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.
Just a few months ago, I moved into a new house. It has been so fun to try and be truly creative with decor for each of the rooms. One thing that I fell in love with when I first walked into the home were the huge oversized windows. I knew that they would be a great source of natural lighting in the studio and bedroom, but I didn’t realize just how hard it would be to find curtains that I liked to cover them during the day. After thinking a couple of days, I finally decided to use my curtains from the old house, but change them up just a bit.
I’ve always been such a lover of song lyrics, so I decided this was my perfect opportunity to put a few in my room. I chose to paint the lyrics to “I Can See Clearly Now” because of the optimistic words that fill the song; having those lyrics be the words that fill my room when the sun shines through excites me!
The cost of supplies is extremely less than $15, such an inexpensive makeover!
Because I used a sponge brush instead of a paint brush, my brush strokes tended to stay rather large and created a big text across my curtains. If you wish to have a much smaller sized font, I would suggest using a very fine-tipped paintbrush. I chose to do only two coats of paint to create a more of a graffitied look to my curtains. The more coats you paint, the smaller amount of light that will show through the painted letters which will create a more solid looking letter.
I think my favorite thing about the curtains is that during the day, the paint seems to be a rich grass green because of the lighting, and then at night, the color changes to a sea foam green. Funny how light changes things, huh?
I hope you give these curtains a try & they bring you a room full of happiness. My dog Rubie seems to like them a lot, too. 🙂
Last weekend, we snuck away for a few days to visit our friend Chip at his home in Asheville. It was so thrilling to take in the ever-changing fall leaves & experiencing the unique tastes of this one-of-a-kind city. Asheville truly is a place of its own- from the organic restaurants to the retro dance floors- we just couldn’t take all of it in over the weekend!
Just to name a few of the great places we visited- The Admiral, Ultimate Icecream, The Junction, and last but not least, the breathtaking mountains of the Blue Mountain Ridge.
We both decided that getaway trips like the one we experienced definitely need to happen more often. Who lives somewhere cool & wants two visitors? 🙂
We have been working extremely hard the past few months branding our vision and making goals for ourselves. We took a few hours after our meeting on Monday to enjoy the beautiful scenery our city holds. We can’t wait to share with you our little secret! In the meantime, check out a few of our favorite pictures we took on our break in the city.
Boots are a favorite part of our wardrobe for fall. We love that there’s so many ways to wear them!
Bright colors are a fun way to transition your wardrobe from summer into fall. All you have to do is just add a few layers! It’s also fun to pair up old jewelry with new pieces, don’t you think?
Happy Birthday, Bethany! What a year it has been! A year living as roommates, starting our blog, and dreaming up big plans for the future. I am so thankful to have you in my life and be surrounded by your everyday encouragement and optimism. No matter what the situation is, you alway see the best in it. It’s something that I really admire in you.
And let’s not forget that sense of adventure! One of the things that I love most about you is that you’re so daring. You not only show your sense of adventure through your clothing, but also spontaneous trips and future plans for yourself. I love hearing what you’ve been dreaming up and the places you plan to go!
A girl full of whimsy and wonder, that’s what fits you best. Everyone, please wish Bethany a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! May all your dreams and wishes come true this year, B, you have many beautiful things headed your way.
With adventure awaiting what could be more perfect than a unique & fun travel kit to tote all of the necessities. It’s a simple project & the best thing is most of the materials you can find in your house.
Here are some of the materials we used, but you can really add your own personal touch to creating your own travel kit. The possibilities are endless!
Pencil case (we got ours from Walmart for only $1!)
magazines, maps, pictures, scrap paper or fabric
Rosemary used puffy paint to create patterns on her travel kit & created an inside backing repurposing an old map.
I stitched clouds cut out from leftover fabric on the backside of the kit & created a handle by tying knots in ribbon until it was large enough to fit around my wrist.
I used pictures from a magazine cut into stripes for the backing of the travel kit & wrote ‘Adventure Awaits’ with permanent marker on the front.
There you have it… your very own travel kit!
Happy travels to y’all! Paint, tape & create to your hearts content!
I recently got back from a trip back to my hometown state, California. It was incredibly beautiful & looking back at photos I can’t help to feel grateful for my wonderful family. I spent as much time as I possibly could along the California coastline, soaking in the sunshine (with SPF 90+!) & watching my freckles multiply. There’s something about the mystery of ocean that makes me stand in awe & truly appreciate this amazing life we’ve all been given. I hope you enjoy I few snapshots from my adventures!
Btw… I think I love peacocks way too much & still can’t believe I got to hang out with some of these beautiful creatures. Xoxo’s!
PS… I took all of my travel photos using one of my favorite iPhone applications, Instagram! Follow Us if you Insta at: beroseytoes & rosemaryradford