowing these past 2 years of blogging.
    I love you!

  11. I love your moms blog...and yours looks fantastic too! Welcome to blogland!

  12. Came by after I read about you on your mom's blog. I knew I would be in for a treat and I was right. You have a lovely blog, I enjoyed the pictures and your little tutorial for the trees. I wish for you good success on your new journey! I am sure you will meet many nice friends along the way!

  13. Welcome! I know your blog will be a success.

    Blessings to you, Amy

  14. Wow Jody! Karen did an incredible job designing your blog, it is absolutely gorgeous! I have been following your mom's blog for quite some time now and I am thrilled to now be your newest follower. If I commented on all the things I loved in your post this would be a very long comment. So, for now, I will just say WELCOME.

    Have a very blessed Thanksgiving Day,

  15. P.S. I will be pinning some of your beautiful pics onto my Pinterest boards. You can find a link on my blog. :D

  16. Hello Jody and welcome to blogland :o)
    I came over from Rebecca - you blog is very beautiful. Can´t wait to follow along.

  17. Hi Jody!
    Welcome to the land of blog!
    I am so....glad you finally posted!
    Everything you sent for Horton's Open House was gorgeous! I loved the embellished crown pillow!
    Hugs from here!

  18. Hi Jody,

    Welcome to Blogland. I came here from your Mom's blog. I love your studio and all the crafty stuff you and your Mom make. Thanks for sharing.

    Cindy Bee

  19. glad you decided to take the plunge. love looking at beautiful and creative blogs. came from your moms. will enjoy visiting with you. thanks. happy thanksgiving from Canada

  20. The apple doesn't fall far ~ You have a very beautiful blog. Welcome to Blogland and have a wonderful Holiday. Dee

  21. Hi Jody...nice to meet you!
    Welcome, your blog is beautiful and I am looking forward to seeing more!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  22. Hello~

    Bee-utiful blog, images and creations! I just recently 'met' your mother-sweet lady as I am sure you are as well! Congratulations on starting your blog... I am hoping to begin one soon too, but it looks as if you are off to a great beginning.
    Best wishes and blessings to you!

  23. Welcome to blog land Jody! So glad you decided to join us! You mom is the best! I love her so much! Can't wait for my blog post! Have a Happy Thanksgiving, I know you mom is gonna miss you!

  24. Hi Jody,
    Congratulations on this beautiful blog!! I'm Betty White's ( now Klein) daughter from Connecticut. I have many of your beautiful pillows & bottle brush trees. Love them! I can't wait to bring them out this year & I look forward to seeing what you have on your selling site. Many wishes for a wonderful Christmas & New Year.
    (and of course, Happy Thanksgiving! )

  25. Hi Jody... and welcome to Bloggyville.......I LOVE your mother... what an inspiration she is.. a lovely chickie...

    Your little cash is the cutest thing. I grew up with a boxer named Jeb. What a pistol he was.

    Can't wait to see what you're up to.

    Warm blessings,

  26. Welcome Jody your Blog is beautiful! I cam over from your Mother's Blog and wish you ever success! I am off now to check out your Etsy items. Take care.


  27. Welcome to blogland! You have such a lovely blog and creations, I can see the apple does not fall far from the tree :) I've been a follower of your mother's blog for quite some time.

    I have a boxer girl, her name is Sophie :)


  28. Found you via Pinterest!!! Welcome to blog land! I love your Christmas decor.

    Now Following!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

  29. Wow amazing post..Happy Moms realize that the days are long but the years short. It's not that they are impervious to stress, it's that they have learned to lower their expectations and be in the moment when things get difficult. When your toddler is puking all over the house, this is not the time to reorganize the hall closet. A sick day then turns into a time to create sweet memories of hours spent reading and cuddling on the couch.

  30. Hi Jody,
    I popped over from your mom's blog. I love your blog, it's romantic in feel (a favorite of mine, also).

    So good to meet you. I will check out your Etsy store. Welcome to Blogland.

  31. Welcome.
    I can see I am going to enjoy my visits here.

    barbara jean

  32. Dearest Jody, I LOVE your page...when can I expect your next post??

  33. Awwww... The Girl is alive :)
    When are you posting again???
    Love you my Sweet

  34. Jody, welcome. I am fairly new also and really am liking it. I love cash's face.


  35. I love your mom's blog and from what i see here i'm gonna love your's to! Welcome in blogland!
    xxx Marga


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