Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Celebration of Life

This week I wanted to take time to celebrate the roses that my recently passed father-in-law brought into my life.


These are the roses on the bush in the back yard. It was planted by my husband's grandmother and cared for by his dad long after she passed away. I love the variations of pink against the yellow house. He had a yellow rose bush in the front of the house too. But I missed the blooms this year since we were at the hospital so much the past few months.



This was a beautiful painting of roses that we found when packing the house. I fell in love ith it the minute I saw it. George thinks it was something his grandmother had in her house, before she passed away. It was tucked back in a closet at the back of his dad's house.



When I was cleaning the kitchen and diningroom, George and I found a variety of beautiful glass serving pieces and such. It took me about 4 days just to go through those two rooms, but towards to end of it I found this single plate with a beautiful pink rose on it. I'm not sure what to do with it, but it will be a pretty serving plate or something.



Until our next visit ...

5 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Michelle...

So good to see you participating again!!

I love the painting and I used to have a whole set of that China Plate with the Roses!!!

I'm going to manually add your blog to my post...since Mr. Linky is having technical difficulties (I just now found out about).

~Blessings,
Jan

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love that painting! The family signifigance makes it extra special!!!

PlantBuddy said...

Ohhhh, just adore that pink rose photo. And your lovely painting and the plate with the single rose. Nice as a cake platter maybe? Happy Rose Wednesday.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi again...I have an award waiting for you on my blog...please stop by and get it!!

Sandi said...

You have been in my thoughts since I read of the passing of your Father-in-law. What lovely roses, real ones and the picture, the plate....lovely special things. I need to catch up on your blog and then I will e-mail you early next week on the plans I have for Tea and Stitches. :-)