Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pink roses ~ joy today

The pink roses were beautiful when fresh, but love how they look now, all dried and turned to a dusky pink, with a vintage look.

I  just dried them in the vase and I did not even need to hang them upside down like I normally do.

More than anything I must have flowers always, always
~ Monet
Today it is another beautiful and sunny day and it reminds me to be thankful.

Thank you for coming by my friend and for new followers, welcome and I really appreciate  those that are kind enough to leave a little note.
Hope you are having a beautiful week



  1. As always you make our house a home. the flowers look lovely. xxx V

  2. Beautiful post, darling!
    Love the Monet quote :)


  3. Roses are just the best, especially pink.
    Delighted to stop by and say hi!

  4. Oh they dried so beautifully Carolyn!!! Now they can cheer you for a long, long time my friend :)
    much love...

  5. Best regards from Paris Carolyn...


  6. Dear Carolyn
    Your pink roses are so lovely. Nice pictures!
    I wish you a happy rest of the week with a lot of sun. Love and hugs Yvonne

  7. Thank you for letting me see the beauty of a faded bouquet of roses. I also love the cut blomer in my home. Right now we can buy daffodils and they are so cheap that I can always have 3 fresh bouquets, the smells very mild but clearly.
    Yes the sun is life-giving. Have a nice day.

  8. Dear Carolyn,
    those Roses are wonderful! I love this kind of Colour!
    And, how Martin said : You always now how to make your house a HOME :O))))
    Have a wonderful week, my dear friend,
    Love and hugs,

  9. hi caroly,
    i love dried roses. the color of your roses are very beautiful - very vintage!
    many greetings & hugs

  10. Oh c`est très beau !!

    Merci de votre doux mot chez moi!

    Bonne semaine!!

    xxx Maria xxx

  11. Fresh roses are beautiful. Dried roses are lovely too! I remember that I dried many roses displayed in a church after our son's wedding ceremony.
    Spring is coming soon here!
    Have a good day,

  12. I agree with Monet, Carolyn! Love the roses, such a pretty colour ...

    Love Claire xxx

  13. Hi Carolyn! Roses are my favorite flowers! Love also the pink type, either when are fresh and dried, they create and adorable atmosphere in the room! Have a good day dear, hugs!:*

  14. Good morning sweet Carolyn!

    I tell you, I cannot wait for spring now! We just got a blast of snow yesterday. We really needed it, but it is hard on the roads and getting around! I want to plant a climbing rose bush on the side of our house. How lovely would that be!

    Enjoy your day! Anita

  15. So true! The vintage look of dried up flowers look so nice!!!!
    Thanks for leaving a sweet comment at my blog dear.
    Do follow too on GFC, FB etc if u like! :)

  16. That's a good idea! You can continue to enjoy the roses.
    love Linda x

  17. I love your beautiful pink roses and love you..........

    This day is a rose. You are a most beautiful flower in my friendship garden.

    Love and hugs and smiles across the miles. Love Jeanne X0X0

  18. Beautiful roses, i like the colour.
    Hugs and love to you

  19. Your roses look so lovely and how wonderful to keep them for a longer period. Did you just put them in a vase with no water to dry them?
    Sarah x

    1. Sarah, I put the roses in just a little amount of water and they dried.


  20. I don't remember when I dried flowers last time. Those little pleasures seem to escape among other 'important' daily stuff. Maybe it's time to bring back the tradition :)

    Thank you for your lovely comments, have a fabulous day! x

  21. They dried perfect !! we have almost spring it was great from

  22. Dear Carolyn, I also love when my roses dries out after their first beauty, they can be enjoyed like that for months ! These are really beautiful, in that shade of pink.
    And you had luck finding a wonderful trenscoat and that wonderful t-shirt dress last week.
    I had some lovely dayes with my dear family, just like you- celebrating Mathilde.
    I wish you wonderful dayes ahead- with hugs from Dorthe

  23. I love roses. Fresh more like dried.

    I wish you a nice week to ;)

  24. They're beautiful, just as much now as as before :)

  25. Good morning dearest Carolyn!

    Thank you for your anniversary wishes! It was fantastic. It was simple but so sweet. My husband wrote the most beautiful poem and we went out to our favorite GROCERY STORE after a bit of fun, and the cashier gave me my choice of flowers to pick from their flower dept....for FREE! I got myself a lovely bunch of white tulips....AHhhh....I love them so!

    Have a super day sweet one! Anita

  26. Hi Carolyn!
    I love so much pink roses, but i'd never guessed they could be so pretty even dried!
    Still i prefer fresh ones!^^

  27. Hello sweet Carolyn, Your roses are gorgeous! I love pink roses! They are just as pretty dried and look very vintage! Beautiful photos sweetie! I am thankful for your friendship and kindness! I hope you have a wonderful day and rest of the week and upcoming weekend! Lots of love and hugs, Paula

    Love the Monet quote!

  28. Awesome pics! So lovely:)

  29. Such cute pictures! Beautiful flowers. I just came across your blog and I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog & if you like, following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! xx

  30. They dried so beautifully! And that is a perfect pitcher for them. I love fresh flowers, but dried is nice too. Less maintenance. :)

  31. Dear Carolyn ,
    I love the MONET quote .
    I like so much your roses , the pink ones end the vintage .

    have a nice day


  32. They dried to a beautiful shade of pink. I usually put the petals in a bowl to enjoy. Most of the time, the petals fall off of mine! Hugs!

  33. Roses are always so beautiful, fresh or dried. Just wanted to wish you a wonderful weekend my sweet friend.


  34. I just love your roses Carolyn...
    Such a gorgeous color before drying. They are so perfect as vintage roses now. I'm sure you will be able to incorporate them into your art!

    I have enjoyed reading your previous posts...just a little slow to get here. Too many projects, not enough time!

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Nancy xo

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  36. Dear Carolyn, my mom is a master when it comes to cut flowers. She always has fresh cut flowers at home and almost every rose bouquet is dried. She has a cabinet where she displays the dried flowers.;)
    When I got married last year, it was at the city hall and the only people present -except for the clerk (and the city hall employees as witnesses)- were me and my husband. He nevertheless bought me a stunning bridal bouquet and I could not bear that fact that it only played a role for 30 minutes. So I have dried it and it still looks lovely a year on. I hope it will keep forever.
    Have a great weekend dear friend,

  37. Hey dear!
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    Wish you a nice weekend!

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  38. So very roses are my favourite. xoxo Happy weekend ....hope you find lots of blessing in your garden this weekend. xo

  39. Hi Carolyn,
    Looks like you are enjoying some gorgeous sunny days. Your roses are so pretty. There is something special about light pink roses. Just beautiful.
    Have a good week and blessings to you.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  40. so happy to discover you blog and to be your newest French follower (LE CHEMIN DU BONHEUR). I love also dried roses ! I agree with Monet's sentence : near PARIS one can visit his wonderful house with the most magnificent garden in the world, a real dream.
    xoxo from PARIS


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