Monday, December 23, 2013

The Rose Lady

Well, here it is, Christmas week, and I have yet to post any Christmas-themed photos. Scheduling posts weeks in advance is a wonderful feature, but it does take some planning. And I forgot to plan for Christmas!

My daughter bought me a very special Christmas ornament when she came to visit last year. It's an actual sugar maple leaf dipped in 24k gold. The Rose Lady has developed a rigorous process to preserve items of nature; a process which takes up to seven days. She sells orchids, roses, fruit, key rings, vases, and even dog biscuits! All preserved perfectly using various methods. Leave it to my creative and beautiful daughter to find something like this. My tree is gold and red with musical instruments, angels, poinsettias, and fleur de lis (recent collection). Out of all those, this is my favorite. I have since purchased a Japanese Maple leaf from the same company. It is beautiful!



The attached tag reads:
Sugar Maple

In early spring, a crisp chill
lingers in the air and the
steadfast sugar maple offers
its sap to be made into tasty syrup

This product contains a real leaf
that has been carefully selected,
preserved and transformed from
nature into treasure.

26 comments:

Terri Buster said...

How unique! Very pretty, too.

stiefbeen said...

wel heel bijzonder,maar heel mooi.

Brian King said...

That's one of the most unique and beautiful ornaments I've ever seen! I was out of town for a few days, but I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Pallavi said...

How beautiful Gail :) that's such a thoughtful gift and I am sure your tree looks resplendent in gold. Hugs !

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That is beautiful! And so unique. What a wonderful way to preserve nature.

TexWisGirl said...

really, really gorgeous. my kinda ornament. :)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Ah, your daughter chose the perfect gift. Your photos portray it beautifully, and the bokeh is magical.

ladyfi said...

Oh my - what an exquisite leaf!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How interesting! I love unique ornaments.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That is absolutely stunning!!!

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Very nice ornament. Have a great Christmas Gail. Dianne

Willow said...

How absolutely beautiful and special.
A very thoughtful gift.
Kudos to your daughter.

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty, I would love to have one myself. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Pam :) said...

Your daughter has wonderful taste, the gold maple leaf is heavenly, Gail.
Wishing you and yours a joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Evelyn S. said...

I remember having a leaf that had been gilded or something.....a long time ago. I have no idea what happened to it! However, I just ordered some other goodies from The Rose Lady. :-)

DeniseinVA said...

Wow! These photos are magical! Love the twinkling background. Wonderful post, love the poetry. Merry Christmas :)

R. Mac Wheeler said...


aw...so purdy

Merry Christmas from this crew to your crew.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is beautiful and the bokeh in the pictures makes them extra special.

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Beautiful! Amazingly beautiful! awh~

Rosemary Aubut said...

A very precious and thoughtful gift!!! Lovely photos!

Helma said...

How beautiful to see . Never knew that you could provide . Really sugared maple bald with a gold layer Your photos of it are rightfully magnificent. Very nice when you have such a creative daughter. Give her a big compliment :-)

bailey-road.com said...

Gorgeous!

Anvilcloud said...

Both the ornament and the photos are beautiful.

Mitzi said...

oh wow...these are awesome! Such a beautiful capture of a maple leaf and love the sparkles in the background

Wally Jones said...

That's a really unique ornament and a great idea which I'll likely be providing to a couple of my relatives next year!

Merry Christmas, Gail!
(Fashionably late, of course....)

Linda R said...

How beautiful and such a creative idea.

Hugs~