Sunday, May 31, 2015

It's In the Details No. 1

What is it that makes decorating so fun, so satisfying...when you get it right?  It's all about the details, the elements big and small, that is used in furnishings, fabrics, silver, books, hardware, dishes and server ware, art, crafty pieces, colors, patterns, collectibles... Using the same details and motifs over and over pulls a room or an entire home together... gives it life...makes it interesting... and makes it personal, if you use something that has a lot of meaning for you.  This post is the first of what I hope will be many posts about lovely, fun, pretty, beautiful, quirky, interesting details of all sorts used in decor that catch my eye and my heart---not just in my own home, but places I visit, as well as inspiring photos on the Internet.

Today, it's all about roses for me, thanks to a recent visit to the Huntington Library tea room and rose garden, not to mention the roses from my own garden.  

Rather than use a lot of words to explain each photo, I thought I'd let each image speak for itself and show how my favorite flower has made its way into the details of my home.  

Go ahead and look at each photo and see if you can find all the roses in each one.  Look beyond the obvious....there are real roses from my garden in almost every photo, but the rose is also repeated both literally and stylistically as a pattern, as decorative embellishments and flourishes, as a theme, or as a color in the things in almost every image.

Did you find all the roses?


Thanks so much for visiting!

Linking to the following this week....

Best of the Weekend at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
That DIY Party at DIY Showoff
Roses of Inspiration Linkup at The Enchanting Rose
The Scoop173 at Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Bouquet of Talent at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Party in Your PJs at the Cookie Puzzle
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party at Lou Lou Girls
Share Your Style at Common Ground
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop at Ducks 'N a Row
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Your Turn to Shine at Canary Street Crafts
Idea Box Thursday at Mila's Little Things
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
The Inspiration Board Creative Party at Carolyn's Homework
Inspiration at Live Laugh Rowe
Foodie Friday and Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest


  1. A feast for the eyes and soul. Your photos are truly stunning.

    Thank you for filling our hearts with beauty. Lovely blog.


    1. Janet, thank you for your very nice comment! I'm glad you enjoy my blog.

  2. Hi, Melissa ~ I'm visiting from the Party in Your PJs link party. I love all of your photos. They make me want to go redecorate! :0) I like roses, but I especially love peonies, and ours just started blooming! I'll be referring to your photos for inspiration and swapping out the roses for my peonies. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Tiffany, I'm glad my photos inspire you! Have fun decorating with your peonies (sadly I can't grow them here, it doesn't get cold enough).

  3. Beautiful and inspiring pictures and words. I always forget to repeat an image or motif; it really does give life to a space. I'm looking forward to more posts.

  4. Hello sweet Melissa! It was such a joy to see this beautiful post linked up with Roses of Inspiration.....thank you so much for joining the party. I will be featuring this post at next weeks party which begins at 3:00 Monday afternoon :)

    My, your pictures are beautiful and the roses took my breath away. Have a delightful weekend! Hugs! Stephanie - The Enchanting Rose

    1. Stephanie, thank you for featuring me and for leaving your sweet comment! Have a great weekend.

  5. This is just so beautiful.....I am so thankful to have found you here today.....thank you so much for sharing?

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you were able to find me!

  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

  7. Oh my goodness your roses are absolutely gorgeous and you have decorated with them beautifully!

  8. I absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tomorrow night at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

  9. So lovely ~ each photo prettier than the one before! Blessings, Cecilia

  10. Gorgeous roses and a tea room is perfection!! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  11. My jaw is on the floor - these are the most gorgeous photos! Thanks for linking up at Best of the Weekend!

  12. So many gorgeous images of roses! Loved the dishes, linens, and books as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you tomorrow.

    1. Jann, thank you for your kind words and thanks for featuring me on SYC!