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Sunday, November 20, 2011

May you have an abundance of things to be Thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving from
The Roseberry Cottage

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Our booth is all decorated and ready for Christmas!

If you are near the Dade City Florida area, stop in and visit.

Our Gingerbread Tree.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Jo-Anne is giving away a signed copy of her new magazine.

Ends August 31st.

Just click the pic to enter.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Origin of the Hanky

Historians credit Marie Antoinette with the invention of the pocket handkerchief. She was so broken up at leaving her home in Austria that she cried all the way to France and wiped her eyes with bits of lace torn from her dress and lingerie. Anticipating future tears, she made it a point always to have a piece of lace tucked in a pocket of her dress. This say the historians, was how the handkerchief was born.
Modern Woman Magazine
Vol 14, No 5 - 1945
We just love vintage hankies; they can be used in so many ways. Tuck one under a teacup and saucer for a pretty accent, use it to wrap a small gift or fill with lavender, tie up with ribbons or lace and have a pretty sachet.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day !
A little Valentine's Day trivia ~
  • Valentine's Day is named after the Patron Saint - Saint Valentine.

  • Valentine's Day is believed to have its roots in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia.

  • Shakespeare made a reference to Valentine's Day in his play 'Hamlet' (Act 4, Scene 5).

  • St. Valentine's Day was declared an official holiday in 1537, by England's King Henry VIII.

  • Flowers are the most popular Valentine's Day gift.

  • It is believed that the 14th of February is the day when birds and fowls select their mates.

  • Sweden is the only country that does not celebrate Valentine's Day.

  • More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's day

  • In the Middle Ages, men and women used to draw names from a bowl to see who their valentine would be.

  • It has been estimated that as many as one billion cards are sent world-wide each year, on Valentine's Day.

  • In 1866, candy manufacturer NECCO made the first " Conversation Hearts" - then called "Motto Hearts". According to NECCO, eight billion of these little candies are sold between January 1 and February 14.