Saturday, July 12, 2008

Pink Saturday #6

It is PINK SATURDAY. My friend Beverly of How Sweet The Sound is again hosting a PINK SATURDAY . Check out her blog and visit all the PINK posts today.


A couple of years ago our sweet hostess and I were in a circle journal swap and of all things Beverly's theme was a PINK one :) For her circle journal I chose to tell the story of the roses that were in my yard. If you read my blog earlier this week I told the story of my great grandmother's button tin. I spent a lot of time at her house when I was younger. When I was a teenager my great grandmother died and my mother inherited her house. In the back of the house outside of what was my great grandmother's bedroom were some Cape Cod roses. (I don't know if that is the technical name but it's what I've always called them). Several years ago my mother sold that house and before it was sold I had Rich go over, dig up the roses and bring them here.

They now grow in my front yard and all summer long when I look out the front window I see those roses. They remind me of my great grandmother. I am so glad I brought them here. Along with the roses though, came the bittersweet that was growing with them at the old house. It is a chore to try to keep the bittersweet under control. I'm very happy to have the roses, bittersweet and all.


take care,
Dawn

36 comments:

Beverly said...

Your love for these roses is certainly a symbol of your love for your great-grandmother. I know she must be smiling when she looks in on you. You must make her very proud.

Jeanne said...

Dawn, I dream of roses like these in my yard. I'm looking, but I don't know what to buy. I want some of those easy growing, disease resistant, climbing roses, in just that color. I love that you saved them and the reminder of your great grandmother. I know it means so much to you. I have never seen bittersweet growing.. Will it grow here I wonder.

Love ya, Jeanne

CONNIE said...

What a lovely story and those roses are so lush. Thanks for sharing.

Pls come by and visit me anytime. This is my participating in PINK SAT..

Lori said...

I luv luv luv roses! I can smell them.

I love your family fotos too! too cute!

I am multi tasking this am.Have a great Day.

Joy said...

Breathtaking roses; you are so lucky!

Marina Capano said...

Hi! I love pink flowers!
so cute!

visit me anytime..
Happy pink saturday!!!

ellen b said...

The roses are fabulous! Enjoy them and the memories of your great grandmother! happy pink saturday...

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Dawn! My grandmother had some of these too, but they were a light pink! I love your fushia pink ones, and what a wonderful way to preserve a memory! :)

Hugs, Rhonda

Shelia said...

Good morning, Dawn. That's a beautiful name and "Dawn" is my daughter's middle name and my little Schnauzer's middle name. I very much enjoyed looking at your flowers in all their pinkness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Deborah said...

These are such a gorgeous reminder of your great-grandmother, Dawn!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Deborah

Tracy said...

Beautiful story of family love...thanks for sharing your story, Dawn. I need some Kleenex now *SNIFF* Those roses are so lovely...love the bright red-pink. Happy Days to you & yours ((HUGS))

Shirl said...

Hi Dawn, Happy Pink Saturday!
What a cute post, love those beautiful roses, wish I could grow them like that! I always look forward to coming to your blog. Thank you for sharing!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Shayla said...

Lovely post, Dawn. Friends favorite flowers often remind me of them... What a beautiful way to remember your great-grandmother :)

suesue said...

what a beautiful memory! i love roses. have a great pink day!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Dawn these roses are beautiful. These are the roses I remember from my childhood. My mom planted these all along our fence in our yard. What a lovely reminder of your great-grandmother. Yours are gorgeous. Karen

marianne said...

oh, Dawn - your roses are simply beautiful and the story that goes with them is just lovely. what a precious memory and sweet treasure to have growing in your own yard. :)

Cami said...

I'm so glad you still have her roses! They are lovely. I drive by my Grandma's houses (both of them) and see the roses and instantly feel happy & sad all @ the same time. I love that you cherish what came before as much as I do. Take care!

She'sSewPretty said...

Your roses are gorgeous! What a wonderful way to remember your great grandmother!

Vanessa Greenway said...

So pretty!! These are beautiful flowers!! Have a great weekend! Vanessa

Margie said...

What a treasured heirloom you have in those roses! They are lovely! I dug up some old fashioned peonies from my sister's yard before she moved and I'm so glad I did! There is nothing like the old fashioned flowers, especially in your case, where you can look at them and remember your great grandmother!

The circle journal you mentioned sounds very interesting, what exactly is it?

-Margie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That's a great story Dawn...and such a wonderful way to keep her memory alive for you!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Dawn!

LOVE your PINK flowers! Happy PINK Saturday!

Hugs,
Maryjane

PS I love your picture of your children to!

Judy said...

Hi Lady, Love the roses and the memories are wonderful. See you next week.
Judy

Schotzy said...

I love the roses! I have learned and sentiment and memory go hand in hand with life's greatest themes. It is wonderful to live amidst both!Revel in the good and learn patience and forbearance through the bad. You are a fortunate woman.

Jan & Tom's Place said...

What a lovely story Dawn...and oh, what memories.

Jan

Debi said...

Oh my goodness...those are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! And all the more special for the story behind them.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful flowers & how very very special that they came from your great grandmother's home.

Thanks for sharing with us today!

Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Cottage Rose said...

Dawn; I love your pink roses they are so beautiful. You sweet story of you great grandmother is to sweet and loving. To have such a reminder of her is special. Have a great day my dear friend.

Hugs;
Alaura

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Glorious Roses!

~ Gabriela ~

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

What a sweet story and I am so glad you dug those roses up and kept them with you Dawn. ~ Lynn

My Crafty Little Page said...

Dawn you are so lucky and smart to have dug up the old roses. Most of the ones today have been crossbred so much that they don't have any fragrance left. I can just imagine how wonderful these must smell. Bittersweet memories! Hugs, Nancy

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Dawn.. your roses are beautiful and same goes with your story.. beautiful and so touching.. am so glad that you took the flower back to your home.. and such a nice way to remember your beloved ones.. have a super day!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi, I love your pink flowers!
It was nice meeting you on Pink Saturday!
Love, Ann

Mya said...

Dawn,
Oh how I love your Pink roses. I want to just pop that in my backyard. Just beautiful.
-Mya

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

These are stunning!! They match my bowl.. maybe our Grandmother's are bringing us together with the PINK!!!

Amongst The Oaks said...

Hi Dawn,
I love those roses too. Some of my favorite plants came from family, friends, and neighbors. And yes, sometimes you get an unexpected bonus (or weed), but that's life!
Laura