The roses are flourishing

The weather here has not been the best for gardening but my roses seem to be flourishing, and I love having fresh flowers to bring in!

The bush that this rose is from was here when we bought our house and it has brought such delight!  In-spite of my gardening ability,  it produces lovely roses that have the most wonderful fragrance!  While my mom was here visiting recently, she bought this pretty vase for me.  What a blessing moms are! I usually recycle bottles for vases or use something found inexpensively ~ so this one will be a treat!  The one in the previous post is actually a Good Seasons salad dressing cruet found at the thrift store, yet I think it makes such a pretty vase with the vines on it!  And one of my very favorite vases is this one ~ which is really a small pitcher, and purchased at the dollar store!

Now I am thinking about vase ideas ~ do you use traditional vases or do you like to use other things for flowers or arrangements?  I would love to hear your ideas!

May the Lord bless your day with an abundance of  joy and grace!

Sharon

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12 thoughts on “The roses are flourishing

  1. Hello Sharon,
    Your roses (my favorite!) are simply gorgeous! So are the vases. I
    like to use all kinds of things as vases. I do have an assortment of
    beautiful vases that were my mother’s but I also use empty olive and
    sesame oil bottles–so pretty, as well as Mason jars and any thing
    else with a nice or unusual shape.
    Hope you and yours have a great 4th!
    Blessings,
    Sandy

  2. Pretty! For the longest time, I saved bud vases and it seemed like they overtook the cupboards. I still have a few. I have a few bowl vases leftover from Kelli’s wedding. Rosebuds with short stems look pretty floating in them. Now that you mention it, I just threw away a green glass lotion bottle. I’m going to go fish it out of the trash can!

  3. Hello Sharon.. Your roses are gorgeous… And I love your new vase.. My Mom collects crystal and vases… I am like you and tend to lean toward other containers.. Of course, mason jars are my favorites but I also love to collect old bottles and use them…
    Sending blesssings your way…

  4. Sharon, your roses are so, so pretty! I love your vases especially the small pitcher 🙂 My favorite vase is a tall, skinny, glass vase that came from the Dollar General. We have lots of little rose buds on our bushes and can’t wait for them to open!

    Hope you have a great weekend.

    Vicki

  5. Hi Sharon,
    Your roses are so beautiful! I have several regular vases I’ve collected over the years that I use. I like the ones you have, especially the little pitcher…so cute!

    Have a great day!!

  6. Beautiful blooms!!

    I have a collection of vases I’ve received here and there, but I also love to use pretty scrapbook paper to decorate large cans (cans we’ve used for baked beans or veggies and the like all cleaned out). I did this a couple of summers ago and cut hydrangea blooms from our yard to put inside them. I kept some inside our home and then gave some to friends! I posted a pic of it on a post entitled “Tin Can Decor” in February of 2010. =) Neat post!

    The pitcher is adorable ~ what a find!

    Blessings,
    Katie

  7. Thanks Susan, I do so enjoy the roses and other flowers this time of year. I think I am going to have to be on the lookout for some more simple vases as my supply seems to be dwindling!

    I hope you have a blessed weekend,
    Sharon

  8. Thanks, Vicki! Isn’t it such a blessing that some of our favorite things don’t have to cost much! 🙂 I’m sure your roses will be beautiful! I hope it won’t be long until you are enjoying their beauty and fragrance!

    Have a blessed weekend with your family,
    Sharon

  9. Hello Faye & blessings to you!

    Yes, mason jars ~ for some reason I seem to forget about them when it comes to flowers but I do love the country look they give. Thanks for the reminder!

    I hope your weekend is a blessed & joyful one! Happy Canada Day to you!
    Sharon

  10. Dear Pom Pom ~

    Your idea of floating roses sounds perfect for the wild rose growing outside our front fence ~ I’ll have to try it!

    You made me giggle with the mention of fishing your lotion bottle from the trash can! 🙂 I hope you were able to rescue it ~ I just love the look of flowers in green glass bottles ~ so simple & sweet!

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Sharon

  11. Sandy, aren’t roses such a joy? Your mother’s vases must be such a treasure. I too, like to use empty olive oil bottles ~ especially the smaller green ones, and Mason jars have such a lovely Country look. Thank you for sharing!

    Have a blessed 4th of July weekend with your family,
    Sharon

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