Friday, October 12, 2007

I don't know their names ...

I really don't, but I know their stories and that is more important. The rose above was a gift from my Aunty J, a frequent visitor to Australia, it was for my birthday on her last visit and she in back now meeting her great neice for the first time.
This lovely rose is a standard and it was a housewarming present from my parents when I bought this home six years ago. Gosh the time has flown.
And, this rather common (but heavenly scented) rose is the best of all. My house has only had three owners and the ones who built it planted this, and its twin, when they moved in. The poor things were not looked after by the previous owner, a bachelor rumoured never to have stepped off the footpath, and yet they survive. I look at them and smile, thinking of the first owners delight in their home. This was one of the first three houses in my town (city now) to have a tile roof - the original tiles are still there, and while I am now considered to be centrally located - it was the outskirts of town ... How much one rose can make me think.
I wonder about the teaspoons I use for these necklaces and where they have come from? This one is on etsy, and those green egg beads are delicious, I keep picking them up and running them through my fingers.
I made a couple of pairs of watsonia earrings for friends and these ones are also on etsy.
It's a beautiful spring day and I am off to enjoy it, I hope you are having a good one wherever you are.


mo said...

The roses are so lovely. I love my roses too and they perform for me even though they don't get a whole lot of attention. I just found out my Uncle has one of my Grandma's old roses that was taken from her house after she passed away 14 years ago. It was like finding a treasure! I was offered a clipping and can't wait to have that little piece of my Grandma in my own yard.

Gunnels blog said...

your roses are wonderful! and you have spring! We have autumn, but a lovely autumn.......

I really like your jewellery, very nice with the teaspoon!

Thank you so much for your kind words in my blog :-) Gunnel

Ro Bruhn said...

The pink highly perfumed one looks the same as one we have, if it is it's named 'perfume delight', it has one of the best rose perfumes around.
I love the necklace Julie the egg and the crystal beads are beautiful

Genevieve said...

Always a joy to visit your blog, Julie. Love the roses and the stories behind them.


Dot said...

Your roses are gorgeous Julie. I loved reading the history of them. And I am sure your garden is flourishing under your loving care.

Love the teaspoon necklace - you are right those green egg beads are delicous! Did you source them online?

And I love the Watsonia earrings (so Australian and so natural too).

Love to you and the boys
Dotee xoxo

One Crabapple said...

I enjoyed your roses and their stories ! TO think you are getting fresh lovely first season roses ENJOY !!!

And your JEWELRY ! it gets more exquisite !

I completely LOVE this teaspoon necklace and the earrings are one of a kind ! Amazing. I love them.

I like that you wonder who the teaspoons belonged to .... I am like that too.

Love, S