Saturday, August 27, 2011
Looking for a place to bubble & burst is our gorgeous, sweet Spencer. Golly, she just radiates warmth & beauty ... you can't help but fall in love with this charming lady, & her sweet hubby.
When you enter her gorgeous home, the decor will sweep you off your feet! Every little wee corner & nook is filled with charm & treasures. This lady is talented
beyond belief ... chic, french, fluffy, elegant,
romance & warm cottage delight.
Short on time to visit, we covered the world in an hour.
And a lovely table full of fresh fruits, dips & fabulous deelish cookies with a cool ice tea.
This is the lovely card accenting the gift
She made this sweet flower pin ... I have to learn how to do them.
And a cute mini-chalk board gift tag ...
And, this elegant runner that I laid my vintage lace over. I absolutely am stunned at how beautifully it goes in the dining room. Spencer did a gorgeous job
Now sometime ago June had sent me a beautiful flower that I placed on my lamp shade. Everyone loves it.
I told Spencer that her flower was going on our foyer lamp as the wee green leaves will go perfectly with the green marble base ...
& it sure does add the perfect touch.
THANK YOU SPENCER!! for the most wonderful
visit. We so look forward to your coming east.
This is a continuation of hundreds of hundreds of roses that I photographed at the International Rose Test Garden. You may view more posted yesterday also.
Madame Caroline Testout was a late 19th century French dressmaker from Grenoble, the proprietor of fashionable salons in London and Paris. She regularly purchased silks from Lyon, which was an important center for rose breeding. The nurseryman Joseph Pernet-Ducher was called 'The Wizard of Lyon' due to his success in developing hybrid tea roses. Madame Testout was an astute businesswoman and understood the value of good publicity. She asked Perner-Ducher to name one of his new roses after her. He agreed, but considered her choice of seedling to be mediocre. The 'Madame Caroline Testout' rose made its debut at the salon's 1890 spring fashion show. It was not strong on scent, but became an immediate success with Madame Testout's well to do customers as well as the gardening public for its abundant silky, rose-pink flowers. The new variety's popularity spread to America, and in Portland, nearly half a million bushes of 'Caroline Testout' were planted along the sidewalks. By 1905 Portland had 200 miles of rose-bordered streets which helped attract visitors to the Lewis and Clark Centennial celebration. Portland came to be known as the 'City of Roses'.
Posted by Marydon Ford at 8:28 AM