Monday, August 30, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

It's a Busy Friday!

It's a busy but fun day at The Pink Rose Cottage!! We are participating in two great shopping events.

First is a Paperie Party sponsored by The French Cupboard. You'll find lots of vintage paper items and paper artwork.

And as always, we are pleased to be part of Make Mine Pink's Shopping with a Twist Pink Friday. Shopping this week is for the birds! It's "Birds of a Feather" all day today!

Hope you find lots of treasures!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sweet Bedroom Redo!

We finally finished one of our big summer projects - an almost complete redo of my middle daughters room. She's a purple girl as you can see, so she picked many hues and shades of purple to work with.

We kept the furniture that she already had. Still need a picture or art work over the tall dresser. We haven't found something that says "WOW" yet. But we will!

The headboard is new. She loves to read and needed more space for all her books. And this keeps them handy for her. (And it's a nice area to keep her diabetes supplies handy too! ~mom's always thinkin'~)

My husband did the new shelving in her closets. It's so nice and organized, I'm motivated to do our closet now.

The artwork she choose for over the bed surprised me. It's got a modern flare, but I just love it. Perfect for the young woman she's become!

It turned out so inviting, light, and relaxing. We are all very pleased with it. I love walking by her room and just looking at it!

Now on to the next project....the bathroom we started months ago!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Her Turn

Her Turn
By Linda Ellis

Carefree and independent,
I kissed them both goodbye
the day I left my parents' home
and got my wings to fly.

Now my own daughter has shown me
just how deep their feelings were,
as those invisible wings of freedom
were, today passed on to her.

When it's time, a mother eagle
gives her young a gentle shove
to push him from the nest,
though she does this out of love.

But I am not an eagle,
nor do I possess her will
and there's a void inside my heart,
I don't know how I'm going to fill.

Though, I know this was inevitable;
children grow, it's what they do
and growing up, means growing apart
and growing away from you.

I was given the most precious gift
when I held my newborn daughter
and I only pray now she remembers
most of everything I've taught her.

I peered out each window from the house
where she played and laughed and grew
and everywhere I looked, I saw
the little girl I knew.

When she started kindergarten,
that's where we met the bus that day.
I stood bewildered in the street
as I watched it drive away.

I took her picture by those Azaleas
in a dress of pretty lace,
with a little chocolate bunny left
on her hands and on her face.

There's the spot where she rode by
with only the wind at her heels,
peddling her wobbly little bike
when we removed her training wheels.

These memories may be beautiful,
but they still cut me like a knife,
as I sit alone here and remember
how much she's brightened up my life.

Now everything has changed here
in just one dusk.and one dawn
and I'm trying my best to comprehend
how 20 years have come and gone.

But, it's her turn to face the world
just the same as it was mine;
it's her turn to laugh and love
and it's her turn to shine!

But I beg you, world, be kind to her
and easy with her heart,
let her quickly learn the lessons
from the wisdoms you'll impart.

Let her heart remain unbroken,
and her humor never fail,
let each untruth that will befall her
quickly be unveiled.

Let her realize there's a blessing
in everything she'll live and learn
as she spreads her wings and flies,
because, world, it's her turn.

Copyright 2010
Linda Ellis

I'm so proud of you Amanda!
I love you so much!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Today's Fun Find!

This is my very favorite find today! My oldest is leaving for Penn State (Behrend Campus) soon and I was lucky to find these fabulous PSU drinking glasses. Perfect for the her dorm! Or maybe she'll let mom keep them so I can think about her when I use them. Like I wouldn't be thinking about her anyhow!

Happy Weekend my friends!

Monday, August 9, 2010

We're Having Our BIGGEST SALE Ever!

The Pink Rose Cottage
is having our biggest sale ever!
75 wonderful vintage items are marked down in our new SALE category.

We’re making room for tons of “new” estate items. There will be vintage and antique linens, vintage jewelry, English teacups, shabby and shiny silver, hand painted china, vintage vanity items….and much more! So please check often!

Here’s a sneak peek of just a few of the new items coming to
The Pink Rose Cottage!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Blackberry Cobbler

I stopped at my favorite little farmers market and saw the most beautiful blackberries. They were huge! About the size of a spring strawberry! They made THE best Blackberry Cobbler. A wonderful summer treat!

Blackberry Cobbler

1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
a pinch of salt
2/3 cup of milk
a pint of fresh blackberries

Melt butter in a 2 quart casserole. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and milk. Mix well

Pour mixture over melted butter. Do not stir. Arrange blackberries over batter. Do not stir.

Make at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Colors of Summer

Please join
The Pink Rose Cottage
Make Mine Pink
for shopping with a twist on
Friday, August 6, 2010
as we present
"Colors of Summer"

Thank you for visiting The Pink Rose Cottage!