Rose ~ Chic ~ Friends: My blog is all about you; friends and sharing lifes journey...My love for all things Chic; repurposed, crafted, painted in many venues... and My LOVE for all things Roses! which show up in my home and created projects.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

***Life Just Happens!***The CHRISTMAS Preparations are on!***

Hello to all my sweet Followers and Friends.

Oh I am really so remiss...I did plan to come in and
wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving last week...but once again
my LIFE got in the way.

The Sunday before Thanksgiving I broke off
a huge piece of a tooth...and by Tuesday it was throbbing!!!
Well...I marched over to my dentist because I knew I
needed drugs to get me through till my appointment I had
on Black Friday.  That appointment was originally for a crown prep and
ended up being a Temporary fix for a root canal.
Which I am now seeing an Endodentist for...ugh!
Needless to say my mouth has been bothering
me ever since and I have had to trudge along.
Why at the times when I need to be well, do I seem to
get infections? This is a struggle I have lived with for
so long, that at times it catches up with me and just gets me down.
In this midst of this life happens...
painting, glittering like crazy to finish up my
Christmas goodies...
hosting Thanksgivingfor 10 of us...
a French Door Installation...
Painting the Windows at Sweet Chateau...
Mom and Dad arriving today and
trying to decorating my home for the
Christmas Season.
SEE...I told
Before I start...
 I wanted to share with you a few cute pix of my
sweet companions...Tiger and Chloe!
They certainly bring me JOY in the midst
of struggles.
Tiger looks like a King on his perch!
This is how Chloe looked sitting beside me,
purring her heart out...just before I got up to
go into our office and write this post!
Could'nt resist...its too precious!

Yesterday was a WET day here in the Metro D...
I finally got over to my friends shop in Belleville. 
 She is close to opening and
weve been trying to coordinate painting her
window a number of times.
SO I finally started yesterday, painting on her Shoppe windows.
Here's a sneak peak of what I've done so far.
This is a bay window...she has two of these in front and
I will be painting them both the same on the inside.
Then, weather permitting I will be painting
the outside as well.
I really had a hard time getting a good picture...
As you can see I have my painted my roses,
fluffy hydrageas and white wisteria.
This was quite a challenge as I could not
move my canvas around like I would with an
item I paint that is smaller.
But Victoria is Happy with it
I am happy!

I also thought you might like a peek at my Mantle all
done up for the Holidays!
I am close to being all done...well
all except our Blue Dining Room.
We have a family event on Saturday so I
decided to hold off in there until the following week.
I'm happy with how it turned out...but have
some tweeking I'd like to
some larger ribbon and bows on the greens and
maybe something on my candles.
Stay tuned..more to come after my
parents return home next week!

Until then...thanks for stopping!
I love your comments!

Be Blessed!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

PINK/RED Vintage Ornament Wreath ***etsy Shop Sale***

Hi My Sweet Friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I have a couple of things I wanted to share with you!
On Thursday, I was finally motivated to get this
beautiful Vintage Ornie Wreath started.
This has been brewing in my head for over a year!
I just needed a reason to get this finished.
I had fun using a mix of vintage and a few newer
ornaments using pinks, reads and some silver
thrown in.  I also added a fun vintage Christmas
corsage that had darling bells hanging down.  That
inpsired me to add some cute bells all over this...
do you see them?

I will be either listing this in my etsy shop
hopefully in at *Sweet Chateau*
when it opens in the next few week.

I also wanted to make you all aware, as the
Christmas Season and shopping for those unique
one of a kind gifts draws closer and closer...
I am having a SHOP sell.

In my shop,  Rosechicfriends I am offering
YOU my sweet friends a 20% discount on
your entire order!!!
Just use my coupon code
to receive your discount.
PS...I always offer combines shipping.

Here is a sample of the hand made and handpainted
items that I have listed...just waiting for a good home!

Again, thanks for stopping by...I hope you
will stop over and see what I have to share.

Be Blessed!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

***THANK YOU***...Painting PINK Roses

Dearest Bloggy Friends!


Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the many
encouraging and sweet responses to my last post.
You have no idea how uplifted I was!
I KNOW I can count out you sweet bloggy friends to
come to my aid in a time of emotional need!
THANK YOU! many of you know I paint..Pink Roses!
Well most of the time they are

Over the past few years with *life* sorta getting the
best of me, painting was put more on a backburner.  Oh
I still painted but not like I had done in years before.

Then last week a sweet bloggy friend wrote me the sweetest
note.  She had won a giveaway last year, and was sharing with me how
her granddaughter loved a Snowcone Ornie I had sent. 
But what she also wrote and said to me that stuck was,
"You need to paint more of your Pretty Roses".
Brenda of Brushed by an Angel, if you see this,
those words have echoed in my brain ever since!
Thank you for that!

So guess what?
I have been back to painting more roses.
Even yesterday when I had another headache I
was able to go to that place in my mind and Paint Roses.
A sweet peaceful calm came over me and
it made me realized that the Lord sent that
message to me.

Here are some roses that I just painted...even in my fog!

So I will hopefully be painting more PINK Roses!

Be Blessed!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Weekly Check-in...what have I been up to?

Hi sweet friends! is NOT a good day health
wise for me.  I awoke mid night to a migrane that
just leaves its awful after affects.  Just know,
if you suffer from headaches and migranes...
I truly know how you feel!

I must admit also, that I have been struggling
to keep in an *up* mood.  Not sure if its the
cooler weather changes, my headache or looming to do's that
the Holiday season seem to bring.  Do any of you
out there feel this way?

I am also struggling as to whether to
continue blogging.  I so enjoy my sweet
followers, but lately many come by to visit my
blog...but few leave me a comment.
I am not sure why that gets me down...
but it does...I really would like to know if I am
just wasting my time or is what I share
relevant...just thinking out loud here.

Okay enough keeping it real today.

A week or so ago I shared that I may be adding
my *creations* to a local Belleville call
Sweet Chateau.  I was also asked by the owner to
Paint on her store front windows...yes lil ole
me felt so honored to do this.  I will be doing this
on Wednesday.  In talking with my friend...I had
taken a mirrored vintage window she had and
she asked me today to paint it similar to
how we has discussed painting on her windows.
So I thought you all might enjoy seeing what I
whipped up today...yep even with a headache!

I haven't heard back from her yet about what she
thinks...I sure hope she likes it!

Be Blessed,

Thursday, November 10, 2011

***Christmas Is Coming?***

Hey sweet friends!

Yep...Christmas will be here sooner than we would
all like it to be!  And I have been up to
my eyeballs in glitter and paint!

I decided to join up with Kristen over at
Just click the above link to see what else is
being created for this Holiday Season.

This time of the year I am either spending much of my time
in my beloved studio...or out on the hunt for just one more
thing to *shabby* up.

I am always so giddy after I finish and want to share my
accomplishments...I certainly hope you don't mind.

Above are all of the Christmas goodies I finished up today.
Still trying to decide if I should put these in my etsy shop or my
ebay auctions...hmmm.

These are trees made from Cardboard Mill Spools.
So many ways to use these Cone shaped Spools...
I finished up the silver tinsel one today.
  I wrapped it in a wired tinsel,
topped it off with a silver star and then added my Clay Roses.
I put it with my other trees I have listed on etsy right now.

These two churches are ceramic that were painted in pinks
and whites, glitter and mica!  So much Bling!!!

Lastly, my darling Santa' is resin the
other a ceramic.  They both turned out too cute...
I think hehehe!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Be Blessed,

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

***Busy Busy Busy***

Hi everyone!

I am a busy girl right now.
I have had very little time to
think or come in and PLEASE forgive me.
  This time of the
year I am stocking my shelves for the
Holiday Season.  I always have so much
fun painting ornies and creating
new designs for your
Shabby Chic Christmas!

I am being very brave to show you
exactly what I mean...
something blew up in my Studio! lol
I am not even showing it all to you!!!
I cannot seem to finish just one project
at a time...I work on 20-30!
Seriously...I really am A.D.D.
when it comes to creating!

I am so excited to share that...
in the near future my
Handpainted and Hand Crafted
goodies will be added to a local NEW store
*Sweet Chateau*
 before the Holidays...
stay tuned for when things
finally fall into place!
Needless to say I am excited!!!

I am also hoping to list items in
ebay and stock more in my etsy shop.
LINKS are avaiable on my left sidebar.
I hope you will stop by and check out
what I am have been up to!

Thanks for stopping...
hope you are all having a lovely day!

Be Blessed!