Free Blog Background- Taupe Grunge Roses

I made this vintage looking background using an old Rose print and a French soap label. I distressed it and gave it some grunge to give it a time worn look. This free background was made to be used on a Blogger blog using the Minima template for the standard number of columns.

Follow these instructions to easily add this background to your blog:
1)Make sure you are logged in and then click "Customize" at the top of your blog.
2)Click on "Add A Gadget"
3)Scroll down the box and click on "Html/Javascript"
4)In the "Content Box" cut and paste the Html code posted below.
5)Click "Save" and you are done!

<style type="text/css">body {background-image: url(""); background-position: center; background-repeat: no-repeat; background-attachment: fixed; }</style><div id="tag" style="position:absolute; left:10px; top:30px; z-index:50;width:172px; height:51px;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img


  1. Thank you so much, i just adore all your goodies,and had quite a time choosing a background page for my Blog, i will also check out your other Freebies,it's very Generous of you to share your talent with us,Thanks again...Carilyn.

  2. Hi Jenny! This looks so pretty with your blog header!!

    Hi Carilyn,
    I'm so glad you stopped in, thanks so much for leaving such a sweet comment!


  3. thank you, thank you, thank you!
    I've been wanting a background for my blog and then I found you!
    You are now on my follow list :)

  4. Hello Miss Karen! I am Miss Peach and just wanted to tell you how much I adore your wallpapers you select for us. Todays is one of my favorites...I love gray and pinks the best. Come visit sometime and I will serve you a cup of tea.

  5. Hi!

    You've got really nice layouts, I have to say! I see you're really good at html-coding... so... I wondered if I could ask you a small favor/for a bit of advice???
    I noticed that several (all?) of your layouts have two sidebars, one on each side. I'd like to have that on my blog aswell, without having to change the whole layout. Could you give any tips on how to do this?
    I'm not any good at html, so I couldn't figure it out by myself.. :( I tried but it got all messy.

    Well, I'll have to go and have another look att your layput now :)



  6. Thank you very much for this!! Really nice, and now its in my blog in Norway!!!! I love this colour!!

  7. BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for sharing!! Hope you have a GREAT day! :D

  8. Thank you Karen!!!

    : )

    Have you tried this:



  9. Hi Starry Deborah,
    That's wonderful, I'm glad you found me too! Keep checking back, as I'll be posting new backgrounds each week.

    Hi Miss Peach,
    Your banner with your darling kitty peeking through the window, is just sooo cute!

    Hi Froken,
    There are instructions on how to do this at
    I find that I still have to adjust the html used on that site though, to get it to fit properly on my blogs. You may have better luck though so, give it a try. Another option, I have starting doing some blog design work for some of my readers. If you are interested, I charge $20.00 to install a third column on a blog. Just let me know.

    Hi Aase,
    It looks beautiful on your blog in Norway!! Thanks for letting me know that you used this one.

    Hi Xashee,
    Nice to see you hear again!

    Hi Jenny,
    Oooh! I love that tool, very cool! Thanks so much for letting me know about it.


  10. wow. This one is lovely. Thankyou! <3

  11. These backgrounds are stunning! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. I have taken the one with the French soap wrappers on. It's simply lovely!
    Thank you

  12. Thank you Karen. I adore the roses and the color.

    p.s. I tried to add your button on my new site and it didn't work. I'll try again later.

    Hugs Annabelle

  13. Thankyou very much, now my blog doesn't look so ordinary!
    **Hugs** Heather x

  14. Thank you Karen.... I love my new background. I just need to do something with my header that goes with my background better.... Can you take a peak, I welcome your comments! :)


  15. Hi Carol,
    I took a peek at your blog, and by the way I love the photo of your dog in the Uggs!! Too cute! I think if you could change the color of the background on your banner, and the on the flower graphic, to match the color on my background that would help a lot. You may want to change the green squiggle line to black as well. As an alternative I could make a custom banner for you, for $35.
    Hope this helps!

  16. this is beautiful!!do you create blog banners too yours is gorgeous!!

  17. Hi Couture,
    Thanks! I'm glad you like my banner. I have just started doing some custom work for my readers. You can view my "a la carte" price list here if your interested


  18. Thankyou so much for being so generous - I am just going to try to use this beautiful Taupe Grunge Roses on my Blog - I do hope it works, it is so pretty. Thanks again

  19. Thank you for your lovely backgrounds!

  20. Lovely!!!

    Thank you so much!!

  21. Thank you for sharing these. My blog looks 100% better.

  22. Karen, sorry it took me so long to say "thank you" for the fabulous backgrounds you've offered up. I'm using this one on my blog presently -- it's gorgeous.
    I'll post a link to you under my favorite sites list.

  23. Thank you so much for sharing all these marvellous backgrounds, it took me hours to decide which one to "pick up", as they all are so nice.
    I chose this one as the colours suit my banner blog.
    Your backgrounds add such an wonderful atmosphere to our blog, thank you again for being so generous with us.
    If you want to check it out, here is the blog
    (sorry this is in French, you have a poor translation on google but I've checked and the sentences don't make sence)
    Thanks again

  24. This one's lovely! But I can't make it work? All the text are pushed aside.. Can you or anyone else help me please?

  25. Love your work! Thank you SO much!

  26. Thanks again for the most beautiful background. It's much appreciated. Olivia

  27. just added this to my page!

    GREAT backgrounds - LOVE it!

    thank you!

  28. Wonderfully Gorgeous. I will be linking your site soon. It's just so easy!

  29. I take this :) Thanks!

  30. Thank you very much !!!
    I love all your are a very generous person!
    All my best
    Clara from Sweden

  31. I love, love this template!! You are so talented and I appreciate you sharing that talent with all of us! I am a follower and a fan from now on!

  32. Hello, just to let you know I'm using this lovely background.
    I read in the FAQ that there should be a link within the background so that anyone who visits my page can click and be taken back to your blog.
    This doesn't seem to be showing on my blog - when I copied the HTML text some of it seemed to be missing, yet the background is working correctly!
    Anyway, I've written a post on my blog saying where I got the background from, and when I work out how to I shall put a little static link on my side bar to your page.
    Phew, hope that made sense!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to make these backgrounds, they are so lovely.

  33. hi karen
    i am a great fan oy yours and my blog invariably has your fairy in the background. I just wanted to know if this taupe grunge roses is available with a complete black background. please do visit my blog...

  34. Hi Karen,
    I found your blog today, and now my blog has got a facelift to! Thanks!!!

  35. Hey!! Love your blog, and thank you so much for the freebies! Your backgrounds are beautiful! I am using this one at the moment, and would like to keep using it. But I'm planning on changing my blog to a three column one - any chance of getting this one as a three column-er??


  36. now i`ll read your rss

  37. Thank you for your free backgrounds. I use this one and love the softness it gives to my blog. Makes for a peaceful lil haven. I don't know how to do alot on the computer so thank you for doing the work to make my blog and others a more beautiful place. You're a sweetie. xo Fairmaiden of Sea Cottage


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