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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Before The Guests Come



I'm taking a few leisure moments in the garden before the guests come. We scurry around for days like crazy rabbits getting things ready for a house full. We have another graduation this weekend. And it's a natural time for the family to gather.




The roses are blooming right on cue. I'm looking forward to sitting down to enjoy them. But for now everything seems so still, and in graceful suspension.









It's a nice ritual getting the rooms ready. Freshening the linen.





Nothing is too precious. Just a mix and match of what's handy. Often something vintage and homey.







It will all soon be a joyous mess! And so the lovely stillness always strikes me as I pause in my work to enjoy the quiet moment. . . .
























We'll have lilies soon!





Lovely color, but this bush has misshapen blooms.















How's your weekend going?
I hope you're taking time to smell the roses!

Jacqueline






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25 comments:

nannykim said...

Love the sweet curtains and sheets--delightful.

Sarah said...

Beautiful as always, Jacqueline. Enjoy your time with your family. Happy weekend........Sarah

Anne said...

Jacqueline,
Your roses are gorgeous!!!! So pretty I am sure they smell amazing too.Love lace in a window.Especially with a soft breeze.
((Hugs))
Anne

pembrokeshire lass said...

It's funny you saying about taking time to smell the roses because every time you showed those lovely pink roses I could almost smell them!! Our roses won't be long before they are out and then, somehow, the whole house seems to be encompassed by them! Have a lovely weekend. Joan

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

So pretty, J!!

Enjoy your weekend visit with loved ones.

I too just love a house full - a "joyous mess. Well put, indeed!

Your roses are stunning.

Hugs.

helen tilston said...

Hello Jacqueline

I can see you have gone to a tremendous amount of effort to welcome your family to your spectacular home and garden.
The children will indeed cherish memories of these delightful rooms.
We are just returning from a week by the lake, so it will be back to reality.

Helen xx

Joani said...

Beautiful roses. And, the foxglove. Enjoy your company.

Kay said...

Jacqueline, I thought you said you weren't a gardener!! All those blooms look gorgeous, especially the sweet pink roses!! Your home is so warm and welcoming and those beds look so very cozy! Enjoy your family! Kay

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I can't get over your beautiful roses. Hope you have a wonderful visit with your full house!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I bet your little guests can hardly wait to snuggle into those beds with the soft, worn sheets! And your roses!!! Beautiful.

Olive Cooper said...

Do enjoy your house full. The roses and sheets are lovely. We planted some canna lilies and lantana (all grown by me) in a trouble spot on the corner this evening. I am catching up on blogs with puppy asleep at my feet and Joe reading me the paper.

Mary said...

Rosie lovely roses.. you have a nice way of composing you posts.

Bente said...

I love the photos of the roses. They looks gorgeous.

Hugs

Sara.RêveBlanc said...

Queste rose incantano talmente sono belle! complimenti...baci Sara

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Look at those long stems on those roses..gorgeous! and i caught some foxglove blooming to. Your garden looks beautiful and ready for your company. I love having company.

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Absoluety...smelling those roses in your blog is partof my weekend ritual! I adore the misshapen rose hue...of course, I prefer the unique! Your vintage linens look inviting! Enjoy your company...I'm sure they'll enjoy all the preparations of your week!
Fondly,
Pat

HWIT BLOGG said...

Lovely pictures, lovely roses....so romantic!
Take care and have a nice sunday evening!
Titti

wendy said...

I bet your guests will LOVE crawling between those lovely linens...and smelling roses.
and enjoying your hospitality
and it all sound well.......pretty wonderful.
Enjoy

SizzleandZoom said...

Beautiful roses and lovely color of pink on these roses. Wonderful close-ups.

Carolyn said...

I love your roses and the curtains on the window.
Hope you have a wonderful time with your family.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

Carolyn

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I wish I could smell blogs...those roses are so beautiful! I'd love to be a guest in that room, Jacqueline...lovely!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I think your roses are looking absolutely stunning, hope you had a lovely weekend with your guests.

A Cottage Muse said...

I played in the dirt all weekend and did a little treasure hunting too! Your roses are beautiful!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Your roses are just beautiful, Jacqueline! Mine have black spot and a yellowy color already - which usually doesn't happen until July or August. :( I just adore your guest room and the mish mash of vintage linens. It all looks so cozy next to those gorgeous sheers! :)

xoxo laurie

Haworth said...

Such beautiful roses, Jacqueline! I hope you had a lovely time with your guests. Your home looks so cozy so I'm sure they were comfy and enjoyed themselves.

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