Friday, February 18, 2011


Hello and Welcome, pink loving friends....
This is our day to have fun visiting each other and enjoying all things PINK! You know that if you go and visit our dear hostess Beverly you will find all the sweet pink blogs to visit.

I just had to show you these pretty dried roses...I was so delighted with how they turned out....I picked up a bouquet of lovely white roses at our grocery store about a month ago...they have a marvelous selection of fresh roses as well as other pretty flowers and I can always find something perfect to suit my mood and without breaking the bank. They lasted several days and when I went to remove the roses that I thought were wilting, I discovered that instead of wilting, they were drying on their own.

So, I just freshened the water and left them alone. One by one they each dried so prettily and I saved them all and divided them in pretty bouquets, tied a pretty bow of sheer soft white ribbon around each bunch and scattered them about in several rooms....They are in such good condition, that I may put them in a wreath....many years ago I did so much with dried flowers, growing many and getting them from the gardens in California and turning them into all kinds of pretty accents from wreaths to bouquets. These roses make me think I just might want to do that again...

Sometimes the roses will do this and other times they just fade away and drop their petals. Weren't they a pretty and unexpected "gift?"

Thank you for stopping by...Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment! I enjoy them so much!
'Til next Saturday...Have a happy week!

PS Here is my newest, just finished pillow that you can see more of on my Website


Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love how these roses turned out.
They have dried beautifully!

What are you going to do with them?

~ Gabriela ~

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jill!!! These are gorgeous!!!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Those roses are beautiful!
Happy PS!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jil,
I love it when the roses turn out as perfectly as yours did! That's another sweet pillow you have created! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend.


Lynn said...

Oh I love the new pillow. I think only once have my roses dried on their own instead of dropping their petals. Your dried roses are beautiful. Happy PS

sissie said...

Hi Jill,
Don't you just love it when roses do that. Yours are lovely.

Lovely pillow too.

Happy Pink Saturday.


Char said...

Hi Jil, you are so lucky those pretty roses dried for you. I find that sometimes when the heat is on that happens but not often enough. They don't look real, they are beautiful. What a great idea about the wreath, that would be a perfect way to use them.
You caught me.....I have been itching!!!!! I try not too, but gesh.......
Happy Pink Saturday my friend, Char

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said... white roses dry brown! those are just beautiful. We used to do a lot with drieds years ago, I would love to see them come back.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Jil Sweetie...
Oh my gosh are these roses ever exquisite? They dried up beautifully and yes I can see them in many uses. A wreath would be so lovely. The color is just stunning and dried so pretty. Very romantic I think.

Love your new pillow. You just continue to amaze me with your talents my sweet friend. I love the little patchwork. It sure does speak doesn't it? Very refreshing and the perfect item to make any room pop.

Thank you for the beautiful share today. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Donnie said...

You were really lucky. I have never had roses that dried by themselves.

Maia said...

I've never seen white roses to dry so beautifully. These are really gorgeous, not even a dark spot on them.
Beautiful work on this little pillow.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

The roses are beautiful and love the new pillow - Happy Pink Saturday!

Maison Mutt said...

Oh my those roses dried soooo very well! I tried to dry white roses once, they became I'm sure you will create something lovely with them. Be sure to post it!
Licks & Wags, Niki

Marydon said...

AWESOME! I am going to leave mine alone & see what they do,now.

Happy PS weekend ~

Sares said...

Oh you lucked out! It is always hit and miss for me with drying flowers. Now you get to enjoy them for a long time. Happy Pink Saturday Jill and have a great weekend!

Jillian said...

Oh my! They did dry so lovely. You must have the perfect amount of humidity in your home.

Your pillow is also full of eye candy!


suesueb said...

Hi! Thanks for dropping by to visit and yes, the little Valentines are my faves!! I love your blog. The furniture, the sweet pillows and pink touches really is inviting. Also love the family pics. I have my granddaughter living at home now for a year and you're right, it's a special time and I'll miss her so much when they move out. Beautiful snow scenes too. I can't imagine having lived down here always. Hope you have a wonderful pink week and enjoy the roses for a long time!

Honey at 2805 said...

The roses are beautiful and your little pink pillow so pretty!

Light and Voices said...

It was such a joy to see your white dried roses. Yes, it would be nice to put them on a wreath like you used to do. What a glorious Pink blog you have. Happy Pink Saturday.
Joyce M

Cathy said...

Hi Jill,

Oh my Goodness. Look at those roses. What a fun blog post. Thank you for the sweet comments on my Pink Saturday blog.

I hope you are having a great weekend.



Kathy said...

Wow and I say wow again! They dried beautifully - so gorgeous - can't wait to see what you do with them - Love your pillow - amazed at such talent!
God Bless!
Happy Pink Saturday,

Tea Duchess said...

Thank you for stopping by. I love how your roses dried. They are beautiful. I agree with what you said in my comments about who says things are outdated? I follow a friends blog who lives in France and she says they do not up date their decor like we Americans do. I think it is part of our consumerism that drives us to update. I like my stuff well aged. It has more stories to tell that way! HPS!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Jil,

Everything is so pretty on your blog ... your roses, your pillow and your home. Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hello.

Happy Pink Saturday,


tina said...

lovely pillow

Regina said...

Hello Jil. Happy Pink Saturday!
Absolutely gorgeous post.
Enjoy your weekend.


Fun With This and That said...

The roses are so nice It makes you feel good when something works out. Laura

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How nice that the roses dried so perfectly-enjoy:@)

Amisha said...

Oh your roses look lovely. And that pillow is gorgeous!

Mari said...



Gracie Jewellery said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Love the roses - they are gorgeous! Hope you're having lovely weekend...happy PINK Saturday to you.

pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink Saturday....hope your week is sprinkled with little blessings...and covered with grace !

Diann said...

Oh those roses dried beautifully!

Manni said...

Happy Pink Saturday Jil : )
I was looking out for your post and found it :)
Love the roses, they look amazing!!
Have an amazing weekend :)

Tanja E. said...

Beautiful pillow!!!

Amanda said...

Happy Pink Saturday! What beautiful dried roses! Thank you for your sweet visit to One girl in pink! I absolutely love your blog header and have so enjoyed my visit here that I am going to follow you!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Best Wishes and Blessings,