4 Simple Ideas for White Roses: How to Savor Them!

4 Simple Ideas for White Roses: How to Savor Them offers peaceful glimpses of how I personally enjoy these blooms at home. You’ll see how a dozen fresh fragrant blooms enhance my French country inspired interiors. Then I’ll show you how everlasting white roses can sweeten a space. Finally, I’ll share super easy rose-related DIY ideas to inspire your own creations. Inspirational quotes about flowers will fragrant the journey, and I hope you’ll PIN every single one!

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4 Simple Ideas for White Roses: How to Savor Them!

I was thrilled Cindy Hattersley asked me to join the beautiful bouquet of inspiring bloggers with ideas for indoor plants, gardening, and florals!

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Why White Roses?

While red roses are linked to romance, white roses are traditionally associated with: purity, everlasting devotion between two people, innocence, and even deep respect.

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Maybe it’s just me, but white roses whisper ROMANCE too.

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I suppose the heart simply wants what the heart wants! As for me? Velvety, sugar-hued, pale rose petals set my mind at ease and beckon my whole being with their beauty.

1. Effortless French Inspired Floral Decorating Style

The French are so très sage about achieving an unfussy, seemingly effortless, chic look.

White roses in vintage ironstone pitcher on an industrial steel cart in my serene white kitchen - Hello Lovely. #whitekitchens #modernfrench #farmhousekitchen

What I have learned as a student of Country French aesthetic is NEVER OVERTHINK arrangements and vignettes.

Let your heart and artful eye lead you instead.

Whtie roses on a pub table in a room with grisaille mural on wall - Hello Lovely.
I recently showed you this mural we installed in a bonus room RIGHT HERE.

In terms of simple white roses from the garden, eucalyptus could certainly enhance the floral arrangement.

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But since it is not always available in my region, and I love a pared-down look, white garden roses placed in a simple vintage ironstone pitcher will do!

White roses in vintage ironstone pitcher on an industrial steel cart in my serene white kitchen - Hello Lovely. #whitekitchens #modernfrench #farmhousekitchen

I often add sprigs of boxwood to fresh floral arrangements, but florals here rarely become more complicated than that.

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I find endless uses for these darling farmhouse accent stools!
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2. Hello Lovely, Everlasting White Roses

When fresh florals or white roses aren’t available, there’s no shame in enjoying the everlasting variety!

White roses in white terracotta urn on my white painted farm table in the kitchen - Hello Lovely Studio.

If you haven’t shopped for an arrangement lately, you may be surprised by the possibilities.

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Hello Lovely Studio – Child Perfume Rollerball is a feminine blend of white botanicals.

Silk, dried, and other everlasting artificial roses often look just fine in a clear glass vase or container.

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But my favorite way to display them is in aged urns or terracotta pots.

White roses in an antique white urn on my counter in the kitchen with window seat - Hello Lovely. #serenedecor #whiteroses #modernFrench
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Antique pots from France can be pricey, so consider thrifting ordinary urns and painting/distressing them to your liking.

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3. Super Easy DIY Plaster Roses

You’ll find all sorts of ways to craft or style with these easy DIY plaster roses.

My plaster dipped white roses were created simply and now sit atop the piano with a framed vintage print - Hello Lovely Studio. #diy #plasterflowers #vintagestyle #hellolovelystudio
Hello Lovely Studio – plaster roses made by me upon my white piano

You can hot glue them to a canvas or simply decorate with them by adding a few to a shelf or a lonely tabletop. Watch youtubes for tutorials if you’re not like me and going to simply wing it!

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The basic idea is: buy your favorite artificial roses, remove the flowers from their stems, dip in a mixture of plaster of Paris and water, and let dry. Here’s a lovely tutorial for plaster dipped flower art from the beautiful blog So Much Better With Age:

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4. DIY Rose Petal Skin Polish

If you were a child of the ’70s, I bet you concocted skin-smoothing scrubs and potions like I often did. Egg white masks, anyone? Here’s a quick and easy gentle sugar scrub recipe. Use it to refine the texture of your skin, to buff away dead skin cells, or even to soften bathwater.

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DIY Rose Petal Skin Polish instructions. 1. Remove enough rose petals from roses (organic fresh roses) so you have 1 1/2 cups of petals. 2. Grind/blend petals together with 1 cup granulated sugar. I used my Vitamix to create a fluffy mixture resembling golden brown sugar or toasted coconut. 3. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl and stir in 1/4 cup grapeseed oil plus 15 drops organic rosehip seed oil. (I apply rosehip seed oil to my rosacea-prone face every morning and night. It is not the same product as rose oil or rosewater, and rosehip has wonderful anti-inflammatory and healing properties.) 4. Store the Skin Polish in a clean jar with lid for up to 2 weeks. Teeny wood spoons are nice with these scrubs as well!

French country white bathroom with maids tub, accent stool, and white roses - Hello Lovely.

White Roses Bring Peaceful Beauty to the Everyday

Let’s face it. Nature provides the most beautiful décor to bring inside, and no matter where you place a pitcher of white roses, you create A MEDITATIVE MOMENT…a moment méditatif de beauté!

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And such moments can transform the everyday, feed the soul, and nurture the psyche.

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I hope these simple ideas inspire you to savor roses, flowers, and plants in fresh ways! If you’re visiting as a result of this gathering of bloggers, thank you for being here – it would be a pleasure to get acquainted!

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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16 Comments

  1. May 13, 2021 / 10:00 am

    Michele, I feel like running out for white roses immediately. I love the way you write “NEVER OVERTHINK arrangements and vignettes”…wise words. Have a beautiful day!

    • Michele
      Author
      May 13, 2021 / 12:54 pm

      You’re so kind to me, Mary Ann. Thank you. Thank you for always bringing us fresh inspiration to elevate our everydays – from what we should wear to what is easy to grow indoors. xox

  2. May 13, 2021 / 10:05 am

    Love white roses and for some odd reason they are hard to find in the markets here?!!

    • Michele
      Author
      May 13, 2021 / 12:52 pm

      Wow! I had no idea that maybe it is a regional thing with the white color. Thanks so much for visiting this post, Janet. xox

  3. May 13, 2021 / 10:27 am

    Michele

    Your post is just what I needed today. Moving 30 years’ worth of stuff is exhausting. Your post just made me pause, take a breath, and relax. So much beauty and tranquility…it just made me feel good. Thanks so much for joining us. We always enjoy having you!!

    • Michele
      Author
      May 13, 2021 / 12:52 pm

      That just makes my day, Cindy! I’m thinking of you and hoping the move will be as gentle as possible on you. Thank you for inviting me along with these wonderful creatives! xox

  4. Diane Ruebel
    May 13, 2021 / 4:14 pm

    Dear Michelle,
    You’re lovely post touched my spirit with quiet beauty and sustaining prose/poetry. Thank you.

    Diney on Camano Island

    • Michele
      Author
      May 13, 2021 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you for adding to the beauty here – so happy to hear from you.

  5. Mumbai
    May 14, 2021 / 6:33 am

    good morning Michele, hope this comment find you well. I am really not a rose-friend perhaps due their thorns but
    can’t resist white roses in particular at xmas time with evergreens. Looks always so elegant. From Feb until 2 weeks I bought always tulips (my preferred flowers at all) which are now unfortunately finished , in between bunch of field flowers..sooo beautiful natural and yesterdayI bought white Hydrangea. This is my little “garden- in- home” story and I thank you to be patient to read it. Have a good time

    • Michele
      Author
      May 14, 2021 / 9:10 am

      Thank you for the reminder that I truly need to devote a holiday related post to white roses and evergreens! When you love decorating with white and tonal interiors, white blooms don’t steal all the thunder, they whisper with their surroundings, yes? I do love hydrangea and wish I could grow those lush, dense, bountiful bushes of them here. They just don’t love my soil. I love your garden stories or any story at all, friend. Thanks so much for being here, and may this weekend bring you peace and beauty.

  6. May 17, 2021 / 11:26 am

    Michele,
    You have a way with words. You do make white roses seem romantic. Love your bathroom. I don’t usually buy white roses but you have convinced me. Thanks for stopping by TFT party.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      May 17, 2021 / 12:43 pm

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Bev. I am quite partial to my white roses and will always be a cheerleader for them. xox

  7. May 19, 2021 / 8:19 pm

    Michele,
    I can see that you love your white roses. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by.

    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      May 20, 2021 / 11:42 am

      Yay! Thanks so much, and I’ll be over when I get a moment! You’re so kind to me, Bev. I appreciate the support.

  8. May 25, 2021 / 5:10 pm

    Your white rose displays are all lovely. What a fun idea to gather together and share. Hugs!

    • Michele
      Author
      May 25, 2021 / 8:54 pm

      Thanks, Katherine! Hugs to you, and happy Tuesday!

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Country Kubu Basket Set
Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
French Country Settee
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black or Bronze Accent Table
30″ French Storage Basket
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile (My Backsplash)
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
French Country Wall Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Distressed White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing