Thursday, January 9, 2014

White Lace and Promises, We've Only Just Begun

I've have found that
blog titles often reflect
the personality of the person.

There used to be a little shop 
in my town called
"The White Rabbit."

It was a small cottage 
filled with whites, pinks, lace, 
and pastels.

It was small with a back porch and swing, 
a kitchen, and three bedrooms.
It was shabby and chiccy.
At the time I had never heard of shabby chic.

I went there most every Saturday 
and always left with a smile on my face,
a small sentiment in my hand, 
and a peace in my heart.

The owner was somewhat eccentric and quirky.
(I find that most of us creative persons are!)
I found myself a friend
and sought to glean anything I could from her. 

I have featured my pink room more than any other
because it gives me the same peaceful feeling.

It was at "The White Rabbit"
that I thought up what would
one day become the name of my shop,
"White Lace and Promises."

Most the the treasures in this room
came from "The White Rabbit"
where Mrs. Perry taught me 
all about milk glass.

Sadly, the shop has since closed
and I have yet to find what happened to 
my sweet friend.

However, I know that she would be glad
that there is a little booth,
called "White Lace and Promises,"
filled with ideas of which she inspired.

Pink milkglass is called "Shell."
This is my newest find
and hopefully, the first of my newest collection.
It is rare!

I find the words to 
We've Only Just Begun 
very fitting for a new year.

We've only just begun to live 
White Lace and Promises
A kiss for luck and we're on our way.
We've only just begun.

Before the rising sun we fly,
So many roads to choose,
We start out walking and learn to run.
And yes, we've just begun.

Sharing horizons that are new to us.
Watching the signs along the way.
Talking it over just the two of us.
Working together day to day,

And when the evening comes, we smile.
So much of life ahead.
We find a place where there's room to grow.
And yes, we've just begun.

(This was one of the songs from my wedding,
35 years ago.)

With Hope and Promise, 



  1. Hi Bonnie, l loved this post...l loved hearing the story of how you named your blog and seeing all the lovely things you bought at "the white rabbit", also interesting about the milk glass, l didn't know the pink was called shell, l have a couple of pink pieces myself but like you say it's pretty rare. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely story.

  2. What a lovely post and beautiful room Bonnie! I hope your dream is fulfilled in 2014. I wanted to come and thank you for blessing me today with your sweet words on my blog post. It meant so very much to me.
    sending hugs...

  3. Oh-that song brings back so many memories for me. What a wonderful story about the sweet little shop. It's amazing how someone that we know in our life for a somewhat brief period can have such a profound effect on us. Blessings- xo Diana ps. I LOVE pink milk glass!

  4. Such a pretty room and wonderful story:) Growing up with this song.. it brings back so many memories.

    The pink milk glass is gorgeous!

  5. I have never seen pink glass! The quilt in your pink room is so pretty.
    Thanks for sharing Bonnie!

  6. Love your pink room. It is such a calming color. -Carla

  7. Hi Bonnie, I remember this song so well. Your pink room is so sweet. My mother loved milk glass and anything Victorian. I see we both know blogger Nana Diana. She's a sweetheart! I wish you all the best in this new year. Mildred


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