Thursday, 1 December 2016

Welcome December...WIth A Gift Of Roses πŸ’•





I can hardly believe that it is December!!
When I look out the window, it looks like October...
Lovely green grass and flowers still blooming in the gardens...
And...
Speaking of Flowers...
I had been "complaining" to my flower lady {aka Erika}that I had not had any flowers for quite a while!! 
She always used to bring me some, when she picked up Miss V on our regular Wednesday visits... well...yesterday she stopped by on her way home from work, and gave me 4 HUGE bunches of different Roses...
They are in the living room, my bedroom,powder room, kitchen and the family room...
The whole house smells GLORIOUS!!!
Thanks so much doll πŸ’• 


My daughter Lissa had gifted me this sweet Gnome a few years ago...he was quite taken by the beauty of these particularly gorgeous ones that I put in the living room...you have seen him many times before...he moves around the house from season to season...never complains...always looks dapper!! hahaha!

 





I did get to a bit of Christmas decorating this week...all the things with lights...except for the tree...my staircase is done...fireplace mantel...kitchen swag with lights...and a few well placed Snow People...next week I will go and pick up a tree...my son is doing the outdoor lights this Sunday...pray that all of the lights still work!
Nothing more annoying than that!
I also have white lights year round in the backyard, and I add some red for the Christmas season...it looks very festive!! 
 
 These smaller Spray Roses are in my powder room...I thought they looked so nice with some of my shells in there...Every year I bring more home from Florida, and every year, I find room for them...♥️







 So...there you have it...the first day of December...and I am just Rosey!! πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

I hope you are all well and enjoying your week....

Weather is to cool down over the next few days...
We are heading to the cottage tomorrow...Chinese food for lunch...a bit of thrifting...{I have a HUGE bag to donate} and then we will shut the cottage down for 2016...I will empty and clean the fridge, while boyfriend drains the lines and adds winter anti-freeze down the pipes...it certainly was a gorgeous hot Summer, that's for sure!! And...with my boyfriend retiring at the end of this year, there will be more time at the cottage in our future. Perhaps I will even get all of those things done, that I always say I am going to do!! πŸ’•

I think I will work on a post, of just how beautiful our November was here,in Southern Ontario....especially our last sleepover at the cottage, when the temps hit 20c!!! The sunsets were gorgeous, and I want to share them with you all...

Okay...enough blabbering from me...

Enjoy the Roses...Ahhhhh...take a sniff!

        Have a great evening...

                  Cheers!  :o)

                        linda ♥️






45 comments:

  1. Glorious roses! How sweet your flower lady is. I wish there was smell-a-vision so I could breathe in their loveliness. I retired last December 31st and am so enjoying having time for myself. I hope your boyfriend does too.

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    1. Thanks Kathy...glad that you are enjoying your retirement...fingers crossed for boyfriend!

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  2. Beautiful roses....I love those pale pink ones...my favorite!

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    1. I think I love every colour...except RED...not a fav of anything RED...except Mr Cardinal of course! hahaha!

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  3. Gorgeous roses! What a lovely thing for your daughter to do. And I really love your enthusiasm. You are such a wonderfully joyful lady!

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    1. Really MArtha? I am very happy to hear that...some days can be a challenge!!

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  4. Glorious roses! Look forward to your November post.

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    1. Me too! I will work on that this weekend...enjoy yours!!

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  5. Beautiful roses, Linda, and the close-ups are stunning. Layer upon layer of softness and colour.
    I was given a sweet little bouquet recently that was a white/yellow arrangement with two perfect yellow roses. It was so cheery. Which I need!

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    1. They are beautiful Suzanne...she is good to me!
      I am sure you need all the cheering up you can get...sending good thoughts your way...

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  6. You're a lucky gal! Beautiful roses. I've often thought that floral arranging would be a great occupation. Except the thorns---don't like the thorns. I'm trying to save a little money with the gift giving in the near future and I really do miss the cheeriness of fresh flowers. Hopefully I'll really 'see' them when I can indulge later.

    Not much decorating here yet. I need to declutter. I am suffocating lately with so much everywhere. And my storage room is a mess.

    It must be a little melancholy to close up your cottage. I am amazed how much I'm enjoying the cold at our place. Just going out with the dogs for 15 minutes at a time invigorates me. Last weekend was in the 30's and we had the fireplace and wood burning stove going like crazy. The heat never went on. The not so good thing is that the heat rises and the upstairs can be stifling while the main floor, which is huge windows and a 19 foot vaulted ceiling can feel frigid. We are going to miss a few weekends now with the holidays but we have plenty to keep us busy the rest of the winter. Looking for some antique furniture for the master, nothing fancy or high priced, just some pretty pine tables or dressers and an old mirror. I don't need drawers so much, just a place to put my makeup, perfume and little essentials.

    I'll be posting more...finally!

    Love to you,

    Jane

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    1. Our cottage is the opposite Jane! With the furnace vents on the main floor only, and no insulation , as we have an open ceiling upstairs, we freeze when we go up there!
      If it weren't for our precious electric blanket, not sure how we would make it thru the nights! hahaha!!!
      I am sure your bedroom will come together beautifully...
      Enjoy your weekend!!

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  7. Oh, such gorgeous roses! Such a treat! So sad to close up the cottage for the season, but it does give you something to look forward to every spring. I've been knee deep in decorating the last few days....what a mess! It's a process, but I do enjoy it. Better than housework anyway.....Enjoy your final getaway. Sending hugs xo Karen

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    1. It is sad...but has to be done! I have a few dinner engagements coming up, and it just gets it off our minds...and we still visit at least once a week...
      I am sure your house will look spectacular!! Can't wait tot see it!

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  8. Wow, those roses are absolutely fantastic Linda, and your house must indeed smell as well as look beautiful. Hi to your cute gnome!

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    1. Thanks Patricia...happy weekend!!

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  9. Your photos of the roses are amazing! I love the close-ups. Hope all goes well closing up the cottage for the season. -Jenn

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  10. Lucky girl..there is a poem about roses in December..
    Roses in December

    God gave us memory
    that we may have roses
    in December and snowflakes
    in July.
    That we may find laughter
    amid the tears and
    sunshine even on
    the darkest of days.

    God gave us memory
    that we may see the
    face of those we love
    even when they can't
    be near. And to recall
    what we can no longer
    talk about together.

    God gave us memory that
    we may never forget.



    You are way ahead of me in decor:(
    I want it all done now.

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    1. What a lovely verse Monique...thanks so much for sharing it here...

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  11. Such beautiful roses!!! Aren't they wonderful. Hope that all goes well with the cottage closedown for the winter.

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  12. Oh what beautiful roses I can smell them from here MM MM ! Lovely photos and love your header photo to . I cant believe it is December already either where does the time go ?! It has been windy and chilly here today with big dark clouds and sun shine popping out every now and then . I will be decorating a bit inside again this year in a week or so but Papa has the outside all decorated . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

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    1. Yes, it was the same down at the cottage...even though it was 6c, it felt much colder, with the brisk winds...

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  13. Beautiful roses. I can almost smell them from here. So kind of your daughter . . . :)
    Hope weather is kind(ish) for you at the cottage . . . :)
    Cheer

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      She takes care of her dear old Mum!!
      It was pretty nipply down there...we got everything done...another year in the books!!

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  14. this post is simply glorious!
    and the little gnome admiring the rose is darling.
    as are you and your home and enchanted cottage.
    you are going to LOVE retirement!!! all the wonderful TIME to play! xoxo♥

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    1. Thanks so much Tammy...cheers to 2017!!

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  15. You roses are just breathtaking. Love the softness of the colors. Sniff....and the smell is glorious.

    I'm partial to roses since my pet name from my dearest is "Rose"

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    1. How sweet Wanda!! Hope you are well...

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  16. Well your little nudge certainly got you some beautiful roses! Love the pinks, and the little gnome. I guess all went well in closing up the cottage. Temps have really fallen now, so I guess the real winter won't be long in coming now. Looking forward to seeing some of that decorating ;)

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    1. Had a wee bit of snow overnite...all gone now!! Just kinda dreary again...

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  17. Gorgeous roses and I'm sure the scent from them is heavenly. Hope the cottage shut down went smoothly. Beautiful December weather so far this month.

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    1. All went well Linda...looking forward to the Spring!! hahaha!

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  18. Good for you to be so blessed....flowers are gorgeous!

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    1. Yes they are BArbara...thanks for stopping by!!

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  19. Love your new header. Lovely roses and cute little gnome. My kids and grandkids had a quick weekend trip to Montreal, glad to have heard that they've all returned home safely. We never stop worrying! Have a good week and take care...

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    1. SO true Hester...no matter how "big" they get...never stop worrying...see you soon!!

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  20. Gorgeous roses! Always sad to have to close her down for the winter. But just think of all of the fun you and your boyfriend are going to have there next year!
    XO Kris

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    1. HI Kris...yes...lots of fun!! And with Miss V as well...♥️

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  21. Gorgeous roses Linda!! Lucky you. I have the exact same white hobnail lamp as you do. It was always in our home growing up and I now have it in the guest room. Have a wonderful week. Christmas is coming too fast!

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    1. A thrifty buy Pam...I have one at the cottage too!
      Yes it is! Got a tree today...we finally caved, and bought artificial!

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  22. This post is simply amazing Linda!!
    Lovely roses. Wonderful colors of autumn and so bright. The smell of the flower is always so positively intoxicating.

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