Dec 17, 2010

Time to Smell the Roses...

It is time to smell the roses
and the pine...

(click photos to enlarge)

I love the combination...


With Christmas Eve only a week away,
it's time to fill my house with fragrance..

It's the icing on the cake...


I built a traveling centerpiece
on a silver tray...

Perfect to keep close by
through all the activities of the weekend...


I tucked mercury glass votives in
among the bits of pine,
warming and freeing its scent...


The beauty of roses and candlelight
may seem cliche...

But really it can't be beat...


The ethereal glow
a place to find quiet peace....

Before the rush of last minute holiday chores...


Don't forget to take time
 to smell the roses :-)

Tonight I am joining...
Beverly for PINK SATURDAY
and

Thanks for sharing a quiet moment with me tonight..

26 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

Bella, you design the most romantic vignettes
and I can only imagine how wonderful the roses and pine smell together.
The mercury votives are pretty with their flickering reflections against the silver tray.
Judith

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Bella... how very beautiful!... Pink roses are my very favorite..."happiness, gentleness and gracefulness"... I know it isn't even Christmas yet, but I am already looking forward to Spring and my roses in my gardens... your little tray is so pretty, I love the little votives with the pine, so soft and lovely!... xoxo Julie Marie

LV said...

I love the smell of both these myself. That is why we always had a real tree for the smell.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

So Beautiful Bella,
I LOVE mauve flowers, I seem to always be adding something mauve to my gardens! These roses and the silver tray are exquisitely beautiful and it must smell like heaven!
Happy Holidays to you and yours,
Hugs, Donna

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

They are beautiful! I can't wait to make my centerpiece! I love all the "bling" in your arrangement! Have a wonderful weekend!

The Redneck Rosarian said...

So beautiful! Makes me miss my garden all the more. Merry Christmas to yoU!

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Roses always fit in, there doesn't need to be an excuse for having them! The Queen of flowers pairs nicely for the Feast of the Prince of Peace!

Enjoy your Christmas season.

Mariette's Back to Basics

Hélène GLEHEN said...

Roses are always perfect and not at all a cliché. You always make beautiful photos.
Have a nice weekend

♥ Hélène Glehen ♥

♥ Eva Linnea ♥ said...

A rose Christmas & a Christmas Rose. Lovely!
Merry Christmas from Eva Linnea

It's me said...

Beautiful rosses...happy weekend darling....love love love Ria.....xxxx.....xxx...xx....x...

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Certainly not a cliche roses are so beautiful & mixed with the pine totally gorgeous. Merry chrsitmas Bella x

Kom Achterom said...

ooh nice decoration white the beautiful roses!
happy weekend
Yolanda

Kathy said...

Hello Bella,
What a lovely fragrant combination. Your centerpiece is quite lovely!
Happy Pink Saturday,
Kathy

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Lovely! I can almost smell the pine and roses!
Merry Christmas!

Marydon said...

What excellent & awesome choices together, Bella! The aroma is captivating ...

Have a beautiful Christmas week ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Olga said...

Roses, pine, and candles make perfect combination. Very pretty!

Bella said...

Just beautiful! What a great combination.

Denise said...

Bella,The roses,Christmas greenery and candle light must be soothing to the soul.I know your photos are for sure.I spent the past week in cambria and there was alot of soul soothing in that little village going on,roses too.

Brenda Kula said...

You're right. It can't be beat. Lovely roses!
Brenda

Cat & Cricket said...

Bella~ that second photo is stunning!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous arrangement of roses Bella. Merry Christmas.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

yummmm... I smell those beautiful buds from here! Thanks for sharing and Merry Pinks to you and your family!

Donnie said...

I loved all your photos of the pink roses. Happy Pink Saturday.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Bella, Just beautiful!!

Merry Christmas!!

Debbie

Sarah said...

That is gorgeous...I would never have thought to do that! :)

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Sandy said...

I love it, thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us!

Bisous,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/