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:

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

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

    xo
    LeAnn

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

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

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  5. 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)

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  6. 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

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. 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~

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  11. 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

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  12. Great idea. Your garden is looking great too. Mimi

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  13. 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

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  14. Fabulous idea, Penny. I love the look.

    Have a good weekend!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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

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  16. 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!

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  17. 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

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  18. 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.

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