Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink!
Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday June 26, 2009 as we present "A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME"

I've never seen a rose I didn't love. From the first blossom of spring, gently swaying in the breeze, to an intricately stitched needlepoint rich in history, I love them all. Silk roses mixed with a bunch of silk hydrangeas, gracing a vase on the mantle. Cabbage roses on a sugar bowl and creamer, brought out for a grandmother's tea. Colorful rose cupcakes scented as beautifully as they look. Roses represent so many wonderful things and are often used to celebrate special milestones such as weddings, births and anniversaries. We might write a special announcement on stationery with long-stemmed yellow roses lying against a background of a French poem. Use white satin roses to create wedding memories in a vintage box. Roses have also been used throughout the centuries in home décor. Like wild pink roses painted on porcelain china plates. A crystal bud vase embellished with a pink silk rose, ready to hold a freshly picked rose bud from the garden. A French ribbon rose attached to a crocheted cushion in the living room. Hand built ceramic roses to use as drawer pulls, or as a magnet to hang up a special photograph. Milliners used silk roses to embellish the finest hats; perhaps one covered with embroidered lace and handmade millinery roses. Seamstresses stitched the richest brocade drapes adorned with roses. Grandmothers embroidered the most delicate rose patterns on tablecloths and handkerchiefs. Now we can give silky velvet rose pins a special corsage. For everyday occasions, you might wear a vintage pink rose apron or admire a rose-shaped pillow made of hot pink satin.
Throughout the years, famous artists have studied and painted every aspect of the rose. Antique lithographs and post cards from the 1800s grace our homes today with their everlasting beauty. From a rhapsody of roses printed on canvas and hung over a doorway to garlands of decal roses that make favorite items look hand painted, roses continue to gracefully fit every lifestyle and décor.

Photo Contribution 1: Katie's Rose Cottage Photo Contribution 2: The Decal Cottage


The French Bear said...

That's a beautiful post, I just love roses, and you are so right, any way shape or form!!! They are magnificent !!!!
Should you get another bunny, you could call her Rose!!! How are you doing sweetie?
I need you to send me your address, I would like to send you a little something!
Margaret B

Anonymous said...

Shell what a beautiful blog you have a gift for writing, wish I did, so sorry about your poor little bunny
take care
sassy gail

Diane Duda said...

It is a wonderful post, Shell! I'm drawn to any fabric with roses...i just can't help myself. Ohhh... and wallpaper. My kitchen wallpaper has a beautiful rose pattern. I thought I might get sick of it. But no. NOt yet, anyway.
I'm thinking of doing a "Flower Girl" series and one of them will be named "Rose". NOw to teach myself to paint one. I hope I can do it justice.
(I'm so sorry about your sweet Chloe.) :(

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Shell! Such a beautiful post! And my favorite theme too! (besides bunnies of course, lol!)

I hope you are doing okay, I have been thinking of you a lot.

Love and bunny hugs,

Sparklyjools said...

Your blog always makes me feel calm and gentle (even when I'm in a terrible mess!)

I've awarded you Shell! see my blog for details.
Love Jules x