Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Rosy Days

 It's that rosy time of year again here...and in many other gardens too, I know....each day there are more and more sweet scented blooms opening, and rose petal confetti strews the grass..
 The top picture shows the rose which climbs over the trellis at the side of the terrace, deliciously scented and lovely to sit near..... the picture above shows one of my favourites, it's very sweet and good for picking as the flowers last a few days and the petals don't immediately fall off, they just gradually subside....
                                      I put these in an old sky blue enamel kitchen utensil holder
 One of the deep cerise multi petalled roses next to Auntie Winnie's cups...not our Auntie Winnie, as we didn't have one, but a couple of friends were clearing out their Auntie Winnie's house and asked if we'd like a lot of  old unwanted china (yes please!!) and we received these cups and saucers (a part set of five) plus lots of other interesting things..so their Auntie Winnie is  often remembered here...
 Gathering roses for Daisy's party - Sarah put them in jam jars with ribbon round the top, so simple and pretty...I will have some photos soon but haven't had time to sort through them yet...
Daisy had a lovely birthday and on her behalf I'd like to thank everyone for their kind birthday wishes ..(she has been very busy eating cake, wheeling her doll's pram and playing with her new cooker)....here is a stylish picture for her wall made specially by Rosie...now Auntie Rosie, of course....It was a lovely treat for us to have Rosie home for a few days over the weekend...
Thank you so much for dropping by to my bit of blogland, and for all the lovely comments. I hope you are having a rosy week, with blue skies, sunshine and time to enjoy the roses...Back soon xxxxx

31 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Gorgeous roses Helen, I can almost smell them here.
I love Auntie Winnie's china too, so pretty.
So glad Daisy had a lovely birthday. :)
No blue skies here yet but the weather forecast is good so fingers crossed they're on their way!
Vivienne x

Bev C said...

Hello Helen,

Love your rose photo's. The first day of Winter here and we had some rain which was so great.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Oma Nijn's Country Huis said...

wat een mooie rozen,die van mij beginnen nu ook,hier geniet ik van.lieve groetjes

oma nijn

Pomona said...

Snap! I have just posted about roses (and other flowers), too ... great minds?

Pomona x

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Helen:
Yes, roses, always associated for us with June. And yours are so lovely, especially the deep cerise one, a colour which we always think so very striking.

Aunt Winnie's cups are so pretty and make perfect companions to your roses. The scent throughout your house must be wonderful. We can only imagine!

a mermaids purse said...

i wish i had roses that beautiful drifting across my court yard like confetti-- how beautiful!!!!
really stunning...i have a little potted yellowish rose amongst my pots ;0) enjoy your sweet roses xx

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Good Morning Helen, lovely to wake up to your rosy post. The roses are just beautiful and the aroma from them must be amazing. So wonderful Daisy had a happy birthday, 1 year olds aren't they the best! Have a lovely day, xoRobin❤

Rubyred said...

What a lovely rosy post! Love the colour, so pretty, as are Aunt Winnie's teacups!
Love the pretty sign your daughter made for Daisy too!
Rachel x

Simone said...

A beautiful post. I think Auntie Winnie's china is lovely and great that it has gone to someone that appreciates it. I love your rose arrangements, especially the one in the blue container. x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Lovely, lovely roses - and very pretty china! I like Daisy's poster! Abby x

koralee said...

How I love your pink roses...makes me want to go plant a bush...we are moving into a new home and I have a list of wonderful plants to plant in my garden...hugs for a great day. xoxo

crafts@home said...

Lovely roses, lovely photographs, and what a lovely poster Aunty Rosie made for Daisy, what a lovely pink, sweet smelling party she must have had with all those roses around
Sue Xx

Frances said...

Hello Helen.

I'd like to echo the earlier comments about the beauty of the roses and of Auntie Winnie's china.

This is summertime at its best! Great time for a party too, it would seem.

Best wishes.

Naturally Carol said...

I love Aunt Winnie's name..I wonder if she was a Winifred or like my granny..an Ethelwynne...such old fashioned names! They go beautifully with roses though 'cos they're such old fashioned flowers..traditional beauty.

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Beautiful roses Helen and Aunt Winnie's china is so lovely...there is nothing better than vintage pieces with a story to tell, is there?..
Let's hope the sun shines on your roses over the next few days...
Susan x

GardenofDaisies said...

Your pink roses are just beautiful! I adore pink flowers! Aunt Winni'es teacups are beautiful. I love the color!!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous! I have wild roses starting to flower through my hedge! Loving them! Cx

Teje said...

Hi Helen! I'm thinking if there is something more beautiful than light pink rose - perhaps not!
Thank you for sweet and beautiful photos! I wish you as lovely time as your roses!
xxx Teje

by Teresa said...

Dear Helen, thanks for sharing your roses. We've had such a dark, cold, rainy Spring here in Oregon.. and our Portland Rose Festival begins next week and none of the roses are in bloom anywhere!! ::sigh::

So, I'lll have to make do with your photos of them.

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

Your roses look beautiful. I like the shade of pink and the abundance of flowers.

Lucky you to be receiving those pretty teacups from your friend. I can see you sitting in your garden, enjoying the late evening sun and drinking tea out of them :-)!

Happy evening & lieve groet,

Madelief x

Squirrelhaus said...

So in love with roses...they are wonderful!! I absolutely love the photo with the blue enamelware cup!!!!!!
Have a great week!
Chris :o)

Jane said...

Hi Helen, I have been off the radar due to no internet connection...so good to be back. Next to daffodils roses are my favourite flowers and I love their scent. Your china is soooo pretty, lucky you! I'm glad Daisy had a super birthday.
Jane x

Mia said...

I love everything in this post, Helen! The flowers, the colors, the china and the Daisy-wall, just wonderful! It'll take still a few weeks until we'll have the roses here so thank you for sharing these! They'll do greatly in the meanwhile!

Happy week!

Yours,
Mia

Becky J said...

My Granny Winnie left me some beautiful china too but sadly I keep it packed away as china and young children don't mix! So glad Daisy had a lovely birthday.
My husband persuaded me to chop down my one rose in the garden as it was too close to a path but it's come back with a vengence and growing away from the path! Hooray! Yours are truly stunning.
Becky x

debbie said...

Is there anything prettier than pink roses? Well possibly, but these are lovely!

Bluebell said...

Helen your rose bushes look magnificent! The pretty sky blue pot is just the perfect foil for your gorgeous pink roses. Like everyone else I just love Aunt Winnie's china, you lucky thing!x

LissyLou said...

I love the posy - gorgeous xx

do you mind if i knit said...

Aaaahhhhh! I can smell those roses, they're absolutely beautiful! Love Vanessa xxx

flowers on my table said...

Oh Daisy's party sounds just wonderful, can't wait to see the photos. Your roses are really lovely, and look gorgeous in your little blue pot. Thankyou so much for your lovely comments you left on my blog, they were very heart-warming and greatly appreciated. I stole the "things I love " idea from Julie at The Cloth Shed, she didn't mind! Have a wonderful weekend, love Linda x

gillyflower said...

Just love those pink roses Helen - they look lovely in the blue enamel pot.
So glad that Daisy had a lovely birthday.
Love the pink poster Rosie made for her, it looks fab!
Enjoy this sunny weather!
Gill xx

Clairy said...

Aww, I had an Auntie Winnie - she wasn't a proper auntie, she was my Sunday School teacher. She was lovely and I haven't thought about her for ages. Thank you for making me think of her x