{holiday wishes}

wishing all of my blog friends a warm, safe and bright holiday season!
I hope you all enjoy your friends and families, find some time to relax and remember what the season is all about!
xoxo kara


{1 week}

1 week until Christmas? It just doesn't seem possible. I am not quite ready yet but I will be, after this weekend! I hope! My sister and husband are coming to town with her four little ones, Colette,10, Elle Victoria, 8, and twins Nicholas and Sophia, age 5 to spend time with her husbands parents and I. I am so glad they are coming and I look forward to spoiling the kids a little! My sister and I also get about 24 hours together, alone shopping, eating brunch at Bistro Vendome, etc. and I just cannot wait. I am sad that I don't get to spend the holiday with the rest of my family and I will miss them as will all be in Nebraska.
What are your plans for the holiday season? & are you ready yet?
Wishing you a productive Friday!


A Lovely Winters Night

My friend Emily of Fern and Flora, hosted a Winter's Evening Boutique at her lovely home a few weeks ago. We had such a lovely time. Her home is so lovely to begin with and we added a few details like hot cocoa and delicious cookies and fudge. Top that off with some holiday shopping and great company and it was such a wonderful evening.

Fudge, peanut butter balls and almond cookies that resembled vintage ornaments were all so good. All made by Meg of Desuet.

a stack of mugs ready for hot cocoa and fresh whipped cream

a tray full of lovely ornaments.

Flowers by Emily of Fern and Flora, she makes headbands but she is also a florist. The strung flowers and candles against a mirror wall in her home. It was so pretty.

Lovely headbands by Fern and Flora

darling bracelets by Meg of Desuet

kara rosenberry co. cards of course!

Lovely Canvas work and darling onsies by Behnaz of Behjat.

Emily's Headbands and I love the paper chain garland on the mantle!

these lovely pillows by Betsy of Betsy Jamison Photography. She is so talented!


Holiday Shows {Part 2}

{the phipps mansion} The show I did was in the tennis pavillion of this mansion, next door. Can you imagine how life must have been back when this mansion was being lived in by a family? This is only half of the grand mansion. So pretty on a snowy morning.

the top of our darling booth the the glass ceilings of the tennis pavillion.

our booth from afar

a chandelier full of garlands. These were really popular this year!

ice skate garland... darling!

a very merry garland...

dreaming of a Pink Christmas

{my car after the show} so pretty I couldn't resist taking a picture.
Part 2 of the holiday show pictures is here!
I did a many shows that I wanted to highlight because they were really, so fabulous. See my previous post from yesterday with part 1 of the shows I did and come back tomorrow for part three, a Winter's Night Boutique.
A show that I have done for years now is the gifts for yule show at the Phipps Tennis Pavillion. This time I shared a booth with my favorite jewelry gal, Jaala.
We had so much fun, had the best food, and enjoyed great company while selling our goods.
Have a great Saturday!


Holiday Shows {part 1}

Hello friends! I have had a busy holiday season. Here is part 1 of the holiday shows that I have done this season. I will post part 2 tomorrow so make sure you come back!
{the annual tiffany beach show}

kara rosenberry co. cards, scottie pillow by my mom and flowers by Meg of Desuet

headbands by {fern and flora}

cream and black... so pretty.
..............{Waldorf Show}..................

our lovely little booth at waldorf. Wish we had some chalk that day! I love drawing on a blackboard!

head bands by {fern and flora}

The pillows are by Betsy Jamison of Betsy Jamison Photography. The flowers and bracelets are by Meg Jamison of Desuet. Please email me for details if you are interested in either of these designers. The headbands are by Emily of Fern and Flora. By the way, you should visit her lovely blog. Please come back tomorrow to see the show at Emily's house and the amazing Gifts for Yule show pictures.

Have a great start to your weekend!


vintage camera

A new {old} treasure from Nebraska. Vintage items in Nebraska are a steal!


(a treasure from my sister)

yes... i got it!

My sister bought this wonderful piece for her home and then decided it didn't look right in her living room, so she gave it to me. It really completes my home and it is the piece I have always needed. I love it!

holiday custom work

200 cowgirl boot holiday cards and 200 printed envelopes.

darling ice skating invites and thank you notes

lots and lots of personalized stickers, wrapped up in string. {50 in a package}


Happy Thanksgiving!

{images are all from MarthaStewart.com}

Hi friends! Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving. Hopefully you are spending it with those you love.
I was just thinking about how much I miss reading blogs lately. I have been so busy with shows and orders. When I finally got some time on my hands, I don't have a laptop around because I left it in Nebraska last weekend! Oops! It is on its way here via a friend. {thank you Kim and Emily for saving the day}

This year I am thankful for...
*a wonderful family and for their health
*supportive friends
*kindred spirits
*a job & a roof over my head
*my ever growing business
*little bits of beauty here and there...
*the homemade carmel that my brother made last weekend and the seasalt that he added to just my pieces. :)
*& he made morocan lamb with apricots, figs and almonds... {he is a chef}
*my wonderful, generous and kind sister
*my adorable nieces and nephews
*for scarves, and boots and pretty jewelry
*for my grandmother and parents and sister teaching me that old things are beautiful things.
*The inspiration that is all around me.
*and all of my wonderful blog friends!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
p.s. If martha stewart has an open spot at her table tomorrow, I am sure I could make it somehow!


A Winter's Night Boutique

my friend Emily of fern and flora is hosting one last little holiday get together besides the other shows we are doing. It is sure to be a fabulous night with food by Meg of Desuet, local artists and a most charming hostess! If in Denver, email if you want to come! I didn't want to post her address and information on here. email info@karaosenberry.com!

Also, one of my favorite blog friends, Koralee is having a fabulous giveaway on her blog! go {here} to enter!

I have been swamped as of late... doing shows and custom orders. I have some fabulous pictures that I will post soon! This weekend I am heading to my home state of Nebraska for a pre holiday-holiday as I cannot be home for thanksgiving because of my job! Have a great rest of the week friends!


This & That

Lately... I have been loving the color grey...
i am thinking of getting a grey sofa and my dear sister, bought this harlequin diamond- grey and cream little storage piece, and decided it might not look right in her house so she might give it to me. {kim, if you are reading, you can still change your mind} I need the storage plus it is just beautiful... I will take pictures if I end up adopting it.

But above are more things I love in a shade of grey..{hate that I used so many items from Anthropoligie but just couldn't help it!

also, a list of shows I will be doing this holiday season in Denver!

this holiday season you can find Kara Rosenberry Co. at...

the fabulous Gifts for Yule holiday boutique show

at Grandmother's House Boutique November 11-14
with my talented friend Emily from Fern and Flora Designs, the headband, garland making queen and florist. Here is her Etsy, here is her new blog.

and I will be at the Waldorf Holiday Fair on 12/05

{&} at a fabulous show at a private home 12/4 & 12/05! Email me at kara@kararosenberry.com for details! this is a favorite of mine! Emily will also be at this show.
or you can always find me at www.kararosenberry.com or www.kararosenberryco.etsy.com.

I am turning out custom order after custom order and have come up with some pretty fabulous stuff. I will be posting more pictures soon. I have been taking it to a new level this holiday season!
Happy Weekend!


Let It Snow!

"snowman gift labels"
Well the holiday season is officially in full swing! At least it is for me! With lots of holiday shows coming up and lots of custom orders on my desk, it is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas for me!
Here is just a peak of what I have been working on with some fun custom orders this holiday season! This image will be used on holiday gift labels and is part of a very fun custom order I have been working on! Custom orders are many times something I wouldn't typically draw, but then I end up loving what I come up with. Just part of why I love what I do.
Back to work now!


Etsy Treasures by Fern and Flora

My lovely friend and lately the person I have been doing shows with {Emily} has posted these lovely head bands and wreaths on her Etsy site. I have been looking at each and everyone of them and wishing they all were mine! I think my favorite is the Gold Rush Head Band and the Autumn Wreath with Vintage paper but oh wait, then there is the Copper Willow Headband. I cannot decide.
Tell me, which Fern and Flora Treasure do you wish for? Go {here} to take a peek!


and the winner is...

i put lots and lots of pretty pink raffle tickets in one of my favorite turquoise bowls...{a total steal from the dollar tree. read about it here.}

and drew the ticket belonging to Christina from the blog, iCandy...! Congrats Christina!

I will be sending your selected items very soon!
Thanks to all of those who entered and left such sweet comments.



much thanks and a GIVEAWAY reminder!

to quote the lovely koralee from bluebird notes about kara rosenberry co...
adorable sketches + pastel paper= pure stationary bliss
from {kara rosenberry co.}

her illustrations are simply amazingly lovely...
a while back I won a giveaway from the lovely kara
i received 3 packages of the sweetest note cards ever in the mail
her illustrations are simply amazingly lovely
{thank you ...thank you ....thank you....thank you....thank you kara}

she had many other lovely things to say and so did many of her followers. I am so flattered Koralee! Thank you!

A Reminder.... there is another GIVEAWAY going on until Sunday! I am giving away 3 packages from my holiday line so go HERE now and ENTER!

{one last thing. Who ever thought having a blog would be so wonderful? I am so encouraged and honored by the wondeful friends I have made here.
kara .xoxo. }


{holiday 2009} and giveaway!

Below is the kara rosenberry co. Holiday Collection... Please take a look because...
there is a GIVEAWAY! Win 3 packages of kara rosenberry co. holiday notecards...!

1. Tell me your 3 favorite kara rosenberry co. Holiday designs in a comment. These are the 3 packages that I will send to you if you win! that is one entry! You can include your email if you don't have blog.

2. Twitter or Blog my giveaway and tell me about it! That is worth more 2 entries!

3. Shop Kara Rosenberry co. on Etsy {go here} and if you buy an item you earn 5 more entries.
The Giveaway will end next Sunday, October 25th at 7 pm...!

Happy Picking!

I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas Holiday Note Cards

Warmest Wishes Holiday Note Cards

say Merry Christmas in French "Joyeaux Noel" in Mint or Pink

Scottie Dog Holiday Notes in Blush Pink, Mint or Cream

Very Merry Note Cards

I'm dreaming of a Pink Christmas Party Kit! Included: Pink Christmas Party Invites and 10 Pink Christmas Note Cards, a Darling 6 ft. Pink Christmas garland, 20 Pink Christmas Stickers, 10 Pink Christmas Favor bags and an party insert with recipes and party ideas...all for $28! An amazing value! Now for sale on my Etsy!

I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas Gift Labels

Very Merry Gift Labels