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Monday, January 23, 2012

Say it with Roses–Tea Time Tuesday

I am so excited to take part in Sandi’s 2nd Birthday of Tea Time Tuesday Posts.   I really do love blogging, I can visit with friends in far away places, and then in turn have them visit me here.
It is winter here, so I do not have roses in the garden and, well, I’m unable to buy fresh right now.  So these fabric roses will have to do.    Hopefully, some Sweetie will bless me soon with real roses (Valentines Day is coming Honey!) 
I found some interesting information about roses that I thought I would share at the party.
”The rose is the month June’s birth flower.  (My birth month!) The Rose is known as the flower of passion as the ancient Greeks believed that Aphrodite the goddess of love gave a rose to Eros the god of love. Roses have many flower meanings according to their color and number of roses in a bouquet. All roses symbolize love and appreciation though.
No other flower is a recognizable as the rose. No other flower conveys love and passion like the rose either. In Victorian times each flower had its own secret meaning. Red roses meant you love the receiver. Pink roses mean you have not the passion of red, but still have feelings of love. Dark pink roses mean you have gratitude. Light pink roses mean admiration or sympathy. White roses mean innocence, purity, secrecy and friendship. Yellow roses mean dying love or platonic love. In German speaking countries though yellow roses mean jealousy and infidelity. Yellow roses with red tips mean friendship or falling in love. Burgundy roses mean beauty. Blue roses mean mystery. Green roses mean calm. Purple roses mean protection and maternal or paternal love.”   I got this at this website: http://www.birthflowersguide.com/june-birth-flower.html  Maybe you want to look up your birth flower to see what it says?
A few years ago I attended a womens retreat with my Church and one of the speakers likened a young lady to a rose during her session on purity.   She said that the more the rose is handled, (touched, smelled, passed around, etc.) the more likely it will become bruised and wilted and lose its petals.   It will wither up and fade away if not treated with the gentlest of hands.   So also a young lady.   She should take great care to not be handled by many and to preserve herself (A Beautiful Rose) for her husband.  
Now I don’t do this allegory justice.  When she told it, our eyes were opened to the meaning and I could not wait to get back to my home and share this with my daughters, who at the time were on their way to becoming young ladies.    When the time was right, I presented them with rosebuds and told the allegory.   We carefully put the buds in a vase and watched as the beautiful roses unfolded over the next several days.   And they understood. 

"O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exhalt his name together."  Psalm 34:3

Thank you for visiting my blog, I hope you have enjoyed my “rosey” post. 


"After all, the only real roses are pink ones. They are the flowers of love and faith"
Anne Shirley  

(Before I put a quote out there, I want to make sure it is legitimate and that I have it correct.  When I googled the above Anne Shirley quote quess what came up?   Rose Chintz Cottage - Tea Time Tuesday!  No Kidding.)
Happy 2nd Birthday Tea Time Tuesday!   Thank you Sandi for letting join in on the fun, even after I've been away for awhile. 



  1. Hello Jocelyn, I love your rosy post, lol. Beautiful pictures. Very nice story that was told at the women's retreat, so true and meaningful. Yes, our Anne Shirley Prince Edward Island holds dear my favourite place to live. Hugs, Cindy

  2. I loved that rose story for young women. I may need to borrow that some day. Have fun celebrating and I'd love to meet up sometime--maybe this summer.♥♫

  3. Hello Jocelyne,
    Your post is lovely and the rose stories were interesting. Your Anne Shirley quote, I have on my blog. It's easy to come up with quotes from Anne of Green Gables because I live in Anne country!
    I'm so happy you could join me today and thank you for sharing your lovely tea things. You've made my celebration all the more special with your presence. Have a delightful day.


  4. Lovely rose story. Beautiful teacups and teapot. Happy Tea Day!

  5. I enjoyed your rose stories and like the collage you made.

  6. Hi Jocelyn,
    you told a lovely story and made wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing this tea time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  7. Hi Jocelyn, thank you for visiting and Following at Shabby Tea Party. I see we share a love of pretty floral china. I'm following you back. Would love to have you share your "Love Story" at my linky party the week of Feb 7. Come on over and grab a button from my sidebar. Warm Hugs,


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