While my boyfriend and I visited Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania last weekend we walked into this shabby chic paradise called Shabby Foo Foo. This quaint shop offered every type of cottage style item both new and vintage. It was worth the walk through thousands of rose trinkets simply for the vintage glassware and china selection. Of course, the endless supply of doilies made my heart skip a beat too (click here for more on that). If you’re ever in Pennsylvania, stop into Shabby Foo Foo or check out their cute online boutique HERE.
For a real shabby chic home, be sure to check out this post HERE. Have a great weekend and LIKE me on facebook when you can!
This past Fall while my boyfriend and I were visiting Portland, Oregon we spent an afternoon in the International Rose Test Garden. Amazingly it opened in 1917 and it still thriving as a public garden that acts as a test ground for new rose species. Even though we visited in September, there were many roses still in full bloom. I made sure to drop a postcard from their shop in the mail to my Mother who has a new found love for roses.
Soon after my trip while I was Christmas shopping, I happened upon a book filled with lovely drawings and stories on the origins of rose names. It made a wonderful gift for my Mother who oohed and ahhhed as she flipped the pastel filled pages. A Rose by Any Other Name by Douglas Brenner & Stephen Scanniello is a wonderful book for creative inspiration and even offers a recipe for rose water.
I’d highly recommendm the garden if you find yourself in Portland, Oregon or simply pick up the book if you need a sweet read.