Friday, April 13, 2012

Cabbage Roses


If you've been following this blog for long, you may know of my love of roses.

Roses in the garden...

...roses on the drapes.

Roses on plates, roses on pillows, even roses on tole trays!
The list goes on and on.

I mean, is there any thing more beautiful than a bouquet of roses?
If you are a romantic like me, you will agree!

So, when these linen pillows came up for sale on OKL, I bought them without hesitation.
I had no idea where I would put them. I just knew that a fabric this beautiful depicting cabbage roses would be too hard for me to pass up.

But wait, didn't I go through this rose phase already?
Well, guess what? I think this rose phase is coming back. And I think design is heading again in that direction. Have you noticed more florals lately in design magazines, fabrics and fashion? I have.

We used to call it the English Country look. Remember?
Romantic decor with floral fabrics and rugs. With fresh picked cabbage roses straight from the cottage garden.

Yes, I think us romantics have always loved this look, and after several years of scratchy burlap and simple linen, a soft floral here and there is a welcome surprise. Again!

Yesterday while shopping with my daughter Ashley, we noticed lots of cabbage roses on clothing.
There is definitely a romantic vibe going on in fashion too!

A sure clue that cabbage roses are a design trend that is still here and not going anywhere!
Which brings me to the word, "timeless."
And that makes me a very happy girl!


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29 comments:

Shelia said...

Lovely roses! Lovely you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Babs said...

I think roses are always in style, and those pants..well. I saw on tv that large floral pants are big this year. All I can say is "not on my hips". They'd be really cute on you though.
Did you get them?
Babs

Low Tide High Style said...

We just planted 4 new rose bushes last weekend and I can't wait for them to bloom. I was never much of a rose girl and now I love them and can't get enough of them!

Kat

Linda said...

I love roses too. I love them in soft shades on pillows, and plates, and paintings etc. All of these pictures here are so lovely!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Roses could NEVER EVER go out of fashion or trend! "We WON'T LET IT"!!! Those jeans are adorable, Hmmm, I think I would wear those! I definitely know that we can NEVER HAVE enough roses surrounding us...I just did a few posts on that very subject!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Donna

Sue said...

Have you seen the fabulous rose embroidered pillow at Ikea?....it is gorgeous and only $19.99 with the insert...Debbie the Plate Addict did a post about it a few weeks ago....they also have bedding sets and all sorts of rose related items in this season...

rindy said...

Do you know the name of the white rose bush in your first picture? I think I have those roses in my yard and I have been trying to figure out the name so that I can get more - they bloom constantly and are very disease resistant. Thanks and I enjoy your blog. Rindy

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my gosh I love, love roses...in anything, anywhere!!!
Thanks for posting this!
Terry

laney said...

..this makes me sooooooooo happy...but then i am always happy after a visit with you...blessings laney

The enchanted home said...

Love them both as a flower and as design inspiration....to me its such a timeless classic. Never will go out of style. SO pretty!

Sheila Irwin said...

Yes, yes.... timeless! Just like the tole trays! I think the difference is during the old "shabby chic, english country" thing a decade ago we all put way too much of it around. Now, like you said, you just mix a little with the linens and burlaps and it looks amazing. When I see a room where everything is linen and burlap, with white walls and all the furniture is white washed, it looks sterile. A small amount of pattern breaks it up and it looks better for it (I think)....

And to Rindy above, those roses are Iceberg roses and they are the best!

Marlis said...

Roses never go out of style! Since I never went for the white white gray look, I still have roses in my home. Thanks for reminding us how timeless we are - he he.. xo marlis

Kathysue said...

I think either you are a floral gal or you are not. I have to have flowers in my home in boquets and artwork. I don't wear florals, but they are really big this season and seeing the jeans reminded me of a pair I had in the late 80s. that old saying what goes around come around.
I think they can be a classic in certain homes and the way you use yours is always going to be timeless and elegant. Love your design aesthetic and I am so glad you are sticking to what is authentically YOU, because You my dear friend have impeccable taste. Love you,
Kathysue

Victoria said...

I am with you, my dear, soft and romantic...a good thing. I had that bark cloth faded pillow you have. I am afraid it is one of those things that was lost in the frenzy of the move to FL. Wish I had it now.
Best...Victoria

Just Spiff It said...

Always have had a love affair for cabbage roses - on anything. But I swear I had those jeans about maybe 15 + years ago. Even if I had of kept them they would not fit. Everything seems to come full circle!

Table Escapes said...

Love those floral pants but to look good in them, one must have a tiny figure like Ashley..who can look good in ANYTHING!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Cabbage roses always seem to find their way back..I just replaced my cabbage roses comforter several years ago...

Gotta love Mario Buatta.....

Your roses looks magnificent, real and linen!!

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Beautiful post! Can you share the name of the charming china pattern?
Nancy

Sarah said...

Roses will always be on my list. In fact, the cute pants made me rush to my closet to grab a pair I have much like there. Then remembered that I sent them to the thrift shop a few years ago. They no longer fit. ;-(
Now I wish I at least had the fabric. LOL
Great post, Delores. ~ Sarah

On Crooked Creek said...

Delores,
I'm a hopeless romantic...like you, I love roses! Cabbage or any variety will do here on the Prairie!
Fondly,
Pat

PURA VIDA said...

Out of Africa yay!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Beautiful post!!!

vignette design said...

Hi Rindy,
Yes, those white roses are Iceberg roses. They are the best. Disease resistant and prolific bloomers. I have them in bush form and standard (topiary) form.

Mary Timmers said...

I'm happy to see cabbage roses anytime on anything! I agree, they never go out of style. Thanks for sharing yours!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Well I'm with you! I love roses too. They are my favorite. No other flower makes me as happy to be around them.
Pat

d e l i g h t said...

Love all the roses! I think the cabbage rose jeans are so cute! Roses never go out of style.

vignette design said...

Hi Nancy,
The china pattern is by Royal Doulton, Pomeroy pattern.

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Thank you! It's absolutely beautiful!
Nancy

Designs By Pinky said...

I love roses too and can't wait to be able to plant them at the new house!!! Yours are gorgeous, and I like them on clothing too! XO, Pinky

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