Hello! I have a lot of rose stuff so I wanted to start playing on Rose Wednesdays w/ Jan. Poor thing! Her neighbor ran her over w/ his lawnmower this week...stop in & give her a hug.
I wanted to start off w/ what started me on my thing for roses, years ago. At the time, my house was done in all black & whites & I was growing bored w/ it. I was cruising around eBay & saw this beautiful print...a yard long reproduction of Paul de Longpre's. I paid under $10 for the print & then turned around & paid over $100 to have it framed. LOL It was worth it though as I still love it.
I have a faux mantel in my living room. I had it out in the driveway, giving it a coat of paint & a bit of distressing, when a gust of wind came along & blew it over! It distressed it up but good for me! A little too much; as it added a crack down the front of it. I could fix it, of course but it was so much easier to hang this lovely print over the crack. ;o) I honestly can't imagine the mantel w/out it so even when, & if, I ever fix the crack, this print will still reside on the front of the mantel.
I'm off to see all the other rose posts @ Jan & Tom's Place .