Always Classic, Always New…Collectibles: A Rose is a Rose is a Rose! Part 2 Collecting All Things Coming Up Roses
You might ask why do I concentrate on a single subject for my Randolph Street Market blog posts….a simple answer, to give you ideas on what to collect, display, wear and/or add to your acquired collections. There are a zillion items to interest all of us that is why you need to chat with the knowledgeable dealers, peruse each booth, both top and bottom…lots of goodies are under tables…and do your diligent research before attending our wonderful RSM!
I might need to just do posts on roses every month…..so much of interest to collect…paintings, prints, wallpaper, fabric, needlework, books, recipes, china, vintage postcards and other Ephemera….the list is endless! Why, I wonder, is the rose probably the most favorite and popular of all flowers, I don’t have a definitive answer other than they are exquisite and come in so many varieties. I happen to be quite partial to old fashioned English roses. My mother, who loved to garden, had over 200 roses bushes in our tiny yard. Many were vintage English roses and many more were American tea roses. She had other flowers as well, but her passion definitely was all about roses. The garden was English inspired and was truly a cutting garden…we had fabulous bouquets from spring well into fall.
Ralph Lauren wallpaper in a room I decorated in a friend’s home…the bed has a matching rose print duvet and Redouté prints cover one wall. The roses…David Austin English roses, I picked from the garden and took the photo with my iPhone.
From The Library of Congress Blog on Redouté…for the full post click here Library of Congress (.gov) https://blogs.loc.gov › loc › 2015/07
“When Pierre-Joseph Redouté put together his three-installment publication (1817-1824) “Les Roses” in Paris, he created a thing of great beauty as well as a scientific compendium on the botany of roses. Commissioned by the Empress Josephine, this work is a reflection of what was considered fashionable and visually appealing in royal circles at the time. Redouté was even the court artist for Marie Antoinette and other royalty.”
Some Redouté inspiration….you can search for rose prints at Randolph Street Market.
Or you might like to start a collection of rose paintings….here are some of mine…all found at RSM. I’ve grouped them together along with a couple of rose detailed vases.
Speaking of RSM treasures…here is another of my finds and one of my favorites…a close up of the stump work on velvet centering a very large apricot satin pillow….I’m thinking a Victorian piece…my photos…
I have collected vintage postcards forever, mostly Lily of the Valley but also some roses and other flowers….here a few examples…
I also collect papier-mâché such as this…
A few more vintage paintings…
A couple of hand painted glasses from my Vaseline glass collection, another of my photos.
Some fabric suggestions…do you take the time to look at ALL the vintage fabrics and fabric remnants at RSM….if not now is the time.
First up a fabulous rose print used by the house of Kenzo.
From my textile collection (which leans to paisley and crazy quilts) an Asian
silk embroidered piece…I use it to drape on the back of one of my dining chairs…from RSM, of course it is! As is the silk rose appliqué pillow, you may have noticed I also collect pillows!!!! Yes, my photo.
Rose Medallion pattern porcelain plate…
I love to mix patterns of vintage china…here are some suggestions…
Love this cover and the exquisite book….be sure to browse the book selections at RSM…
Or perhaps a cake….breathtakingly gorgeous!
Or perhaps a glass or two of Rosé….
As you can see there is no limit to collecting your favorite things….have fun in expanding your collections or starting something new…no better place to go…Randolph Street Market is your answer!
Unless otherwise noted all images found on Pinterest photo credits unknown.
EXCLUSIVE FOR THE RANDOLPH STREET MARKET BY NENA IVON, Nena’s Notes