Jul 7, 2014

Beautiful Hours Move so Quickly...

Summer has only just begun...
 
I promised myself,
this summer....
 
I will soak it up more...
 
 
I've spent a couple lazy weeks
doing just that...
 


 
taking time to
Smell the Roses...
 


 
on this lazy Monday afternoon,
I thought to share them with you....
 
these Roses were from a bouquet
last month...
 
photos
I never got around to editing then...
 


 



 
Summer moves so quickly
doesn't it?
 

 
"Beautiful hours move so quickly.”
― Irene Hunt
 
 
 
Stop and Smell the Roses...

Jun 27, 2014

Eden Rose...

 
I gave my Eden arbor a big
tidying up...
 
treating myself to the remainder of blooms...
 


The Eden Rose's
formal name is Pierre de Ronsard,
in tribute to the famous French Poet...
 
my friends on the other side of the pond
 always remind me of so much...
 


 


 




Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585), French poet


SONNETS FOR HÉLÈNE

When you are truly old, beside the evening candle,
Sitting by the fire, winding wool and spinning,
Murmuring my verses, you’ll marvel then, in saying,
“Long ago, Ronsard sang to me, when I was beautiful.”

There’ll be no serving-girl of yours, who hears it all,
Even if, tired from toil, she’s already drowsing,
Fails to rouse at the sound of my name’s echoing,
And blesses your name, then, with praise immortal.

I’ll be under the earth, a boneless phantom,
At rest in the myrtle groves of the dark kingdom¹:
You’ll be an old woman hunched over the fire,

Regretting my love for you, your fierce disdain,
So live, believe me: don’t wait for another day,
Gather them now the roses of life, and desire.






 
tonight I am linking to
 
 
Take Time to Smell the Roses...

Jun 24, 2014

Garage Sale Finds...

If you were a reader
of my blog
in summers past...
 
you would probably remember
how much I love garage sales...
 
maybe?
I have talked about them too much
 in the past...
 

 
I haven't really shared
any of my finds with you this year...
 
the sales have been
so slow...
 
I hope you
are having better luck than me!
 


 
a trio of mix and match dishes...
 
the platter and green plate are Limoges...
 
the little soap dish unmarked,
but not unloved....
 


 
I have wanted a cheese dish forever,
I have no idea why!
 
but, they are just so quirky!
 


 


 
and well,
you know
 I can't say no to pink roses...
 


 
a compote
that will be so lovely in the fall
and maybe with roses now too...
 



 
a set of pressed glass tumblers,
they catch the light so pretty...
 


 
and,
make a pretty good impromptu
hat stand too...
 
old millinery is so romantic...
 


 
this blue hat just pops
and makes me think,
maybe,
 I need a little blue in my life...
 


 
this sweet cherub bowl
 was an early find...
 

 
the Mother of Pearl buttons
I found last weekend,
and the pretty cameo too...
 
I have made a couple bigger finds too,
I'll share one next week...
 
the others are stashed away 
awaiting their makeovers...
 
I hope the sales have been good to you!
 
I am linking up to...
 
Thanks for stopping by today....