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Thursday, April 30, 2015

~ roses ~


Drying roses is a new thing for me....




 some of you may remember my very first try at this interesting project.

Just 2 roses to try my drying method...

just to see if I COULD get a pretty end results.







They turned out REALLY good.


So, now....I wanted a larger vase/pitcher/jar of pretty dried roses....


I thought these were the prettiest roses I'd ever seen in my life
and I could not WAIT to dry them.


Having such good luck with the first ones,
I hung them just like I did the first time....
I tried to catch them, still in full color, before hanging them.
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Beautiful....


 I am not a fan of the dark red, floral roses but I had 2 in a bouquet so I tried drying them, too.

...not very pretty to me...
just not my cup of tea....

These were dried in a dark place, as some bloggers told me was a good way to dry them.
They didn't do well...didn't retain the color like the ones dried in more light.






ahhhh, but the pinks....love the dried version.
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I am getting a lovely, full pitcher of the prettiest dried roses, ever....

I know that EVERYone doesn't give a flying flip about dried roses...
but, I think these are very pretty...a small thing to make me smile.






I am beginning to think the yellows and pinks make the prettiest dried arrangement....

but then again,
since those colors are my favorite for roses, I just might be a bit partial.....

I must google to see if there's a spray product that would keep petals from falling off, making the bouquet last a little longer...

"GOD gave us memory so that we might have roses in December."
James M. Barrie 
...just maybe MY roses will still be here in December.



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36 comments:

  1. Good Morning, BJ, your roses are lovely.. It is nice to have the little things in life to make you smile.. Have a happy day!

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  2. Your roses are beautiful BJ. I have Peace roses blooming in my yard right now and should save them like this. :)

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  3. BJ, great job with these dried roses. I've never tried to dry them, and I certainly could give it a try, as we have many on bushes in our yard. They will definitely be easier to keep in the house, since you don't have to worry about watering them!

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  4. Pink and yellow is a lovely combination. You have been gathering a wondeful bouquet and they will surely be around in December.

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  5. I think they are beautiful..Now I want some...LOL

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  6. The pastel colors looks lovely, hope they last a long time for you to enjoy.
    Ann

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  7. Your dried roses are just beautiful. I agree the ones dried in light are much prettier than the red roses dried in the dark. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  8. Hi BJ I also really am not a Red rose fan. Plus they do dry funky, gets a brownish tone to them. Have fun today!
    xoxo

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  9. BJ, I tried my birthday roses and they are still looking good on the mantle. I like yours so much.xoxo,Susie

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  10. I love dried roses and NEVER throw one away. This is the way I have also dried them for as long as I can remember. I have a hat rack in my project room with several bunches bound together and hanging from it. I usually spray them with hairspray after the are dried...it kinda keeps them from getting to brittle and holds them together a bit. Love all of your gorgeous colors!

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  11. I, too, enjoy the more delicate hues in roses. Pinks, and yellows...so sweet to see.

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  12. BJ,
    Gorgeous dried roses, dear friend!!!
    I dried my "first" roses last year and just pitched them out this month.
    They retained there color. . .I'm just ready to try, once again, with this year's roses!!!
    I did mine in the lower level with no natural light.
    I adore how brilliant the color stayed in your roses using natural light!!!
    There is a silicone product that some have placed the dried roses in for longevity.
    I agree. . .roses in December. . .ah~h~h. . .
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  13. i have some i've had for YEARS. i love 'em, too.

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  14. BJ,
    These are so pretty. What a great way to have roses all year 'round.

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  15. Thanks so much for visiting my blog today :) I just love your dried roses--I've had mixed results myself, but yours are gorgeous. Hope you have a great week-end!

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  16. Can you try drying tulips? I love tulips!!! These came out much better than the last batch. :)

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  17. I love drying roses too...but then I don't know what to do with them when they are done! I might have to make some potpourri or something like that. I really do love those yellow roses, they are even prettier dried like that!

    ~Trisha

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  18. BJ, I love drying roses and yours turned out so well! I'm a nut over anything yellow and your yellows are gorgeous! So are the pink!! Great job!

    Nancy~

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  19. Lovely shades, and almost like crinkled tissues or taffeta, I hope these last long, till the next ones bloom on the bushes.

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  20. I've never dried roses before but so pleased that you love your roses and they do look pretty!
    hope you still are enjoying them come December!

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  21. Actually, I liked all of them..the red as well. To me they just looked dark pink. You are doing great..I must give it a try..Are these the roses you raise yourself?

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  22. There is no ugly rose, fresh or dried.

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  23. I love to dry roses also,Bj and yours turned out so pretty, keep it up!

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  24. Love that you have found a way to extend the life of your beautiful roses. They do look really pretty ... fresh or dry. Just wish we could capture the fragrance after the dry.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  25. those are very pretty roses

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  26. I love roses of any color, but I agree that the yellow and pink combo is hard to beat! Have a fun Friday!

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  27. Very pretty, BJ. I love the dried roses and yours came out beautifully. I'm trying some Cecil Brunner but they are so small they don't make much of a showing but they still smell wonderful so will make great popourri I think, and maybe I'll learn how to spell it tool.Happy Thursday..Judy

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  28. Those are really pretty. I don't think I've ever seen them so colorful but then I never started drying them in time. I do think yours are lovely...

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  29. They are beautiful, bj. You must have the magic touch because they don't always turn out that good! You shouldn't have to do anything to them. Once they are dried properly they rarely ever fall apart! Hmmm...talking to you reminds me that I have some you-know-what-coconut stuff left. lol xo Diana

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  30. Very pretty and I love to have dried roses around too!

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  31. They are beautiful, BJ. You know I love roses. Ours will have the first bloom of the season later this month. We will have hundreds. Wish you lived close enough to get some.

    Happy Pink Saturday.

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  32. Beautiful roses! I don't care for the red ones either. My ex used to give them to me all the time ~ :/

    xo
    Pat

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  33. Hi Bj, I am one of those who loves dried roses, some times I have had good luck, other times not so! You did a superb, job drying yours! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  34. What a happy post, I am grinning from ear to ear!

    Your daughter looks like her pretty momma.

    And how is it below you show all your last few anniversaries - and you both look younger each year? Happiness long-term must be the reason. God bless you and yours, bj. Hugs.

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  35. Love your roses, BJ, and guess what? I'm not a fan of red either. Love yellows, pinks, whites, and some corals. I think I'll try drying some too, they'd be perfect for my indoor secret garden (sunroom). :) You have the best ideas.
    Happy pinks ... love the quote.

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  36. Ok, so I think I have been choosing the wrong color of roses because mine end up looking terrible and yours look beautiful. I am going to give this a try with pastel color roses. So glad I came by.

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xo bj