28 Jun 2012

Fooling Around in The Bedroom…

It’s definitely a sign of age, when fooling about in my bedroom consists of rearranging a few cushions and a table…

I was making my bed this morning, and had temporarily thrown a few cushions onto a chair, when I was suddenly struck by how pretty this ‘accidental’ little arrangement looked. The small table by the window (which serves little purpose other than to look nice…) looked incredibly pretty with it’s jug of deep red roses from the garden. The roses looked particularly good next to the faded print on my Cabbages & Roses cushions…and I felt compelled to take a photograph…or six!

It’s nice to find beauty in simple and unexpected places – especially when doing chores…

Oh if only the ironing board were as attractive – or as fun to play with…

OR cleaning out the fridge smelled as sweet!

Some famous rose quotes…

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare

“There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.” – Henri Matisse

“Thorns and roses grow on the same tree.” – Turkish Proverb

“Oh, my love is like a red, red rose, that’s newly sprung in June; Oh, my love is like the melody, that’s sweetly played in tune.” – Robert Burns

“But he that dares not grasp the thorn. Should never crave the rose.” – Anne Bronte

“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Can anyone remember love? It’s like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never smell the perfume.” – Arthur Miller

…and one to make you smile…

“I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.” – Eleonor Roosevelt

Okay…enough fooling around…back to housework!

Happy Thursday!

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