Friday, January 14, 2011

Roses on the Bureau


I love roses. I can’t grow them in Florida and I don’t have the garden space in Maine. I buy them and I photograph them and just look at them. Fresh Market has delightful varieties and they last at least a week. The Gone with the Wind lamp belonged to my grandmother and I loved the lamp from the time I was a child. I am so happy to have it now. It casts a lovely glow in the room. The photograph is my parents’ wedding picture. The bisque figurine belonged to my grandmother as well.






I am joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday. Be sure to stop by and see Beverly and the other pinks. I am also linking to Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday. This will be the first time I have participated in this event. Thanks for stopping by.


Jackie said...

Hi Carol, great photographs and love the family pictures and lamp. I find that roses don't last very long with the central heating in the Winter but they do look beautiful when new and fresh.

Have a great weekend, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

Cathy said...

Hi Carol ~ I can't grow roses either but I do enjoy them so very much. Thanks for sharing the photos of family heirlooms.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

i love roses! used to have it in my garden ~ few bushes but since I am going to move temporarily to my sis place while getting my home renovated makes me forget about my roses for a bit! thanks for sharing this beautiful roses! they are beautiful!

Olive Cooper said...

Simply gorgeous. I have a garden to grow them in but am just pitiful and grow knockouts only. have a terrific weekend. ♥O

EliFla said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful I am in a hurry..we have to go to theater tonight (here is almost dinner time!!)...but I'm going to come back to visit you quilt Gallery...blessings, Flavia

CollectIn Texas Gal said... always, such stuning color and composition in photography! Thanks for following and commenting on SuKnitWitty and our Sweater Challenge. We would love for you to join us. I'm thinking of putting up a Linky with each post...which will usually be on Thursday. You could knit along with us each Wednesday and post your progress on the Linky. It doesn't have to be a sweater...just whatever you'd like. Gretchen is actually knitting a TeaCozy which I'll feature next week. It's a FairIsle pattern and so neat...I guess it could be a Teapot Sweater...LOL! I'll start the Linky next week....Sue

Maggie said...

Such a pretty rose, love the pink tinge around the edge of the petals.
Have a great weekend my dear.

Mary said...

I loved seeing the family heirlooms that you've shared with us today. The rose is so sweetly beautiful. It is perfect for pink Saturday. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Anonymous said...

Beautiful rose and photos!!!
Kisses and nice weekend.

SuKnitWitty said...

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KarenHarveyCox said...

I have never tried to grow roses, but my mother was wonderful at it. Your roses are gorgeous.

Happy Pink Saturday,


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely! Pink roses; my favourite kind! Happy Pink Saturday, Carol!


Ellen said...

My favorite flower. I love them and am loving your pictures of them. Thanks for sharing,


Tammy@beatrice banks said...

Nothing prettier than a pink rose! Love all your photos! Happy PS!

Char said...

I love pink and white roses and those are over the top beautiful. Love your lamp too. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just beautiful Carol! Enjoy the flowers, Happy PS:@)

Donnie said...

What lovely photos and that lamp is just gorgeous. It frames your sweet parents and your grandmothers figurine so softly.

Marydon said...

Carol, the roses are exquisite! Love the pink fringe. What a lovely picture of your parents. The GWTW lamp is gorgeous.

Have a happy PS weekend ~

LV said...

When you love roses, you get them anyway you can. I love yours and it looks very nice by the figurine.

Gail said...


A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful roses Carol. I love the blush of pink on the petals. Have a wonderful weekend.

Donna said...

Beautiful roses! I can't grow roses well either and I love them.
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful roses, Carol. Mine were good this year. Had to fight the deer off, but this year I won!

Sarah said...

Beautiful...I love the photo of your parents!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Regina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Happy Pink Saturday Carol.

Martha said...

What pretty roses -- I love roses whether they are grown or boughten!

Dru said...

Beautiful Carol - this is one of my most favorite color roses and I love all the softness of your photos. Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Kathy said...

Those are lovely! Wonderful for these wintry days!
Happy Pink Saturday,

Custom Comforts said...

Oh Carol ~ what beautiful roses and I love that lamp. What a perfect combination. Everyone is posting roses today ~ must be getting near that romantic time of the year :)

Claudia said...

I love roses as well, Carol. I think I have to go buy some! That lamp is simply exquisite.


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

So very pretty against that beautiful lamp!!



Lady-in-the-Making said...

Hello there from a fellow Floridian! I cannot grow roses here either because it is too hot but I usually always have some in my home. I purchase them at the grocery or florist. I *adore* your Gone with the Wind lamp (my favorite movie). I love your blog. Whereabouts are you in FL???

Brenda Kula said...

These are so beautiful! I was at the grocery today, and I searched for some pretty cut blooms. But came home empty-handed.

Light and Voices said...

Fresh Market is the place to go to get fresh flowers, bakery goods and crab cakes. Your photos are just lovely.
Joyce M

Sall's Country Life said...

Carol, Another lovely post of beautiful flowers and memories!
I'm passing the Stylish Blogger Award to you because I think your blog is deserving!
Your blog is always a joy to visit and your talents are endless.
I hope you will pop over to our blog to accept this award.
Lisa Sall

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Carol....thank you for your sweet visit. Your roses are amazing. I grew up in Southern CA and we had roses everywhere, I guess I am surprised that you can't grow them in FL. We now live on the cold and windy plains of Nebraska and although roses grow here, they are a lot of work and I haven't taken the plunge. I enjoyed looking at your so much, I may have to add that to my spring *to-do* list :)



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