Friday, November 28, 2008
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving !
I will post some pictures of the show when I return from Richmond, which is December 8 or 9th.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Remember to take time to smell the roses, give your little ones a hug and be thankful for each and everyday.
Happy Thanksgiving ~ Mimi ~
Saturday, November 22, 2008
We had a wonderful Chesapeake Bay Retriever for 15 years and she crossed the "Rainbow Bridge" on September 19th. She was a very special dog and a part of our family. She used to go to the race track with my husband, where everyone knew her and they all loved her. The kids would feed her hot dogs, much to my husband dismay, because he didn't like her eating "people food". She was the most loyal dog and we miss her!
Here is a beautiful poem about Rainbow Bridge:
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Friday, November 21, 2008
I would love to share the "Butter Cookie" Recipe with you! So here goes: (Looks like it's time to rewrite again, the paper is tattered and worn!!
1 cup butter
3/4 cup of sugar
1 egg (beaten)
1 teaspoon of Pure Vanilla
2-3/4 cups of white flour (not self rising)
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Work butter until soft, add sugar and beat until soft/creamy
add vanilla, stir to mix
add egg, stir until egg is blended well
add flour, 1 cup at a time, blend well
shape into ball, refrigerate for about 30-45 minutes
Roll dough out, a little thicker than piecrust (I do mine a bit thick) cut with your favorite cookie cutters.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes (this will depend on your oven), but we like our cookies soft, so if you like them a bit crisper, than bake 12-15 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and frost with your favorite frosting (we use the buttercream frosting) and decorate to your hearts content!
I usually make 3/4 batches at one time, you can freeze the dough and just pull it out before the holidays or company arrives! The house will smell wonderful and your guests will love them!
I hope you enjoy these, they are the best tasting cookies! I received this recipe from a friend over 35 years ago and we have been doing them every year, watching our family grow and just making the most wonderful memories! Enjoy!!
Oh, let me know you like them, they are so good...
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Looking for the perfect little desktop storage, this is a must have! The colors are perfect, pinks, white and a creamy color on a soft cream colored background. It looks like the colors have been swirled together to create this wonderful unique piece. It has nine (9) drawers and then a larger one on the bottom. It measures approximately 7-1/2" tall x 6" deep x 9-3/4" wide. Perfect for your bathroom or desk! I think it is made from old "Bakelite", though I am not sure. I have never seen one like this before! It goes so wonderfully with Lefton China Pink Swan. Just click on the "Buy Now" button below and you will be redirected to Paypal.
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These items are truly shabby and oh so chic! I love both items and though they are a bit pricey for flea market items, I think because of their uniqueness and rareity, they are worth the extra little they do sell for! Shipping on each item is $2.80, so prices do reflect the cost of shipping via USPS Priority mail. Each item will be packaged to insure there is no problem when you open up your Christmas present to your self, especially if you love a "Pink Christmas"! Insurance will also be included to ensure it arrives to your door safely!
Enjoy browsing all the blogs on "Friday Flea Market", it's such a fun way to find the special things you are looking for, when you can't hit the other flea markets! Thanks for taking a peek at my "Friday Flea Market" finds. Sometimes, as is the case with these two items, they are "Friday Flea Market Special Finds!" ~Mimi~
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I have to tell you, I have a daughter and she has been the biggest Godsend! She has been helping me prepare for the shows by doing the inventory, pricing and just generally keeping me organized and doing all the computer wizard things she does, that I don't know how to do!!!
She does all of this, while attending college, working full time job as an RN and completing her masters so she can become a Nurse Practioner! Yes, she is very intelligent and also pretty, plus not to mention the fact, she is my "Little Rose's" mom!
I honestly don't know where all the years have gone, but for every mom out there who has little ones, enjoy them, spend as much time as you can with them, give them all the support, praise and love you can give them, because they will reward you like my daughter has me! Children are Gods' Gift and certainly something to be treasured!
The Holidays are very special and a wonderful time to share with your most favorite friends and family, especially a daughter and granddaughter like mine! So make the most of every moment you can! Your children will reward you in ways you never thought possible!
This is a picture of my daughter on the left and my "Little Rose" on the right, she looks just like her mom! We spent a week in Williamsburg, VA year before last, they were both "acting up", so I locked them up for a bit! They are my pretty girls!
Cherish every moment! "Listen to "Don't Forget to Remember Me" when you read this post, it will surely make you stop, think and smell the roses along the way with your children!
We will be leaving a week from today, for the Virginia Beach Christmas Market" (here's the link :http://www.emgshows.com/ ) Tuesday, November 25th, setting up on Wednesday and then, can you believe it's Thanksgiving!! The show starts on Friday, the 28th, so it is definitely crunch time!
Here's just a couple of items will you see at the show!
This is just a sampling what I will have this year. The pink coat is my favorite one to make, it has gorgeous Swavorski Rhinestone Crystal Buttons ! Your little princess can wear this swing coat or jacket with jeans or for any special occasion, it's truly beautiful.
The "Romantic Eye Candy String Light Confections" are simply so shabby chic, perfect for all your "Pink Christmas" decorating or for that matter, all year long. These are also great for weddings. Dress up your mantle or use on your gazebo for a wonderful shabby chic festive look! They are available in different colors! You can see more at my website: http://www.mimisrosechenilleboutique.com/ "click" on "Romantic Eye Candy Light String Confections to see what's available!
Watch for items for "Friday Flea Market", which will be posted on Friday, this week!
Friday, November 14, 2008
1 Yard of Henry Glass's "Tis The Season" Fabric by Debbie Taylor Kerman! End bolt piece! $6.00 Original price on my website was $8.49 a yard! Use the "Buy Now" button below to make your purchase. It will take you directly to Paypal! If you should encounter any problems when purchasing this item, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
You will also be able to purchase these items directly from the blog, no emails, no waiting, so you can get it now! Paypal will be the preferred payment method.
I will be listing some items sometime within the next couple of days, so please check back and make sure to check back often, this is the area will my overstocked items will come from the website ~ kinda like a clearance area for Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique.
Have a wonderful day!
I honestly can't remember at this point, how many he has done, but he loves it and so I also enjoy what he does. My granddaughter, Lauren, (my little rose) loves to go for a ride with him on Saturday mornings, they head out for their breakfast together every Saturday! It has become a ritual! It's a real pleasure to watch the two of them take off.
Here is the video on You tube, it has some great oldies music and pictures. Enjoy it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2aJrTX8m_8
I have completed my "teacup lights", and they turned out so pretty! I ordered some of the gorgeous Royal Doultan "Cameo Roses" pattern and a few other pretty ones from them, I will post pictures sometime in the next few days, after I have done all my other things first.
There will also be gorgeous vintage chenille Christmas Stockings, plus, of course, my Boutique Clothing line created from only the finest vintage chenille.
I must say at first, I was a bit concerned because of the economy, gas prices and the election, but things seem to be settling a bit! I checked gas prices in Virginia today and the lowest price I found, was a $1.85 a gallon! Can you believe that!! I honestly didn't think the price would ever fall below $2.00 a gallon!! I am hoping this will relieve some of the stress to everyone, especially with the holidays right around the corner. I am being very optimistic about the upcoming shows, and all the items for the website.
I sent out my first newsletter yesterday, using Constant Contact, I love this site, it was easy to do and their fees are very reasonable. If anyone wants info, just email me and I will be happy to give you all the information. I didn't realize I had so many email contacts, there were 691 to be exact! So doing the newsletter this way, was so much easier than the way I had done them in the past. I was able to add a coupon at the bottom, which they can print out and bring to the show, which I thought was wonderful!
Being a member of Shabby Lane Shops is so much fun! It's like a one big happy family. All of the members are truly wonderful and we all help and support each other without worrying about "the competition" between us, which to me, is absolutely wonderful! Catherine has created such a wonderful atmosphere for all us and I am most indebted to her. If you are looking for a great place to promote your website, then visit Shabby Lane Shops! Catherine is fantastic!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Shabby Chic at it's Finest! Fun Chenille Clothing
& Home Decor created using Vintage Chenille!
This is my first post, I am so excited to find the time! I am busy doing final touches for the upcoming Holiday Shows I attend. The first one is "The Virginia Beach Christmas Market", held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. I have the same location as last year, which is right at the front door. The promoters, EMG Shows, Inc., are such wonderful hosts. Linda, Steve and Erin all do such a wonderful job! This is really a great show, you will find all kinds of great juried items. Show dates are November 28-30th! "Black Friday", as referred to in retail, yes, it starts the day after Thanksgiving and they swarm into the show! I truly think they hit the "early bird" specials at the stores and then head to The Virginia Beach Christmas Market. Here is a link to their website, hopefully it is updated: http://www.emgshows.com
I have sent out my "Holiday Discount Newsletter" for those who have subscribed to my mailing lists. If you haven't signed up, now is a great time to do so! I am offering 20% discount for those who attend the show. For many, unfortunately, won't be able to attend, there is also a discount code for you to use. There are many great items on the website and many items which will be at the shows. If you are looking for something special, you can contact me and I will be more than happy to get back in touch with you!
This gorgeous Yummy Confections Creation is freshly baked and decorated at Mimi's Rose Chenille Yummy Confections Bakeshop! This is just a sampling of what's on the menu! There are delicious cupcakes, teacakes, cake slices, and the most beautifully decorated cakes you will ever see! Use the cupcakes, teacakes or cake slices as a Pin Cushion! Click on the link above to see all of our "mouth-watering" Chenille Pastries!