Monday, November 23, 2015

The Weekend, Roses of Inspiration, and My Etsy Shop

Good morning {almost afternoon}, my friends!
This post is going to have a lot of randomness so enjoy :)

First of all,
many of you emailed me and asked how the craft show went.
I am so thankful for your support and interest - it means SO MUCH to me.
The craft fair was absolutely wonderful
and I am thrilled with how my first one went.
I heard the show did not have as many vendors this year
and there were four other craft fairs taking place in neighboring towns 
so I was a little skeptical about doing well. . .
Well, thanks to the good Lord I sold quite a bit {{smiles}}
It was truly a joy to watch people look at the items I made 
and to listen to their feedback.
The journals, tote bags, aprons, fabric gift bags, tea bag holders, 
and tea cup coasters were the most popular items.
I had a great time and would love to do another craft show.
Here are a few photos from the weekend. . .




{ The story of Rose Petal Blessings }




Secondly,
my Etsy shop, Rose Petal Blessings,
is now open after being closed for a week and it's FULL of new merchandise
{ just in time for the holidays }.
Also, I have NEW LOW PRICES
and of course free shipping in the USA.
Here is just a little bit of what's in the shop. . .




And finally. . .
Roses of Inspiration will be back,
but I will not be starting the party on Monday afternoons.
I have decided to go back to Tuesday mornings.
Two of my dear blogging friends 
have linky parties and theirs are on Monday.
Since mine originally started on Tuesday 
I thought I would simply go back to that day.
So. . .
the party will be live tomorrow morning and I hope to see you there.

I think that is all for now, dear friends.
I hope you have a blessed Monday
and hopefully I will "see" you tomorrow.
May you enjoy this beautiful Thanksgiving week.

MUCH LOVE!

I would love to have you stop by 

52 comments:

Denise said...

so glad your craft fair was a success.

domenica.60 said...

Wonderful like a dream !
I like your crafts very much :) !!
Sending a big hug ,
Franca

Linda Walker said...

Stephanie,
Your booth looked so pretty! What fun that must have been! Hope all is well.
xo
Linda

Jeanna said...

Your craft fair display was very pretty and inviting. I'm so happy you did well, especially for your first time.

Happy Thanksgiving, dear Stephanie.

Kim said...

All your pretties would have been much too much to resist. Your booth did look as pretty as a picture, Stephanie. How wonderful that a lot of your gorgeous lovelies went to a new home.

Simply Linda said...

You are too cute, Stephanie, smiles. I am glad the show went well... Blessings sweet friend.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Steph, I am so happy for your success at your craft show. Your wares are absolutely amazing.

As for you - look at your darling self in THAT ADORABLE BIRD DRESS!!!!

You know how much I love birds..............that is beyond adorable! ♥

Have a blessed abd wonderful week, dear friend. Hugs.

Melanie said...

Such cute treasures! I'm off to visit your Etsy shop. I'm glad your craft show was a success. How could it not be with all those cuties!

Linda said...

Stephanie,

I am so happy that your craft fair was a success! I love your taste and creativity. Everything is so beautiful!

Kira Brennan said...

Hey, that's so wonderful! Congratulations!!! That must have been so fun and motivating to be able to interact with people over your creations and make some money, too!

I love your dress, as well. So, so cute!

mamasmercantile said...

I am thrilled the craft fair went well, congratulations. I am not at all surprised your makes are stunning.

Tamara said...

Hi Stephanie..

That's wonderful news about your Craft Show! I'm so happy that it went well. :) Your booth looks so pretty and the items that you make are so charming and sweet. Have a very Blessed Thanksgiving.

Hugs,
Tamara <3

Debby Ray said...

I am so glad your craft show was a great success...and don't you just look so adorable?? :)

Wen Sylvestre said...

I'm happy to see you're doing so well sweetie and that the craft show was a success! Your creating and selling such beautiful things that are really useful as well. Thank you dear friend for visiting me. I will try to remember to join your party tomorrow! Sending you hugs and sunny smiles, xx

Christine said...

So so delighted for your success Stephanie! Your goods are so sweet and made with love I knew you'd be a hit!
Well done and I look forward to linking up tomorrow - i confess Tuesday suits me better!
Thanks dear friend!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

You have been quite busy making lovely things for your shop! I just found out about an ornament exchange I will be attending so I had to get one of your heart ornaments. So hard to choose but I decided on the reindeer. Your whole shop looks wonderful and it looks like you are doing very well. So happy for you!!

Judy Goddard said...

I'm so glad your first show was such a success!

I loved doing shows and look forward to doing them again sometime.

Cranberry Morning said...

Thanks for the link to your shop! I'm such a map freak that I couldn't resist the map tote! I hope no one else had their eye on that, for I snatched it up right away. Can't wait to get it. Thanks, Stephanie!
You look so cute in your birdie fabric. Love that. And so glad your craft fair went well.

Mildred said...

Hi Stephanie, So happy that you enjoyed and were successful at the craft show! You look so beautiful. Thanks for the info about Roses of Inspiration, too. Always very inspirational.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

Congrats on the crafts fair and love the frame with the white bows. So cute.

Roberta said...

Dear Stephanie, I'm so happy that your craft show had gone well!
Have a lovely afternoon!

Merlesworld said...

A very pretty shop.
Merle...........

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You look gorgeous at your craft fair, sweet friend. You have it set up so beautifully and I know it was a success.
I'm in Ohio to be with my mom and cook her Thanksgiving dinner, but wanted to stop by. Love you!

Anne Payne said...

I just knew your gorgeous craft items would sell well. How could they not?! I'm glad your shop is open again and will be praying that lots of your goodies find new homes this Christmas season. :)

{{hugs}}

Hope said...

Hello Stephanie,

How happy I am to hear that your fair went so well and that you sold lots of goods.

I browsed your shop and am thinking of buying a small something. You have so many lovely things.

I was waiting all morning for your link-up - actually all week, since you last announced it. I have a persimmon recipe post that I wanted to link. So, I shall be back tomorrow for that :)

Much love,
♥Hope

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie,
I'm so happy that your craft fair went well. It looks like you made a lot of items. You look so pretty! I will be happy to join in your fun link party on Tuesdays.
Julie xo

Mimi said...

Dearest Stephanie, you deserve every success. You look so adorable in that sweet dress and your shop looks completely fab. I'll be looking out for the new Tuesday linkup sweet lady. Love, Mimi xxx

Lynn Bean said...

So glad you had a successful show! It is always thrilling when someone like what your hand makes! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving! Lynn

Cheryl said...

What lovely things you have made!! And so very thankful your sale was a success! God is SO good to bless our efforts, and you are so very special to share the gifts He has given you with us here and with the world. :) Sending much love and many hugs to you, dear friend! :) Happy Thanksgiving!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so glad you had a good time too. I've been looking in your shop today. I love shopping at etsy any time of the year! It's my favorite place! Hugs!

NanaDiana said...

What wonderful items you have made, Stephanie! I can see why you had such good sales. It is always fun to do those craft fairs- as long as there are some customers there-I have been to a few where they had no traffic and that is awful for the sellers.

Hope you have a great night- xo Diana

My thrift store addiction said...

Yay Stephanie! So glad your craft fair went well. I have to ask if you made your darling dress--bet you did ;) Thank you for hosting and glad to be back at your party. Happy Thanksgiving!

Conniecrafter said...

Your booth looked wonderful, Congrats again on doing so well. Did you put your Etsy address on cards with their buys in case they may want to buy some more later? So happy for you!

Sarah said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy to hear your sale went well. Your display was beautiful!! And you looked beautiful too!! Did you sew your dress? It is lovely.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Stephanie, so glad your craft fair was a huge success. I am not surprised in the least with all the beautiful treasures you had to share with admiring shoppers. Your creations are amazing and you are so very talented.
Loved seeing your beautiful display and your sweet self standing among your many works of art. You did all this my friend and it's inspiring.
Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Blessings xo

mari said...

Oh Stephanie...congratulations on your Etsy store. You look wonderful by the way :D mari

Vicky Hunt said...

COngratulations on the much deserved success! Your booth looked almost as pretty as you! Love your dress and boots. So pretty! I hope you and your family have a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving.
Hugs to you!
Vicky

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh...how perfectly pretty and lovely your stall at the craft fair was, dearest Stephanie! Ah...how wonderful it must have been to walk by and admire all your darling goodies! Your creativity just spills through all you do!
I am delighted to hear it was a blessed market for you and that you did well...praise to the Lord for that! And now we are so happy to have you share your pictures with us! My, you built up a wonderful stock of lovelies and I am sure many people went home with a big smile on their face!
I send you ever so much love and biggest hugs! I am hoping to join you for Roses of Inpiration this week for sure!
Blessings to you always in Jesus!
Kelly-Anne

Elizabeth said...

Stephanie,

Your booth looks fabulous!! All of your creativity and hard work just shines through, and I am so happy to hear that it was a success. :) Praise God! And I'll have to agree with the other comments... Your dress is lovely.

Thank you so much for sharing your weekend with us! I'll look forward to stopping by tomorrow for the link up :)

Much love and many blessings,
Libby

Barbara Neubeck said...

... wonderful news about your Craft Show success....
.. Nice to see Roses Of Inspiration back...
...hope your Etsy shop sells out for you....
hugs... Barb xxx

JES said...

So glad to hear you enjoyed the craft show and that it was a success! Your goodies look lovely! And thank you for the kind mention of our link up party (very gracious). I hope you have a lovely week of family and fellowship! :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Stephanie! I just love your color choices; they are so happy and this world needs HAPPY! Blessed are you, working with your hands and heart. That is the kind of work I love best. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and many hugs of love to you.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

It is so important, and awesome that your first craft show went well! I'm so happy for you, and your display and Etsy shop look fantastic!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your first craft fair experience! I imagine you will want to vend at more fairs in the future now. :)

Anne said...

What a lovely booth! So glad the fair went well for you. It must have been lots of fun.:-) Cute dress you're wearing. ♥

Debbie said...

I knew you were going to be a hit, I just knew it!!

Lydia Scott said...

Congrats on doing well at the craft show! And thanks for sharing pictures! I LOVE your bird dress!

Margie said...

What a beautiful display of your craftiness! I'm also a fan of your cute bird dress!

Delvalina said...

Dear sister,

How beautiful all your handmade! I'm glad that your rocked on the craft fair and you look fabulous with the boots. I hope to purchase things from your shop once I move and it's very easy way to more keep in touch with you.

I have replied your email. Did you read it? :)
Happy Thanksgiving day! and much love to you.

Blessing,
Eva

Robyn said...

I knew you'd take the fair by storm, Stephanie - so awesome! I love your creativity and your attention to detail makes everything so special. Way to go!!

Jazzmin said...

Stephanie,
I have a big smile right now just because I am sitting down to even for a moment, read your words on your blog and get to write you a note :)
I have missed you dear friend and look forward to being back to visiting more regularly soon- school is nearing its end, for which I am thanking the Lord!
It has been so, so beyond busy.
I am so delighted and overjoyed for you that you had such a wonderful first craft show! And it is no doubt with all your beautiful creations that I'm sure are greatly being enjoyed by those who took them home that day :) And your set up and decoration of your space there is simply lovely. Congratulations, dear friend!! How exciting!

I hope you are doing wonderful, Stephanie. God's blessings on you and your dear family this Thanksgiving!!
Many hugs and love to you,
Jazzmin

Daniela said...

I'm so overjoyed to read that your fair was a success, it couldn't be otherwise, my blessed, lovely Stephanie, it was worth to stop blogging for a while, wasn't it ?!?

May your weekend be filled with JOY and WONDER.
with so much love
Dany

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