Well our Open House was SO much fun! Thank you to all of you lovely ladies, who made this day so worth while. It was so very special to catch up with old friends and make many new ones.

For those of you who were not able to stop by, I will share how this special event went down.

Friday evening a WHITE forest arrived at Roses and Rutabagas.

Saturday morning customers have one last opportunity to shop, because at 1:00 the doors are closed and the decorating commences! We…My very S*W*E*E*T staff and I, sprinkle the shop with Christmas goodness.

Glitter…Glamour…and…Sparkle a plenty is what we hope to achieve. When the clock strikes 2:00 on Monday the doors are opened, and the F*U*N begins!

Now, without further a due, let me share just a bit of the shop,

As we girls decked the halls…

And dressed the tables…

There was much L A U G H T E R

C  H I T  C H A T

and  C O F F E E !

A BIG thank you to my dear friend Koralee,

for sharing her decorating talent,

and adding to our J O Y !

We L O V E to incorporate a theme into each seasons decor…

This year we decided on a P A R I S I A N theme .

Eiffel Towers and Fleur de Lis are a MUST!

But lets not forget the S*P*A*R*K*L*E !

Whether it’s a french country cottage look,

the elegant plumes of a wreath or feather boa,

Or a glittering “Baroque” inspired tree

We hope you will find a little piece of  PARIS to take home.

I have a few vintage Christmas decor items that always make me SWOON and SMILE as I unwrap them from the tissue each year. Paper houses and churches definitely fall into this category. So thought I would bring in a collection of different “glass domed houses” and “sugar coated cottages” for YOU to display both on trees and mantles.

Oh, did I mention there were TREATS and HOT apple cider?

NO…NO…not these!

Well, these are not as sparkly, but DO taste a bit better.

Thank you Mikaela for the great snappies!

We were fortunate enough to have Whitney from “Deserts by Whitney” make us the most scrumptious French Macaroons...OH MY GOODNESSY U M! Usually my dear mother bakes up a storm, but as she is recovering from  illness,  I was in charge of filling the tray with  a morsel of two…Baking is definitely one of my passions, and so this was truly a labor of  L O V E.

So as you stroll by…

Don’t JUST peek in the windows…

Come on in and say HI ,

and let us help you start your Christmas list early,

so that you can sit back,

and E N J O Y this season to the fullest.

Jot a note if you please!

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  1. Wish i could have been there! looks beautiful!!
    love you xoxo

  2. Hi Sweetie!
    Oh I wish you could have been there too! I miss you…talk soon…xoxo…mom

  3. What a great show!!! i like it all…….nice !!!…i wish i wish i could have been there……why do you live so far away darling????……love love love from me….xxx…xxx…xxx…Ria.

  4. HERE I AM!!!!! :) :) :)

    Wait….I cannot even begin to tell you how spectacular this entire TOUR of your shop is for me, as I sit here at 7:00PM just having walked in the door. I have dinner cooking and I will have to leave in a minute…Mr. Rivera is hungry…THOSE MACAROONS! THOSE EIFFEL TOWERS!!!ROSIE! THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!! I am sending my dear dear friend VIOLET from Creating Beauty here; we are sparkle sister and she is going to flip when she sees this! Dearest, you have given hommage to our CITY OF LIGHTS and you are making me EXCITED about the season…your ladies in waiting are just stunning, that feathered wreath, those glittered shoes and YOUR GRAY FRENCH BOOKS SHELVES ARE TDF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am coming back in the MORNING to sneak another Eiffel Tower cookie my dear….JOB WELL DONE! I KNEW IT!!!!

    :) :) :)

  5. WOW…every picture just took me right back to my childhood and all the magic of Christmas…really beautiful Rosie, congratulations! Wish I could have really been there! ;D

  6. Ring-a-ling-a-lingggggg……I hear the Christmas bells a ringin’ in this glittery, sparkling PLACE!!!!!!!!!!!! The details and goodies here are just outrageously fabulous. I need all those pillows with the French script and birds…how perfect are THOSE!!!!!!! Oh dear one, you are starting your Christmas SHOPPING NOW! GOOD FOR YOU! Ruben and I decided that since we added on to our home and we want to get debt-free, we are going to simply enjoy Christmas vacation SITTING STILL, READING, WRITING, DRAWING, and RESTING…that is enough for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is such a splurge for me to just come to see you in operation again my dear. I realize you will be gone to see your mum, and I wish her the best of health and happiness. You must be exhausted from all the fun but I know you….you spread cheer and love and don’t even realized it is time to eat or sleep….be well my dear friend, and I will come by to peruse and guard the shop for ya….

    :) :) :)


  7. Pure JOY joy joy my friend…what a magical place your world is! Thank you for letting me join in the fun…happy dance!
    I am so sad I missed out on those amazing treats on Monday night….wow wow…so beautiful. Your images are so stunning!
    Now a very fast question for you….I am doing a photo shoot for my book on Monday and need to ask you if I could borrow a few of your plates…I am off to email you..so check that email! Love and hugs to you dear one. xoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxxoox

  8. Good evening precious….HEY KORALEE!!!! Let’s all meander into Rosie’s shop at Midnight and light some candles, put on a pot of hot brew and put on our princess slippers and dream…….I will teach you all some French songs and we can pretend we are in Paris; the atmosphere is MAGNIFIQUE!!!! LOVE!! Anita :) :) :)

  9. You are too cute Anita…the key is under the mat…giggle

  10. I don’t see how anyone could just stroll on by without stopping in! Your pics just make me want to hop on the next plane and check it out for myself! Looks BEAUTIFUL!

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by. I haven’t been around much, life has gotten crazy at our house!

  11. OH WOW…that is all just totally amazing. Such beauty.
    I may have to drive all the way to Abbotsford (from Alberta) just to come to your store.
    How could anyone walk past your window and NOT want to come in and visit.

  12. Teeeheeeee :) :) :)

    I am wandering in AGAIN…I cannot get enough of that GRAY FRENCH BOOKCASE and all the chandies…Oh how this is so great….Anita

  13. Rosie, this Parisian wonderland is amazing!!! Absolutely beautiful! I wish I could see it in person. Oh how I wish Thanksgiving was earlier here, so Christmastime could last longer. I love the theme you chose!!
    Thank you for your compliments on my coasters! I have been enjoying trying to sew some things by hand. I hope to try some more projects soon. I have been making my own tea bags as gifts and that has required sewing too. I might post pictures when I am done, if I like how they turn out! hehe
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  14. Good morning dearest!

    I hope you are relaxing and enjoying sweet success. This themed party and season is where we all can shine. My Etsy is doing well! I am barely keeping up with the orders (being a teacher makes it challenging!)

    Stopped by for a cuppa…Anita

    :) :) :)

  15. Hello there beautiful friend!!! Just coming by for a cookie…Anita

    :) :) :)

  16. Morning sweet friend…you are home? I have your things to deliver back to you..when can I come by? I so want to see you! Hugs and love….even if it is just for a little visit on your porch. xoxo

  17. My dearest,

    I just saw you pop in a few minutes ago….oh dear, how is your mum now??? Oh my sweet sister, you have had much going on in your life and you come to visit me….thank you for informing me. I will be praying; I am going out to pick up Ruben from work late tonight and I will be praying. Thank you for your support on my Etsy! It is sure fun and growing, but I do have a lot going on with work but it is great to glitter and enjoy sharing my work.

    BIG HUGS TO YOU and you know, I never saw you on my back porch my friend….my new email is:


    but I know you must have it!

    Be still, and remember the love in your life and how e all just adore you. Anita

    :) :) :)

  18. Hi sweet one….could I drop off your things tomorrow? Say around 1pm? If that works for you…no tea needed …just a hello…I want to tell you something! If that does not work for you let me know a time that may. xoxoxo HUGS

  19. Hi Rosie,
    Just stopping by for a little dreaming and drooling over your gorgeous pictures! Have the most wonderful weekend!

  20. Hi Rosie!
    Oh your shop looks heavenly!
    How I wish I could stroll in someday! Your photos do a wonderful job helping me imagine it all though. I love all the ornaments ~ the cupcake ones make me smile *

    Your Paris theme and is fabuleux as are all the lovely people who help you …
    Wishing you a lovely day tomorrow and a wonderful season ahead!
    *blessings to you always dear ♥
    ~ Maria

  21. BAM BAM BAMMMMMMM! Here to knock down the door to make it in for some great BUYS!!!!! DEAREST ONE! OHHHHH, now that I have this Etsy shop, I am scary hairy busy!!!!!!!!! BUT HERE I AM, loving YOUR shop, wondering how you are, and thanking you for your email…..my heart is with you and mum, and be well in the midst of this crazy time of year…back in a few via email. Anita

    :) :) :)

  22. Oh wow!!! I am just staring & staring & staring some more! ALl the crystals & sparkles & feathers!!! Ooooolala!!! Heaven Rosie!!! Pure Heaven!!!!

  23. HI R,
    Tuesday at at said time sounds great! Is Tracy Cakes ok for you? It will be open at that time so perfect! I can’t wait to catch up! Been WAY to long :) Cant wait for tea and scones :) xoxo Becky

  24. Although I did not make it in person, I thoroughly enjoyed my virtual walk through the open house. My DH made sure that I was able to come to your shop at a different date.
    I apprecitate the photo journal.

  25. Your store is absolutely stunningly amazing Colleen! It’s been so long since I’ve seen you….hope you are well.

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