It's the first day of summer! Looking forward to many sunny days. I love to play in the garden. After giving up my vegetable patch a few summers ago, I've been able to spend more time with my flowers. And I'm really pleased with the results! Less weeds and more flowers!
I treated myself to a shrub rose. My first and only one. Right now it's cute and small but I'm expecting it to fill out quickly.
It's called Palmengarten Frankfurt. A pretty bright pink. Because of rainy weather, I caught it's first bloom a little late, but it's still so pretty. And the little buds are a promise of things to come!
I just love how the raindrops bead on Lady's Mantel! The rain was a little heavy and knocked over the blossoms, but the splash of bright green is still gorgeous in the garden.
Happy, warm summer days to all!
PS: Don't forget to sign up for The Pink Rose Cottage blog giveaway. Just scroll down to the post below for details!
I’ve enjoyed my Shabby Shops in a Box Sampler so much, I decided it would make a wonderful giveaway! Who doesn't love a box of treats? And this box has lots of goodies from samples, full size items, discounts, and more! If you haven’t seen what’s in the June box, just click here and take a peek at mine. Or visit Shabby Shops in a Box website. Claudia gives a complete list of the items.
Lots of ways to enter. And if you are already signed up for any of these, you will automatically be entered!
3) Sign up for blog post notification. The link is to the top right on The Pink Rose Cottage Blog. (You will need to verify/activate your email notification. If this doesn’t show up in your regular email, please check your spam folder.)
4) Leave a message on this blog post. I always love to hear from you!
5) Share this giveaway on your blog or site. (Please let me know if you do so I can give you an extra entry!)
The giveaway signups will run from now through Monday June 21, 2010. I will announce the winner that week. Claudia will ship the sampler directly to the winner. (Please note: Shipping to the USA only.)
Want to open it with me? Such a pretty pink box with a lacy ribbon! The treats inside.... Pretty jewelry or trinket box, a romantic soap.... A vintage hanky (from none other then The Pink Rose Cottage!) and pretty pearl earrings that my daughter is going to wear to her graduation. Sweet bookmark... Charming handmade tags... Dreamy earrings.... And so much more....but I don't want to spoil your surprise when your box arrives! It certainly was fun opening! In fact I put it all back in and let my daughters go though it too!
For more details or to order your Shabby Shops in a Box, visit Claudia! She also has a wonderful blog with details on each shop participating. These boxes are a fabulous treat that you won't want to miss!