Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dried roses love

What a desolate place would be a world without flowers...

Pure, undiluted, untouched joy to me...

A flowerless room is a soulless room... let there be roses; wilted, dried, just petals...

In this room lays an invincible summer made out of dried roses from my garden...

I love the combination of dried roses and silk

There is something about dried roses that are so beautiful to me. I think they are almost prettier than when they are alive.

I love that they actually dry in the water. No hanging them upside down or anything... EASY!!

I find it extra hard to part from my dried roses.  
I know, I have more dried roses than I should.  So this afternoon I was finally able to muster up enought courage to trash some of them. 

It was so hard seeing them in the trash still so lovely... Ah but there will be more summers to come and more roses and more joy around the corner... 

OK, guess I'm anticipating myself a little bit... You see, there's a winter storm watch in effect starting tonight, and it could be an interesting one. Sorry, I'm not one to faint with glee over snow, but if you are, you're welcome to spend the night... Yes?  OK, I'll go make some hot chocolate and get the cozy Alpaca wool blanket from the closet.  They're the best for a cold winter's night! ;)

Thank you for coming by my friend... and thanks to those of you who take the time to leave some love behind...

Love ya!


  1. Somehow I just can't picture you trashing those roses. I have a hard time doing that, too. We are in the midst of that is going to be a bad one- xo Diana

  2. This is such a beautiful post. I feel nostalgic as I stare at those live and dried roses. The gypsy pictures surrounding them also take me back to another time. Thanks so much.

  3. You're a girl after my own heart! I love to bring in roses from the garden just for the purpose of drying them. They remind me all winter of the promise of spring, when they'll once again be blooming for my pleasure. We'll be getting the snow tomorrow. . .and I am excited to see the garden with a white blanket covering it.

  4. I would love to spend the night and wake up to snow. We don't get much in Georgia. In turn you can come to my house to enjoy the lovely sun, but today it's playing hide and seek behind rain clouds.
    If I did come you would find me digging through the trash to find those dried roses, lol.

    I really enjoy reading your blog. It's beautiful treat each day. It really does brighten my day.


  5. I try to dry all the blush pink roses I scatter around my home, too. I love to see them hanging in my kitchen from the bulkhead next to some baskets. Merry Christmastide to you, sweet friend.

    xoxo laurie


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