Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Loving the outdoors....

 Because i have been madly working in  our new garden; the brain has been working over drive as to what plants and where to place them.  We have been moving lots of the larger trees and shrubs around as they were in the wrong place for our plans for a new patio, outdoor entertaining area.  Which i think you will agree, every house needs.  We have our large outdoor table and chairs which we need to find a new home the patio seemed a good solution.  Its an extremely daunting task moving plants that someone else has lovingly placed and cared for.  And i can honestly say it wasnt an easy thing to do....but i guess when you live differently to the person living in the house before you, changes are sometimes inevitable.  Into the night we worked, carefully lifting and re-postiting large magnolias, etc; and i must say once it was done, i felt a lot better.
 Here are some shots i have been looking at for inspiration.  I wish i had room for a little garden shed like the one in the above photo; but the garden is small and so a simple plan is on the cards....
 Certainly havent got this sort of room; but isnt it lovely.....
 This is what we are planning for our outdoor area out from the french doors from the kitchen.
 And later i wouldnt mind a simple iron frame over the patio; like this one in the photo above.
Outdoor fireplace...once again not the room; maybe a pizza oven.  It sounds like a whole lot of dreaming doesnt  it, but trust me it is happening, and like everything involving old houses and gardens, they all take time and patience.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Come inside and get a warm by our fire....

 When its cold outside its nice to come into store and get a warm by our lovely wood log fire.  This small watering can is very handy for watering those thirsty plants.
 Simply gorgeous....roses or candles ?
 Our new domes are great for protecting anything precious...
French washing liquid; smells beautiful.

Friday, June 15, 2012

New to The Vintage Rose...

 Our flag handwoven cushions are new in store; everyone loves them, including me.
 Our new prints are from America; really happy they are finally in store.
 Dont you love the Man on the Moon.
 And what more can i say......great for a teenagers room
Dont forget we have a full selection of Savon de Marseille.  See you next week with more goodies arriving.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Outside inspiration

When i go scouring through my files for inspiration for outside rooms, i continually find myself drawn towards french homes and farmhouses.....typical.
 The weathered stone and slate roofs are always an attraction for me.
 Not to mention the shutters on the outside of the window.

 And terracotta pots everywhere.....i love this concept for a bare wall.
Hydrangeas everywhere........Have a great weekend..x

Monday, June 4, 2012

New cushions have just arrived in store....

Today was exciting when our new flag cushions arrived.  We have the union jack, Australian flag and The American Flag in stock now.