Wednesday, January 29, 2014

You know how much I love dried roses!

Yes, I love dried roses almost as much as fresh roses,
but they are looking pretty dusty so I'm tossing them.
Before I did,
I took some photos and found some others in my files of the ones that have been around
here way too long.

on the shelf
on the mantle

on the old pine cupboard

I have loved this one for two years and boy is it hard to throw out.
on the coffee table

Another pot of oldies---Collette roses
a pretty reflection of a bunch of David Austen's Harlow Carr

a shelf above the tub

a platter full of favorites

I will miss these beauties, but not the dust that covering them.


Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Just think...spring is coming, then summer and you can get all new roses for drying! xoxo

Rita said...

Only your dry roses can look this beautiful! Love them.
Good night my blogger friend.
Ciao Rita

Deb said...

It's hard to make the decision to toss them ~ you have so many beautiful photos now to remember them ♥

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hello dear June, Your dried roses kept their lovely colors so well and look just beautiful. Gorgeous pictures as always, my friend.
Stay warm!
Hugs to you,

Junebug said...

When I started reading your post I had to chuckle to myself. I thought I'm sure glad I don't live there right now with the way I've been feeling. Pretty tired and dried up. Oh my, June will toss me out, ha-ha!!

I'm loving all the photos of the dried roses. You have that knack, girlfriend! Bare root roses will be in the stores soon. I can feel a new rose for my yard coming on.

To a beautiful blossoming June, from one tired dried up June, Hugs Sista!!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

I know how you is hard to throw them away but Oh boy do mine get dusty! Mine never ever look as gorgeous as yours though. and Oh how in awe I am every time I get a glimpse of your white home. Those rose pillows on your sofa are soooo pretty. I am guessing you probably made them yourself. And your white coffee table is so so sweet. I wanted to say yummy because that is really how it makes me feel. Your home and how you decorate is my favorite in all of Blogland. It always always makes me feel content. xxo

Geli said...

Dear June!
Like you I love roses for soooooo many years!
Now this is my second garden were I planted all varieties of roses!
I prefer old roses, David Austin roses and like you I love to try them and make wreaths.
In the last few years I had not much time and forgot my love for making something with the roses!
But thanks to you my dear June I remember all the joy and pleasure ...
Perhaps you know that we are searching now for years for a big place for a large garden and a new house.
I hope that we have luck this year and then I can plan my third and last garden in my life.
This will be my last garden and my best - and with hundreds of roses!
Thanks for your dreamy blog and all the luck looking at your beautiful arrangements!
I wish you a beautiful week!
With love,

Vicky said...

Your roses are just stunning. Thank you dear June, for your wonderful images!

My name is Riet said...

Hello Dear June.
It is sad but sometimes you have to throw them out, and of course next summer there Will be more rosés to dry and look wonderful in your beautiful Home.
Hugs from here

Home and Lifestyle said...

I never like dust ;-). I am sure you can make new dried creations with new roses, it looks wonderful in your house.

Your photos are stunning, thanks for sharing!

Sending hugs, Ingrid

De Witte Lanteern said...

Amazing how the color is still beautyful after that time!
Hugs, Peetje

Bente said...

Hi dear June. Your dried roses are gorgeous, you can`t throw them out. Love your beautiful photos.

Have a wonderful rest of the week

Hugs from here

Heidi Officier said...

Love your photo's!

Barbara said...

Oh those decorative dried roses, all wilted and yet still gorgeous, but I can relate to the dust problem :) but there will be roses soon again for you to dry and enjoy!


Vintage Home said...

oh! the arch of roses on the pine cupboard looks like a crown!
I can hear the birds in the garden and can imagine my New Dawn Rose s outside the kitchen window...only 5 more months!

Wendy Chamberlain said...

Your dried flowers and roses are so beautiful. Think the climate here is just too damp to dry flowers successfully. Sad to throw them out but spring is just around the corner and you can begin again.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Between you and Jade out in Bavaria, I don't know if there are any other QUEENS of white and texture out there, June! June and Jade....sounds like a fabulous blog post for summer!

Lovely, perfect, inspiring. THANK YOU! Anita

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Good morning, June.

I understand completely. They are all so beautiful, and your arrangement on your old pine cupboard is a heart breaker! But it won't be too long before you will be posting about your roses coming up in the garden.

I have a little dried delphinium hanging on my baker's rack, saved just to help me get through winter and dream of next summer's blooms. And perhaps, if the rose bush I planted last summer survives, I may have a couple of roses to enjoy too. :)

Stay warm & happy,

NanaDiana said...

Oh, I hear you, June. I threw some out this late Fall when I was getting my Christmas stuff out. They were so full of dust, too.
However, I must say that yours looked MUCH better than my own did. I think you have the drying thing down pat.

Have a blessed rest of the week. I love coming here and seeing the gentle beauty of your home. It soothes my soul. xoDiana

One Shabby Old House said...

Dusty rose is one of my favorite colors. lol With all the snow that is falling everywhere all I could think of was I hope she scattered them around her beautiful snow covered property and then takes pictures. They are just too pretty.

Claudia said...

So beautiful! I can see why it's hard to throw them out. Same thing here with my dried hydrangeas....I hear myself saying "NO! I can't get rid of these!"


Cindy said...

I am so glad I found you again! It is a long story with my blog, but I am slowing finding my favorite people! I have missed your beautiful blog! I will enjoy catching up with you!

Shabby soul said...

I think in your home also the dust is nice!!! =D
Love your roses, love your romantic home and pictures. Hope to see soon your paradise garden =)
A big hug darling June

chateau chic said...

So much loveliness, June!!! So inspirational!! What a treat it would be to be a guest in your home...I'd never want to leave! :-))
Mary Alice

summersundays-jw said...

I know how you feel....I do the same with hydrangeas and I'm beginning to see the dust on mine (& cobwebs). Beautiful photos! Jan

La Vie Quotidienne said...

The roses are lovely but the way you have photographed them puts it all in a completely different dimension of of beauty. Extravagantly gorgeous!

Bernideen said...

I love dried roses too. I think your rooms are delightful - as is your blog. I wish the whole dried flower thing would come back.

Olive said...

You will have more come summer my friend. I am awaiting a shipment of my first David Austin Roses. Now if only I can have a small measure of your ability to grow them. Sigh, Olive

Sandi said...

Maybe if you take a hair blow dryer to them on air only setting it will blow the dust off and you can keep them. Just don't blow it my way...I have PLENTY of dust! Ha!! They sure look beautiful in the photos!!

Rostrose said...

Oh sweetest June,
you're always displaying your roses in such a beautiful way - did I just tell you that I love your style ??? I think I did ;o)) - and I'm really astonished that their colors are not faded! Do you have a trick? I know it will need "a little bit time" till summer is here again, but one wonderful day you will get new roses for your pretty house (and for showing them to us!!!)
Lots of warm hugs my dear, Traude
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Katherine said...

The roses were beautiful in every spot you arranged them. I'm sure this summer your mission will be to cut just the right bunch, to bring the same prettiness inside once again.

I have bunches of dried Hydrangea in several spots, I can't even begin to recall how long I've had them. Time for new ones from my new garden this year.

Im Waldhaus said...

Yes, I know * wink * and I am always amazed that they dry so beautiful with you! Gorgeous photos, June ! Hugs, Christine

Michaela Staňková said...

Roses are beautiful in every time-fresh and dried,lovely photos!!!xoxo

Naomi Ellis said...

I simply adore coming to your creative space. It is calming and inspiring to me while I am still in the deep trenches of motherhood. All the white and the pops of brilliant colour from your gorgeous garden bring me peace. Thank you for sharing your home and life with us June xx

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

The pictures are so lovely....thanks for such charm on this snowy winter day!

Diane said...

Your old roses are beautiful and at least you have the photographs so they aren't really gone. Beautiful shots, June. Blessings, Diane

Victorian1885 said...

Dear June
Once again your photos make we wish I could stop in to your beautiful home and visit over a cup of tea...
It won't be long now and you will be growing new roses in your lovely gardens.
Thank you for bringing such beauty to the Blogging world!

Julie Marie said...

Love dried roses just about as much as the ones that are blooming too June... your photos are so dreaming... making me wish for Spring even more so... I am getting two new David Austins this Spring and I can hardly wait... I always scatter my dried petals back into the garden when I finally decide to part with them... somehow, I just cannot put them in the trash!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Have not been able to find the WWC that you are in yet???... hope it comes out soon!...

Anne Marie said...

'think spring' is what I keep repeating to myself! beautiful photographs

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, June

The white backdrops allow the colours of the dried roses to sing.


Pondside said...

Such beautiful photos - and every rose, a reminder of summer.

debi said...

I always love looking at your dreamy photos. Your roses are so beautiful.

Denise Masyga said...

So so gorgeous. I love dried roses. The last picture would be a gorgeous card or better yet on a huge canvas.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Even though some time has passed they are still beautiful and delicate.
I picked up a copy of WWC and was delighted to see the article on your creative space. That cupboard full of vintage lace and trims makes one's heart go pitter patter.
Your smile and the beauty of the studio have added a ray of sunshine in a long Winter's day...
Susan x

Susie said...

You have the best flowers, fresh or dried. I keep a glass container of rose petals from the funerals of loved oned...I just can't throw them out. Blessings to you and your wonderful family, xoxo,Susie

Hjem & Glede said...

Hello June !
I am so glad i found Your lovely blog!
I love flowers !
Beautiful photos❤❤❤

Hug Camilla .

Wanda Adamczyk said...

Przepiękne kolory i wspaniała różana sceneria. Pozdrawiam i zapraszam do różanej galerii.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello beautiful June! Thank you for gracing my comments page with your loveliness! Many hugs to you for being the artist, mother, wife, friend that you are to many. LOVE! Anita

Anne said...

Just like you June I love dried roses.I recently made a few heart shaped wreaths.I love the colors and textures.
Always enjoy your posts,congratulations on being featured in Where Women Create.I cannot wait to get my copy!

erin's art and gardens said...

Hi June! I have said it before and I will say it are so lucky to be able to dry roses like that! Here in TN we have a difficult time drying anything because of high humidity levels. I just love the way yours have dried and kept their gorgeous colors, even the leave still look green! Congrats on your feature in the "where women create" magazine! What a surprise and pleasure for me to see you and your gorgeous creative space. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful world with us.

Art and Sand said...

I think I need to begin drying roses because each of your photos is lovely. I never think to dry flowers, but now that our puppy is digging up everything I plant and there is no water for gardening, I think I might need to use dried flowers

Lynnie CottageGalstyle said...

Hi Girlfriend!
They are all so beautiful but now you get to buy fresh roses to dry for more beautiful dried roses right!

I am in love with your rose covered heart vase especially and the round white pot with roses on it is darling too.

Hugs, Lynnie

Tania, The Old French Doors said...

Hi JUne,
I fell in love with your dryed roses some time back and it inspired me to dry my own. I do love the look of them. I can see how hard it would be to part with them.
Thank you for popping by and visiting my blog, its always a pleasure to visit yours.

Tania xx

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi June,
I am not sure when you visited me if you noticed that you are on my sidebar with blog friends that inspire.
I want to thank you, and I so feel honored that you would visit taking the time to congratulate me, I feel so blessed to have beautiful blogging friends that I follow in there footsteps :)

As for the beauty here, I am so looking forward to spring blooms and the summer filled with roses, and forget-me-nots...where I will fill my home of pale with aged colour.

I love, love, love you aged flowers living out the beauty and grace they offer. When Fifi and Mark was here on a shoot last year, I took and placed some white roses not so much in bloom but, ones with very little life left in them. I love the beauty in roses that have very little life left in them, and for some reason they hold a whole lot of life.
Your dried beautiful roses show such life surrounded in the beauty of your home and the soulfulness you add to the vignettes you create.
Dust or no dust you my friend inspire a special romance here, one to love.

Looking forward to the beauty you will create with what's next.

Beautiful February to you.


sweetvintageofmine said...

It's so uplifting to me to visit your blog....bright, cheerful and romantic. For having them 2 years, those roses have loved their home! I can only look forward to more inspiring flowers...fresh or dried. Blessings~~~Roxie

lynn said...

your blog posts are always so dreamy looking, june:) thanks for sharing your pretty world with us!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh thank goodness you took these gorgeous photos before tossing some of these. I feel like I'm touring a cheerful 'indoor' winter garden. The colors have stayed pretty true and I just adore the delicate petals. You have such a way with fleurs, dear June!

Mimi Sue said...

So beautiful, June! I have plans to plant a few more roses this spring. I love the David Austen roses and I think I'll have to plant a Harlow Carr if I can find one. When I have to get rid of a plant I usually throw it on my compost pile. Then when it turns into compost I use it in a flower pot or use it somewhere in my garden. Somehow it's easier to say goodbye. Mimi

Penelope's Beehive said...

Dear June...Aaahh, each visit with you brings such serenity.
Within the blink of an eye, your gardens shall once again be overflowing with blooms, and grand bouquets for drying!
Sending love ...

Cindy said...

It just makes me smile seeing all those dried flowers everywhere in your bright and pretty house... Hopefully it won't be too long before you have a whole new batch!


Jennifer said...

So pretty! I haven't dried roses in a while. I have forgotten how sweet they are!

Debbie said...

It gets to the point when you just can't blow the dust off from then
It's always a sad day when we have to let something of such beauty go, isn't it?
It amazes me that something that grows in the dirt, once unfurled, draws all of my senses to it.
No wonder we try to preserve it's beauty for as long as possible.
Your images are lovely, June.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

June, your roses are absolutely beautiful. I love to hang my roses in my kitchen or shed to dry so that I can use them in crafts or as food garnishes. Enjoy your weekend!

koralee said...

Oh my these are so lovely...yes they will be missed I am sure you must keep them until Valentines day {or replace them with ooooodles of fresh}. So nice to pop over and see you my friend...I have missed your lovely blog. Hugs to you. xoxo

toves sammensurium said...

Dear June.Although I love dried roses,They never look this beautiful in our Home!!!!Your pictures are truly magical,those colors makes me Go ooooh,aaaah!! ;)
This summer I am planning to plant David Austin roses in my gardn....maybe I can dry Them When They start growing in a couple of Years from now????
I'm hopeful :))
Tovehugs :)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Ok, I do not have a SLR camera. I think that what is called...I have a Canon point and shoot, which I love. But can you tell me how you get those pictures to look like that? In very simple terms.!!!! Or are you photo shopping them? Cuz they are gorgeous!

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
Your photos are so dreamy and romantic as always.
Love all your dried bouquets.
I hope your winter is going well...
it seems like a longer one here so I am hoping for an early spring.
Take care,
Carolyn said...

Dear June,
OMG sooooo gorgeous!! I want to thank you for such a wonderful comment you left me on my blog, I am such a fan of Magnolia Pearl and if my home reminds someone of just even a teeny bit of her I am humbled:) Thank you! Second, I opened up the Stampington periodical and there your were!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! You and your art studio are so gorgeous!!!!!!! Loved the whole article and photos. What an exciting time for you. You are indeed a special woman. You show it through your life, your blog and your decorating. I feel blessed to have known you through blogging because you have enriched my life with your gifts. Thank you and congratulations again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~Debra XXX
Capers of the vintage vixens

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Wow! Those make me long for spring! I have been finding lots of dust around here, too. Last night, we were changing lightbulbs in the fixture in our hallway and noticed an embarrassing amount of dust clinging to them. My goodness-Let there be light!

Catherine said...

I love your roses colours, I started drying some myself, but white ones. I must try coloured ones.

wendy said...

always fun to stop by and visit your blog ( I haven't been in "blogging world" for a long time. I LOVE your dried out roses. Too bad they have to get dusty eh

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

You sweet deserve the attention that you have gotten with your article...and your darling little studio and lovely creations. Congratulations !
I have a question about your flowers and how you preserve them and their color for so long. I can dry mine OK...but they don't keep their color for more than a few months. I am sure you must have mentioned it somewhere in your posts, but I have missed it.
Love you gal..and once again..good for you... and your article.


josip stanić said...

Hello June ;) it is so beautiful and amazing.