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

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What We Wore: Happy Birthday, America!

Had a wonderful day celebrating our nation’s birthday. We clothed ourselves from head to toe in the infamous red, white, and blue colors.

So excited to catch the fireworks tonight!

Bethany: top and dress- Target, shoes- Anthropologie, scarf- thrifted.
Rosemary: top- Target, skirt- thrifted, necklaces- Grandmother’s, shoes- Payless

xoxo,

Bethany Rose & Rosemary

 

DIY: Hand Painted Plates

We all know how not-so-fun the average white plates can be, don’t we? I recently decided it was time to add a little pep to my plates by adding a few colorful polka dots. This was a very quick and inexpensive project that completely changed the look of my kitchenware!

I purchased white ceramic plates at the thrift store for $1 each and paints at my local craft store for approximately $1 for each bottle. With a paint brush, I hand painted polka dots on the plates and let them air dry. I decided on polka dots because I’m currently obsessed with them, but feel free to do whatever design you’d like!

Once my plates had time to dry, I baked them at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and let them cool. I was so excited at how they turned out! Because they are hand painted, it is best to hand wash them to preserve your designs for an extended amount of time.

And now, with my funky new plates, it’s time for a party! I’m so excited to use these plates for many summer gatherings with friends. What a fun summer this will be!

Love,
Rosemary

 

DIY: Polka Dot Jeans

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?

Xoxo!

Bethany Rose

DIY: Let’s Go Fly A Kite!

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.)

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 small dowels
  • Fabric (I used vintage sheets!)
  • Electrical tape
  • No Sew Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Kite String

  1. Cut dowels down to 23″ by 30″
  2. Place the dowels in a cross shape & secure with electrical tape
  3. Loosely cut fabric out in a diamond shape around the dowels.
  4. Paint, write & decorate fabric as you please
  5. Place fabric over dowels & use no sew glue to secure ends while pulling the fabric taut
  6. Cut a small hole at each corner of the kite. Attach kite string width wise & length wise, joining in the middle.
  7. Attach flying string to the rest of the joining string.
  8. 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!

Happy Flying!

Xoxo’s!

Bethany Rose

What We Wore: Springtime In the City

Recently, we spent another absolutely gorgeous afternoon here in Music City with a good friend of ours, Steph. We thought we’d enjoy some of the springtime air having a good time right on the lawn of the Capitol! Not only did we have a blast, but we ended up with a few fun pictures Steph took, too!

Here’s What We Wore:

Rosemary’s outfit:  blouse from American Rag; bracelet from Forever 21; ring from Pangaea; necklace from Oldmadegood; jeans from Old Navy; shoes from Payless; scarf from Mother’s closet

Bethany’s Outfit:  tanks from Target; skirt, necklace & bracelet all vintage; shoes from Anthropologie

Oh & don’t forget to check out our friend Steph’s photography at http://www.stephburdorff.com

Here’s to many more adventures!

Xoxo,

Rosemary & Bethany Rose

What We Wore

What a beautiful Sunday! Since the weather was good, we decided to spend the afternoon with our good friend, Faith Lillian, being carefree by blowing bubbles and having a few laughs. Can’t wait until this weather stays around for a while!

 

Here’s what we wore:

Rosemary- Dress-Ross, Jacket- Stein Mart, Tights- Target, Shoes- Anthropologie

Bethany- Shirt & Tights- Target, Shorts & Scarf- Thrifted, Shoes- Payless

 

What’s your favorite thing to do on a lazy Sunday?

Sending love,

Rosemary & Bethany Rose