Monday, May 24, 2010

White Rambling Roses



The white roses that grow wild in the woods and in the bushes of our yard are blooming...



I love the sweet luminous blossoms and the random twisted vines which seem to surprise us each spring...



...just a snippet for my kitchen window...



...a little bit of pretty, a little sunshine...



My thoughtful friend Nancy from Fete et Fleur sent me an email last week and a link to an Ebay auction of this wonderful number 52 stamp.

Once I saw it... I had to have it!
I wonder what it was used for?
Who needed a fancy 52?
I don't know if I can actually use this copper stamp in my art work...
I don't want to ruin it....
What do you think? Has anyone used similar copper stamps?

It is hard to believe that Memorial Day weekend is coming up...
Pretty soon we will be spending time at the lake house again!

I hope your week is going well!
Take care,
Laura :)

32 comments:

Anji Johnston said...

Strangely enough I bought a copper stamp yesterday at a flea market and just tried it out and... it works! It is much more finely engraved than a rubber stamp so you have to apply a lot more pressure but it looks wonderful! I hope yours works just as well. Absolutely love your blog btw! I have added it to my blog list of favorite places to visit - thank you so much for such 'beauty' every day!

Cornflake said...

Divine roses and you've displayed them so beautifully! Love the vintage stamp too! x

DustyLu said...

I love that those roses! But, more importantly i LOVE that stamp! I want one! Have a great day! ~lulu

Rustique Gal said...

Laura, Nice photos! I can almost smell the roses. I love your 52 stamp. Great find! I love it when you find just the perfect treasure. Have a great week!
Sherry

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Your white roses are lovely! It's been so cold this spring we don't have any roses yet, but soon, very soon. That stamp is a gorgeous piece of vintage craftsmanship!

Linda said...

The stamp is wonderful~ if you use it, you'll have to show us how it looks! Beautiful roses...

Sea Witch said...

such a lovely post with the wild white roses and the engraved 52 stamp. Of course you need that. I hope you acquire the 52 and stamp up a post. Sea witch

Lorrie said...

The pure white of those roses is just gorgeous. I love their simplicity and the simple way you brought them into your home.

It will be fun to see what you do with the stamp.

sweetpea said...

Love your roses. Awesome stamp... perfect for you.

Hugs,

Shelley

Olivia~ said...

oh the roses are oooohhhh la la, i love them and the stamp is darling!
hugs,
Olivia

Julie@beingRUBY said...

The wildflowers are beautiful Laura
Just so pretty... I have no idea about that stamp.. but i guess as it is what is was intended for.. you should be able to use it.. it is a lovely font!!! have a great day!! xxx Julie

Dorthe said...

Those photoes of your white rose, with the lemon, are so beautifull, Laura, a wonderfull morning greeting, here in the cold Denmark, where the roses barely have buds yet,Thanks, and congratulations with the gorgeus stamp.
xo Dorthe

Les Cotrions said...

I adore this wild roses Laura and your copper stamp is faboulous!!!! I think you can use it for a lot of decorative projects!
Summer is finally arrived here....I don't know if it lasts, but we have very warm and sunny days now!
Enjoy your day!
Vale

sandra said...

hi, the number on the stamp is 25 ;-)... it's mirrow inverted!!!...maybe you can use for a 25th wedding day...by sandra

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
Such beautiful wild roses....I think that we must be living parallel lives. I was tying back a David Austin rose yesterday when a piece broke off and it is know sitting on our kitchen windowsill !!!!....and how kind of Nancy to let you know about the 52 stamp on ebay. You must definitely try it out, and let us see how it looks. XXXX

G-style said...

Hi Laura,
so wonderful the pictures with white and yellow , really spring-colours !

Thak you for your always so nice comment on my blog , it's really doing me good.
Big hug from Gea

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the first shot, it's so sunny and bright! That stamp is very pretty, hope to see the impression it makes!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Your photos are always so beautiful. After looking at your gorgeous stamp and the fact that it's copper so it's sturdy I wonder if you could roll out a thin slab of fimo clay and then bake it and distress it and add it to your artwork. It is a beauty, I would definitely try it out somehow. Good luck, Theresa

leslie janson said...

laura i loved what you wrote for art saves. simply lovely! your fan in goldens bridge, ny....leslie

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Your roses are a perfect little pick me up for your kitchen! I have been obsessed with cutting flowers for my house this spring. Hope you have a wonderful week, love your blog! xo Heather

Tonya said...

The stamp is really neat. I've never seen one like that before. Technically if you stamp it, it will be a 25 though. Still cool!

I'm new to reading your blog but definitely see a theme with the 52 - what's up with that? Maybe I just need to go back to one of the earliest posts.

Have a great day!

Knitting Out Loud said...

Great idea to bring in a bouquet of them!

Loose Sparrow Arts N Crafts said...

Your wild roses are a touch of sunshine. We just had about 2 inches of SNOW in the SLC valley....not much of a spring! I also love it when something comes along like your 52 stamp that goes along with your blog name. So cool!

Dar said...

That is sooo sweet, the wild rose in my glass. Now I have to go find some blooms for My antique glass just like yours.
Blessya

It's me said...

Beautiful roses.what a amazing stamp !! i really like it..................have a happy week !! hugs from Ria

Rosemary said...

I love white roses!!
That stamp is so perfect for you!! I love it.
I know Memorial Day is sneaking up on us.
Have a great day Laura!!
Rosemary

Artesanías en lanas e hilos said...

I love your blog. I love the style vitaje.
You have some beautiful flowers! All the pictures are beautiful.
I became your fan and take you to my blog!
A big kiss from Uruguay.
Xime

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Laura!
Those roses are lovely in that vintage jar....The copper stamp is amazing!!!!Especially since the FONT is so similar to your logo......How big is it?????? Maryanne;)

Pearly Queen said...

...but isn't the number 25? Or is it that the picture has got in the wrong way round somehow?

Ange said...

Oh Laura you will have a lovely time using the stamp in your artwork. What matter if it says 25? On display it is 52 and nothing is stopping you from cutting the print and exchanging the numerals! You can use all sorts of inks and thin paints - just wash it gently and quickly after each colour.
xxx

Nancy's Notes said...

All of your photographs are truly awesome! Love your roses, they are beautiful.

Nancy

Sarah said...

This is awesome! I would think you could use ink or paint on this and then clean it off as necessary. It is truly a beautiful piece of art in and of itself. Glad you found it! ~ Sarah