The theme for this week's Pink Friday is Marie Antoinette. OooLaLa! When I think of Marie, she brings to mind the opulence of her lifestyle, roses which she adored, and, of course, that famous phrase "Let the eat cake". This theme has been chosen to coincide with the premier issue of Marie, I have heard it is simply gorgeous. I am anxious to take a peek! Please join Patrica Rose and all the Little Pink Boutiques this Friday to see what Marie and French inspired items are going to be offered.
Here is the Northeast, it is time to get the final spruce up done in the gardens before things really take off. Marie Antoinette was enamoured with roses and grew many at the palace in Versailles. You can grow many of the heirloom roses that were in those famous gardens right in your own maybe not so famous garden, but just as loved. For roses that are established, make sure to let them get a little air now, prune any canes that may have been damaged over the winter. Although we think of roses as purely ornamental, they have their place in herbalism. Rose water added to the bath is wonderfully soothing and softening for your skin. I remember my grandmother used glycerin and rose water as a hand lotion and she had beautiful hands. The pharmacist used to mix it for his customers. There is nothing as sensual as the scent of roses! Something to think about, hmmmmmmm?
Hope to see you on Friday, have a wonderful end of the week,