Monday, August 3, 2009

Dear Jo~Anne Coletti...

One of the very first posts I did on my new blog in June I called "A Haunting Passion"... about an old abandoned store that draws me to it... I took pictures of these lovely roses that seem to flourish, despite the fact that no one cares for them... (you may want to read my old post too)... I am enchanted by the old place... I asked my sweet friend Jo~Anne Coletti if she might capture these beautiful roses in a painting for me...

This morning, my treasure arrived...beautifully wrapped with a thank~you card embellished with a little bouquet of roses and lavender, which I am sure are from Jo~Anne's enchanting garden...

I could hardly unwrap the package I was sooo excited... inside, my beautiful roses... captured forever by my sweet friend...

Every tiny detail from my photo is there, with the old abandoned store in the background, the sprawling roses and the wonderful old, old wooden fence...


Here is a close~up of some of the roses... I am going to find just the perfect shabby white easel to display this most wonderful of treasures on... I adore it ... thank you so much my sweet friend... these roses have such a special meaning to me... and so do you lovely Jo~Anne...
If you would like to visit Jo~Anne and her beautiful shop and blog, just click on one of the little photos of her precious puppy Jessy on my sidebar, or the little photos of my painting on the side... you will so enjoy your visit to Vintage Rose Collection... I will be visiting again very soon...