Thursday, February 17, 2011

For the Love of Roses...

The rose bushes in our garden are just starting to bud and although I know it will be some time before we see any of their splendid blooms, I am giddy with anticipation!  In the meantime I thought I would share with you more of the roses blooming here inside our home...on teacups, plates, in books etc.  I've set up a rose themed vignette on our dining room buffet just for you!  Enjoy!

"Language of Roses" by Stelvio Coggiatti.  I love this book.  It's much too pretty to have tucked away on a shelf!  If I remember right, I paid $1 for it at a yard sale a few years ago!  This rose is my favorite.  It's called Eden.

Royal Albert's "Lady Carlyle."

This teacup came from my husband's grandmother's collection and it is my very favorite.  The back stamp reads: "To commemorate the birth of Princess Margaret Rose 1939." 

My prized $2 yard sale teapot.  I know I've shared it before but when I opened my Victoria book "At Home With Roses" today and saw the same "Winton Julia Chintz" pattern, I decided I needed to share again.

Okay, so these aren't roses, but are they not the prettiest carnations you've ever seen?  My mom brought me a bunch for Valentine's Day and I just had to share them with you!

Are you ready for the weekend?  I know I am!  I have sooo many projects to work on...housework, organizing, crafting, pricing things for the shop...  I should really make myself a list!  Thank you so much for stopping by to take a stroll through my little bone china rose garden!  I do hope you enjoyed your visit! 

Have a wonderful weekend!
Best Wishes and Blessings,


I'll be joining in on these fun parties!   
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Favorite Things Friday at A Few of My Favorite Things
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Show off Your Cottage Monday at The House in The Roses


  1. That little teapot is a real gem!!! So sweet and dainty. What a great find and treasure ~ you must have been thrilled to see it in Victoria.

  2. Amanda ... you must have one of the prettiest homes I've seen! It's so lovely and I've certainly enjoyed my visit today! Enjoy your weekend.

  3. All the roses are beautiful, and so is your home! Thank you for allowing us to see the beauty!

  4. beautiful post with beautiful photos! love all your china! especially the chintz teapot! my fave! thanks for sharing. have a good weekend!

  5. Beautiful blog post! I like China and roses too.

  6. Amanda..Your Grandma's cup (which is my favorite also) reminded me of my Grandma's monthly Birthday club which they would buy a cup and saucer for the monthly birthday girl. I'll have to go through some old boxes and see if I can find any. Thanks for the memories!!!

  7. Hi Amanda,
    Your post is so pretty and really appeals to this girly-girl! I am loving your pretty creamy white teapot! I love all the roses and your china too. The carnations are scrumptious! Would love to have you stop by for a visit. We probably have some things in common. Have a wonderful weekend. I am your newest follower!


  8. So beautiful, love all the wonderful roses in the china! Can't wait to see your real ones,
    thanks for linking up for VIF!

  9. As I read through your post, I just kept thinking, "How lovely...." then "How beautiful"....Needless to say, I love it all!

  10. Such beautiful pinks to share today.

  11. Everything is so pretty. I have never seen so many roses. The teapots are especially lovely.

  12. Very, very pretty...the whole post is lovely. Wonderful pictures and all of the roses! I love Eden too and have one in my garden. (-:

  13. All your vignettes are stunningly beautiful and romantic. Happy PS

  14. You have so many beautiful things! I am ready for warmer weather and blooming roses too.
    I see you have your booth at Camas Antiques! My booth mates and I just went to the Junk Salvation flea market a few weeks ago too. We have a space in Centralia. I want to stop at Camas Antiques next time we go to Portland, it looks like my kind of place!
    Happy Pink Saturday Amanda, it was great to meet you!

  15. Oh, I love your post--everything is gorgeous!!!
    Happy Pink Saturday!!
    I'm your newest follower~happy to find your blog!

  16. Gorgeous post! I could just eat up all those deelish roses! Oh how they make my heart flutter!

  17. Your Eden rose is beautiful and the pictures are all gorgeous. I really enjoyed your post this week.
    Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  18. Hi Amanda,
    Thank you so much for coming to visit me! When I saw the pic of your china last night, I came over because that is my china pattern--I knew we had the same taste!!! I hope you're having a beautiful weekend!

  19. Thank you for stopping by. Love, love, love your blog! So rosy and girly. Just they way I like things.

  20. How gorgeous!
    Happy Pink Saturday.
    Enjoy your weekend.


  21. Happy Pink Saturday Amanda Sweetie...
    I just know you have the most beautiful home ever. Your shares are always so gorgeous and elegant.

    I love that little teapot, and each time you share, I just cheer for you. What a glorious find, and doesn't it just make you so stinkin happy? I love it when I find a real treasure for a simple price. One man's junk is truly another ones treasure.

    I could smell those wonderful carnations when I opened your page. I know that is what drew me in. I love carnations. They are SO beautiful and the pink is such a beautiful soft color. How sweet of your Momma to pick them up just for you.

    Love that chandie hanging over the beautiful vignette you shared today. So pretty sweet friend.

    Have a gorgeous weekend. Thank you so much for the beautiful share. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  22. Happy WINNER Saturday, Amanda - my daughter pulled your name out of the hat this morning, for the Rhinestone Cowgirl Necklace at Bead and Needle. This was the only way to get ahold of you. Drop me a line with your mailing address in it - I will post about it tomorrow, and it will ship first thing Monday morning. Heading to a Bonnie Raitt concert tonight!

    LOVE the teacup with the parakeets on ALL made me swooon, but the parakeets are pretty special!

  23. Roses are my absolute favorite flower. I was pruning off some dead leaves from my bushes yesterday and saw the red leaves and budds starting to appear. My heart skipped a little beat!!! How do you care for your roses during the winter? Do you do anything special? Anyway, you have a lovely collection of rose decor. I love your chintz tea pot!!! Too perfect!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  24. My heart is going pitter patter! I love all those rose china pieces!!

  25. What a pretty in Pink post you put up!!

    I oh my I loooove that teacup with the biries on it!!eeeekkk!!

    First time to stop by~~~via How sweet the sound :))
    Nice to meet you!

    Kay Ellen

  26. I love your vignettes. And I have soft spot for teacups.

    I would like to invite you join my blog party "Being Creative" starting today. I hope you join in!

  27. You have some really gorgeous pinks in your post. The china is delightful. I love the Princess Margaret one the most. But all of it is just lovely. Happy belated Pink Sat.


  28. Oh, I'm like you. I can't wait to see the first rosebud on my bushes. With the recent warm weather, they are leafing out rather quickly. Love all of your beautiful china.

  29. Happy Belated Pink Saturday Amanda
    Congratulations on winning your Rhinestone Cowgirl Necklace at Bead and Needle...can't wait to see your post on it.
    I would be honored it you stopped by and became one of my followers.
    We have a lot in common and you have the sweetest personality.
    Have A Sugar Sweet Day.
    Simply Debbie

  30. Ohhh! I just found your blog via BNOP. Lovely--just lovely! And I even love the beautiful "handwriting" font you use. I'm going to go over to sign up to follow. Thanks for sharing.

    It's probably a good thing I don't live near Camas!


  31. Hi. Just found your blog thru Pink sort of things. I love the Princess Margaret Rose china and have a few pieces left. It is so cute! Love the parrots!


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