Thursday, December 13, 2018

Let’s Stop to Smell the Roses

Here in Florida we have flowers blooming year round.

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See that big window, let’s peek out there!

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Our roses are beautiful right now, as well as the Pentas

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and even a Vinca that came up volunteer!

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I love looking through the glass block window in the bathroom and seeing red roses.

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And I spend a lot of time in the lanai and enjoy the roses in those flower beds too.

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Let’s peek out the window behind the sofa!

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A few decorations here and there.

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I don’t over do it but I do enjoy vintage decorations and handmade items.

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Are you enjoying your home for the holidays?

Come back tomorrow for another hike!

We’re getting outside AND getting in shape!

I’m joining Thankful Thursdays.

30 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

You have beautiful flowers and are very lucky to enjoy the flowers year round..
Lovely decorations, you lanai looks comfy and inviting. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Great advice ☺

Sandra said...

I really love your glass block window view. the first thing I do when the light comes up outside is open all the blinds and let the sunshine in and enjoy looking out. from every point in every room of our house we can see trees and flowers and bushes and nature... I would love to have glass block in my master bathroom window...

Sandy said...

Yes, looking at flowers makes the day better. I think if I lived where it was cold I would buy them to sit around. They do make you feel better. I definitely have veered to my older Christmas decor that has memories attached to them. I love that quilt.

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

The flowers are so pretty and fun to enjoy even in wintertime. Love your decorations too.

Arlene Grimm said...

I love the Christmas season but to be honest, in January I am ready to put it all away, do a good cleaning and decluttering as I prepare for a new year. Vincas are some of my favorite flowers so I enjoyed seeing the pretty one you shared Diane.

Debbie said...

your house looks pretty, i like your vintage decorations. i wish i could do less...when i leave one or 2 things out, my kids notice and say something. i enjoy my decorations but it really is too much work for us as we are getting older!!

your roses are so pretty, i am looking forward to tomorrows walk!!

Silver Willow said...

I definitely miss my roses...that I had to remove. But I have some vincas that popped up, and the hibiscus are still going strong, here in southern California.

Nice!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The joys of Florida, year round flowers. I've got my decorations up and maybe (just maybe) I will finally take some photos and post. Gosh life is so busy I can't seem to fit everything in. Hugs to you Sis!

Susie said...

Diane, I love seeing the flowers and your little Christmas vignettes. Hope you are enjoying this time. Blessings to you my sweet friend, xoxo, Susie

Out on the prairie said...

Mine is so meager.I enjoy the ideas others have.Lovely homes all around

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

It's so nice to see flowers during the long winter months. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Julie xo

Inger said...

Roses are beautiful and there's so much to be thankful for.

Ann said...

Sweet decorations and all the flowers are so pretty. It seems like it will be forever before I see flowers growing again

Debby Ray said...

Yes, the roses and other flowers are beautiful! And your lanai looks so cozy and warm all decked out for the season. I LOVE the Christmas quilt!! Hugs!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

It's lovely to see flowers in December, Diane. Your vintage pieces are darling and your lanai looks so inviting. Enjoy! ♥

Janey and Co. said...

I agree your linai looks very inviting. Nice that you still have so many flowers blooming. I plant those Pentas here in the summer. Thry can even stand the 100 degree temps....Good for you hiking this time of year. Does running in all directions count.....Whew this holiday is tiring me out! Janey

Carla from The River said...

I like your bathroom. I am in love with that mermaid.
And I LOVE the flowers.
Carla

Michelle said...

You have such pretty flowers for this time of year. Thank you for linking up today!

Vee said...

Everything looks beautiful inside and out! Yes, I am very much enjoying my holiday home. Happy hiking...

Terri D said...

I agree that it is nice to have blooming plants all year long here in Florida! Loved seeing your home and your decorations!

Angie said...

Diane - I love the effect of looking through the glass block at the flowers - very artsy! I used to have a lot of vinca volunteers in my garden - I loved their greenery as much as I did the flowers! Enjoy your weekend!

BeachGypsy said...

You have everything looking gorgeous, and festive! Love your roses! I have two small rose bushes in full bloom as well, one deep red and one orange/coral. Also bright yellow mums and the azalea bushes and camellias have many blooms. I spotted that pretty little mermaid on the side of your tub!!--she is adorable!It's almost the weekend already!!--the days are counting down! Do you have any family coming for Christmas? We dont other than our daughter and granddaughter who also live here in Charleston. So I dont' have to worry about getting my house deep clean or doing up a guest room or anything like that. Any decorating I do for us and for granddaughter. It makes our holidays alot less stressed as it means less cooking etc. too. I make a simple ham supper for Christmas, nothing too fancy or time consuming!! LOL

HWIT BLOGG said...

Roses and Christmas time, what a lovely combination...
Titti

DIMI said...

Hello Diana!
Your December roses bloomed so beautifully!
Love your Christmas decorations and the view from your living room! Everything looks so cozy!!
Have a lovely day and a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Susie of Arabia said...

I have a tiny Christmas tree up and a string of lights - and that's it for Christmas here. Sadly there is no sign of outside my door. We lived in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area before moving here, so seeing your plants made me a little homesick and nostalgic. Happy Holidays to you!

Tomoko said...

How wonderful to see flowers in the long winter season!!
Our roses here are going to end soon.
Do you see me smiling to your charming decoration? Sooo lovely.

Have a good weekend,Diane.

Barbara said...

Being still new to Florida, we are amazed at the BLOOMING flowers at this time of year! They are so cheery!

Jeanie said...

So pretty and festive! Love the quilt. And yes, loving my holiday home and almost ready to blog it!

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Diane, what beautiful flowers, lovely to see them.
Your decorations look very nice too.

Thanks for sharing your photographs.

All the best Jan