So see her great photos here, thanks P!-
So, Posh, we are not only having a womance, we are dangerously close to sharing our single-minded restoration obsessed braincell!
The open rose motif features heavily here in local wrought iron work, stone carving and on decorative painted motifs.
Then, when going through items bought for the French house, I noticed this recurring motif on many of them-
Some of the classic North African decorative motifs such as the open rose or flower are drawn from both French colonial and Arab symbolism and history. Elsewhere we see them in Asian motifs.
And here, hiding in plain sight in one of our favourite cafes!
Mulling over this, I wandered down to the Rive Aude and was stopped in my tracks by an ancient climbing rose wrapped around a tree on the bank.
A single rose with an open gold heart and Alizarion crimson petals looked at me. That’s the rose I want traditionally climbing up the front of our house, twined with a grape vine!
So, you must suffice with the nearest I could find on the web today-