Tuesday, February 21, 2012

for the love of ROSES...

it is no secret

I have a long-term love affair with ROSES

I love ROSES in the garden

I love ROSES in the house

I love ROSES on the wall

I love ROSES on the mantel

I love ROSES in the barn

I really love ROSE dishes

I still remember buying my first ROSE plate
about 25years ago
and I still have it
(of course, I do)


and what that did to my decorating style.


 ROSES here, 

ROSES there,

ROSES everywhere

Besides proving that I have spring fever, 
"Where is this going," you ask?

Last year, when I began  my kitchen makeover
I went from this

lots and lots of ROSES

to this

beige walls, neutrals,

 lace, ironstone,

 more farmhouse primitive

the ROSES were packed away...
not  forgotten

 you know what?
I missed them.

One day, while in the bathroom

this inspired me

My own bathroom became my inspiration.
It combined the all of the elements that I love
and wanted to include in my kitchen.

VINTAGE-that almost goes without saying
WHITE-lots of it
LACE-a bit here and there
WOOD-to warm things up
PRIMITIVE-a touch but not too country
NEUTRALS-gotta have ironstone and tea-stain, too

ROSES done differently 
than  I've done them in the past.
not too many
just enough 
for a pop of color and cheeriness.

I call it 
with a titch of victorian.

when doing a room reveal, I show you the  big picture
and then go onto the details.
I'm doing this backwards...so you will know what my goals were,
what my loves are, and how I made my choices.

Just show me already?!
Here is the teaser
I'm bad, I know

pinky-promise, the rest is coming.....

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Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love roses too. They are so romantic and comforting. Can't wait to see what you are going to do!

Barbara Jean said...

Oh what a gorgeous post!!
Everything is soo soo beautiful!!!

thanks you for blessings.
barbara jean

V I N T A G E O L O G I E said...

You're bad .... I wanted to see the outcome!!! I guess I'll have to wait ; )

I'm sure it will be worth it!

LOVE your roses...xo Jill

Leah C said...

Love roses...and I love what you do with them!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I love roses too, and your style really touches my heart. To pack all the lovely rose pieces away, was heart breaking, so I'm glad to read you are bringing them back into your decorating here and there.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Rene
I Love Roses & I Love visiting your Blog! You create such beauty in your piece of Heaven! Thank you for sharing..


On Crooked Creek said...

Miss Gracie,
Oh, how I love this post...and I, too, love ROSES! That photo of the roses next to the galvanized watering can nearly took my breath away!!! This last photo with the gold frames has me intriqued, indeed! Of course, I'll be back, pinky promise!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- You ARE bad! What a teaser. Your bathroom looks beautiful and I like your kitchen..the before AND the after. You do roses like nobody does roses! xo Diana

Diane said...

Oh be still my heart! What beautiful images, I am also a rose lover. Beautiful post. Diane

sweetpea said...

and it will be beautiful...



Rebecca Nelson said...

You just make me smile. Big fat pink rose smiles with more than a touch of WHITE!

What a blessing!

Now...go see my aprons for WW! :)


Janie Fox said...

I love the teaser. I have lots of ironstone. BUt I have a few rose dishes that I adore. I love pink ones especially~

Elegant Economies said...

Lovely...all of your roses! I love them, too! Following you on your Linky.
Blessings, Audrey

The Old Parsonage said...

Oh how I love your styles - all of them. They all scream romance to me. Bring on the roses!


the old white house said...

I can't wait to see more! t.xoxo

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Oh come on Rene...show the rest! LOL! (*_*) xo

Anne Lorys said...

Your roses and your images make me positively SWOON!


toves sammensurium said...

...and I love every rose on your post!It explains everything.About rose-love!

margits bastelstube said...

Dear Rene,
Yes, roses are beautiful flowers!
I love them too much and I have lots of the garden.
your photos are great again!
Kind regards


Can't wait to see your gorgeous reveal. I share your love of roses-what's not to love???


Deborah said...

I just adore roses too, your photos are so beautiful and so is your home :)

Bee happy x

Have a delicious day!

Alaina said...

How funny, I packed away most of my rose dishes when I redid the dinning room and I am missing them too. I am thinking of bringing a couple of the rose tea cups out to put in special places. Your home is always so beautiful, can't wait to see more.

Anne said...

The suspense is killing me ;-) .I also LOVE roses.I can't live without them.But I use them as an accent more than all over my house.They have there own special place in my house now.

Sheila Rumney said...

I just love your style and all your beautiful roses!

Plumfield House Gardens said...

Stunning, soft pink, love the kitchen

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Beautiful Roses Rene'. I had to pin it on my white and pink board on pinterest. (of course linking to your beautiful blog) Have a wonderful day. Ciao Rita

Rhonda said...

I could never pack away the beautiful roses, thank goodness you pulled them back out and displayed them.

Your photos are just dreamy!!

mudderbear said...

Can't wait...it's beautiful.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

you got it! I am going for a country farmhouse/french theme in our family room makeover which also includes roses. Not too many though. Do you have any Victorian/Sunday Afternoon antique oil paintings? They are my all time favorites. :)

A Whole Lotta Magic said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE roses too!

Come see my blog header; you'll love it, I promise.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I'm on the edge of my seat...
Can't wait to see!

Patty Sumner said...

Girl, how could you leave us hanging like that. I love that you say you are a little of everything... It works! Beautiful and show us the final result... Until then.....blessings!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

tsk, tsk...you are such a tease!! lol.
We think along the same lines, I think. I love warm, earthy tones, ironstone, lace, faded roses and old wood. I like to call my style farmhouse, rustic, cottage and a bit of primitive.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Can't wait! But I know it'll be gorgeous!

Angela said...

You get me every time. I had just gotten comfortable to see the remake of your kitchen and now I have to wait. Can't wait to see where you took the decor and the roses.

Deserae said...

I just discovered your blog and am completely smitten! Your home is sooooo beautiful!!! I can't wait to go back and see more :o)

PS. I am now following you on Google...hope you will follow me back :o)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Okay, all of these photos are gorgeous! I have done the same thing....purged a room of things I love because I thought I had "overdone" it....only to add some back in because I missed them too! I know yours will be perfection! Can't wait to see :)

Lou Cinda

Cynthia said...

Love this post. The roses are beautiful and the frames and the bed, well, everything is gorgeous.

The Victorian Girl said...

Can't wait! Please don't make us wait TOO long. It's already sounding gorgeous!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Love all your roses! What a lovely post. I too, love roses and even wallpapered my little farm cottage kitchen with roses. Thank you for sharing.

time worn interiors said...

Your roses are lovely! I have roses in my house for years, but now I drawn to anything to do with the sea.
But I do love bring fresh flowers into the house from time to time!


Ribbonwood Cottage said...

I like both looks. Love the roses and never tire of them, but I like your redo with the farmhouse primitive with light colors. Love it.
PS I was blessed with handpainted china...all pink and light colored pink roses. Hubby's grandmother handpainted china and gave us a full set for our wedding 32 years ago!

Bohemian said...

Every once in a while I also experiment with other Styles but I do find myself coming full circle and back to my first Loves... but it is nice not to remain static and to mix things up a bit in our Styling and decor. I'm moving away from my brief flirtation with whites and pastels and back to Sepia and Jewel Tones. But I still admire whites and pastels that are done so well that they look inviting and fresh.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Unknown said...

Stunning post!!
Thanks for sharing.

foreverdecorating said...

Outstanding beauty of Roses and vignettes. Your photo editing is also wonderful. Did I tell you that I am lucky enough to have my middle name of Rose?

Passionate for White said...

SO many beautiful rose pictures!!!

Elizabeth said...

I am a rose lover too!

chateau chic said...

Your photos are sooo dreamy and beautiful. Your home exudes peace, calm, and warmth! So lovely.
Thanks for stopping by.
Mary Alice

chateau chic said...

I had to add you to my blog roll so I don't miss out on any of your wonderful posts. :-)
Have a good weekend, Mary Alice

Anonymous said...

Your mantel is gorgeous! Can't wait to see what you're going to show us next! Hugs ~ Mary

Bonnie@ The Hopeless Romantic said...

I just love roses too! Cant seem to quit looking at the photos and cant wait to see the final result. Ur home is so romantic. I love the teacups used as dippers in the jars, i have them in my kitchen aswell.....im gonna linger for abit if u dont mind.......Bonnie

Ana said...

I love the direction you are headed towards. I can't wait to see more. Love, love, love all your roses.

Hugs and Kisses,

Unknown said...

I so love all your roses, pinks, whites all of them...who doesn't love a rose! Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind thoughts.


Bente said...

Thank you so much for your visit.
Love your post. Beautiful.


Cindy said...

I love everything that you do and have done, so I know it will be worth the wait to see the next installation of inspiration!
Your blog is very inspiring!
Hugs Cindy

Cindy said...

I'm not sure what just happened to my comment. But, I just wanted to say that I love everything you do and I know what you are doing now will be wonderful and worth the suspense!
Hgus, Cindy

The Charm of Home said...

Your roses are beautiful! Love the peak of the dining room. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!