Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January roses~




I thought it would be fun to make rose garlands from the
dried roses I saved over the summer.
The roses were too pretty to toss,
so I sat down and made some to hang around the house.


Some just shattered when I tried to tie them together but I ended
being able to salvage a few.

I love dried roses.
I like how they look in every setting.




The birdcage seemed like a reasonable place to drape one when I finished.










I finished the curtain I was making for the master bath from the beautiful fabric I 
got from Peony and Sage.

I love how it turned out!




With my leftover roses I made some wreaths to hang over the bed.
I used the cedar wreaths I had made for Christmas as the base.
I'm pleased with them and how they look in the room. 


A little Valentine-y I think!



 I wanted to make them fuller, but many of the roses shattered when I tried to 
glue them onto the cedar, so this is what I ended up with.




Well, that's a few more things I have to check off my 'to do' list.
It feels good to see the list getting shorter and shorter and 'stuff ' actually being made into
something tangible and useful.

January 2013 will be over tomorrow and February will then be here.
I love the month of February!
I don't know if it has anything to do with Valentines Day,
but I do LOVE my chocolates!

I hope you all have had a great 2013 so far,
and will continue to do so!
sending many hugs your way!



90 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Those turned out great- the garlands and the wreaths. I love your curtain-it is gorgeous. Hope you are having a great week- xo Diana

wendy said...

I WANT TO LIVE IN YOUR HOUSE !!
I love that lacey lamp shade thing. How cool the two "empty" frames hanging together. Everytying you do is sooooooo freaking amazing.
Sigh.......

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

They look beautiful June ........ I also love dried roses but they are very fragile aren't they ? You have such a wonderful talent with all of the things that you make and the way that you dress your home. It always looks stunning June. Do all of your visitors comment on your home ?
I am a lover of February as it's the month of my birthday.....not many people like January and February but I do !! I actually think that I love ALL of the months !!!!
So pleased that your year has started well and that you have been so productive. Lots of love. XXXX

Junkchiccottage said...

Oh this post is so pretty. I love your roses and how you put them on the bird cage. So pretty.
Kris

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Oooh June, those are just beautiful!... I am like you, I cannot part with even a single dried rose petal... if the rose shatters, I sprinkle the petals here and there... your garlands are beautiful, I love the one draped over the birdcage!... and your wreaths are just stunning too!... it has been a long, cold winter here in Utah and I am so looking forward to February too... hope that old Groundhog has some good news Saturday!... and you are right, Valentines Day and chocolate coming up... sigh... and then... warm weather and outside in our gardens!... thanks for sharing your stunning creations... xoxo Julie Marie

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

PS Your new bathroom curtain turned out just gorgeous!!!

Junebug said...

Hey there little Missy talented!!! Love the little rose accents you created. Those curtains are to die for plus love, love the look of your bathroom. It seals it, I'm moving in! You say I don't know where you live, ahhh sucks now my bubble is busted. Oh well, I'm going back to dreamland and pretend I moved in!

Love February, chocolate, and sweet seven grand kid valentines!!

Take care sista!!

June the first or is it second. Wait, I'm older so I'm the first plus a tad taller, I think!! Love you girlfriend!!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Hello Junebug ~ your roses are just beautiful! I love the garlands you made. They look adorable on your birdcage. Also, I kind of like the spare look of them on those wreaths. You are so talented my dear! Stay warm! xo

Low Tide High Style said...

Beautiful June, your roses are so pretty both live and dried!

Kat

Kate said...

Dear June
I am in awe of the beauty in each photograph. Your truly inspire me with your vignettes and styling. Have a blessed week my sweet friend

hugs
Kate
xo

Trisha said...

So simple and so pretty, June! What a great way to bring a splash of warmer days into January! Hope you are staying warm!

~Trisha

Becky C said...

Beautiful rose garlands! You are so creative...and the curtain is fabulous, too :) Love all your photos!

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
that was such a great idea I might have to copy it! I love your new curtains and enjoy the little peek around your beautiful home.
Hope you are enjoying winter . you are probably dreaming over the new garden cataloques now too.
take care,
Carolyn

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Absolutely love that idea... gorgeous!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Lovely June! Everything you do is magical. I look forward to those Valentine chocolates too! :) Laura

{oc cottage} said...

lawsy me, miss scarlett! all this rosy cuteness has me aflutter and in a right mind to swoon! and those 3 wreaths are AWESOME!!! you had better be cataloging every single item on that "to do" list of yours, missy...cuz i don't want to miss a single one!!! ;}

❤❤❤ m ^..^

Anne said...

Beautiful dried roses! I too have a fondness for them.I have been keeping mine and using them with some crafts.But they look lovely just on there own too! LOVE how you added them to your bird cage....so sweet <3 .
xx
Anne

pballard said...

Lovely post! Thanks for sharing.

Ashley said...

The wreaths and garland are just beautiful!! Perfect for Valentines day too...Wishing you a beautiful February! Xo, Ashley 1942charm.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Dear June,
You always see to out do yourself, I love the way you have entwined the dried blossoms with the string & on the wreaths ~ Beautiful....
PS. I can't believe January is officially over & on to February ~ Means Springs is 1 month closer! Yippy
xox
Cheryl

mon-coin-joli said...

c'est super joli !! roses délicates souvenir de l'été, tout à fait merveilleux
bises
Nicolette

Katherine said...

Oh, I do love those delicate wreaths. I think they are perfect with just a few buds, and they are a great start to a month of Valentines.

Hugs
Katherine

Diane said...

I especially love the roses draped on the birdcage - so romantic. Blessings, June. Diane

Debra @ Common Ground said...

so simple and pretty, June. I know you must be dreaming of Spring!

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dear June
What beauty you have created with just dried roses and twine plus the three rose wreaths over your bed head.
It takes very little to create so much beauty in your hands! Love especially the rose buds.

Your curtains also look so perfect on that window with that casual frill - they turned out beautifully!

Not sure if you read about the horrendous bush fire we had here a couple of weeks ago which came within 300 metres of our boundary.
The temp that day was 50degC plus out in our garden and we stayed and
fought our place with high pressure fire hoses for 5 hours - all safe in the end but so much was scorched and singed but everything will recover in time - especially us!
We lost nothing!!!
Read about it on my blog and I do have a GIVEAWAY also which closes here on 1st Feb.
Sending so many grateful hugs with love for being able to share with you about our gardens dear friend.
Suzy

Pondside said...

How lovely to come by and feel as though I'd fallen into a bower of roses! I like the delicate garlands very much, and I love the new curtains. A little bit of summer at your house!

http://deco4life.blogspot.com said...

Hi dear June - your DIY rose wreats are beautiful. I think the best is, when they are made with fresh roses, and than drying them - it would be more easy ! I do it often in this way! And I love also very much dried roses. I've got some in our weekend chalet!
Your pictures are looking very, very romantic and I imagine your lovely house, how it looks romantic too!
Have a wonderful and romantic Valentine! Dear hug, Barbara

Geli said...

Hello June! What a beautiful idea with the dried roses! I love your birdcage with the roses and the wreaths above the bed! So romantic! Thanks for this beautiful ideas! Dear June, I wish you a good time full of laughter and sunshine and love!

Sylvia said...

Dear Juni,

the garland and wreaths look so adorable! Just beautiful!

Greetings Sylvia

Bente said...

The wreaths are just gorgeos, June. I just made some wreaths, but the roses are fake. Think I have to make one of my dried ones. Love te birdcage too.
Hope you have a great wintertime.
We have not much snow, but we are promised tonns of it the coming days. I`m not looking forward for that. Do you use to have much snow in the winter?

Have a nice day.

Hugs from here

Muggensteekjes said...

Ooh your roses look so pretty dear June and it looks so romantic in your house. Also love the curtain in your bathroom. Have a lovely day and great start of February, hugs Ingrid.

flowersandhome said...

Beautiful garlands! Move how you hung them so playfully over the cage.
Absolutely LOVE the wreaths!!!!
Bye,
Marian

Barbara said...

If I had to choose who should decorate my home, I surely choose you.

Your post made my heart sing, on this rainy day.

Love,
B.

Jade said...

Oh June, what a wonderful post, I´m so in love with your roses!!!! So feminine and full of romance........what a lovely idea!!! Thank you so much for all your joyful inspiration........that makes my day so much brighter!!! Have a wonderful week,

hugs Jade

Custom Comforts said...

Oh June - as always you manage to make beauty out of things the rest of us throw away. Your dried roses are exquisite in every form and I just love them in the garland pictures.
Your curtain looks lovely too. Your home looks so inviting and peaceful, so full of light and softness.
Cindy

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

It's all so softly beautiful and feminine.

FlowerLady

Ingrid said...

I love your pretty little roses June,what a romantic post!!!!have a sweet and beautiful new month.....x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I don't know how you do it. How you get such clean white photos is beyond me. Those roses, the house...OH MY! LOVELY JUNE! Enjoy every single moment of your gifts to bring us beauty through the eye of your lens! Anita

Susan said...

I am SO enjoying seeing all these pretty florals on a dreary January day. Your home looks fantastic June! Your dried flower creations are perfect. Although some petals shattered along the way, I think the more simplistic result is quite appealing. Your simple cedar wreaths on the wall are AMAZING!
I love this post. Thanks so much!
xo, Susan

Blondie's Journal said...

The wreaths look beautiful just as they are, June. Sometimes things turn out different than we plan but even better! You really put your dried roses to good use, a new life, and I LOVE your curtain! Crossing thing off your list and making your home even more gorgeous, a win/win!

XO,
Jane

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Very pretty. I have been saving my roses too...like you, just can't stand to throw them out. Maybe I'll save enough to do this. I love your curtain and your lampshade too :) Happy February!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Such a lovely post. The roses wreaths and so pretty and your new curtain is beautiful. I love drying flower too...and especially roses.

Deb said...

so pretty June! my son gave me a beautiful bouquet of roses for my birthday & they are hanging up drying now ... you have given me an idea :-) thanks for the wonderful inspiration ♥

humphreycumfycushion said...

Fabulous idea - they look amazing - I love dried roses too, even better when they come from your own garden. Love your birdcage too.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Once again you have created enchantment with each project! I love the delicate simplicity of the wreaths, and can just imagine the soft fragrance of your summertime garden. **sigh**
Sending love...
Judy

Dorthe said...

Dear June,
You alwayes have so many beautifully dried roses in your home.
I adore how you used them on the wreaths, and so sweet they look aorund the birdscage.The colour is totally fantastic, on those ,when dried.
Hugs from Dorthe

Riet said...

Hi dear June. What you did with your dried roses is stunning. I always dry my roses and I have many but I never thought of that, what a great idea.I love how you decoated the cage, just gorgeous. As always I love your photo's , so beautiful.
With hugs from Riet

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

Oh June, I absolutely adore the way you draped the roses over the birdcage!!! So whimsical and lovely!
And I love how your curtains turned out and your rose wreaths!!
Could you e-mail me when you have a chance? I have a question to ask you. :)
Have a wonderful day!!~
Sincerely,
Melinda

Olive said...

Dear June, the dried roses turned out beautifully. The trio of wreaths are perfect. Could you spray them with something to stabilize them? I dry roses that I am given but only lay them about so I know nothing about this. I used to spray a grass I had in the house, that came from a swamp, with hair spray and it quit shedding everywhere. I have been working in my garden and getting it ready for spring and my forsythia is already blooming because of our crazy warm weather-we do need cold temperatures. have a terrific weekend, olive

chateau chic said...

June, your dried roses garland and wreaths are gorgeous. So delicate and lovely! Love how you draped the birdcage. Perfect way to brighten your home in the middle of winter.
Mary Alice

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Whenever I see a new post from you popping up on the sidebar I get the same feeling as when my favorite magazine is in the mailbox! So beautiful and inspiring! Love the garlands. And your new curtain is scrumptious!

Shabby soul said...

June I love roses, even when they fade and dry. I simply adore your wreaths!... and the cute lampshade with lace too!!!! =)
Many Hugs
Silvia

Carole said...

So delicate and whimsical those two rose projects look. I like that you only added a few roses to the wreath.
Yes winter is a great time to get those projects finished. Not that I have done any fun and pretty ones like you but I am working on a couple and it feels good.

hugs
C

Terry said...

Your wreaths are beautiful! I think they are perfect just the way they are.

Terry

My Shabby Roses said...

Your roses are beautiful June, I love dried roses. What a god way to display them.
Everything is lovely.
Have a great evening.
Debbie

Denise Masyga said...

I love them both! what great ideas! Love that bird cage too. Those curtains are so awesome! you are so talented!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And to you my precious June - I cannot see WHITE décor these days without smiling and remembering your unbelievably gorgeous home and photos!

THANK YOU FOR VISITING AND....that second photo in your header - it looks like some kind of twine with rhinestones embedded into it?PLEASE tell me where on earth I can find that? PLEASE!

Anita

Nely said...

Hi dear June,
Your roses and wreaths are so beautiful,
You are so creativ and always my inspiration:)
Many hugs
Nely

Lady of the Woods said...

perfection. ;-)

Sandi said...

LOVE your photos June!! So glad to see a post from you again!!
hugs~

Cindy said...

You're such a faerie lady with all your pretty rose petals and flowers. I always swoon when i come over here and see your pretty house and garden...

Cindy

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi June!
Love, love your wreaths ~ perfect for Valentine's Day (or any day)!!
Happy Weekend!

Nella said...

Dear June, such a fresh and romantic post to inspire us for Valentine's Day....your curtains turned out beautifully, you have prompted me to get going with my own to do list! Always such a pleasure to visit you, N.xoxo

Elizabeth Johnson said...

I love the roses on the birdcage. They are perfect.
~Elizabeth

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

The dried wreaths of roses are beautiful and yes, the perfect decoration for Valentines day.
The curtain for the bathroom is so beautiful - the Peony and sage fabric is so pretty.

Happy weekend dear friend
hugs
Carolyn

Sabi Sunshine said...

Beautifully decorated and love the idea of dry roses and it look awesome :) many blessings for 2013

Snooks said...

Yes it does feel so good to check stuff off the list!!! I love the roses and what you have done with them. I love all the pictures too.
Hugs June.

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet June,

How wonderful of you to get back to me about my inquiry regarding that magnificent notion on your header. LEAVE IT TO THE FRENCH to have the most exquisite vintage treasures. One of the many things I love, and I know many of the rest of us Francophiles is that the French sensibility toward living in general is composed of such lovely details. Oh keep that trim exactly for what you are doing with it. Some things were meant to never be "used" but to simply admire, untouched.

BRAVO! And keep warm! Much love, Anita

Rostrose said...

Dearest June, your decoration with roses looks so elegant and nostalgic, it doesn't matter that there are only a few roses - that's especially pretty and delicate. I also want to thank you for your nice comments! Mr. Rusty Rose was so happy to read that he looks handsome with the cowboy hat! :o)) I also think that it looks good on him, but cowboy hats just fit much better to men on horses than to men taking the subway ;o)) If he wouldn't work in in a bank in Vienna, he would probably have purchased a Stetson ... I'm not sure if you ever read my posts about our friend Edwin *) - he lives in Austria, too, but not in a big city, just in a little village and he has horses. He's an Austrian version of a cowboy - but they are very rare here ;o))
Very warm hugs, my dear!
Traude
*) If you don't know these old posts and want to see them, here are the links:
http://rostrose.blogspot.co.at/2009/11/der-herr-des-feuers-teil-i.html#comment-form
http://rostrose.blogspot.co.at/2009/11/der-herr-des-feuers-teil-ii.html

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love the garlands, June. The ones draped over the birdcage is my favorite. It's great to add a bit of summer to get us through the winter months. Beautiful!
Hugs,
Patti

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

June, I love what you did with your roses!! Speaking of roses, I don't have many and they look nothing like yours but I lost 2 of my favorites : ( so I went rose shopping today : ) and bought 4. Wish you would come over and touch them, I would provide lots of chocolate my friend!!!
Julie

Zuzu said...

LOVELY! Every visit here, June... just LOVELY!
Hugs & happiness to you & yours,
Zuzu

Debbie said...

I had to smile when I saw the garland on your bird cage, June. It's the sweetest little thing ever!
I'm glad you are enjoying the winter months, and getting things checked off your "to do" list.
Happy Sunday to you!
xxoo

Charlene said...

Oh how beautiful!!!!!!! Fragile but, so worth it don't you think? Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!
Charlene

toves sammensurium said...

How pretty,so simple But with such effect - I really love the roses on the birdcage!
What a Nice visit You just gave me as I Suddenly stumbled upon your beautiful blog:)
Tove:)

Catherine said...

I love your dried roses and the wreaths look very nice.

Jody and Stan said...

June, So pretty! I just love your photography. You capture exactly what I love to look at. The softness of the roses are just perfect. I love the rose garland on the vintage birdcage. You've inspired me to make a rose wreath now. I just feel the older I get, I want to make everything. Thanks for the inspiration and always stopping by with your wonderful comments! Happy February!

Jody


BECKY said...

Sweet June,
Can I please tell you about the joy I feel when I visit your blog? I adore how you create such beauty within your home and share it with us. My eyes even teared up a bit when I saw your rose creations. Truly inspiring and so very lovely.

With our two new mommies, babies, late hours, running meals, and a very independent MIL with dementia to deal with, visiting here is a delight, so inspiring, and just a sweet respite for me. Thank you for that!

Oh and your curtain is utterly charming! I love their fabric, and would love to get my hands on some!

May your day be filled with gentle blessings and some of the joy you give away!
Hugs,
Becky

Pierre BOYER said...

Lovely...
Best regards from France,

Pierre

debi said...

Oh June, I love your beautiful roses. Your garlands and wreaths are just the sweetest, and the pop of color off your beautiful white background is stunning. What a perfect way to brighten a cold, dreary winter. hugs, Debi

LifeStyle Interiors said...

I don't wrihgt a comment often, but dear June I just love your blog and enjoy everything you show and wright about:)))

Hugs, Sabiha

Privet and Holly said...

June, your house
must be THE most
romantic on the planet!
God bless the men
that share your sweet
life : )

I have to remember
to quickly cut down
the buds on my roses
before the frost hits
next fall, as I just love
'em dried, too....

Happy Weekend,
xo Suzanne

D. Reyné said...

Hello my dearest!
I have been out of it lately and I have to tell you, your wonderful rose post just made me smile!
You always do!
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!
Much love and many hugs to you my friend!
Donna

Alina said...

Oh ! Let me move in with You ,Dear June!
:) It is such a pleasure to visit You here, I can't even describe...Everything You do is sooo lovely ! I love February too, I was born on the 13th...To me , February marks the end of winter and "opens the door" to warm season...
I wish You lots of chocolates !

Malena Valcárcel said...

Beautiful dry roses and fantastic color to create those garlands.
Regards from Spain :)

Vintage Home said...

ah I really should make a list...maybe the to do would be ta done! Your rose garlands enspire me to make some this summer while the roses are supple ...they look so pretty, Perfect for this LOVEly month!

Lisa said...

Happy chocolate month, and I am going to make garlands as soon as my roses, bud. Beautiful as always, June.

xoxoxo
lisa

MJ Ornaments said...

Love to you June, and beautiful photos! xoxo Martha

Georgianna said...

Hello, dear June! I adore what you did with the dried roses. I also dry so many each year and have vases and vases filled with them. But it's true they crumble so easily that I've never really done anything with them. The wreaths are such a lovely idea and, as always, your house looks beautiful.

Hope you have a cozy weekend, my friend!

hugs

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi June!
LOve, love, love the wreaths and curtians....Just so lovely!
Blessings in Your Day!
Marcie