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Shoppers,browsers,and those in need of a little inspiration are welcome any time at Rose Harvest. Come in for great decorating ideas, gift suggestions or some "me-time"



Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor/Outdoor
Gorgeous things for your favourite space

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







Wednesday, September 30, 2009

In the Country







Its country music week here in Mildura at the moment, which brings so many visitors into our beautiful city. We have had a lot of them come to visit us and some of them come back year after year. Most arrive with more friends to introduce and leave with promises to return again.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

mixed bag




A variety of mixed shots taken today reflecting the diversity of products that make up our store. From jewellery and trinkets to rustic outdoor and then to the antique bric-a-brac.

Antique treasures



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" .



Looking In .......







Most windows are for looking out to the world,this one is for looking in. A very old character filled window that is a perfect backdrop to the huge cast iron chandeliers that have just arrived, don't you love them!

Monday, September 28, 2009

The big green door


We took delivery of this huge old entranceway a few days ago, and we are all so taken with it have decided it will have to be a permanent display feature here somewhere in the garden.

stone and wood

Grey is the new colour for stoneware this season,which is a good thing for most people as it blends in with most decors.





This great worktable/bench would be so versatile for any room,with handy storage space underneath.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

floral fantasies

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

New arrivals .....

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

Gentle Rain


















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

All is calm after the storm







We had a wild storm last night, and it left us with a lot of mess to clean up this morning,but the skies turned blue today and everything looks as good as new again.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Faded beauty




I love rusty,

chipped,

frayed,

mended,

mossy,

cracked,

faded,

patched,

peeling,

scuffed

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

Blissful Sundays


This is a tiny corner of our courtyard which was a very nice place to be today. The sun was shining in, the fountain was splashing, and all of the neighbourhood birds gathered for a singing session.

Hearts are everywhere








































































There is a definite heart theme happening today. I had not realised just how many heart orientated decorations we had until I started really searching.






Friday, September 18, 2009

The perfect rose







The first roses of the season,very early, but our unusually warm Spring weather has tricked all of the plants into blooming before their normal flowering time.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Elegant and artful















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.