*** Living 'in the pink' means being healthy in the emotional, in the financial, in the mental, in the physical, in relationship and in the spiritual.”***
I’m so glad you stopped by to visit on Pink Saturday, hosted by Beverly at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/. Thank you, Beverly!
Since you’re visiting here, you probably have a passion for pink like I do. It’s a color that appeals to our soft, romantic side, and we all have one in varying degrees. Romance isn’t just about the opposite sex. It is about love, and everybody needs love! We need to receive it, and we need to give it. Even our pets need our love, and we are so blessed when we have a little pet love us back. Have you ever seen anyone and their dog kissing? It’s a beautiful sight!
Pink comes in so many shades, from light to dark, from pale to bright, there are so many hues in between that we could find endless items to show off each week. I have a few I would like to share. I hope you enjoy them!
I think pink and roses go together, so I’ll start with roses from my garden. Did you know that …
“…roses are a symbol for love and gratitude. As the pink rose was the most prevalent among the old garden roses, it was most strongly associated with these sentiments. While different roses may have more specific meanings, these are still the underlying message of any color rose. Pink roses also now carry a connotation of grace and elegance, as well as sweetness and poetic romance. Different shades of pink also carry their own significance. Dark pink roses are symbolic of gratitude and appreciation, and are a traditional way to send a message of thanks. Light pink roses are associated with gentleness and admiration, and can also be used as an expression of sympathy…Today, pink roses enjoy their own unique position representing elegance and refinement, as well as communicating thanks and admiration. The recipient of an arrangement of pink roses is sure to feel appreciated and special.”
The tag on this rose bush says Double Delight. It is next to the railing on our front porch, so it greets our guests as they walk up to the door. There is a larger picture of it on a previous post.
I have another that looks different, but also is tagged Double Delight. There are no blooms on the other one right now, so I can’t get a close up shot of, but this picture outside the window is about a week old, and perhaps shows the differences. It has a little more yellow when it opens. I just love the fragrance and the beauty of roses, especially pink roses!
This rose is a very soft, pale pink that has little fragrance, but it’s one of the first I planted along with several others along the driveway, and I just can’t remove it. It is very, very large, not a tea rose like the others, but it is profuse with roses, and provides me with many full vases for tea parties!
Another lighter pink climbing rose in my back yard that I call “cotton candy” pink. It is, unfortunately, being shaded by an ever growing lemon tree, so I don’t get a as many blooms as I do with roses in full sun. I’m not sure how I will take care of that problem, as the lemon tree provides us with plentiful lemons all year round, and I use them constantly for lemon curd and just cutting and adding the delicious juice to my tea every day. Perhaps I can prune the rose and move it. I’ll have to check that out.
I bought this green triple vase holder at an antique store in Sacramento about 2 years ago. It came with the “bottles”. I saw it, but didn’t buy it at that time. When we got home, I couldn’t get my mind off of it, so we drove back, an hour away, and I rushed to get it, afraid it would be gone. Would you believe that those beautiful pink roses are fakes? I hope you couldn’t tell! I love it when they’re filled with real cut roses from the yard, so I can breathe in the wonderful fragrance when at the sink (and I’m there often), but I just can’t stand to see those pretty bottles empty. These lovelies are a great “double” !
I purchased this darling miniature tea set at an antique store a few years ago. I paid $30 for it. About a year later, I saw it on ebay, and I believe it sold for $12! I can’t complain – I’ve been very fortunate in finding fantastic bargains at thrift stores and on ebay . I had a very difficult time keeping this tea set away from my granddaughter. She assumed that because it was little, like her, that it WAS hers! It’s not. It is mine
This is a Precious Moments painting that my daughter-in-“love” gave me for Christmas one year. She painted it freehand herself – she is a very talented artist and scrap book queen! The picture sits in the bay window over my kitchen sink, where I can see it and reflect on it’s words daily. I don’t know about you, but I find myself feeling fearful about things at times. I must consciously remember not to be afraid of anything. What good does it do, anyway, I ask ya?
It was a pleasure to share a little of my rose garden and my personal treasures with you this week, and I hope you will visit again. Until then, keep “living in the pink”!
Don’t forget to visit Beverly at www.howsweetthesound.typepad.com and visit other Pink Saturday friends that have posted their lovely items for your viewing enjoyment!
May God bless you all!