Blue Roses for a Blue Lady

For some reason the words to the song “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” kept going through my mind as I worked on this ensemble; only I had the title wrong.  I thought it was “Blue Roses for a Blue Lady”.  Funny, huh?

I wasn’t even born when this song was first released in 1948, and when it became popular again in 1965, I was very young.  I do remember hearing it, although, I have no idea who the vocalist was when it was being played on the radio.  For some reason, the song’s melody and the (wrong) words have stuck with me all these years.

Although blue roses are not found in nature, they would be so beautiful if they were.  In 2004, a white rose was genetically engineered to make a blue rose, but it is more of a mauve color than a blue color.  Roses that look like blue roses are actually made by dyeing white roses.

My Little Darling Gina loves her new spring ensemble featuring a print of sky blue roses.  Yes, they don’t exist in nature, but who cares.  This fabric print is so adorable in blue.  I know my grandmother had pillowcases with blue roses.  I might even have a couple of her’s in my linen closet.

There was just a hint of red violet in this print to pick it out and add some extra color to this springtime ensemble for the Little Darlings.

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blue roses for a sweet li'l lady 477I found this tiny glass bunny bead that has a red violet nose in my drawer of charms.  I thought that it’s the perfect finishing touch to Gina’s new ensemble.

After I wrote this post, I went looking to see if I indeed had a blue rose pillowcase from Grandma.  Look what I found!

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8 thoughts on “Blue Roses for a Blue Lady

  1. Jeanne

    HI Cindy,
    This was the first time I’ve ever seen one of your dresses listed before it was SOLD… I loved reading all the details about the yarn you used and the fabrics you picked to go with it….plus all the other little things that went with it, like panties, the bracelet, the socks, etc. I even loved seeing your grandma’s pillowcases too.
    What an absolutely darling little dress for Gina. I’m with you…who cares if there is no such thing as blue makes for a beautiful dress and sweater set.
    You are so talented, Cindy!
    Blessings, Jeanne

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Thank you, Jeanne. I really enjoyed working with shades of blue for a change. Blue is one of my favorite colors to wear, especially these shades with a bit of yellow in them.

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