Friday, 28 October 2011

Its all coming up Roses!

I adore Roses, especially old fashioned roses such as Albertine and all the David Austin roses. Next month is the Parnell Rose Festival and I will be heading off with my camera to share their roses with you. I am also excited about showcasing two private Auckland cottage gardens that have previously featured in NZ Magazines. These gardens are crammed in every corner with beautiful old fashioned roses and English flowers such as Hollyhocks, delphiniums, foxgloves and many other English delights. 

My new house unfortunately has the tiniest garden imaginable, hardly bigger than a postage stamp and so the only claim to roses are two standard icebergs that flank my rear patio.  I've been watching my roses closely for their first buds but not close enough it seems.  I noticed that one rose was glossy and healthy with lots of new shoots whereas the other seemed to be sparse and straggly. On closer inspection I discovered all the new shoots had and were being munched on by tiny little "green fly". Its taken a lot of persistence but finally I have managed to get on top of the little critters and  slowly my rose is recovering from its Green fly beating, I am sure though that they will not be a patch on the ones I will see at the Rose Festival next week.

Today It's all about Roses so I have sourced some lovely products fitting for my "Rose" theme to share with readers today.

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I couldn't resist this image and can imagine this pretty romantic table setting for a bridal shower - image source via pinterest.

Vintage Paris Rose Tags - Set of 3
These sweet Rose gift tags US$3.25 for 3, are available from Creative Visions an etsy shop specialising in French and vintage inspired paper goods.

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Watercolour Rose Print Prom Dress made by Dig for Victory - 99.00 (UK Pounds) size can be made to order from Folksy

These gorgeous Arabella  antique Rose cushions in duck egg, 38.00 (British Pounds) are available from Peacock Blue,. Also available in cream.

Rosenholm rose pink throw pillow embroidered linen - Designers Guild US165.00.
This gorgeous throw pillow combines embroidered roses and soft vibrant coloured linen edged with beautiful cross stitched detailing. 100% plain linen reverse.

shabby chic roses cushion cover,green pillow cover OOAK
shabby Chic Rose cushion - US$17.90 from Little Joobie Boo

English Country Garden Pillows Cushions with roses in grey - one pair 16 x 16
Fabric by Prestigious textiles of Yorkshire - US$34.00 for a pair (16" x 16") from Sally Lucas


1. Boxed Roses set of 2 mugs -  NZ$39.99 from Ezi buy on line.
2. Rose Bathroom Set (tumbler, soap pump and soap dish) -  NZ$99.99 also from Ezibuy.

The Rose products above will soon be available at Wallace Cotton. You can visit their website and add as a favourite, and they will email you when they arrive.  They also have a sweet little peg bag in the same delightful rose fabric.

Smell the sweet Roses!

Lee x

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