Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pink Friday "The Secret Garden"

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday May 29, 2009 as we present

"The Secret Garden"

Discover a secret garden, a sacred place that refreshes your senses and feeds your soul. Whether purposefully planted - like grapevines carefully twisted along a white painted arbor - or tended by nature's hand - a colorful explosion of wildflowers in a forgotten field - you'll recognize your own by the little flutter you feel inside. A place that inspires new dreams and renews forgotten strengths.
It could be bold… like a spring garden of bright red tulips, with a friendly plaque that says "Welcome friends." Or rows of dahlias in strawberry, sherbert, and lipstick pinks, lining a garden pathway. Perhaps it's delicate as dainty hearts bleeding from a hidden bush, or a single lily, whose petals are beginning to open in the sun. A perfectly pruned rosebush in a landscaped yard, or a topiary of French roses placed on the patio for everyone to enjoy. An untamed daisy bush that decided to spring up in a hidden corner, and catch your eye whenever you look out your kitchen window. A leafy hosta surrounded by blue forget-me-nots and ceramic mushrooms. Orderly pink and purple fuchsias trailing from painted pots, accompanied by a tea cup birdfeeder.
Or does your own secret garden flourish indoors? A garden embroidered along the edge of a vintage linen tablecloth, or decorating the notepaper and envelopes you keep on your writing table. Romantic peach rosebuds encircling a china plate. French ribbon roses, and hand-built ceramic roses added to dresser drawers and empty table tops. A floral pattern on a vintage handkerchief. Fleur-de-lis carved into a white display shelf. A vintage needlepoint of pink stargazer lilies surrounded by burgundy roses. A garden of photographs and memories, sprinkled with tiny flowers.
Secret gardens, wherever they may lie, fill our days with sacred places and secret sanctuaries.

Joyce Lucas, Founder

Make Mine Pink

Check out my Secret Garden products HERE.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tent Sale Tuesday

Oops! Almost forgot to post with yesterday being a holiday! These weathered frames have just been put under the tent HERE.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella

Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad
Yum! This is a great starter for your Memorial Day weekend barbeque. These tomoatoes are roasted in the oven, but why not throw them on the grill? I'm sure they will be just as good if not better. I got the recipe HERE on the Food Network site, it's by Barefoot Contessa, of course.
Ina Garten is definitely one of my favorite chefs.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tent Sale Tuesday!

Just one medium size Lavender tub remaining on my site.
Check it out HERE.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Il Divo in Concert

Gotta love Il Divo - They came back to NY on Friday night and I just had to see them again. It was an amazing concert. I took my mom for her birthday and she was in heaven! Neal Boyd was in the audience too. He was last year's America's Got Talent winner and there was a crowd lined up to meet him. I hear he's also a great new opera singer who just appeared on Regis and Kelly this week.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pink Friday "Romantic Roses"

Please join us for shopping with a twist on May 15th as we present "Romantic Roses".

Come see what we are offering for this theme by clicking HERE.

Visit the participating shops at Make Mine Pink HERE.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tent Sale Tuesday!

I have one of these Hydrangea Tubs left in stock. They are so pretty - I want to keep them all for my craft studio. I can just picture them on my shelves with rolls of fabric or paper. Or how about the bathroom with rolled towels? Filled with flowers? Magazines or books? You can also line with plastic and fill with ice and drinks for a party. Check it out HERE.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Tent Sale Tuesday

I know it's Wednesday but I missed Tent Sale Tuesday. Why? I was busy packing up orders and simply forgot! Sorry. I just discounted the last Lavender Tub I have in this size. These are great. I would love to keep them all, but I have bills to pay! Check it out HERE!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Shop Hop begins today!

The Mother's Day Shop Hop begins today! Click HERE for the details and to start looking for those graphics hidden on participating sites. Lots of beautiful prizes to be won!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Happy May Day!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy May Day!
The girls at Make Mine Pink did an amazing job on creating some of there own May Day jars. Voting begins today for the best decorated jar.
Click HERE to check them out and place your vote!
(must be a registered forum member to vote)