Friday, July 27, 2012

Giveaway Reminder and a Rose Powder recipe...

Hello everyone.. 
Welcome to the Blessed Hearth tonight.. 

I am afraid this Friday night has not turned out as we planned.  
We were expecting the Keepers of the Home tonight for our annual over niter but circumstances interfered.. 

I have been sort of laid low with a bad Summer cold and could not get my act together...
Also, my Mom was taken to the hospital for infection and with all that we decided to postpone it for a bit..
Hopefully in a week or two we will be able to succeed.. 

Anyway, just sharing a few pics of the House of Henry and the dear little village of St. Martins that we summer away in... 
I hope you will enjoy... 

I wondered if you would like to make some of your own rose powder .... 
Roses are plentiful right now so it is a good time to try some..

In a plastic tub with a lid add the following...

1 cup of baking powder
1 cup of arrowroot 

Whisk together well and then add some rose petals... 
Put your cover back on and each day shake them about.. 
You can double this recipe if you like.. 

In a couple of weeks sieve out the rose petals and add several drops of rose essential oil... 
Rub each drop in with your fingers until well distributed... 

Keep covered ... 
A lovely gift for your gift pantry if you put it in a jar and perhaps add an antique shaker or puff... 

Now here are some pics I took on a little drive through the village.

St. Martins, New Brunswick in Eastern Canada... 

Thank you for dropping by.. 
I did want to thank you all for signing up for the little give away.. 
You can sign up HERE...

And I am sorry that I could not show you what I did with the roses and Queen Anne's Lace.. The batteries in my camera died and I could not find my other ones.. 
So... I will do that tomorrow night hopefully... 

So happy you stopped by and I am looking forward to hearing from you all... 

Have a blessed weekend... 


  1. Wonderful photos ! I am so sorry to hear your not feeling well and your mom is ill to ! I do hope you both get well fast ! Home made Rose powder sounds lovely ! Hope you have a good day !

  2. Good evening Faye, A summer cold is the pits. Hoping you have a remedy that will speed up the healing process. I will send up prayers for you and your Mom. The picture of that covered bridge and the lighthouse just made my heart skip a beat. Just reminds me of the longing to visit your wonderful part of the world. Take care my friend.

  3. Hope your feeling better soon and sending Prayers up for your Mom.
    Love the pictures. So Beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend

  4. Hi Faye,
    Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I'm sure you will be back to your chipper self soon. Have a great weekend.

  5. Hello there, Dear Heart! Rose Powder sounds absolutely charming and delightful. Nice for the summertime. Faye, now I want you to take care of yourself. Maybe you have been doing too much lately? And I hope Mom is feeling much better. I will have you both in my prayers. Tell Mom that I am sending good wishes to her, please. It is terrible to be down when it is warm and humid....seems to make it worse. I love your pictures as always. God bless you and your family. Get some rest.

  6. Oh what beautiful photos...God's handiwork for sure. Love all the things that are sold in the store.

    Praying for God's healing for your mom.

    Blessings on your weekend,

  7. such beautiful photos, just such a lovely place.
    the powder sounds wonderful.
    hopes & prayers for healing for you both!

  8. Summer colds are so draggy, hope yours clears up quickly, and I hope your mom is feeling better. Have a great weekend, Faye. xo

  9. Sorry to hear that you are feeling under the weather.
    I certainly hope you get feeling better soon!
    Sorry about your Mom's bad turn with her health as well.... hopefully she will feel better soon also.

    I love the pictures of your little shop. I could spend hours in there, I'm sure.
    Great powder recipe also. If I had any roses, or knew of anyone that had any, I would give it a try.

    Such a pretty little town that you spend summers in. Lucky you !!!

    Take care of you, and praying your mom gets better soon.


  10. You do to have motivation...look at all those great projects. I actually pinned the owls to my pinterest. Blessings from Wisconsin.

  11. Beautiful pictures, and I hope you are feeling better!

  12. I thought of you last night... while with some ladies from my small group with church. We were watching Anne of Green Gables...and some of the town names mentioned made me think specific of you. ;)

    Sorry you haven't been well. Praying for you...

  13. HI Faye, I do hope you will be over your summer cold soon. They can be miserable in the summer. Also, I hope your mother will soon be well and home again. Your photos of St. Martin's are lovely. It's so beautiful there. I hope you have a great week. I'm heading to Alberta next Thursday so won't be blogging much. I'll be playing with our grandson and cuddling the new little babe once it arrives. (hopefully soon!) Take care. Blessings and hugs, Pam

  14. i hope your summer cold 'breezes' thru really quickly!! your pictures are beautiful! and the rose powder sounds refreshing!! get well soon!! and prayers to your mom!!