ROSE HARVEST ANTIQUES HOMEWARES AND GARDEN STORE - MILDURA
Welcome to Rose Harvest,this site is updated regularly with photos and information about new stock,specials,daily happenings and favourite things.Feel free to browse through our post archive,just click on "older posts" at the end of each page,or "blog archive" on the lower right hand side. Our contact details are phone 0350211757 at 85 Langtree Avenue Mildura if there is anything we can help you with, cheers from Sue,Linda and Jodie,Vikki,Cheryl and Suzie
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
This lovely old Victorian washstand is still a very functional piece of furniture in todays world,having a marble top makes it timeless and it could look perfect in the kitchen,bathroom,bedroom or lounge.It has fantastic claw feet,(couldn't quite get them into the photo) ,and a lower shelf for extra display or storage. Everyone should have a tea trolley, being on wheels you can move it from room to room,and some people actually even use them to serve "tea" .
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
These decorative stands ( don't really know the official technical term for them ) look really great matched with old china on this well loved and worn dresser. You could really put anything in them i.e. birds,figurines,flowers etc.just as a contrast. Lovely old china is still very sought after,and it looks especially nice when mixed up with all different patterns. I am still having trouble uploading photos today, so hence there is only one. More coming soon !!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
We continued to unpack new arrivals of furniture and other interesting pieces yesterday,eventually finding places for everything. Its great to stand back at the end of the day after having made some changes and admire everything in its new environment. I will hopefully return to the computer tonight with some photos, my blog is not allowing me to publish any this morning, and I will have to spend some time trying to fix whatever it is that has gone wrong!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Rain fell gently on and off for most of the day today, which was lovely but made it tricky unloading the van full of new treasures I have been away collecting over the last 2 days. My absolute favourite is the C1870 old tin bathtub,I know it would look fantastic with floating waterlilies and reeds growing in it,or planted as a herb garden, but it is just too nice to relegate it to the garden. I am hoping someone will have a space to display it indoors as it still amazes me that something so old has survived this long and hopefully it will be preserved for more years to come. There are also some very lovely pieces of china old prints and furniture . Two new garden statues( pictured) are gracing our front garden entrance,they don't have names as yet but by the end of the weekend I am sure there will have been many creative suggestions.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
I love rusty,
and faded things
quote by Mary Randolph Carter
This dresser housed on our front verandah brings to mind the true essence of the authors words above. Her book - "For the Love of Old" is filled with lovingly kept items that have grown more beautiful with age.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I thought I would gather some images of the more elegant and decorative aspects of our current stock. A love of Victorian times reflects in a lot of our pieces, intricate canework,floral prints and china, rich textiles and soft lamplight ( orderly clutter was evident in most homes of that period) Our feathered friend who is pictured has authentic feathers but actually consists of polystyrene so don't worry that he was a living creature who met some unfortunate fate! He also has lots of relatives in residence around the store who are available for sale.