Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Faded Roses

These roses were left over from Valentines Day, the leaves were dry and curly, the heads slightly droopy.. I went to throw them away and then realised although over a month old they were probably more beautiful now then fresh.

When fresh the roses were dark red now the papery petals have faded to cerise with bluish tones.

This chair was bought at a car boot sale about ten years ago for about £10, it was quite different then with orange wood and red velvet upholstery.

I painted the wood in Dulux satin Jasmine White, I then let it dry for a good week and rather than sandpaper to distress I use a paint scraper, I find this chips the paint away.

Living in a small house means corners need to be flexible this old pine table doubles up as a dressing table and desk.

Today I am linking with

Furniture Feature Fridays

and My Romantic Home


  1. love how you've done the chair!

  2. Personally, I bet they're more beautiful now than before!!! And the fragrance is still lingering.

    My Friday's Link:
    My Handmade Lighthouse Dolphin Shelf

    I do hope you'll find time to stop by for a visit with me. Have a super weekend!!!

  3. Lovely photos, as always. :)

  4. Sweet and delicate as ever. Beautiful photography. Good taste never goes out of fashion. Your chair speaks volumes about that.

    Best wishes

  5. gorgeous, i love chairs. your's is beautiful. i have a weekly party that goes from Tues - Thurs, i would love it you shared this.

  6. Beautiful sweet photos. Lovely post. I love
    your blog.

  7. What a wonderful contrast between the cerise and white. A beautiful corner.

  8. hermasa taza de rosas y el blog tambien esta muy lindo, besos desde argentina, mely.

  9. The chair is fabulous and I ALWAYS love roses! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

  10. I didn't know roses increased in beauty as they got older. Interesting.

    -Zane of ontario honey


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