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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Roses & A Goodwill Vase


I'm truly enjoying my roses
this Spring.


And I love picking them
and bringing them inside.


I purchased this small vase
for 99 cents yesterday
at our local Goodwill store.




Just enjoying them and . . .


Savoring The Moment

Finding joy in the simple things.

Have a lovely day.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

45 comments:

  1. Your roses are gorgeous, and I can almost smell their scent from here. Love the vase. Hugs.

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    1. That little vase was perfect . . . a bargain and it fits our little house to a T. I've never tried growing roses until moving here and they are bringing me so much pleasure:) Nancy you are a peach and such a sweet blogging friend. Thank you for visiting . . . you have a heart the size of Texas :)

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  2. Beautiful flowers and a real bargain on the vase. You are so right it is the simple things in life that make us so happy.

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    1. Simple pleasures are the best :)

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  3. Hi Connie, There is just one word to describe your roses and vase and that word is beautiful!! I like your Savor the Moment sign also. We all need to be reminded of that at times! Have a lovely Sunday tomorrow! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, thank you . . . I took Steve out to breakfast this morning, for his Father's Day. We just ordered a John Deer Mower/Tractor/Snow Plow . . . so that's going to be his Father's Day for a few years to come, LOL.

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  4. Perfect roses and a cute vase!

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  5. Connie your roses are so lovely! Mine have finished their first flush of spring blooms. I do see more buds and should have more soon. Your vase was a great bargain. Have a restful weekend. ♥

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    1. Thank you . . . too late for restful, but maybe Sunday, LOL

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  6. Pretty vase and you can't beat the price. The flowers look so nice. It really is the little things that can make a big difference in your day

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  7. The roses are beautiful! The vase was turned from "one person's trash, to another's treasure." Perfect for your roses. Roses just don't seem to want to grow for me, and if they do, a deer usually gives them a good pruning. :)

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    1. I have heard that deer can be a huge problem. We thought because of the alfalfa field across the road that we would have a deer problem, but so far so good :)

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  8. Your roses are beautiful! That's one plant/flower I don't have here. I'm just not good with roses like my mom and grandma were.

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    1. I had never tried growing roses until we moved here . . . we just have a lot of space and lots of sun and I guess they like it. I've always need a hit and miss gardener, learning by the seat of my pants, so they say, LOL.

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  9. Lovely!! My roses haven't bloomed quite yet but they are about to.

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    1. Oh, I have been noticing your flowers and what is blooming is beautiful :)

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  10. Your home is lovely and the vase fits perfect with the roses. Enjoyed the visit.

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    1. Thank you, I am delighted that you stopped by :)

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  11. I love those big, beautiful roses...they look nice in the vase.

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    1. Hello Rose, thank you very much . . . with a name like Rose you must love them . . . my middle name is Rose :)

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  12. What a very pretty vase. It's the perfect size and color for your roses.

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    1. I know . . . and 99 cents, what a deal :) I love it when I find a perfect little bargain :)

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  13. Connie! Your blog is delightful and I so enjoyed seeing your beautiful roses today, a breath of fresh air. Thanks for visiting my blog and always leaving such a sweet message for me, your blog is sweet! Have a great day and I will try to always find joy in the simple things of life!

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    1. Donna, thank you so much for visiting and for following my blog . . . You have made my day :)

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  14. Your flowers are so beautiful and the vase was such a great bargain! I used to love picking the roses at our last place. My daughter did too. For special occasions she would sneak into the backyard early in the morning to surprise me with a vase full of flowers.

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    1. Fresh flowers from the garden are one of my favorite things about spring and summer :)

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  15. Your roses are beautiful and so is the vase. I love finding bargains like that at our local Goodwill also. Have a lovely Sunday.
    Blessings, Betsy

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    1. Shopping the Goodwill is fun . . . there are times when I find treasures and other times when I go and there is nothing worth taking home . . . the fun is in the hunt, but when you hit the jackpot it's very rewarding :)

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  16. Hi there....your roses are gorgeous! I received a tiny rose bush in a little ladybug for valentines day , well it started to die shortly after so I took a chance and planted it, well its growing with many tiny roses on it. Goodwill is my favorite place for finding treasures. Enjoy your roses! Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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    1. I'm so happy that your rose survived, I've heard that those tiny roses do very well outside :)

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    1. Hello Cheryl and thank you . . . I certainly have been enjoying my roses :)

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  18. I love a bargain and that's a very pretty one displaying your flowers. Beautiful!

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    1. I love bargains, too . . . and the hunt for them is fun too :)

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  19. Savouring the moment and stopping long enough to smell the Roses, that's very important.

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    1. You are so right :) I hope you're having a lovely day.

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  20. Your roses are glorious in all their colors and hues! I don't have any here in Madras but want some for sure. The first time I grew roses was up in Waitsburg, WA (northeast of Walla Walla) and they did beautifully! I thought it would be too hot there for them but they thrived (with lots of water of course)! I'm surprised the deer don't come and snack on yours! We had some up by Vancouver, WA on our acreage there, but the deer totally devastated them. Even ate the thorns! Fresh flowers in the house make so much difference and are so pleasing. You do need a tractor/mower/snow blower there for sure for sure! We had a John Deere riding mower at our other places but didn't see the need for one here, so sold it. I sure enjoyed it while we had it! Have a nice week and don't work too hard! xoxo Marilyn

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    1. Marilyn, it is always a pleasure reading your comments. I feel like I know you very well and that we have a lot of mutual interests. It is funny because when we moved here I really thought that the alfalfa field across the road would attract deer, but we have not seen even one. Our neighbors say that they have never seen any around here and they have lived next door for almost 40 years. I've seen deer in town and all around the countryside, but not here . . . I would hate to have them jumping our fence and eating our garden and flowers. Steve's lawn tractor is due to arrive in town a week from today. Then they have to install the grass catcher and deliver it. So we probably won't get it until next Tuesday or Wednesday. I was thinking about that today as I mowed the entire lawn. It took from 8:30 to 1:30 with a couple potty and water breaks. The next time I mow I'll only be doing the boarders and small tight areas . . . more time to play, Wahoo!!!

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  21. That is a beautiful vase, perfect for your lovely flowers!! Your pictures look great, love the one with the fireplace as the back drop!

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    1. I still have my Spring mantle up . . . I guess it's time to change it for summer. Thanks so much for your sweet comment, I always enjoy reading what you write. Happy first day of summer:)

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  22. Your roses are so beautiful! and That Vase! what a great find. I need to get to my local Goodwill it has been to long.
    Have a great day Lady.

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    1. The Goodwill is a fun little adventure and sometimes you hit it lucky and find a small treasure. I needed a small vase, one where I can pick a bouquet and still leave plenty of flowers growing in the yard :)

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  23. Your beautiful roses and vase go so well together, lovely photographs.

    All the best Jan

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