Rosebud Cottage is a sweet gift shoppe designed around a fictional personality of "Rosebud", she loves home, family and her idea of true love. Flowers, birds, bunnies, dishes, new and vintage can be found in the shop's inventory with a touch of "whimsy" for good measure. Located at 28A East Main Street, Franklin, NC. 828.369.2429, Read Rosebud's stories here on our Blog.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Need some ideas for Valentine's Day gifts!

Somerset In Love Magazine with great craft ideas

Always Kiss Me Goodnight Ornament

Sweet note cards, Bee Mine Candy Jar, I Love You Book

Chocolateness Candles by Root Candles

Love Postcard Plaque

Valentine Cards, Mugs, Organza Gift Bags

Vintage Valentines

Flour Sack Valentine Towels & Trinkets

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cold Weather Cream Cheese Potato Soup

Heat about 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a stock pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
Add and sauté the following for about 10 minutes:
6 to 8 large baking potatoes, cubed
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped coarsely
3 celery ribs, chopped
2 cloves chopped garlic
Cover the vegetables with 2-3 cups of chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat; cover and simmer about twenty minutes until potatoes are fork tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and strain or separate the vegetables from the broth. Return the broth to the pot and add 16 ounces of softened cream cheese, blending until smooth. Add half of the vegetable mixture back into the broth. Mash (with a potato masher) the other half of the vegetables and return them to the pot as well. Return to heat until ready to serve. Top with: grated cheddar cheese, bacon bits, chopped chives, sour cream- yummm-delicious!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Beautiful Snowy Day in Franklin, NC

It has been very cold this week and started snowing around 2 pm this afternoon. It is 11 pm and we have an inch or so of snow. Very cold – 31 degrees…burrrrrr. Will be cold the rest of the week. Of course the local schools have been cancelled tomorrow. How I would love to stay home. Everybody is just staying home, going to work or the grocery store so downtown is pretty quiet. Chatted with my neighbor Sandy from Main Street Coffee tonight. We laughed that our conversation went straight to talking about twittering and face booking. We are very social women!