Tuesday, April 27, 2010

~SHABBY COTTAGE DECOR and My How You Bless Me~

Do you ever wonder what you'd be doing with your life if you didn't do what you do? During my hiatus from selling my wares on eBay and the reopening of my website I thought about this a lot.  I mean...I've done other things in my life and they never brought me the joy I've experienced when creating. 

I'm so thankful I get to do what I love!  I reopened my site last Saturday and you came and you blessed me.  I'm over-the-moon excited over the results and can't thank you enough for your kind words and well wishes.  I'm working on restocking the shelves and I'll have many more pretties like this
 for you to look at this week! 

I'm sure many of the creative girlies (OK...and some guys, too!) out in Blogland are as passionate about what they do as I am!  Here are a few BLOGS for you to peek in on when you have time (you can find links to their there shops, too):  Celeste (Celestina Marie Designs), Lori (Katie's Rose Cottage), Sara (Sara Norris, LTD), Dawn (The Feathered Nest), Maureen (A Rose Without A Thorn), Anne (Fiona and Twig), Lynn (Her Creative Spirit), Rhea (Miss Rhea's), Carol (The Roseberry Cottage), Melissa (The Piney Rose), Janet (Shabby Fufu), Pat (Pat Winter Gatherings), Violetta (VMCreations), Marijke (Marijke's Cards)...

There is so much talent out there and I hope to share more of what I find with you in the near future... but this is a beginning for now!

For those of you who are fortunate enough to actually make a living with your hands I'm sure you, like me,  wouldn't have it any other way.  I know for CERTAIN that if it wasn't for the fact my Mr. AGPMAN (my hardworking underpaid unpaid assistant) works for a major Corporation (with awesome benefits and a consistent paycheck) I would be doing what I do as a hobby and not as my main source of income (sooo...thank you, honey...you continue to be my hero!).

Many blessings as you seek out those creative spirits that are yet to be discovered.  And, may you continue to draw inspiration from those who have already blazed a trail led by their passion and grace...

Have a wonderful Tuesday...and thank you again!

An Ever Grateful,


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about DH.....My Sweetheart of a Hubby of nearly 42 years has worked for his company for nearly 33 years. Great income & phenominal health insurance.....Throughout this health issue I am dealing with I have found out just how good it is!! Without Him I could not do a fraction of what I do to "play & create"!! He is my World!!
Great Post!!

Olivia said...

Congratulations! Your site is so pretty and inspiring!

Lisa said...

Oh what a great post! I know some of the friends you listed but will run over and visit the rest! I missed you store opening!! Silly me I have had a really bad sinus headache and not on as much as I'd like! I will run over now and see more of your pretty creations!! Best wishes on your new venture!!
Hugs, Lisa

Ginny said...

Oh yes, we do have many talented ladies out there! Your things are so lovely, Rebecca.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello dear Rebecca,

I love your new website, and your things are just gorgeous. I have been with you a long time, and have one of your beautiful cottage signs. You are beautiful inside and out, and yes, you are very lucky to be able to do what you love for a living. Congrats on your lovely new website. Now, what to buy....... hummmmmm. lol!


Cottage Sunshine said...

Hi Rebecca,

I am so happy for you! You are such a sweet lady...your radiance and sweetness shine through your blog and your work!

I just clicked on a link from March 2009 when you had painted your grandfather clock upstairs! BEAUTIFUL! I look forward to seeing more of your home as I click and click away! Absolutely breathtaking...no wonder your home is a highlight in so many magazines! :)
Hugs, Carolyn

Rita said...

It's nice to have that support behind you all the way (ie hubby) so you can do the things you love.

Carol Mae said...

Just in love with the sweet French Sachet hanger you made. Beautiful work. Smiles, Carol Mae

Tristan Robin said...

I'm so happy for you that your opening when well and that you're pleased!

Now, I'm off to check out some of the links you've shared!

(By the way - stunning sachet holder)

Carol Mae said...

Thanks so much for becomming a follower, I really appreciate it. I'm in the process of scanning a few images from the giveaway I won. I just had to share. I love it all. A good day to you, Carol Mae

Anonymous said...

Your new site is just beautiful!!! I could browse there forever!! Thank you for the mention in your post!!!
Have a happy day!!

Julie Marie said...

Hello sweet Rebecca... oooh, that French Sachet hanger is so pretty! Would it be possible to order one without the lavender in it? My allergies and all, you know... please email me if you get a chance, I would love one of those without the scent! xoxo Julie Marie

Anonymous said...

Oh Rebecca,I just love that French Sachet Hanger soooo sweet.The color is so beautiful.

I have never seen so many beautiful crafters as I have on blogger.Some girls just have the most gorgeous things as you do Rebecca.Im so inspired but I have not much time nor money to carry it through.But maybe someday who knows right??

God Bless and much success to you!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I know exactly what you mean. I too have often wondered why I didn't start doing what I am doing now many years ago. I guess the time wasn't right.
I love creating and sharing my creations with others. And, if they appreciate my work, then I'm even more blessed.
By the way, I love your shop. Your work is so lovely.



Kelly Bookend Diaries said...

You have a beautiful site.
Kelly Bookend Diaries

Debra@CommonGround said...

I'm so glad the re-opening of the website is going well, you have the most beautiful creations, Rebecca! And God has surely blessed us with great husbands who allow us the freedom to do what God call us to do! Loved the article with you all dressed up in your lost outfit. so so sweet!
hugs and love,

VM Creation Atelier said...

My dear,sweet heart Rebecca!-)*

You talent and you website are absolutely Gorgeous,my dearest Friend!!!

I am really under impression about you french sachet hanger...ooooh,my Godness:-)))*
Elegance and Garmonie lives here...

Thank you SO much,sweet Rebecca for the mention here by you!!!

My Love,blessings and hugs,

Jeannie B. said...

Your shop is beautiful. Your roses to die for.

shabbyfufu said...

Hi sweets.....wonderful post and I thank you for including me in with your links! Same, same with me.....my darling husband of 29 years now is a hard worker at the peak of his career and not only does this allow me to follow my bliss~ but he's always been so supportive. We are truly blessed. I am off to see your site! ~xoxo~ Janet

Anonymous said...

Hi Rebecca! Oh, you do just beautiful work and how nice of you to tell us about others. I recognize some of the gals. I'm glad you receive such happiness from your work - I love it! I will always cherish the beautiful sachet pillow I won in your giveaway.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandra said...

Hi Ms Rebecca! You are such a talented lady. What a beautiful pillow. So dainty and romantic looking. I need to look around your site. :)

June said...

Rebecca I am so, so happy for you. Your creations are always amazing. I love the sachet and that pillow is a stunner!
It is a blessing to do what we love. And I am so happy for you that you enjoy creating all this beauty.

Unknown said...

Sweet Rebecca ~ I am thrilled at the wonderful success of your re-opening ... you deserve it, my friend. I peeked in & saw exquisite designs ... who could resist?! Your sachet hanger is 2D4 fab! & I love the box.

If it weren't for my generous & caring DH who had a great job & fabulous salary I'd never have been able to have my antique business all those years ... I so appreciate all he has given to me, for me & still does in my feedsack business.

May many more wonders appear for you in life.
Hugs in love, Marydon

Miss Gracie's House said...

So, so glad it was a whirlwind of success...everything is so beautiful...aren't we so thankful for our hubbies who make our dreams come true?!
Have a blessed, busy:) week!

Victorian1885 said...

Good morning Rebecca
All of us are very lucky that you are able to do the things you love as we get to purchase your beautiful items and dream of all things pink & romantic as we view your blog & website. Thank you for being you! Take care..


Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sweet Rebecca, You took the words right out of my heart!! I so understand what you mean and how you feel. Thank you for the plug here. That is so kind of you. I am excited to visit the other creative ladies soon.
Have fun creating and God continue to bless you with your creative spirit and talents.
Love to you, Celestina Marie

My Whimsical Victorian Chic Cottage said...


Your blog is beautiful and just so comforting to the soul! Praise God for using you to share His wonderful love! So pretty!

Ellie Inspired said...

I just found your blog through the Old Fashioned Baby blog. Your shop is just so beautiful! I will visit often. I'd like to invite you to my website and blog also: www.ellieinspired.com. I'm so glad I found you. You are very talented.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Of course the girlies came in droves! I'm so happy for you....how can a girlie resist perfection? I've stalked your yummies FOREVER!!

Congratulations....a job well done.

Now, come on....you REALLY knew how to do scallops like that, didn't you? I couldn't have presented something Susie Seamstress didn't already know!

Huggies and lovies,

Nancy's Notes said...

What a wonderful blog, awesome creations! I'm happy I found your blog, I'll be back!


A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Thank you Rebecca for taking a moment from your day to mention my blog. I will have to go and do a new update. I have been upto my eyes trying to sort things out over the pond in England. Take care my friend. I always take a look at your blog and enjoy your photograph's from years ago. I have hardly any of mine as they are all with my mum in England. Take care and happy joyful creating, Maureen.

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