Sunday, January 31, 2010

Just a Note. . .

Just a little note to say we are awash in beautiful note cards and gift tags. These are a few Valentine and everyday cards and tags now available here. We are also working on some wonderful new items for Easter and have an exciting new line of vintage inspired home decor items coming soon!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Vintage Valentine

Please join us this Friday, January 29th for Make Mine Pink Friday's "My Vintage Valentine." We will have several new treats available for your Valentine. Be sure to visit the other boutiques as well for lots of pretties this week!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Tuesday Treasure

I just love this artichoke finial and find myself leaning towards a mix of whites and creams, sort of a vintage inspired color palette as of late. This is a rather atypical coming from someone who grew up insistent upon having bright red walls in her bedroom. Maybe it's just a phase, but it feels so calm and comforting right now.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Vintage Rose Weekend!

I have to start off this post by saying these pictures do not do justice to the absolutely beautiful creations you are about to see. I was so swept up in all the sights and sounds of the Dallas market last weekend, that I came home realizing I only took a handful of pictures. I hope however, it gives you a nice little tour of the Vintage Rose Boutiques booth and shows you all the hard work we put into making this market a successful one. Here is a picture of us at the end of day 2. We were really tired but so excited to all be together for the first time. From left to right we are, Kimberly (My Pink Boutique), Peggy (So Shabby Pink), Me (Noelle Garrett Designs), Lori (Katie's Rose Cottage Designs) and Erica of Meadow Street.

The booth really was so dreamy. A sea of creams, pastels and vintage inspired pieces. I was fortunate enough to spend a few hours perusing the whole venue and I have to say there was nothing else there like us. Our booth was truly unique not that I am biased but it had to be one of the most beautiful ones there!

As you entered the left of the booth first up was So Shabby Pink. Peggy's yummy pastel color palette was so inviting. I love her jars with handmade roses. I have visions of them filled with buttons and pretty notions. The flower pots and wooden boxes are equally wonderful and there are just so many things you can do with them! I am a storage junkie and am always looking for unique ways to display my work supplies. I think Peggy's creations are just delightful and she has such attention to detail. . not to mention she is just one of the sweetest people I have had the pleasure of meeting. :)

As you continued on the left side, you made your way to our display.

We had our garlands hung from a beautiful set of shutters and a display board with our tags. I really wish my business partner aka mom could have been there. She was really missed and hopefully will be able to join us in the future.

It was so neat seeing all the hours spent working finally come together. I felt like for the first time since this journey started I could really just relax and enjoy the experience. I have to say. . this has really given me a whole new way of looking at how I design and create. I still love doing one of a kind pieces but I am already working on a new line for later this year. I have so many ideas brewing and just wish I had more hours in the day to execute them all.

As you continued to the right, next was Katie's Rose Cottage Designs.

Lori did such a pretty job with her display. She really is just as sweet and genuine in person and you would imagine her to be. It was such a pleasure to meet her and her youngest daughter who also stopped by to visit. I have been a fan of hers for a while and have shopped at Katie's Rose Cottage in the past. Her new line of vintage inspired jewelry is so beautiful you just want to surround yourself in it! You have to go check out her new site.

Next up were the delightful creations of My Pink Boutique!
Kimberly is such a talent. Her faux pastries are gorgeous and truly look good enough to eat! Unless you knew they were not real, one could easily think they were made by a pastry chef. She does such intricate design work on each piece.

I really enjoyed talking with Kimberly. She is mom to young ones as am I and such a sweet and down to earth person. It was truly a pleasure finally getting to meet her and see her beautiful work in person.

Last but certainly not least was Meadow Street. Erica is a California girl as am I and we shared the adventure of flying to Dallas together. We talked the entire flight and it was so great getting to meet her. We swapped mom stories and got to have some grown up conversation for a change. It was such a joy and I can't tell you how much I learned from her about market and wholesale. She is a wealth of knowledge and it was a joy to spend time with her.

Her roses really grabbed the attention of passersby. We were all lucky enough to wear one each day. They are gorgeous in person and I can see why they are so popular.

Another fun part of Dallas was meeting so many wonderful people from all over the country and the world! We had the pleasure of having Brenda of Just A Bed of Roses and her daughter Shellie stop by our booth. What a treat! It is really something how the Internet and a shared love creating has brought us all together. What really struck me was in person it was just like a bunch of old girlfriends getting together to have a fun weekend. It was such an amazing learning experience for me and I can't wait to do it all over again! For now I will be hard at work getting orders ready and looking ahead to what comes next on this wonderful adventure. Thank you so much for stopping by, and for joining us on this journey. :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Set Up Has Begun!

This Post is from the Vintage Rose Boutiques blog. I wanted to share and show you some pictures of how set up is going.

The ladies of Vintage Rose Boutiques were very busy today setting up our booth. The excitement of Market is building and we know it's going to be a good one. Here's a few pictures.

We're in booth #2327 on the 12th floor of the World Trade Center.
If you're at Market, don't forget to stopy by and say Hi!

Here's what setup looks like. It's a hustle and bustle of boxes, packing tape, yards and yards of bubble wrap and of course, papers. Papers for this and papers for that.

And more papers....

Here's Lori's dress form so pretty all dressed up for a great show!

Here's our booth nearing completion. Peggy's, Erica's, Carrie's and Lori's lines are beautiful. Kimberly's faux pastries are coming on Thursday.

Stay tuned. We'll be back with more great pictures!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Be Mine Valentine

I just love Valentine's Day. It always takes me back to being a kid and coming home from school with a bag full of Valentines you just couldn't wait to open.

Then there are those little chalky candy hearts. . .I loved those.

We have been busy creating a few "love notes" ourselves. Maybe it's just all the pink and red and gooey romance of Valentine's Day that just does it for me.

Oh, I know it's only January but I like to make it last as long as I can. One day just doesn't seem like enough.

I am fortunate enough to have one of the sweetest Valentines there is, and he makes Valentine's Day last year round. . . .flowers and all.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

To Market We Go!

We are really excited to have our new Spring line complete. Our items have shipped and next week I am off to Dallas for the Market Total Home and Gift Show which runs from January 15-18th.

Here is a picture of the inside of one of the buildings. Wow! I just can't wait! We are displaying our items in booth #2327 under the name Vintage Rose Boutiques. We are so fortunate to be sharing this experience with such a talented group of business women. If you plan to be in Dallas we hope you will stop by and visit!

You can view all of our new collections and place orders both retail and wholesale by visting our site here. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter as well to receive up to date information everything happening at Noelle Garrett Designs.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Transformation is complete!

Meet Lady Jane. She is now ready and awaiting a new home. We hope you will stop by and see her and all of our new creations.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Lady Jane

A little peek at Lady Jane. She is still getting her makeover but I am so excited with the way she is turning out!