Saturday, April 21, 2012

Everything is Coming Up Roses!

We are having summer~like weather here in California!
All my roses are blooming throughout the gardens and it's so pretty to be outside.
I hand-washed some dresser doilies today and put them out to dry on the drying rack.
Closeup of tiny roses growing on my climbing rose bush.
I hung some little candle chandeliers  throughout the backyard. They give a sweet glow during the evening.
I bought them at a Flower Mart in San Diego.
This is a wonderful shade tree I love to sit under in my white wicker chair, watching my hens Gracie & Flossie!
Below is a sneak~peek of my "soon to be" summer berries!
Yes, I just had to cool my feet in the pool! Almost time for a family swim!
Since I have a garden/rose theme going on here, I thought I would share some more darling handmade pillowcases I just bought from Rosehip on Etsy! I am her #1 customer!!!!
This set is in one of the guest rooms.
Love her handiwork and these sweet prints.
Wishing you a wonderful day! xox

30 comments:

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

I adore chandeliers in the garden also, so lovely.
Ciao,
Mary

Marilyn said...

When my daughter was little, she thought those clothes dryers were just for drying strips of noodle dough. We used to make bags and bags full at church for our winter bazaar! Your garden is lovely.♥♫

Myrna said...

Love your roses and chandelier. How lovely to be able to sit in that setting.
Myrna

wendy said...

simply beautiful. I seriously think I need to move to a "warmer" climate. Sheeeesh, we had a lovely day today, but the lilacs won't even be out until the middle of May.
Love the idea of the chandeliers in the tree. That must be sooo lovely.

Tilly's Nest said...

Lovely post. Thank you for making my day sparkle!

Delirious said...

I learned how to make these pillowcases from another blog I follow. I LOVE them! I've made a few pair, and I also made some baby blankets with this trim on them. I live in California too, but it's been a little warmer than I expected it to be! I think the forecast for today is 90!

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hi gf.
I see those pillow cassas came all the way from Vancouver Canada. That's where I used to live.
Love your garden and your roses.
It's kind of pring here, but we have a few more weeks to go that's for sure.
Hope you are having a great weekend.
Love Claudie.
xoxoxoxoxo

Maggie Ann said...

Love your roses theme, everything is so pretty. I have a very similar doiley...

NanaDiana said...

Maryjane-What a pretty post today. Happy Saturday to you- xo Diana

Karen said...

Thank you for the pretty pictures of all your sweet 'roses' and chandeliers. The Doily and Sweet Pillowcases are darling. I can't wait to dip my toes....still too cool here in WA state. Enjoy your weekend! xx

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

My husband just got home from California ... with a tan.

June said...

I love the fact that you have beautiful roses blooming already (okay...okay...so I am a teensy weensy bit envious)! Oh you are so blessed.
I LOVE the little chandies in the tree!!!!!!!!!!!!
Those pillow cases are so pretty. I can see why you love them. The fabric is everything I love!
Enjoy your Sunday my sweet friend!
sending love...

Mimi Sue said...

Your garden is beautiful! Love those chandeliers. Mimi

Sassy said...

Everytime I sit down and roam around to my favorite blogs....which you are right at the top of my list......your pictures and words ALWAYS make me smile..........I love your roses and chandeliers.....and I LOVE THOSE DARLING PILLOW CASES!!!!!! It is so WARM/HOT already in Mesa......I wish we still had a pool.......your water looked inviting!!!!!! LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!!!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

It all looks so beautiful!! I really love you pillow cases!! I have some made by my grandmother and love sooo much!!

Victoria Mische said...

Everything you've shared here are beautiful. Love the idea of the chandeliers in the tree.

I hope you and your family are having a wonderful week.

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Nancy said...

Everything is so pretty Maryjane..I am a bit jealous of those beautiful pink roses..lol

Betsy said...

Our warm spell here in Indiana is over and it's a little chilly this weekend. Not for long hopefully! In the meantime, I enjoying seeing your pretty post. I love the pillowcases and will check out the shop. They're so old-fashioned looking.

corners of my life said...

I thought that in California you always have summer like weather??

Gretchen said...

May I ask where you got those gorgeous chandeliers? I would love some of those in my backyard.

Gretchen

Denise said...

Lovely posting! May one ask where to find your Candle chandeliers?

Today our high was 62 with a cool north wind so our wind chill was 50ish. My Lilacs are done, but 60 miles north of here, they are just starting...we had April in March and March in April.....such is the 2012 unusual climate on the Prairie!

Julie said...

I love those little chandeliers. How cute!!

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Maryjane, long time no see!!!
I love your chandeliers in the yard. Such a beautiful touch and so Maryjane!
Can you believe how hot it has been around here lately?
What a great idea to stick your feet in the pool!
Hope you guys are doing great,
Miss you....Ann

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Felt like I was sitting with you under the shade tree. Love your post. Every detail of it and am going to go to the pillowcase lady on line. They are all just beautiful! Thanks for sharing such a 'rosie' day with us.

Nann

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Such beauty! Love the chandy's in the tree!! Too cool.

Blessings & big hugs, Sherry

Ali said...

Enjoy your lovely Spring weather and please send some to England. My goodness, Its been raining and cold here for about three weeks. *achoo!*

Happy St. George's Day!

Ali x

Sherie said...

Gorgeous! The sun, the roses, the chandeliers, the linens...I am smitten!

Ruby and Arthur said...

Love your doily and pillowcases. Linens add so much sweetness. Have a great day! Jean

Jody and Stan said...

This is such a cute post! I love chandeliers especially in the garden. Would love for you to share on Simple & Sweet Fridays.

Jody

Nanalulu said...

Did you make or purchase your garden chandeliers. If mad do you have instructions, if bought can you share where?? Thanks!!