I adore reading about old roses. One of my favorite fiction books that revolves around this subject is "Vanish With the Rose" by Barbara Michaels. It also involves a mystery, and some ghosts.... I've probably read this book at least four or five times! It led me to reading the non-fiction book on the right called "In Search of Lost Roses". It involves a bit of mystery also.... about old roses from hundreds of years ago being found - about rose hustlers, and old cemeteries.... I've probably read it at least two or three times! Do yourself a favor - read both of these books - at least once! I'm also drawn to fabrics that have old fashioned looking roses on them. I decided to showcase these two books surrounded by a few pieces that I've found lately!