full blown roses



small but charming flowers on monday


roses from the garden this morning and a vintage flower frog from france that we found in the basement after moving in








xo
janet


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~afternoon addendum~

these roses have almost doubled in size since i cut them this morning!







i made this toile pillow and trust me i don't know how to sew.







this is why i love gardening

xo
janet


38 comments

  1. Oh what beauties, maybe in June I'll have some like that.

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  2. Are those roses really from your garden? Are they fragrant? What's their name? They look great with your pillow!

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  3. I love your beautiful blog, and so wonderful to see these roses. I'm so flower-starved at the moment its gorgeous to see them. And I love your red trenchcoat - just beautiful.

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  4. Oh I cannot wait for roses!!!! Yours are beautiful and so is the "frog". I have many glass ones that were my grandmother's. I love the wire.

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  5. Dear Janet,

    To have roses from the garden already. Lucky you! What a beautiful colour it is.

    Enjoy your day!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

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  6. Janet, the roses are fab and so too are your photos. Must dash as I am very late for the flower party!! Sinead

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  7. your flowers are just beautiful.

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  8. thanks everyone and to bowstreet flowers, yes they are from my rose garden and they are extremely fragrant. larry just came in the room and said, wow i can smell these from my office. it's only a few feet away but still. i don't know their names. they are all v old (over 75 yrs old) and have no tags.

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  9. Gorgeous. Love the red--and orange!!--in your living room.

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  10. Janet . . . To echo everyone else, the roses are truly gorgeous.

    Also, did I spot a blue and white toile pillow on the sofa?

    . . . kris

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  11. beautiful roses and love the "frog"

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  12. Hello my dear Janet,

    This is really sweet! We used to have a rose garden where I grew up... these photos brought some great memories.

    Have a great week, sweetie!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  13. Janet - beautiful! As usual... :) Karin

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  14. Oh so beautiful! Cool frog too. Man, I wish spring would get to me in SE Wisconsin already!!

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  15. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the orange one ... the red looks lovely with the red pillow....but I don't think I've ever seen that blue toile pillow!
    Can't believe you have roses! I have brown dirt still. :)

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  16. Gorgeous and I love them in that room!

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  17. sorry, I forgot this...I just hot glued some of my silver candle holders to the silver plates/trays I have laying around everywhere! I think I'm going to make a couple more today...it's addicting. :)

    talk to you in a bit ~

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  18. I've been waiting for you and these roses.

    I can almost smell them here!

    Want that frog1

    xo Jane

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  19. Your roses are so pretty and look fabulous on the book, sitting next to your flower frog. They must make you so happy every time you see them!

    xo annie

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  20. Rose and california climate envy only just about under control over here! Can almost smell them if I stare hard enough! Just gorgeous, and will dream of roses tonight..

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  21. Beyond gorgeous. The perfect accessory in your home. I love that vintage frog....so cool.

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  22. Your roses are beautiful and so are the colourful cushions I see on the sofa!

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  23. WOW,your roses are gorgeous....love the color! I have never seen a flower frog like that before...what a great find :o)
    ~Des

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  24. Dear Janet, Love the pillow you made! Looks so great there. The French frog, what a little treasure and you found it your house! What beautiful color, your living room just sings. Hugs, Joyce

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  25. Your home is gorgeous - I love that reddish pillow and the roses. I hate you because your house is so fine and you are so cool. Why can't I be you? And we have 2 ft of snow in the fucking yard still. What fate is this?

    P.S. I bought a blue and white gingham picnic shirt in honor of you. I shall post photos later.

    With love, T. xo

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  26. Janet, the roses are lovely. So are the pillows - they make such a statement against the simple, clean, white back drop.

    I'm in Northern California, near Sacramento, roses aren't quite in bloom yet.

    Barbara

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  27. I love your living room, it looks so peaceful. I have a thing for white couches. They, sadly, are not condusive to kids, cats and a dog.

    My mom lives in So. Cal and she says her roses are going nuts with all the rain. Yours look lovely. I think the only thing I miss about California other than my family, is the flora.

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  28. Nothing beats beautiful roses in a simple vase. Perfection!!!

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  29. i really love your blog.after downsizing to a smaller house you have been a real fountain of inspiration.could you write something about beauty routine?i am 48 ,married with two grown up daughters and live in greece.i am interested in a low maintenance however groomed style.

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  30. Janet - you have two cute little topiary thingies on your dining room console table - I love them. Are they real? Are they herbs? I need those.

    xo Terri

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  31. Like a woman, roses are at their most beautiful when full and matured.

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  32. I'm jealous...my roses are just starting to bloom, but I was a little late pruning them. They will look great until about June until the overcast days and fog set in which results in rust and other lovely diseases! Do you have any problems like that? If so, do you have a natural solution? I hate chemicals!

    Great job on the pillow!

    Linda

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  33. terri - they are dried moss topiaries that i got at pb about 4 years ago. i've never seen them in a catalog or store since. i walked in a store one day and there they were. i really love them even though they are not living topiaries.

    anon - if you click on the label beauty i believe that is my take on skincare there.

    linda - i have been lucky re diseases. i get aphids but just wash them off with soapy water.

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait until it's rose season here in Canada. Loving your blog, by the way!

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  35. I generally don't cut my roses. They provide
    a beautiful view from my kitchen window. But seeing your post has inspired me.

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  36. Such lovely roses - what a reward for your gardening. And the toile cushion is gorgeous! x

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  37. ah lovely roses!!!!! and pillow!!!!

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