09 July 2010

Roses roses or pink roses!

Today I'm joining Laurie at A Few of my Favorite Things Saturday.  If you want to join in the fun, click HERE! 
And almost joined Beverly at Pink Saturday. If you want to see other pink posts, please click here!

I have dedicated a whole post with many pictures (probably too many, I lost count) on rosebuds.  I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did creating it. 
I love pot-pourri.  I have it all over the house.  I especially like  rosebuds. They are nice to look at especially if placed in a glass container. I love the smell!

I have many rose bushes in my yard.  They bloom all summer long. I love it when its a warm windy day. Their gentle perfume spreads in my  house.
Many artists, painters and poets were inspired by rosebuds (and now bloggers).  Here are two portraits painted in 1909 by J.W. Waterhouse entitled Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May. I love the gentleness of the girl picking roses as well as the one offering a bouquet in a small vase.
 
I love vintage pictures. I found this vintage postcard from the early 20th century. I you look closely it is decorated with tiny pink rosebuds. I wonder what it says on the back...
I also found beautiful writing paper.  If I had to write a letter to someone special I know I would used this one.  Beautiful paper inspires me and I feel more creative.   Dear.....
While I lived in South Africa I took a stamping class.  At the particular studio where I was there was a wide selection of stamps.  It was difficult to decide which one to use.  They were all really beautiful. I was not a particularly talented stamper but I enjoyed watching my teachers create beautiful cards.  Here is one such stamp:  A little rosebud angel.  Imagine using this stamp and then tinting it with different colored pigments. Beautiful!

I had 2 girls so you can imagine the fun I had dressing them when they were little. Pink was a dominant color in their wardrobe as they were growing up. Here is a cute little pair of shoes decorated with rosebuds.  Add a pair of cute lacy socks and a fashionista is born...
 
While we are on the topic of babies I am sure that you have all heard of Ann Geddes.  She is an Australian born photographer who is known the world over for her stylized depiction of babies.  I could not resist posting these  adorable pictures of babies:
The first in the collection is  two rosebud Easter bunnies: 
There is a little rosebud sleeping in one.  All together now:  aaaaawwww!
This is the happiest baby I have ever seen. She loves her roses.......
Adults love rosebuds as well.  We like to smell them and enjoy admiring their beauty. But  you can make  excellent tea using rosebuds.  I tasted rosebud tea.  One of my students offered it to me for Christmas. Its excellent and good for you:
If you go to Paris you must go to Fauchon..They make patisseries that is out of this world and confitures (jams).  On such jam that I really enjoy because of its unique flavor is Rose Petal Jam.  

Try it on a baguette with a bit of crème fraîche or cream cheese.  Mmmmm! Irrésistible!  Can you see the curly rose petal?  Mmmm!
And while you are at the pâtisserie, why not buy des petits gâteaux au fondant.  They are as pretty as they are delicious!  And look, they have tiney rosebuds on top!


And finally a touch of whimsy.  Have you ever tried putting rosebuds in an ice cube container and adding a little water, freezing them and using them in  your favorite drink.?  Its always a crowd pleaser.  My daughters love them.  Here is another idea.  Why not fill an ice bucket with rosebuds ice cubes.  Serve it to someone very special.....

Well I hope you enjoyed some of favorite pinks.  Pink is a relaxing soothing color.   I might just do this again....

Bonne journée à tous mes amis!

I wonder if my Pug likes pink.  I can just see her dressed in this pink outfit.


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19 comments:

  1. Awww, I enjoyed this post so much. The pictures are so adorable, love the roses and the babies are so cute! So many great ideas on what to use roses for too. Thanks for stopping by. BW, the girl in the picture is my granddaughter....Christine

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  2. Wow, what a divine selection of pictures-I love them all! I especially love those gorgeous ice cubes-they are so cute! Thanks for sharing all of these pretty rosy pictures, Anne-Marie.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

    PS My sisters and I have posted about our favourite things today at our blog. We would love it if you could visit!
    http://3sisters365.blogspot.com/

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  3. Thanks, Anne-Marie! You made my day....or night, rather. No secret, just moisturizer in the morning and night.....Christine

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  4. Love your post and I love roses too. Those rose ice cubes are awesome!

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  5. Bonjour Anne-Marie! Quelles jolies roses! Love the idea of the ice cubes! And as for Fauchon...yum! I can hardly get past staring at the goodies in the window! lol Bon weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  6. Roses have accompanied humans throughout its existence. Be as delighted olfactory, emotional, or gourmet, they stayed as beautiful.

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  7. What an adorable post, and that pug just steals the show!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  8. Im sorry you couldnt find my button but you can just click like on facebook as a fan and i will do the same. Love your blog its a lot to see here. Nice meeting you!

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  9. What a wonderful assortment of rose-related treasures. I love Anne Geddes, and smiled at each of her photos you posted. I don't know what you called that French pastry with the rose buds on top, but they are ALMOST too beautiful to eat. Love the little girl's sneakers. Your posted had me laughing at the end with that photo of the dog in the pink outfit! I'm so glad you linked this post to Favorite Things Saturday. laurie

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  10. Bonjour cheri Anne-Marie.
    What a wonderful idea of putting roses on ice cubes and bucket.
    I love rose tea. I still have it.
    and would love to try the rose petals jam.
    Oh the pug is so cute.

    Happy Pink Saturday.

    xo

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  11. I have always thought that roses would be beautiful to add into a salad and eat them, but I never dared...now that I see the rosebud tea I'm thrilled. I am a HUGE tea fan and I cannot wait to give this version a try!

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  12. Hello Anne-Marie, I just found your blog from Pink Saturday and its stunning! Love the roses and rosebuds, so beautiful..you seem very talented..stop by and see my blog sometime! Have a wonderful week!

    Barb

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  13. Anne-Marie.. Where can I find that wonderful Jam?
    Such a nice post. I wanted to say Thank You for your visit today and also for becoming a follower.. let me go read more of your blog..
    Enjoy your Sunday!
    Sandy
    thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

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  14. HAPPY BELATED PINK SATURDAY ANNE-MARTE.
    BEAUTIFUL POST...I LOVE ROSES AND CHILDREN ARE PRICELESS.
    I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO STOP BY AND SEE ME.
    HAVE A LOVELY SUNDAY.
    I LOVE PARIS...IT IS MY DREAM TO GO THERE ONE DAY.
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  15. Great pictures, that little rosebud fairy is adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a comment. Have a great week! Nan

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  16. I love the idea of the rose bud ice cubes. I am going to try this one!

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  17. Hi Anne-Marie, I am so glad you stopped by and visited..I am also glad my giveaway is for Canadians, also!! Woot!

    Have a great week!

    Barb

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  18. The photo of the pug is just too cute. I think roses are simply beautiful. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog via Tuesday Tag-Along. I am now a follower of yours.

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