It has been such a long time since I have enjoyed a cuppa with you all. Between personal illness, family emergencies and just down right busyness, blogging just had to take a back seat.

But now that the turkey has been devoured…

and the pumpkin pie consumed,

it is time to gear up for Christmas decorating in the shop.

The ladies have been swimming in sparkles and glitter for a while now, and are anxious to start…


Our theme this season will be

“Christmas in Paris”

Oh how my heart







for anything Parisian…

So on that note,

let me take this oportunity to invite one and all to our little party

For those of you who aren’t able to attend this

“girly get-together”

I promise to take a few snappies.

So until then…

Jot a note if you please!

23 Responses to


  1. oh wow Rosie, so good to hear from you!
    I wish I lived closer and could pop by for some girlie cups of tea & chats.

    wishing you a fun time and sending you the biggest of hugs ♥

  2. Wowww…..that is a long time……..send me a tiket and i will come to you darling……lots of love Ria…xxx…

  3. i would give my right arm to attend your
    glorious open house, but the miles are
    getting in the way. :(

    be sure that i will devour every ’snap.’

  4. oooooo…how fun to be visiting your blog.
    Found you through Bluebird Notes blog.
    I can’t remember who It was I heard through of you store in Abbotsford..Roses and Rutabagas. I’d love to visit there.
    about 31 years ago I used to live in Chillliwck. Boy, has it ever changed since then (drove through there last summer)
    not the “little” town I used to live in.
    what a lovely blog you have and I hope to be back.

  5. I AM HERE AND I AM SWOONING AT 4:45am with this WONDERFUL NEW POST, THIS FABULOUS NEW CUPPA (so long overdue, but we understand!) AND THIS THEME that never, ever grows old, NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE BACK in the GLITTERING BUSINESS, the magic-making, and all the goodness combined! AND MY PRECIOUS FRIEND, thank you for taking the time to go see the interview…what a nice thing to do, that Tina! Ohhh, I am besides myself here, to have this CREAM-PUFF and cuppa with my DEAR AND WONDERFUL SISTA, ROSIE!!!!!!!!



    Oh, I am so excited for you all!

  6. Wonderful to see you back! Love the idea of the open house. I find myself thinking about Christmas often.

  7. Oh R, I am so happy to see you back. I hope you are feeling better…we need a catch up tea soon. I work on the weekend and on Monday as well, so I will not be able to attend this year :( I will come see you in the shoppe when you are in. Are you still in on the same days? Lets plan something simple at a time that works for you. Miss you…Becks :) p.s. Thanks so much for the baby congrats! xoxoxo

  8. BANG BANG BANG !!!!!! :)

    It’s MEEEEEEEEEEE! Oh dearest, I am so happy that you are BACK and I know you are super duper busy today, but you are going to WOW the community with this soirée my dearest. I so wish, I MEAN, I SO WISH I COULD JUST JUMP ON A PLANE tonight to go see you. I have THURSDAY and FRIDAY OFF….and I would go in a heartbeat, IF I HAD THE CASH TO GO!!!!

    I suppose that all the glitter is EVERYWHERE, but your magic faeries will sweep up the remnants just in time to get the place picture-perfect for the fun.

    Here is wishing you a fabulous next several days of touch-ups, REST and fun my dear one. LOVELY HAVING MY CUPPA AGAIN WITH YOU! Anita :) :) :)

  9. good to see you back…but hey lets see some of that good ole stuff now!..all those scarves in your store (I tried on 5 today!..oh my can not imagine how good the Christmas stuff will be!..I will be there for sure…but I may have to g0 b4 then to get a scarf so I will look all Paris!

  10. AHHHHHHH….like old times….coming here to know that I can put my feet up and enjoy a quiet cuppa with Rosie. Dear one, YOU MUST BE PLEASANTLY TIRED, knowing that the shop is ready, the girls have been covered with glitter, and all will shimmer with the LOVE OF ROSES AND RUTABAGAS! My only regret is that I CANNOT BE THERE….it is going to be sheer magic. I know you will WOW the crowds, and that PARIS is always a good idea to guarantee chills up your spine. With your touch, it will be even more magical. Oh dear one, I am off today and Friday and I am going to open up my Etsy shop soon because today, I plan on photographing my first several items and then HIT THAT BUTTON to open the shop. We shall see if I sell anything!!!!!!!!!!

    MUCH LOVE TO YOU MY DEAR. I will let you go, but I just wanted to drop off a box of chocolate macaroons for you…enjoy, and I will keep updated and PLEASE….PICTURES OF THE EVENT!!!!! Anita :) :) :)

  11. YOU CAME THIS MORNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!! Oh dearest, thank you for visiting my VICTORY post. It is dedicated to a little chap that has been tough to deal with, but THANK GOD, love always conquers. IT is not easy, is it? But well worth the journey. I hope you could hear the music; one commenter said she was unable to hear it…it is key to the message.

    SO ARE YOU PREPPING MORE TODAY? I do hope you are relaxing just a smidge; you deserve it so! I have just a few things to do today, but I am going to take a small detour and do some ANTIQUING!!!!!

    LOVE TO YOU MY DEAR ROSIE! Anita :) :) :)

  12. HERE I AM!!!! I have the icing for the cookies…where do you want me to set up? :) ) :)

    OHHHH I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! Monday is the big day and you are just about ready, I KNOW IT! You are going to PLOP down on Tuesday, all adrenalin will start to drop, and then you will feel a pleasant fatigue……

    Oh dear one, this is so fun. Fabulous memories of last year’s fun and festivities is coming to mind and YOU HAVE GOT to send me pictures of this event. I am guessing that Koralee is going or has gone to help you? OOOOH! I saw such great finds yesterday on my antiquing excursion, but I came home with some TURQUOISE VELVET PUMPKINS and some curly willow! teeeheeee :)

    NOW I am off to savor one more day of bliss, to myself, and my art and writing. HAVE A LOVELY DAY and take it easy dearest…here, here is a cuppa of smooth vanilla tea to get you through the morning! SEE YOU IN THE NEXT MORNING!! LOVE Anita

  13. Hello Rosie! It is so good to see you on here! I am sorry to hear of the illness and emergencies you have had to deal with. I hope everything is fine now.

    I wish I could join in on a Parisian Christmas! That sounds lovely!! I cannot wait until Christmastime here.. If I could start decorating now I would!!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  14. OOOOOO I CAN’T WAIT FOR MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just a quick YELL through the front door to say,

    HAVE A BLAST!!!!!!

    :) :) :)


  15. I AM SO, SO EXCITED TO KNOW that you are covered in GLITTER!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yes, please, dust that white glitter off my hair! I have been enjoying every step of the way as you are anticipating a wonderful crowd of friends, loved ones both physically there and virtually with you, like MOI! :) :) :)

    Oh dear one, ENJOY HANGING ALL THE BAUBLES on those white trees! I AM WORKING ON MY ETSY SHOP as we speak and I will be opening up any minute now!!!

    I AM SO TICKLED to know that you are glittering your world with your joy and love for all things beautiful my dearest….I know you will be gone for a few days, but i am so happy to know you are with us again.

    SEE YOU in the morning, Anita

    :) :) :)

  16. THE COUNTDOWN IS ON….and I am loving the glitter in my hair, on my shoulders as I push through the thick and magical forest of your white trees!!!!!!! BIG HUGS TO YOU DEAR ONE! Anita :) :) :)

  17. THIS IS IT!!!!!!!!!!! TODAY IS THE DAY!

    I am running so late my dearest, but I had to come by to respond to your magnificent comment, and to give you my WISHES for a SMASHING SUCCESS TONIGHT! To think that YOU and Koralee worked together, thought of me, kept making magic, and that MAGIC is going to whirl around in people’s heads and hearts tonight!!! Oh how I wish I was going to be there! DID YOU FIND MUSIC AFTER ALL? I am so sorry I could not help you!

    Koralee bought from my Etsy shop!!!! I am now finding it difficult to juggle that now with everything else! Am I nuts? :) :) :)

    MUST GO, but sending you bucketfuls of LOVE AND BLESSINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CARRY ON! Anita

  18. Popping by to wish you a glorious, sunny and funny Monday, Rosie!
    If only I could step into your gorgeous shop.. would love to oooh and aaah (^.^)

  19. Hi Rosie,
    Your shop is gorgeous! One of my friend’s daughters in on a trip in Paris right now. I am have been swooning over her facebook photos. Oh MY! SO, so beautiful!! I am so happy she is able to travel there and have so much fun…:)

    Thank you for your hug, prayers, and kind words over the passing of my dear step dad. I am back home from visiting my mom. Trying to play catch up. There is always SO much to do!

    I hope you have a wonderful week….of decorating your pretty shop! :) Saying a prayer that the Lord will bring you a joyful day.

    Blessings to you,

  20. YOU CAME TO MY SHOP!!!!!!!

    I have a LONG way to go to fit all my designs in, but dearest, this is YOUR HOUR NOW…I suspect you are in full swing at this is 5:00pm here, and you are HAVING A BALL..breathe deeply, relax, enjoy, mingle, do what YOU DO SO WELL.. and all of your clients and friends and ABBOTTSFORD will rejoice! I CANNOT WAIT to hear all about it and SEE IT!

    MUCH LOVE and see you in the morning. Anita :) :) :)

  21. Just stopped in to see how you are and say a big hi sweet friend.
    You will have so much fun decorating to this theme Rosie. I can’t wait to see the pics!
    hugs from here…

  22. My darling one,

    I let you be for a day because I KNEW YOU WOULD BE EXHAUSTED!!!!!!!!!

    But when you can, PLEASE TELL ME ALL ABOUT IT! Oh how I thought of you on Monday and I bet it was magic all the way.

    SENDING YOU A POT OF EARL GREY to get you started….I have to run off, but as always, I am comforted to know that you are my friend…Anita :) :) :)

  23. Hi Rosie!

    Your shop looks delightful, and I love all that Christmas PARIS sparkle!!!!!

    Anita sent me your link and what a treat to see what you’ve been up to!

    I’m thinking of changing our family Thanksgiving to an earlier date so I can decorate for Christmas sooner!
    I could use the Canadian Thanksgiving next year… it makes more sense to me, and I could just skip over halloween… 2 months of Christmas would be so fun!
    You get to feel Christmasy in your shop, how delightful!

    ~ Violet

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