Monday, May 9, 2011

Grand opening for a beautiful new store and collage for my mom

Do you remember the store I posted about awhile ago called Warehouse Beautiful?

They are having their Grand Opening this weekend.
This is truly an amazing shop filled to the brim with all kinds of
treasures. I remember walking in and literally being blown away by the beauty of it.

I wanted to let any of my readers who live in the Boise area about it
in case you wanted to see it for yourself.

This Grand Opening includes all the shops located in what is called
the Warehouse District.

Warehouse Beautiful, Red Rooster Annex,
Garden Gate Antiques, Gatherings at the School,
Betty Lou's Estate Sale

118 37th Street
off Chinden between Orchard and Curtis
Friday May 13th
Saturday May14th

A portion of the sales of this grand opening will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma
My daughter Ember is participating in the Pacific Crest Triathlon on June 26th
 in honor of my sister-in-law who passed away in October from leukemia.
Her web page is

I am hoping that I can go, but even if I miss the grand opening, this is a shop I will be visiting
every time I make the trip to Boise.


I am so happy to be posting today. I have missed it since Easter.
I haven't had the opportunity to blog lately because of some events
that have kept me from the computer.
So today I am going to sit here all day and get caught up with some of my friends here.
It is only 47 degrees out here today and rainy, so it is the perfect opportunity.
Later this week we are actually going to have some warm days,
so I know that I will be in the garden doing some clean-up.

Can you believe that my forsythia still haven't bloomed and that my lilacs are
still in tight little buds???
Not a lot to post about on the garden blog yet, that's for sure!


I am so ready to plant these pretty red thrifts that I found at the nursery the other day.
I also bought some hollyhocks to plant by the shed.
I am getting that bed ready right now, but wanted to paint the shed first.
The weather hasn't wanted to cooperate with me on that plan however.

So I thought I would do a little photo shoot with the Thrift while I wait to put them in the ground.
It has been so hard for me to stay away from the nurseries and garden centers this Spring.
I am always tempted to push my growing season here by buying my annuals for pots and vegetables too
early and then have them die due to frost damage. I never remember to cover them with frost cloth
when I should.

I wanted to show you a fabric collage I made for my mom for Mother's Day.
As my mom gets older it becomes increasingly difficult to decide what to give her as gifts.
This year I thought that a collage would be fun to put together for her.
I used a photo that my father took of her soon after they were married.

I am new to collaging with fabric, and so it takes me ages to make these, and I have so
a lot to learn and much room for improvement.

It takes me days (weeks really) to choose the picture I want to use.

Then it takes me days to decide what I want to use as my fabrics.
Then it takes me forever to do the layering.
This one I kept pretty simple and I like how it turned out.
Get a look at those legs, will ya!!!!

I have so many great pictures of my mom, so I know that I will be making a lot more collages
of her as the subject.

I love using old photos of my own family for collages.
We have so many great ancestral pictures in my family.
My dad had a darkroom in our home when I was young and copied old family
pictures for people.
 I remember the days spent in his darkroom as the pictures
would develop from plain white sheets to the most wonderful images
of people's families.
My father was seldom without his camera, so we have sooo
many wonderful pictures of us as children.
 His favorite subject was my mother of course.

Mom seemed to like her gift, but not nearly as much  I loved making it for her!

I hope all of you enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day!
Wishing you all a lovely week ahead too.

big hugs from here!


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh my, this store is just beautiful!!! And, what a lovely collage you've made. Hope you have a great week, T

Julie Marie said...

Hi June, your collage you made for your mother is absolutely gorgeous!... I am sure she just loved it!... I wish I knew how to make those... we too are having a rainy, dreary day today, and I soo wanted to be in my gardens... we are actually not too far ahead of you garden wise... my lilacs are still tight little buds too... they usually bloom for my birthday which is this week, but I don't think they will this year... I did have my first Hummingbird return two days ago, so I was excited! Also love your Thrift, one of my very favorites as well... that shop looks so wonderful, I would get lost in there for days!... hope you have fun when you go... and hope you had a great Mother's Day... xoxo Julie Marie PS Love that your daughter is in the marathon in honor of your sister in law...

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi June! Both the collage and your mama are so beautiful!! I love using vintage family photos in my collages, too, especially photos of my sweet mama!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Love the collage Miss JunieGirl. WOWZERS! Believe it or not and despite the fact I went to dinner with my family I was SICK AS A DOG over Mother's Day. :( :( :( I felt like I was in another person's body I felt so crummy...

Anyway...Love your flowers and can't wait to see more of your garden. Also...that store is 2die4. But, since I live so far from you I doubt I will ever see it in person. WAH! Too bad for me!

Ok girly...hope this finds you well~

Love, Rebecca

butiksofie said...

Dear June, these fabrics are beautiful!!!
And the picture soo unique so special!
Have a very nice evening, hughs Anja

Bente said...

Dear June. How beautiful that colage is. So special. I wonder how you make them. How do you make the picture on the fabric? I would love to learn. Have a fantastic week you talented lady.

Hugs from Bente

The Feathered Nest said...

June! You are AMAZING!!!! Your collage is absolutely gorgeous girl! I love everything about are talented in so many different ways ~ and the shop is so beautiful!!! You are going to enjoy it so much...sending you hugs and love, Dawn

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

June the collage is so beautiful in all the details. I will have to fly to Boise soon, the store looks incredible. I hope your Mother's Day was as wonderful as mine. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

the old white house said...

Hello June! so much to say here... first and foremost, that collage is beautiful! I, being a girl who loves to work with neutrals is head over heels for it. Your mom is a beauty and all of the fabrics and trims you added made that such a special gift.
secondly... you grew up with a dark room in your home? No wonder your photos are always spectacular! You have been handed down the gift of photography from your dad! That is so cool!
Thirdly... that store is gorgeous! I wish I lived closer, I would hide away in there and maybe just take up residence for a bit!
Lastly... (yeah I was gonna say fourthly but that didn't sound right) I don't think I have ever seen thrifts before but I will be on the look out for them now!
Have a wonderful week, thank you for all of the beaufiful photos and inspiration! xoxooxoox

the old white house said...

Hello June! so much to say here... first and foremost, that collage is beautiful! I, being a girl who loves to work with neutrals is head over heels for it. Your mom is a beauty and all of the fabrics and trims you added made that such a special gift.
secondly... you grew up with a dark room in your home? No wonder your photos are always spectacular! You have been handed down the gift of photography from your dad! That is so cool!
Thirdly... that store is gorgeous! I wish I lived closer, I would hide away in there and maybe just take up residence for a bit!
Lastly... (yeah I was gonna say fourthly but that didn't sound right) I don't think I have ever seen thrifts before but I will be on the look out for them now!
Have a wonderful week, thank you for all of the beaufiful photos and inspiration! xoxooxoox

ShabbyESP said...

What a beautiful gift for your mother!!! You made such a lovely collage!!!
I hope you are doing well and looking forward to the projects you are creating and thank you for sharing them with us
Suzann ~xoxo~

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
That was a beautiful gift for your lovely Mom.
I hope all is well with you and that you get your promised good weather so you can work in the garden this week.

Take care,

Diane said...

First of all the thrift is beautiful. It looks like it's embroidered! It doesn't even look like flowers! My lilacs, forsythia and other early flowers are the same as your - probably 6 weeks late. Beautiful shop. I wish I lived closer. I think the collage you made is gorgeous, I can see your resemblance to her - both beautiful women. I hope you had a great Mother's Day June. Hugs, Diane

Gypsea Nurse said...

June~ What a beautiful post for starters..and how i wish I could go to that opening! And your mom is gorgeous..what you did was amazing..
I will be sure to check out the team in training page...

Patina said...

June your collage turned out wonderful. It looks like it took a lot of time as there is so much detail. The velvet roses and bling look so nice.
Oh, that new shop looks wonderful! I'm sure I would want to take everything home, very dreamy.
I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day with your family.
(Love seeing your pretty poisies!)

Unknown said...

June, your collage is exquisite. Your Mother had to be tickled with such a fabulous creation from you ... it is worth more than gold.

I just sauntered thru your shares to catch up ... if only my gardens were as beautiful as yours. I put in 704 new plants not counting the seeds. I so hope they all do well. My first lilac bloomed, I was thrilled.

This shop is over the moon fabulous ... almost makes one wish to travel. Such elegance & romance ...

Slowly getting back up on this end ... things just bog down one every now & then.

Hope all is well with you & your family, my friend.

Thank you for being there ...

We had Tatiana's First Communion yesterday. Angelic ...

Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day ~

5 Day GIVEAWAY, pop over. said...

So many great things in this post. The shop looks like a place I would spend a lot of time and probably way too much money in:) But would come home with a huge smile on my face.
Your flowers are so pretty. I told you that you inspired me to plant Peonies and would you believe I lost count of home many I planted:) lol I will be so excited to see them bloom.
Your mother is beautiful! What a lovely give you made for her. So beautiful and full of love:) Hope you have a wonderful week June. And that your weather warms up so that you can get out into the garden:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi June,
It's always so much fun to read your blog and look at your beautiful photos. I love the collage you made for your Mom. It's made with so much thoughtfulness and love.

I would love to browse through that fabulous shop. Oh My!!!!


rosenresli said...

Oh I wish we would have such stores here in germany too! I love antiques and drive sometimes to france to find something like this.
The little red flowers are really beautiful.

kindly greetings,

Sandi said...

Hi June,
Your photos of your thrift flowers are gorgeous and I love that collage!! What a beautiful gift for your it!

I have planted flowers and now I am wondering too. I don't think we have had our last frost and I hope I remember to cover them. I haven't planted any in the ground except pansies and violas which will be fine, but I have geraniums in hanging baskets and planters...hope they live!!

Debra@CommonGround said...

The store really is amazing! I don't think I've ever heard of thrift, but your photos are just breathtaking, so I'm going to have to hunt some down. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, your mom's collage is the perfect gift!
xoxo Debra

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Looks like a fantastic shop.
The thrifts are beautiful but the collage you made for your Mom is heavenly.
Big hugs your way too!
Susan x

oldgreymare said...

Your mama helped you to become a good mama, as you have done with your girls- the love and commitment is passed on one to another.
I know you need to get to your garden cathedral soon, it is necessary for your spiritual wellness. I wish for you that the weather changes soon and stays clear so that you can be out in your glorious yard.

I have kept you guys in my thoughts and prayers and know that Spring cannot come soon enough - the rebirth is needed in many ways.

much love,

victorian parlor II said...

Oooo...that store looks like fun-I could do some serious shopping in there! Your collage is gorgeous-I'm sure your mother loved it:).



victorian parlor II said...

Oooo...that store looks like fun-I could do some serious shopping in there! Your collage is gorgeous-I'm sure your mother loved it:).



Unknown said...

what a gorgeous collage!! So so beautiful. That store looks 2 die 4!!!! oh take more pics during the grand opening so we can drool.....

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi June,
Oh how I wish I could go to that beautiful shop! The pictures are gorgeous. I love the wonderful keepsake you made for your mom. It's stunning and I'm sure she'll treasure it forever. I've made my mom a few pieces where I incorporated her vintage pictures too. I made a wall hanging and this past Christmas I made she and my stepdad each holiday stockings with their kid pictures. It's also so much fun to make special gifts for people.

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Unknown said...

that store looks divine! wish i lived remotely close to Boise! The collage of your mom is sooooooo beautiful!! How could she NOT just love it! Happy mother's day! I hope you are well. :)

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Beautiful collage, photos, etc

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful collage of your beautiful mother! How wonderful that you have so many pictures to work with!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Gorgeous collage!
I see about 15 things I'd want in every picture from that warehouse! I'll have to tell my daughter about their opening; I'm sure she'll want to go.

We don't have too many things blooming here, either. Which is probably a good thing since it snowed for awhile today.

Unknown said...

That store looks fabulous, I hope I get a chance to get there some day!!! You collage is super sweet. I love the coat your Mom is wearing, what a pretty lady she is!!!
Hope you had a great Mothers Day!
Have a great week!
Chris :o)

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Dear June, So Happy that you have been able to post, I always look forward to the Wonderful things you Show & Say.... That New store looks amazing, Full of Eye Candy & Treasures, too bad there is nothing like that around me... at least I have not found it. Now for Your Fabulous Gift for Your Beautiful Mom, You did a Wonderful job on this Creation, I'm sure she was Thrilled with the Thoughts & Love that went into its Creation...
Last but not Least, I am in Love with the Red Flower, is it really called a Thrift, Never heard of it or have not seen such a Pretty thing... Can't wait to see more in your Gardening Journal Blog... Have a Wonderful Week ~ xox

d e l i g h t said...

The collage is just beautiful. I love the velvet rosette flowers and the string of pearls. Your mother is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful collage - so elegantly beautiful, your Mum. I love the velvet roses and all of the texture you have incorporated - well done Miss June!

One Shabby Old House said...

Hmmmmm.....could I work in a trip to Boise and would you meet me there? :) That shop is beautiful! I am sure it will be empty in no time of it's fabulous temptations. A perfect place for retail therapy!
Your mother's gift was stunning. I am sure that she adores it but adores more the fact that you poured your heart and soul into making it just perfect for her. You are blessed to still have your mother and she to have you.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

I wished I lived near Boise, and what a gorgeous shop. I know how excited you will be, going to visit there.
The gift you made for your beautiful Mother is precious and she must have been thrilled.
Lovely to see you back again and hope that you have a wonderful week.

Sending hugs from NZ

Unknown said...

That store looks fabulous! Too bad I am all the way in NY. That handmade gift you made for your Mom came out beautiful. It is something she will treasure.

Vintage Home said...

oh my the collage you made is romantic ..all the detail is so nostalgic....
Thanks for the Mothers Day wishes.......I want to wish you a wonderful year ahead.

sevencherubs said...

June, this is just so beautiful, gorgeous and divine all rolled into one. I love the attention to detail and that you had so much fun putting it together. Gorgeous work my friend. I am still wanting to move in with you, you know :) Naomi x

Sheila said...

What a beautiful gift!!

That store looks heavenly.

I've been whining about our weather, too. Everything is late. I really wanted to buy some peonies from Pike Place Market but all the vendors had were tulips. Our "spring" has been pathetic. I did find some great deals at some garden club plant sales.

mudderbear said...

Hello June, It is good to see you here. The collage is just beautiful...a wonderful gift, and so special.
And thank you for mentioning the store in Boise, with address. Perhaps I will get up there to see it sometime soon. I hope so. It's really nice to find you blogging again. Hope the weather treats you well. We are chilling down here too, with rain. ^.^)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
First of all, I'm so sorry that I haven't been around lately.....I had MASSIVE computer and Blogger troubles.....HUGE !! I am hoping that I'm back on track now but, I'm not holding my breath !! haha
Well, Warehouse Beautiful looks fantastic. I wish that I could visit it. I think that I would buy the complete shop !! I would be their best customer !
The collage that you made for your mum is beautiful. You are so clever.
We are experiencing the most glorious weather here in the UK. It has been the warmest April for 400 years and all of the plants are way ahead of where they normally are. Strawberries are ripening 2 weeks earlier than usual and are so sweet, because of all the warm sunshine.
I wish Ember well on June 26th. I'm sure she will do brilliantly.
I hope that you and your family are well June and, I look forward to seeing your garden soon. It is one of my treats of the Spring/Summer. Much love. XXXX

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Simply Beautiful!
enJOY a lovely day,

The Green Pea said...

The store looks beautiful and full of interesting treasures. I hope you can make the Grand Opening.
You are so talented June, love your collage. Also, I hope that is warms up a little soon for you. I want to see your wonderful garden. Hugs, sandi

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh June...your mother is just stunning! You have just framed her beautifully too!
Speaking of stunning...I would love to visit that store!
Good luck to Ember!!

Anonymous said...

Hi June - I really like your red Thrifts, I never heard of them. Very pretty, and so is your mom's collage. Very nice.

Claudia said...

Hi June!

The store is lovely - it would be a definite stop for me, too. And your lovely collage was the perfect gift for your Mom. I love the photo of her!


Junebug said...

Let's see, if I left my house by 2:30am I could make the opening of that fabulous store. dang, wish gas prices were cheaper for I' crazy enough to do something like that. It sure does look fun! I love your collage!! But I did get a chuckle for my Mom, bless her heart just didn't get my crafting, especially quilting. She wondered why I would cut perfectly good fabric into little piece just to sew them back together. Quilting to her was taking useable fabric scrapes from old clothing to make warm winter blankets. You didn't waste anything. Sad news, I won't be able to attend Farm Chicks this year. I so wanted to go but a family function come up and family will always come first in my life. So if you make it I expect lots of your wonderful pictures. Hugs!

Unknown said...

...hello, dear June!
first, everything you touch, turns out LOVELY!!
second, I LOVE the cross door at your new favorite, beautiful place to shop!!!
and third, G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S photos, as always:)
xo, Rosemary

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous post, June! I love the gift you made for your Mom! It has been such a long cold winter, hasn't it? We had more snow on May 1, but temps are slowly beginning to warm up. Yay!

Wishing you a lovely one,

Beverly said...

What a scrumptious shop. Now, if only I could wiggle my nose and find myself there. I will just have to savor all of you wonderful photos.

Your collage is beyond special. I adore it. Your mother must have been thrilled. It has become quite hard to come up with gift ideas for my mother, too.

Hang in there. Spring will find you soon.

MJ Ornaments said...

Such a gorgeous picture of your mom June, and what a thoughtful gift! I love it. Look forward to watching your garden transform too. Take care, Martha

Ana said...

The collage you made for your mom turned out absolutely beautiful June. I love all the rhine stone, pearl and lace details. And what a lovely picture of your mom. Sweet! Whishing you a very Happy Mother's Day today...We celebrate Mother's Day on the 10th too...Mexican tradition. Have a beautiful and special day...As beautiful and special as you my dear sweet friend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Peonies & Magnolias said...

The store looks fabulous. I love your Mom's collage and I hope you both had a wonderful Mother's Day. Have a great week.


Christmas-etc... said...

Oh June,
As usual, what a beautiful post! You always touch upon the lovely, the sweet, the kind, the gentle things in life and it is a joy to visit with you!

Dorthe said...

June- you made a wonderful post-
from the fantastic new shop- to your beautiful collage to your mother- and the red beautyes in between-
also so beautiful,that your daughter made the Triatlon in honour of your sister-in-law.
Hugs ,Dorthe

Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear June,
what a great store!
And your mom´s collage is so beautiful!
Big Hugs,

Jacqui said...

I love the collage, your Mom is very blessed to have received such a beautiful gift



suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Sweet June
I can feel so much pride and happiness coming through this post with the excitement of the neW shop in Boise - What a stunner! You could spend hours there with so much to look at - hope the shops don't send you poor as collaging doesn't pay much in return (LOL)! Your collage in honour of your dear mom is just so special- a truely well arranged piece -
you know they get quicker and faster to make the more you create them. So don't stop here, although you can now use the excuse to be out in the garden more and more like me.
Your garaden is a true reflection of you too - enjoy every day you have been given sweet woman,
Big hugs, Suzy

myletterstoemily said...

your collage is almost as beautiful as
your gorgeous mother! her hair could
be in an advertisement. what a treat
for us to see.

thank you.

Lovey said...

Oh June...what a beautiful post and tribute to your mom! Oh I love it! It's just so touching. So wonderful also to have family pictures. We weren't as fortunate but there are some. I love that your mom loved her is truly a piece of your heart! I can tell you really took your time to make such a lovely gift. Blessings to you June and Happy Mother's Day. My heart to yours as always. Love you...Lovey

LizlovesVintage said...

Oh, I LOVE it!! what a beautiful collage. Great colors too!
xxx Liz

Privet and Holly said...

Such a beautiful
post, from beginning
to end my friend : )
Your mom is so pretty
and I imagine just
as lovely on the inside.
We are also several
weeks behind, here as
far as flowers blooming.
What a winter! Here's
hoping we are both out
in our wellies, getting
things planted, soon!
xx Suzanne

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear June,
the collage for your mom is absolutely gorgeous!!! The store is just wonderful.TFS. Everytime I visit you I feel so calm and that
is just what I needed right now.
Hope you have a lovely evening.
Big hugs to you.

koralee said...

Love your images my sweet friend...hope your daughter does well with her run!

My lilacs are just starting to bloom...mostly tight little buds too...just can't wait tell they all burst open! Hugs for a great week.

Laura said...

Hey June-
Your collage is breathtaking and I can't wait to see your garden unfold.

You are such a good friend and support system.

Hope things are well,
White Spray Paint

Georgianna said...

Your collage is just, well, it's fantastic, dear June! Very cleverly done. Our spring has been slow coming, too. Very unusual but at least I still have lots of daffodils with more coming up. Hope you have a wonderful week. xo – g

wendy said...

I can't imagine any mother wanting anything more lovely then what you put together for your mom. How beautiful.
I love love my old photos of my ancestors. I think family history is so important and intriguing.

I'd love to see that store in Boise. I absolutely love going through stores like that.

Ember...what a pretty name for your daughter.
I have a greenhouse that we bought last year, and this is the first year we are "playing" with it and see what we can grow. It has kinda become my place of peace and tranquility.
things are barely starting to green up here.

Mariette said...

Dearest June,

That is really labor of love! Great idea and it looks perfect. Bet your Mom loves it more and more each day.
Wanted to follow you blog but cannot find your 'follow button'... Maybe it's me, as it is LATE.

Lots of love,


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi June, the collage you made for your mom is absolutely gorgeous and looks perfect to me! :) Such a special gift indeed. I can't believe it is still so cool in your area. We are already up to 100 and it will only get hotter. I better get used to it as the boys and I have decided not to travel to the States this summer. So expensive and stressful. We will take a trip with hubby someplace -- Malaysia or Turkey. The new store that is opening in Boise looks wonderful! Wishing the very best for your daughter as she competes and completes the triathalon. What an absolutely fantastic thing to do. Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Pondside said...

What a lovely gift, June. Your mother was a very pretty young woman.
I don't know that I'll ever get to Boise, but if I were so lucky, I know just where I'd head!

LiLi M. said...

Big hugs back from here June. I love your collage, you have made it so special, with the lace like a kind of crown above your mother, it gives her something royal and I am sure that she deserves that. I think your work already rocks, I don't think that anyone would think that you've just started. And what fun to go virtual shopping with you in Boise! Have a great day June and enjoy all things you do, here the lilacs are already gone, too bad!

Wendy & Megan Chamberlain said...

Thank you for the wonderful pics, oh to be able to have all that beautiful stuff in my home but then I would need a much larger house! The special mother's day gift for your Mom is delightful.
The pictures of the red Thrift are amazing, just waiting to be 'textured'. I had forgotten about this plant, must look out some for my garden!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

JUNE DEAR! I am so late....but all this beauty is giving me an idea. I have a similar photo of my grandparents' wedding that was put on canvas. I will make one of these little pillows and add vintage flowers to it...PERFECT! WHAT A SHOP THIS IS!!!!! Love to you, Anita

Barbara said...

Oh June, I have missed you! And before I forget, your photos just get better and better.
First of all, I am crazy for Warehouse Beautiful! How I wish I lived in Boise. :(
What a lovely thing your daughter is doing...I visited her site. Cancer has touched all of us and is in need of all the funding we can spare.

And I'm so sorry your spring has not yet sprung. My sister in Michigan tells me forsythia is blooming and they finally have some warm weather. It'll come soon!
Your collages are beautiful. Such a charming idea. You are so talented!
Have a lovely week, June!

☼ Carolina ☼ said...

muy lindo!

Jane said...

Hi June,
The collage of your mother is just gorgeous! I love all of the layering of the fabric and lace. I'm loving the curve above her head. Looks like she is wearing a crown. The pearls and the rosettes were the perfect finishing touch!!

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

What a beautiful collage - I must try my hand at those. And your flowers are lovely!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

I love your collage, June! It's beautiful and it was worth all the days it took you to get it finished. The velvet roses are so pretty. Isn't it a lot of fun to make fabric collages?
I'm really sorry that you still have to wait for spring to come. I can imagine that you are eager to start working in your lovely garden.
Thank you for letting us taking a look into that wonderful shop. What a shame that it is so far away.
Have a great day, dear June!
Warm wishes and hugs,

Shabby soul said...

Darling June, I'm so happy to here from you since so many time!!!
You did a so gorgeous and sweet work, I love it and the idea!
Thank you for visiting me and for the kind comment! Have a great day

bikim said...

that is so pretty!
love the collage!
take care,

Lady Pamela said...

Thank you for the update. I know you will soon be out in your garden and we will not hear much from you. But I will know you will be doing what you love, and I will be happy with that. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a precious comment. *Hugs and smiles*

Rebecca said...

Hi June!
Sorry I haven't gotten around in sooo long! I am just swamped to the gills. But I just wanted to pop over (like you need another comment) and say hi and can't wait to see you! It is getting closer... I will be leaving around the 24th, I think. Donna will be here for a few days helping me get stuff together. It will be nice to have a couple of days on the road to decompress.
I love your collage, I bet your mom was thrilled!
Blessings today

toves sammensurium said...

now I just found out were heaven is....probably not going there for a while but it sure looks like a wonderful place to be!Lucky you who have this new shop close by:)))

Donna Reyne' said...

the store looks amazing! I could spend some serious time and funds in such a place!
I love the thrift! I am not a red flower person but these are so perky and fun...I would plant them!

I have thrift in white though and saw it's little buds just this morning!
I have been thinking about you and hope all is well!
big hugs!

Kellie Collis said...

The shop looks amazing! Gorgeous shots! Enjoy the wonderful weekend, Kellie xx

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi dear June
Sorry I'm so late to visit.. I can't blame blogger for that .. just a little under the weather.. I can though blame blogger for deleting the lovely birthday comment you left me.. still in my email but lost on the comments feed.. oh well.. thanks!!!

Well this shop is gorgeous .. i wish I could pop over and visit.. and that a worthy cause they are raising funds for..

I love your handiwork.. and love vintage pics..a fabulous combination.. I'm sure you mum loved it!!

Hope you had a great mothers day.. ciao xxx Julie

Rosie said...

OH JUNE BUG, YOUR COLLAGE IS GORGEOUS! Your mother is SO beautiful...I only have a couple of snappies of my mom, so they are very treasured.
And what a great new shop! I LOVE that table and chair set...YUM. If I lived a wee bit closer, I could meet you there :)
Ah yes I feel your pain...I am such a "sissy" in the cold, and I am READY for warm weather. I JUST picked my first bouquet of lilacs and it is so lovely. Tomorrow is SUPPOSED to be decent, so hoping to go out and PLAY, PLAY, PLAY! May you be able to do the to you...Rosie

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

June, what a beautiful Mother's Day gift. I'm sure you made your mom's day. I love that she was your dad's favorite subject to photograph. That kind of love is priceless...warms my heart!

Pink Princess said...

Hi has been a while since my last comment (I do read) I just started making a fabric journal too....isn't it wonderful!! LOVE yours ♥ Come over and check out mine lol.

Hugs from Marian,

Diana`s said...

hey june thanks for your comments at my blogg,the pictures are from my own shop.i like the picture of your mother,and yes she have good leggs..:0) what a good idea,i have never tried looks so fine whit all the lases..have a beautiful in denmark the sun is shining and the weather is back to the garden..bye

Anonymous said...

It's me again - Zuzu. :)

Just wanted to add how much I LOVE your garden blog as well, June! We are still getting snow here, so seeing your bright, happy flower faces is pure joy!


Linda said...

June - You have a lovely blog and I can tell a very sweet spirit. I will be following your blog just for the joy of it. Thank you.
I'd love to invite you to stop in and visit my blog "Pretty Is..." (I am new at blogging and have a lot to learn) I'd love for you to enter my Cottage Charm GiveAway! Blessings

Melissa said...


Thank you for writing about Warehouse Beautiful. I have not been yet. I hope to get there soon.

Have you ever met Marilyn Nelson? She owns Gatherings at the School House.

She is an amazing woman. Her talent is phenemonal.

Happy Sunday!


Rosy Inspiration said...

Hi, June,

It's always so nice to come here and see all the beauty you have for us. Everything is lovely.

Maison Beldecor said...

Hello dear June,
oh, the collage for your Mother is gorgeous, just "Made with Love" ... the pictures from the shop opening are also very beautiful, I think the shop would be exactly my taste...
Wishing you a wonderful gardening week...
Big Hugs, Bine

Farah said...

Oh June what a perfect and loving full way to give your feeling through the collage... And the collage itself is a beauty
Very inspirational... Y
ou really make MOTHER'S DAY....
The show room looks very interesting, all places like these are full of treasures... isn't?
Hope you like to visit and love to feel the beauty and fragrance of flowers at

Miss Gracie's House said...

This makes me feel so much better:)...the indecision is what keeps me from doing all the
collage-y things...yours turned out just beautifully!

shabbyfufu said...

Hi June,

Like everyone jaw is hanging open looking at your beautiful post. The store, florals, projects and your photography are all just breathtakingly beautiful.

Hope all is well out there for you and yours...


Your collages are beautiful. And I SO wish I could come to that incredible store. My 11 year old son is a leukemia survivor (4 years post chemo-yay!). What a great cause. Thanks for posting about it.


maría cecilia said...

Dear June, first of all I want you to know how I miss your garden and I know that climate has been changing all over the world and that your garden is late this spring as mine is still producing roses as never before due to high temperatures and no rain at all over here... so we have to wait for things to get settle and get used to new timings in our gardens, and knowing for sure that nature will never dissapoint us even with all these changes (how I wish I could express myself in spanish...)

Your mother was a beauty and I did took a look at her wonderful legs!!! and love your dad because we shared same interests, I did too learnt photography when I was young and had for years my darkroom where I spent lots of days and nights doing black and white pictures, before I was married, lots of fun!!!

and I think I want to move to Idaho for some years just to shop in those great places you always tell us you have around!!!!
sending you lots and lots of hugs my dear

Vintage Home said...

I keep popping back to see those kitty paws & I am swooning over those books!

The Rustic Victorian said...

How lovely your collage turned out, I am very slow at them too, then I tend to overdue them. I enjoyed your photos so much, I always do. I think some almost spring photos of your flower buds would be charming June. Liacs,,I love them, I am going to try one here, I will have to treat it like a princess in this climate.
Lovely visit June!

bobbie said...

I finally was able to go to WB last Friday ~
I, too, was blown away!! And drooling the whole time I was in there!!
I'm going back tomorrow, praying that a certain mirror is still there!