Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Should have named this blog Swamped....

I cannot look back at my posts without reading about how swamped I am!  Hopefully in the new year I will have time to breathe.  Until then only a few more days until Christmas.  I need to do lots of shopping and catch a plane on Wednesday.  So that leaves one day to get wrapped and packed!  I wish you all an amazing holiday season.  I hope you cherish the time spent with family and remember what is really important.  My Esty shop will reopen around the 2nd week of January.  Thank you so much for supporting handmade!  I am grateful for you!

My new city

Merry Christmas!  Love one another!


Friday, December 10, 2010

Oh Goodness!

I should have been better about blogging but this move has consumed me!  I have finally begun to feel a bit more settled so I can get down to business! I am going to try to blog 1-2 times a week.  New items will be added every week now.   I am posting a few holiday pictures of my new home and a few pictures of new items in my etsy shop!  It's the perfect time to pick up some great unique pieces for this holiday season, for yourself or as a gift!  I have a Give-Away going on until the 14th HERE

Kitchen Table

Living Room

Winter's Leaf  $23

Cold Evening $24
 Thank you for supporting Handmade!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Big News

 I have been massively busy these last several weeks and feel as if I have had to put off focusing on my jewelry and finishing a lot of new pieces that are almost done.  I do have a good reason though!  I have decided to make a move that will hopefully benefit me creatively.  In just 2 weeks I will be making the move from Missouri to Virginia. For the next year I want to focus solely on moving to the next level with my business.  Finally I am getting the chance to make it a top priority.  I have always loved the east coast and am happy to say I have found a gorgeous place to call my home.  I am so excited to decorate, I think I daydream about wall paper,rugs and other decorating goodies all day long.... 

Once I move and get all settled in, I promise that I will faithfully keep up with this blog and you will see new things in my store on a regular basis!

Here are a few photos of my new home, I will post more when I have a chance to fix it up:

Can't wait to put my own holiday decorations up!

Studio Room

Lots of room in this kitchen to whip up some Vegetarian Treats!

I hope everyone has had a lovely October!  Stay tuned for more pics of the new house, an Awesome Give-Away and a full etsy store just in time for the Holidays!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Busy Busy Busy!

I have been so busy lately.  I feel like I hardly get a chance to sit down and post.  One of these days I will tell you the reason for being so busy busy busy..... But now I am taking a moment to sit and reflect on the last couple of weeks. 

I took a class on how to torch glass and am now going to incorporate it into my jewelry.  So the next couple of weeks I will be working on some new fun Fall pieces.  I can't wait to post pictures.  I will let you see a few of me hard at work, well maybe not hard...

Me, working with the torch

Glass Rods

On September 5th I was invited to do the 1st annual 117 Days at the Pageant in St. Louis.  It was a really fun time and I met so many lovely local artists and musicians.  My good friend, Erin helped me.  Thank goodness for her, she helped me sell sell sell.  I am pretty pleased with how everything turned out.  Here are a few photos I took during the event.

117 Days @ the Pageant


Local Painter (who painted a butt pretty much the whole night)

Burlesque Dancer

The Upright Animals

Burlesque Dancer

I have listed several new earrings for Fall Here and hope you will stop by and take a look.  Here are a few pairs that are up for grabs.

Don't forget to enter my Give-Away on FACEBOOK.  It is super easy.  I guess that is all for now.  Have a wonderful weekend!


Monday, September 13, 2010

September Facebook Give-Away

This is going to be a super quick post.  I am having a Give-Away on my Facebook Fan Page.  All you have to do is go Here and leave a comment ( 1 a day ) to be entered to Win.  A Winner will be announced September 20th.

WIN These Fall Earrings
I have about a million things I want to post about but not enough time.  Hopefully this week I will play catch up! 


Friday, August 27, 2010

Introducing the Newest Blogger in my Family & A Sweet Give-Away

My cousin Jamie is one of the girls from Dear Lillie.  Jamie, the youngest of the sisters just happens to have taken up ranks with the rest of the family and started a blog of her own, The Penny Candy Blog, it is full of fashion, fun posts and other loveliness.  I hope all of you will check it out and for even more incentive Jamie is doing her first Give-Away!  Go on over and enter to WIN one of her Daisy Buchanan Pillows in either pink or blue.

Here it is in Pink

And in Blue

I encourage you to drop by her Blog, you won't be disappointed!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Wedding & Shop Updates

I cannot believe how swamped I have been lately!  It seems like I keep pushing things back and not getting much done so therefore I am going to do a bit of catching up, starting with this blog! 

On August 7th my friends, Kelly and Mark had a lovely wedding here in St. Louis at Forest Park in the Jewel Box.  An absolutely fabulous location, just add family and friends with a beautiful bride and handsome groom and it makes for a wonderful celebration!  I want to share some photos that I took of the special occasion. 

Lovely Bridesmaids with Bouquets

Photos at Turtle Park

Me with the Groom's son, Zack

Beautiful Reception at the Edge of Webster

This brings me to catching up with some shop news.  I am having a SALE to make room for several new pieces.  Go to http://likepeterdesign.etsy.com/ , check out the SALE category and pick up some really great  jewelry for a steal!

Was $14.00  Now $8.00
Summer Song Earrings

 In the next few weeks I will be taking photos and posting new jewelry to the shop.  Let's just hope I can stay caught up for the moment! 


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Give-Away Goodness

I was hoping I would have a little more time this week to blog but I have been swamped!  I know everyone wants to know who the Winner of the Green Owl Necklace is but first I want to tell you a bit about another Give-Away! 

The Girls from dearlillie.com are having another fabulous Give-Away!  The pieces that they make are absolutely gorgeous!  They are doing a Give-Away for one of there new Clutches and you have until Saturday the 28th to go over and Enter!  My cousin, Jamie designs all of the clutches.  I seriously want all of them!   Also stop on by their etsy shop(http://www.etsy.com/shop/dearlillie), they have come back from a short break and added some lovely new pieces!

Head on over to http://dearlillieblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/give-away-time-montgomery-clutch.html   and Enter to Win!!!

The Montgomery Clutch in a Coral Print

And now for the Winner of the Green Owl Necklace!  I am sorry that I cannot post the Random Number Generator it still won't let me, I will have to spend some time later this week and figure it out but just so everyone knows, I plug in the numbers of how many entries I received and this fun little application picks a Random number. 

The Winner for the Green Owl Necklace is.....  Jill from the Golly gee! Blog!  Jill, I will be sending you an e-mail shortly so that you can give me an address to send your new Owl Necklace!  Yay, Congrats!

Hope everyone is enjoying their week.  Don't forget to stop by Dear Lillie and check out their Blog and enter to Win the lovely Clutch they are giving away!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

2nd half of vacation photos and a New Give-Away!

Here are a few photos of the 2nd leg of my trip.  After Maine came a trip to North Carolina and Virginia. I had a really good time with some wonderful friends and my cousin, Dana.  We took the ferry over to Williamsburg, VA and then spent some time in Colonial Williamsburg exploring.  I will hold this trip close to my heart for so many different reasons.

Enjoying the Ferry

Colonial Williamsburg

Beautiful Straw Flowers

More fun finds in Williamsburg

Garden in Colonial Williamsburg

All in all it was quite a lovely trip.  I cannot wait until my next little trip, wherever that may take me....


Now for my next Give-Away!  I will be giving away a super fun Green Owl Necklace that is perfect for summer.  The pendant hangs from an 18" sterling Silver chain and will come packaged to give-away or have an awesome gift for yourself!

The Winner will be announced on August 18th .

                                            Here are the ways you can enter the give-away:

1) Become a follower of my blog! Leave a comment and write Follower! If you're already a follower, leave a comment and let me know! - 1 Entry

2) Mention this giveaway on your own blog and include a photo of the Owl Necklace I am giving away and link to my giveaway, - 1 Entry (For this to count make sure to write "blog" as a comment.)

3) Become a fan of Like Peter Design Facebook page: -1 Entry (For it to count as an entry, please write "Facebook Fan" as its own comment)

4) Make a purchase (http://likepeterdesign.etsy.com/) - 3 Entries for each item purchased (in order for it to count as an entry, please write "purchase" as its own comment in the comment section, and make sure to do it three times so it will count as three extra entries for you - thanks Dear Lillie, great idea!

5) Go to my site (http://likepeterdesign.etsy.com/) and let me know your favorite piece -1 Entry (For it to count as an entry, please write "Etsy Fav."  as its own comment)

Good Luck!

                        Keep Checking back for new posts!  Have a wonderful week!


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Vacation Photos and New Jewelry!

I have been so slow to post about my vacation.  It just seems like a lot of things took my attention as soon as I got home.  In the last week I have ended up having to get a new car battery and a new phone, had a bachelorette party to attend and have started working on a custom order.  Busy Busy Busy!

So finally I am able to share a little about my vacation.  The first leg began with a 3 day road trip from St. Louis to Saco, Maine.  We made several stops, one of them being my favorite unexpected stop in Port Jervis, NY at the Gillinder Glass Factory.  We were able to take a tour and watch the glass pieces being made.   I have always wanted to take a glass blowing class.  I have even signed up for several and all of them have been cancelled due to not enough interest.  One day....

recycled "mess-ups"

Action shot

Some finished pieces

Then later that evening we made it to our destination.  A little cottage in Camp Ellis, Maine that has been in our family for ages.  I have been going up almost every year since I was a little girl.  I have so many wonderful memories and tons of really funny ones.  The best memories are simple ones of sitting on the porch in our rocking chairs listening to the ocean and the lovely sounds of Bob Marley and Jimmy Buffet coming from the quaint Christine's Bed & Breakfast right across the street. 

Our Cottage

Named after my Great Gram

My favorite spot

I took this on a midnight stroll ~ local church

Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizabeth

Here are some photos that I took of a few new pieces I made in Maine and are now up on my Etsy shop:


Stormy Sea Earrings ~ $14

Sea Lovin' earrings ~ $14

It's late so I will post in the next few days about my 2nd leg of my vacation.  I will also be starting my next Give-Away so keep checking back!  Good Night, Sleep Tight.