A warm welcome to my blog. So happy you're taking time to visit.
Thank you so much Vicki for hosting this party to grow our blogs and frienships !!!
I decided to explain in this post ,in short ,the name "Shabby Royale",
that sounds a bit French too.
My name is Wilma, I'm almost 59, married for 38 years now.
I'm mother of two sons and grandmother of two lovely, little boys.
Was raised in a (Baptist)preachersfamily, and second of six children.
I love the "Shabby chic" style. Love to craft in many ways ,
altering and mixed media art and making the first steps .
One of my first projects was the altering of two cobalt bottles in shabby chic style
and because of the "crownjewel" I decided to call them "Shabby Royale".
The French "Royale" is because I like the pronunciation ,and
I wanted the name to start with............ "Shabby".
In Dutch you say "royaal" also when you have a lot of.............what ever..........anything.
So here was ......a lot of shabby......."Shabby Royale".
Does that sound to complicated ,I hope not ,
for my English doesn't get any better then this ,I'm afraid : ).
There's another meaning to this . I discovered that it stands for my own life.
I have been ,deep down in , living in the "shabby".
Not knowing myself or what to do with myself.
It really took me a lot of time to find out the bottem of my soul.
(read a bit more on post Broken and Healed... newyears eve 2012).
In guidance of the Holy Spirit ,Who came in my life through Jesus Christ
in august 1982 ,step by step I found myself and learned to know myself.
In all "shabbyness" I found the "Royal" way to BE and to LIVE.
I learned to ENJOY too..............and that is what my blog , for me , is all about.
To enjoy life in its beauty ,and relationships..... with all my senses.
My creativity ,that was blocked for atleast 16 years ,came back !!
and so I decided to start blogging , ........to share...........
I hope you'll sense this in the things you see and read on my blog and .......
Here's the image I now use following other blogs.
It's from a picture with my older sister when I was four/five years old.
Hope you'll feel at home ! I look forward visiting you on your blogs.