Sep 19, 2010

Preservation...

With summer winding down
and the last roses of summer
 just around the corner.....

(click photos to enlarge)

It's time to for preservation,
for a reminder
of what was
and what will be again..


A simple twig drying rack
that has hung over my refrigerator
for over twenty years...


fresh roses
 still with there morning dew
hang beside
dry roses of summers past...

Each holding a beauty of it's own...


A petite glass basket
holds the tiny perfect petals
from my new Mary Rose...


A white wicker purse holds
reminders of the fading summer...

A bundle of Lavender buds
paired with a light parasol...


A large loose weave basket
holds bits and pieces
of the summer garden...




Mostly causalities of gardening...


Perfect bits for potpourris
and tucking about...

In the deep winter
 when summer is only a memory...

I am joining..
and

Thanks you for stopping by!

31 comments:

Amy Kinser said...

Just beautiful.

A Garden of Threads said...

The dried flowers and petals look so lovely in all the different containers. I hope they smell and lovely as they look. Have a great week and take care.

Anita said...

What a lovely blog you have, congratulations! What a pity that summer is slowly fading away. I just cut some of the last roses in my garden, too and if you have time, you are more than welcome to pass by my blog and have a look at what I did with them (current blog entry).

Warm wished from Germany
Anita

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Just gorgeous !! I aodre that drying rack!!!

Debbie

Shelia said...

Very beautiful! Love your dried flowers.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Melissa said...

Thank you for the beautiful memory tour.

maría cecilia said...

Dear Bela, I so love, too, drying my roses as well as you do, its such a wonderful way to keep us admiring their beauty in many ways.
Cariños,
maria cecilia

High Heeled Life said...

How wonderful.. I love that you have had your drying rack for so long ~ something to remember to incorporate in our kitchen reno.

Its just beautiful the way you have chosen to display your preserved beauties... XO HHL

Heidi said...

Pretty! I can imagine the sweet rose and lavender fragrance. I would love to have roses from the garden, I did pick some lavender just yesterday. Aren't we lucky to be able to enjoy nature's bounty?
xo
Heidi - Heart and Home

Willow said...

I love your dried flowers. Maybe next year I will be able to have some from my new gardens.

Willow

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella! I love your drying rack....did you make that yourself? I love all of your dried roses and flowers...so pretty!

Hélène GLEHEN said...

It is the charm of winter to have pots-pourris in the house reminding us the beautiful summer roses.
I dry them as well as you do and put them in small bags tied with beautiful ribbons to be offered at Christmas.
I wish you a nice day dear Bella.

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥
www.artglehen.blogspot.com

Yumi's Blog said...

Cool! I never knew how to preserve flowers before. Thanks for guiding me through this. I've learned a lot. Keep posting!


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debi said...

Your blog is beautiful, and I love this post! Your drying rack is so pretty filled with roses....gorgeous photos!!

It's me said...

So beautiful....wishing you a happy new week darling........love love love Ria....

Patyclau said...

I feel a little bit sad with the dry roses and flowers, but if their fragance is as sweet as they look in summer I think is a very good idea, and they look very nice in the containers.
Have a nice week
Patyclau

Lavender Cottage said...

The end of summer in the garden is just another phase of its life. I'm happy to collect faded petals and seeds like you Bella to embellish the inside of the house.
Your rustic drying rack is perfect to hold all your roses. Mine looks like a trapeze hanging from the ceiling of my craft area in the basement. :-)
Judith

Sherri said...

Bella, you brought back so many memories for me with this post!! When we had our farm in NJ, I used to dry so many flowers and use them in arrangements around the house and I sold a few to friends. I love your drying rack over the refrigerator-very simple but it works! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Zondra Art said...

Dear Bella,
Beautifu garden, blog, photos, very, very nice and romantic!!!
I lake it!
Kisses from Croatia.
Zondra Art

Cabin and Cottage said...

I love dried flowers! Your pictures are sweet! What a great rack to hang them from. Popping over from House in the Roses! Great to see your post listed! Hope you're good! JQ

seeker said...

Your blog is beautiful! I love the drying rack, and your basket of lavender is so sweet -- you've inspired me to get busy! So glad I wandered over ! I will be back later to read more :-)

Bernideen said...

Lovely postand blog as always! I love my drying racks too!

Carolyn said...

what pretty ways you have of displaying your summer beauties!

Carolyn

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI BELLA BEAUTIFUL POST HAS ALWAYS'

Heaven's Walk - said...

So pretty, Bella. I think we all tend to hang on to summer as long as we can with the days getting shorter and darker. And how nice that you can bring summer back for a moment as you sift those garden gifts through your fingers and smell the fragrance of them.... :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Beautiful, beautiful... the art of drying and perserving the remains of the summer! Such gorgeous roses.

Dried flowers in pretty bowls with sweet wafting scents... heavenly!
What a fabulous visit.
Yvonne

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful, as always, Bella! My roses never look that good dried...I think you must have the magic touch! Thanks for the lovely pictures- xxoo Diana

Tanya said...

How beautiful!! I love the idea of hanging a twig rack in the kitchen!! Blog more pics of it!! What a wonderful idea to preserve the summer flowers!!

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Preserving the beauty of summer is always worth it! Lovely blog as always.

Sunny greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

My dear Bella,
I've been a little absent these last days,I am sorry but this is such a busy period here!
I love this post...yesterday I picked Hydrangeas to dry...I love to put them all around the house!

ford said...

Well,a preservation flowers is also a great idea iits pretty beautiful I love it. Keep posting!

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