Blog Archive

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Drying Roses From the Garden

Our rose garden has produced the most beautiful flowers this year.   I don't let any of those gorgeous petals go to waste....they all get dried one way or another!
H cut a plastic bag full of them this morning....he's such a sweetie....
I dry the roses all different ways.....sometimes I put the petals in a pretty basket on the kitchen table (smells wonderful)   If the flower is still pretty much in tact,  I tie a bunch of them with a rubber band and hang them from a rod over the kitchen window  ( I am trying to make a valance with them)   Others I let dry in the vase of water that they were in ( the ones in the jars were done that way) 
I've had good luck just placing the large ones in a basket...the only thing I do with the petals in a basket is "stir" them once a day or the ones on the bottom will mold.

My favorite roses are the ones that have 70 to 100 petals on them....
I still need to fill in the "holes" of my valance with some more roses....

I filled in my rose valance with lace bows....

I tried to get a good photo of how the bunches are attached to the spring rod.    I used a rubber band to tie the roses together,  then made a S shape out of strong ( baling)  wire....put the bottom S under the rubber band....and the top S over the rod.
I love to use fresh roses in vignettes til they dry...then I just put them in a container such as the big glass jar you can see behind the rooster.
While I was playing with my roses in the kitchen,  I could see H out in the back yard with his sweet kitten....  I couldn't resist taking a quick photo of them!



http://lilluna.com/link-party-palooza-45/
http://www.mandatorymooch.com/2014/06/best-of-weekend-week-58.html
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/2014/06/pink-saturday-june-21-2014.html
http://www.classyclutter.net/2014/06/the-creative-collection-link-party-6.html
http://maleviksrosentradgard.blogspot.com/2014/06/midsommarparty-midsummerparty.html
http://www.trulylovelyblog.net/2014/06/fancy-this-fridays-181-and-features/
http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2014/06/anything-goes-linky-159-treatment.html
http://www.thecottagemarket.com/2014/06/diy-projects-junkin-joe-june-20-2014.html?
http://www.atkinsondrive.com/pinworthy-projects-link-party-38/2/
http://what-about.co/show-friday-105/
http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2014/06/party-bunch-week-34
http://www.housekaboodle.com/welcome-to-meet-the-neighbors/
http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.com/2014/06/flaunt-it-friday-211.html
http://www.dearcreatives.com/inspiration-spotlight-party-linkup-98-crafts-diy-decor-recipes/
http://www.dianarambles.com/2014/06/pin-me-linky-party-90.html?
http://www.shakentogetherlife.com/2014/06/creativity-unleashed-link-party-25.html
http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/2014/06/frugal-friday_19.html
http://www.lizmarieblog.com/2014/06/inspire-please-linky-party-13/
http://colorincoloradoblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/finde-frugal-36.html
http://www.craftberrybush.com/2014/06/the-inspiration-gallery_19.html
http://www.myturnforus.com/2014/06/freedom-fridays-with-all-my-bloggy_19.html
http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/06/friday-link-party-72.html
http://romantichome.blogspot.com/2014/06/my-little-apartment-patio-show-and-tell.html
http://mommyondemand.com/weekend-retreat-link-party-72/
http://craftdictator.com/2014/06/19/craft-frenzy-friday-44/
http://thegrantlife.com/life-party-42/
http://www.myrepurposedlife.com/2014/06/catch-as-catch-can-169.html
http://www.answerischoco.com/2014/06/bff-open-house-link-party-163.html
http://tidymom.net/2014/top-10-patriotic-projects/
http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2014/06/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_19.html
http://www.aglimpseinsideblog.com/2014/06/handmade-hangout-party-1.html
http://www.create-with-joy.com/2014/06/friendship-friday-125-anything-goes.html
http://www.thejennyevolution.com/friday-flash-blog-73/
http://shabbyartboutique.com/2014/06/shabbilicious-friday-link-party-53.html
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2014/06/feathered-nest-friday_19.html
http://www.redouxinteriors.com/2014/06/the-best-diy-link-party-at-redouxinteriors/
http://www.nancherrow.com/2014/06/welcome-fridays-unfolded-114.html
http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/2014/06/home-sweet-home-174.html
http://mommifried.com/ladies-blog-share-link-party-things-heating/
http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.com/2014/06/whimsical-birdcage-and-simple-sweet.html?
http://staceyembracingchange.com/2014/06/19/creative-inspirations-linky-party-89
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2014/06/the-homeacre-hop-75.html
http://addicted2diy.com/2014/06/19/thursday-s-t-y-l-e-link-party-25/
http://www.impartinggrace.com/2014/06/grace-at-home-no-108_19.html
http://revisionarylife.blogspot.com/2014/06/thrifty-life-thursday-features-from.html
http://bloomdesignsonline.com/2014/06/link-party-77.html
http://www.lambertslately.com/2014/06/create-it-thursday-59-plus-features.html
http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/06/before-and-after-wednesday-week-20.html
http://katherinescorner.com/2014/06/18/thursday-favorite-things-blog-hop-144/
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2014/06/time-travel-thursday-201-talented-time.html
http://www.posedperfection.com/2014/06/creative-ways-link-party-7-and-features.html
http://livelaughrowe.com/red-white-and-blue-party-117/
http://sweethaute.blogspot.com/2014/06/thursday-sweet-haute-share-linky-party.html
http://saving4six.com/2014/06/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-86.html#
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2014/06/wildly-original-link-party-109.html
http://www.thenewlywedpilgrimage.com/moonlight-mason-jars/link-party-60-featured-fresh-fruit-recipes/
http://www.frommyfrontporchtoyours.com/2014/06/treasure-hunt-thursday-160-highlights.html
http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/06/under-100-link-party_18.html
http://ithappensinablink.com/2014/06/8-4th-july-decor-ideas-project-stash.html
http://www.alifeinbalance.net/fabulously-frugal-thursday-linky-party-72/
http://jannolson.blogspot.com/2014/06/share-your-cup-thursday-107.html
http://easylifemealandpartyplanning.blogspot.com/2014/06/four-seasons-blog-hop-56.html
http://ivyandelephants.blogspot.com/2014/06/bucket-list.html
http://www.adelightsomelife.com/2014/06/home-garden-thursday-5.html
http://acreativeprincess.blogspot.com/2014/06/its-party-163.html
http://www.mostlyhomemademom.com/2014/06/show-share-wednesday-84.html?
http://www.thethriftyhome.com/2014/06/242nd-penny-pinching-party-and-my-pixie.html?
http://www.freeprettythingsforyou.com/2014/06/pretty-wednesday-linky-party-39/
http://www.ducksnarow.com/2014/06/wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop-78.html?
http://www.theshadyporch.com/2014/06/Great-Garden-Recipe-Home-Craft-Ideas.html
http://wearethatfamily.com
http://www.familyhomeandlife.com/2014/06/wow-us-wednesday-link-party_17.html
http://snapcreativity.com/show-tell-upcycled-furniture/
http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/giveaway-3/
http://www.housewivesofriverton.com/
http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/2014/06/worthwhile-wednesdays-22.html
http://raisinghomemakers.com/2014/homemaking-link-up-178/
http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2014/06/your-whims-wednesday-167-and-features.html
http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/lovely-ladies-linky-link-40/
http://lemoinefamilykitchen.com/2014/06/wednesday-roundup-week-30-link-party/?
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/2014/06/whatever-goes-wednesday-227.html#
http://theblissfulbee.com/work-it-wednesday-no-52/
http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/06/centerpiece-wednesday_17.html
http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/cast-party-wednesday-145/
http://sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com/2014/06/wake-up-wednesday-linky-party-21_17.html
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/
http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2014/06/wow-me-wednesday-159.html
http://diybydesign.blogspot.com/2014/06/swing-into-spring-its-party-173.html
http://thenymelrosefamily.com/2014/06/whimsy-wednesdays-120.html/2
http://justagirlandherblog.com/hit-me-with-your-best-shot-23/
http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2014/06/make-bake-create-party-60.html
http://www.flusterbuster.com/2014/06/flusters-creativemuster-linky-party-76.html
http://thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality/10-pipe-tube-dowel-projects/
http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2014/06/made-by-me-131-linky-party-and-features.html
http://www.anoregoncottage.com/tuesday-garden-party-6-17-14/
http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com/2014/06/home-sweet-garden-617.html
http://thecraftyblogstalker.com/create-link-inspire-linky-party-11/
http://www.abowlfulloflemons.net/2014/06/one-project-at-a-time-61714.html
http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2014/06/tuesdays-with-twist-63-with-features-is.html
http://www.tinysidekick.com/makers-link-party-22/
http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/06/221st-inspire-me-tuesday.html#
http://www.carolynshomework.com/2014/06/the-inspiration-board-creative-party_17.html
http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2014/06/share-it-link-party-119.html
http://elizabethandco.blogspot.com/2014/06/be-inspired-features-and-link-party-123.html
http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2014/06/diyers-5.html
http://www.cozylittlehouse.com/2014/06/tweak-it-tuesday-94.html
http://www.simplelifeofafirewife.com/2014/06/share-your-stuff-tuesdays_16.html
http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/2014/06/lou-lou-girls-fabulous-party-11.html
http://www.thegunnysack.com/2014/06/time-to-sparkle-link-party-65.html
http://knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com/2014/06/knick-of-time-tuesday-141-vintage.html
http://www.kathewithane.com/2014/06/youre-gonna-love-it-tuesday_16.html
http://yesterfood.blogspot.com/2014/06/treasure-box-tuesday-24.html
http://apeekintomyparadise.com/2014/06/turn-it-up-tuesday-link-party-39.html
http://cornerstoneconfessions.com/2014/06/t2t-linkup-108.html?
http://www.stonegableblog.com/2014/06/the-scoop-123.html
http://mamaldiane.com/gathering-spot-105/
http://cupcakesandcrinoline.com/2014/06/project-inspired-week-71-link-party-features/
http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/inspire-monday-12-2/
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/2014/06/show-and-share-party-no217.html
http://www.clairejustineoxox.com/2014/06/creative-mondays-and-this-weeks_15.html?
http://apeekintomyparadise.com/2014/06/chain-linky-climb-giveaway-2.html
http://modvintagelife.blogspot.com/2014/06/mod-mix-monday-156.html
http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/whatd-you-do-this-weekend-71/?
http://www.cherishedhandmadetreasures.com/2014/06/creative-corner-hop-116.html
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2014/06/16/made-by-you-monday-208/
http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/06/make-it-pretty-monday-week-103.html
http://betweennapsontheporch.net/
http://www.raegunramblings.com/2014/06/free-american-girl-doll-patterns.html
http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2014/06/sunday-showcase-248.html
http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2014/06/much-ado-about-monday-no-64.html
http://www.ablossominglife.com/2014/06/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-80.html
http://saynotsweetanne.com/2014/sweet-sharing-monday-105/?
http://anightowlblog.com/2014/06/backyard-party-ideas-monday-funday.html#
http://www.alifeinbalance.net/motivation-monday-linky-party-95/
http://www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com/2014/06/amaze-me-monday-63-blog-linky-party.html?
http://www.flourmewithlove.com/2014/06/mix-it-up-monday_15.html
http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/making-monday-45/
http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
http://denisedesigned.com/2014/06/15/share-sunday-32/
http://bakinginpyjamas.com/2014/06/15/sweet-and-savoury-sunday-link-party-66/
http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2014/06/share-it-one-more-time-party-and_15.html
http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/inspiration-monday-linky-party-13/
http://www.apinchofjoy.com/2014/06/busy-monday-118/
http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/06/clever-chicks-blog-hop-91-featuring.html

33 comments:

  1. Well Penny, I have to say, I've never seen a rose valance but think it's great! Nice job! Susan

    ReplyDelete
  2. What fun, Penny. I love roses dried or fresh cut~ xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love roses any way. Your photos are beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful! You are blessed to have so many rose bushes :) The kitten is darling, does she have a name? Hugs, Rhea :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Penny, Beautiful post. I'm not getting any of your posts to my email :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah I got your post in my email today! So happy :) Beautiful roses. Thanx for sharing.
      It's all loverly! Jo from Anne's Attic - Design http://fulcolbaxia.wordpress.com

      Delete
  6. Beautiful. I bet they smell beautifully too!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am so motivated after visiting you and there are more and more signs of "Penny's influence" beginning to pop up here and there around our home. You have such a talent for putting things together. Just as when I visit a extremely charming store with everything placed in such irresistible vignette's, I want it all! However, of course, I cannot afford "it all" so I end up buying one thing and it never quite has the same charm at home as it had in the sweet vignette in the store. :) BUT, now that have met you, Penny dear, I am getting better and better at the "charm" factor. I love it all..want it all and swoon over all you do! You are such an inspiration!! Thank you!
    Mona

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love your roses any way! What fun in the kitchen!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love your roses any way! What fun in the kitchen!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

    ReplyDelete
  10. I am always so sad to throw my roses away, I never thought about drying them, thank you for the tips!
    Jenna

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'll have to try this...I love the smell of roses! What a great way to carry the summer into fall or into your home. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your roses are beautiful - one of my favorite flowers. I have never tried to dry them but you have inspired me! Enjoyed your photos too - they are great.
    Stopping by from Stone Cottage Adventure.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing how you decorate with them.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love the way you use your beautiful roses! So very pretty.

    Dianne

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh so pretty, pretty pretty!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Penny, Love your rose valance, so pretty! Your house is just beautiful!!
    Hugs,
    Jody

    ReplyDelete
  17. Penny I love your pretty valance. I want one like that now. I dry my rose petals,but they turn brown. How do you keep them pink?

    ReplyDelete
  18. I got a great giggle that you stir your roses, but seriously understand the point. I had to pin the roses in the basket that just melted my heart.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great rose idea. Never have tried doing this. I hve lots of roses and will give it a shot.

    ReplyDelete
  20. How lovely! I found you via Pink Saturday! It's always such a beautiful gallery of pink there, isn't it! Your advice for drying roses is just so timely for me as I just cut a bunch of my roses today! Yay!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh what a sweet visit I've had here with all you beautiful roses and lace curtains. Now I'm eager to try it myself. ~Pamela

    ReplyDelete
  22. I love them dried...really pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  23. A girl after my own heart. One can never have too many roses, Penny, and drying them is something I love to do. Your rose valance is so charming. Love it! The photo of H and kitty is just too sweet. I like the way you captured it. Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh Penny, they are sooo beautiful. I remember drying some of my own last year and they turned out gorgeous. I loved having them around until the rains spoiled them. Beautiful roses.

    ReplyDelete
  25. So beautiful! I can imagine the fragrance around your home.

    Blessings,
    Marianne

    ReplyDelete
  26. I just find this incredibly beautiful! I wish my roses down here in South Florida would produce like that. The heat is so hard on them. Thank you for sharing on our Four Seasons Blog Hop.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love dried roses - so pretty! I'll be featuring this post tomorrow over at GardenUp green on Tuesday's with a twist. Hope you stop by to link up! -Carole

    ReplyDelete
  28. So pretty! Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls

    ReplyDelete
  29. Lovely! Thanks for sharing this post with Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday Linky Party. :)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Penny, your roses are marvelous! You're a girl after my own heart - I can't bear to part with the roses too - I have dried roses on my desk right now! I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh you can never have too many roses dried or otherwise! Thanks you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

    ReplyDelete
  32. Your roses are so pretty! I like your laces and your valance! Your home is very sweet and vibe is friendly and relaxing!
    Giulia

    ReplyDelete

It makes my day to hear from my friends!