Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Having Guests--Putting Roses in Their Room

We are having my brother and his family stay at our home this week--how wonderful! It has been great to catch up with him and visit with my sister-in-law and their children. I haven't seen her and two of their children for almost five years! (It's pretty expensive and quite a trip to get to and from New Zealand.) But, just where does the time go? Yes, we can call and e-mail, but there is nothing like a face-to-face visit with plenty of hugs. My brother is the preacher and Bible institute teacher, and they have been living in beautiful New Zealand for almost 20 years now.

For some reason I'm convinced that a guest room should have fresh roses (and maybe a little dish of chocolate, too). I know I really enjoy fresh flowers in a room (and chocolates--*wink*). So, I went around our house yesterday picking some of the last beauties of the summer to put in their room (see above). These were the best and prettiest--and only the best will do for our honored guests.


Mary said...

I agree...that is a wonderful idea, and a statement of "I care about yoy" to them, without having to say a word. Roses and chocolate...a winning combination!

Have a wonderful day!


blushing rose said...

Yes, we always put out fresh flowers & chocolates for our house guests. It just give them a 'welcome' from the heart.

Enjoy your visit. Have a beautiful week. TTFN ~ Marydon

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

How wonderful you are getting to visit with your brother and his family! Fresh flowers are always a lovely gesture and I'm sure they appreciate the beauty...and your thoughfulness. :)

parTea lady said...

That is a very pretty basket of roses. Your garden must be lovely with such a variety of roses. Hope you have a great visit with your brother and his family.

You make me wish some of my family could visit - I have four siblings and I have not seen two of them in eight years.

Duchess of Tea said...

Darling have yourself a fabulous weekend!!

Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥

Shabby Cottage Shops said...

I am sure you will enjoy your visit with your sister and her husband. I am sure you will be "the rose" to her when she arrives at your front door!

Thanks for stopping by our blog! Have a wonderful visit!