My two beautiful Peace rose bushes are blooming in front of the cottage - one by the porch, another in front of my bedroom window. I only get to pick a few during the season, preferring to see them blooming in the garden. This is the first one cut yesterday.
This radiant, sweetly perfumed flower has a fascinating history. This rose was named the day Berlin fell to the allies during World War II. The day peace was signed with Japan, it won AARS (All-America Rose Selections) honors and members of the United Nations were presented with its blooms.........golden yellow with pink edges.
(from Jackson and Perkins website)
The vase? One of two petite wine glasses in silver holders I snapped up at a brocante in Aix-en-Provence in October 2008. The monogram says 'Vin Bravais' which translates as 'wine faced'. Anyone know more about these tiny glasses and when they were used? Any help from you blogging gals in France would be wonderful, thanks.
Found the lovely oval platter on Thursday, very old transferware (cannot make out the blurred backstamp), complete with crack and chip which makes it all the more lovable to me, and definitely worth the $15 I paid for it. The floral design is a blue-green shade, almost grey, so perfect and French looking.
This platter was a great find at a new shop now open in the former 'pepto-pink barn' next to my favorite SuzAnna's Antiques. The cute building is now freshly painted in attractive colors. Named Two Old Birds, owners/sisters Debbie and Susan offer lots of antique and vintage treasures. I'll be sharing more soon.