Friday, January 7, 2011

Rose-Covered "Anything" Appeals to the Heart

Roses are among the most exquisite flowers.  Pink is a color that lifts up the spirit.

 Put roses and pink together and, well, the combination is a winner.

It's really true that I love rose-covered anything. An object covered with roses perks me up and makes me smile.  




One afternoon I  was searching a thrift store's shelves, looking for the "pearl" among the tarnished silverware and sad-looking throwaways.  All thrift store shoppers know that some days it's possible to find almost nothing one would want and other days, well, there are gems in every direction.

About to give up, I saw the plate laying on a shelf. Picking it up, it made me sigh a little sigh relief for I had found the "pearl" for the day----a perfect  pink rose-covered plate.  A couple of apricot-colored roses had been painted among the pinkies, making a most appealing combination.

This $2.99  treasure was a true keeper. Once home, washed with dish soap and warm water, and dried,  I placed the plate in a gold-painted holder between brass candlesticks rimmed with faux pink flowers.  The completed look definitely brightened up the dining room table.

DO YOU LOOK FOR ROSE-COVERED TREASURES?

Today, Writing Straight from the Heart is joining Junkin Finds from Linda's blog, A La Carte . http://ljm-alacarte.blogspot.com/2011/01/junkin-finds-friday-10.html   Be sure to stop by her blog to see all the other great finds bloggers have come across!

20 comments:

diane stetson said...

Very pretty my sweet....

Chatty Crone said...

That is gorgeous - the real roses match the table setting perfectly! Love it.
sandie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the plate and yes those 'rose covered' treasures make it worthwhile to junk! Thanks for joining JFF!

Suzann said...

What a deal for that beautiful plate!!!
Suzann

Susan said...

I have that very same plate. It is all bubble wrapped and packed away with the rest of my treasures in storage.
But like you I love rose covered anything as well.

Jeanne Selep said...

Great find, I'd love to find one like that. Kind of jealous. ;)

The Barn Door said...

That's a great deal for a beautiful plate!!

La Tea Dah said...

It's beautiful! And yes, I do look for roses covered treasure! I have a collection of roses plates (eclectic assortment) and roses teacups and saucers. Roses are always soothing and beautiful.

Rosie said...

Gorgeous, Susan. I rarely find anything so pretty at thrift stores. It's so pretty with the roses in your candlesticks. How clever!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

That plate is just beautiful! Such a pretty find.

Carolyn said...

Hi Susan,
That pretty little rose covered plate would lift my spirits too and you displayed it so nicely!
Have a good day,
Carolyn

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

I love any rose :) It always reminds me of the birth of summertime, one of my favorite times of year ♥

Ames said...

What a lovely find. I know what you mean about some days being duds. Looks like you found a keeper!~Ames

Bookie said...

Susan, I like roses but they were not something on a Favorites List. However, somehow a whole bunch of roses tea cups are in my house because I liked them individually. When I look around, it looks like I am a Rose Lover! I like your little plate and would pick it up too, for example.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a great find! I think that plate would brighten anyone's day-enjoy:@)

Linda O'Connell said...

Prettyt plate and beautiful roses in the vase.

Dayle said...

It's beautiful, Susan.

T's Daily Treasures said...

That was a great find! I have a whole set of rose covered dishes and cakestand that a friend gave me for my birthday. It doesn't go with anything I own, but I do like the design so have kept it. When I was still in the States, I was totally into roses and the shabby country look. but when I came to Kuwait, I had to totally change because at that time it was hard to find anything to decorate with. I kinda had to go with the flow of what was available here. I just went rather eclectic which makes it easy to throw anything into the mix.

I am feeling better today although not 100%. If I stand too long, I start feeling woozy again. :/ Hope you are having a great day (don't think it's actually started for you yet). Best wishes, Tammy

diane stetson said...

I have two rose colored tablecloths from Mexico that I just love...one is rose colored and the other blue...gorgeous. and they've lasted for years!

Marigene said...

Very pretty plate, Susan. I agree, some days there are nothing but treasures and others nothing but trash!

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