Thursday, February 21, 2013

For the Love of Roses - Show and Tell Friday!

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Who doesn't love roses?  I do now but when I was young and moved into my first home I ripped out all the rose bushes because I hated roses! I replaced them with junipers!  Ugh...JUNIPERS!  It's really amazing how much our tastes can change over the years!

Now I love roses... especially pink roses!  I'm really not into red roses at all!  Pink, peach, white, yellow, lavender... really any color rose except red roses. 

Pink by far is my favorite!

...but you could probably have guessed that!

Roses and hydrangeas are my favorite flowers!  Lilacs are a close third though!  My lilac bush is filled with buds and next month I should have gorgeous lilac bouquets to share with you!  That excites's nice when you can get excited over little things like that! 

Roses, hydrangeas and seashells... perfection in my eyes!

I'll take the fluffy old English roses over the perfect tea roses any day. The fuller and fluffier they are the better!

although these store-bought roses are pretty too!

I know I've mentioned it before...the Eden Rose is my favorite rose!  My Eden Rose bush in my back patio is leafing out right now! Hopefully it will be full of blooms in a few months!  It blooms about 3 or 4 times throughout the spring, summer and fall but the first bloom is always the best, with the biggest blooms!

I have so many photos of my Eden roses over the years!

Some more store-bought roses above in my favorite old pitcher I found on ebay years ago... a pitcher that I spent more money on than I wanted to but I fell in love with it.  Sometimes you just have to splurge!  

and a homegrown bouquet in a simple mason jar.  

Soon my Eden rose bush will be blooming like this again!  I think this photo was taken the second year I had it. It gets bigger and more full of blooms every year! 

After looking at these old photos of all my roses throughout the years I've been blogging has me really excited to see the blooms again!  

Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments! 

 If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden.  If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog.



Maria said...

All those roses are just beautiful! I absolutely love roses too, and love having fresh cut ones at home too... whether it's in the living room, on the dining room table, or just a couple of stems decorating the bedroom. Beautiful pictures!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love all your roses! I like the story about replacing roses with junipers--my taste has changed so much over the years too. I used to think that people who painted their kitchen cabinets were covering up beautiful wood. Now I paint everything I see! I bought a Eden climbing rose because of yours--and I am looking forward to it's 2nd year. :)( Thanks for hosting the party!

Kathy said...

Be still my heart - your roses are exquisite - I have a baby Eden rose bush, my son gifted it to me last Christmas - I can't wait until it blooms - such a marvelous, rose-filled post - can't wait to see your Lilacs - can't grow them here! I do appreciate you hosting,

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your roses are just beautiful...I am so ready for spring! Thanks for hosting...hugs, Penny

Jen Beaudet said...

Oh those flowers are gorgeous! So much inspiration for my paintings! Thanks so much for hosting this Cindy!
Have a great weekend:)

Eclectically Vintage said...

Your taste has definitely changed for the better! I read Martha Stewart doesn't like red roses either!

Sarah said...

So many beautiful bouquets, Cindy. I agree, roses and hydrangeas are some of my favorites too. Thanks for sharing and for hosting.

Carolyn said...

I love all you rose photos. The Eden rose is so beautiful but sadly does not do well in my garden for some reason.
Thanks for hosting,

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Those roses are heavenly!

<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

Unknown said...

Thanks for hosting. I love roses too. I can't wait for spring.

Loretta Castorini said...

I know that whenever I visit your blog, I will be surrounded by beautiful eye candy. Flowers, crystal, whites, pinks, aquas, lavender...gorgeousness!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Roses are beautiful, can't wait till I can pick flowers from my garden, right now I have 11 inches of snow in my yard

Cottage and Broome said...

All of your beautiful roses make me long of summer! Thanks so much for hosting, Laura

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

ooooo! Gorgeous! Thanks Cindy!

Jeannie and Linda said...

Hello Cindy, As always the pictures are lovely. The roses are gorgeous, and the pitcher is fab.

foreverdecorating said...

I love, love, love roses! In fact, it's my middle name!

Unknown said...

So happy to be joining your party. I love all the pictures of your roses and the vases you've displayed them in. So beautiful. Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Roses are still my favorite. I planted my first rosebush last year and was pleasantly surprised by the results. Your blooms are magnificent!

Thanks for hosting!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

Thank you for hosting!

Unknown said...

What gorgeous roses Cindy! Thank you so much for sharing with us, and hosting too :)

xo, Tanya

Edith DUTERTRE said...

de superbes bouquets de fleurs
un jardin extraordinaire
plein de roses , comme je les aime
très bon vendredi


Merci pour ces jolies roses ! Like you roses weren't my favourites younger. In fact I hated to see cut flowers, wanted them in the tree or in the garden. Now it's different, don't know why and I'm able to cut my hydrangeas lilac ors roses in my Parisian sweet garden.
`*.¸.*✻✿✿✿*`*.¸xoxo from PARIS *✻✿✿✿*`*.¸.

Christine said...

Cindy, I just LOVE LOVE the roses!!!

Thanks for the party! Have a great weekend!

The Wilderness Wife said...

Such beautiful flowers! Oh, I am so ready for Spring but with 4 feet of snow on the ground, I don't think I'll be seeing anything bloom for a few months!

Sarah Coller said...

Good morning!! Your flowers are gorgeous. I love the English roses best as well!

Thanks for the party. I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you haven't already!

Mrs. Sarah Coller

Anonymous said...

Pretty pink roses....thank you for hosting!

This N That said...

Beautiful flowers Cindy..Did you grow all of those roses..I gave up on them..High maintenance..Beetles galore

Kameel huise tussen spore said...

The roses is beautiful I love to use roses in my guest house. Thanks for hosting a wonderful opportunity.
Love from Sunny South Africa
De Oude Huize

Anonymous said...

Roses never cease to take my breath away...thanks for sharing and hosting another great party!

Denise Marie said...

I hope you don't give up your blog but at least I know I'll see your hiking photos on FB. lol I am sure 100 better peeps than I said something already but I'd take over SnT for ya.

The Busy Bee's said...

Thanks for hosting this great party.
Hope you have a great weekend!
The Busy Bee's,
Myrna and Joye.

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Hi Cindy
Lovley Roses.... and soon I will have fresh Roses in my Greenhouse :)
and do not miss...




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Rose @ Walnut Acre said...

Thank you for hosting :-)

Martha said...

Love, love, love fluffy English Roses! Can.not wait! till the flowers bloom again here in Pa! Thanks for some Spring/Summer beauty in my Winter world right now :)

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Cindy, I am your newest follower and I even joined your party for today. Wow, what a party you have going on! Your photos are gorgeous as are all the flowers. I love flowers but I never seem to use them in my blog. I hope you will stop in for a visit. Happy Friday! Gina

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful roses! I am so ready for Spring and flowers again.
Thanks for hosting again this week - You are appreciated.
Enjoy your weekend.

Heirloom treasures said...

How beautiful your vignettes of roses are,just can't beat pink roses,my favourite too. xx

Anonymous said...

Roses are my birth flower, so I absolutely adore them. You've collected so many beautiful photos of them! Thank you, and thank you for hosting.

If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh....after seeing your beautiful rose pictures today, I am sooo glad that I bought a couple Eden roses last summer for my arbor! I can hardly wait until they bloom!! Did you get blooms the first year, Cindy?

xoxo laurie

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your pink roses are absolutely gorgeous. I am ordering a new rose to plant this year and was trying to decide whether I wanted a pink or a red one. After seeing your wonderful photos, I have decided on the pink ones for sure.

Julian Levi said...

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Resa @ said...

Oh my - I've loved feasting my eyes on your beautiful roses - gorgeous photos. I had to scroll up and down several times to take it all in. Thanks so much for sharing these!
Resa ~ Pitcher and Plate

La Uina said...

i totally agree with you about red roses! Red ones are those i like less, i'm in love with pink, lilac, yellow and white ones. This is the first year i buy roses, and within some days i'll plant them in my garden. I look forward to see their flowers!!!!

My Cottage Diary said...

Your roses and flowers and photos are all breathtaking, Cindy! I've been privileged to enjoy my neighbor's roses on the fence between our homes. But they seem to be fading away, a little more gone each year (I've been there over 30 years). I might just have to return the favor and plant some on "my side" of the fence this year! Blessings for a wonderful week. Bess

WendyBee said...

Your rose photos are gorgeous! So lovely...I don't think I have a favorite color, maybe pink though. I love apricot roses in a bouquet with blue/violet flowers. Takes my breath away every time.

WendyBee said...

Your rose photos are gorgeous! So lovely...I don't think I have a favorite color, maybe pink though. I love apricot roses in a bouquet with blue/violet flowers. Takes my breath away every time.

amit said...

Wow!!!! These flowers are so beautiful. I love all fresh flowers especially beautiful pink and red roses. I would definitely like to pick all these flowers,if I can!!

Tommie Jo said...

Such beautiful pis! I have a rose bush that I think smells divine(that's why I bought it!) but the funny thing is, not everyone can smell the fragrance which I think is odd (?). Happy weekend!~TJ