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New Year 2014 ~ New Moon ~ New Beginings !

Happy New Year 2014
Happy New Year 2014

This has been a year of change for me personally and for SunRose.
Looking back over the last months of 2013,
phewwwwwwwwww .. it has been intense, life changing ..
and yes .. we are living our dream.!
There are so many that I want to thank ..
I am so very blessed for the wonderful friendships that have really been there for me ..
and for my family that always expect me .. to be me.!

Sun Rise after the snow, December 30th, 2013
Sun Rise after the snow, December 30th, 2013

Waking up every morning to the beauty of nature ..
a dream come true for sure .!!!!

‘Each morning we are born again.
What we do today is what matters most.’
~ Gautama Buddha

New Year 2014
New Year 2014

This New Year is also,  New Moon .. New beginnings ~

‘Don’t be afraid to start over.
It is a new chance to rebuild things.
This time better.
The way you want it.
~ Unknown

Winter 2013 in Maine the beauty and quiet of snow. 12/28/13
Winter 2013 in Maine the beauty and quiet of snow.

We are doing inventory this week here at SunRose,
we will be posting our new arrivals in the coming weeks ..
so stay tuned.

Thank you for your ongoing support of SunRose.
It is great to hear from my customers as they
check in with me to see how we are settling in ..
and ‘are you ready to ship yet’ !! and YES we are .!

Looking forward to all the new projects we  have  scheduled in 2014 ..
Adding more herbs and such to our inventory that we will be growing here on the farm.

Wishing you all a safe, peaceful and healthy 2014 ~

~ til next time ..
stay cozy and warm ~ Rosanne

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Holiday Special’s & Closing ~

Holiday Special's
Holiday Special’s

Holiday Specials’s

Discounts on all orders over $50.00
12/4/2013 thru 1/2/23/2013
( our last ship date is 12/23/2013)

~ ~ ~ ~ ~Holiday Special ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
* Orders over $50.00 – $5.00 off
* Orders over $75.00 – $10.00 off
* Orders over $100.00 – $15.00 off
* Orders over $250.00 – Free Shipping

Offer is valid in thru 12/23/2013
in the continental USA only.

home for the holidays ~  on the farm in Maine
home for the holidays ~
on the farm in Maine

~~~~ Holiday Schedule ~~~~

To many people ..
holidays are not voyages of discovery,
but a ritual of reassurance.
— Philip Andrew Adams

SunRose will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Back in the office on December 26th,
this is the week we will be doing inventory.
Orders placed after December 23rd
will not be shipped out until January 2nd, 2014.

From all of us here at SunRose,
We wish you all a very safe,
peaceful and loving holiday.
Safe travels if you are visiting with your family.

End Quote:
May your walls know joy,
may every room hold laughter,
and every window open to great possibility.
— Mary Anne Radmacher

~ til next time . stay cozy and warm .. Rosanne

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Stone Chambers in New York for the Winter Solstice

Whangtown Stone Chambers

The above link is to s a video on youtube that shows and explains the chambers.


Whangtown Chamber photo taken by my brother Lou Tartaro
Whangtown Chamber
photo taken by my brother Lou Tartaro

To quote my brother Lou Tartaro:  his caption :
‘In any event, you can’t beat this pic of
the Whangtown Chamber when you want to experience
the true meaning of solstice to the Druids.’

I have had the honor of visiting this chamber for solstice a few times in my lifetime

with my brother and others that were celebrating the Winter Solstice with singing

and chanting sharing some food .. celebrating the return of the Sun.

~ Tis the Season of Joy & Love,
til next time .. stay cozy and warm,

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YuleTide ~ coming of the New Year ~


“Yule, is when the dark half of the year relinquishes to the light half.   Starting the next morning at sunrise, the sun climbs just a little higher and stays a little longer in the sky each day.  Known as Solstice Night, or the longest night of the year, much celebration was to be had as the ancestors awaited the rebirth of the Oak King, the Sun King, the Giver of Life that warmed the frozen Earth and made her to bear forth from seeds protected through the fall and winter in her womb.  Bonfires were lit in the fields, and crops and trees were “wassailed” with toasts of spiced cider.” ~ Yule Lore

YuleTime ~
May the Light of the Sun

Holiday time has always been my very favorite time of year .!!
Mahattan NYC will forever be the must exciting and magical place on the planet at this time of year !!!

Radio City, Manhattan NYC
Radio City, Manhattan NYC

The scents from the street vendors with their roasting chestnuts,
and salty pretzels evoke vivid memories for me. The brisk cold of the season ..
making everything sharp and clear ..

Pine Cones from when I lived in the Bronx, NY in my back garden.
Pine Cones
from when I lived in the Bronx, NY
in my back garden.

Yule is a family time of year. Celebrated by the Germanic peoples and then absorbed into celebrations surrounding Christmas. Beginning at sundown on December 20th and ends at sundown January 1st. Usually celebrated with the Winter Solstice as the rebirth of the Great horned hunter god who is viewed as the newborn solstice sun. Gatherings with family and friends with a yummy meal ..

The Essential Herbal Blog ~

My friend Tina Sams owner of The Essential Herbal has posted a blog post from an earlier Nov/Dec issue of TEH that I thought I would share with you. And while your there .. you should explore her site and think about giving the wonderful gift of a year subscription to this great magazine.
For those in your life that love all things herbal and making crafts .. this is a great place for them to go.!!! Visit TEH blog

Some Trivia about this Season ~

This time of year is also called: Yule, Saturnalia (roman) Christmas.
The colors of the season are red, green & white.
With mistletoe, evergreen wreaths, lights, holly and yule log.
The energy is directed toward regeneration & renewal.
The riturals for this seaon are of personal renewal, world peace and honoring family & friends.
Customs are wreaths, lights, gift-giving, singing, feasting & resolutions.

Yule The Winter Solstice
The Winter Solstice

Some holiday scents suggestion for you to diffuse for your home or office:

– Holiday Spice : with sweet orange, cinnamon, clove, & nutmeg

– Samhain Nights : with spruces, cedarwoods nutmeg & bay

– Midnight Portals : grapefruit, lime, spearming, sandalwood & OakMoss

– Scandanavian Winter : Cedarwood & Spruce

End Quote:

Blessed is the Season ..
which engages the whole world ~
in a conspiracy of Love.
~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

As the Season changes and the winds become fierce,
stay cozy and warm ~ Peace
til next time, Rosanne

Last January 2013 at the farm
Last January 2013
at the farm
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Small Business Saturday & Back in Stock ~

Small business
Small Business Saturday!
November 30, 2013

Please remember to shop local and support our small business folks ..

they work hard to bring to you their handcrafted, artisan gifts and products!

Back in Stock ~

Tobacco Absolute Extra:
reminiscent of pipe tobacco .. and conjures up fond memories of my GranPa when he smoked his pipe.
AND I am holding the old price for the holiday Season.

Visit our page: Tobacco Absolute Extra

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and enjoyed the company of family and friends.

The temps are starting to drop here at the farm .. it was a balmy 5 degrees this morning.!
Stay cozy and warm .~ til next time, Rosanne