Monday, November 9, 2009

Everything Coming Up Roses At Rosebowl

Sometimes a show really just comes together. That was the case at Sunday's Rosebowl show. The weather was perfect, everyone seems to be in the shopping mood, I had cute items to give my booth that extra sparkle and I got to meet one of my favorite bloggers...Heather Bullard. Yes, it was a good day and everything seemed to come up roses at Rosebowl..
Here are some highlights of the day....

(Can you believe that I got all this plus more furniture and

nick nacks that you can't see in the photo in my Expedition!)

Here I am meeting the Blogging Guru, Heather Bullard, for the first time! (I know terrible pic of me, but I was up at 4 am!)I think I was able to convince her that I was not a stalker, just a huge admirer. Whenever I read her blog I get so inspired! I finally added a sidebar that highlights my favorite blogs. Thanks for the help Kim M.! Once you visit Heather's blog, you'll be hooked!

Congratulations to fellow blogger, Jill B. She was a part of Heather, Amy Hanna and Pam Garrison's Brocante Carnival on Sunday and I raffled off a pillow and she was the winner. Visit her site, another really great site with unbelievable pictures!

I brought out some holiday accents at this month's show. It still felt a little early to me but everyone seem to enjoy them.

Don't you LOVE these old xmas cards. I've kept several for myself.

My bottle designs have been a real hit! I've sold out of all the ones I've made.

and 3 people at Rosebowl ordered them.

The bottles sparkle with lots of vintage bauble on them.

My friend Julie, took it one step further and made this Christmas tree. Isn't it unbelievable! The close ups give you a better view of how the tree is filled with jewels and accessories. She used lots of holiday accent pieces on her tree. She even used the face of a Christmas watch on it and her tree topper is a Santa Smurf! The tree stand is a braclet.

I'm going to feature a "How to" on making this decorative xmas tree on my next blog. I've started a smaller version of her tree, but it not only takes a long time, you really have to have a stock of trinkets to fill the trees and my trinket bin is getting a little low.

I bought this beautiful vintage necklace for $5 with every intention of taking it apart and using the pearls for one of my bottles. Love the gray tones -- once I got it home and took it out of the bag, I feel in love with it. There is no way I can break it apart. When I look at this necklace, I think of some woman in the 1950's wearing it to one of those formal dances. One of my best $5 buys ever. I also bought this great vintage bracelet for $5 from the same vendor!

Have any of you ever stumbled on to the It's a quirky site that when you hit the word stumble, it takes you to random websites. Leave it to my 12 year old to introduce it to me. Do you have a unique or fun website that you'd like to share. Please send me a comment, I would love to check it out.

November Pillow Give Away - Deadline Approaching!

Finally, don't forget I'm doing a November pillow give away--anyone who post a comment will be entered in the drawing. The drawing is set for November 16, so post you comments!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST...Please take a moment to remember and say thank you to all veterans on Veterans Day, November 11. Thank you veterans for your service to our country and our families.


  1. Hi Rose! Glad you had a good day at the Rose Bowl. I will have to make it there some day! Hope all is well, I will have to send you a few more cool blogs I found. Does this count for the pillow give away? ")


    Laura Nygaard

  2. love your website! such pretty finds at the flea markets!

  3. Hello Rose, it was nice to meet you on Sunday, I was part of the roadies in Heather's group. I loved all you pillows. I took lots of pictures of your booth and put up on my blog. What time is the Rachel Ashwell book signing on Sunday at Crossroads? I couldn't find a time? Thanks for doing the drawing. The pillow I had my eye on was gone when I went back with the winner.

  4. always enjoying visiting your blog. wonderful giveaway.

  5. I just met Heather at the Junk Bonanza in Minnesota, she has such great energy and is so inspiring! I would l.o.v.e to win one of your pillows!!!!
    Cheers! Jill

  6. Buongiorn Rose,
    I am glad to have met you a La Maison and I am looking forward on seen you and girls at the soldering class. Love your blog, miss seen Heather! Your children are adorable. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

  7. Just wanted to drop by and tell you how much I love my pillow! Will you be at the Rose Bowl on December 13? I need to go there again and I'd love to drop by your booth.

    Happy Holidays! ::Jill