Friday, February 17, 2012

Yearning For Spring And Roses


The grass so little has to do,
A sphere of simple green,
With only butterflies to brood,
And bees to entertain.
Emily Dickenson

I did not know what to post this Saturday when my new Victoria was delivered yesterday.
I opened the front cover and here is this beautiful sunny picture of roses and a poem by Emily Dickenson...what could be better to warm our hearts?

I am sure I am far from alone in yearning for warm days, the buzz of bees, soft green grass and our gardens all in bloom....sweet tea in a porch swing....Oh, how ready I am!
So, in the meantime, up North here, we have to content ourselves with pictures and enjoying the beauty our china offers with their lovely pinks and roses...And speaking of pink, this is our day to celebrate this lovely color and to do this click on over to Beverly's to visit all the beautiful ladies sharing theirs ...♥


Isn't this the prettiest platter? I have been searching my brain to remember where I found it....I have had for a while. It was gracing one of the shelves in my pie safe, kind of hidden in the back. I brought it out and have it on an end table in the dining room and I have to say, it brings me sweet pleasure every time I look at it! Sort of like having something new...

And this pretty lidless pitcher....I found this in a small antique store that is in the back of a sweet olde home soon after we moved here, nine years ago. Up in Lexington, MI. Before I was on ebay or even knew what a blog was...I asked the old gentleman how much and expecting much more was given the pleasant surprise of just $5.00. I don't think a$5.00 purchase has ever made this gal happier! ♥

All these beautiful roses inspire me to paint....

May years ago, while living in the Prescott, AZ. area, I spotted these in one of their many area antique stores....My dear Mr. S. surprised me with it for our 22nd anniversary...

And, lastly, a plate found recently at our Salvation Army store for a mere $.99 cents. I left the price on the back as I was so amazed! It is now the last in a collection of pretty plates that frame a dining room window.....

I hope you enjoyed my pinks....I have to say, I love the Paris and white looks and because I am an eclectic soul, incorporate it here and here. I could never have it all one way as I would find that a tad boring.... It is very restful and so pretty, but for me, there will always be pink and roses in my home as there always has been....

Have a sweet and happy weekend!
♥ Jil

34 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jil! Oh what pretties you have shared with us today. Floral china just makes me swoon! I can't wait to get my copy of Victoria. I too am longing for Spring. Have a lovely weekend, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS!


Love your rose china!


Gabriela

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, how totally beautiful!!! Thank you so much for linking this up, Jil!!!
XO
Cindy

Terri Morse said...

Hi Jil! Such a lovely post...I'm longing for Spring too. It's 53 here in Pennsylvania, which feels relatively warm to me! I opened the window in my studio to enjoy the fresh air. Your floral china is lovely. Pink roses always make me happy. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Terri

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh pretty pretty!!!!

Thanks so much for visiting me, that way I could find YOU!

I am your newest follower!

Have a beautiful weekend!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Jill, always so romantic and lovely. It's a pleasure to visit you.
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Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You have such sweet rosy china! Love that platter. I just got my Victoria this afternoon! I snapped a picture of the cover for my post, but haven't even peeked into it yet. This weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Shari@Rain into Rainbows said...

Great minds think alike -- I posted about spring today as well. Love your pretties. :-)

HPS!

sonya said...

I'm like you Jil, I like a whole lotta of everything and it's hard for me to stick with just one!
Your floral china is lovely. And yes, I'm ready for Spring as well. But I can't complain-our winter has been pretty mild compared to most.
I'm hoping my Victoria mag will arrive soon. I have a collection from years ago and never tire of looking at them.
Happy Pink Saturday and thanks for visiting me today.
Hugs,
Sonya

kitty said...

Hi Jil, thanks for visiting my blog. I love all your pretty finds...they are so romantic & restful. Since I live in Texas, I am enjoying the Winter. I do remember winters in PA, Ohio & Michigan, though!!!

Char said...

Oh Jil,
you have so many lovely things to share this week.
It's good to visit your blog, I haven't been blogging much in almost 6 months or more. Now that my MIL has gone back to CO, I hope to give my blog the attention is so needs.
Each and every piece of china is beautiful. You have a great collection to show us.
Happy Pink Saturday,
Char

Loretta said...

Jill, your blog posts are always so beautiful!
I love your lovely rose items.

Nancy said...

Jil, so pretty! I think I forgot your etsy shops this week in the treasury! I'm going right now to my spreadsheet to add you to the list! Hopefully, this note makes it to you. The captcha hasn't been letting me through.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Karin said...

So beautiful!

delia hornbook said...

Hi Jil, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment i have been deeply touched by everyones thoughts and support through one simple post and i almost feel embarrassed. Im very sorry to hear of your grand daughters health and i hope they are able to get to the bottom of it very soon. You have a very pretty blog and so much pretty china. Have a lovely day and thank you. dee

Paper Roses said...

Beautiful blog you have! And yes I am also all rose!

Regards from France,

Janny.

Carolyn Robbins said...

These are beautiful! Visiting from Warm Heart Bears and The Patchwork Ark for Pink Saturday!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your rose china is all so very pretty. There is just something so special about floral china that brings a feeling of joy and peacefulness. It's hard to explain but I am immediately drawn to it...as I think you are too!
I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Mari said...

Jill you have such gorgeous items to share, I love your rose china, simply beautiful ;)

Smiles~
Mari

Vicki said...

Hi, Jil, my friend,
I, too, am longing for spring. We are a tad closer to spring here in Texas. Your beautiful rose china has certainly brightened my day. Enjoy your weekend! Love, Vicki

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Jil Sweetie...
Oh what a glorious share today. I love all of your pinks. So pretty and so you. I could hardly believe it when you said you got the pitcher for 5.00. I think I would have looked around for a candid camera or something. That piece is just gorgeous. Lid or not.

I love the beautiful pitcher and cups that Mr. surprised you with. What a treasure for sure. I can see why you cherish it so much. A true gift from the heart.

Hope you have a glorious weekend, dreaming about roses dear friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Pat said...

Your rose china is lovely. What is a Victoria?

Gracie Jewellery said...

love your floral china. Happy Pink Saturday!

chubskulit said...

I too is yearning for spring, can't wait! Lovely post for this week Jil.

PS.. the new word verification is a little hard to see, hope you would consider removing it. Just a thought.

Cathy said...

Hi Jil,

You are so right, since we live here up North we are going to have to wait a few more weeks for Spring. It has been crazy warm this winter though. Kind of makes me wonder what will happen to our gardens this Summer. No snow or rain, yikes. Looks like a drought is coming our way unless, of course, it just rains and is chilly all summer and that will stink. LOL

HPS, xo
Cathy

Shirley said...

Hi Jil,
Love your post. I have no post for this HPS party but, I still love to look. I was happy when my Victoria arrived and was also sad at the same time..I wish we had flowers blooming as our New England winter leaves us with little to be happy about..no snow, no green...

Jennelise said...

Beautiful photos! I long for spring too and wouldn't I love to look out my window and see a garden full of roses as beautiful as these. :)
Jennelise

Olivia said...

Hello beautiful friend! Oh my I am ready for spring too! I love all the gorgeous rose treasures you shared today, I got my new copy and I can't wait to sit and read for a bit!
Hugs,
Olivia

Daniella said...

Your pinks are awesome!! It is so fun to find something you own but have forgotten, isn't it?
HPS!!
xxDaniella

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Oh, your pink roses are gorgeous. I too yearn for Spring. Such beautiful treasures.

Happy Ink Saturday,

Karen

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Oh my, you have the eye for the pretty rosey china...and you know I love them too! Yes, it does help to get through the winter cold when you have pretty flowers to look at! It will be here soon, it will be here soon, it will be .....

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

What amazing deals you have found! I am in love with your dish collection. So lovely!

Your Craft Book said...

Beautiful roses, nothing nicer or more full of cottage charm, Maureen.

Leann said...

Wow Jill love love love those roses! And that little plate for 99cents - what a steal!

Great minds think alike!

Enjoy what's left of this week!

Leann