Being lovers of all things... classical.. vintage.. extravagance... minimalistic... romantic... it's always hard to pick a Christmas theme for decorating. And with all the Christmas decorations well and truly appearing all around us, our senses are all jittery with excitement and torn between nostalgic Christmas in all it's glory... or a sparkling modern affair... or anything in between.
Here is just a small collection... an odd collection (with a quote thrown in for good measure)... of inspiration we've found on Tumblr; pictures that have us thinking of Christmas.
Goodness!! How time flies!!
After losing countless passwords for our blog.. and traveling the globe... we are finally back in the land of blogging and couldn't be happier.
We have so MUCH to share with everyone, and are so excited to finally be able to do so.
We'll brush off the dust from our keyboard... slip into our writing shoes... and continue to share stories and pictures from our adventures and travels. Far away lands and inspiration and colour and projects... we have a huge book full of scraps waiting to be spilled onto pages.
For now, here's a quick snap shot from our last visit to Atlanta in July, and the little children's corner in our pop-up booth.
We'll be back again soon... so keep stopping by... we have so much more to share.
We're so happy to be back!!
Love Rose and Violet xxxxxx
Miss Rose Sister Violet are in Brisbane this week! We'll be at the Craft and Quilt Fair and are so excited to see all our dear Queensland friends. We hope everyone can make it for a wonderful week of craft and creativity.
Miss Rose Sister Violet absolutely love rain. Every little drippity drop of it.
Today has been a day of spring showers.. or a wintry day in spring... it doesn't matter to us what type of day people call it... we welcome the rain and cuddle up in all it's delicious comfort.
We just love everything about it... the way our animals curl up on their beds and don't even LOOK towards the door... the way the kettle steams happily with more self-importance, as if it knows it's role is the leading part of the day... the pitter patter on the roof... and the excuse to dunk endless cookies into cups of tea and coffee while working... and day dreaming of retiring to the couch with a book so heavy it needs to be rested on your lap while stopping for another sip of tea.
Maybe it's from a life time of enjoying dreamy hollywood musicals... and English literature... where the magic of rain sparkles like a rare jewel.
Here's just a couple of our most favourite rain moments.... From Winnie the Pooh, who's comforting world surpasses magical nostalgia... and Oh! Gene Kelly! When you twirl your umbrella in the street and the band plays triumphantly... our hearts go thump thump thump in time with your tap tap tap...!
On this raining day... we hope you enjoy them too....
Love Rose and Violet xxxxxx
and of course.... Darling Winnie the Pooh pretending to be a little black rain cloud....
Our office is a buzz with cardboard boxes and flurries of music sheet paper... display pieces and ribbons and flowers scattered everywhere! We're busy packing up the Miss Rose Sister Violet shop so that it can travel to Houston and display its pretty wares in America for the first time!
We are so overwhelmed... and our minds are fuzzy from too much talk about freight and shipping costs and booth dimensions and... and.... and all we want to do is continually stop for cups of tea and bury our faces into the couch pillows...
But it is so much fun and exciting at the same time... and we're happy creating a NEW display which will be revealed when we pull back the dusty velvet curtains upon our exciting stage in TEXAS.
Here are some darling images we found on pinterest which have been such beautiful inspiration. We are constantly in awe of people's creativity and the beauty that exists everywhere. There is so much inspiration around us always and people's talents are treasures we adore. These are just a few! We hope you enjoy them as we did...
Back to the packing here....!!
Love Rose and Violet xxxxxxx
Here in the Miss Rose Sister Violet office we celebrate Tea Cup Tuesday every week!
There is just something magical about cups of tea. They make our hearts sigh... and are just so comforting. Tea cups and tea pots make us happy... the thought of steaming hot tea chases away even the darkest of lonely thoughts.. and tea shared with a friend is treasured moments in time. Like they say...
There is always time for a cup of tea! (and always room for cake!!)
It's official!! We just got word that we've been accepted into the Houston International Quilt Festival!
We visited this amazing show last year, and had a ball. It was a treasure chest of excitement and fun... with everything from vintage finds to craft and haberdashery. And of course amazing displays of artwork in all forms. We left thinking it would be a dream to have a little shop there ourselves.. and decided this year to jump feet first and apply.
It's scary thinking of how far we have to travel... and all we'll have to navigate when we get there... but life truly is an adventure.. and it's silly to miss out on all the fun we could have from fear of the unknown. So we're going to do it.... just jump! Pack up our little shop of trims and laces and creations and head to Texas.
We've been looking through our photos from last year and they make us so excited about returning to such an incredible part of the world... Texas really is a place of vintage charm and beauty and southern magic!
Rose and Violet are lovers and creators of all things Romantic Vintage. We are dreamers, and romantics and believe that life is truly magical. We love to create a beautiful world around us by following whatever our hearts sing for us to do!