I'm Back, Sweet Friends!

A big happy hello to you, 
my friends!

My, how this last month flew by - I have so missed each one of you.
I hope you are well. . .
please know that I thought of so many of you during this last month.
I am truly looking forward to visiting your blogs this week
and spending some time catching up.

My dear friends, I honestly had not intended to stay away for a month,
but alas, life happens and life has been very busy {in a good way}.
I had hoped to simply be still while away from my blog
and in many ways I was able to enjoy some quiet time. . .
time of relaxation, reflection, and peace.

I was also busy in my craft room 
preparing for a craft fair that I am doing this coming Saturday.
Shortly before I took my blogging break
my dad asked if I would like to join him at a local craft fair.
I have never done one before, but it sounded like great fun so I said sure!
Well. . .I didn't have much handmade product on hand
so my days were spent making and preparing for the upcoming event.
It has been quite fun and enjoyable, but also slightly stressful {{smiles}}
The good news is. . .I am ready!
At least I think I am :)

I assembled my display the other night in my dining room for a trial run
and I thought I would show you how it looked.
I will also take pictures of the actual booth at the fair.

I will use three small Christmas trees to hold several handmade ornaments
and of course they will have twinkling lights wrapped around their branches.
I will also put up a "Pink" tree.

Vintage crates will be stacked one on top of another for added height
and the "old" look gives the table a warm and welcoming feeling.
And of course lace doilies will be added here and there :)

I used a baking sheet for my magnets
and slipped the sheet into a cookbook holder.
A shelf with wire drawers will be perfect for holding ornaments
and handmade stockings.

And I will be taking my lovely wire mannequin with me
as she has the honor of holding the many handmade bags :)

So. . . that is mostly what I have been up to :)
Tell me, sweet friends. . .
what have YOU been up to?
I sincerely mean it when I say that I missed each one of you!

I appreciate your understanding for my need to take a break from blogging
and for my need of quiet-
it means the world to me to have your support and love.
Thank you!

Roses of Inspiration will resume next Monday the 23rd.
I look forward to once again hosting the party
and having you be apart of it as each one of you is a beautiful inspiration.

It's good to be back
and I will find great joy in catching up with all of you.

Much love and sweet hugs to you!


Anna said...

So many beautiful ornements !!!! You have been busy !!!!!
I hope your craft fair will be a success !
Glad your are back !

JES said...

Welcome back! You must of enjoyed yourself crafting for the bounty is beautiful :)

Sarah said...

You have been so productive in this past month! Your trial display is beautiful!! I hope you sell a lot! : )

quakerhillfarm said...

Your display is beautiful! Wishing you much success. Have a great week, Lynn

living from glory to glory said...

Morning, Yes you have been very busy! It all looks wonderful, hope you do well at the craft fair...
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,
Hugs, Roxy

Margie said...

Welcome, Stephanie! Happy to hear that you got some much needed R & R during your break! 'Tis the season for holiday bazaars...I have to say that none of the craft booths that I've visited are as pretty as yours! Best of luck with the craft fair on Saturday!

Unknown said...

Welcome back, it's so good to hear from you!, your crafts are amazing and I am sure you will sell them all. Wishing you all the best for the weekendxx

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I missed you and welcome back! Wishing you a lot of luck with your craft fair! I know you will do great!

Lady Linda said...

You sure have been a busy bee! Everything looks just great. I can see you have put in hours of hard work. Best wishes for a good show my friend. Doing antique shows through out the year, I know how much work these shows are! I missed you!

Christine said...

Welcome back, dear Stephanie! You have certainly put your time away to good use creating so many beautiful items for your craft fair! I know you'll do so well!
Have a great week! God bless!

Linda said...

A very warm welcome back, dear Stephanie! I love this post, and I love vintage! Beautiful photos. :)

Cheryl said...

Oh, sweet friend! It is lovely having you back! So grateful to God for all of His dear blessings upon you while you are gone, and I trust He will just abundantly BLESS your sale and send you buying customers who will wipe out your inventory, sending you home with far less than you came!! It would be so wonderful if they bought it all. Your things are so beautiful, and I just love the precious things sent to me from your store. The quality is SO good...I know others will see this as they stop at your booth. Your display is so pretty. I can't wait to hear how everything goes!! Enjoy your time with your Dad. :)

J said...

Welcome back! Your work is so beautiful! I know you will do well at the show. Crafting events are the only places we can find lovingly hand made things these days!

Cranberry Morning said...

So you've not been lounging around eating bonbons after all! LOL Beautiful work, Stephanie! I hope the craft fair is a huge success for you. You have lovely things and a beautiful way of displaying them!

Daniela said...

Welcome back, my sweetie !!
I've been missing you so much, but I've seen in your photographs that you was so very busy and for such a noble cause, bless you !
You certainly couldn't be present here too.

Have a most beautiful start of your week, precious Stephanie,
love to you

Kelly-Anne said...

Hip hip hooray! So very delightful to have you back in the blog world, dearest friend! I have missed you SO much! {{Smiles}}
Your stall is going to be absolutely beautiful...the love and joy just flows through all your gorgeous handmade goodies! Oh Stephanie...what an inspiration you are - your blog is a peaceful, lovely place to come and be inspired and refreshed! Enjoy trading at the fair this Saturday! Oh, I know you will have so much fun and love meeting new people! But my! You have been busy...I know how long it takes to stock a table with handmade lovelies, and you did a fabulous job! Well done! There is something about markets this time of year...everyone is so festive and joyful and in search of the perfect gift! Well, I can tell them all that they will find it on Rose Petal Blessings stall!
And whoop! Roses of Inspiration starts again next week...I love joining you for your sweet link party!
Again, welcome back! I send you my dearest love and biggest hugs!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Dear Stephanie,
I am so glad that you took a rest. It's good for the soul, body, and mind. I am at awe with all of the beautiful things that you have made! You have been very busy. Love it all.
Love, Jo

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sweet Stephanie, so glad to see you back and glad to hear you had a great month and a little rest too. My you have been busy creating for the craft fair. Sure wish I was coming to shop. Your booth will be a big hit. I can relate to all the preparations as I have done many shows over the years. It is a lot of work but I know you will enjoy it, meeting the people and the entire process will be fun.
Best of luck to you and your dad. Your preset is beautiful. God Bless you with a great day!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

HI sweet Stephanie! Welcome back (( hugs))'are in order for you!! Your display looks wonderful and I wish you the best at the craft fair with all your lovely creations. xo

Elizabethd said...

So lovely to see you Stephanie.
You have been so busy! I would love to be at your craft fair!

Marilyn Mathis said...

Missed you! Glad you are back. Love all the craft items. You do such lovely work. Hugs.

Judy Goddard said...

Craft Shows are a lot of fun! You'll ave a good time!
I'm glad you're back.
You display looks so lovely and full.
I'm sure you'll do well.

God bless!

Terra said...

I think your crafts will sell like hot cakes, they are very pretty. I am writing a children's book and like you, keeping busy.

mamasmercantile said...

Such a wonderful display, I am sure you will be a huge success and have a great deal of fun in the process. Wishing you well and a huge welcome back.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You've been busy, I hope you do very well at the show. Your pieces are lovely.

Good to have you back.


Anonymous said...

A very warm welcome back, my friend!! I have so missed your writings and have stopped by several times during your break to get a recipe or two that I have enjoyed making :)

Your booth at the craft fair will definitely be lovely! We just love craft fairs and browsing around all the wonderful creations. I wish I could pop by this coming weekend to visit your sweet booth :) I will be thinking of you- I know you will greatly enjoy it!!

We are preparing to go on a little getaway for Thanksgiving, so my time is going to be spent with travel prep, as well as some writing some blog posts for Christmastime. I cannot believe it's already that time of year!!

Looking forward to stopping by again soon- I'm so glad you're back! Sending you much love and many hugs!! <3


magnoliasntea said...

Yay, you're back! and ready to take on the craft show with your hand-crafted wares! What fun. Now, don't be worried even though it's the first time you've done a show. They are fun and exciting, and you'll do great. Your display is truly gorgeous, trust me. We sold my soap at our local fests and fairs years ago and had a wonderful time at each one. You'll love it, I think. :))
Wishing you the best,

Billie Jo said...

You have been busy!!!!
Everything looks lovely, Stephanie!
Glad you took some time for yourself. : )

Anonymous said...

Love the Winnie the Pooh quote!
You have made so many beautiful things! Wishing you the best at the craft fair!
Also, welcome back to the blogging world! I look forward to future posts!

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that your craft sale goes really well, everything is so pretty!!! xx

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

Welcome back! It looks like you have a wonderful collection of handmade items for the craft fair! I bet you have a wonderful time with your dad! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Kim said...

How lovely to have you back with all your pretties. Oh my goodness, your booth will be filled with so much gorgeousness. The throngs will be attracted to your booth like a bee to the honey. Have the most wonderful time with your dad.

Robyn said...

Stephanie! I am not kidding when I say my jaw dropped at your beautiful creations! You are going to be a very busy lady at the craft fair. You have created so many magical vignettes and your craftsmanship is superb. Oh, how I wish I could be there with you. Welcome back!

Melanie said...

Oh my, what a beautiful display! I could browse through those lovelies for hours. Welcome back. You were missed.

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Welcome back Stephanie! Yes, you've been busy, but in wonderfully great way! Your creations are beautiful and your set-up is equally as beautiful. I wish you lots of luck my friend and most of all, HAVE FUN! I've been super busy too. I haven't had much time to blog or create anything for my poor Etsy store. I'm over my head with swaps and other life stuff. I've taken on way too much at once and I will never make that mistake again. Anyway, Stephanie I'm sending waves and waves of good luck your way!


Grandma said...

Welcome back! You have been busy while you were gone.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Welcome back! I love that quote about support, so true.

hobbyloes said...

Hi Stephanie, I'm so glad you are back, I missed you and your lovely blog.
You made beautiful and amazing handmade things for the craft fair.
I wish you a lot of fun on the fair.

Linda said...

Oh dear sweet friend....what lovely items you have made...thank you for such a beautiful post. I am glad to see you back...Blessings

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

My, you have been busy Stephanie and I wish you much luck with your first craft fair. This shouldn't be a problem with all the wonderful items you've displayed in your post.
I started an on-line photography class for still photos which I'm enjoying very much and two bible study groups a week keeps me connected with lovely ladies at church and in the community.
I've been working on my hand made Christmas cards and soon the holiday baking will begin.
It's so nice to see you back in blogland but I dare not say you had much of a rest. :-)

Ashley said...

Yay!!! I missed you so much Stephanie. I'm more than thrilled that you're back to blogging.

Your stand for the sale on Saturday is so beautiful!!! I hope you sell lots of items. (Everything you make is so gorgeous. :)

Blessings and love in Christ,

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, you HAVE been busy! Your crafts are beautiful. I love the stockings the most, I think. The best to you and your dad at the craft fair booth. I look forward to reading more posts!


WOW, you certainly have been very busy making lovely treasures for the craft sale and I hope you sell every one of them!

Vee said...

Hi Stephanie! So good to find you home. Craft fairs are a lot of fun (and work). Praying that you sell tons.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

So nice to have you back, dear Stephanie! Your craft booth is so wonderful and how nice to do this with your father! So many pretties.....Wishing you much success! Hugs xo Karen

Lowcarb team member said...

Welcome Back.
You have been busy though ... hope the craft fair goes well, I'm sure it will.

All the best Jan

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

So happy to have you back but I hope you got enough rest from the crazy world of blogging....you have been so busy! Your display looks fabulous! I would be drawn to it at a craft show....such beautiful items and eye candy to draw the buyers in! Wishing you many sales and great fun at the show!

Debby Ray said...

Oh my goodness...you have been a busy girl! What a fantastic variety of beautiful hand made items. And I know you make each and everyone with love :) Rest? Did someone say rest?? Lol! Looking forward to Roses of Inspiration next week :)

Denise said...

welcome back. the crafts are all lovely. really like the pink tree. I love you.

Cathy, 1929 Charmer Cottage said...

Welcome back and you do wonderful work!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You've made so many beautiful things and I know you will enjoy doing this. The little bunnies in the bags are just the cutest. Have a wonderful week sweet friend. It's so nice to hear from you. We've all missed you and your lovely smile. Hugs, Diane

Mrs. W. said...

Wow, Stephanie, you HAVE been busy. I am amazed at all the BEAUTIFUL thing you have made! I look forward to hearing about how it goes for you.

I am so glad you are back.

Phoebes World said...

wow...you have been busy...absolutely beautiful
Welcome back...you have been missed
Phoebe x

Mary E. Stephens said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you were refreshed! :-)

Debbie said...

WoW...you have certainly created a symphony of beautiful handcrafted items. Everything is so lacy and beautiful, so you!! I have missed you and was so happy to see you in my inbox this morning!!

Debbie Harris said...

What a joy it was to see you pop up in my in box!!
There is something sweet about your blog that just brings a smile to my face when I see the words
"The Enchanting Rose" in my mail. :-)
I have missed your posts, my dear.

Your booth is going to be so beautiful graced with all your treasures so lovely with their details. Everything is just gorgeous!
I can't help but think of the Proceeds 31 woman when I see all that your hands have so graciously created. Your busy time away from your blog, I'm sure, will be profitable in the end.
It's going to be a wonderful time, I just know it! :-)

Welcome back to the blogging community Stephanie, you certainly were missed.

Much love~~ Mom

Wanda said...

Dear Stephanie.....I love your display and I know how many people your talent and love will bless.

It's like giving a little of your sweet self away with each item.

Sending hugs.

Unknown said...

Hello from Spain: I wish you luck in the art room. Your creations are very nice. Once in a while make a positive break. Welcome back. Keep in touch

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It is LOVELY HAPPY SUPER TO SEE YOU BACK! I am intrigued and I am smiling as I see your beautiful, colorful art here my sweet Stephanie! YAHOO! You are back! Much love to you, and GO GO GO!

Anne Payne said...

Welcome back, sweet Stephanie! I wish I was going to your craft fair. I love looking at all the handmade goodies. I'm sure you will sell a lot of items as yours are truly the BEST!!!

I've been thinking about your mom and praying for her. Say hi for me. :) {{hugs}}

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I would gravitate to that table as soon as I was in the door. I love your beautiful work. Enjoy being with your Dad. What a wonderful gift!

Laura said...

Dear sweet Stephanie,
Your display is amazing! So sweet...so graceful...so appealing! I just love the little bunnies in a basket...I just know that you will do so well at craft fair. The display itself is so important...and yours is just perfect.
Have a blessed day, dear friend...

Feral Turtle said...

You sure have been busy!!!WOW!!! Best of luck at your sale. I hope you and your Dad sell out Stephanie but most of all I hope you two have fun. Looking forward to hearing how it goes. Cheers.

Conniecrafter said...

Wow you have been busy, how fun to do a show with your Dad, will look forward to seeing what he puts into the show :) The both will look beautiful with all your lovely creations, I love those stockings, have always thought of doing some vintage ones myself but this time of year is just always too busy for me and I never get around to it. So good to see you back to blogging again and I wish you all the best at the show.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Welcome back Stephanie! How exciting to be doing your first craft fair! It looks like you created plenty of goodies to show. I love the display. Beautiful and inviting! Wishing you a successful first fair! I'm sure you will have a lot of fun with it.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stephanie, what a beautiful collection of items you've amassed while crafting in your room! I pray that you and dad will have a wonderful time at the craft show and that God would bless you richly in your sales. It's wonderful to see and read your post today, and we'll see you again...soon! Hugs, sweet friend!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful. I feel that pull of home, but I also love the people I meet through blogging. And sometimes life takes me away, but feel I need to get back to it. I so enjoyed your visit, and it was so sweet, because I have been so behind where I use to be in making visits this autumn. I wish you both success! xoxo Su

Bonnie said...

I don't know how you have accomplished so much. Hope your shows will be a great success. Your projects look wonderful.

May the Lord bless and keep you.

Vicky Hunt said...

So happy to have you back! You have been one busy bee! Your display is gorgeous and I know you will sell lots of your beautiful things at the fair! Hopefully you will sell it all....I wouldn't be surprised if you did. Best of luck my friend! Have fun!

Blessings, Vicky

Pam Richardson said...

Stephanie, welcome back sweet friend! I so missed you but understand the need for a rest! Your displays for the craft fair look fabulous, wish I lived near so I could attend! Wishing you great success! Blessings, Pam (everydayliving.me)

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh dear Stephanie! I apologize for getting here so late to welcome you back - things have been a bit busy around here, but oh my goodness, YOU are the one that has been busy! What an incredible line up of beautiful things to sell! I just know you are going to have a sell-out bonanza this Saturday! So excited for you, and happy that you are back in "blogland". Love you so very much dear friend, have a blessed day!!!!

My thrift store addiction said...

Dear Stephanie, it is evident by the sheer number of friends who commented, just how missed you were! Best wishes in your upcoming sale ~ so glad you're back and can't wait to the next join Roses of Inspiration! Blessings, Cecilia

sweetbriardreams said...

Welcome back our dear Stephanie! You have been so busy!! I am sure you will run out of items by the end of the fair, if only I was closer - I would be heading straight to those adorable rabbits :-) Take care xx

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello dear Stephanie

Lovely to see you back!
I've had a little break too and feel all the better for it!
Please don't feel obliged to respond to my comment as I know life is more than full for you!

Sending prayers and hugs to you
Shane x

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie, you find the sweetest pictures. That last one says it all. Craft fairs are so fun, and I could browse through them all day. Look at all these goodies you have made, and you displayed them very nicely.

I'm so glad you're back!

love, ~Sheri

Nikki said...

I would be at your booth for sure if at all possible.:) Such pretties are going to be there. Every item I have ever bought from you I have LOVED!

Salinn said...

I'm so happy that you are back!!!!! What lovely things you make. I wish I was as talented.:)It really makes me want to go shopping for some more craft supplies and have some fun making things.:)

Anonymous said...

I used to participate in craft shows when John and I first married. It was a little stressful but very rewarding also. Your displays will be gorgeous. This is such a festive time of the year to enjoy craft shows and meeting and greeting folks. All the best. You are very talented.

Terri Steffes said...

Good morning, new friend! I just received the most beautiful package from you! I loved my ornament. It brought tears to my eyes! I cannot wait to put it on my tree! Thank you so much. I'll be posting soon on my blog about it. I can't wait to show my husband the towel, it is so HIM. The colors, the material. He's the main cook in the family. He appreciates these things! The gingerbread cookie cutter is so cute. Can't wait to use him in my sugar cookie batch! The candy cane sprinkles, well, they MIGHT make it to a cookie. :) Thank you so much sweet lady. I love the bookmark, too. I added it to my pink Bible!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh my! You have been busy! Look at all those beautiful creations. Everything looks so nice Stephanie. It's great to have you back here in blogland; you were missed. I'm glad you had a little break, not very restful, but sometimes just a change, doing something different, can be restful. Blessings to you, dear friend!

Ida said...

Oh your display is going to be awesome! You've been quite busy indeed. I'm in card making mode now & hoping to get them completed in the next couple of weeks. Good to see you back.

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