Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Roses from the garden

I am delighted with my new delicate blush pink rose that is flourishing at the moment. The flowers are large and very beautiful and remind me of a  ballerinas tutu.  I have been filling the house with vases of pretty bouquets of sweetness and it is wonderful to breathe in the scent
Named in memory of Empress Josephine,  she purchased the famous Chateau de Malmaison and garden in 1799. 
It is wonderful that Rose breeders like David Austin,  have been able to preserve some of the Antique roses and today we can still pick the same pretty bouquets that Josephine clipped from her  garden.

The rose has to be the most romantic flower, especially if it has a perfume and my favourite, a soft pastel colour.

Thank you to all who took the time to write such a kind note about my bears.
On Saturday the weather was fickle and with blustery wind and rain and with it also been a Farmers Market all people seemed to want to buy was their bacon and eggs, fruit and vegetables and flowers for the weekend.
Sadly there were no sales, but we had a fun time meeting and talking to some of the others who were brave enough to venture out.

Let us be grateful for people who make us happy, they are charming gardeners who make our souls blossom
~ Marcel Proust.

 I hope your week is full of things that make you happy


  1. Dear Carolyn
    Souvenir de la Malmaison is one of my favourite roses too.
    I love the flat quartered form of the petals and the delicate perfume.
    Those blooms are exquisite.
    I hummed and hawed about the Parnell market on Saturday - now I'm sorry I missed it!
    I get their email each week and saw the beautiful bear on the front - but didn't think for a moment it was you!
    I've been thinking of you - it takes a long time to come to grips with losing your Mum.
    Take care
    Shane xox

  2. My dearest Carolyn,
    this rose is georgeous!
    Sorry about hearing you did hot have any sales at the market :O(
    Wishing you a wonderful and happy week,
    sending much Love and hugs my dear friend,
    Claudia xo.

  3. Dear Carolyn,
    Oh, how beautiful is this rose, and yes, it does look like a ballerina tutu! The photo with the slippers is just lovely. Too bad about the craft market not generating any sales, but it is nice to get out and meet some nice people.
    Thinking of you, sending you hugs xo

  4. What a gorgeous post dear Carolyn! Roses like ballet tutus? Such a delight! And a quote from my mother's favourite author, Proust too! David Austin is the best, I quite agree!

    Warmest wishes,


  5. I'm sorry that you didn't have any bear sales, the bears must all want to stay in your lovely home! I am not surprised that they do with such beautiful roses to look at. It is wonderful to see them as I sit here cold and looking out at the wet and grey, they are so much more beautiful. xx

  6. soooo süß!!! danke für die tollen bilder und inspirationen!!! liebe grüße von angie

  7. they look really unusual and their smell must be...:)

  8. Lindas rosas.
    Me hizo feliz tu post.

  9. Dearest Carolyn,
    I just love this rose. I too agree... David Austin is the best.
    With only a few exceptions, all my roses are David Austin.
    I love the old English roses.
    Blessings dear friend.

  10. My dear Carolyn, I`m sorry you did not sell , but also think that you then happily, could bring all your loved bears home again,- as I know what big work of love it is creating such sweet fellows.
    Your rose is stunning, dear friend,- it truly looks like tutues and that soft colour is sweetness to my eyes. I will have to go look for one in springtime.
    Sending you warm thoughts, and hope you are doing better.
    Hugs from Dorthe

  11. hi dear friend"""!this rose is georgeous! la fotografia es de una perfecta calidad .. que tengas una bendecida semana

  12. Dear Carolyn, your pink blush roses are stunning and I can only imagine how heavenly displayed about your home. Love the pic with your ballet slippers. Such a pretty touch.
    So sorry about the market sales. There will be another time I am sure and in the meantime,your beautiful bears will be with you a bit longer.
    We are about to celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday so it is a busy time preparing for the day.
    Wishing you a wonderful week.
    Hugs and Blessings

  13. Your roses are just gorgeous! I really love the last pictures...so romantic

  14. Wow Carolyn, I have never seen this type of rose ever! You are right; they do look like tutus or paper roses! FABULOUS MY DEAR! Wishing you a peaceful week. Anita

  15. Beautiful roses carolyn....lovely week warm hugs Ria...x!

  16. Your bears are awesome my friend! And I know many were happy to get to see them. Love those pretty ballet slippers. Sweet hugs Diane

  17. Dearest Carolyn,
    So sad for having to pack up the same amount of things that you came with... anticipating a good sale that never happened. Know that feeling too!
    Your roses at least do make up some for that down feeling. They are so lovely and I too enjoy the fragrant ones the most.
    Enjoy your mid-week and sending you hugs,

  18. Now those are just amazing roses! They make my heart flutter friend! I bet just being in their presence makes you feel happy! I'm sorry to hear about the market.....it will go better next time as your bears are just the sweetest creations!!! Wishing you all good things this week Carolyn! Nicole xo

  19. Thank you for sharing your pretty roses with us. They bring a delightful fragrance and beauty into your garden and home. I'm still on the look out to grow them myself, but for now, with Winter approaching, I'm glad that the ones we do have are lingering on a little longer. I'm sorry to hear about the outcome at the market as your bears are so sweet and a labour of love. Sending you best wishes for this week and may it be a one filled with peace :)

  20. I'm sorry to read it wasn't a great sale but then you create special souls who are reserved to very special beings who probably didn't cross your path this time.
    That rose is too precious and its delicacy is so striking you can almost feel the texture and feel the scent of the rose.
    My roses - don't know why - lack scent, it was something that pained me until last Summer. One of the biggest roses I have in my garden - and was unscented during the first blooms - started giving scent and what a glorious scent.
    I really don't know what happened but now I'm hoping that all bushes follow suit.
    Enjoy yours Dear Carolyn.

  21. Such a pretty delicate rose Carolyn I can almost smell the perfume from here. David Austin roses are a delight with their olde-world charm and fragrance. Hoping your week goes well xx

  22. Dear Carolyn
    Your roses from the garden are so wonderful.
    Thank you for the nice comment on my blog.
    I wish you a happy rest of the week and send you a lot of greetings from Switzerland.
    Love and hugs Yvonne

  23. Good morning beautiful Carolyn! Gosh those roses make me happy as they fan out like a ballet tutu!

    Thank you for your comments and on my mum's photo. She as been gone now almost 30 years, but the holidays always bring her back. May you know that we here on this side of the globe are grateful for friends like you though far away, are near to us in creative spirit. LOVE TO YOU! Anita

  24. Oh my, those roses are gorgeous, Carolyn! What a perfect delicate match to the ballet slipper...clever to add that photo.So feminine!
    Sorry your bears didn't sell as you hoped (I think they are so cute) but pleased you had a good time.
    Happy rest of the week!

  25. Daar Carolyn, oh what a beautiful rose you have! One day I want to visit Malmaison and to see all the roses of Josephine. Groetjes, Hetty

  26. This is my favourite colour of rose and these are perfect. So delicate and they certainly remind me of ballet tutus. The last photo brought back memories of my ballet classes and my pointe shoes. Sorry to hear that your market day was not so suceessful but at least you still enjoyed it!

  27. Gorgeous post, darling!
    Love these pale pinks!


  28. Your gorgeous roses immediately made me think of my two little granddaughters all dressed up for ballet class.
    Having just read the end of this post I think I might have missed an earlier one, so I will leave this comment and go and investigate.
    Have a lovely weekend. Barbara

  29. David Austen roses are always so pretty! What a beauty this one is: it's soft pink colour, the many petals.....Really beautiful!

    Happy weekend Carolyn!

    Madelief x

  30. Wow another beautiful rose. It is always so lovely to share your flowers when my garden is empty. Sarah x

  31. Carolyn,
    These roses are very unusual looking and so beautiful. They don't look like the ordinary roses, and the color is so soft and pretty, but appear to be sturdy at the same time. You know your rose post put a smile on my face, don't you? A simple rose is magic to me.

    Have a peaceful weekend.


  32. Carolyn, the color of your roses is gorgeous, one of the most beautiful I ever saw. They are dreamy and make me think of ballerinas too. Have a great weekend, kisses xo

  33. David Austin roses are always so beautiful...romantic and full of love!
    Have a great weekend,

  34. Wonderful bears in your last
    post, and i love your beautiful
    Enjoy the sunday

  35. Hi Carolyn. Oh your roses are gorgeous. Love the color.
    Whish you a great new week.
    Hugs from cold Norway

  36. What exquisite roses, achingly beautiful in that delicate pink.

  37. Absolutely gorgeous roses Carolyn. They do look like ballerina's tutus. I can only imagine their fabulous scent. Enjoy my friend. A Happy new week to you and Happy December.


  38. Such beautiful roses, dear Carolyn!!!!
    Their color is so delicate and sweet, and i can imagine their lovely scent!
    Enjoy the spring! :D

  39. Oh my, Carolyn, your roses and photos of them are amazing. I love this rose!!!!! I wonder if it would grow here. I have only had 4 DA roses survive here and that is only barely survive. The pink in this rose is truly perfection!
    I hope you had a wonderful sale---your bears are all so darling. I hope the day was fun and you met a lot of new people. I love sales like that.
    I hope you are having a great week my dear.
    sending hugs your way....


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