Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cathy Penton just arrived in store.

It never fails to delight when you are opening your supply of Cathy Penton charms. The way they are wrapped and the grand reveal is an experience within its self. There is something very spiritual and special about this lady and it certainly shows in her work. I feel very privileged to have them as apart of The Vintage Rose. Here are some just hot off the press and in store today......they wont last.

The large rectangular bevels are a feature piece all on their own.
Or mix and match a variety of her charms with the bubble letters to create a unique story.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lots arriving in store.

These beautiful old fashioned salt cellars are just gorgeous ; just like granny would have had in her pantry.

This handy table with ample storage; great in a kitchen, dining room or library. Even would suit a bathroom for storage of towels etc.
Industrial style unit ; once again a very universal piece.
Great shelving for entrance or kitchen.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Off buying ready for Christmas trading

I am off buying in the next few weeks not only to restock my store but also in preparation for Christmas trading. I have been looking at what themes i will be introducing at Christmas time and what colour combinations. It seems crazy thinking of Christmas at this time of year....but by the time it arrives in store its well into October. I am finding every year things are arriving later and later.

With Christmas comes a lot more outdoor entertaining and parties; therefore i will be looking for products that will enhance any outdoor setting.....trays, hurricane lamps, glasses, water jugs, etc.
And with the renovation of our new home not far away i will also be on the look out for various forms of lighting, curtains and other bits n pieces.....cant wait.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Shop time.....

I feel like all i have been rambling on about is the new home and moving; so i thought for a change i would do a post on the store. The above shots are of the beautiful green glazed pottery. We have already sold quite a bit so i thought a window display was in order before it all sold.
A view across the store floor.
This beautiful antique french oak display chest would look great in any bedroom, like a bedside chest with a lamp and a few reading books.
Another display within The Vintage Rose.
Take care everyone; new stock arriving soon.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Looking at kitchens and laundry

I love the classical lines of this kitchen and the practical stone-look floor.
As some of you know; we have just brought a Georgian town house and so many ideas and designs forms are running through my head. What style of kitchen will we have; what will fit with the confines of our spaces and last but not least, what will be practical and will not date.

I tend to lean towards classical styling with simple lines ; maintaining the same joinery throughout the entire house. So whatever joinery i use in the kitchen i will use the same profile in the bathrooms and laundry. So everything is uniform and flows throughout the home.
I love this style of kitchen the most....and also the chrome handles . An aga or Rayburn would be great, as i have cooked off one most of my married life but i don't think we will have the room.....never mind maybe next time. Take care.x

Friday, July 8, 2011

Looking for inspiration....

As we are taking over our new home at the end of August; i am flat out finding pictures from my files and tearing out pictures from magazines of ideas and things i would like for the home. I have already decided on exterior colours and how we will structure the garden. I am doing a mood board for both the exterior and interior which i will share with you once i have completed the looks. These photos today inspire me not just through the colours used but the rustic simplicity of design. I love the photo above for the choice of having lots of different forms of lighting, rather than them all matching. I don't think i would choose this for our home but i love it anyway.
An exterior shot for inspiration.
I love the single pendant light over the dining table in this shot.
This shot from Cabbages and Roses is quite formal, but would certainly suit the house.
I am so excited about doing our new home; and cant wait to start. Well in the mean time i have to settle with planning and organising everything before the big day when we take over. This weekend i will be busy sorting things out at home. I will be bringing lots and lots of things into the store that i will no longer have room for. So keep an eye out on my blog as i will be featuring lots of these items from home. Have a great weekend everyone.x

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hi there.....

You probably have been wondering where i have been.... well to be honest i have been busy organising the purchase of our new home. Yes that is right another house. It was totally unexpected so i am still a little shocked but very very happy with our decision. For quite sometime we have been looking for something a little smaller with not as much land. As the girls have become older and now one has moved out of home, we realise that we dont need the room we used to; our property is ideal for a family with children, animals, maybe even a pony. So we are moving into a different faze of our life and yes, another chapter will begin. And it will give me more excuses to post all our ideas and changes during the renovations . These are some sneak photos i took the other day for you to see. The bones are beautiful; built in 1840 with all original cedar doors, mantles etc. There are lots we need to do to put our stamp on it ....painting decorating and a few structural changes but all in all its very solid and livable. The photo above is looking from one upstairs bedroom into the other, displaying the beautiful early cedar doors and architraves.
And this wraps all around the entire room......love love love. I think its my favourite room in the house....girls can you possibly guess why.
Looking from the front lounge into the kitchen, dining area. As you can see it needs a few changes but all really structurally sound.
The exterior is beautiful but we will change the colours and the garden slightly but such a great aspect facing east.
Another photo of front elevation. I am currently trying to find out a little on its history....so stay tuned. The sad part about all this is that we will be putting our property on the market in spring. So busy times ahead and our trip has been put on hold till May. Oh well another chapter in our lives and more for me to post about. I will be showing you the progression of our renovations when we take possession. Take care everyone and i wont leave it so long next time between posts. Let me know what you think.....x