Monday, September 13, 2010

A Thing of Beauty!

Hello Everyone!
I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend and are ready for a whole new week. Our forecast is predicting rain all week for us so I guess we will make up for a dry August.
Anyway, when I took a stroll through the garden on the weekend I picked some late blooming roses to enjoy indoors. They looked so pretty I wanted to share them with you.
I love this little vintage teapot for one.

The pink rose is Heritage a David Austen and the white one is a mystery to me- if any one knows which one it is please let me know.

                                                A close up of the mystery rose.

                                            A thing of beauty is a joy forever. John Keats

I love how pretty these roses look in the pretty vintage teapot and I would love to be able to paint these, like the wonderful artists Helene Glehen at or Helene Flont at both of these ladies are beautiful artists from France. I am sure you will enjoy a visit with them to see the beauty they create.
Well, that is the rest of my camera fun for today. I did take some garden pics too for later on this week.
Thank you for visiting me,


Anonymous said...

Hello Carolyn,
First, I wanted to thank you very much for quoting and adding a link to my studio-garden on your beautiful post. I am honored and sincerely grateful to you :o)
Second, of course I was delighted to watch these beautiful roses of yours. That makes me start my day happily.
Third, about the mystery white rose: It could be a David Austin'rose : Winchester Cathedral, or Glamis Castle or Fair Bianca.
It would be interesting to know what is the color of the buds.
If you have the time you can check David Austin'roses website here :

Thank you very much again dear Carolyn.

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

Carolyn said...

Hi Helene,
You are most welcome-I love your art and I know everyone who visits will too.
Thank you for the info-I will check into those 3 options.
Take care,

Maddy said...

conosco già il blog di Helene Flont, ora vado a curiosare su quello di Helene Glehen...
...e come al solito, complimenti e grazie a te per coinvolgerci sempre nel tuo mondo fiabesco!!!



Tina Eudora said...

Such a lovely post Carolyn and I was very happy to find the links to the other 2 artists.
I love painting and have a passion for roses so it is always thrilling to read about other artists who are on a similar path.
Have a wonderful day!
Tina xo

David and Kelsie's Country Home... said...

In awe of your abundant supply of roses and the little teapot is just adorable.

Thank you for stopping by my "house" and leaving your sweet comment...I too wish we lived closer together, to have access in person to your amazing garden and your knowledge first hand would be such a delightful blessing.

Hope you have a wonderful Monday

Denise@alloverroses said...

Carolyn your flowers are just so amazing each week. Your David Austin roses are magnificent! Mine are only two years old and I'm hoping they will improve with age. They were stronger this year so hopefully even better next year. Have a wonderful day!

Kom Achterom said...

Ha Carolyn.
so nice!!!
what a dream photo's!
i wish you a verry happy day

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Carolyn,
Love your roses! Your photos are wonderful and you have captured each flower so beautifully! The little tea for one pot is scrumptious! Always a delight to visit. Have a lovely day.


Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...



Look at my blog today......also Soft english Roses :)
Hugs from Håkan

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

That is so true: A thing of beauty is a joy forever...
Lovely roses you have and so full in bloom. It is too hot down here to match any of that beauty you're showing here!

Greetings from Georgia,


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Carolyn :) You have such exquisite roses! And they are perfectly displayed in that charming little teapot, which, by the way, I adore too :) Love the soft colors on it. Thank you for sharing these beauties with us, and I hope you have a wonderful week...and don't get too wet :) We are not suppose to get any rain until Thursday, which won't be too good for my son's Football game that night :(

Warmest hugs, Brenda

delia said...

ahhhh, your photos are so sweet and romantic!

delia said...

ahhh, you photos are so sweet and romantic!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Such beautiful roses. I like the Heritage rose! It has such a delicate pink colour. Don't know what the name can be of the white rose. I have a rose like that in my garden as well. It's called Schneewitchen, but I am not sure if it the same rose as you have!

Wish you a happy new week!

lieve groet, Madelief

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Your work is so beautiful that I can almost smell the sweet fragrances of each rose. Thank you!

Entertaining Women said...

Your roses brought a smile to my day. They look perfect in the small vase. The white rose really is lovely; it almost looks like a peony. Thank you for sharing the bounty from your garden. Cherry Kay

essemia said...

I just love your roses. And they sure look sweet in that pot.
I have also "visited" the ladies you gave us the addresses too, and they both make a beautiful work.
Hopefully neither you, or we, will get that much rain they have told us. We sure don't need it.
Have a lovely day.
Love Elzie

letrecivette said...

Absolutely the most beautiful roses that I sew!! Thanks!

Bohemian said...

Your Gardens must be truly magnificent judging by all the wonderful bouquets you have shared in your posts ! What a green thumb you have! Absolutely beautiful.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Lavender Cottage said...

Your roses are beautiful Carolyn and nicely displayed in the teapot and the collages. I spied the mango ice cream in there too! :-)

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, You have the most amazing roses. They look perfect in the teapot. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Oh, wow... those are some of the most beautiful roses I've ever seen!

maría cecilia said...

I love Helene paintings and also love how you arrange your beautiful roses in this so pretty teapot!!!
maria cecilia

✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

How kind!!!Thank you dear Carolyn for this surprise !! How nice to have thought of us in your post: I was delighted to find the name of my blog among your roses ,specially side by side near my studio fellow Hélène Glehen , I love her work too .

Romy said...

I love it so much! Good evening, dear carolyn...Is maybe the white rose...Madame Hardy? ( Hybr. Damascena )