Candlelight & Roses



[The OTHER Tower of Bablyon]



[A Little Silver Love Too ]


[Ventouse Magic]

Candlelight & Roses
Today I've been working in the garden... Just three weeks of non-gardening has seen the garden overtaken by weeds. Giant strangling weeds reaching to the sky.. propagating and multiplying at a speed even Jack would find impressive. So ... many many hours later.. satisfied that my small world was back in order, I thought I would reward myself with the fruits of my labour.. and bring a little garden love inside!!! Yes my very own roses... Not stolen from a friend, nor neighbour, nor walk along the beach.. No my friends.. these were grown in my own backyard. Well I shouldn't take credit for them as they were here when I moved in!! But I will certainly take pleasure in their delight..
And what a pleasure it is to be able to have roses on hand... Just one or two brightens up my environment.. and seeing I will be flopping on the lounge after all that hard work.. I thought I'd add to the mood with a little ventouse candle magic.. My favourite candle holders are these sweet vintage ventouse ... purchased from France and currently residing in one of my little whitewashed wood and silver boxes. Actually... I could really do with a ventouse treatment after all that gardening.. but considering it might be a little hard to perform the 'cupping' on myself.. I'll settle for the calming relaxing candlelight and the sweet scent of roses from my [now visible] garden....







Now I just have to try my hand at a little Halloween Magic before the week is out..
... Hope your coming week is filled with magic too ...


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Stephanie said...

I love your roses and your beautiful vignettes! So dreamy and romantic. Really lovely, Julie.

Mammabellarte Rita Reade said...

Buongiorno! Your photographs are so beautiful. Love the boxes and the roses and the jars....
Buona Giornata Julie.
Ciao Rita mammabellarte

Splendid Sass said...

The roses are gorgeous. Aren't you just a busy little bee?! Amazing how a little dirt digging is perfect therapy.
Have a great day.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Julie,
Oh it must be so lovely for you to have your very own roses, after having to buy of 'borrow' from a friend....and such beautiful ones as well. ....and, such a lovely combination. Roses and candlelight. Just beautiful.
.... I am also a little envious of your gorgeous boxes. I want me some of those !!!! XXXX

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Just lovely Julie!
Roses bring instant romance!
...and of course your photos and photo voodoo are gorgeous! Take care, Laura
P.S. Don't make the Halloween magic tooooo scary for me! :)

oldgreymare said...

It's all so very lovely Julie...I also love that you had such a great day enjoying your garden.

: D It's also good that you have retired your flower thieving ways. : D



Blondie's Journal said...

The roses are just stunning, Julie. To think they were being strangled hours ago! Love your sweet candles, too.

Have a wonderful week!


Beach House Living said...

I think all of these are stunning. As you know, I have great fondness for roses. This collection of yours belongs on note cards!

Shellbelle said...

What a glorious day it is to be back here, drinking in your art and feeling the beauty of your world. I've missed you! Your roses are gorgeous and the boxes are wonderful. I love the look and, of course, the starfish fits in perfectly.

The Red Shoes image is brilliant, but I agree, you should rename it to Ruby Slippers.

Sorry you're still having some internet issues., darn!

Big Hugs

debra @ 5th and state said...

gorgeous roses, but no bugs? lucky you!
also am in love with the white stacked trunks with silver hardware.....really really yummy

Bonheur maison said...

Hi Julie
Rosas magnificas y un merecido descanso.
Prepara mucha magia para Hallowen,Quiero verla.
Además gracias por visitarme y si, son mis hijas muy dulces y bellas.
Buena semana!!!!!!!!!

Patyclau said...

Is really great to have your own roses, they are beautifull.

Thanks for share.

Brabourne Farm said...

Julie I'm so envious of your divine roses - not one flower here in the Highlands! Your images are beyond divine. Leigh

simon said...

Are the weeds trifids?

I like roses a lot especially the older varieties. they remind me a lot of life.. sometimes you have to put up with a few pricks to enjoy the good things ( oops can I say that here??)

Giulia said...

I'm so happy that the roses can take some credit, absolutely. They are lovely. And they are scented, too? So pretty...I love the starfish & white luggage. Well, everything really.

Hope you had a good evening, Julie. (By the time you see this, I will be offline & you will be getting up:)

Unknown said...

Your photographs are absolutely stunning, and I love your staging. I browsed a bit to see your blog...lovely, lovely, lovely.

June said...

Julie I am swooning over these boxes! And of course your gorgeous photos! Isn't it so rewarding to get out and spend a day in the garden? Your's is starting, and mine is finished, now what will I do to fill my time??? I think I will finally be able to do a little sewing and creating.
Your roses are the loveliest things ever!

Your 'To the Moon Alice' post was just magical my friend.
Hugs to you...

Carole said...

I think I'm going to enjoy the new gardening Julie...or is it Ruby that's the gardener?
Just love these images but you know I've fallen all over myself when you've shown roses. The flower of LOVE. You are so good at these.
Noticed the boxes have heart locks ....was that shown on purpose???
Such an uplifting post Julie...lovely!


Jennifer Beaudet said...

Hi Julie! Ok...I think you made these images just for me! I love them! The last one is my favorite but I also really love the one with the starfish. And the images from the post below are gorgeous too. How is it that all of your photographs look alive; almost like they're moving. (the sea) You are so very talented! I love them! Jennifer:)

High Street Cottage said...

What beautiful photos. The little box full of glass vases, or votives with the vintage pages is very unique.

Full Bloom Cottage said...

Very Beautiful! I can surely appreciate the roses, as I love summer my English Rose Garden is filled to the brim with pink and cream cabbage roses! Gorgeous photography! Makes me wish summer was here again!
-Loretta @ FullBloomCottage

Amy Kinser said...

Just beautiful!!! Partying with you tonight.

Ella said...

Your photos are magical~ Love the vignettes you put together~ Nothing beats candlelight n' romances for a soul to reflect on!

Bohemian said...

What outstanding photography!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Those roses are breathtaking and making me a little envious that they came from your garden. You deserve them for all your hard work in that lovely garden!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Julie, Wow, your roses are gorgeous, your photos are amazing! dripping in romance:-)

Angie Muresan said...

Julie, those roses are so very pretty! I love that shade of pink. It actually is the color of my house. Yes, I live in a pink Victorian. Haha. Do you think less of me now? ;)

Tanya said...

I can SMELL those beautiful roses, and I absolutely adore the cases! Yeah, I'm jealous on both accounts!

Tanya said...

I can SMELL those beautiful roses, and I absolutely adore the cases - yes, I'm jealous on both accounts!

mermaid gallery said...

I can smell the roses....I think i need to move to a warmer climate where growing such roses is possible....They are simply elegant and all of your photos! love, susan

Fabulously French said...

Love your photos Julie, they are tres belle :-)

Leeann x


Beautiful pictures! Tres bien!


Killiecrankie Farm said...

and you said you had a brown thumb!
such a dusky colour to that pink in the rose - it has been an excellent foil to the whites.
I recognise those "rosies" vases too ;)- yum.

Rebecca said...

Love the simple beauty of this-never could get tired of roses!

Mise said...

Julie, you have the best collection of styling props in your hemisphere. And indeed the best ability to use them to absolutely beautiful effect.

rjerdee said...

Hi Julie,
You're such a romantic!!! I agree with have the best photo props and the ability to use them. It's always such a trip to come to your place and get revived by beauty!
Have a great time enjoying your roses...inside.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

your boxes are totally cute. and your roses, lovely.
have the best of days
~laura x

{oc cottage} said...

OH!!!!!! What amazing shots!

m ^..^

My Grama's Soul said...

You ROSES and PHOTOS are gorgeous!!

Nuf' said.



Faye said...

Your photos and roses are just beautiful! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog yesterday! (wildrosevintage) I wish we were beginning spring instead of going into winter!

Unknown said...

The warm glow of the candles is a lovely juxtaposition to the cool tones of the flowers! smiles...

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Hi Julie - You should be most proud. Proud of your gorgeous roses & proud of your abilities to capture their beauty in your photography. Such a thrill to see. I hope you poured yourself a lazy bath & soaked those muscles?

Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead my friend.

xx oo deb

desde my ventana said...

HI Julie,
wonderful that you have so precious roses ..... enjoy them. Yuor images ... pure poetry.
Hava a lovely day,

Exquisite Accessories said...

Hi Julie, I'm back in the blogging world (how long will I last this time I hear you cry )!! :)) I have looked through your post love them all you are trully amazing such Inspiration & talent, fantastic!! Hope the rest of the week fill's you with joy :)

Charlotta Ward said...

I know what you mean! My garden looked like an overgrown meadow when we returned and it feels like I have spent more hours bent over than up-right.. Finally we can actually see the garden beds and the kids & I have planted herbs and vegies. The first sprouts of Rocket lettuce shot up a couple of days ago and Oscar was amazed at how fast they grew. He thought for a while and then said 'Mamma, perhaps they are called Rocket because they grow so fast.. Like rockets..!' :)

Love your roses and your little vignettes. Always so nicely composed and shot. You clever thing!

xx C

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Ruby
Really lovely and precious roses...Enjoy your Spring

designchic said...

Your photos are there anything more beautiful than roses~

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Your roses are beautiful Julie, and you must appreciate them even more for coming from your own garden.


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Julie they're beautiful...makes me want to reach right in and smell one!!! Roses and can't get much better than that for scent!!! Have a wonderful weekend...and I'm off Cabareting again...begining to think that the Kit Kat Club really exists ha ha...Dzintra♥x

Seedplanter Designs said...

Love the dusky, desaturated look of your images. Your blog is lovely! So glad I found it.❤

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Sigh. I love these images. I love the dreamy white and pink roses and the candles. These are all some of my most favuorite things.

How luck you have such beautiful garden roses, i love the glass jars you place them in.

Thanks so much for the tip re restoring old photos. I think being an artist like your brother would help!! Not being one, it will be a trial and error process for me, lol.

Have a lovely weekend xox

Anonymous said...

So beautiful, Julie! I love your vignettes! Stop & smell the roses for me, OK? It's cold & snowy here.
Happiest of weekends to you,
~ Zuzu

chateaudelille said...

Great ideas! Im always struggling how to display fresh flowers and now i think I should save some jam jars for my roses.Just love the candlelight idea with the scrunched up paper.Fiona

maría cecilia said...

Hola Julie, we are doing same weeding work and the same time, so much to do in the garden at spring, everything blooming beautifully, as well as so much weeds... eventhough some of them are really pretty, don´t you think so??
Your roses and the pictures you took are sooooo beautiful!!! as well as your candlelits...
muchos cariños
maria cecilia

Elaine said...

Go ahead and take credit for the roses. Since you didn't kill them you must be doing something right.

I love those white washed boxes, just gorgeous.

Drawn to The Sea said...

Inspired vignettes! I will gladly trade you one long day of dead autumn leaves (they're starting to fall) for one short day of your beautiful pink roses.