Thursday, December 9, 2010


This is my 100th post and 1st giveaway!

photo credit Cape Cod Rambling Rose
Last weekend was my shop open house.  What made it so delightful were my friends, who came out in force!  One friend is someone I knew in California when my kids were little.  She's here for a temporary job and I love it that she took her lunch hour to come visit the shop.

Another friend brought her children and they were an additional delight!  Her daughter tried on a whole bunch of my vintage hats.  Her 5 year old son did also.  Then my friend and I had to join in the fun! 
  We all looked mahvalous.  

photo credit Cape Cod Rambling Rose
The kids each picked out a vintage ornament for their tree.  Yessss -- handing off the vintage tradition to the next generation.  

photo credit Cape Cod Rambling Rose
Louise, who is so busy with 4 kids, her husband's shop and her creative endeavors, showed up to ooh and ah!  Even tho there are lots of breakables in the shop, I really enjoy kids coming in -- well behaved & interesting kids anyway.  So I was glad Louise brought her 2 youngest.  They are sweeties!  I have used some of her beautiful photos for this post.  She is documenting Cape Cod this holiday, drop over and see her blog Cape Cod Rambling Rose

New friends also visited.  A couple with an antique shop up the road who have welcomed me into the 6A community of antique shops came by on Sunday.  Their daughters visited on Saturday.  One daughter, Lee is an amazing photographer.  Click here to see her website.  

photo credit Lee Sutton Photography
She's purchased some things from my shop for props and we have a mutual admiration society.  She loves my shop, I love her photos!  
photo credit Cape Cod Rambling Rose
Two women who had never been in the shop before came in.  We hit it off right away.  I love making new friends, so I hope I get to see these ladies again.  Maybe they like to go out to lunch?   


So to celebrate both 100 and friendship, I am having a giveaway.  I will pick a comment and send this little basket & other treasures from my studio & shop.  Leave a comment before December 24th, telling me what you celebrate and treasure in your life! 


Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

I am glad you had such a wonderful open house! (And I'm glad my kids were behaved... can you imagine the silliness and shenanigans if my two kids and S's two were all there at the same time! heehee) Your shop really is lovely, and I'm glad I was finally able to visit!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Sounds like a wonderful open house! What a great way to meet new people. All your pictures are just lovely.
And thank you for the chance to win this pretty giveaway! Celebrating Christmas has taken on a whole new meaning since we have a 2 year old little girl. Seeing things through her eyes brings back the magic of it all!

Jillian said...

Oh what fun to have your own shop! I have an antique booth and my own online shop, but I'd love to have a store people can walk into.

I'd love to enter your giveaway...what I treasure most is my family and especially my dear little Bebe girl.

Enjoy the season!

Cathy said...

What a lovely lovely shop you have and thank you for offering to have a "give-away". Aren't they fun? Especially when you get to hear all the inspirational stories.

This has been one of the hardest years of my life, but I am celebrating that God has been by my side throughout. I am treasuring the love and kindness of the friends who have helped me through and the opportunity to "start fresh" again in the New Year.

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you enjoy your holidays.

Congrats on your 100th post.

xo Cathy

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Your Open house turned out very well - I am happy for you :)

I tresure every day. I am retired from my work as a teacher and educator. I really enjoy every day photographing and walking my little Milton. Next year my husband will retire and then we can go more often together to Budapest where we have a flat which I tresure a lot. In february I will go to Budapest with my granddoughter and her friend.
Of course my family is the first tresure in my life :)
Happy PS!

Maison Mutt said...

Congrats on your open house! I would have to say that I celebrate & treasure the same We have had some scares in our family & fortunately all has turned out well & we can celebrate holidays & birthdays all together. I can't think of anything more important to me than the good health of my family & friends.

Brushed By An Angel said...

Congrats on your Open House. Everything looks lovely,

Donnie said...

What a wonderful shop. Wish you were in my town. We would sure go to lunch. I treasure every day I can spend with my family after being a 2 year bladder cancer survivor and seeing my darling grandchildren grow up. I have to say I celebrate life but also the medical profession that is filled with so many kind, caring people. Have a blessed Pink Saturday.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a lovely post! I so adore all the pretty items in your shop! I'd love to have a chance to enter your sweet giveaway!

The things I most celebrate and treasure are definitely my precious family! I'm so blessed to have them all nearby!


Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Olivia said...

Hello sweetie! Oh what a gorgeous shop you have and your giveaway looks delightful! I celebrate Jesus, a wonderful husband, healthy children and following my dreams!
Squishy hugs,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Congratulations on your Open house and thanks for having a giveaway! I celebrate the birth of my Lord Jesus, my family, and life itself as I am thankful for many things!

Christmas blessings,

Lemondrop Marie said...

Yea vintage ornaments! Gorgeous, and glad you are sharing. The little bird baskets are BEAUTIFUL, I would so love to win one. Happy PS!
Please enter my giveaway too~
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
Christmas bracelet giveaway

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Your shop looks wonderful. I wish you were closer to me. I just love your give away. Please add my name to the hat. Have a wonderful Christmas Season. Blessings, Martha

Terri said...

Hello Marilee - Congrats, you've so much to be thankful for and you are blessed. And I guess that is what I celebrate in Christ, love to all, kindness, children, family and tradition. How peaceful and full of joy you are and make us feel. I think we blog to inspire one another, to remember how truly wonderful life is, it is a gift, just keep giving Marilee. I feel your heart -- so I'd like to give my chance of winning the giveaway away and bless someone else too. Merry Christmas Terri -

Shelia said...

Hi Marilee! Oh, I'm so glad to hear your open house went well and you had so many sweet folks and children visit! Congratulations on you posts!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ineke van den Akker said...

Congratulations. 100!
greetings from Holland,

Karena said...

Marilee Congratulation!! Your basket looks like it will be filled with wonderful surprises!!

Do Do come and enter my Giveaway from Fifi Flowers!! $200 Valie!

Art by Karena

Kit said...

What a lovely shop! Oh how I would love to come and browse. Yes, please enter me in your give-away. What I treasure the most is my daughters and husband and all the little traditions we keep the whole month long and throughout the year. Kit

mo said...

Just beautiful. What a wonderful piece of your blog for someone to treasure at home with them.

I treasure and celebrate each moment. It sounds corny, but I am trying to be present in the now. Not yesterday, not tomorrow, just now. Just to breathe and be. Several passings of people close in my life this year has led me to this path. I hope to inspire others by by blog. Thank you for asking. *hugs*

Sandy Ang said...

Congrats on your 100th post and such a lovely open house visited by friends - old and new. It was such an endearing experience looking at all the photos.
I cherish my family and my health above all.