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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Life's Little Pretties

Hello my dear friends,

you have seen these little dried pretties in some of my creations before but I just had to show them off again. I harvest my tiny rose buds twice a year and these are the last ones for this year. I love them because they are so petite and so lovely. I think I already mentioned that my rose bush is already over 20 years old and still growing strong which I am very grateful for ...

... and I hope I can find many more ways to use them in my creations.
 It is so very neat when you can use an old thimble as a vase ~ don't you agree?!
Wishing you many of life's little pretties!
I hope  you are well and life is treating you kind my dear friend.
Have a peaceful and creative day,
Karen B.


  1. Karen,
    I have been trying to do that with my miniature rose bushes for years!
    Do you have a particular variety of rose bush? I have some that dry a deep intense red and another that is a very pale pink, and another that is white. I have had them over 20 years, also. They were even transplanted from our first home to this one. The white one I purchased with a gift certificate from a friend as a house warming gift. Mine have had years where I was sure they were going to die, but they have always come out of it. I sing to them...maybe that was why they almost died?! LOL I really enjoy them and I can see that you enjoy them too. How does it work out that you only harvest them twice a year, I would be interested to hear about that! Love your blog!

  2. and they are so pretty! I love those little roses too and have never thought to pick the rosebuds but I will now. I usually try to pick teh wild roses; there are so many along the farms near where we live but the timing is short and I often miss it - this is such a wonderful idea.
    And I also love the idea of a thimble for a vase!

  3. Karen,
    I am gathering my last few today also...I had to go look to see what I had lefty after your post!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. oh my! those really are tiny to be able to fit inside a thimble! Way too cute!!!!