Friday, March 18, 2011

Birthday Roses

Okay, so my birthday was actually yesterday.

My husband surprised me with a dozen roses and breakfast in bed yesterday morning.
Isn't that sweet?

However, I always find it hard to display them.
I'm really not a fan of the cliche roses and baby breath jammed into a run-of-the-mill vase.
It screams "cheesy Valentine's Day present" all over it.

How do you mix cheesy roses with an antique-loving country-girl-at-heart?

Cut the roses short and display them in Ball canning jars!

Too bad I don't have any antique turquoise ones.
Oh well, can't be picky, can we?

love how flowers can brighten up any room.

I'm getting pretty excited lately.
My bearded irises just poked their heads out, so I know it's not too far off when my lilac bushes will be in full bloom.

The usually bloom in May.


  1. I love what you did with the roses. I never know how to display them either without making them look all cheesy. I'm totally going to try this next time I get some! And shame on you for getting me all excited for lilacs when I still have to wait 2 months! Your pictures are beautiful!

  2. They look great displayed that way! I have a SERIOUS addiction to buying blue Ball canning jars...if I ever get rid of some (which I should...LOL!) I'll send them your way! :)


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