Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Festive times.....

My daughter had a few friends over last night.....gorgeous girls. So let the festivities at our house begin.....
The wreath is hung
One on the door
And our beautiful fresh tree from Killiekrankie farm ( featured in Country Style Mag). Take care everyone and enjoy this very festive time.xxxx

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Its me.....

From me ...and The Vintage Rose...Merry Christmas to everyone out there in blog land. Things are getting quite hectic and i may not get a chance to wish everyone i guess now is as good a time as any. Thank you for all your support this year...and i hope Santa comes to each and every one of you.

The store hours between now and Christmas are
Friday 16th....10.30-5.30, Saturday 17th 10-2, Sunday 18th 11-3, Monday 19th 10.30-5.30, Tuesday 20th. 10.30-5.30 , Wednesday 21st. 10.30-5.30 , Thursday 22nd 10.30-5.30 and Friday 23rd 10.30- 7.30, finally Saturday 24th 10- 2pm. Take care xxxx

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More gifts in store.

Don't forget The Vintage Rose offers free gift wrapping for all those customers who shop in store.
Such a beautiful day today....lots out shopping; see our new products that have just arrived.

Our new green houses great for the avid gardener.
Gorgeous zinc chest of drawers....great for many uses.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

so so proud.....

I just wanted everyone to know that my clever daughter, Amy won a photographic award at her college last week. We all went along to the college exhibition and Amy was given an award for her photographic work . Very proud parents, as there was so much amazing work. She had concentrated on portrait shots, and the photo above was one she had on display.
This is a landscape of the vineyard Joesph Chromys just up the road.
Another portrait....

Hope you enjoy them......

Friday, November 25, 2011

Ho HO Ho

Here is a sneak peak at our new lamps that have just arrived in store; they are even more lovelier in real life.
A boxed french fashion print....just gorgeous.
Large clock over the counter; real statement piece. Would look fantastic in a cafe/restaurant.
The entrance to our store.
Ribbons, string and wrappings are all available at The Vintage Rose. Have a great weekend.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Coming home for Christmas.....

As you are all probably aware Christmas is nearly upon us; and we are all now madly wondering what we are going to decorate our homes with . What wreath to hang on the front door, what to decorate the tables with and how to decorate the tree . Its also a time when people arrive back home for a visit and a great time for catching up with lots of friends. I must say the thought of catching up with family and friends is the part about Christmas that i love the most.
Maybe a wreath like this one would do the trick....
This is absolutely gorgeous and would make anyone feel Christmas is here!
How about this tree in your main living area; snow and all........Have fun decorating and i will see you all soon.

Monday, November 14, 2011

more goodies for gift ideas

This gorgeous book by Chirstina Strutt called "The Guide to natural housekeeping" , is now back in stock. This book would make a lovely a gift for anyone interested in natural ways to clean and care for your home.
Lots of goodies in this pantry cupboard.
A pair of wooden lamps with linen shades....everyone can do with a pair of lamps like these.
A bedside clock to remind you of what time you should be getting out of bed!
And lastly a good variety of decorations, ribbons and tags for gifts or something to add to our tired collections. Take care. x

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Christmas has arrived......

Hi everyone....between setting up for Christmas , selling our home, renovating, our daughter arrived home today. I don't care if i go empty handed this year; just having her home is enough. I thought i would share some photos of the store decorated for Christmas....i hope you enjoy.

A vintage settle with cushions that just happened to fit perfectly.
Linen , linen and more linen....
An antique rattan 2 seater ,quite hard to find. Stay tuned as i will be posting some more shots tomorrow.

Monday, October 31, 2011


As some of you may know we are flat out with the restoration of our new (old) home and i am constantly going through my files for ideas and inspiration; so i thought i would share some of them with you.
Love this kitchen for its rustic beauty.
What a great size island for working and entertaining around; i am afraid i will not have the room.....a galley kitchen for me.
This picnic getaway could be on the cards....feeling like i need a break.
Maybe even a French holiday stay....not likely. But guess what, everyone is entitled to dream!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Christmas just around the corner.

Next Wednesday we are setting up for Christmas. So towards the end of next week the store will be brimming with gorgeous Christmas stock as well as some new antique furniture items as well. Call in and say hello; look forward to seeing you and have a great weekend.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Loving Rustic and quirky

Just lately i have been even more attracted to anything rustic and quirky. This old leather chair has been beautifully finished off with these great cushions.

Check out the size of this shoe last; under the side table....its huge. What a wonderful eclectic mix of bits and pieces. Have a great day.....see you soon.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

More stock...and more on its way...

These are our new little birds on balls; nice for decoration inside or out of the home.
Birdcages are great for inside or outside as well....these would look lovely on or hanging over an outside table with lots of candles in them.
Our wooden pears......much lighter than the marble ones.
The recycled elm coffee table and benches are new to the store.
These bird wall plaque are just gorgeous...have a great weekend.x

Sunday, October 9, 2011

More inspiration...

I think pots and greenery always add an element of freshness, and is nice when the doors are opened to see them there. With the new renovations going on i am considering what type of pots to put where.
This bedroom is so airy and light; gorgeous.
Love the single pendant lights hanging down over the bench tops.
Bathrooms are very much on my mind as choosing the right bath for the space and tap ware has all been finalised and are on their way............these pictures have very much influenced my decisions.
Love this contemporary sofa, especially with the vintage dress forms and apple pickers ladder in the background.

Linen and black are definitely on the cards for the renovation.
This bath is almost identical to the one installing in the upstairs bathroom; hopefully its on its way. We have also chosen taps that stand on legs and come up from the floor.
We are also having shutters in a few windows of the these....Take care x