Saturday, July 21, 2012

Pretty in pink

Pink roses are my favourite and I often like to take home some flowers, to brighten up the house.
I remember reading, that Elton John had big bouquets of flowers delivered to his home every week and although mine are just a little bunch of roses, they make me very happy seeing them.

These shots were taken with my iphone, as I was walking along a street in Ponsonby yesterday ... I always admire these two quaint houses when I pass by them and they had such pretty street appeal, with lavender and roses growing in the front gardens.

If you enlarge the photo you can see all the little rose hips

 I just love these pink magnolia trees that were blooming, all along the streets of the Newmarket shopping center. The flowers remind me of a pretty pink organza ball gown.

Wishing you all a very lovely weekend


  1. Hello Dear Carolyn...
    I have enjoyed your posts this month...and this post is especially lovely. I love your vignette of roses and ballet slippers. So pretty.
    I just love the detail and sweetness of the homes you have photographed. The first house is especially charming.

    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!
    Hugs, Nancy xox

  2. I do love walking and coming across quaint, pretty little homes. Don't see such places here. And can't walk in this heat. :/ Have a beautiful day! Tammy

  3. Thank you !!...have a nice

  4. The house look beautiful indeed Carolyn and I can imagine why they appeal to you so much! The magnolia looks beautiful. It's good to see spring has arrived in your country.

    Thank you for posting a link to my giveaway too. I appreciate it very much!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

  5. Amazing with the magnolia that bloom in the city center. And pink roses is beautiful, now they bloom here also.
    Wish you a sunny weekend

  6. Carolyn, your pictures are lovely.
    My roses have just been pruned for the winter and you would never believe that a few sticks could make such wonderful flowers.

  7. My grandmother (who used to live next door to us) had a gorgeous (and HUGE) magnolia tree in her garden. It was a delight to see in bloom.
    I miss having a home with a apartment has its advantages, but I wish I could go out and pick blooms for my home every day.
    Have a lovely flower-filled weekend, Carolyn!

  8. Gorgeous post, darling!
    Happy weekend :)


  9. ✿彡✿⊱╮¸.•°
    Fotos muito bonitas.
    Bom fim de semana!

  10. My deareast Carolyn,
    these are really pretty pinks :o) Your roses are so wonderful! Have a happy weekend!!!
    xox Traude

  11. Wondeful pictures. The first one really makes me smile. Those lovely ballet shoes. I used to dance classical ballet from the age of 4 until the age of 21.
    Have a great day.

  12. Dearest Carlolyn,

    What a pretty way for decorating Newmarket shopping area with Japanese Magnolias! Lovely idea.
    Have a great weekend.
    Love to you,

  13. What a beautiful bouquet, I love Roses.
    And what a lovely house.
    Have a nice weekend dear Carolyn.
    Warm wishes, Mea

  14. I hope you have a wonderful week, Carolyn!!

    Love the roses and pink slippers together. So very pretty!!


  15. Carolyn,
    You know, pink roses are a favorite of mine too. There's just something about them that always brightens up my day. The magnolia trees are so pretty. I wish I had those in my front yard. I can see why you like these houses - they are very charming.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  16. Love those Pink roses! And yes, those houses are quaint indeed. Very silent and very beautiful.
    Wish you a very wonderful sunday Carolyn:)

  17. Oh, I've been to your country once. Lovely pictures of your garden♡♡♡
    Thank you very much for stopping by♬♬♬
    Lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  18. OOHH! what wonderful houses..
    Have a good new week!

  19. Dear Carolyn, thankyou for your kind and sweet wisches, my weekend is almost gone now, only sunday evening is left.
    Love your pink roses with the balllet slippers, so beautiful, and also the Magnolias.
    Wonder what time it is in your place now? Here it is 18.00 sunday evening.
    Hugs to you from Denmark.

  20. My darling friend,

    I have been away for an entire week, entertaining a DEAR OLD friend from high school. She has left and I am back in Blogland, enjoying my visits. How gorgeous are these two homes for I love a white picket fence. I HOPE YOU ARE WELL!!! Back to the "drawing board" for me now! Anita

  21. awe pink!!! my favorite colour!!! wonderful post Carolyn and you got me with those pink ballet them!!!!! Wishing you a wonderful day!!!!

  22. Hi Carolyn!

    The pink toe shoes are perfect sitting along side the beautiful roses! I share your love for roses and bought a dozen white roses yesterday. I too have heard that E John purchases lots of fresh flowers.. I think he places some in each room.. yikes! that's pricey!

    Such pretty, quaint homes near-by. Thank you for sharing and also for always stopping by to say hi.


  23. Oh wow, how beautiful, Carolyn!!! and I love those ballet slippers!!!

  24. Dear Carolyn,
    what a lovely post in Pink :O))

    Have a happy and wonderful new week,
    love and hugs,

  25. lovely flowers, such pretty shades of pink!

  26. i too love pink---lovely trees :)

  27. Dear Carolyn,

    I love pink roses and ballet too (i did ballet many years when i was little)!
    Lovely pics, the last one is so sweet!

  28. Hello dear Carolyn,
    What a beautiful post! I too love pink roses... What a lovely walk past these pretty homes..
    Thank you so much for visitng, I am so sorry it has taken me so long to respond.. Still working in the kitchen.
    Wishing you a beautiful week.

  29. Hi Carolyn, Oh what inspiring pics you share. The little cottages with the gardens in front are darling. I love your pic with pink roses and ballet slippers. Now that is an inpsiration for a painting for sure.
    Your walk must have been special.

    Thank you for sharing my friend. Hope you are enjoying the season.
    Sending hugs for a special day.
    Love to you, Celestina Marie

  30. Oh my goodness Carolyn, I don't think I have ever seen a pink magnolia tree...I love magnolia trees, they are my favorite but since I've only seen them in white I thought that was all there was. How pretty in pink (my favorite color)

    Much love,

  31. Dear Carolyn,
    Walking about and seeing sweet houses is a enjoyable thing to do. These houses you have showed are delightful.

    Pink roses are absolutely gorgeous....espcially love the soft pink ones!

    May all your days be filled with roses.....wouldn't that be a nice treat?

    Would love this,

  32. Lovely selection of pics!!!!
    I'm following you now on GFC! this blog is great!
    like to follow back? I hope so! we could stay in contact!!
    kisses dear!!!


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