faded blooms then & now

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These faded blooms brought me back to my wedding day.

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My husband bought me these roses from the farmer’s market a couple of weeks ago.

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So let me share that roses aren’t my favorite blooms.  When I do choose roses I gravitate to the whites|creams and yellows.

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But these roses made me smile because they reminded me of my wedding bouquet.

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And as they faded and dried I liked them even more and they really made me smile as I reminisced.

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So when most of the memory lane roses dried they were too pretty and pertinent to just toss in the green recycle bin.

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So, what’s a girl to do?  Create a mini vignette, of course.

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As I’m taking these pictures and Mr. Masterpiece is watching me, I asked him what they remind him of and without hesitation he says my wedding bouquet.

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And that’s one of the many reasons I love this man.

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Next year we will celebrate 20 years of marriage; just like these roses we have faded & wilted some but at the same time become something stronger & bolder together.

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Then I remembered I still had my dried rose hairpiece from our wedding & the ribbon from my nosegay bouquet so I added it to the vignette.

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then & now !

sharing @:

feathered nest friday @ french country cottage

morning cup of joe @ the cottage market

simple&sweet @ rooted in thyme

shabbilicious friday @ shabby art boutique

friday’s 5 features @ diy-vintage-chic

pinworthy projects @ my suburban kitchen

craft frenzy @ craft dictator

the creative collection @ the crafted sparrow

party palooza @ i heart naptime

saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes

bouquet of talent @ life on lakeshore drive

share it one more time @ lilacs&longhorns

sundays at home @ love of home

dishing it digging it @ rustic & refined

funtastic friday @olives &  okra

creative corner @ curly crafty mom

amaze me monday @ dwellings-the heart of your home

show&share @ coastal charm

the scoop @ stonegable

inspire me monday @ my uncommon slice of suburbia

metamorphis monday @ between naps on the porch

make it pretty monday @ the dedicated house

motivation monday @ making our life matter

celebrate your story @ the sweet sensations

mmm @ keeping it simple

inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life

talk of the time @ knick of time

the inspiration board @ carolyn’s homework

wow @ savvy southern style

sizzle into summer @ diy by design

wonderful wednesday @ oh my heartsie girl

wake-up wednesday @ god’s growing garden

vintage charm @ charm bracelet diva

home&garden @ a delightsome life

syc @ have a daily cup of mrs. olson

home sweet home @ the charm of home

share your style @ little farmstead

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6 Comments

  1. Oh my, that is a love story, right there! I love the look of the dried roses, too. They look Victorian, don’t they? Thank you so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story…now go give that man a hug and a kiss!

  2. Such a gorgeous idea and what a great story behind it! My mother taught me the art of drying flowers when I was young. My favorites are roses and pansies! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Dishing It & Digging It 🙂

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