Rustic Chic ~

Good Morning Friends ~

My sister is redoing her 1/2 bath and asked if I had any ideas for Rustic Chic.

I went on Pinterest and came up with these 4 ideas for her.

Here you go  ~ hope your like them ~

What I like about these bathrooms ~

The vanity is a table – very rustic, but the chic is the softness of the flowers ~ the porcelain sink & the softness of the towels.

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I love the dark ship lap and the lightness of the vanity.

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This one is just the opposite ~

The light ship lap makes it softer ~ I have to say this is my favorite.

The ladder ~ the mirror ~ the space under the vanity ~

It totally says “Rustic Chic”

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This is also another classic for “Rustic Chic”

You can see the softness in the mirror and the flowers.

The Rustic is the vanity ~ so pretty.

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I hope you enjoyed this post.

It was real fun for me.

For more Rustic Chic go HERE

Have a wonderful day.

Much love,

Rose

Country French & Me

Good Afternoon my friends ~

Today is perfect for having fun on the internet.

As I wandered through HOUZZ & Pinterest I came across many pictures I saved under Country French.

I guess you can say this is my style.  I love country and I also love the look of lace & linens.  I love blue, creams, & white.  I also love red.

These are the colors in our home.

I found some pictures of Country French & what I love about them.

The first picture ~

The blue and white.  The open hutch reminds me of my grandmother’s open hutch she had in her kitchen.

The sweet blue & white gingham seat covers.

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The blue & white pottery on the wall.

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The white cabinets and the softness of the room.  I also love the cream & blue check around the piece over the island.

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The white cabinets and the softness of the room.  And that sink WOW…

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All images found ~ HERE

 

Next time images of Country French Bedrooms.

Have a wonderful day.

Much love,

Rose

 

 

Sunday Reflection 7/2/17

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In addition to promoting literacy, Teresa taught the children basic hygiene. She visited their families, inquiring about their needs and helping provide for them when she could.

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Word began to spread about Mother Teresa’s good works, and soon she had other volunteers wanting to help. By 1950 she was able to start the Mission of Charity – a congregation dedicated to caring for “the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone.”

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She went on to open a hospice for the poor, a home for sufferers of leprosy, and a home for orphans and homeless youths.

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A symbol of varied meanings, the single white rose has long signified the purity between lovers who exchange the flower or the purity and innocence of the soul or person receiving it. Contrary to the passion associated with a single red rose, a single white rose acknowledges everlasting love, honor and respect, especially when given to a person of authority or esteem or when used as part of a celebration or event.

Their pure color conveys respect, pays homage to new starts and expresses hope for the future. Historically, the white rose symbolized innocence and purity.

 

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How perfect for this white rose to be a symbol for Mother Teresa.

She was respected by so many, and always had so much hope for our future.

AND……. for the innocence of the little children she took care of.

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I hope you have enjoyed these weeks ~ sharing with you about Mother Teresa.

Next week will be our last post for Mother Teresa ~

Until next time.

Enjoy your long weekend.

Much love,

Rose

 

 

Sunday Reflection 6/18/17

MOTHER TERESA CHILDREN

In 1948 Sister Teresa set aside her nun’s habit – adopting instead the simple sari and sandals worn by the women she would be living among – and moved to a small rented hovel in the slums to begin her work.

Teresa’s first year in the slums was particularly hard. She was used to a life of comparative comfort, and now she had no income and no way to obtain food and supplies other than begging. She was often tempted to return to convent life, and had to rely on her determination and faith to get herself through it.

One of her first projects was to teach the children of the poor – drawing on her experience with teaching the children of the rich. She didn’t have any equipment or supplies this time, but she taught them to read and write by writing in the dirt with sticks.

 

The Missionaries of Charity

Mother Teresa quickly translated this somewhat vague calling into concrete actions to help the city’s poor. She began an open-air school and established a home for the dying destitute in a dilapidated building she convinced the city government to donate to her cause. In October 1950, she won canonical recognition for a new congregation, the Missionaries of Charity, which she founded with only a handful of members—most of them former teachers or pupils from St. Mary’s School.

As the ranks of her congregation swelled and donations poured in from around India and across the globe, the scope of Mother Teresa’s charitable activities expanded exponentially. Over the course of the 1950s and 1960s, she established a leper colony, an orphanage, a nursing home, a family clinic and a string of mobile health clinics.

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I love these pictures of Mother Teresa with the little ones.  You can see how much she loved the little children.

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Such joy when she was holding the babies.

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See how she listens to the children.

All in all she is a beautiful human being.’

Until next week, I send you lots of love.

Have a peaceful week.

Much love,

Rose

Patriotic Heart Pillow New to Etsy

Good Morning Friends ~

I have added another heart to my ever-growing heart collection ~

This is the Patriotic Heart Pillow ~ Named for Memorial Day ~ July 4th ~ Labor Day.

Coupon code is JULY2017 ~ I am offering this for the months of June & July –

I have two selections to choose from ~

Navy with word at the top ~ OR ~ tiny navy & red stars at the top

Which ever one you choose – the top of the pillow will also be the material I use for the entire back as you see in picture #-2

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This is a great hostess gift when attending a 4th of July party.

Make a batch of cookies and tie this little heart around the box or cellophane wrapping.

A few more close ups ~

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Enjoy your day ~

Until next time.

Much love,

Rose

Sunday Reflection 6/4/17

Good Morning Friends ~

I have been out of the loop for a few week, but I’m back on track with our dear Mother Teresa.

These are a few facts about her early life as she begins her mission becoming the saint she is today, who is loved by so many.

On May 14, 1937, Teresa took her final vows, promising to serve God for the rest of her life. Teresa eventually became the principal of Loreto.

Mother Teresa’s ‘Call Within a Call’

On September 10, 1946, Mother Teresa experienced a second calling, the “call within a call” that would forever transform her life. She was riding in a train from Calcutta to the Himalayan foothills for a retreat when she said Christ spoke to her and told her to abandon teaching to work in the slums of Calcutta aiding the city’s poorest and sickest people. 

But since Mother Teresa had taken a vow of obedience, she could not leave her convent without official permission. After nearly a year and a half of lobbying, in January 1948 she finally received approval to pursue this new calling. That August, donning the blue-and-white sari that she would wear in public for the rest of her life, she left the Loreto convent and wandered out into the city. After six months of basic medical training, she voyaged for the first time into Calcutta’s slums with no more specific a goal than to aid “the unwanted, the unloved, the uncared for.”

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 It was hard for Sister Teresa to know where to start helping in such a large city as Calcutta. She began by helping the Little Sisters of the Poor work with elderly people. On December 21, 1948, Sister Teresa finally set out on the streets of Calcutta to start her mission from God. She walked out into the city with a packed lunch, but nothing else. She had no money, materials, or companions. The first place Sister Teresa decided to go was the slum that she could see from outside her window while teaching in the Loreto.

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As I will always say ~ What a beautiful soul ~

I am so reminded while I read these facts how important it is to love one another.

Family is so important.  

 

Until next time.

Much love,

Rose

 

Etsy store — Reopened —

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http://www.muchloverose.com

Good Morning Everyone ~

I am so excited to announce Much Love, Rose is opened for business.

Thank you all for being so patience with me as I redesigned my store.

I hope there is something I can create for you…

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I would love to hear from you and let me know what you think.

Leave a message in the comment box.

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Much love,

Rose

 

 

Pottery Barn Inspired Pillow with a twist

Hi Everyone ~

So many times I look to Pottery Barn for  inspirational ideas.  I usually wind up spending money on something I could make myself.

Today I was looking at the pillows on our Family Room couch, and wanted to change them for the spring & summer months.  The navy blue pillows are very nice, but I thought maybe a little lighter for the warmer weather.

Here is my inspiration ~

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I have this material……So…….decided to make it myself.

After cutting the material I realized I was 3″ to short.

What to do now…….I have the same material in red & cream –  so I made a 3″ ruffle, and added vintage buttons.

I love it.  The same, but with a little twist.

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Tomorrow I will finish the other one.

So happy with the way they came out, and I saved $60.00

Hope you are having a wonderful evening.

Till next time.

Much love,

Rose

Sneak Peek

Good Morning Friends ~

I will be reopening my Etsy store in 3 days ~

http://www.muchloverose.com

Will reopen on June 1st, 2017, after a long recovery from surgery.  I’m doing so much better, and I am ready for business.

I will be offering a 10% discount each month for the “Heart of the month” and each heart will be given a name – it will be named from the name of the material I use.

June’s heart name is “Guernsey”

Guernsey meaning ~

Guernsey is an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy.

June’s coupon code is  JUNE2017

Go here to view ~

https://www.etsy.com/listing/532839155/handmade-vintage-hearts-heart-of-the?ref=related-3

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A few more new items in the store. ~

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Go here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/244245933/birthstone-bracelet-all-sterling-silver?ref=shop_home_feat_2

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Go here:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/512388216/handmade-vintage-hearts?ref=related-6

Hope you have enjoyed viewing the new products ~

Have a safe and wonderful Memorial Day.

Much love,

Rose