Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Vintage Rose

An ever inspiring store I love to visit here in Launceston is The Vintage Rose.
I know I have blogged about it before, but it is just heavenly.
All of my loves contained under one beautifully decorated roof.
The divine Amanda who owns 'The Rose' always welcomes me with her warm smile.
We chat about blogs and shops as I potter about looking for my next treasure to take home.
The black vintage suitcases in the back there are beautiful.

Every corner, wall and even ceiling space is filled with something superb.

Now Amanda has added 'Life as a bird', a Florist which is Emma Williams to her store.
Emma has buckets of Peonies, Lillie's and all things beautiful to create stunning Floral art.

I was so impressed by this photo I took, I am going to frame it.
I love these peonies.

I thought of my Sister the foodie extraordinaire when I spotted these huge prints.

Emma at work in her new beautiful could you not be inspired?

As mt name means 'Butterfly', I instantly loved this.

The counter at The Vintage Rose is so dangerous as a impulse buy mecca!!
You can see why I rarely leave empty handed.
Ness xx


  1. What a gorgeous looking shop, i agree with you everything there looks yummy and now with the flowers its perfect! Would love to get back to Tassie one of these days, we went when Kaitlin was about 18 months old and she is nearly 14 so we are overdue! Mel xxx
    p.s love the image below from the Trilogy catalogue - do you still have yours? I do - i wish they were still in existence..i remember my eyes nearly popping when i got it. xo

  2. I wish I also can visit the shop but the way is to loooong ;o)

    I love the flowers!


  3. Thanks for giving a tour of this absolutely gorgeous shop!

  4. I love going to stores that have a florist shop in them as well. This has always been a dream of mine to have a florist shop/antique shop. There's a new store like this one opening in my town and I hope to feature it as soon as it's ready to open. Thanks for the inspiration today, Theresa

  5. Great looking shop and so wonderful to have a fresh flowers.
    Those peonies are magnifique!
    Thanks for the tour!

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love these pictues... this is my second favorite kind of post. I love seeing others homes, but I also love going on virtual "field trips". I am featuring you in my next post.. stay tuned. {don't get too excited... I usually only get about 10 comments per post} but I am featuring you anyways! I love your style!

    take care,

  7. Gorgeous shop...would love to look around!

  8. Great post! I also love shops with florists within - it just adds that much more beauty and a wonderful scent...... and I have a daughter named Emma Williams! Great post - so happy to have found you.

  9. Great shop! It must smell so pretty in there with those beautiful peonies!!! Your lovely picture will look great framed!

    Maybe well get to see it then???

    Have a great day! Miss Kris

  10. Such a gorgeous gorgeous shop. I could go crazy in here! I've never heard of it, so thanks for highlighting it Ness!
    You will have to post pics of your framed peony photo when it is done - great shot!

  11. Hill Counrty House Girl- so happy to have you too.
    Ness xx

  12. Kari,
    Thanks for stopping by and for thinking of my blog to do a feature on. Glad you think it is worthy.

    I will post a photo of my Peonies when I find some fabulous old skirting board to make a frame for it. I am thinking chipped Celadon Green...hhmmm!
    Ness xx


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