Monday, October 1, 2012

Sending you roses

I think the Fall roses are always my favorite.

Maybe because I know that I won't have any more until next year,
but I really think it's because they are richer in color and their scents
are stronger this time of year.
They don't fade in Autumn sunlight as they do in the heat of the
summer sun and because of cooler days, the colors are deeper.
It's even hard to believe that some of the roses are actually from the
same plants I cut from in June and July.

 I went out yesterday and cut this bucket full of all of the light pink roses
in the garden. 

Many of them are from my new David Austin roses so they smell
s-o-o-o-o-o good!!!

The garden is starting to dress up in it's Autumn hues finally.
It has been so green here that I wasn't sure it was ever going to turn,
 but every morning when I go out I see more and more evidence of Fall.

You know what I'll be doing for about two weeks once we get our first hard frost.
Cutting back all of the plants and getting it all ready for 
the cold, cold Winter.

I think I believe the saying now,
 'gardening is not for wimps'.

I'm so pooped that I'm not even going to complain that Summer is over.

I will miss pretty little bouquets like this!!!
as you can tell...I love taking pictures of them too

are you sick of my bouquet yet???

I hope not,
because once I finished with
 my little photo-shoot of the bucket-load outside...
I turned it around to the other side and took photos of the roses
in the living room  :-)

I got this rusty little bucket at a yard sale this season.
 The mantle in the background is new from my little excursions this summer too.
In fact,I have found some nice finds that will be showing up little by little 
in different places in the house.

This old ice cream bucket had just the right patina for me and was at the same
yard sale as the little white chippy bucket so it had to come home too.

My friend was selling this piece of what I call cemetery fencing at her yard sale
for ten dollars and I thought it would be great in the garden.
For now however, 
I think it will fill the hole where a fireplace should be.
Let me tell ya...
this is one heavy piece of iron!

I liked the look of this ornate mirror and needed one
(like a hole in my head)
and the price was right, so I will find a place to hang soon.

The old tin 4 foot coat rack was an awesome find. 
I have no idea where it will go,
but it will definitely go somewhere.

The hooks are crooked...and since things like that drive me stark-raving mad,
(and nobody wants to see that)
they will have to be changed out...

...and Dale will most likely have to erect a wall or something for me to hang it on.
but it will hang somewhere.

Then there were those trips to Rebecca's.
You know, that shop that only opens up twice a year, and that I can't stay away
from when she does?

Well there was this pillow, and you know the rest.

and all of this other beautiful 'stuff'.

and more beautiful 'stuff' 
that I knew would make a pretty pile in the bedroom!

I never leave Rebecca's without a bag full of crochet and tatting.

I didn't get anything else photographed before I had to 
hide it from Dale
put it in the shed, 

but really, 
I did find some pretty cool stuff this year at the
few flea markets and little shops and sales I made it to over the summer.

I had a few photos I wanted to share of things around here that I have taken over the past couple
of weeks like this little spent bouquet of roses

 and the swing in the gazebo in the back yard.

Some new hydrangeas in the bathroom.

 and of course,
some views from the garden.

I hope all of you are enjoying a lovely Autumn where ever you are in the world.

sending hugs from here...


Half-heard in the Stillness said...

It's me June!
Those pink roses are G L O R I O U S! Oh I'm always entranced by all your photographs, everything is so lovely. I said to my husband just now,

"June's been to the shops and flea markets again ;) Her things are gorgeous!" That cemetery fencing is wonderful, I love the Fleur-de-lys.

I know 'gardening is for artists and beautiful hearts June' like you dear friend, and you most definitely are not 'a wimp' even if you are pooped!

Biggest hugs, love
Jane x

Low Tide High Style said...

June, my heart always leaps a little when I see you have a new post on my sidebar because I know it will brighten my day. So much loveliness at your house, and along with all of your wonderful new finds, I just love seeing your roses...beautiful!


Victoria said...

Wow...that was a whole lot of beautiful, luscious eye candy June! I want to jump in the screen and flop down in your lovely living room!!!

Julie Marie said...

Oooh June... where to begin... first, I love your gorgeous Autumn roses... and you are right... they seem to smell even sweeter and look even more beautiful this time of year... mine have made an amazing comeback!... I love all of your wonderful flea market finds... that ice cream bucket is fabulous!... and your pillows... my goodness, I need to go back through this whole post again... I am always afraid I missed something... you are also right about "gardeners cannot be wimps"... my poor body aches from deadheading and trimming!... but, it is worth every ache (did I just say that?)... your mirror is gorgeous and your basket of lace and tatting so pretty!... I had to laugh when you said "hide from Dale"... I do that too... I guess it's a girl thing... I never care how many tools or such that Jack brings home... it's part of the fun I guess... spiriting our new treasures away so they don't see them, them slowly bringing them out!... sending you much Autumn love, xoxo Julie Marie

Nika Vintage said...

June, es espectacular el post que has hecho!!
Que maravilla, es una gozada visititar tu blog!

Los Mundos de Nika Vintage

Olive said...

June, the cemetery fence under the wonderful mantle is my kind of find. I shop like you do I buy what I love and THEN think about where it might possibly fit. Your roses are splendid in the bucket. I finally got to work in my garden yesterday for the first time, after my surgery, and it was great to plant two things and actually dig in the dirt again. big hugs, olive

Debra@CommonGround said...

oh June, you silly girl, we never get tired of seeing your beautiful roses, and each photo is a work of art. Love all your recent finds. and hey, you can never have too many mirrors! Always love seeing your Autumn garden! xo

Anne said...

June I will never get tired of seeing your beautiful roses!!! It is always a treat to read your posts and view your lovely photos of your garden and home!Love that chippy white bucket and that wooden ice cream bucket too! Beautiful chippy iron piece by your fireplace and that metal piece with those hooks is gorgeous! I know you will find the perfect spot for it in your home or studio.

My name is Riet said...

Dear June. Another oh so beautiful post with first all those glorious pink roses and so many of them.. They look great in that bucket and everywhere you put them.Then all your finds, the mirror and the fence and all the crochet stuff and the lovely pillow, gorgeous finds. I am like you when I see something I want, I buy it and then find a place to put it, sometimes need to rearrange the whole house. LOL.
Have a wonderful week my friend, enjoy the weather while it is still good.
Hugs from Riet

Alaina said...

The roses are beautiful, I have been thinking it is time to trim all of my rose bushes before the first frost kills the blooms. Yes, you are right you really have to like gardening to do all the chores that come with it. I told the kids I would pay them to help me do some weeding and pick up piles of cuttings. My oldest gave me a funny look, I am thinking my wage was not high enough.
I love the picture of the yard with the leaves on the ground. I love fall with the cool air, all the bright fall colors and the leaves on the ground.
All thoughts in our house are filled with anticipation of Halloween and all the fun to be had in the upcoming months. I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather.

Geli said...

Hello June! I must say your garden and your home is a really dream! How glad I would be to live there ... I have also a obsession for roses and I LOVE your photos with roses. They are really dreamy and the bucket, wow! Every item is really beautiful! I think I will look again and again at your photos and dream a little ...
Best wishes for you and your familiy!

butiksofie said...

Oh June, your roses are sooo beautiful and they match the interior so very well, sending you hugs, Anja

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I have to confess that I AM sick of your bucket of roses... LOVE SICK!!! Oh my. Racing through the sidebar on a Monday your post stopped me in my tracks! So so lovely. Hope you're well!

Rostrose said...

Dearest June, you bought lots of wonderful things! I had to laugh, because Dale has to build a wall for your (adorable) coat rack :o)))
Sometimes our husbands are a little bit poor, aren't they? ;o)) I understand why you took so many photos of your bucket full of light pink roses - you fell in love with the sight. And that's logical. The sight IS to fall in love!
Have a wonderful October!!! Warm autumn-hugs, Traude

Dorthe said...

Dear, June, OH I so envy you your beautiful rose bouquets - I know it is awful to say, but I almost "hate" those roedears eating all in my garden!!!

And OH MY, all your wonderful finds,- I would have taken it all with me,too- like the ice cream bucket- and the rack...and ofciourse all the beauty from your special shop ,Rebecca`s.
Time is also here to save what is left from summer, and start enjoying the beautiful autumn.
Your garden will be so very beautiful in autumn colours.

Katherine said...

The various shades of the roses is stunning - just oh so pretty. I love your garden and thankfully their are pictures to ease the pain of a long winter.
Did that little chipped tin bucket know it was going to be so a star once again when it was teamed with the roses?!
I understand all of the little treasures and can see some of the projects that are planned. You have a great eye for detail.


flowersandhome said...

Dear June, what a delight your roses in pink tones are!!! I just started growing roses this year so no buckets yet ;-) and also, I'm beginning to think roses aren't doing so well over here because they really don't like rain. So many blooms didn't make it because of the rain, no problem with too much sun over here ;-) Love the bucket with the hydrangeas, bucket and hydrangeas both, and they make a wonderful match. Hydrangeas do do well here, they adore rain, but not much bloom this year either because of the late frost in february. Still I do enjoy their changing colours in autumn, even if I can't fill a bucket with them. Your gazebo with floral cushions is another delight. What an inspiring and truly amazing post this is again. Thank you so much for posting all this loveliness.
Have a wonderful autumn,

red ticking said...

i have found you thru our darling friend koralee and i love the name of your blog... your AMAZING david austin bebe's... i can smell them from here... i am happy to have found you... xx

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything looks so beautiful1 That bucket of roses is just gorgeous. I LOVE that fireplace mantle. So nice. Really enjoyed your post!

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Dear June
I will never get enough of your Roses ... as a matter of fact if you photographed a bucket of old rusty nails I would love it!
You sure found some wonderful treasures at Rebecca's! I am loving all of the lace trims... Take care and enjoy the last weeks in your garden.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I could never get tired of seeing your photos of your beautiful roses. You have such a pretty home and a great eye. Love that ice cream bucket!

erin's art and gardens said...

it is ALL so very beautiful!! your flowers and treasures and gardens and home! and i love seeing your little slice of heaven. fall is in the air here in tennessee.

Anonymous said...

June, I just love your pics of flowers!! They are always so beautiful! I can only imagine how much work you put into your garden to get such a gorgeous return! I also love your new treasures you have found! You have such an eye for making beauty! Traci said...

June, I'm finally up and running. Come visit.


joanne said...

sick?!! well, yes...sick with envy. June your gardens are fantastic, I can't imagine the work you must put in to be rewarded with such beauty. Looks like you found some extra special treasure this summer too. Busy hands! Glad that Fall is slowly making an appearance but we sure did have a glorious summer didn't we. Happy October and all the good things coming up over the next few weeks...;j

Diane said...

Your post is a real upper June. All your beautiful treasures and beautiful roses just can't help but make me smile. Diane

mon-coin-joli said...

j'adore tes photos, c'est si beau !
tes roses sont une merveille, l'automne est bien là et il faut profiter de ce qu'il nous offre...

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi June, your roses are so gorgeous and I'm loving the treasures you have found this summer, especially the old ice cream bucket... it' fabulous!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Lovey said...

Nothing but beauty all around..I love seeing the beauty even from a far.

Barbara said...

I wish I could smell the roses... your dreamy bucket of roses colored my day.

You found some pretty cool stuff, June, all treasures, love the crochet and the mirror.

Looking through your(camera)eyes, I'm surrounded by beauty.


Lululiz said...

Aaah, what a glorious post, full of the most delightful photos of all things I love.

Nely said...

Hallo June,
Woow everything looks so beautiful,magic pictures with lovely details,...simple dream!
Many hugs,

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi June!
Loved this pictorial review! Those roses are so all those shades of pink! Love also all your new finds...your home is gorgeous! Happy Autumn! :)

Tricia said...

Oh goodness, how pretty...inside and out! It amazes me that you still have all those beautiful flowers still growing in your garden. But I'm glad that you do because I love looking at it all :)

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Thank you for all the gorgeous pictures of your beautiful roses, dear June! I enjoyed each and every photo. The buckets and the piece of fence were great finds and I'm totally in love with that fabulous coat rack and of course the laces and doilies.
Have a great fall day, dear friend!
Hugs to you,

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh June,
I'm i Heaven ...... I adore EVERYTHING and, as for being fed up with seeing your roses ......errrrr NO !!!!
They and the hydrangeas are beautiful and your garden seems to look wonderful in every season.
Now, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that tin coat is out-of-this-world amazing. Tin tiles were never used in Great Britain and I'm always trying to find them but to be made into a coat rack.......I'm speechless !!
I love the old bucket, the mantlepiece....oh it's pointless me naming everything......I LOVE it all.
Sorry that I haven't been around much lately ..... it has taken ages to get my new computer right and everything from my old one put onto this one but, hopefully, I am back to near normal now.
Hope that you and your family have had a beautiful Summer June ....... this year in the UK has been fantastic what with the Queen's Jubilee, the Olympics, etc. so our Summer has been the best. Lots of love June. XXXX

Faded Charm said...

Get tired of your gorgeous photos of roses...NEVER! I really enjoyed browsing all your photos, both inside and out, this morning. That mantel has the perfect amount of chippy and love the old ice cream bucket's patina.

We've had such a beautiful Indian Summer here and I'm dreading the cold wet weather to come. I also know that along with that comes all the work of putting the garden to rest for the winter.

Take care and don't work too hard:-)


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Thank you June for sharing so much beauty today! While the fall colors out my window are beautiful, I miss the softness of summer's colors! So much to enjoy and pin today, thank you!

Rozmeen said...

Wow June, You allways give me sooo much inspiration! I love your flowerbuckets.. actually LOVE all the pictures.. eye candy all the way.

xoxo Rozmeen

Lara said...

So beautiful! I want to play in your garden. :)

Cindy said...

Every time i come here, i feel like i just visited the most wonderful place. Where to begin, the roses are divine... i agree, fall roses are so surprising and extra pretty. Love your ice cream maker with those perfect hydrangeas, and the enamel bucket... and that mantel is insanely wonderful... i had to laugh about the crooked hooks, and about hiding your booty in the shed. Thanks again for the wonderful garden experience, and sharing such pretty finds...


Teacup Mosaics said...

Oh June your roses are breath taking, they almost look like peonies, just beautiful! Your treasures that you found over the summer are priceless (that is what I tell my husband when I come home with treasures) I love the changing seasons in the garden, enjoy your autumn days!

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

My Dear June,
you have a gift....hundreds of gifts and one of them is growing roses. It's in you my friend. I am trying and I came to the conclusion to just stop by your blog and enjoy your roses. Beautiful post as always. Ciao Rita

wendy said...

Even though you live in Idaho, which isn't all THAT south'ish, your seasons seems to be better then ours for sure. Roses are hard to grow here.
Thank goodness for my little greenhouse...where everything is dead and gone now. Even the leaves are barely hanging on the trees now.
in fact...we are supposed to get a few snow flurries tonight. Grrrr

Kathy said...

These are amazingly beautiful photos! It makes me smile just looking, i feel like I am visiting. You are truly an inspiration and encourager, Have a wonderful week friend! Blessings said...

Hi June - that's a huge post! But a wonderful one! And I never get sick about your beautiful roses!!! Do you hear that? I love them and you are so right to photograph them all the time!!!
Have a wonderful October, sending you warm greetings from Switzerland, Barbara

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I never get tired of anything on your blog. Visiting here is like a breath of fresh country air. You have such a way with making your home absolutely - and I mean absolutely - stunning!


maría cecilia said...

Dearest June, visiting your beautiful world after some time away from blogging world is a huge inspiration to me, you are the only one who can make me want to blog again...!!!
You found so many wonderful new treasures for your home and garden, just what I would had picked up too.
And yes, I also love autumn roses because all you said.

In my garden everything is blooming theses days and roses are coming before time, perhaps due to the short winter we had.
sending you many hugs your way my dear friend

chateau chic said...

June, You have shared so many beautiful, beautiful photos. Your roses are absolutely gorgeous, as always. And, oh my goodness, your finds are beyond wonderful! LOVE the mantel, and I would have grabbed that ceiling tin with the hooks in a heartbeat. So much loveliness for us to enjoy!
Mary Alice

koralee said...

Your roses are the loveliest to be found anywhere my friend. I have ordered a few rosebushes and hope they will bloom as beautiful as yours. Hugs and love. xoxo Happy Autumn...sigH!

Mimi Sue said...

Beautiful pictures! I planted a David Austen rose this year and it's blooming now too. I love to work in the garden in fall since it's not so darn hot. Enjoy every minute, soon it'll be covered in snow. Mimi

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Dear June
I think this is one of the most beautiful posts I have seen on your blog!
I can almost smell those David Austin roses in the gorgeous white chippy and ice cream buckets. I would never tire of looking at any of these images but I can feel a sense of relief coming over you now that Autumn is approaching despite your heart being in all this rose beauty.

Love all of your new finds inc. the pressed tin hanger - I'm sure it will be no time before we see it in its right home, the laces and pearls etc.

Wishing you much Autumnal garden love from our sunny skies and bird nest building beauty surrounding us here!

Suzy xox

Shabby soul said...

Darling June, I always wait your posts for a total splash into beauty... and I did it!
Love the roses, the golden mirror, your garden in autumn, that gorgeous faded blush of hydrangeas... All! Hugs my darling

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous roses you've got there. I wish I can grow some of that in my garden. Its really beautiful.
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Julie Marie said...

Hi June... I just came back to ooh and ahh some more over this yummy post... and I also noticed your new profile pic... your hairstyle and color are so pretty!... you look absolutely STUNNING my sweet friend!... xoxo Julie Marie

Bente said...

Hi June. What a beautiful post. I love all the gorgeou finds here.


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Marcie TheRusticVictorian said...

Hi June!
What a wonderful post, you made me giggle, does Dale read your blog? lol
Such eye candy, and love and treasures! I saw your comment on Carola's blog, congratulations on the win of that magazine, how kewl is that! I am going to go back and look at your photos again, as once is just not enough. Very inspirational my friend.
May God continue to Bless you Big!

the old white house said...

Hi June! The roses look absolutely beautiful in the little pail and the ice cream bucket is so sweet too! I love all of your treasures, the iron fencing looks perfect in front of the mantle and ohhhh I love the tin coat rack. All of it is beautiful and your photos always make me swoon. Take care enjoy your gardening, love, t.xoxoo

the old white house said...

Hi June! The roses look absolutely beautiful in the little pail and the ice cream bucket is so sweet too! I love all of your treasures, the iron fencing looks perfect in front of the mantle and ohhhh I love the tin coat rack. All of it is beautiful and your photos always make me swoon. Take care enjoy your gardening, love, t.xoxoo

Sylvia said...

I'm enjoying this lovely post, such pretty roses !
And you've found gorgeous treasures, love that lace !
Just found your blog, it looks great !
Have a nice weekend,

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I loved seeing all your roses and treasures. Love that new mantel and the iron fence that you got.I also loved the white iron fancy thing reflected in your mirror.
Looks like you had a great summer-hope your autumn is wonderful too.

Take care,

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

Dear June, I always love the pictures you share with us of your home and garden but I have to tell you, I am loving your longer hair! It looks great on you, makes you look younger too!I had to click on it to make sure it was you and sure enough, there you were!
Blessings and Happy Fall dear friend!!
Julie +: )

Tracey Lee Cassin said...

Thank you for sharing your most beautiful garden and home. Your photographs are stunning.
Kind regards

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

Your roses are the most beautiful dear friend and you must have such a green thumb.
The photos are all so beautiful and almost as if I am sitting there in the room with you. Thanks for showing us your gorgeous treasures you got, everything is so lovely.
Love the swing with the pretty cushions.
Enjoy your weekend

wendy said...

We would, WE WOULD, have the absolute best time hanging out together, I am sure of it.
I LOVE LOVE your new profice picture. Such a beauty. No wonder you create such lovely things, Just LOOK AT YOU !!!
I wear the helmet because I am scared to death of falling off and cracking my noggin'
It doesn't look cool....BUT I'LL do it anyway.

Georgianna said...

Hi June!

I'm not sure where to start with my oohs and aahs for this post. Your gorgeous roses (David Austins!!), your flea market finds, your photography or your wonderful styling. I love it all! One thing I do know – next year I am coming shopping with you, some how, some way!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

JUNE!!!!!!! Dearest, I did not recognize your picture! When I saw your comment, I saw JUNE; but the new photo threw me off! YOU LOOK fabulous with your hair a bit longer!!!

Well, what can I say but that every time you show photos of your home, I just drool. I have a new camera now, a Canon and I am barely learning how to use it. But is is sure fun to see that with little effort, I can get that WHITE look and a crisper look as well.

Thank you for viewing my art. I love PAPER!

Big hugs and your flowers in that white container are just spectacular! Anita

Anonymous said...

I'm drooling... everything is so gorgeous!!!
Enjoy your autumn, June!!!

Maison Beldecor said...

Hello dear June,
you know I'm always entranced by all your photographs - every single pic is so beautiful!!! And you have to be so lucky - unfortunately this year my roses don' t bloom in Autumn, I do not know why, because the last years the roses were so pretty in Autumn...
Hope you can enjoy the last Autumn days

Anonymous said...

sooooo wonderful

Barbara said...

What an exquisite post, June! Of course, I love visiting you because I know how lovely your garden is.
All those pink roses! Did you feel extravagant? I well remember doing the same thing when I lived in Michigan. I'm going to pin that lovely photo!
Have a wonderful week, my friend.

Tammy said...

Nothing surrounding me at the moment even remotely compares to the beauty that surrounds you. Believe me, I have to search for the beautiful in my every day. Weather is still hot and has been humid off and on over the past week. Everything just feels rather grimy. Even your spent roses are gorgeous! I see you changed your profile photo -- and your hair is longer now ??? But there is only one June! :) Best wishes to you and yours, Tammy

Vicki said...

Hi, June,
I never tire of seeing your scrumptious rose bouquets!! The chippy bucket you have them in is perfect for them. I dream of one day visiting Rebecca's with you. What fun we would have. Your new hairstyle is very cute on you, June. I hope you have the best of weeks, sweet friend. Sending love and hugs to you~Vicki

Candylei said...

Did you get a frost yet? We didn't but it's getting down in the 30's tomorrow and that is close enough. Summer has flown by. Your photographs are always so dreamy!

Rostrose said...

Helly my dear pretty girl -
I'm just here to say hello again and to tell you that I loooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your new profile-photo!!!! :o)))
Warm hugs from Austria & happy weekend, Traude

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Eli crea shabby said...

Very very beautiful your blog!!
Elisa form Italy

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

June your home is just GLORIOUS!!! I love all your flowers and the unique containers you place them in - perfect combinations.
I'm glad I'm not the only one that discreetly hides shop finds from the Mister. :)

Lisa said...

Wow, & people say Texas has the good stuff.
I never get tired of seeing the views from your place.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

What I have missed June! Wondrous found treasures...armloads of beautiful roses (my I named my youngest daugher "Rose" ;)...good thoughts and good souls shining through. Wow...such a treat to browse here.

Anonymous said...

Hello dear June,
My comments stand out because it's not going so well with my health at the moment, thank you for your kind email,greetings Musje.

Lovey said...

My June there's just so much greatness in this post..all I can say is you capture the beauty of life even in tragedies you speak with compassion. Your heart is warm and your eye sees beauty around you like none I've ever are a beautiful you..Lovey