A few years ago my husband brought me a dozen roses....
A Rose bush in each pot!
SO...I have a dozen roses in my garden!!
The first bush to bloom this spring is this lovely pink and yellow variety (and no...I don't know the name).
And that's where inspiration hit. I had an old sewing box that had those colors, some trims, some other things, and this is what I came up with.
I shared last week my thread and lace cards and promised to show you my violin shaped ones this week. They ARE violin shaped, but I'm not thrilled with the way they turned out....maybe they should be larger...
The yellowed pearls seem to blend nicely with the other shades of yellows...
Below is one of two lace medallions I recently purchased. I think it's incredible!
These deep red roses are called Sooner roses and their fragrance is so big and intoxicating...wherever we are in the garden, we can usually catch a whif of this lovely.
Do you have roses in your garden? The freshness of a rose seems to take me to a place where old meets new...where nostalgia and present day come together. The rose was a huge part of our ancestry and women (and men) all love roses and have taken them across the world. Our own country was populated with rose cuttings lovingly and carefully kept during the expansions that covered wagons carried over the hills and plains. I can only imagine how carefully they were maintained and how many women smiled when first buds appeared after a treacherous journey to a new and unbroken land was finished.
Whenever you see a wild rose growing along a highway or country road, smile and enjoy. Perhaps it was planted by one of our ancestors journeying to a new home and hope.
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