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  • It's at its peak bloom today, and it has a wonderful old-rose fragrance.

    The Heritage Rosarium: A Once-A-Year Experience

  • Like a true Mephistopheles he was waiting, surveying Mrs. Carter and Berenice, who were seated in front chairs clad in such exotic draperies as opera-goers affect — Mrs. Carter in pale-lemon silk and diamonds; Berenice in purple and old-rose, with a jeweled comb in her hair.

    The Titan

  • I'd feel like a funeral to live in a house where the curtains and shades were down every day, summer and winter, to keep the sunshine out of the rooms and prevent the jade-green and china-blue and old-rose of the rugs from fading.

    Patchwork A Story of 'The Plain People'

  • The edges were prettily bound with satin ribbon of an old-rose shade, and a huge bow adorned the center.

    Grandfather's Love Pie

  • He removed the cream-colored paint from the old house, revealing the lovely old-rose brick, and built the wall and the lodge at the gate when he bought the place in 1924.

    A Portrait of Old George Town

  • Mignon, looking radiant self-possession in a smart old-rose suit and hat to match, carried herself with the air of one whose success was already assured.

    Marjorie Dean High School Sophomore

  • As a result, among the gifts were rose-colored silk stockings, a rose-flowered silk party bag, an old-rose boudoir cap, slippers to match, and towels with old-rose initials.

    Entertaining Made Easy

  • For a girl who was very fond of everything rose-colored, her friends planned an "old-rose" shower on Valentine's Day.

    Entertaining Made Easy

  • The refreshments were raspberry ice and tiny cakes frosted in rose and white, and each guest carried away as a favor a wee glove handkerchief with an old-rose border.

    Entertaining Made Easy

  • Each gift was wrapped in white tissue paper and tied with old-rose ribbon, and they were all presented on a big tray, the bottom of which was rose-flowered cretonne under glass.

    Entertaining Made Easy

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