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Friday, June 11, 2010

Rose Is A Rose Is A . . . Camellia

When is a rose not a rose? When it isn't.

Ever since I bought yards and yards of a beautiful rose printed fabric for draperies in the pink bedroom . . .

I have been keeping my eye out for rose-themed artwork for that room.
It is our daughter Alida's room when she visits, and her middle name is -- you guessed it -- Rose.

Last month, on Long Island's East End, I scored this original painting at a museum yard sale:

A couple of weeks ago, the Goodwill gods were smiling upon me. Among some amazing
purchases that day, I found a sweet old print of a rose, matted and framed,
with hand gilding around the cut edge of the mat.


The gardeners among you are about to slap me upside the head and say,
"Hey Chucklehead, that ain't a rose!"

And you would be right.

It is this:

A Camellia.


So instead of taking up residence in the pink bedroom amongst the roses,
where it might be snubbed and made to feel like an outsider (roses being such snobs),
it's going to live in the powder room.
Where no one is a snob.

That's my share for Show And Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.

Go visit Cindy for more!

And if you are curious about some of the other things the Goodwill gods had in store for me on that pretty amazing Saturday, click here or here. I don't know about you, but Goodwill is having a 50% off sale all weekend in this area. Check it out! -- Cass


  1. Ha! Very cute! I love the black toile curtains in your powder room. And the red camellia looks perfect there!

  2. Its's a pretty picture no matter what the flower is -- it would look good in either room! Great finds all!

  3. Perfect for that wall, that room!

  4. Well, Miss Camellia looks very pretty hanging beside all her Miss Rose cousins!

    Let her stay.

  5. Hello Cass how are you doing my Dear friend...Girl I love your prints and that fabric is to die 4...How color red do you have in the powder room love it...May you and Howard have a GREAT weekend my friend...have missed you...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  6. Great post that made me smile! Love the fabric for Alida's room!

  7. Wow Cass...
    The Goodwill has been good to you!
    Your rose prints are perfect.
    and the fabric...Oh-la-la...Love that.
    Bet your busy all weekend!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  8. Rose or Camellia - It is beautiful!! :-D
    Love the toile curtain.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  9. Can camellias be red?? I can only remember seeing pink and white...course I don't get out much!


  10. Those snobby roses...hrumph! They don't know a good thing when they see it! LOL

    It looks very pretty set off all by itself, where it can shine & be appreciated.

    ♥ your humor, make me smile with every visit. :-)

  11. Well, geez- isn't a camellia a very close relative?? It's all about family people!! Just beautiful Cass!
    xoxo pattie

  12. HA! How cute! Oh trust me, I know about garden drama. As soon as the cannas start blooming, everyone else is going wa wa wa! **kisskiss** Deb

  13. Looks great in the powder room!



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