Friday, January 27, 2012

In the mood for love....

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

We've been so busy packing orders and sending them off in all directions... all sorts of romantic goodies to find loving homes with romantic souls. It's so beautiful to think of shops being decorated for Valentine's Day... shops filled with beautiful love... and our products amongst it all, adding a little touch of romance... waiting to be taken home with someone and shared in the beauty of their life. It makes us think on love and all the magic that it holds, and the power it has to make our lives wonderful.

Here is one of our most treasured poems, celebrating the magic of being in love with someone....

i carry your heart with me

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life: which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

E.E. Cummings

Such beautiful words. (sigh). Thank you E.E. Cummings.

Here are some of our treasures we've been busy making and sending out for Valentine's Day... in hope that they'll share love with whoever finds them! And find a place in someone's heart.
Love to everyone
Rose & Violet xxxxxx

Thursday, January 12, 2012

exciting things ahead...

We've started planning for our first trade show for the year... The Sydney Gift Fair at Darling Harbour in February. We've been having so much fun drawing up display ideas and playing with new product designs, and it's making us very excited for the year ahead... even if at times a little overwhelmed by all that needs to get done!

It's a wonderful thing though... to dream up a vision for a little pop-up shop... and get to work on making it a reality. We, here in the Miss Rose Sister Violet office, sometimes pretend we're set designers or creative shop owners.... building a set for Broadway, or decorating our cosy little shop on Columbia Road in London... we have so much fun that we often feel like we're "playing at" business and it's a wonderful way to exist.

There's much planned for this year... and lots of exciting sketches littering our office floor... just waiting to be brought to life. We can't wait for the year to unfold and bloom and for us to be able to share everything with you all.

For now, here are some of our latest creations... new accessories and pretty things waiting to decorate the world.
Love Rose & Violet xxxxxxx

Friday, January 6, 2012

Pretty Inspiration....

We found these beautiful photos taken by photographer Lisa Warninger and we absolutely love them. They are so inspiring as we sit down to start the year... thinking of the year's projects ahead and day dreaming of all the beautiful things we want to create. We hope you enjoy them too!
Love Rose and Violet xxxxxx