Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Sweet Fragrance of Magnolia

Just wanted to say hello after a long absence... ...thanks to all of you who are still blogging. Sorry I have been away so long, but I'm dealing with empty nest syndrome. Both my boys moved out, and in addition to coping with change, I've been cleaning out clutter and trying to readjust my life. I have opened my store three days a week, Thursday-Saturday, and thought I would share some pictures from the store in addition to some things I've been working on.

In the store, I have a mix of vintage, new, and handmade. I enjoy floral design and finding new ways to use vintage items. I am including a picture of a wreath created using re-purposed silk flowers. There is also a picture of my latest creations--the little pincushions created from vintage goods. The pincushion pictured is one called "Southern Belle" because the little vintage figurine looks like one! She is currently for sale at Etsy. Thanks to all of you who visit my Etsy Store and my blog. One day the Rosemarys Garden website will be finished!

Now my thought for the day: "Faith isn't the ability to believe long and far into the misty future. It is simply taking God at his word and taking the next step." Joni Eareckson Tada

I really feel like that's where I am right now. I've really been enjoying the sweet fragrance of magnolia blooms during my morning walks. I hope you have been enjoying your life. All my best to all of you.


Rosemary said...

Well hi there!!
Glad you are back!!
So sorry you were dealing with some stuff.
Your shop looks great!!
Glad you visited me, and you like the new look. A fellow blogger took it upon herself to do my blog design. Wasn't that nice.
Have a good weekend,

John said...

I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!! Keep up the good work. Your website will be done before you know it!

Becky said...

Welcome back Rosemary.
I'm so glad you stopped by my place again. I have been out of town the past week.
Your store is lovely. I wish I could come shopping.
I understand about the empty nest. It does get easier. I only have one and he moved out a couple years ago. But I still see him often, they do come back.

Hope you having a sunny day,

TattingChic said...

Wow, your store looks amazing and so many cute things!

Joseph T. Richardson said...

Mom, this post is lovely and beautiful (like you) and it made me want to rush home and hug you immediately. Keep up the wonderful work.