Monday, April 28, 2008

New Blog Look, and More!!

Happy Monday!!

We are having extremely warm weather for this date!!

It's fooling us into thinking it's summer!!

I hope you all had a great weekend!!

I was pleasantly surprised the other day, with an unexpected package from Dolly, at She saw this book in an antique store, and apparently thought of me. She sent it to me along with this really cute tag that she made. Now how sweet is that? I'm telling you bloggers are amazing people!! Thank you Dolly!! I can't wait to dive into this book!!
I'm sure you have noticed the new look on my blog.
Well, let me tell you about it. First of all I know nothing about creating with the computer. I can do artwork all day long, but when it comes to computer stuff, not good!
Talking about how nice bloggers are, Ashley Draper, decided I needed a prettier blog, so she took it upon herself to do this for me, along with some help from her friend Amber, at Isn't that the nicest thing? Ashley and Amber are both web/graphic design girls. They are amazing!! Thank you so much girls!! I love the new look!!

Now, yesterday I was in search of a rose bush called Cecil Bruner. The name given to me by my friend Barbara. She had some of these tiny pink roses on the counter at her shop. I fell in love with them immediately. So of course I had to go and find them. Well the usual nursery that has everything, didn't have it. They assured me they could order it, and I would get it next week. Yay!! Meanwhile, I had to check at the other nursery across town to see if they had one. They did not, but they had this beautiful bust. It was love at first sight. I have been wanting something like this for awhile. Well I just had to have her.
I thought she would be the perfect model for my crowns!!
This morning I decided she needed a name, and it had to be French of course. So I came up with Angelique. It's French, pretty, and remember the show Dark Shadows, need I say more? (You won't remember that show if you are under the age of maybe 43 or so)

Anyway I think she is great!! I can't wait to make a crown for her. You see, I don't have any of my crowns. They always seem to leave my house for other homes too fast!! (That's a good thing though) Have a great day, and I promise to get around to visiting your blogs as soon as the glitter and glue dries on my latest project.

Thanks again to the kind people out there in blogland!!



Rhondi said...

Hi Rosemary
The new look on your blog is great. Aren't bloggers amazing? There are so many kind and generous bloggers out there. THe bust is very beautiful and will. look very regal when she gets a crown.

Mermaid Queen said...

Wonderful new look for you Rosemary! What amazing generosity from the blogland sisterhood. Your lady bust will look simply lovely with a crown. ~Martha

Fete et Fleur said...

I love your new blog look! The bust is beautiful and she will be even more beautiful with one of your crowns!

xx Nancy

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Your new blog is BEAUTIFUL!!Your such a sweet lady that you deserve this. The Home Depot by my house and Lowes both have had Cecil Bruners. They are a pretty little flower.Good luck on your mission.
Have a great day,

Amy said...

Totally love, love, love your new blog look. A beautiful backdrop for a lovely blog! I had to smile about you not having a crown for you statue. I never have anything that I make around either. I always sell everything or keep the "misfits" as I call them. :) Amy

BailiwickDesigns said...

I love the new blog look, and I love Angelique, too! What a pretty thing she is. ::Jill

Debbie Kay My Vintage Daydreams said...

Hi Rosemary:

Really love the new look on your blog and I love the bust you found. Great treasure there.


Debbie Kay

a home far away said...

So many beautiful photos! It´s really interesting.

Hugs from Singapore

Storybook Woods said...

Rosemary, your blog looks just lovely. You will love the Cecil Bruner. It is a wonderful rose. xoxoxo Clarice

Sugar Bear said...

New look is lovely. I'm just starting a rose garden this year and Cecil Bruner is on my list. If your nursery can't find it there is a great mail order rose catalog - Heirloom Roses.

Dolly said...

You are so very welcome Rosemary! Enjoy the book!

Love the new look! Its suites you well!

Have a great week,
Hugz, Dolly

Deb said...

I love the new look here Rosemary. Angelique was a wonderful find - she will make the perfect model for your glittered crowns :-}.

Linda said...

Oh, as I said I just love this new look. What a beautiful bust....look forward to her crowning and I agree the CB rose is sooo pretty. Hugs, Linda

Junie Moon said...

I really like your new blog look; it's very pretty and easy to read. The bust is great and it will be fun to see what crown you make for her.

Simply Me Art said...

The New Blog Makeover if Fantastic. What a thoughtful and wonderful thing to do! Ms. Angelique is Gorgeous and is waiting for her Crown! Jamie

Michelle said...

Your new look is wonderful! What a perfect bust for your beautiful crowns.


the feathered nest said...

The new look is fab - tres chic! I have that rose growing on my barn - it's really a good one - it's seems to be pest resistant and it does get black spot now and then. But it recovers quite nicely.


enyaeire said...

Awesome Travail!!!
Beautiful work

Sue said...

Your new look is lovely!

ThriftShopRomantic said...

Very nice, Rosemary-- congrats on the new look-- it's very legible and organized, as well as pretty. And awfully nice of folks to give you a hand in pulling it together. Well, that's the blog community for ya. There are some really good-hearted people out there. (Yourself among them!!)

purpleflowerfairy said...

love your new look rosemary! debbie =)