Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Come in....take a look around.

We just had a big change around...so i thought i better share . I will show you the windows in the next post; i couldn't get the right light with all the reflections going on.

Linen cushions and more .....
Set of drawers already sold.
A view of the store from behind the counter....see you all tomorrow.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Still dreaming of our holiday......

Still looking at heaps of photos of french accommodation, shops and other shots that inspire you when organising our holiday.
I cant wait to search french markets and antique sales and see whats out there.
The smell of a french rose.....
More french style furniture .
And gorgeous french clothing.....not long now......

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My camera is back...

I am absolutely loving having my camera back; but i wont speak too soon as some of these shots are not the best. Anyway it gives you a bit of a sneak peak at a few new things that have drifted into store this week. The mason hurricanes are so cute for a small candle; candles and candle holders sell so much better in winter at The Vintage Rose, as we are spending more time indoors and it makes us feel maybe warm. I don't know, that's my theory anyway.
Some gorgeous string, lovely quality and colours.
Our gorgeous European style pottery.....big urns, jugs, bowls etc. Cant you imagine this sitting in some beautiful Georgian conservatory.
Some french cabbage coasters which sell for only $25 a set of 4.
A comfy seat for those guys that dare not venture in just in case they are asked to open their wallets. Oh well most of them come in to the warm fire. Take care and see you soon. Amanda

Sunday, May 22, 2011

More goodies.....

Still receiving lots of stock in from the February trade show. More will be coming this week with some of the most interesting that i ordered at the fair. These lovely pottery crosses look great in any room of the house.
Crewel work cushion on linen. Beautiful soft shades which would work with many other colours.
Black Shakespeare mirror back in store by request.
Lots of linen string....very popular for any project or just wrapping.
My medium size pears at home....more arriving this size this week. See you soon.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Out of order....

Sorry for my lack of posts lately; but my camera has been playing up. These are loaded off my i-phone. Not the quality but will have to do until i resolve the problem. Since i took these shots the clock in the window has sold, but i may get another. Ill wait and see.
These are our new burlap cushions with french scripting on them; selling very quickly.
A variety of crockery in white and french grey.
These hessian bags are great for a number of different purposes, kindling, shopping, laundry, the list goes on.
Another window display. In the next week we are receiving the larger portion of our stock from the gift fair with some beautiful antique pieces thrown in as well. Keep an eye on the blog for more sneak peaks of whats arriving. Oh before i forget the medium size marble pears are on their way....in store soon...for all those waiting. Take care everyone, Amanda.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Things i love.....

I think i have a fascination for anything monogrammed. When on our holiday in Belgium and France i will hunting down some monogrammed vintage linens as they are very difficult to find here. And if you do come across them they are extremely expensive.
More french style clothing.....
A stack of beautiful vintage cloth;
A beautiful French holiday stay.....cant wait.

A beautiful antique tufted chair.....i also love roses. Take care i will post tomorrow some shots of all our new things in store. I have been busy unpacking, pricing and re-merchandising.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Some Mothers Day treats....

Take time out of our busy, crazy lives to let mum know just how special she is..here are a few items that may interest you for a gift. These gorgeous mercury glass bottles would make a statement in any room of the house.
Or simply a handcrafted card to write some special thoughts.
To everyone out there from The Vintage Rose....Happy Mothers Day.....
White pottery jug for some lovely roses on the bench.
These lovely yet practical bowls for serving absolutely anything. Have a great weekend and take care ....Amanda .

Monday, May 2, 2011

Preparations for our trip....

Time is ticking on, and preparing for our trip, takes lots of organizing and juggling. Working out where to go first, and where to stay. As this is our first trip overseas together we want to get things right. Although we wont be spending a fortune on accommodation we want somewhere central in the towns we have selected ; so we can get a feel for the village atmosphere. The above chateau is truly magnificent but i cant see us staying anywhere quite so opulent.
I am getting quite excited about seeing some European fashion. I have followed fashion since i was a young teenager and find what people wear quite fascinating. The above styling comes from a gorgeous store which i hope to visit when i am there.

Some more examples of French shop fronts......Don't worry i will have my camera clicking all the time....there will be lots for you to see i promise.