Friday, September 16, 2011

Vintage Chic & Fragrant Roses

{image courtesy of Vintage Chic}

Hello dear friends! I hope everyone is enjoying the month of September so far. Can you believe that in less than a week, it will officially be fall? Even though the days are still quite warm, I have been enjoying the slightly cooler mornings over here in the Pacific Southwest! This week I had the pleasure of receiving a little goodie in the mail, that I have been patiently waiting for. Last Monday, I received my copy of Vintage Chic by Christina Strutt!

I have been huge fan of Christina Strutt and Cabbages & Roses, so I was really looking forward to ordering my copy once it was in stock! So I took my lovely little book outside with me, and started thumbing through each inspirational page. Here are just a few of the many pages that I thoroughly enjoyed.

{image courtesy of Vintage Chic}

{image courtesy of Vintage Chic}

{image courtesy of Vintage Chic}

{image courtesy of Vintage Chic}

And while I was in my cozy little backyard enjoying the crisp evening weather, I decided to take a few photos of a few dark-hued roses that I put inside an old vintage milk bottle.

I really love the color on these lovely little blooms.

And the fragrance was just so divine...

Isn't it wonderful how just a small handful of blooms can be so gorgeous to gaze at...I swear I could have sat outside forever, just enjoying my book & the view.

Well that just about concludes my little dose of Vintage Chic & Fragrant Roses. Until next time, I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.


Sharing with:
Inspiration Friday @At The Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday @French Country Cottage
Show & Tell Friday @My Romantic Home
Pink Saturday @How Sweet The Sound
Saturday Show Off @The Rose Garden in Malevik
Show Off Your Cottage Monday @The House in the Roses
Fresh-Cut Fridays @Rose Vignettes


Anonymous said...

That sounds like a lovely afternoon to me. Isn't that book amazing...makes me want to start all over again with my house and yard! Your roses are beautiful - mine are a little wilty from the chilly spell we've been having. But the mums are blooming!
Have a great weekend!
Sarah xo

Anonymous said...

Wow, I would have loved to have that little cozy spot to sit and to smell the roses! Your roses are so beautiful!! There is nothing like fresh flowers to feed the soul. There's a quote that I love that says:
"Food nourishes the body, but flowers nourish the soul" I don't remember who said it but I completely agree with them.
Have a wonderful weekend Jessie.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I'm not so familiar with Cabbages and Roses. Must look them up. Thanks for sharing your lovely post.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Rozmeen said...

I love fresh flowers..cant live without them..they bring so much love and soul in the house.. love that book too.

Wishing you a lovely weekend.
xoxox Rozmeen

Red Rose Alley said...

I've never looked at the Vintage Chic magazine. I'll have to buy one the next time I come across it. Oh, and those roses!!! That made my day. How I love roses, and you really captured the beauty of them in these photos. What a wonderful post.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Blondie's Journal said...

I have the first book, but not this one and I have been hearing fabulous things about it!! Thanks for the peek!! Love your pretty roses!!


jessica said...

I'm gonna have to check that book out! Your flowers are absolutely stunning!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!


Pat said...

A beautiful publication. One could spend hours dreaming away with it!

Anonymous said...

I adore Pink Saturday. What fun it is to browse through all the lovely postings. Your roses are amazing.

Town and Country Gals said...

Vintage Chic looks fabulous! So glad you gave us a peek! I love nothing better then browsing a good design book and that one looks like one I might have to have! Your roses are gorgeous, that color, fantastic! What a relaxing way to spend some quiet time.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How pretty this post is! I am going to look for this book, thank you for the suggestion. I live in SoCal too. It is nice to meet another blogger from my area.(-:

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Jessie. I am so glad you joined us, and I hope you will continue.

The images you shared are gorgeous. I can tell we love many of the same things.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

What a gorgeous book! Your roses are so beautiful. I just love to bring them in from outside.


Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Such beautiful photos! I would love sitting for awhile and browsing through those pages. Oh, the inspiration! I'm your new follower today:)

Tricia said...

What a great way to spend the day. That book looks wonderful. Your roses are so pretty too. All my flowers are looking rather sad. Pretty soon I'll have to start my trips to the florist again :)

Anonymous said...

You sound like you had a very happy time there in your garden. I love your beautiful roses too, is there any better fragrance in the world?


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