Aug 18, 2010

An Abundance of Eden...


(click on photos to enlarge)

I don't believe there is a prettier rose
than the Eden,
with her delicate layers of softly shaded petals.

She is delighted about the hot weather
and has begun blooming abundantly...

I couldn't be happier :-)


So the table begins with her..


Then, since I have bought so many garage sale rose dishes lately
I thought I would mix and match more roses
into tonight's table...


My favorite new dish is this Homer Laughlin casserole..

since it was too hot for baking,
and since I could not resist using it,
I will serve a cold pasta salad from it...


I am also using my Homer Laughlin,
 they were almost a match (to the casserole dish)
 bone dishes,

Since we are vegetarian
bone dishes are an odd choice for our table.
But the uniqueness of them adds a fun look to the table
and I have several ideas for alternate uses,
tonight they will serve as a bread plates...


The sun low on the horizon
looked pretty
glowing in through the window...


I used my simple go with everything plates
from Marshall's
they have a pretty pearly pink border
that was hard to capture...


The vintage napkins
 are a loose weave,
with a pretty pulled work design...


My Motto..
never enough roses :-)

Today I am joining..

The Style Sisters
and
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch

Come and see all the lovelies!

Thanks for visiting me today!

37 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bella, your roses and table are beautiful! I can almost smell those roses, what a lovely shade! The casserole dish is gorgeous as are all the pieces and the laces too, including the curtains on the window. Love your chairs as well. A lovely post! Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Blessings,
Sandi

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Pretty tablescape and your roses are incredibly beautiful!

debi said...

Oh, so very beautiful! I love your roses, and your table setting is divine!

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

What a lovely and romantic table setting! Love that pure linen napkin with such a beautiful rose embroidered on, besides the pulled thread detail.

Those Eden Roses are stunning!

Greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

NanaDiana said...

Bella- You set a beautiful table. I love all your rose dishes and I especially love the Eden roses-they remind me of blousy overdressed ladies ;>) Lovely and sweet post- Diana

Cabin and Cottage said...

Full and beautiful roses! They really make your table. All your pretty rose dishes look beautiful together. Are you still staying in away from the heat? We had an unusual overcast day with no rain. The local roses are also blooming like crazy. Thanks for a peek at your bouquet! Jacqueline

Kathleen said...

That looks so delicate and lady like! I love the dishes, just a beautiful table, Bella!

Olga said...

What a beautiful centerpiece the rose bouquet made. And all the rose dishes are stunning. Great idea to use the bone dishes as bread plates; they are really pretty, it's great that you found how to use them.

Debbie said...

Your roses are stunning, and so are the dishes that you are showcasing. I just love pink!

What a pretty table!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
So gorgeous, as usual!!! I just love those Eden roses so much! I'd love to plant some in my yard.

A Garden of Threads said...

Bella, the roses on the table look paper thin, so delicate. They look gorgeous. Love the table.

Victorian1885 said...

Magical..

Wanda

xinex said...

Your Homer Laughlin casserole is really pretty. What a beautiful, romantic table!..Christine

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Gorgeous flower!

Darryl and Ruth : )

Terri said...

Oh Your table setting is beautiful, as well as your china.
Eden is one of my favorite roses (grew it in Southern California). I think yours are absolutely gorgeous. What a blessing to come from all this heat!
Hugs,
Terri

Mimi said...

Bella, your table is simply enchanting! The roses are stunning.

High Heeled Life said...

I think you may be correct about the Eden Rose .. truly breathe taking. My Father was a lover of things roses .. his rose gardens were tended to with such care and pride ... I miss watching him in in his garden. Your blog, posts and words continue to inspire me, to start a rose garden of my own in Memory of my Father and his passion. Thank you..HHL

Hélène Glehen said...

Hello Bella,
Your Eden roses are as gorgeous as they usually are.
This rose is known in France under the name of Pierre de Ronsard. It was bred by the french rosarian Meilland in 1985.
Thanks to share these beautiful pictures.

Lavender Cottage said...

With your love of roses Bella you can combine any number of them in different colours to look spectacular.
Your table looks inviting.
Judith

Kom Achterom said...

ooh Bella i love it!!!
So nice!!
Yolanda

Rettabug said...

Very, VERY pretty, Bella!!! I love everything about this romantic table.

I want to make a note to try to plant some "Eden" roses for next year.

Sailing Simply said...

Very pretty Bella! I love your new casserole dish too! Your roses are stunning and go so well with your pale pink dishes. Beautiful!

Sheila said...

Bella, your Eden rose and those homer laughlin dishes are to die for. I sent you an email Bella, Thanks for your inspiration..

Entertaining Women said...

I've never had much luck growing anything but Knock Out Roses, but I have to give it another try for this Eden Rose...absolutely magnificent. You gave it the perfect showcase with your lovely tablescape choices. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Style Sisters said...

Oh wow those roses are stunning! I have got to grow some of those! Your whole tablescape is stunning with all your beautiful dishes. Thank you for linking up to Centerpiece Wednesay and sharing your beautiful tablescape and spectacular centerpiece.

Karin :)

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Bella
Today all your post is really beautiful,as always...specially those roses and your tablescape
Lovely !
Comming here is a pleasure
Hugs

Anita said...

These roses are gorgeous!! What beautiful inspiration for a beautiful table!! My friend Mari from "Pocketful of Roses" would love this! Beautiful!!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Bella, Eden is a bueatiful rose indeed. I think I will see if our local nursery might have her. Dose she smell just as nice as she looks? Hope to see her soon. Your table and vintage china collection is looking great also. Have a good week and fun garage salen.....Julian

Melissa said...

Another romantic rose.

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

OH BELLA :)
So So So LOVELY
Hugs from Håkan

House and Garden Boutique said...

Really liked the rose pattern china and your centerpiece is just gorgeous! Love your blog! I bet dinner was just wonderfully relaxing....

Kathleen Ellis said...

Bella, this is so pretty! I love your motto! The roses are gorgeous!!!
Have a beautiful weekend~
;-D Kathleen

Atelier de Charo said...

Very beautiful roses, and the casserole amazing!

Regina said...

hi bella,
your table looks very romantical,i love your rose and the new casserole is absolutley a dream.
have a wonderful weekend,
regina

Marlis said...

Beautiful roses everywhere... I love your bone dishes.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your table looks absolutely lovely. I am vegetarian also and have used my bone dishes for cookies when I serve sorbet or ice cream. Actually, I've used them often in all sorts of ways and I know you will too.
All of your dishes are beautiful and I think mixing and matching makes it all the more interesting. I agree with you, beautiful roses everywhere! You have created a beautiful table.

Sharyn said...

So pretty, such a sweet idea for the unusual plate shapes. Your post has been featured in Friday Favourites at Creative Link Up http://creativelinkup.blogspot.com/2010/08/friday-favourites.html