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A Little Basket of Roses


What is it about a little wicker basket filled with beautiful blooms
that is quintessentially romantic...


Welcoming 
Warm
and
 Inspiring.


These roses took my breath away when I found them at the grocery store.



Pretty pale green with ruffly lacy edges and a delightful bright pink center
I tried to resist them- I really did...but they captured my heart
 with their sweet colors ... and so... they came home with me.
They found their way into a little basket I had
 and inspired just a few photos.
:)

I love them in the basket as a welcome for the front door
The pop of pink against the dark backdrop  is a favorite look of mine.

Just laying on the seat of a shabby bistro chair in the corner of the room- love.


They are perfect on this old charmer
sitting quietly surrounded by snow that arrived last week.


This antique bike was at a neighbors yard sale for just a couple dollars.
It is rusty & crusty & all original. 
the tires are in bits and don't roll, the paint is chipping away-
 yep- I LOVE it.
My favorite part is the old cracked black and white leather seat.


It's perfect for a little whimsy in front of a cottage fence
But it needed a little basket... 
for flowers,  or for wine and bread and dreams of peddling through Italy 
;)
I found the vintage inspired wicker bike basket at Kmart a few weeks back.
Love it right away ~and it's so sweet with those gorgeous inspiring roses set inside.
*sigh* 
Perfect




Happy Monday Everyone!

61 comments

  1. Those roses are some of the prettiest I've ever seen. They look great everywhere, but love them in that little basket on the door. Just perfect.

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  2. Absolute eye candy.

    Thanks, snow here, too - I really needed that.

    have a fabulous week!

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  3. Oh what lovely pictures. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Those roses are sooooo pretty! They look like little pink cabbages. I couldn't have walked out of the store with them either. I'm jealous of your old crusty bike too!:)

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  5. Those roses are exquisite and perfect in the little basket. Love the old bike....what a steal!
    Mary Alice

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  6. Those are really pretty roses, Courtney! I love the color!

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  7. I agree! what is it about a wicker basket filled with roses. Simply beautiful. I love the photo with the roses in the basket on the old bike surrounded by snow. Just wonderful!

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  8. Courtney~~ Your pictures are so.... stunning as always. I love what the basket full of roses looks like on your front door. I have to say I love all pics of bicycles and that one you have is perfection.
    Thanks for making me smile this Monday morning:)
    Hope you have great week
    ~Cheryl

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  9. Courtney I want those roses.They look perfect in that basket on your front door.Wonderful vintage bike too.I am also in the midst of projects.Hard to keep up with projects,home,computer work,shopping, etc.There is not enough time in the day.

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  10. I couldn't have resisted them either! They are gorgeous, and so are your photos!!

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  11. Courtney those roses are gorgeous and I love the way they look in all your displays!

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  12. Those are some of the prettiest roses I've ever seen! They just ooze French Country cottage in my opinion so I can see why they were hard to resist. :-) Your photos look like they belong in a magazine my friend!
    Vanessa

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  13. Those are really sweet flowers...the colors are so pretty and I love them in the little basket! You have the magic touch! The bike is fantastic and you are going to have fun with it!

    Have a great week, Courtney. I'm having a giveaway, stop by!

    XO,
    Jane

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  14. The roses are scrumptious. I do the same thing...I start one project, then go on to others and forget about the first one! lol

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  15. The roses ar just beautiful. My favorite picture is in the basket on the bike and then on the front door. They just look so pretty with the touch of snow. It makes me hold out hope for Spring!

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  16. I could look at this all day long!

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  17. Those roses are beyond words...Do you know the "name" of them...they look gorgeous in each and every setting you placed them in...I especially love the snow scene...you definitely have an "eye" for the magnificent.

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  18. I could not have resisted these roses either ~ they are gorgegous!
    Thanks so much for sharing ~

    xo
    Pat

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  19. Those roses are just beautiful. Love the green trim on the edges.

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  20. What beautiful pictures! The colors and 'fringe' of those roses is stunning and that bike, well, that is an absolute treasure!

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  21. Love the sea green fringe on those blooms. Such a beauty of nature. andrea@townandprairie

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  22. I can't resist roses and peonies. They look beautiful everywhere - especially in your basket!

    xx
    leslie

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  23. I can't believe you found roses like this at the grocery store! They're really pretty and unique. Love the way you photographed them.

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  24. The photo of the door with the iron work and the soften of roses is my all time favorite of the day! AMAZING Thanks for sharing - Jalon

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  25. Those roses are so beautiful! The ruffly edges are gorgeous--as is the coloring. I am so excited to see what projects you have been working on. You are so inspiring!

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  26. Your pictures are beautiful. Where did you find the door hanger for the basket?

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  27. These are so gorgeous...thank you for sharing the beautiful photos.

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  28. That basket of roses sure gets around. I love it everywhere!!!
    Do you happen to know what kind of roses those are? I am planting a rose garden and would love to include them.
    They are wonderful as is your blog :)
    Maryrose

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  29. Oh my heart be still, those are beautiful roses and perfect for a snowy day. I love the basket on the door.

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  30. Serious eye-candy, Courtney! I think I need to grocery shop where you do. They always have such gorgeous flowers! I love seeing the roses laying across your bistro chair. What a perfect vignette. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  31. Your blooms are beautiful, love them in the basket with the bike. The pink are my favorite, Laura

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  32. Hi Courtney: I just joined you as a follower. Beautiful front door. I found a similar bicycle at a garage sale for $3. Good finds, huh?..Judy

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  33. Gorgeous photos, Courtney! I love all of the places you put those dreamy roses. The bike was such a find! Loved it all!

    ~Shanon

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  34. Those roses are my favorites too Courtney! You are taking such great photos lately, I get exctied to see your posts~such substance and style over here.

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  35. SO beautiful....love them in the bicycle basket...very pretty!
    ~Des

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  36. A little basket of delicate roses is one of my favorites too. I hear you on almost finishing a project, then spinning off 5 more. I think it is the curse of the creative soul :)

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  37. Pure romance! Gorgeous images, Courtney. ~ Sarah

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  38. so pretty and I love your hanger to hang them on the door...so sweet...

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  39. Just gorgeous! It looks beautiful on your door!

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  40. Beautiful post. I love all the photos of roses.Love the ones on the front door.

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  41. just beautiful. I love the green, white and pink all in one bloom. And what a great basket.

    MC

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  42. Pure beauty! Those roses are surely the prettiest I've ever seen.
    May be you know the name??
    Have a nice day
    Silvia

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  43. Aww they are beautiful. I love faded pink roses.

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  44. Beautiful, beautiful roses, Courtney! I can relate to starting one project, only to then start another five, too! LOL. I look forward to seeing all that you've done!!

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  45. So very pretty and I can almost smell them from here :)

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  46. Oh what a beautiful post I love your roses. They look so pretty on your door.
    ~Clara

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  47. Oh my gosh! Those roses have ruffled edges, they're incredible! The perfect shade of pink too. I love them on the front door with the black... and on the chair... just heavenly!

    Cindy

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  48. I remember my husband bringing home the same roses from the grocery store. They were absolutely wonderful! In fact right now I have more roses and I have to say they look like they are straight from the garden! And the smell is out of this world!

    All roses are to be cherished and adored, just like you did with these. I hope they last a good long time! Your images were wonderful to view.

    Sharon

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  49. I desperalty want to go by a dozen roses....thanks for the inspiration.

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  50. These are my favorite color of roses ~ I wouldn't have been able to pass them by! Your photos are wonderful, displaying their beauty in simple settings that do not distract from them. I have enjoyed visiting your blog!

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  51. Just found your blog via Primp and I LOVE it. Such great inspiration. And you have me itching to make a trip to Kmart!

    Rachel
    xoxo

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  52. The roses are lovely anywhere you put them, but the bike against the fence is absolutely perfect.

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  53. Beautiful roses I can't believe you found them at the grocery. Love them in the wicker basket.
    Bristol

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  54. Those are the prettiest roses and I would be trying them everywhere, too. Thanks for sharing them at Wow.

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  55. Sweet as can be! Even Cupid would agree..

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  56. Wow can I have the roses and the bike? They are so beautiful! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday on my blog and share your ideas!
    Karin

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  57. Beautiful!
    ... the roses are so pretty :)

    Greetings from Australia♥

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