Monday, July 14, 2014

Telling Time and Something for YOU!




From time to time I receive email offers to review a product on my blog. I usually ignore them. However, recently, Jord Wooden Watches sent an offer for something really unique - a watch made of wood. I've watched my husband, Tim, work with wood and I was fascinated by the idea of wood being used as a timepiece. 

I checked out the website and agreed to try out the Ely - Natural Green timepiece. It's beautifully made and equally beautiful to wear. Its lighter weight is perfect for summer although I can see wearing this year round. I love the natural look. It tells time, but it's also a wonderful accessory. I wear it loose on my wrist, like a bracelet. 

The band, watch face and case are all made of wood. The clasp and time mechanism are metal. It's really a lovely piece of artistry suitable for men or women. Jord Wooden Watches have kindly offered a watch as a giveaway for one of my readers. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment below. I'll check back here next Monday and pick a name from the comments. 


 As to the keeping cool part - we're experiencing a bit of a heat wave here on the west coast. I'm mostly loving it and stay cool by wearing dresses. Floaty ones like the one above that I made at least 15 years ago. It doesn't get a lot of wear, but each summer, on these hot days, out it comes. Did you notice the watch?

Stay cool and don't forget to leave a comment for the giveaway. I promise, you'll love this watch!

37 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love it so much! It looks very cute for summer...and wouldn't it look great with Fall colors! Love your pretty dress, looks cool and stylish. Enjoy your afternoon! (ps I need a new watch...just sayin'...hahaha) Hugs!

Gill said...

Can I join in from the UK ?????

Marigold Jam said...

What a lovely timepiece. It's lovely to see something made from natural material for a change from plastic too. You look very stylish in your pretty dress and the watch too!

Vee said...

It looks great on you! I admire a woman who can wear a dress from fifteen years ago... = D You look terrific!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

What a marvellous idea to make a watch out of wood. I have never heard or seen this before, especially good for those of us who get rashes from the different metals used. Looks great on you while you try to keep cool! Take care xx

aimee said...

I can't take part in this giveaway, but I wanted to say--that is a beautiful watch! Love the idea of making one from wood:)
We got a one day break from the heat down here, but the next three are expected to be hot. I will be happy when we are back in the low to mid 80s later this week.
You make me want to wear a summer dress...
Blessings,
Aimee

Ida said...

That is a pretty cool looking watch. I also like your dress. Yes we are having the "heat wave" here as well and boy has it been hot.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

What a great looking watch! I love the dress you made too. You asked if I was close enough to the waterfall to get the mist...yes :-)

Thanks for the chance to win!
Penny

ellen b. said...

I did notice the watch and how cool you look in your dress.

Elizabeth said...

I have never come across a wooden watch before. It is very attractive, and so nice to think one is wearing something 'alive'.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

As Vee has said, you are to be envied to still fit in a dress from 15 years ago. I do have a number of dresses I like to wear too - one feels more feminine in a dress.
The watch is amazing to be made out of wood, a talented artisan.
Please enter me in your give-away.

Poppy said...

The watch, the dress, the weight, (you never gained!:)), all wonderful things today, Lorrie! Don't know if I qualify for your great giveaway, but JUST in case I do win, it can always be sent to my daughter in Toronto...yay!

Poppy

Jenny said...

what a gorgeous watch! I love jewelry/accessories made of wood.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful and unique watch! And a lovely give away too. Your sundress is lovely. Sometimes they are cooler than capris or shorts. Have a beautiful week in the sun!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Lovely dress, great looking watch, and, yes please, I'd love to be included in your giveaway.

Thanks, Lorrie!

Blackberry Lane said...

What a unique watch and very pretty. You make a lovely model; wish I could wear the same size from 15 years ago!

Cheryl said...

Your new watch is quite pretty...as is your summer dress...as are you! You can add me to the list of readers who would like to be wearing a 15-year-old dress. :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a unique and beautiful watch!
I used to wear a wrist watch all the time when I was working as a nurse, as it was essential for taking a pulse. Since I retired I haven't had one, and I admit I miss it. You look so pretty in a dress!

Patricia Baerg said...

I've seen these watches on the internet before, they are beautiful. I would love to own one. Like you I appreciate the beauty of wood, my dad made beautiful furnishings from wood. He started making violins and mandolins in his late 70's and they looked and sounded gorgeous.

ann said...

I am glad to see that watches are still in vogue. With folks all about their eye phones, some have quit wearing watches. Cool here. Lots of rain.

CarlaHR said...

Hello, as others have said you look great in your dress - so cool despite the heat wave.
I love watches so would appreciate being part of the draw.
Wishing you some cooler temperatures.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Lovely!

Deanna

Caroline Ratsoy said...

At the age I am now - after all these years, I did something unexpected a few weeks ago - for the first time I got my ears pierced! Accessorizing suddenly appeals a little more - something to do with the progressing wrinkles I guess! Very unique watch Lorrie!

Maggie said...

Goodness me, I wish I could still wear something from 15 years ago, but there's no way I could fit into any item of clothing from 1999! You by the way look amazing in that pretty sun dress, the perfect way to keep cool when the mercury rises.
The watch is so unusual I've not seen anything like it before. I love wearing different watches and it would be a great addition to my collection, will head over and check out the website, tout suite.

materfamilias said...

Two OOTD piste I less than a month! You're getting good at this! I love that about summer dresses and I used to have a few like that from years and years ago...yours looks very pretty on y.

Marilyn said...

Love your floaty dress. Thinking I need some of those in this heat. How I would love winning this beautiful watch too. One of my joys is wearing unique watches. Right now I am wearing a very old Mickey Mouse watch that talks. My grandson loves pushing the button. When I bought that watch I never in my wildest imagination thought I would have a grandson that would push the buttons on that watch.

heberube said...

A beautiful Watchmen to wear with something dark to make it pop out. Your dress goes very well with it and it must be confortable in the heat.

Tina said...

Love your blog. The watch is intriguing ad I would love to be the proud owner of one.

Linda Jo said...

It does look like a beautiful watch! Enter me for a chance! I'd love it!

Mary said...

I really love that unusual watch Lorrie - an amazing idea and would look fabulous with neutral shades of cotton and linen……speaking of which I actually bought a linen dress last week to wear on the hotter days. I'm a little tired of always wearing crops and longer shorts and have to admit it feels much cooler in a loose dress.

Fabulous, generous give-away. Good luck to all participants, and many thanks for a chance to win.

Mary x

P.S. lovely dress you're wearing in that great photo.

Donna said...

That summertime jumper looks like just the ticket to staying comfortable. You look so pretty in it! Love the watch too. Count me in for the giveaway. I haven't won anything in ages and ages.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Love the summer dress. Mine got a bit of wear this past week too - but I'm happy to wash and hang them back up now that the weather has settled back down to cooler. It is blustery here - not much rain yet - but I figure it will rain just about the time we leave to run errands. LOL

Love love love the watch - what a nice change from the all plastic ones we see these days.

Happy cooler summer days.

Julie H said...

I'm a fan of different types of watches. Some of my favorites were purchased at Ann Arbor Art Fair in Michigan. I am a fan of your blog also.

Trader Joan said...

What an exquisite watch. It is a
piece of art that I would be
thrilled to wear. These watches would
make great birthday gifts for my grown children.

I have been
following your blog, Lorrie, and
have been wanting to tell you how
much I appreciate your posts.
Thanks so much.
Shirley

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

It's gorgeous Lorrie and like you I would wear it loose - the band is most attractive.
Love your dress and I like to wear dresses in summer too!

Angela said...

Oh I love these watches!

Linda Jo said...

I got my watch that I won! It's beautiful! Thank you! It came right away! I've just been "gone".... you've been prolific here!