Tuesday, October 16, 2012

See you at the fair....

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.

See you there....!
Love Rose and Violet xxxxxx

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tut tut.. it looks like rain...

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....

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Display Inspiration....

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

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tea Cup Tuesday!

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!!)

Love Rose and Violet xxxxxxx

Monday, September 10, 2012

See you in Texas y'all!

Miss Rose Sister Violet are heading to TEXAS!!

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!

See you in Texas y'all!!

love Rose and Violet xxxxxx

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Palaces and magic

We don't know where exactly this is... but it's a room from a Palace in Hungary. And we just love it. How magical, and dreamy and so incredibly beautiful. Why is it that people don't build and decorate like this anymore? Why do we build homes and public rooms with plain walls and square windows? When did we stop creating such intricately designed places of beauty... such spectacular displays of artistry expression... and such magical places to exist in.

Money? Too expensive?

Or have we simply forgotten that life deserves that extra bit of effort.

This photo inspires us to decorate, decorate, decorate. To surround ourselves with beauty and all that we love. Even if simplistic is your preferred environment.... do it with style!!

Love Rose and Violet xxxxxx

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Land Girls and Lumber Jills...

Dearest Land Girls and Lumber Jills of the past...
Miss Rose Sister Violet Salute you!

It is amazing what one can learn from spending a Sunday night in front of the tv. While watching The Antique Road Show... (yes, Rose and Violet love nothing more than to get comfy under knitted blankets, and dunk biscuits into steaming cups of strong yorkshire tea while critiquing the judges comments and guessing the worth of items being displayed!)... we learnt of the existence of Lumber Jills!! Having only ever known of the term "lumber jack"... we were intrigued by the wonderful history connected to the female equivalent.

The Scottish women who stepped forward during the war years and worked for the Women's Timber Corps (WTC) were known as Lumber Jills. And together with their comrades who formed the Women's Land Army (WLA), or Land Girls as they were known, they played a vital role in feeding the nation and supplying timber for manufacturing, energy production and much more during the great war years.

It stirs such emotion to think of those years... the bravery of the men and women who maintained life as best they could... with hope and optimism. The hardship they endured, the loss they suffered... and yet the sentiment felt from those years is anything but disheartened. They possessed such grace and hope and made the best of what they had. It can be felt through the pages of history, and photos from the past... ghosts who shine from an era where human spirit proved to be unbreakable.

You wonderful women of the past... you inspire us. And we salute you. Thank you for all that you did to ensure our lives were better.. and our future brighter.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thank you!

We woke up this morning to find a beautiful surprise... 12 000 friends on our Miss Rose Sister Violet facebook page!!

It truly is so touching and heart warming to have such a wonderful following of like-minded souls. It is not the numbers which impress on our hearts... but the incredible experience of sharing life with such beautiful people. Every day we find happiness on our facebook page... the comments, the ideas shared, the happiness, the love, the encouragement, the sense of community... and it warms our hearts.

THANK YOU. To all who share our daily journey with us.
We love you all.

Love Rose and Violet xxxxxx

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Miss Rose Sister Violet in the Land of Oz...

The Wizard of Oz has a treasured place in the heart of Miss Rose Sister Violet. The Yellow Brick Road... The Emerald City... the Tin Man and Scarecrow and Lion... Glinda the Good Witch of the North... darling Toto and of course Dorothy... friends from our childhood and from a world painted with a rainbow.

Such magic... such fantastical charm... such a world where one can dream and believe that all is possible. Long hours we spent there, carried away by dreamy music and soft blurred colours... and magic which allowed us to believe that sparkly red shoes could truly carry us away to wherever our heart desired...

And what magical words... and ideas... and dreams. Here are some of our very favourite words from the brilliant mind behind The Wizard of Oz.... L. Frank Baum. Oh how we love the land of Oz and this movie from our childhood! How we loved our adventures through the Land of Oz... and our journey with Dorothy as she helped the Tin Man find a heart... the Scarecrow find a brain... the Lion find his courage... and the knowledge that home truly is where the heart is..