Thursday, June 17, 2010

Roses are Red, Yellow and White


I started doing this after my friend Mary, from A Breath of Fresh Air, posted a picture of hers a while ago.
Every week I buy roses at the grocery store.  When they are starting to have seen better days, I take them out of the water, attach a ribbon to the stems and hang them upside down in my studio, until they are dry.

I use them as decoration on wrapped gifts.

Happy Weekend!
Welcome Home,
Penny

19 comments:

Shelia said...

HI Penny! I love this look! Now what will you do with all the dried roses?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Vintage Sassy said...

Great idea Penny, plus it's a great excuse to buy yourself roses:)

xo
LeAnn

Bella said...

I love this. It sounds very simple. I'll have to try it.

Julie Harward said...

Now thats a good idea...they are so pretty dried too! Come say hi :D

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Penny, Don't you just love to do that . . that's a neat idea to use on gifts. The apricot color roses are beautiful. Sandy:O)

Jeanne said...

Morning Penny, I just commented on your previous post. I love your dried roses. I used to dry them too. I haven't in a while now. Using them on a gift is brilliant. I will be drying roses again.

Hugs, Jeanne

see you there! said...

Dried roses have such an "atmosphere" to me. There's probably a better word but I'm sure you'll get what I mean.

Great idea to use them on gifts.

Darla

PS. Thanks for the squash blossom info.

Beverly said...

I love this idea, and I always tell myself I will do it, but then I don't. I have so many roses that the thought of choosing overwhelms me.

Vee said...

Yes, I do this, too. The colors remain so lovely for a long time.

Adrienne said...

Oh, now you've given me an excuse to buy myself some roses! Love the idea - and I wonder if I can do it with the roses from my garden (if the sun ever comes our to stay and the rain stopping beating them.)
~Adrienne~

KarenHarveyCox said...

Penny,
Your garden is getting lovelier and lovelier. Oh, and I love dried roses, I have hung them from my bakers rack from time to time. When I lived in Hong Kong I had this huge basket where I saved dried Hydrangeas and roses. Knowing that our shipment would be a month by ship I had to give them away. So, I painted the basket with the Hydrangeas and roses and gave it to my wonderful neighbor Maria. She made me lovely pearl necklaces by hand and gave them to me in a little silk pouch. Whenever I see dried roses I think of Maria.

You always inspire lovely memories Penny.
Karen

Mimi Sue said...

Great idea. Your garden is looking great too. Mimi

Alison said...

Hi Penny, great post and wonderful idea to dry your roses like that. Check my last post to see what I did with some roses
Alison

Donna said...

Fabulous idea, Penny. I love the look.

Have a good weekend!
Hugs,
Donna

Kathleen Grace said...

Great idea Penny, I always feel so bad throwing them away!

Sherri said...

Penny, I love the look of roses when they are dried like this! They look almost like paper especially the cream colored one. Have a great weekend!

Tutti Chic said...

Sometimes I Love the look of the drying roses more than the fresh! I do the same exact thing penny & use them just like you do! xo chris

bj said...

I am loving these...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's a great idea, Penny! Plus, I love the way they look. I may have to try that and pick some up next time I'm food shopping. I usually do my hydrangeas though and they always look pretty dried.