"It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.
-William Carlos Williams quotes
(American Poet, 1883-1963)


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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Simply SOAP

I am fascinated by handmade soaps.  Some might say I have become a collector. *wink*
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I see each bar as a work of art where no two bars are exactly the same. 
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You can find my best smelling soaps tucked away behind my folded bath towels inside of my linen cabinet.
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I also display some of my favorite bars in large clear glass covered jars around my bath tub. ( I will post pictures of this in the future…so stay tuned.)
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It is widely known that the French are the masters in the art of soap making.  The French have been manufacturing soap for over 600 years.
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The world’s most famous soap is made in Marseille,  a city located in the South of France.  It is simply called Savon de Marseille
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Soaps in wonderful packaging always catch my eye. This soap below is made by Tokyo Milk Parfumarie Curiosite.   If you look close you can see the glitter added to make this package sparkle.
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Aren’t these mini soaps “simply” perfect?  Just add a beautifully colored ribbon around your soap and Whala!
 Add a gift tag to make the perfect gift.
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I always enjoy giving soaps because it is the one thing that I know will get used.
Yes, “Making Home Made Soap” is on my “Bucket List”.  But for now, I will continue to admire those who continue to carry on the tradition of soap making.
I hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday and catch a few petals falling from Heaven.

And The Lucky Winner Of Rose Petals from Heaven’s Giveaway…

has been chosen by using the True Random Number Generator. 
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Congratulations to #14 Bliss Angel’s Wendy!!!  (I’m doing the happy dance).  I have emailed you so be sure to reply!

Thank you ALL for your wonderful comments and for introducing me to your beautiful “Blog Worlds”.  I will be visiting often.

Have a heavenly filled Tuesday and remember to be aware of all of the petals of grace falling on your life from Heaven.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Chocolate Binge Cake

I have the best husband in the world!
Not only did he start a delicious dinner in the Crockpot before I got up yesterday.
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But he even called my family and invited them over for Sunday dinner.
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To top it all off, he spent the whole day out with my brother and they came home with this dessert:
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I never knew there was such a thing.  (Fanilla I mean, the ingredient listed on the label or the cake itself!)
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The cake was just as rich and decadent as these pictures show.
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The dinner of pulled pork that filled the house with aroma all day long was melt in your mouth delicious.
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Needless to say, a wonderful time was had by all and… I will be doing some sweating at the gym this week.
Have a great Monday and don’t forget my giveaway ends at midnight tonight.  I will be posting the winner tomorrow.  Stay tuned and Good Luck to all!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Orchids On A Sunday

Today, I feel like going back to Hawaii.
Back to the walkway I take each morning I am there; from my ocean front room to my morning cup of  Kona coffee.
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Where the pathway is lined with lush tropical trees.
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And where each precious tree holds at least one orchid in it’s palm husk pocket.
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The colors are mesmerizing.
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With the Hawaiian sun streaming through the leaves.
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It illuminates the rich shade of pure color in each lip and petal of the orchid.
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Hot purplish pinks along with the vibrant lime greens.
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Where a picture you take can turn up an unexpected surprise.
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Take a deep breath in and relax my friends.  I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. 

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A French Poet

These words are from the French poet Catulle Mendès written in 1905.


Swifter than a butterfly kisses a rose

  she put her lips upon his lips, and the poet,
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greatly occupied though he was with his ode,
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Friday, August 27, 2010

The Rose

This poem “The Rose” was written by Robert Caunter in 1806.

How beautiful the Rose, as it unfolds its vernal dyes,

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And breathes a holy fragrance round, like incense from the skies;
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Casts to the breeze the sparkling dews that glitter on its stem,
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And wreathes around its blushing brows a crystal diadem.

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I hope all you wonderful friends have a blissful Friday! 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Doing What You Love - FREE Blog Graphic

Once upon a time my advice to young people looking for their calling in life was to "get a degree and you will always be safe and employed".


With the job market as it is I have found firsthand there are no guarantees. So, my advice has changed...drastically.


Now my advice to anyone is...
1.  Find what you love to do.  (Most likely it is the thing you are really good at.)


2.  Then make a living doing what you love and live your passion.
It is not like this “a new philosophy”; but is is new to me.  My design today includes a quote well over 100 years old.
Enjoy!




Have a lovely Thursday and I hope you spend it doing what you love.

Don't forget to enter my Giveaway!!!
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Yippee!!! 100 of the Sweetest Followers! Time for a Giveaway.

I am grateful to you all and I hope each and every one of you are inspired by something you have seen on my blog.  I know I am when I visit your “Blog Worlds”.

I must say, you all have the most creative, original, and beautiful websites I have ever had the pleasure of visiting.

Now for the Giveaway…

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It is time to celebrate! 

I am giving away the cranberry set you see under the glass cloche in the picture above.

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It consists of four pieces total.


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Two vintage pieces of cranberry art glass.  Both are hand blown and in excellent condition.


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A wonderful white rose dish.  I use as a tray to store the two cranberry pieces but it can be used for virtually any purpose.


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The last piece is a clear glass stopper.  It is the stopper for the taller piece of cranberry art glass.

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The short cranberry vase is decorated with a ribbon of clear glass and has a ruffled top.

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The dish has shades of pink white and green and is decorated with several shabby roses.  I absolutely adore the wonderful and unusual shape of this vintage keepsake.


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Both hand blown pieces of cranberry glass have a swirl pattern of various shades of pink. 

(Did I mention shipping will be FREE of course.)


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Here’s how to enter: 

  1. In order to qualify you must be a follower of Rose Petals from Heaven.
  2. Leave a comment  letting me know your favorite post on my blog so far.  Please leave the comment under this post between now and Monday, August 30th Midnight (Mountain Standard Time). I will only be counting one comment per person.
  3. For an extra entry, post the button below on your blog sidebar.  Please leave a comment on this post so that I know you have posted the button and I can give you the extra entry.
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I will be using the True Random Number Generator to determine the winner.

Good Luck and may the Sweet Petals of Heaven continue to Fall on Each and Every One of You!

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I am pleased to announce that Rose Petals from Heaven will be having a wonderful giveaway soon...so stay tuned to see what special items you can win!



 
 

But for now, I have some of my pictures of this vintage long necked vase with it’s delicate white flowers.  It is one of my favorites, for sure.  I have a pair of them.  I am sure to post more photos of them in the future.
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To me, they have an Italian Majolica look to them  with their rich colors of browns and greens.
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Above is one of my Fenton Art Glass collectibles.  It is a Blue Opalescent Flowers Atomizer Perfume Bottle made for DeVilbis during the 1940s.   DeVilbis turned to Fenton Glass for their perfume bottles during WW II when they were cut off from their European suppliers.
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My lavender branch coral necklace keepsake draped across my chintz dish.  These are the lavenders and periwinkle colors I can get lost in.
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I purchased this bracelet on my most recent trip to Hawaii.  I adore the shimmery opalescence of the pearly shells.   “Some of the most precious works of art are those we see in Nature.”
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 Pearls add class and luster to anything.  Here I used  pink shades to compliment the rainbow of colors in my bracelet.
I’m wishing a wonderful Tuesday to all you Blogettes Beauties!