Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sleepless in Centerville...

I could not sleep last night... I was much too excited! Just before going to bed, I received an email from Jo~Anne Coletti letting me know that my custom roses painting was completed and she attached photos of it... I laid awake for hours, visions of it drifting through my mind... it looked so dreamy... finally I drifted off to sleep... Then this morning I awoke and looked at her lovely blo9... There was the photograph I took of some beautiful roses I blogged about in one of my first posts in June I called "A Haunting Passion", and there was the completed portrait of it! I am thrilled beyond words... Thank you my sweet friend Jo~Anne. I will do a beautiful post when it arrives showing where my treasure will live in our home...


You may visit Jo~Anne at http://www.vintagerosecollection.com/

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Vintage Rose Collection...

I love to share stories about my favorite places and favorite people... One of my favorite places is "Vintage Rose Collection" and one of my favorite ladies is Jo~Anne Coletti... I have never met Jo~Anne in person, just through her shop, emails, and a phone call about my order once. But I feel as if I know her... Long before I ever even knew what a "blog" was, I visited her internet shop and fell in love with it... Everything is soft...feminine, and lovely... (just like Jo~Anne) and overflowing with roses...I bought some beautiful vintage porcelain rose plates... then a lovely vintage gift book "Roses from Shakespeare"...

My newest treasure just arrived last week, the shabby roses handmade tote bag above...


The back of it is denim with gorgeous pink roses...and rhinestones... I just about live in denim jeans and a pretty blouse, with pretty jewelry and I must have a beautiful purse... this one has all of these things I love...

On her blog recently Jo~Anne had posted the most exquisite pictures, all in lavender and white... everything she does has an aura of beauty surrounding it... I spotted these lavender roses on my Nature walk today... These are for you my sweet friend Jo~Anne...

Please stop in and visit her at Vintage Rose Collection... http://www.vintagerosecollection.com/ Be sure to tell her Julie Marie sent you...