The Story Behind Our Name: Where Roses Bloom

So, here it is! The story behind the name of our store: Where Roses Bloom…

It’s been over a year now that our business has been open and ideas have been flowing. A wonderful, inspiring year full of many hopes and desires for the future. We’d like to take the time to share with you how Where Roses Bloom developed into a vintage-inspired boutique.

Bethany and I were first introduced by her Aunt Megan a few years ago. Before Bethany had even moved to Tennessee, Megan had sent me a few emails saying that I should get to know Bethany, that she liked the same things I did and we’d be fast friends. It couldn’t have turned out to be more true. Bethany and I first met in a Bible study group in Murfreesboro and our friendship quickly developed. We quickly realized that we both shared a love for vintage pieces that held stories and a love for things that were truly unique and eclectic. We spent our weekends going to antique stores, flea markets and making crafts. We couldn’t get enough of it! After talking about our own personal dreams and hopes for the future, we both realized that we wanted to own a store, and when we put our ideas together, Where Roses Bloom developed.

The story of how we came up with the name Where Roses Bloom is pretty special too. Once we realized that our passions were quickly developing into something tangible, we started talking a lot about how we could put our ideas and thoughts into action. I went on a trip to NYC with friends and the whole time, Bethany and I were texting back and forth about inspiration and knowing that it was time to get the ball rolling on our venture. The night after I flew back into town, we met up at Starbucks, pens in hands, and began brainstorming. What could we call this store of our collectibles? We both knew that we wanted it to be something extremely unique and whimsical. We brainstormed for hours, pairing words up with each other, but nothing seemed to go together. And we had one thing in common- both of our names contained ‘rose’ which we tried to incorporate into our store’s name. Then Bethany had a wonderufl idea. She pitched the idea of using “a world where roses bloom”, a lyric from a favorite song, “La Vie En Rose”. Amazing! The idea seemed so perfect- a store that talked about a beautiful place filled with blooming ideas and things. After talking a bit more, we decided to shorten the name to “Where Roses Bloom” and voila!, our store started.

The store name holds so much meaning for us. Not only does it incorporate our names, but at the time we lived on Rosemont Avenue where all of our ideas came to life for the very first time. We’re so happy with the name of our store and always joke about people will hopefully one day say, “I’m going to Where Roses Bloom.”

And if you have a moment, check out the song by Louis Armstrong that inspired it all here.

Happy Wednesday!
-R

Where Roses Bloom celebrates Spring!

Bethany & I have been so busy updating our Etsy store with our new Spring collection! Over the past few days, we’ve had our first sale of Spring, and it has been so fun! We hope that you’ll take a … Continue reading

Polished For Valentine’s!

14 Shades of ValentinesSince Valentine’s Day happening in just a few days, I thought I’d share with you all a few of my favorite fingernail polishes that are just meant for these love-filled days!

01- OPI in A Ruby For Rudolph
02- Essie in Play Date
03- Sally Henson Maximum Growth in Fearless Fuschia
04- Bonita Nail Enamel in
05- Sally Henson’s Hard as Nails in Bubblegum Pink, #470
06- Confetti in Just Dancin, #039
07- Wet ‘n Wild in On A Trip, #213C
08- Wet ‘n Wild in Bite the Bullet, #207A
09- Wet ‘n Wild – Wild Shine, #435G
10- OPI in Smitten With Kittens
11- Sally Henson’s Hard as Nails in Flirt, #210
12- Bonita Nail Enamel in Prom Queen
13- Pure Ice Crackle in Purple, # 570CP
14- Bon Bons (Pink Confetti)

Rosemary_Nails Nailpolishes NailsI’m wearing OPI’s Smitten With Kittens here. It’s a great red!

Happy Valentine’s Week… now get to loving the people who you adore! 🙂

Love,
Rosemary

2012: Our First Year In Review

ImageWow, we can’t believe a year has passed since we first began our adventure with Where Roses Bloom. Just recently, on January 5th, we celebrated our first birthday of the day when we came together and decided that we were ready to embark on this crazy ride. Where Roses Bloom has already grown into something that we could have never imagined, and we honestly can’t wait to see what the next year holds. We’ve enjoyed reminiscing on all of our fun endeavors that 2012 held for us. Take a look back at some of our favorite moments with Where Roses Bloom’s first year.

1: January- Where Roses Bloom’s site launches
2: February- Our trip to Springfield & St. Louis
3: March- A vintage-inspired garden
4: April- Flavor-infused summertime teas
5: May- Time in the studio
6: June- A month of polka dots with pants & hand-painted plates
7: July- What we wore on the 4th of July
8: August- Travel kits
9: September- Homemade dog treats
10: October- Painted lyric curtains
11: November- A flannel friendsgiving
12: December- Our etsy store opens // check it out here!

Thanks for being a special part of our first year. We can’t wait to share many more exciting years with you!

XOXO- Bethany Rose & Rosemary

A Vintage Dream Has Come True- Our Etsy Store Opens!

WRB_INSTAGRAM_PROMOWe have been anticipating this day for so long! Over 11 months ago, Where Roses Bloom was created. Since then we have dedicated countless hours to this crazy dream of ours- hundreds of stops at stores and flea markets to purchase vintage one-of-a-kind pieces, hundreds of hours of meetings & design, but most of all, countless hours of praying for this dream.

The day is finally here. We are so excited to tell you the news! Today is the day that our very first part of our big adventure starts- we’ve launched our Etsy store! We are so excited to list many of the items we’ve found along the way & hope that you’ll find something that suits your fancy!

Welcome, friends, we hope that you enjoy Where Roses Bloom as much as we do.

All of our love,
Rosemary & Bethany Rose

Favorite Things: Christmas Edition

Christmas is just around the corner! I can’t believe it’ll be here in just over two weeks. I’ve been browsing the malls more than usual recently & have spotted some really unique things. Here are just a few of my favorite things that I’d purchase in a heartbeat if money wasn’t an issue. A girl can dream, can’t she?

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1- Marc Jacobs Dot Perfume
2- Fossil Hot Air Balloon Charm
3- Kate Spade Wallet
4- Anthropologie Cocktail Dress
5- Elvis Belt
6- Urban Outfitters Journal
7- Anthropologie Jar Candle
8- Modcloth Coat

What’s on your wish list this season?

Love,
Rosemary

A Flannel Friendsgiving

It was our first time hosting a gathering under the name of Where Roses Bloom, and what a success it was! A Flannel Friendsgiving came together over many, many dedicated hours to painting leaves, handwriting place cards, gathering pine cones, and creating elegant floral arrangements. Oh, and lots and lots of baking.  We are so incredibly happy with how everything turned out, and extremely impressed by the talented cooks we call friends! Who knew?!

We are two very blessed girls who are so thankful for the opportunity to have their friends gather together and enjoy each other’s company during this busy holiday season. Take a look at our pictures as we reminisce on such a beautiful night with a few close Nashville friends.

We hope that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving with those you who are dear to you.

With lots of love,
Rosemary & Bethany Rose

Crock-Pot Dressing

There are times when you need a super simple yet tasty recipe. Sunday evening was definitely one of those times. Thankfully for me, my mother has always made the yummiest dressing for the holidays, so I purchased the ingredients & had it cooking in just a few minutes. It’s a Crock-Pot recipe which means all you have to do is mix up the ingredients, place them in the pot & you’re good to go! It doesn’t get much easier than that, does it?

Ingredients needed for this tasty recipe:

1 (8 inch) pan cornbread
8 slices dry white bread
4 eggs
2 c. chicken broth
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 tsp. sage
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Celery to taste
1 med. onion
2 tbsp. butter

Mix all of the ingredients except the butter together and place them in the crock pot. Add the 2 tbsp. of butter to the top of the mixture in thin slices.  Cook on high for 2 hours and then on low for 4 hours, making sure to stir the ingredients every 20-30 minutes so that they do not stick to your pot.

And that’s it! I’m thankful for recipes, especially Crock-Pot recipes, for times when I’m trying to cook quite a few things at once and need space in my oven.

Be on the lookout for pictures from our Flannel Friendsgiving gathering Bethany & I hosted on Sunday. We had so much fun!

Love,
Rosemary

*You can also grab this recipe online here.