Friday, January 27, 2012

A real treat.....

Yesterday evening a girl friend and i were kindly invited to view this amazing garden; just down the road from where we live. The owners have developed this garden in the past 8 years into a living piece of art where you can loose yourself in amongst the beauty that exists around every corner. The front garden was designed from inspiration derived from many European gardens visited by the owners on there last trip overseas.
The gorgeous potting shed sits proudly at the top of the potager where mass plantings of vegetables and cutting flowers are grandly displayed in various structured beds. You will see the owners are extremely clever at positioning various vintage finds around the garden to only better enhance the already beautiful design.

The rusty rooster sits magically on top of the fence post; you expect him to come to life.
And lastly but certainly not least the chook shed that the husband built out of recycled materials. Every bit enchanting , as it is this stage no chooks. We will have to see what we can do.
And so there we have it ; an inspirational evening where we returned to our home totally inspired and proud of what our neighbours have accomplished in such a short time. Not a moment was there lack of conversation about this amazing garden well into our evening with a glass of wine in hand. Congratulations to our friends and neighbours.xxxxxxx

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Some more inspiration.....

As things are nearing the decorating stage at our new home, i am madly going through my files for more inspiration. I guess you just want to make the right choices; and choices that also suit your lifestyle. Do you go for polished wooden floors like in the photo above or do you have lime washed flooring.....this will all depend on wall colour, bench tops, colour of cabinets etc etc.
Love the ladder for displaying my linen tea towels.
Repetition with prints....quite like this
The fresh smell of freshly picked blooms always makes a house homely......
The layering of linens and throws etc is something that beckons me to hop in.......Take care everyone.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I'm back.....

Sorry for my lack of posts lately....but i have been away on our summer break. I must say we have had an amazing time.We went on our boat to Maria Island, between Christmas and New Year, then a week painting in at our new home, and then finally a week on the East coast of Tasmania. The weather was great and the fishing was good; so both very relaxed and ready for what the New Year brings us. Here are some shots of The Vintage Rose now i am back at work, ordering new stock and having a change around. The bags in the above photo are new in store selling for $29.
The clock is a new addition...
A range of our handmade pottery by Lily and Lu Lu......

Well hopefully you will here a little more from me from now on , and i will keep you up dated on whats coming into the store and also give you a sneak peak at some of the finishing stages of our new home. Things are coming along well but we still have a lot to do; and anyone who has restored an old home before will know that the final things always take the longest. Take care x