In a Vase on Monday: Roses by Candlelight

Climbing roses, and a couple of stray roses from the "rose garden"

Climbing roses, and a couple of stray roses from the “rose garden”

I am simply in the spirit!  I thought for sure I would have to skip my “In a Vase on Monday” post as I hadn’t prepared anything this weekend.  To top it off, when I arrived home tonight it was pouring rain and pitch dark!  But I had an idea in my head so I really wanted to follow through with it.

what a difference using a flash makes...

What a difference using the flash makes on colouring.  I have to say I really prefer these pictures with no flash.

Roses up close

Roses up close

The roses are in an oasis in a red glass dessert bowl. My mother gave me a set of large and small glasses and dessert bowls all in a beautiful deep red, perhaps more of a burgundy colour.  Why the glasses match the dessert bowls is a bit of a mystery, but they do look pretty together!

Christmas tree candle in the background

Christmas tree candle in the background

You can still see some raindrops on the flowers!  It was *really* raining when I cut them!

a little candle light to make things pretty

a little candle light to make things pretty

I was definitely in the mindset of Christmas with my white tree candle and red bowls.  I had to transform these pretty pinks into holiday spirit!

Nearing the end of the roses...

Nearing the end of the roses…

The climbing roses are amazing and still have quite a few clusters of buds.  I tried to cut the ones that were nearing the end, as it is so nice to see them outside when most everything else is “finished”.

Softer look without the flash

Softer look without the flash

Oh my goodness I am so glad I went outside and got drenched! The arrangement is only 7 inches tall and about 7 inches wide and just adorable (so says the very humble arranger, ahem.).

too many pictures?

too many pictures?

You can join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for this very fun meme “In a Vase on Monday” ( )  as a challenge to find plant material in your garden at all months of the year!

I hope you are also ‘in the spirit’!

In peace,

Roses by Candlelight

Roses by Candlelight

12 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Roses by Candlelight

  1. Dana you are also very gifted at arranging …this is a beautiful arrangement…and you still have roses…wow! I love the different shots with and without the flash and by candlelight…you have given me many ideas!

    • Hi Donna! I love that I’ve given you some ideas! Isn’t that fun? I was part of the Spade & Trowel Garden Club in Manlius, NY and I loved getting ideas from the other ladies (all of whom were incredibly more talented than me)! Thanks for visiting 🙂

  2. And such a lot of roses too – so lovely to bring them inside to appreciate them to the last, definitely worth getting wet for. And experimenting with the different light effects was such a good idea – all intriguingly different so I didn’t have a favourite! Thanks for sharing, Dana

  3. I am certainly getting into the spirit after seeing your photos! Really lovely Dana! And I liked both with and without flash – what a difference though! Have a lovely start to December! 🙂

  4. Ack! I feel so bad that I didn’t have time to do a vase this past Monday (I had a 35-page paper due). Yours is lovely. I am a sucker for red glass – I have red everyday glassware and “special” red wine glasses for the holidays. And that candle is awesome!

    • Hi Karen, A 35 page paper? Good for you! I hope you got it done and were happy with it! I bet your table looks stunning with all of those red glasses. That makes me want to go and set mine all red now, too! (we rarely use the red glasses – I’ll have to try and change that!) 🙂

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