Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Savouring Roses

There's just something about roses, in any way, shape or form that is so alluring. They have always been the queens of the flower kingdom. (I know, I sneaked a peony in there!!!)

This sweet thing, called the Fairy, isn't anything short of amazing when it puts on its show!
Small bunches, like little nosegays already formed, show up in late June. Like a princess, it takes its place at the front of my back path and in full bloom looks like a puffy little crinoline, two to be exact. One on each side
of the flagstone pathway.

Porcelain roses will do in a lampshade finial, Ralph Lauren wallpaper, and the gorgeous border of vintage platter.

and I'll take them in a happy, softly coloured vintage quilt.

Cinderella Fairy is a new acquisition this spring.  Coming along in just a few short months since it was planted
and looking so at home with moss covered stones!

Gathering roses, looks so sublime by the look on the face of this little florist (I presume!)

and Italian mojalica roses keeping it company.

I found this little lamp at a small antique shop in Niagara on the Lake, called Queen's Antiques.
It would be at home anywhere, cottage or castle.

I've even painted the names of roses I have grown on my terrace umbrella.

This is a gorgeous old English rose, white turning creamy....

My very favourite rose, named after Marie Antoinette's gardeners wife, Fantin Latour, soft shell pink ,
cabbage rose. 

Louise Odier, another lovely old English rose, magenta pink.

Roses, I imprinted on a door in my shop, Acorn Lane.

The last thing you saw, as you exited. many ways to savour the beauty of roses.

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  1. Hi Nella! How exciting! I can't wait to see every corner of your world! Your garden is magnificent, LOVE the potting bench, LOVE the script of favorite old roses on your umbrella. You have wonderful things going on underfoot and up in that mind of yours. SO looking forward to sharing this new journey of yours!!! Congratulations on the leap! XOXO Trish

  2. You did it Nella with your fabulous signature style...I was thrilled to see the launch of your beautiful blog! Following and admiring every step of your journey will be pure delight. Your lush gardens, rose, peonies, the potting bench...I am already hooked.


  3. What a truly beautiful site! Each picture not only shows the beauty of the subject but reveals the beauty that is within you!
    You display each treasure already lovely unto itself, such that it reaches its full potential.
    You have a rare gift for the creative and bring inspiration to all who are fortunate enough to share and experience your photos and creations!


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