Monday, October 6, 2014

Miss Rose Sister Violet visits The Vintage Market Place in Rainbow….

Hello Dear Friends,
Boy does time fly… and it has been so long since we've stopped to write a blog entry. We have been busy flying around as usual, attending shows and traveling around the globe. Rushing between Australia and California and having all sorts of adventures in between!

One of which was our recent trip to San Diego in September, and a chance to visit one of our favorite fairs "The Vintage Market Place" located in Rainbow, Fallbrook. (Isn't that such a dreamy place to have a fair… in a place called Rainbow!) Miss Rose Sister Violet were lucky enough to actually have a booth at The Vintage Market Place last year, but our busy schedule this year meant we couldn't take part sadly. But luckily we had a free day while in San Diego and the chance to visit as customers!

The Vintage Market Place is the beautiful creation of artists Rita Read of Mammabellarte and Christie Repasy of Christie Repasy Designs. Both have put heart and soul into the fair and it can be felt the moment you arrive. Their own magical booths are a treasure to visit and a treasure chest of gifts and art to buy…. as seen in Rita's booth Mammabellarte…

And also Christie's booth… Christie Repasy Designs…

It was such a hot day when we attended but it only made it more fun as the sun sparkled off chandeliers lying in the grass and cold drinks were had in the shade of trees amongst antique treasures and rustic beauty. We met lovely people and caught up with old friends who had been our dear neighbors last year… Grace Abounding,  Vintage Bliss, and Touched by Time to name but a few. It is such a treasure of a show, filled with beautiful booths and vendors who bring wonderful collections of antiques and unique art. Jewelry, furniture, artwork, old fabric collections, lace clothing, vintage treasures… it is heaven for lovers of flea markets and anything beautiful.

No matter the weather, it is a beautiful fair to attend and we are so happy that we were able to visit in September. Next time though we plan on visiting with a pick-up truck or van as we could have bought so much more furniture and really gone to town! Fallbrook is only roughly 40 minutes from the heart of San Diego, and Rainbow is such a pretty spot. We had fun exploring the surrounding area and revisiting fond memories from our trip last year. Thank you so much to Rita and Christie for creating such a magical fair… we can't wait to visit again soon!

Love Rose & Violet xxxxxx

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Spring colors….

Today we're falling in love with pastels…..

Friday, July 18, 2014

Miss Rose Sister Violet mood board….

The last few weeks have been a blur of travel and trade shows and meeting wonderful people and sharing laughter, smiles and beauty. Finally we are back in our Californian office… briefly… before taking off again for Australia. We are busy packing orders and creating new designs for later this year. Our office is a blank canvas.. rapidly filling up with colour and ideas and fabric swatches and drawings and photos and vintage treasures.
Here's some of the inspiration we've been drawing from… and some of our favorite things at the moment. (All images are from Tumblr)
Enjoy! And happy creating always!
Love Rose and Violet xxxx

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Adorn it!

Are you mad lovers of font like us? Here at Miss Rose Sister Violet we sometimes go weak at the knees when we find a delicious new font to play with… and this one certainly made us fall in love. Introduced to us by the wonderful design team at Stevenson Projects, this brilliant font is called Adorn… and can be found on the MyFonts website. We can't wait to start playing and creating with this wonderful set of flourishes and swirls and banners and letters and frames… goodness!
Here's a little peak at all it can do…. enjoy…
Love Rose and Violet xxxx

Friday, May 23, 2014

Rose and Violet visit France!

Rose and Violet travelled to France in April and set up our little pop-up shop in the beautiful town of Nantes. It was our first show in France, and we had a ball! We were invited to attend the very popular show Pour l'Amour du Fil - how could we say no? So we packed up our traveling suitcases of flowers and trims, and sent boxes across the seas to France… and voila… our little pop-up shop came alive in Nantes!

The show was so exciting, and such a creative space of design and wonder. From the amazing venue itself…

To the incredible exhibits and booths which filled the halls…

Not only was the show such an incredible experience, where we met such beautiful customers and made true friends. But Nantes itself was a treasure, and each day and night a new adventure was found…

We even passed a REAL castle every day on the train to work….

Another treasure of the show was the chance to hold small workshop classes every day, where we taught how to make floral accessories and decorate using our vintage velvet flowers and laces. We absolutely love our workshops, where we get to meet our customers and enjoy sharing creative passion and laughter and magic. We of course had to have an interpreter to help communicate but like always, we found that the language of design and creativity and human spirit is universal…

And yes… we will see you next year Nantes!!!! Miss Rose Sister Violet will be returning to France in 2015!


The Happy song receives mixed responses here in the Miss Rose Sister Violet office… some of us LOVE it… and some of us get totally annoyed by it. But no matter what you think of it… there's no denying that the video clip makes you smile… and makes you want to get up and dance…

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Starting to dream for 2014...

Pop open the Champagne.... celebrate the end of 2013... dream big... and believe that everything and anything can happen in 2014.