Sunday, September 14, 2008

I am totally loving tarnished silver pieces lately!I got this great tray at Junk Bonanza yesterday. While in line, I got chatting with this gal whose store had a booth there. We were talking about shops and how many are closing and how they love to get new things and change things out. I told her I used to own a flower shop....Vintage Rose..... with a great gal named Susie. I told her how we always changed things out and people would love to come and see what new things we got and how we loved to create new fresh and dried arrangements and always had special things of course for the holidays. We did the non traditional and we loved to be creative. As I was explaining about our store and the fun great original things we did like customer orders, special requests from brides like incorporating her grandmothers hanky into her bridal bouquet, using vintage items in our creations, making our own unique Christmas ornaments....she looked at me and said............was this your favorite job? She must have read on my face the love for creating and being our own boss, and being different from all the other shops. I said.....YES, that was by far my favorite job. I remember driving to Alden and I couldn't wait to get there to open up the order of fresh flowers and start creating, or doing a custom order and the customer being so happy or the brides joyful face as we walked in with her bridal bouquet. And the best part, Susie and I being so much alike...........we always love the same things. As we have said to each other many times......its hard to find someone so much alike and it was so great.We closed Vintage Rose as Susie moved to Chicago and I had some health problems at the time. I miss her and Vintage Rose and it was fun to tell someone yesterday about our great shop. As I have been thinking lately.......I have always loved to be creative. I remember our neighbor lady Marie teaching me how to crochet when I was a little girl, or my first needlepoint kit from my Grandma Wellberg. I have always love to do crafty things. Just at Easter last year, I was showing the gals my roses I created from coffee filters. My sister Dawn said.........if someone paid me $1000.00 to make roses out of coffee filters....I couldn't do it. I would pay Denise $500.00 and keep $500.00! LOL!!! Here they are.

Any Susie and I get our creative juices out with scrapbooking and decorating... and I can't wait til the end of October when we are going on a scrapbooking retreat and can create together again. I am also loving enhancing my photos with my new borders. Speaking of creating.......I recieved my free givaway from Sweet Six Studio......I can't wait to create with it!

Heres the rest of my goodies from the Junk Bonanza..............I got three of these pots total...they were so reasonable....I decided to get 3 to make a statement.

Also this gorgeous little boy angel....isn't he adorable.....WHEW! This is my longest post yet.........but had alot of pics to share. Now back to my garden photos and creating great borders and swirls so they are ready for the scrapbooking retreat.


masyg002 said...

that is an awesome post mom. i can't wait to see all that you have been doing next week.

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Hi Denise. I clicked over on your blog from Ki's Junk Camp. The moment I read your latest post, about how much you loved your business you used to have, I immediately knew what you were talking about. Owning and running your own business is hard, very hard, but if you love what you do, there's no feeling like it. I continued on with some more of your posts and I just love your blog!Pleae visit my blog if you get a chance. I will add you to my blogroll.

I would have loved to go to the Junk Bonanza, but could not work it into my schedule this year. Maybe next year. I have always been a big fan of Ki's and I love her blog.

becky up the hill said...

Loved hearing about your finds and your story about your lovely rosy business..and those coffee filter the borders too. What program is that? How can you tell it's a 'boy angel'

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Denise,
I so enjoyed reading your post and you really found some great things!! I have never heard about coffee filter roses before but I love them, looks so real! Have a wonderful week!

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness Denise! Your finds are wonderful! And those paper roses are amazing!! Thanks for sharing your story too!

The Red Shed Girls said...

LOVE the roses! Now that is creative and beautiful. Any chance you would post the instructions on how you made them?
Thanks for your inspiration

Denise said...

HI! For those of you who have wondered how I made those gorgeous coffee filter roses. Just go to Martha Stewarts website and put in the search filter roses. You can click on the video(the second link works) on how to make them. I didn't know if I could link to Marthas site or not.......they are fun to make....I made one in pink too.....they are so pretty.

The Red Shed Girls said...


Thanks for the response, I will visit Martha soon. I love your blog it is just beautiful. I have added yours to our links and I would appreicate it if you would link to our.

Thanks and Blessings,


Red Shed Cottage Chic Antiques

SweetAnnee said...

What a great post..and what great finds..and I LOVE the roses and the tarnished silver..

Sweet Sage said...

BEAUTIFUL roses and BEAUTIFUL silver pieces!!
Is there any other way but tarnished?!!
LOVE your sweet blog more and more~