My Rose Collection

Jul 20, 2016

Cake and Roses on the Porch...

Summer has hit a stall here
in the Pacific Northwest...
 
not that I am complaining,
its very nice.
 
warm enough for lazy afternoons on the porch,
but still cool enough to bake a cake...
 

so I did just that....
 


 
I made a little nest on my back porch...
 


 
with a view...
 

 

a think sprinkles
are the carefree way
to fancy...
 


ruffled roses
on
ruffled Shabby Chic napkins...
 



the center rose is
Mortimer Sackler
the front is
Skylark...
 
both lovely roses bred by David Austin...
 


 
I have had this pillow for two years,
I always forget to bring it out in the summer...
 
it was from H&M 
did you know they have a home goods catalog?
 
I have bought several lovely things there...
 



 
a slice for you....
 
Thanks for stopping by...

Jul 18, 2016

Weekends Finds...

as many of you
my faithful readers know...
 
my favorite way to spend a weekend morning
 is foraging yard sales...
 
 
on this particular weekend,
I first found this simple doorless medicine cabinet,
destined to be a shelf
among the montage of shelves in my office....
 
in my trunk it went,
 then as a gathered other goodies
they tucked inside...
 
forming a perfect spontaneous vignette......
 

a floral crown,
for when I feel the need to be queen...
(which admittedly is often)
 


 
tattered pointe shoes
thrill my heart to no end...
 



 
small orphaned plates...
I never make it home without a few....
 


a bohemian scarf...
 

 
a nice length
of this deep crocheted lace...


 
a sweet lacy bonnet...
 

 
rusted hatpin still in place...
 
as if the young wearer,
hurriedly took off her scratchy Easter Bonnet
and tossed it to the side...
 

 
Happy New Week My Friends!
 
Thanks for Stopping By Today....

Jul 13, 2016

Love of Roses...

 I have been enjoying going out to garage sales
 this year...
 
I've found some gorgeous new treasures...
 
the below painted roses are on the top
 of an amazing antique cheese dish
I'll share with you in a minute...
 
 
As a young girl,
I would sit and watch my grandmother paint roses...
 
she was a talented China Painter
 
I believe this sparked both my love of
Beautiful China
and my
Love of Big Fluffy Roses...
 
I have Pinterest boards dedicated to
if you are interested in seeing them...
 
and of course a couple boards of Roses too...
and
 
 
big and fluffy roses...
 
this is David Austin's
Charles Rennie Mackintosh...

 
I just picked up this clock at a garage sale...


 
such a pretty face...
 

 
she whirled right into action...
 


a sweet creamer
with garlands of sweet blue flowers...
 
like I need another creamer!
they seem to be one of my weaknesses...
 

 
Faded Roses...
 

 
here you can see more of the creamers
floral garlands...
 



here is the better look
at the cheese dish
 
I promised you...
 
isn't it amazing?
 


I am going to love it for a little while...
 
and then I will be selling it in my Etsy Shop
that I am in the process of building...

Bella's Rose Cottage on Etsy
 
I will also be
giving my Instagram Readers
a heads up of item going into my shop...
 
so if you want first crack at my Etsy Items
you can watch for my presale announcements on Instagram...
 

 
I couldn't resist this dreamy shot of the Cheese Dish
reflected in my old mirror...
 
Have A Great Day My Friends!
 
Thanks for stopping by,
I love the time we spend together...