Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Simple Faded Roses

I really love bringing fresh blooms into my home. But unfortunately, because of the move, renovations, and the temporary clutter, I really didn't get a chance to {literally} stop & smell the roses this summer.

But when I went to the market & saw these creamy, faded spray roses, I could not help but take them home with me.

I love using various vintage pieces around my home to house my blooms. In this case, I used an old coffee pot as a vase for my simple bouquet of market roses.

I currently do NOT have any major furniture in the house yet {aside from my old Ikea Couch, which by the way is in dire need of a new slip cover}. Because we are still in the middle of fixing things up here, I always have to come up with very creative ways to take photos for this blog. So I hope you pardon my dust, and bear with me here on my posts. ;)

I opted out of a true vignette and decided to use the blooms & this charming coffee pot as a focal point here.

So I hope you don't mind the abundance of these simple photos.

So have you figured out what the "backdrop" for these photos are yet?

Well...I used my son's small, white drawing table to place my pot with roses on them.

This table actually has crayon marks all over it, so instead of using a regular table runner which would have been way too long for this 2 ft by 2 ft table, I used one of my many vintage linen pillow cases as a "runner!"

One side is printed, the other is plain, so I used either side for this particular photo-op. ;)

So now you know the "secret" behind this little photo session! I do hope you enjoyed it. ;) I also hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far.


Linking with:

White Wednesday @Faded Charm
Share the Love Wednesday @Very Merry Vintage Style
Whatever You Want Wednesdays @Free Pretty Things For You
Wow Us Wednesdays @Savvy Southern Style
Farmhouse Friday @LaurieAnna's Vintage Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday @Common Ground
Inspiration Friday @The Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday @French Country Cottage
Show & Tell Friday @My Romantic Home
Home Sweet Home @The Charm of Home
Air Your Laundry Friday @Freckled Laundry
Saturday Showoff @The Rosegarden in Malevik


Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Beautiful!!! ~ LoVe the Simplicity...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

d e l i g h t said...

Beautiful roses and love the container you have placed them in! Found you at Very Merry Vintage.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your roses are gorgeous, Jessie! I know how frustrating it can be to find a good backdrop. Usually it's after I take a few pictures that I see the unwanted things in the background. That's when close ups are good!

Love the old coffee pot, too! :-)


Red Rose Alley said...

Beautiful white roses, and they came right after my anniversary yesterday - 31 years. I'm glad I stopped by.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Faded Plains said...

I never tire of seeing beautiful roses ;o)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

A lovely vignette. Those roses are beautiful.

Lori said...

Love these shots, I should put some white roses in my creamers. Saw you at Wow us Wednesday, my post is right after yours.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love everything about it!
Have a lovely night.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I brake for creamy roses too! They are lovely in that coffee pot. I enjoyed the beautiful shots of them.

Kathy said...

Oh these are so beautiful and charming...I love these roses and vases, such a pretty blog so nice of you to drop in

Faded Charm said...

Simply beautiful!!!! My favorite flowers in my favorite color:-)


Anonymous said...

Pure perfection! I can almost smell them from here:)

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful flowers!!! I love the way you have them displayed.

Partying with you tonight.

Heaven's Walk said...

Absolutely beautiful, Jessie! I love the idea of putting those roses in the vintage coffee pot. I've been wondering what to do with my extra one that's hanging out in my basement! Thanks!!! :)

xoxo laurie

The Old Dairy said...

I am new to your blog and am enjoying reading you r posts...The roses are so beatuiful...

very merry vintage style said...

They are so pretty--love the creamy white! Thanks for adding this post to my Share the Love Wednesday link party!

Romeo said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous roses. There really is no such thing as too many white roses ;)

"Her" and Romeo

Carolyn said...

Your creamy rose pics are beautiful!


PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

The roses are lovely, but I'm an even bigger fan of the enamelware coffee pot that holds them!

I'm your newest follower.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very pretty. I love the combination of the roses with the coffee pot. Very charming.

I sympathize with you, taking pictures is difficult...odd things always seem to pop in where you don't want them.(-: These are very nice. Have a great day!

Oh...I am in SoCal too.

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi, your white roses are lovely. I also did a post on roses. The white ones are my absolute favorite.

Just stunning!


Auntie Bliss said...

Two things I love, granitware and white roses!

Miss Gracie's House said...

I would so be bringing them home with me too...I absolutely LOVE the simplicity but yet the elegance...and the coffeepot is beautiful, too! Roses are my favorite!

Suzann said...

Your pictures are beautiful!!!
Thanks for sharing your pictures and your "secret"
Suzann ~xoxox~

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Thank you so much for the lovely comments. I do enjoy & appreciate each one! ;) I hope everyone has a most fabulous weekend!


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Your photos are beautiful, and I have a coffee pot just like yours and use it so often for flowers, just perfect! thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

A Cottage Muse said...

I so enjoyed this post...truly beautiful photos!

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

LOVELY Roses :)
and do not miss




Håkan ( The Roseman)

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

@Debra: Thank you for hosting, I look forward to linking up in the future.

@Cottage Muse: Thank you!

@Roseman: Thanks for the invite, I will be sure to link up.


Cottage and Broome said...

Love the white roses, so elegant! Liked the contrast against the old coffee pot. If you get a chance stop by our teatime giveaway, thanks, Mom at Cottage and Broome.

Janet said...

hi there, found you from Valsocal. love your photos!!!!

A Rosy Note said...

So simple, yet soooo pretty!

Sherry said...

Really pretty! Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Simple beauty is often the most pleasing - as is true with your vignette! We women have to have beauty somewhere in our lives don't we? Even if it is a bit contrived.

By the way, we ALL stage pics for our blogs. Sometimes it's the only way to get a post done! ;)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage


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