Thursday, March 31, 2016

Roses, inside & out

Good morning Folks ~ I hope you all had a lovely Easter and where you are having spring I hope you are enjoying it too, and for those at the start of fall in your area, enjoy it also.

We had rain off and on all day yesterday, rain and T-storms around Mon & Tues also.  I did manage to get a load of laundry washed and hung out to dry on Monday and I was thankful for that.

Tuesday I did errands, bank, groceries and picked up my spring/summer bedspread, which I just love.  I love the fall/winter one too, but it is nice to be able to switch out with the seasons now.  It gives me something to look forward to. Here are the two spreads, spring on top of fall. You can see the reverse sides of both too. I am happy with these two purchases, 100% cotton, very well made. Two shams came with spread also.

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My bedroom is a work in progress, and I will be working in here as the new spread has inspired me to do so.

Below are some of my roses, some are my new ones bought earlier this year from Rose Petals Nursery. I love them and am eagerly awaiting the other babies to bud and bloom too. It’s exciting.

This is International Herald Tribune

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Below is Winecup.

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Miss Atwood

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Below my old time favorite, have had this for many, many years now.

Louis Philippe or the Florida Cracker Rose.

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That's it for now from Plum Cottage. 

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Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

26 comments:

gld said...

Have I told you that your pictures are just getting better all the time! Love the roses and am getting anxious to see some color here. I have lots of clematis buds.

Jane Hoehoegrow said...

You sound as if you have been very busy! I love your new roses and I bet you can't wait to get them planted and growing!!

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Lorraine, I am so glad you treated yourself to the new spring/summer bedspread! It is very beautiful and reflects the season so well. I also like that it is made out of 100% cotton, that always feels so much better to the skin (at least to mine) than the synthetic fibers.
I loved seeing the photos of your roses. Especially 'Winecup', which is a new-to-me rose variety, stole my heart and I always get weak knees when I see a photo of 'Miss Atwood'. She is such a beauty!
Warm regards,
Christina

Sandy said...

I just purchased this beautiful bedspread/quilt, too! So lovely for spring and summer! I love it so much I plan to keep it on the bed year round. Your flowers are all luscious, as always.
Hugs!

Janice Taylor said...


All lovely, bedspread to roses! 'Louis Philippe' never lets us down, everyone in Florida should grow one. Your 'I. H. Tribune' is a real beauty too, I'm in love with that color. All your blooms and garden accessories are popping off your lovely Plum Cottage. _Janice

L. D. said...

Your house color is so perfect for your home. I like the bedspreads and changing them is a good idea. Your header photo is so perfect and beautiful.

BeachGypsy said...

Glad you enjoyed the post Lorraine! I am loving these pictures of flowers you have on here! So bright and cheerful. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!

Ruth Hiebert said...

The new bedspread looks awesome.I love those colors and of course the floral patterns.The roses growing outside your home are equally,if not more,awesome.Have a great weekend coming up.I've had a busy week but it has been good.

Leslie Kimel said...

Your rose pictures are just gorgeous! I love Miss Atwood!

Consider It All Joy said...

Beautiful roses inside and out! I am loving how you are putting the outside back together after painting the cottage! It looks so pretty! Have a blessed weekend! Cindy xo

Maryann said...

Just love th new paint job on the house. It will make a wonderful backdrop to all your lovely flowers. My roses are trimmed but no buds yet, maybe in about a month, until them I will enjoy yours. Thank you for oosting those lovely blooms

Ilene Jones said...

Oh, what beautiful roses! Hugs...

Debbie Harris said...

Your new bed spread is beautiful, and I'm sure you will enjoy it's fresh beauty for the warmer months ahead, Lorraine.
Those photos of your roses...wow! I can almost smell their fragrances through the computer screen.

Enjoy your weekend~~

Susan said...

Hi Lorraine,

You have so many unique varieties of roses. All of them beautiful. You must get so much enjoyment out of them. I always enjoy seeing them.

Kit said...

Very nice bedspreads. I love the look of them! They go well with your cottage. Enjoy! :) Kit

Elizabeth said...

Love your new quilt. . . I'm a huge quilt fan (unfortunately we have a nibbler in the family who really LOVES quilts!). :-)

Always a tab bit jealous of your roses. Beautiful and ever so out of my gardening reach.

Mountain Mama said...

I just adore your sweet little plum cottage! Your gardens are heavenly - I'd have such a good time out there!

Kate R said...

Look at all those gorgeous roses! I think you picked some really lovely ones. I particularly like Miss Atwood. Your bedding is so pretty too - a really great choice.

Enjoy your lovely cottage and garden this week.
- Kate x

Jeri Landers said...

Lorraine, I just don't know how you can remember the names of all your roses... I couldn't name a single one around here. I love the spreads, like bringing your garden into the house, isn't it?!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful - inside and out :)

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Lorraine, Your new bedspread is so pretty and colorful... We got a new bed set in January (one of those fancy ones with extra pillows, pillow shams, etc.)... I do NOT like it... I'd rather have an old fashioned quilted bedspread any day. Yours is beautiful.

Love your Roses --and my favorite is Miss Atwood.... Gorgeous.

Hugs,
Betsy

Hartwood Roses said...

Your quilts are lovely. There's something so homey and comforting about sleeping under a quilt.

I have told you before, and I will tell you again and again ... I love your rose photos!! I see things in your warm garden that I can only dream of having here. Thank you for sharing them with us!

Dewena said...

I love switching out bed linens seasonally too. I'll probably still want to put on autumn colors on the bed even when we move to FL--although we won't be as far south as you are. Still, I'm hoping for year round gardening!

CraveCute said...

I'm loving these photos! Roses! The quilts are gorgeous too!

Jessica Jarrell said...

We've switched to spring/summer linens too! There's something so refreshing about switching with the seasons. I love switching the linens and I love changing vignettes like my centerpieces and runners. I think Spring is my favorite to haul out from storage though :)

Jillayne said...

I love your new bedspreads Lorraine - they are so pretty, and the Spring/Summer one is perfect for this time of year! I am just making a new quilt for the spare room - this one is really for Fall (I'm out of step with the seasons it seems!) but will make a light floral one next, and also have two winter/Christmas themed ones on the go - it's time to make use of all my fabric! I must say it is enjoyable to finally take the time to make things for us...
We are having lovely weather here, rain today, but sun and warmth all last week, and fore-casted for the week to come - things are growing!