For sure most of my readers know by now that I do LOVE roses. Especially the highly fragrant and rare antique varieties. Okay, let's show you some more beauties that are living on our estate right now. Of course we did bring some of them inside to add a touch of romance to our home. Let me first introduce a fine climber that is on an old trellis in our wood garden.
On the same fence is another antique rose budding out and still showing the old rose-hips from last year. This is Félicité Parmentier one of the Alba roses from 1834.
In the garden itself is a strong grower, Gertrude Jekyll a David Austin English rose from 1986.
Gertrude shows lush leaves that are very healthy and glossy. She must be happy out there!
Now let's go inside to see what we did with one of the highly fragrant roses; Jardin de Bagatelle.
Let me show you what I did look for in order to place this one single rose. It is rare that you do harvest an entire nosegay of roses, especially not in the early season. But a Baccarat perfume bottle serves well for such an orphan. Baccarat is the French crystal, that has been made for ages and is very high quality.
This is a nice French grouping with an antique Lampe Berger in rose motive from France... They look pretty together. One is available at my Zen Cart on line boutique: Mariette's Back to Basics on line.
Highly fragrant Jardin de Bagatelle rose.
Here they are on the solid French oak furniture, with a Wedgwood Wedgwood Cream Color on Cream Color round footed 3 7/8 inch compôte. (Replacements Ltd does have 4 available right now... so try your luck!).
The fragrant wax candle I got from Neiman Marcus.
For those of you interested in antique roses you can try here at Heirloom Roses
If you like the antique Lampe Berger from France, I do have one for sale just like this one.
Feel free to contact me: Mariette's Back to Basics . Or ask me about it in your comments and I will get back in touch with you!