Pink and Orange

I went to my favorite rose purveyor to pick up some pink roses like I had at Christmas.

2-1/2 dozen supermarket roses for less than $25.
2-1/2 dozen supermarket roses for less than $25. These pink ones were for Christmas.

My favorite rose purveyor is, by the way, Safeway grocery store.  They sell a dozen roses for $9.99 and a dozen and a half for $12.99.  So for $25 I can get two and a half dozen beautiful, long-lasting (guaranteed for at least 5 days and often last longer) roses.

I love how pink and orange are mixed on one flower.
I love how pink and orange are mixed on one flower.

Since I the pink roses didn’t catch my fancy this time I decided to get orange ones with a hint of pink on the edges to go with the color scheme of the mantel and tea party china.

I used the longer stems in a tall vase in the living room.
I used the longer stems in a tall vase in the living room.

I noticed that the roses which came by the dozen were longer stemmed but I usually clip the stems anyway when arranging according to the size of the vase.

By the fireplace in the living room.
By the fireplace in the living room.
Across the living room on the Victorian washstand.
Across the living room on the Victorian washstand.

I had enough roses for two vases in the living room, a silver teapot full in the dining room, and a copper kettle’s worth in the mudroom.

On the dining room table in a silver teapot along with the creamer, sugar, and dregs bowl.
On the dining room table in a silver teapot along with the creamer, sugar, and slop bowl.

They look nice on their own but I’m going to get a little filler for around the edges of the vase.

Even the mudroom has a little tea paraphernalia.
Even the mudroom has a little tea paraphernalia.

I’ll have to check the backyard.

What’s your go-to flower?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

8 thoughts on “Pink and Orange”

  1. Beautiful roses! Carnations are my go-to flower lately, especially because they’re inexpensive and last a heck of a long time. They’re so underrated but I love them!

    1. It is nice to have a favorite flower that is both long-lived and inexpensive then you can have fresh flowers around the house on a regular basis. Jo

    1. Orange does seem to liven up the house especially the living room. While it’s not a favorite color I am often drawn to the warmth and vibrancy of orange roses, ribbons, and baubles. Jo

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