Hello friends. Thank goodness it is Friday. I had a much needed day off today. I slept until around 9:00 am which is a true gift for me. Waking up each day at 5:20 am to go to work takes its toll on me so when ever I get the chance to sleep an extra hour or two, it is like like Christmas all over again. Spending time at home is the ultimate luxury to me. Shoes, handbags and vacations are all really nice but being home is where my heart is.
I do enjoy my weekend outings. Especially the ones to historic mansions, beautiful gardens and specialty food markets. In fact, we are going to New York in the morning to visit Eataly. A mega Italian market owned by chefs Lidia Bastianich and Mario Batali. It is such an exciting and inspiring place to visit. A must see for those that love to cook.
But today, I am sharing my first David Austin roses. I have been waiting for these beauties since the beginning of spring. Few things are more romantic than roses. And for those of us that grow roses in our gardens, we know that a David Austin rose is grandest of them all and needs no introduction. Graceful, delicate and garden worthy in every respect. Like many devoted gardeners, I've become totally captivated by the old-fashioned look of these beautiful and fragrant roses. I am in love.
I hope you enjoy my sweet vignette displaying a few of these beauties. It is my little tribute to all things beautiful and romantic.
Two variations in my little pitcher, Claire Austin and Queen of Sweden.
Thank you for visiting. I wish you all a wonderful Memorial weekend.