Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cyber Monday Markdown

Isn't it nice to relax at home and shop at the same time? To make it even more relaxing, The Pink Rose Cottage is having 15% off your entire purchase on Cyber Monday. Just enter "MM113009" at the checkout. So grab yourself a cup of warm tea, settle in and enjoy!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

May you and your family have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Join us in our first Pink Friday!

The Pink Rose Cottage is please to announce that we are now a part of Make Mine Pink! Please join us in our first Pink Friday.

Comforts of Home!

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday November 13, 2009 as we present "Comforts of Home"

When I think of the comforts of home, I picture a favorite sweater, soft and worn with time. Sitting by the fire, wrapped in a quilt that my mother made so many years ago bring back so many memories of home. Looking around, there are framed photographs on the wall, some of people I see every day, and others of friends of loved ones that once touched my life , yet are no longer with us. The memories woven, remain alive and an important part of our lives. The antique clock that my great-grandmother cherished, chimes the hour in the next room, and the crackling of the fire seems in tune, counting the minutes.

As I sip my tea from a special antique cup and saucer that was once a part of my grandmother's treasured collections, I can't help but remember and smile. No one made a tea party more special than she did. At the end, we'd read our tea leaves as if we could tell the future. Mine was always filled with wonderful things that were sure to come true.

The fragrance of potpourri simmering on the stove, reminiscent of holiday get-togethers, gingerbread and pumpkin pie, and mingling with memories of my mother's kitchen on any Sunday or holiday, fills my senses. The lit candles, with rich and spicy scents, cast soft shadows around the room, lighting up corners with thoughts of familiar voices and laughter.

The comforts of home reach out from the past and wind their way into those of the present. Our homes, stamped with our own distinct style, with just a touch of nostalgia mixed in. Grandmother's teacup, the glaze finely crazed with age, sitting on the shelf alongside a favorite new set of coffee mugs. A vintage lamp standing tall, surrounded by candlelight. Among the faded family photographs hangs a framed print that makes you smile just because. A treasured worn sweater lies in a dresser drawer beside a brand new knit cardigan. On the sofa beside me, the colors of a new quilting project are bright compared to the quilt my mother made.

It's the little touches from generations past that help to make our house a home. Each item is so different from the others, yet nothing feels out of place. It just feels like home.

Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink


Monday, November 9, 2009

From the Halls of Montezuma, To the shores of Tripoli


My dad - a proud Marine!

My dad with my Grandma - A proud Marine Mom!

“From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country’s battles
On the land as on the sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.

Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev’ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marines

Here’s health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we’ve fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.”

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pink Angels!

These pink cuties were a recent find at a church rummage sale. It was late in the day and I was actually taking some things to donate to the thrift store and passed the unadvertised sale. I didn't expect to find anything after the crowds had been though. So I guess these little pink angels are meant to brighten my vintage Christmas display!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Grape Jelly 2009

My husband and I made some grape jelly last night. The kitchen spelled divine! And we did a lot of taste testing too! We didn't think we'd get any done this year as the H1N1 has knocked up for a loop. But fortunately now that we're feeling a little better the farmer down the road still have a few grapes left!