Saturday, January 31, 2009

"Pink Bling" Blog Giveaway ~ Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique~ February

Mimi's Rose Blog GIveaway

A lot of bling, a little bit of glam and a bit of vintage! This is my gift to you this month for Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique Blog Giveaway! It's filled with lots of sparkly Swavorski Rhinestone Crystal Buttons, 5 to be exact and there's also a gorgeous Rhinestone button with a Pearl Center, so that is six with lots of bling! These shine and sparkle like all of you! If you love rhinestone crystal buttons or any type of button, for that matter, oh these are just to die 4! There 's also a yard of the beautiful Barefoot Roses, Pink Roses, by Tanya Whelan, ooh lah lah, if you adore pink and roses, (how many of us don't???), then you will love this, it is the most beautiful fabric! Plus there are 4 yards of tiny pink vintage ric rac, along with 4 gorgeous pink silk taffeta roses, and then of course, the gorgeous black cameo button! Surely all of you creative ladies can use this to come up with something gorgeous!

Here's what you have to do this month in order to participate:

1. Go to my Website and click on the gallery, you will see a slideshow.
2. Watch the slideshow and tell me how many hearts and dragonflies you see during the slideshow.
3. Then scroll down and look at the pictures of the precious little girl there, please tell me who she is! (Hint, if you look on the blog somewhere, you will find out who she is!)
4. Come back to the blog and post your comment about the slideshow, along with all of the answers.
5. Have Fun! Think of it as a "Scavenger Hunt"!

The blog giveaway will end on Friday, February 27th at 12 PM EST. The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 28th around 12 Noon, EST, here on the blog! It will be a random drawing and you may enter up to two comments to be eligible for this particular giveway, but you must list the correct answers to the questions and another comment about my website or what you would like to see here on my blog. The first comment must be website related with answers, the second may be either website or blog related with the answers again. I would love any suggestions you have as to what you are looking for when you are blogging or of course, shopping. This is open to US residents.

There is lots of pink in the giveaway this month, so consider it a "Pink Bling" Blog Giveaway at Mimi's Rose for February!

Watch for more exciting happenings, I am working on more fun things to do and see at Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique Blog!

Just in case you are not the lucky gal who wins this, (which I hope you do), you can also purchase this entire kit on my website, there are three different ones available.

Good luck to each of you! I want to thank everyone who participated in January's Giveway, especially for all of the lovely compliments, each one truly made my heart sparkle!


Friday, January 30, 2009

Who's the Winner of The Teacup Light From Mimi's Rose??

and the winner is. . .


Congratulations RHONDA! So glad you won the Teacup Light! You can use this anywhere you want a little romantic lighting, it's will be great for a powder room, a nightlight or a baby's room! I hope you enjoy your Teacup Light from Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique with my blessings and thanks for joining in, in the blog giveaway and the lovely comment you left. Please send me a picture of where you decide to use your Teacup Light. I would love to post it on the blog! I would love to see where you decide to use it! Enjoy!

Don't forget to check back on the 1st of February, I will start a new "Giveaway" for February!

I want to thank everyone who visited my blog and left such wonderful comments about my website! I hope each of you will visit me often! Please tell your friends in blogland, about the next "Blog Giveaway" at Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique Blog. Stay warm today, God Bless each and everyone of you!

If I have your email address, I will email you letting you know you won "The Teacup Light" from Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique! If I don't and should not hear from you within 48 hours, I will pick another Winner! I would ask that you place a post on your blog, just to let everyone know you won! Thanks so much!


Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Friday Filled with Many Great Happenings!

This Friday is a busy one! There is Friday Flea Market, My Blog Giveaway ends today, and the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival also ends today. So you if haven't checked out my giveaway for this month, your clocking is ticking and the winner will be announced at Saturday at approximately 12 noon, EST! The Bloggy Giveaways Carnival also ends on Friday, January 30th, there are so many giveaways, I can't begin to count them, but will over 1200! So you should take a peek at them!

For Friday Flea Market, I have decided I am going to list all of the items from Previous Friday Flea Markets with "You Name The Price"! It's time to get rid of these things, won't you please help me! I way too much stuff and it needs to disappear! If there is something you may be interested in and it's not currently on my website, then please let me know and make me an offer! You can email me with an offer, and if it's a reasonable and fair offer, then I will send you an invoice thru Paypal! I guess it's kinda of like what eBay does, but I am surely not eBay and you won't pay any high fees, I promise.

You will have to archive the older posts, but honestly they are worth the little bit of effort, there are some really cute things! I hope you have some fun, think of it as a "Scavenger Hunt"!

Please remember to visit all the other wonderful ladies who participate in Friday Flea Market, you will always find something stunning, shabby chic, just plain vintage, old and useful at a really great price!

I want to wish everyone "Good Luck" on the Teacup Light Giveaway, and look for the next blog giveaway on Febuary 1st. I promise it will surely be some more "Eye Candy"!

The Wonderful World of Chenille!

You can tell the difference between an "all cotton" chenille bedspread and one which was made during the era of "polyester". There will be a distinct sheen to the spread itself and it will also have the "pill" effect and be rough to the touch! Though there may be some which are pretty, they are not considered a "collectible" especially if you are looking for true "Vintage Chenille"!

My collection consists of approximately 225 spreads. I started collecting them about 7 years ago! It became an obsession! When my husband and I travel, we "treasure hunt" everywhere we can. Now my hubby even looks for them when he goes somewhere without me! So he has become addicted too! He went several years ago to see his mom, in Iowa, flew by plane and when he was home, he went to all the antique malls there, called and said he had found 5! Whew hoo, was I excited! There was a problem though, how to get them home, since he flew! While the innovative person he is, decided he would ship them back! I was so excited and when the box arrived ~ before he did ~ there were some wonderful vintage chenille bedspreads in this box! Wedding cake, rosebud, and even a Hoffman Daisy Pink Spread, not to mention that "Rosebud" by Morgan Jones! The most well known manufacturers, were Cabin Craft, Hoffman, RetRac (which by the way, spelled backwards, turn it around, It's Carter), and of course Morgan Jones, who made the infamous "Rosebud" we all love!

Now, mind you, I have many which I could never bare to cut, these are a true work of art! I truly feel they deserve to be preserved and I will pass them onto my granddaughter, Lauren, who is the "Rose" in Mimi's Rose! With that being said, unfortunately, there are many vintage chenille bedspreads which have been used and used, lovinly of course, these are the ones I prefer to use when I create my boutique clothing and other wonderful items! The colors are still very vibrant and the designs, textiles and overall appearance of these spreads continue to amaze me. I often wonder how do they still look the way they do, after some of them being almost 70 years old! I sure hope I look this good when the clock strikes 70!

If you visit the "home page" of my website, you will see just a sampling of the spreads Ihave or have had in the past! I also have a Hoffman Pink Daisy and a gorgeous Cameo Rose Spread on my website for sale at the present time.

Here are just a few of my beloved collection! I truly love the "Wedding Cake" designs, but all of them are my favorites!

If I pictured them all, you would be here all day! Mind you, I am not boasting, this just tells you what an addiction I have for Vintage Chenille Bedspreads! Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival is January 26-30!

I just found this great place for blog giveaways and wanted to share it with you! I couldn't believe how many blogs are giving away something free, including the shipping! I have joined this fun place, it called "Bloggy Giveaways" ! The name for this huge event is "Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival" !You have to go there, I am number 1,040, this just tells you how many blogs are giving something away! Can you believe it?? They will plus what the item is and if they will ship only to United States or Internationally. There are categories on the left side of the blog, so you can see what each category has to offer!!

This will surely increase the number of people who visit blogs, everyone always loves a free item!

You honestly should visit the Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival , it runs from January 26th thru 30th! Check it out, just click the link above "Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival" or the banner on the right side of my blog.

I will post the next giveaway on February 1st, so make sure to check back to see what it will be for February!

I hope each of you win something wonderful! Don't forget my "blog giveway" ends on the 30th, with the winner being announced on the 31st of this month!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Valentine's Day "Sweetheart Sale" at Mimi's Rose

Hi, I wanted to let everyone I am having a "Sweetheart Sale" on my website! I sent a newsletter out today to all of the people who subscribe to my mailing list. Hopefully you are on my mailing list, if not you, are missing great discounts and specials which all of my friends receive when they become a friend! If you aren't then please take the time to sign up for my Newsletter! You will receive information when there are special sales or events going on!

For those who are not "a friend or member" ( all of you are my friends!!), of my mailing, I would like to offer you the same discount of 20% off just use this code "Perfect Gift" when you checkout. Hopefully you will find something which will make your heart flutter! The sale will end February 12th!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Shabby Chic Pink Clothespin Bag ~ It's Friday Flea Market Time!

Isn't this just the cutest Clothes Pin Bag you have ever seen! Looks like an ole fashioned corset, it has the two garters (remember when...) and is pink covered with a soft textured nylon white lace netting. some pretty lace accents and a pink rose to top it off! It truly looks like something the ladies of yesteryear used to wear!

Don't want to use it for clothespins, then it would be perfect in your bath or powder room holding some hand towels or your favorites bath products. It measures approximately 12" long and 8" wide. Perfect for your Shabby Chic Laundry Room or Bathroom! What a great conversation piece!

You can purchase this cute item right here, just click on the BUY NOW button below and it will take you directly to Paypal. Don't forget to check out my other Friday Flea Market Items and sign up for my "Blog Giveaway" for the month of January. It ends, next Friday and the winner will be announced on Saturday!

Price is $18.99 plus USPS Priority Shipping

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Perfect Gift ~ Handmade Valentine Vintage Chenille Yummy Confections Cupcakes and More~

Are you looking for something special to tell someone (your mom, daughter, sister or best friend) how wonderful you think they are? These gorgeous Vintage Chenille Cupcakes from Mimi's Rose Yummy Confections Bakeshop, are the Perfect Gift for Valentine's Day! Each one is freshly baked using the finest ingredients! The ingredients include vintage chenille in various flavors, silk taffeta roses, sometimes even sugared glitter for each Handmade freshly baked Vintage Chenille Cupcake. We have many on the menu ~ just take a peek at the pictures, this is just a sampling! The lucky person who receives these as a gift for Valentine's Day will be absolutely delighted! Each Yummy Confection Cupcake measures approximately 5" tall and are great for a pincushion, paper weight or just displaying anywhere for a wonderful Victorian, Shabby Chic or Traditional Home! They will honestly think they are real when they receive this Yummy Confections Cupcake from Mimi's Rose Yummy Confections Bakeshop at Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique!

You can also purchase the "Valentine's Day Special 1/2 Dozen Assorted Cupcakes". They will come in assorted flavors chosen by our resident Baker, surely as you can tell, they will be the most scrumptious ever!

What something other than a Cupcake? We have Tea Cakes, Tea Cake Squares and Delicious Cakes all available on the menu at Mimi's Rose Yummy Confections Bakeshop!

While there make sure to look at the Gorgeous "Rose Lights" Teacup Lights. This is another one currently available. It's absolutely to die for! Roses, Pink and Cameo Bone China Teacup Light!
My blog giveaway this month is a "Rose Lights", Teacup Light! There are some gorgeous ones with beautiful Roses, perfect for a baby's room, a powder room or anywhere you want a touch of Romantic Lighting! If you haven't seen it, click on the banner on the left with Roses "Mimi's Rose Blog Giveway for January", it will take you directly the post or you can just click here!

Friday, January 16, 2009

I won the Friday Flea Market Scavenger Hunt!

I won these cute Valentine Cupcakes Towels on a Scavenger Hunt on Friday Flea Market Network! They are just so darned cute! It was fun to look for pieces of 5 of their member's banners, me, being one of them. You had to look really hard for them, because they didn't use the entire banner, just a piece of it. I wasn't even sure if the one I picked was mine! I have been a member for a while and also a Sponsor of Friday Flea Market and honestly I didn't realize what a wonderful group of creative people are on this network. You really should pop over to Friday Flea Market, take the time and look around. If I hadn't done that, I wouldn't have won these cute Valentine Cupcake Towels! I honestly never had won a thing in my life, so like my mom used to say "there is always a first time for everything" and the other one was, "you don't know until you try"! Remember this, because I did and I won!
Don't forget to check out my Friday Flea Market Item for this week, it's purse Glitz & Glamour! Then, of course, My Blog Giveaway for this Month.
Never, ever, think you won't win something, because remember what mamma said, "You don't know until you try" and there truly is a first time for everything!

Friday Flea Market ~ Mimi's Rose Shabby Chic Glitz & Glamour Kit!

It's Friday Flea Market and I have decided to offer this great Kit for you to create something shabby chic and beautiful for yourself or someone special! Valentine's Day is just right around the corner! It consists of these wonderful items: 1 yard of Tanya Whelan's Barefoot Roses Fabric with the softest pink background and gorgeous Roses! This is one of the prettiest collections of fabric you will ever see! The next item is the tiniest Vintage Pink Ric Rac, you will receive 4 yards, and for the wonderful embellishments, there are 4 Pink Silk Roses which are about the size of a quarter, one black/white cameo button and for the icing on the gorgeous item you create there are 6 Swavorski Rhinestone Crystal Buttons, the Pearl Center Rhinestone button measures approximately 3/4", another large Rhinestone Button measures approximately 3/4", 2 smaller Rhinestone Crystal Buttons measuring approximately 5/16" and the last set of 2 , measuring 5/16" also. These buttons are absolutely stunning in person! It's hard to capture the glitz, but I promise you it's there! Shabby Chic, Glitz and Glamour! What can you create with this gorgeous Kit??

Your Shabby Chic Glitz & Glamour Kit Includes:
1 Yard Tanya Whelan Barefoot Roses Pink Roses Fabric
4 Yards Vintage Pink Tiny Ric Rac
4 Pink Silk Roses (A tab bit larger than a Quarter)
1 ~ 3/4 Pearl Center Swavorski Rhinestone Crystal Button
1 ~ 3/4 Pinwheel Oval Swavorski Rhinestone Crystal Button
1 ~ Black/White Cameo Button (It's gorgeous!)
2 ~ 5'16" (Approximate) Swavorski Rosette Rhinestone Buttons
2 - 5/16" (Approximate) Swarvorski Dainty Snowflake Rhinestone Buttons

The Price for this Glitz Kit is $21.99 For Friday Flea Market, plus shipping. You can click on the "BUY NOW" button at the end of the post, it will take you directly to Paypal.

I would love to see what you created with my "Shabby Chic Glitz & Glamour Kit", so send me a picture and I will post it on my blog!

If you want more than one, there are two kits currently available, but I do have more should you decide you cant live without these pretties! I will also be doing more with other great Buttons, Fabrics and Trims, so be sure to check my blog often.

Oh, don't forget to check out my first "Blog Giveaway", it ends on January 30th and the winner will be announced on the 31st. I will be doing one each month, so "Follow My Blog", if you don't you might miss something really great! There is a banner on the right side of the page, "Mimi's Rose Blog Giveaway for January", just look for the roses, of course! Click that to see what it is this month!

Website Price: $24.99

Friday Flea Market Price $21.99

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Mimi Rose's First Blog Giveaway!

Okay, here is my first Blog Giveaway! I think you will be thrilled with it!

I am going to do something new, well new to me! I am starting a Blog Giveaway! It will be done on a monthly basis and there will always be something shabby, chic, sometimes pink and useful and fun! Here's the way it will work"

To enter this giveaway: Please visit Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique, then come back here and tell me about your favorite thing(s). Everyone is eligible to enter - just be sure to supply a valid e-mail address. The Deadline: Giveaway ends Friday January 30, and the winner will be announced on Saturday, January 31st, here on the blog, so don't forget to check back! I will only use your name and last three letters of your last name on the blog , no email address will be posted here on my blog!! . The giveaway item for January will be mailed out on February 2nd, so please be sure to supply your name and email address, so I can contact you for shipping information! It will arrive in time for Valentine's Day, should you want to give your "Blog Giveaway" to a special friend!

If there is something special you love to see on my website, please leave me a comment and I will try to accomodate you! I am working on my Spring Collection and hope to have new items posted by the 1st week of February! Mimi's Closets are somewhat bare right now, but please check back often as the new collection of fun fashions for the spring will be available, so watch for the sneek preview of the cutest collection of Children's Boutique Clothing arriving just in time for Easter!

You can sign up for my newsletter on the website, I won't bombard your inbox, I send them only during special events, sales or announcements about new or sale items, along with special discounts for my Newsletter Clients!
I will be doing a new Item each month, the next Blog Giveaway will post during the first week of February, so visit often, and please leave a comment!
Just a quick note, this blog giveaway is for United States only, I will also be paying the shipping for this great Giveaway! I hope to be able to ship my future Blog Giveaways internationally soon! Thanks ~ Mimi~

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Great Place to Network ~ Biz Bodies

I found a great new Networking Place today, it's called Biz Bodies! It perfect for all of us who have website or blogs to get more exposure. Search the web for Biz Bodies or use this link:

If you don't have either, visit Biz Bodies anyway, you will find some great things there!


Friday, January 9, 2009

Mimi's Rose Slide Show of Past Creations!

I hope you enjoy looking at my past creations! These are all items I have either sold at the retail shows or on my website. I am currently working on new boutique clothing and will soon have them on the website. So check back often, as my New Spring Collection will be added within the next couple of weeks. Have fun, please feel free to leave a comment or if you would like one of these duplicated, I may be able to honor your request.
Enjoy the show!

Pink Friday Flea Market Finds At Mimi's Rose! Texas Ware Pink Cups & Saucers!

OMG, today for Friday Flea Market is a set of 4 Cups and Saucers in Pink. This is Texas Ware's pattern "Rio Vista"! The pink is perfect, as is the condition of these gorgeous shabby chic cups and saucers. You will receive all four sets! Perfect for an afternoon tea! It's hard to find a complete of 4! They appear to be in almost new condition. They are marked on the bottom. Price for the complete set is $26.99 plus shipping! Just Click on the "BUY NOW" button below and it will take you directly to Paypal.

Look at my previous Friday Flea Market finds too, I have some really unusual finds in Pink too!

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My First Blog Award!

Janet, from Graceful Rose, was so kind to nominate me for this Blog Award! I am truly humbled and so honored to be the recipient of this award! I love blogging and wish I had started much sooner, it's a wonderful way to make new friends! Thank you, Janet!!
There is a story about this award, so please take a minute to read it:
The authors say that blogs who receive this award are exceedingly charming. This blog invests in the PROXIMITY in space, time and relationships. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that even more friendships are propagated. So, now it's time for me to pass on this award and 'propagate' some friendships !
I would like to nominate the following blogs ~ they are wonderful places created by very special people!
Mrs. Charlotte's Boutique
Many Shades of Wyldemor
B. Catherine Designs
Victoria Rose Cottage
Adored Before
Cate's Back Porch
Inklings Designs
All In My Cottage
These are some of my favorite places to visit ~ though honestly, if I could, I would nominate many more! Please visit each of them when you have a minute, each one is wonderful!
Note to recipients: now that you've received this award, you may post it onto your blog, include the story behind it and pass it on to eight other blogs!

Monday, January 5, 2009

~A New Year~ New Ideas, New Things and So Much More At Mimi's Rose!

Can you believe the New Year is here already??? Where did last year go? I want to wish everyone a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year filled with many wishes from me to you!

I am excited about the New Year and all the good things which are going to happen at Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique! I have started creating the Spring Collection of Boutique Clothing and will be adding some great new items for the Spring Line.

The "Shabby Chic Bunnies" pictured above will be on the website in a couple of weeks, these are great for Easter, or just for shabby chic decorating. They will come in two sizes, large and small. Each one is unique and one of a kind, and are created with the rariest and highest quality Vintage Chenille. I have a lot of customers who purchase these for themselves!

I will be doing three shows in the Spring, not sure of the exact dates yet, but two of them are in April (before Easter) and then one in March, so I am busy trying to get everything ready for the shows and the website. I am looking forward to creating the Spring Collection of my Boutique Clothing line. It's so much fun to make everything with the wonderful new Spring Fabrics with roses and other pretty motifs. I will also be selling more fabrics on the website too, so there is a lot going on at Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique right now!

The SALE on the Christmas Fabrics ends tonight at midnight, so if there is something you would like, grab it, because after tonight, it's gone and won't be available on the website.