Sunday, October 23, 2011

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

I clipped the last of the roses this evening. I like to think of roses in early autumn as jewels in the necklace of some tired giant—the somnolent garden. I’m going to miss my roses; miss seeing them around my house embellishing rooms and kitchen in pretty vases and simple jars… they give so much joy. But at least I’d be able can catch a glimpse of them through my old photographs. They will serve as a memory during the long winter days… a memory of lovely summer days and a reminder that I will enjoy them again.

Hello to you! And welcome to another "SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY", a blog party I host at the beginning of each week to celebrate the things we love about our homes and how we live. If you're new here, thanks for stopping by and if you've visited before, thanks for returning!
The House in the Roses
Rules: Link your post, not the main page of your blog. Please include a link to the party or the party's button in your post. Celebrate life and see how others celebrate theirs by visiting!


  1. Your roses are gorgeous, especially in such a beautiful setting. Thanks for hosting!

  2. We have no roses left here, either! I love yours and the photos of the past season are wonderful. I always smile right out loud when I see a post from you. XO Diana

  3. Your end of the season roses are beatiful. I love how you displayed them.
    'hugs from afar'

  4. Love your blog!! Thanks for visiting mine!! I adore yours!

  5. The roses are gorgeous! I'm so appreciative that ours have continued their bloom.. and I spent some time, last weekend, clipping back my mother in laws.. returning this weekend, to find all new tips have grown! That will make for a beautiful display in the next few weeks!

  6. Hi Cielo!

    I have to tell you that I have enjoyed coming to your blog for quite some time - your cottage in roses is soooo beautiful and lovely to say the least!!! :)

    Thank you kindly for dropping by my blog! Glad you could join in on my very first giveaway too!!! Thank you also for posting it on your site!!! :)

    Hopefully when we're officially done with our fixer upper challenges {that may take awhile}, I can "show off my cottage" a little more! :) Until then, I do enjoy dropping by yours and looking at all the gorgeous links on your weekly party. :)


  7. I think I can smell those beautiful roses right through your photographs! They are so lovely!

  8. Cielo,
    Your roses are indeed, gems. Lovely indoors and out. I love the teacups stacked up.

  9. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous roses with us. They are truly stunning. Thanks for hosting.

  10. I enjoyed looking over your beautiful images.Gorgeous roses. Thanks so much Cielo!

  11. Cielo, what beautiful roses!! All of these images are just gorgeous!! Thanks for hosting each week!! Many blessings to you!

  12. Hi!

    I hope you're having an awesome week! I thought you might like this infographic I helped build about the health, mental, and financial benefits of gardening (

    If you think your readers would like it too, please feel free to use it on the House in Roses blog. There's code at the bottom of our post that makes it super easy to post on your blog. It's all free (of course). If you have any questions about posting it, let me know and I'll try to help.

    I don't know where else to contact you so I just posted a comment here. :)


    ~ Janey

  13. Your roses are gorgeous, just beautiful. Thanks for hosting!

  14. Oh those sweet last roses of summer. They have such beautiful transparent character -- gorgeous!
    I wish I were aging as gracefully.

  15. Hello Dear Friend,
    I came home to find some of my roses happily blooming. We had a slight touch of frost last week. Our days of warmth are numbered here! Your pictures are lovely! Thank you for hosting,
    God Bless,

  16. Your last roses still look beautiful! Mine are full of black spot. Like you I will miss my flowers too. On the other hand it's fun thinking of what to change in the garden and plant next year!

    Happy day,

    Madelief x

  17. Your roses are just lovely. I also admire your old tarnished silver and those beautiful vintage hair pins.

    This is my first time to join your party, thank you for hosting.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  18. Thanks so much for hosting this great party. I love your roses, one of my more favorite flowers.

  19. the color of the pink roses in the white vase next to the floral fabric is fantastic!!!

    Karen @ Brayton Homestead Interiors


Please leave a note; I love to read your comments.