Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My CraigsList Chronicles Part 2...wall of roses freebie... and a beautiful Giveaway.....

First before I share this lil Craigs list story with you, I want to thank everyone that has visited my lil blog and left me such lovely comments and become new followers...I am truly humbled that you like my lil blog...everytime I see I have a new follower....I think....They like me, they really like me...I know, my own Sally Field moment :) I know....I'm a goober...I am the first to admit it!.....Ask anyone that knows me lol But, my dear amores....I have tried to get to visit each of you, but if I have missed you, please know that I will soon be there to visit your beautiful blogs too...but just incase I still missed you....I'm sorry, I am trying, there are just so many beautiful blogs that I love and only so many hours in the day to visit.... darn life, family, carpools, taking care of my home for getting in the way :)

Did I ever mention that I LOVE Craigs List??? Well....I do...not just for the treasures that I have found, both to buy and as freebies...but for the lovely people that I have come across.....I have made many a new friend through Craigs List :)

A few months back, I shared my first Craigs List story with you here, about my dad and that beautiful cabinet full of lil drawers that I got right before he passed away and I promised to share some more of my Craigs List stories with you...hence...The Craigs List Chronicles were born....This is where Part 2 comes in...

The Wall of Roses...
A bit ago, while searching through the Craigs list Freebies section...this title caught my eye.....Free Wall of Roses....Soooo of course I had to see what this was all about lol ...I LOVE roses...I really do, I clicked on it and this is what I saw...well actually it was a very close up picture of the wall of roses, but roses and flowers no less :)

The add said, "Free... Large piece of wall from a Marc Jacobs show"...I called the number, and the guy, lets say Ian...to protect the innocent :) was a sweet heart and said Many had called him for it, he asked me why I wanted it, I said, I like to do art projects and decorate with flowers around my house and I will also pass them on to friends who can use them for their own projects or just to decorate with, long story short we talked a few times on the phone for awhile lol (those of you that know me, I can absolutely hear laughing at this point... Cut it out, your interrupting my story... YOU know who you are!!! LOL See I have a habit of making friends everywhere I go...I can't just see something, buy it and leave, nooooo....I just can't help it, I like making new friends : ) He said...Rose come on over....the wall is yours....my mr wonderful being the amor that he is was game for taking me to go pick it up... Ian, was the sweetest guy, when he saw me, he actually came over and gave me huge hug lifting me off the ground and spun me around, and said I have a big personality for such a tiny lil person...he meant because I'm short...not thin :) lol did I mention he was about 6'4, if not taller! I am 5'4 but, anyone would seem tiny to him right lol He shook hands with my husband and told us that the piece of wall came from a Marc Jacobs show that they had just done, this one one of about 10 pieces of it...the wall for the show was huge and there was a pink car that was displayed in front of the wall of roses and he hugged me once more and said he was glad the flowers were going to a nice person, that wouldn't throw them away but that they would be reused and appreciated....Honestly the whole time we were talking with him, I couldn't stop smiling or laughing with him....his personality was completely infectious! My amor, was sweet enough to take all of these pictures for me below including the wall above :)

To be fair...as you can see...there are ALOT of flowers...some roses, a few lovely cream peonies, but mostly pretty little and some large magnolias :) but I still love them all :)

After we took all the flowers off the large piece of drywall, which was about 4ft x 4 1/2 ft....I had enough flowers to fill this huge pretty metal container that was another freebie story for another time :) btw, the container is large enough to bathe a bebe in...I haven't tried yet...but it is big, and the bench is large enough for 2-3 people to sit on :)

Dawn amor, I took the 2 bench pictures below!!! Aren't you proud! See I am tryin :)

Thank you Ian!!!!!! Every time I see these pretty flowers, I smile and think of him and his great personality!

Thank you for indulging me in my telling of one of my little stories...but now I want to share this beautiful Giveaway with you!

The lovely Shellagh of the beautiful blog Ticking and Toile did a lovely 2 part interview with Christina Strutt, author of the beautiful book below called "At Home With Country" and to add to the fun, she is having a lovely Giveaway featuring the Beautiful book below for one lucky winner!!!

Click here to enter....

Giveaway ends...Wednesday morning, April 14th...Good Luck!!

Well amores, sleep is coming to me quickly...Thank you Tylenol Simply Sleep!
(I'm not paid to say this...just thankful for it :)

Until next time dear friends,


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sweet Rose,

How wonderful that you got one of Marc Jacobs wall of pretty flowers, from his show!
I do wish we had a Craigs List over here!
Enjoy all your pretty flowers, dear friend and show us what you do with them.

Happy week

bikim said...


Anonymous said...

Oh, Rose, what a sweet story! And I hear you about Simply Sleep! Wonderful stuff! ZZzzzzzz



Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

What a great story Rose. Now don't forget to email me your address! You won my giveaway! kjwhritner@aol.com


tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Oh my Rose,
Make friends everywhere, long stories? Not you amour, that is why we love you so! I regress, LOL... Marc Jacobs, how cool is that? Did I ever tell you my obsession with him? OMG, in the early 90's when he just hit the big time, long hair in a pony tail. I went thru a phase where all of my boyfriends has pony tails. Of course you charmed him with the Rose charisma! I can just see this big guy twirling Rose around, did Chris just stand there thinking 'I might as well sit down, we'll be here awhile'? The wall is beautiful, & the pics too. Thanks for a great story girlfriend! Lisa

Sandi said...

How fun Rose!! Those flowes are so pretty! My daughter and son get things from Craigs list , but they are too far away for me. Sure wish we had one closer too! I hope you have a wonderful day overflowing with blessings!

Julie said...

What a great story, Rose! Love those gorgeous flowers--I know you'll do beautiful things with them!

That book looks beautiful, too--how sweet of you to give one away!

Hope you slept well and that your day will be fabulous!

chicroses said...

What a find. Beautiful flowers and I do so enjoyed your story. Dont worry about answering everyone. I couldnt keep up with everyones messages...well if I were popular..haha..whine whine..no really my own fault.No time and plus I dont know how to do all the things on blogs that everyone else does..love your blog which that is why mine dont look like everyone elses is because I spend to much to time looking at others. Ive been to visit you before...now I will go add you to my favorites if I remember how to do that. hugs Sally

Kimberly said...

Hey Rose, Love your craigs list adventures. I get stuff of there all the time and I too have met some really great people. When I went to NYC I wanted to stay in a real NY apartment so I found one on Craigs list and it was really fabulous, and the guy was so nice, way better than a hotel. I hear so many people afraid of doing it but I have only had really good luck on it.
Love too your pictures of the little hummingbird! So CUTE!

The Feathered Nest said...

OHMYGOODNess!!!! Rose... What a wonderful Craig's List find!!! You do have a knack sweet friend....to find beautiful things and to be so very charming all at the same time!! hugs and love, Dawn

sandra said...

oh my, what an incredible find!!! Such a great story, and sooo many beautiful roses...wow!!! They look gorgeous on the bench!
never commented before, but I LOVE your beautiful blog

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Oh Rose, Sweetie, Reading that story was very funny! I'm just glad your hubby didn't get jealous when Ian had hugged you and spun you around. The flowers are wonderful and you were indeed the right person to receive that piece of wall.
Have a great day!
Hugs and besos,

Connie said...

Rosie Posey, the only reason you got it was because you could beat me to it, sugar!!! Hah. That's a fantastic find and I love it. Ya got a good deal, chickee.

Beth Leintz said...

Oh my gosh- SCORE on the wall of roses- they're beautiful- and so is the bench.

I've read Craig's list every so often but I've never bought anything. I'm think I may be missing out on something!

Victoria said...

Wow, what a unique thing to come across! I love your photo of the bench:)

Such a cute story too, I have a friend who picks up new friends every time she steps off the front porch.

stefanie said...

how fun was that, you are adventurous..I am a little afraid of Craigs list...I think I need to check it out!

Sammy Girl said...

Good Morning Miss Rose!
I just HAD to come by to say "hi" and give you a hug. And what do I find, why, a WALL OF RoSES!! Just fits you so PERFECTLY, sweetie! I don't have time to get completely caught up (after all in Montana a TON since Christmas!!) but will be back soon. Luv ya!
Betty :)

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Yikes - what a find - that must've cost hundreds to make! And the flowers are all so pretty!

The Tin Rabbit said...

What a beautiful wall of roses!!!! I know you will make something beautiful from these! And so very fitting that the roses go to Rose! I did so enjoy visiting with you~you are toooo sweet! Have a Wonderful week dear one!

LiLi M. said...

I have never seen a wall of roses before, but now I know that there are too few walls of roses! I just love it! And such a wall suits you! Love the bench photos too!! Enjoy the roses, have a great day!

fairmaiden said...

Rose, What a sweet sweet story. HOw lucky you are to get flowers from a Marc Jacobs show! Very exciting indeed. I think they went to the right girl too~YOU!!!!

I've never been on Craig's List...I know, I know, but I'm trying not to spend...I never visit Etsy either...too tempting.

Have a beautiful day! ox~ Fairmaiden

Free Pretty Things For You said...

aww i coudl just picture everything in my head!
if that was me and if he would have picked me up and spun me around my hubby would have spun him right to the Floor lol
That wall is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

What beautiful flowers and what a wonderful story.......how special to be able to make friends so easily.....it is just the preciousness of being Rose!

Kelly Berkey said...

bella rosa, your sweetness and beauty shines all the way to minnesota! just love you girl!

visit tomorrow for my giveaway!


charles said...

excellent presentation

sinnlighet said...

What incredibly beautiful blog you have! My compliments!

A footprint from Agneta & Sweden

June said...

Hi dear Rose, I have missed some awesome posts over here and I have spent a good part of my morning catching up with you! (and your long-assed posts)LOL! Of course Ian would give you this...he could sense your sweet personality a mile away! Funny, I'm always wondering if the Craig's List guy on the other end of the line is a serial killer.LOL So I take the hubs with me too.
I so enjoyed hearing from you the other day even if it was to just hear your sweet voice. I did get everyone to the airpost in time to fly away and then they flew back to haul a trailer back. So funny! So in the middle of all this remodeling the shed turned studio, and Landon's illness, I had six of my seven grandchildren here for a week! But I loved every minute of it!
Thank you for all your concern over Landon. He is doing great now and the infection is totally gone. I have never been so relieved. I always hurt when he hurts and the worry seems to just consume me. I am so glad I took the blog break when I did. I think I will be back to posting soon.
I love coming over here to get my Rose fix...

tara said...

oh my goodness, I love Craiglist too and all the fun, and well not so fun people we meet!! this is a great story and all of those flowers would have cost a fortune if you bought them!! and you got them all for free with your infectious personality!! Thanks for sharing....

Ana said...

Hola Chiquita,
I'm back!!! I missed you mucho!!! Hope you and your family are doing well. Te mando muchos besitos.


Dorthe said...

Hi sweetie,
Rose, this find is fantastic, what a wonderfull thing to be gifted with.And a wonderfull experience I can read, dear.
So great to meet people like that,whom we feel kind of connected with.
You are a lucky dear woman, and I can so understand you enjoy the beauty and the kindness you met sweet friend.
Love and hugs,Dorthe

TinyBear said...

Hi Rose sweetie
Love your rose photos. The one with your bench and the roses are so beautiful.
xo Tina

Rebecca said...

Hi Rose
Only you would come up with a wall of roses! lol and a friend to boot.
I have been busy redoing the shop for spring and working with Karen on my new webshop :) You are going to love it!!!
I am done with Texas talk about long posts....
I got my magazine!!! It looks good :)
Blessings to you sweetie

peggy said...

i enjoyed this post and will be back to visit you some more! thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

You are so stinkin cute you had me at Goober LOL. Love that you got all of those roses from the Marc Jacobs show, he is one of my fav designers. The story about you being picked up is so cute. My oldest son is 6.5 so I know how that feels.

Love you sweet friend


Charlene said...

What a sweet story Rose! I can just picture him hugging & twirling you about. I know you will enjoy all those pretty flowers! Karen V. & I were talking about what a great time we will have when you guys come visit. I can't wait!!!!! Has the earth stopped shaking yet? Those quakes (shakes) were bad this time. So glad you & yours are safe. HUGS! Charlene

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Rose ~I've just strolled in for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. Your blog is so beautifully inviting.
We share similar taste for so many of the same creative design elements. We also share the name "Rosa" and the So-Cal roots. I live in the Pacific Northwest now, but "mi familia" still resides in So-Cal.
I had a chuckle when you mentioned being a friendly person. My sons hesitate to venture out with me, cause they say... "mom you stop and talk to everyone!" I tell them..."You just never know who's life you may touch by just a simple conversation."
I'll be back to see what you create with a-l-l your lovely flowers.
As spring approaches and the sprouting of new blooms are popping up. I'm looking forward to applying the inspirational palette of colors into a few projects, with a little baking/cooking in between.
Don't you love the aroma that fills the air during this season?
It's definitely invigorating.
I will come by your charming blog again.
Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

Sweet wishes,

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my gosh........that is WONDERFUL..... What a great display for a show. Flowers on the wall reminded me of a show on HGTV a number of years ago. I can't remember the girl's name, but she covered an entire bathroom with silk flowers. OH MY GOSH......can you imagine how dirty they would get with all the hair stuff and whatnot? YIKES. If I remember right, the owners hated it.

Love your basket, bench and posies....LUCKY GIRLIE!


Jennifer said...

Rose, Blessings to you for the pouring of heartfelt friendship you sent to Dawn on her journey to health. What a gift your encouragement and love is! You were able to say things with such understand - she is very lucky and I can only imagine that that is alos because she too is a special woman. I believe that when someone touches our lives and our hearts we should let them know... here I am. With Love and friendship, Jennifer jennsthreegraces

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Man...did you score or what...great find!

Denise said...

Well, I gotta say Rose, that is definitely a GREAT story. How often do you get such beauty FREE. I'm not a bit surprised that you make friends everywhere you go. You always make ME smile! :)

charles said...

from what blog to me flavour much and wonderful

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Bella Rose~ ~ ~How approprate that you should get the wall of roses! Lucky you they are lovely. You should wear them in your hair or decorate a straw hat with them. I would. .love hats! How rich. a hat decorated with Marc Jacob show flowers. To Die For! We have a hat manufacturer locally that has an outlet store. Hats at great prices. Do you wear hats?

I too have been very busy and not stopping around as I should have. Please drop by soon to enter my giveaway I think you will like it.

I had to laugh when you said you make friends everywhere you go. I am so much like that I will take any reason to get out of the house as a social event. Living life Joyfully is my motto.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Nishant said...

Enjoy all your pretty flowers,
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