Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Of roses...

Do you like red roses?
 
Umm, red roses are not really my favorites, but my husband surprised me with a dozen red roses this past Valentine’s Day.




I kept them in their original water and they lasted forever… really, they lasted for a whole month.  Only last week I removed the stems and kept the dried blooms.  But I will be discarding them soon.

 

I don’t know why, but I dislike red market roses. Dried red roses don’t appeal to me at all… they almost frighten me. Something about death, and mortality that I don’t like. I don’t feel the same way with any other type of roses. In fact, I find a special beauty and tenderness in dried roses and used to collect and dried all my cut roses back at the house in the roses.  It was hard to part from them and I still treasure some of the blooms and petals I collected and saved when we moved… but red market roses are another story. Do you feel that way too? I know, I must be as square minded as my square dinning table is ;) Oh well!

 
And then there are other roses…  Can a room have way too many roses in its decor?  Uhh yeah. Tacky I know, but you know how much I love roses... that are no red ;)    
 
 
"Home is where your story begins"  I love this quote.  And guess what?  I have yet another story to begin!  Soon, real soon!  The little white cottage in the woods.  Yes!  I'll be sharing more about this soon...  I hope ;)
 
 
“Wish it, believe it, and it will be so.”  
 


20 comments :

  1. Great post Cielo. I love roses as much as you do and I am so excited that mine have started blooming already. They are FULL of buds and are ready to pop. With the warmer weather coming - high 80's they will more than likely be in bloom by this weekend.
    Your pictures are very good and I love the sign.
    Mary

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    1. I'm so happy for you... around here, the woods are still bared, and only a few daffodils… I can hardly wait to move to our own little house so I can start planting and filling up my little world with flowers again…

      Cielo

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  2. Cielo,
    I think you could never have too many roses:) So beautiful !!
    Have a blessed day,
    Teresa
    sugar, spice and whatever's nice

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  3. What a sweet guy to remember you that way on Valentine's Day, Cielo! I'm not a red rose kinda girl, either. Would much rather have pinks! And I agree about dried red roses. There is something kind of...sad and dark about them. I'm looking forward to your story, Cielo!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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    1. Laurie.. soon, I hope! ;) Thank you for following me through my stories.

      Cielo

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  4. It was very thoughtful of you to keep them around for so long even though they aren't your favorites. Perhaps your husband secretly likes red roses. They remind me too much of blood. And dead ones are like yucky old blood. Hope that isn't too gross a description. I do love all your other roses. I can't wait to hear your new story of the little white cottage in the woods.

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    1. Oh I know exactly what you mean. I kept them for so long only because of love... ;)

      Thank you for stopping by

      Cielo

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  5. Oh, such beauties and wonders await! I know the cottage in the woods will be lovely if we all wish really hard! My grandmother loved, loved red roses. My actual favorites are the big cabbage roses, but to buy... White roses with little fern and babies breath... I may have to treat myself one of these days... Mom doesn't like to buy flowers. She likes them in the yard! Keep us in the loop. We are holding our dreams for you!

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    1. Ahhh, and the Old English roses for sure! So very lovely! Thank you for holding your dreams for me dear Gayla... that sounds so pretty! ;)

      Cielo

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  6. Ah...Cielo, I can't WAIT to hear more about the Little Cottage in the Woods! I am so excited for you! Ooh...my heart flutters! xoxo Jen

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    1. Me too me too.... hopefully soon.

      Cielo

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  7. Oh my dear, I cannot wait to hear about the little white cottage in the woods
    xx

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    1. I'll keep you posted for sure, Jacqui! Thanks for stopping by!

      Cielo

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    2. I love all flowers, but roses are special...the yellow ones are so happy, the pink ones are so girlie and the white ones have a pureness about them.. the red roses in the flower language speak to love and passion... I like to think the dried red ones are like a couple who have been together for many years..the passion has faded a bit but the love still endures.
      I would rather receive flowers as a gift more than anything except something hand made.
      We are all waiting to see the first pictures of your new little white cottage...In my mind I picture it as something from a fairytale....where else would our dear Cielo live...
      Sherry

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    3. Sherry.... I so love you.... love how you see the world. To think of the sad dried red roses as an old couple whose love has grown to be like the roses---deep in color and perseverance... love it. Thank you for coming by and lifting me up...

      Cielo

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    1. Hi Janny.... from France! How fancy that sounds! ;) Been to Paris, and love it!

      thanks for stopping by

      Cielo

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  9. I love any color roses. My favorite are yellow.

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    1. Renee... for you: "The bright, sunny color of yellow roses evokes a feeling of warmth and happiness. The warm feelings associated with the yellow rose are often akin to those shared with a true friend. As such, the yellow rose is an ideal symbol for joy and friendship".

      Cielo

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