Sunday, September 27, 2009

Apple Picking

We took a short roadtrip and spent the afternoon Saturday
apple picking at Soons Orchard in New Hampton, NY.
There are rows and rows of apple trees.

Apples ready for picking on each tree.

So many apples on the trees this year.

Take a look at the top branches! How do they stay upright?

We took this one home. Actually, we took 12 lbs. of apples home!

Some green apples too...

These are great for baking.

These are my favorite (below). Gala apples are the sweetest apples. Nature's candy growing on trees.

Now, off to bake a pie!!

Happy Harvest!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pink Saturday 9/26/09

Happy Pink Saturday!

Thank you Beverly for hosting this fun event each week. Check out Beverly's blog How Sweet the Sound for more pinkie posts!

I am so late posting this morning! I guess life happens! :)

My pink this Saturday is a chintz rose teapot. It is made by Lefton and it is musical. Wind up the bottom and it plays "Memories".

This was my introduction to teapot collecting. It was a gift from my husbands dear Nana when she was still with us. Hubby and I were engaged at the time. Nan had the most beautiful teapot and teacup collection. I was always admiring it. I just loved every pretty flower and every curve of here large collection. She gave this one to me as a birthday gift. I will treasure it always.

Wishing you a beautiful pink Saturday. Head on over to Rebecca Rose Designs . She has a wonderful blog. I know you will love it... I do !

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Welcome Autumn

When the trees their summer splendor

Change to raiment red and gold,

When the summer moon turns mellow,

And the nights are getting cold;

When the squirrels hide their acorns,

And the woodchucks disappear,

then we know it is autumn,

loveliest season of the year.

~ Carol L.Riser, Autumn

It's the first day of Autumn. How exciting.
The leaves of some trees have just begun to change here in Northeast PA. We have a way to go until we reach "peak color" . It is such a beautiful time of the year. Nature picks up her paint brush and crimson, gold and orange are stroked along the mountain sides. Autumn brings apple picking, pumpkin picking, hot apple cider, jumping in big piles of just raked leaves, trick-or-treating, hay rides, harvest festivals and the most picturesque trail hikes.

My best wishes for a blessed Autumn to you and those you hold dear.

Friday, September 18, 2009

And The Winner Is...

Happy Pink Saturday!
Thank you Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for being our wonderful hostess each week. Stop by Beverly's blog and see who else is participating this week.
This week I am sharing my pink giveaway. The giveaway started last Pink Saturday and the winner is being announced in this post.

Thank you so much for all who entered , left sweet comments, linked back to the giveaway and signed to follow.

I really have to say, I am the real winner here! I have "met" so many wonderful people. It is such a pleasure to visit your beautiful blogs and have you stop by mine.
Well, on to the winner.
Each entry was placed in a hat.
My daughter Miss. M
closed her eyes, reached in and drew a winner.
And the winner is.....Stefanie @ Rose Petals and Rust!
Congratulations Stefanie!
Thank you again to all the sweet bloggers who entered my first giveaway. That was SO much fun...I think I'll have another giveaway real soon!

Many Blessings,

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Giveaway To End Soon

Tomorrow ( Friday) is the last day to enter the pink rose custom sign giveaway. Click on picture above to bring you to the original post. If you
may be interested in winning this hand painted sign, enter now by leaving a comment on this post or the original post for one entry, follow this blog for another entry, mention the giveaway in your post for another entry. It makes a sweet gift, or keep it for yourself!
The drawing will be Friday night at 9pm and the winner announced in my Pink
Saturday post on Sat. September 19th.

Thank you to all who have entered and good luck!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Pink Saturday & A Pink Giveaway

Happy Pink Saturday!

Thank you Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for hosting this fun event each week!
It's been quite a while since I posted for Pink Saturday. But after a completely unexpected hospital stay and recuperating and then the crazy start of school, I am finally back into the swing of things. I actually had some time to paint and list a few items (well...2) on ebay. I just finished painting one of my pink signs that I leave blank for personalization.

I decided that it would be a giveaway for this Pink Saturday. This is my first giveaway of what I hope to be many more :)

This is a wooden sign painted soft pink. Pink roses were hand painted on top and bottom to frame your choice of personalization (name, or short phrase). It hangs by a soft pink seam binding ribbon. The sign measures approximately 14" by 9". Picture of sign is below, click on it for a closer view.

If you may be interested in winning this sign you could enter the as follows:

Leave a comment for this post for one entry. Follow this blog for one entry.If you both leave a comment and become a follower, you will be entered twice.If you mention the giveaway in a post of your own, let me know and that will count as an entry as well.

Drawing will be on Friday September 18th in the p.m. and posted Saturday September 19th in my Pink Saturday posting. Good Luck!

~ Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Pink Saturday! ~

In Remembrance

This is a date we will never forget. A time our country mourned the loss of so many of our own. It is also when we came together as a Nation to help each other, pick each other up and hold each other. In this spirit, Sept. 11th is now the National Day of Service and Remembrance. In honor of all who were lost we are called to remember them thru serving others. Click on this link to find opportunities in your area.

God bless all who were lost, God bless all who served, God bless the
United States of America.


Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Items From Rose Brook Cottage

It's been some time since I have posted on my blog. Also a while since I listed on my ebay store Rose Brook Cottage.

Things have been a little crazy in our house with the start of school and all that comes along with it.

But, I am finally listing a few items this week , starting tonight.

This great vintage wood sewing box ( see pics below) is one of my new listings. I picked it up at an estate sale this summer. I always love redoing these old boxes. They can be used in so many ways. Of course as a sewing box, or a place to keep your vintage button collection, old photos or vintage postcards. Storage for ribbons , bows and barrettes for your sweet princess. Maybe use as a planter in a sewing room , library, or craft room... one of the top doors open and pretty ivy spilling out of the sewing box (plant must be in a separate pot so wood does not get wet). Fill with sample sized soaps and toiletries for your guest bath. With imagination, these great vintage sewing boxes can be used for so many purposes. Of course, it's pretty enough just for display too!

Have a beautiful day!