Thursday, May 13, 2010

Little things that count

There seems to be less time in 24 hours a day for me these days. They say time doesn't wait for anybody; I think it's definitely proving true in my case. However to defy that, I made myself make time for this and that around the house the other day. Didn't someone say "It's the little things that count"? I made a centrepiece for our dining table by using English roses from my garden and lettuce I bought from a supermarket! This beautiful fresh lime green lettuce is called Salanova Green Coral Lettuce, quite a mouthful and fancy, huh?! I love its colour and texture, and from far it looks almost like moss that the roses are sitting on. I know the table looks a bit bare without a table-runner, (even though I also like the clean-cut fuss-free look) all my runners are too short for the table, I'm intending to make one in the near future. I also made some tea and coffee and all sorts of yummy treats for a morning high tea with some ladies. We had such a fabulous time taking time chatting and enjoying each other's company. Yes, it's the little things that count.Would you like to take a walk with me in the garden? Well, my garden is a little overgrown at the moment, it's a time when my roses say they want to stretch, and stretch they are doing no doubt. I've been letting them stretch till I give them a complete winter pruning in July. So you'll have to be careful to dodge the thorny canes that hook onto you and won't let go, the thorns sure have a way of making sure you get a "scratch" or two before you leave. But then the flowers are worth the pain and the risk. I guess thorns are no big deal when your reward is absolutely intoxicating fragrant lovely plump roses, don't you agree? Okay, luvlies, have yourselves a lovely day, remember to take time for small things.

13 comments:

country rose corner said...

What beautiful roses, here in England mine are just beginning to bud. Its a joy I look forward to every year.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Rosie....I love the green lettuce with the roses for your centerpiece! Great idea! Your roses in your garden are looking fabulous!~Patti

About the Bumble Bee said...

Thankyou for sharing your lovely home and garden. It always brightens my day to see what your good self and your bloomin’ beauties have been up to :)

Best Wishes,
Gillian

Mariette said...

In what area are you living? Your roses look like they grow in paradise; so lush and indeed very plump. We live in Georgia and the hot summer months are very hard on any rose but we at least try and right now we have lovely roses for use.
You sure do understand about the little things of life. That is also my motto. With a cup of tea and some great home baked pastries, roses in a lovely arrangement -- makes you feel like being in heaven! It teaches you the secret of life and that is being content.
You were very clever for using that special variety of lettuce!

Lots of rose-love from Georgia/USA

MariettesBacktoBasics

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Beautiful! I wish youlived closer, or I lived closer...I'd buy some of your roses to decorate for my summer tea party this year.
Rebecca♥

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

your rose garden is my inspiration! love the roses so much! all so big and lucsious and fragrant! and your tea party is just lovely..

maría cecilia said...

Hola (Rosie?), I`m so impressed that you still have so many roses in your garden, mine is almost bare, and I think we have same time of year, autumn, do you, too?? The center piece you made is completely lovely!! and I adore your chairs!!!
Many hugs to you, and come say hi!
Maria Cecilia

Bobbie Lynn said...

Very beautiful. Just love your rose garden.

Sew Useful Designs said...

What a beautiful post!

You are absolutely right... the little things are always the ones that count. Thank you for sharing pics of your beautiful home and garden, and your breathtaking table display! I think I've just witnessed a little bit of heaven, and it sure has brightened my wintry morning! :-)

Blessings!

Vikki xoxo

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Pretty, pretty! Love your your dinning set to! ~Maryjen

Bayside Moments said...

Hi, I have just found your blog and I love your abundance of roses. They are absolutely beautiful. Thank you.

Pam

YUZIE AMIR said...

oh how i wish that u can post me the cutting after u do pruning thus i plant them in my garden,but afraid is so far for u post them to me.i just dreaming.

RIVIERA FLAIR said...

This is my most favourite blog ever... the pics are divine... keep posting!