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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Show & Tell Friday with Romantic Home

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1st Show & Tell Friday

As I was muddling through some of my favorite photos, I came across these again, which happened one summer day...
Out in the English Rose Garden, pulling weeds, turning soil, I started plucking away at my roses.
I have alot of the David Austin variety, a friend turned me on to them. They are some of my favorite roses. Double full blooms, look like old antique roses. As the colors so vibrantly fade to pale memories of what it used to be.
Time of Roses 
by Thomas Hood
 It was not in the Winter
Our loving lot was cast;
It was the time of roses—
We pluck'd them as we pass'd!

That churlish season never frown'd
On early lovers yet:
O no—the world was newly crown'd
With flowers when first we met!

'Twas twilight, and I bade you go,
But still you held me fast;
It was the time of roses—
We pluck'd them as we pass'd!
 This particular variety is on of my favorite, after a day or so the rose petals start to look like paper, they get a little brown around the edges, simply delightful...
 This is my dining room, it is ever evolving. No matter how many times I change, or add things, I'm constantly changing the center piece. From maiden hair ferns, to fresh plucked hydrengeas from the garden. This is a room I love to show and tell about my ever evolving changes.
 My favorite display in my home which only last a little while, are the old trophy urns, something about these fresh cut flowers, you could stare at them all day....
 My sealife. I have little trays and bowls around the house filled with sea treasures.
They give me such a sense of peace, and calm, even in the most hectic day.
Thanks for joining me on this 1st Show & Tell Friday, hosted by  
We will be back next week, we hope you will stop by again for a visit.
Many Thanks


Bella said...

Hi Loretta, Love all your gorgeous bouquets, roses in silver in an amzing pairing!! My roses are just about done for the season, so I loved seeing your photos!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love your style and will be following and posting your blog on my sidebar so I don't miss anything you post about! Please visit me! You are an inspiration!

NanaDiana said...

Sigh----SOOOO beautiful! Your post is wonderful and makes me dream of summer roses once again! Hugs- Diana

Bohemian said...

Your Roses and the lovely displays and decor in your home are truly captivating! What an elegant sense of style you have, and yet so inviting and comfortable looking.

Dawn... The Bohemian