Thursday, April 1, 2010

April showers...usher in thoughts of wonder & wonderful Giveaways......

(Wow...doesn't that title sound lovely.....I know sometimes I do my best thinking after midnight, tonight err...this morning must be one of those times !

I am so moved beyond words at everyone's beautiful and soo lovely words on the new look of my Blog....THANK YOU...from my heart!!! If you could just give me a moment to explain... the best way that I can tell you how I feel about my blogs new look is this...Dawn of The Feathered Nest, made my gorgeous is from my original blog, which she lovingly made for me and when I see it...I see me....Karen of Valentine Design, remade my blog into this new gorgeous one you see now, but....she understood me and she kept what I loved most from my original even though I see this beautiful new "me" so to speak....I still see the "me" I once was...just ever so more lovely, elegant and Gorgeous...wait... I meant my blog.... not me silly lol Since every morning I get to see the real me in the mirror...I know better than to believe this about moi!

So...every chance I get...I come onto my blog...and as I see it load up...I SMILE in wonder...because I realize...this is mine, mine, mine ....Thank you, Dawn & Karen!!!! Funny thing is I used to do this a lot the first month or so that I first got my blog too...wonder how long I will do it this time :)

Now...enough about me...I want to share these Wonderful Giveaways with you!

*All the following Giveaways will be on my side bar under the Giveaway section until they end...Good luck to you all!

First....Kim of The Sheep's Nest is having a 50th Follower Giveaway here!

Giveaway ends...April 12th.

Second...Dorthe of Den Lille Lade is having a 100 Followers Giveaway here!

Giveaway ends....April 14th.

Third....Debra of Common Ground is having a The Royal Treatment Giveaway here!

Giveaway ends....April 15th.

PS...I am seriously crushing on my beautiful new signature! Thank you again Karen! Besos, to you amor :)

Well my dear amores...It is almost that witching hour for me once again (after 2 a.m.) ...and my eyes are starting to droop and I think a bit more... and I will make...even less sense than usual, sooo

Until next time dear friends,


Dorthe said...

Hi sweetie,
thanks so much for blogging about me, Rose, you are such a dear woman:)
I so understand what you are saying about your blog, both Dawn and Karen made a wonderfull job, and it looks so tasty and romantic.
I`m very thankfull for what Karen did to mine, too.
Wishing you a happy, and lovely day, sweetie.
Hugs, Dorthe

Kimberly said...

Hi Rose, Gee you are up late at night! I am glad tho because you got to come and visit me! I too am excited to see my new design from Karen. I did not know Dawn could do blog design. She did a great job. I think my favorite thing about your blog is the colors very soft and old world. Well hopefully we will see more of you I love reading your books, I mean posts! Ha!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your previous post did throw me for a loop. I was expecting to see a sweet little girl in a new dress ... HA! But you are talking about your lovely blog. Karen and Dawn both have great taste so it is no wonder that you've gotten just what you wanted and that it is so beautiful! Wishing you a joyous Easter. Many blessings, Tammy

Connie said...

I think your header is lovely, sugar! Actually the whole blog is delightful!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Your blog certainly is a sweet and lovely place to visit - I smile, too, when I open up your page and see the gorgeous header and all this prettiness!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hello Dear Rose, thank you so much for sharing the bloggy love with my GiveAway! I think your beautiful new bebe dress is enticing you to blog more, yea!!!!
Have a wonderful Easter weekend.
Hugs and blessings,

Beatnheart said...

Hi just found you via Nostagia Gal...Your blog is lovely and so are you. I didn't know people "did" blogs. I am new to this all, just got my first computer in Jan.! so i am slugging away on my own but I know the feeling..I am at my blog all day long and love it and this world so new friends are a joy..I'm going to become a follower...Grazie to you back, Cynthia Wolff

Marydon Ford said...

What a wonderful way to be greeted on the computer with your lovely changes ... enjoy!

Happy blessed Easter!
Hugs, Marydon

Victoria said...

Thank you for the heads up on all the giveaways! I love your signature, it goes so well with your new look:)

LiLi M. said...

Yes your blog make over is just gorgeous, thank you for pointing us in the direction of some lovely give aways. Have a lovely day!

fairmaiden said...

I think your blog is one of the most beautiful out there now!!!! It's especially the most lovely Rose blog. I do hope you never ever get those ads put in your sidebar....they have stolen away the beauty of some of my favorite blogs and have caused me to NOT visit as often. My favorite thing about blogging is the beauty. And you are beautiful! ox~ Fairmaiden

June said...

Hello beautiful Rose, I do love coming over and seeing this gorgeous space again. It has Rose written all over it! I remember getting my first comment from Rene' from Miss Gracie's House when I first started my blog. She said "you will love blogging, It's just another great place to decorate". She and I know each other personally. We are face to face friends, and so she knows how much I love to decorate things and make them pretty. I didn't know how right she was when I first got that comment,'cause I had just started to blog, but now I know exactly what she meant.
It is fun to tweak and mess around with it. I don't think mine will ever get done...kind of like my house. lol
I hope that you and your family are going to have a blessed Easter. Ours will be spent quietly at home. We have started the redo on my new studio and I am so excited!!! The men doing it have been here for a couple days and have got a lot done. I can't believe that I will really be in it soon.
Well before this comment becaomes a book, I had better stop. I always feel liek I am chatting with my best friend when I come over here.
forgive me if there are any typos, I'm too lazy to read this long assed (as you so sweetly put it)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

It's so cute to see how much you enjoy your new blog outfit and it really is a wonderful and romantic place that fits you perfectly, dear Rose!
I've just dropped you a private e-mail as well!
Have a good night and sweet dreams :-)!
Hugs and besos,

Lovey said...

Hiya Rose...just thinking of you this AM!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Wow Rose, your blog is totally beautiful and romantic...{sigh}. Karen and Dawn are the best...THE BEST! :)

oh...and speaking of the was so cool to meet Lisa yesterday (in REAL life) and it felt like you were shopping with us yesterday!!! Even though the phone reception was bad, we'd giggle every time Lisa's phone went off. Did you get the voice mail we left you? We hope we sent it to the right phone! haha

Lisa speaks awesome about you...I'm so honored to have the chance to come visit here to your pretty place in romantic country...I love it here!!!!

Happy Easter friend~

tar said...

Hi Rose! Your blog looks absolutely lovely and I am so glad that it makes you smile so big, that is so important!! I wanted to wish you a happy easter and weekend and congrats on your win at ticking and toile. even though I am a wee bit jealous! xo, Tara

Rebecca said...

Honey I'm Home!
Hi sweetie - Your blog is soooo beautiful! I love it... It is so you!
My week was fabulous and I am too tired to blog long but I did go through blog withdrawal as there was no internet connection where we were, in fact I could hardly get a phone signal.
I hope you have a wonderful Easter filled with the love of God and family

The French Bear said...

It is such a pleasure to see your beautiful blog!!!
Happy Easter and I do hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!!
Margaret B said...

Hey Sweetie,
Happy Easter Rose, I feel like you've been on my road trip with me. LOL I think your blog is beautiful,just like you! Gaudy & all! I didn't know about your super-duper signature. Wow, Karen needs to make me one. It is gorgeous. I mean it. I'll talk to you soon. Oh yes, thank you for leaving me an 800 word comment. I feel special again. LOL Lisa

vintagesusie said...

Lovely blog friend, so glad I found you! Hope you have a Happy Easter Weekend.

Charlene said...

Sweet Rose, I am so glad you came by for a little visit & to see the adorable bunny I wanted to share with everyone. YES, I love you signature! Karen did one for me too but, yours is bigger. Boo Hooo I will have to talk to Karen to make mine up to size!!!! Hee Hee. Thanks for the post on all the give aways. I want to have one soon. I just have to get caught up with myself. Getting ready for Petticoats & Parasols is whoooooooooping my backside. Happy Easter sweetie! Charlene

Fete et Fleur said...

You are such a doll to share these wonderful giveaways!

Happy Easter to you and your family. May your day be blessed!


belle-blanc said...

Hola Rosa, hope you are fine, wish you and your family a blessed easter, hugs & kisses Mira!

sweetjeanette said...

ooooh! I love your signature too!
Nice to meet you

jeanette from

LiLi M. said...

I'm just hopping over to your lovely blog to wish you a very happy Easter weekend Rose! Enjoy! Hugs LiLi

LiLi M. said...
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Anonymous said...

Hi Rose. Thank you for the kind comment. The photo you asked about is from

The domes are normally from a restaurant or hotel and are used to cover meat or other dishes for serving presentation. Some were from private residences and had elaborate monograms on them to signify wealth. I love them and am always on the lookout for them in France.

Have a wonderful holiday and come back and see the blog soon.

sissie said...

Hi Rose,
I really like the looks of your blog and if you are happy with it, then that's what matters most.
I know what you mean about making your blog totally you. I feel like something is missing in the looks of mine so I think I better get with Karen and Dawn and see if they can fix me up.

I'm looking forward to future posts from your newly dressed blog.


Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Rose,
Your blog is really beautiful. It took my breathe away when it opened up on my computer. It flows beautifully! Dawn and Karen did wonderful for you. I know Karen and can't say enough nice things about her and her caring spirit. Have a beautiful, blessed Easter!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Rose,

As I said last post, I love your pretty new blog ~ suits you so well,.. so romantic and beautiful.
Many thanks for telling us about all the blog giveaways.

Have a very happy and blessed Easter, with your family, dear friend.


Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you a happy and blessed Easter! xx Gypsy Purple