Wow, 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.
We 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.
“I realize that I will never fully understand the millions of bizarre ways that music brings people together.”
Putting together this playlist made me reflect on what a huge impact music has had on my life. Hear a song & it can bring me right back to a place & time from my life, like taking a ride in a time machine.
Rosemary & I have some pretty big decisions to ponder over this next week and we are taking some time to reflect and get in tune (no pune intended) with ourselves. If you see me around Nashville, most likely, I will have a coffee in hand, writing in my journal or reading a book. We all do need that special time.
I hope you all get a chance to travel, discover & get back to yourself this summer. Here’s some music for the most wonderful journey of all….
After all “Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they add up to the story of life.”
On a side note: The quotes above are from Rob Sheffied’s wonderful book, “Love is a Mixtape.” Pretty please with a cherry on top, read it! So incredible.
I recently saw a pair of amazing polka dot jeans at one of my favorite stores for quite a hefty price. This inspired me to make my very own, budget friendly, polka dot jeans! It’s such a quick & easy project (I did mine while watching a Cary Grant film.) I don’t know how can you be nothing but happy wearing polka dots!
It’s pretty simple… all you need are a pair of jeans, fabric paint & a round sponge applicator ( I found mine at the local craft store.)
Lay the jeans on a flat surface & with a good coat of the fabric paint start putting your polka dots in the desired area. I choose to do my polka dots in diagonals of three.
After you’ve finished the first side of the jeans, let dry anywhere from 45 minutes to 4 hours. Then continue with the other side of the jeans. Let the jeans dry overnight before wearing them & 72 hours before washing.
And there you have it! Put a smile on your face…. you have your very own polka dot jeans!
I hope you all have been having the most delightful summer! What kind of projects have you been inspired to do lately?
Here in Music City we are constantly surrounded by talent and wonderful shows, but last month seemed to be extraordinarily magical. From the Imogene + Willie backyard show featuring Karen Elson to Jack White bringing his unique style to the historic Ryman, we have had permanent smiles on our faces! We wanted to share with you a few memories from the concerts over the past few weeks. Hope you enjoy!
Karen Elson’s inspired show at Imogene + Willie
Jack White at the amazing Ryman Auditorium
Florence and the Machine’s performance at Memphis in May
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zero’s free spirited show at the Ryman Auditorium
With summertime in full swing playtime in the sun is all that has been on my mind.
Kite flying is one of my most favorite things to do, so I thought it would be fun to make my own! This is a fun little project that can be enjoyed on a particularly breezy day (or in my case, a day of spins & twirls when there is no wind.)
2 small dowels
Fabric (I used vintage sheets!)
No Sew Glue
Cut dowels down to 23″ by 30″
Place the dowels in a cross shape & secure with electrical tape
Loosely cut fabric out in a diamond shape around the dowels.
Paint, write & decorate fabric as you please
Place fabric over dowels & use no sew glue to secure ends while pulling the fabric taut
Cut a small hole at each corner of the kite. Attach kite string width wise & length wise, joining in the middle.
Attach flying string to the rest of the joining string.
Attach (with electrical tape) ribbon to the bottom corner of the kite for the tail & add bows in desired places.
Up, up & away! You’re ready to fly your own one of a kind adorable kite!
I am so blessed to have a friend in my life that can share the same love for adventure, creativity & light that is in life. Not many people can see & appreciate the wonder of the little things in life, but Rosemary is one of the few.
Thank you for being such an amazing friend! I thank my lucky stars to know you.
Many, many wonderful & amazing things are to come in this next year!
Everyone wish Miss Rosemary the most Happy Birthday!!!