Sunday, 25 November 2012

In store : New Artworks

We only stock what we love, but I have to be honest and tell you that the artworks we stock in store are a personal favourite of mine. You can often find me perusing the blogs and pinterest for hours searching out new artists that we would like to stock in store.

When we were first opening our store the very first thing I wanted to stock was 
the work of Catherine Campbell and I am pleased to say that a year later it continues to have 
such an incredible following in store.
Since opening we have added the works of Danny Sixx from Mexico and Leah Duncan (U.S.A).

It is so wonderful to see that our customers love to purchase something that is handmade and unique. Something that was created by the human hand and is not mass produced. They have stories and were created with love and time....and a whole lot of talent!
I love our customer for appreciating this.

So I am very excited to say we have a brand new artist we are stocking at Apache Rose,
Sandra Dieckmann from London. 
I can't wait for you to see all the beautiful prints we have in store.
We have also just received a big delivery of Catherine Campbell just in time for your Christmas shopping or wish list!

Catherine Campbell

Catherine Campbell

Catherine Campbell

Sandra Dieckmnn

Sandra Dieckmann

Sandra Dieckmann

Danny Sixx

Apache Rose
Shop 7 Cronulla Central Plaza
38-60 Croydon St Cronulla  2230
P: 0449 109 225

Thursday, 8 November 2012

New bartonANDbell Jewels : In Store Now

A small selection of the beautiful new barton&bell jewels
available in store now.

Air Vases : In Store at Apache Rose

Available in store at Apache Rose....
these amazing air vases by Torafu Architects in Japan.

Sculpt your very own original work of art...

The 'air vase' by Torafu Architects in Tokyo is made from a lightweight paper which is remarkably flexible and gains strength and resistance as you mould your vessel.
Packed flat, you can enjoy the process of moulding it into a small bowl or tall vase, whichever you desire. The different colours on each side of the vase create a different effect 
depending on the angle at which you view it.

Clever, beautiful and affordable at just $29.95 for a pack of 3.

Below is a video where you can see how it works...

Christmas Candles In Store

The limited edition Christmas candles from Aquiesse have just arrived in store
and they are absolutely sublime.

CINNAMON TABAC : Gifts of golden cinnamon gently dusted over warm vanilla, with hints of sweet aged tobacco, summoning memories of the glow from a stone fireplace.

FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH : Ancient ambrosial frankincense and the fragrant sap the exotic myrhh tree; have perfumed sacred cathedral air for centuries, in rituals worthy of goddesses and kings.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Summer lovin'!

We have been receiving lots of beautiful new stock over the last week 
and just did a big re-merch in store.
The warm weather of late (well, some days!) has us dreaming up beautiful
Summer colour palettes.
Here's a little glimpse of some of the beautiful new products...

recycled silk lounge chair : white bone inlay box : recycled glass vases from Spain in emerald and azure
wooden bird's cage : mint cabinet : emerald Moroccan style hanging lamp
cotton dress : tan leather studded bag
top right...
bamboo stools and table : fuschia glass jug & candlestick : pewter cross from Mexico
resin lanterns : seashells
bottom right...
silk and cotton floral cushions : Indian antique fabric cushions

Indian antique fabric cushions : Blue wooden birdcage : ceramic egg & platter
Danny Sixx art from Mexico : ceramic crosses : amber glass milk bottles from Spain
bracelet sets : wooden day-bed : silver metal wall hanging plate
Indian antique fabric cushions and throw : assortment of seashells : talavera cross from Mexico

Thursday, 23 August 2012

in store : porcelain tealights

Beautiful porcelain tea-lights now in store. 
Designed in the Netherlands, they are of the finest egg-shell porcelain. 
When lit the whole votive glows of the colour inside.

photo : with thanks to A Tale Of Two Pretties

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Vase Inspiration

We have so many gorgeous vases and bottles in store at the moment, with everything from recycled glass from Spain and Egypt to original vintage milk bottles.
Here is some Vase Inspiration...

Photos by Max Wagner via 100layercake


Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Candle care...

We have such a following for all the beautiful candles we stock in store at Apache Rose. 
We thought it would be nice to share a little information on how to take care of your candles and get the very best out of them...

Always trim your candle wicks. An ideal length is approximately a quarter of an inch. A shorter wick will give a more controlled flame and will reduce the chance of the wick bending. This will thereby reduce the amount of smoke produce and help your candle to burn evenly. 
Rotate your candle a quarter turn each hour. This will help it burn evenly. Sometimes there are drafts or the surface that the candle sits upon isn't exactly level. Rotating the candle will help.
Candles have a memory! Burn your candle in such a way as to prevent it from burning straight down the center. Each time you burn your candle, let the pool of wax extend all the way to the outside. 

The latest on candles in store...

Apache Rose stock AQUIESSE, Simpatico & Voluspa Candles.

New to the Aquiesse Portfolio Collection is the new Embers fragrance. It's a blend of blend of saffron, cardamom, English leather, tobacco, olibanum, and musk. If you like spicy, masculine fragrances - this one is for you.
AQUIESSE presents a refreshing culmination of the talents and research by some of the worlds leading perfumers, offered in a large portfolio of balanced, incredibly creative, nature-inspired fragrances.
While the product line offers a wide variety of fragrances, our original inspiration was found in the diverse range of indigenous scents found throughout the rich coastal region of Central California. Incredible florals, mouth watering fruits & citrus, ocean spray, mountain air and so much more.

The Aquiesse candles have a 100 hour burn time and re-usable glass jar.
They are unsurpassed in burn quality and fragrance. 
You must come in and smell the fragrances to know why they are so popular!

Also just arrived in store : new designs in the extra large matches. Renaissance Angels & Map of Paris.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Artwork in store : Mexican Artist DANNY SIXX

Just a few of the fantastic artworks in store 
by Mexican Artist Danny Sixx.

These are featured as part of our 'Mexican Fiesta' season 
showcasing Mexican art, handicrafts and homewares.
More items can be seen on our facebook page. 

Monday, 30 April 2012

Moroccan Style Interior Inspiration...

Above is a shot of some of the beautiful Moroccan style glass lanterns we have 
in store at Apache Rose.
The lovely emerald ones are also available in an amber colourway.

It is possible to have an electrician wire these as lights and
they look exquisite when done so.

Now for some Moroccan style homeware inspiration....

Tiled room  

Peacock Chair Inspiration

I have to tell you I have a long running obsession with peacock chairs!
The one we currently have in store is absolutely beautiful - in a gorgeous white-wash.

But I will let you in on a little secret...we have some coming soon in beautiful sorbet colours!
I am anticipating that you will need to get in very quickly for these. 
Will keep you posted when they arrive.

Image 2 - Vogue Spain May 2012 via Oracle Fox
Image 4 - From Fleur Wood 'food fashion friends'

Saturday, 14 April 2012

New display : in store now...

Watermelon, tangerine, sand, black & white.

Beautiful new batik table runners, cushions from India, hurricane lanterns, 
'the barista' series ceramics, wicker homewares...

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

8 Ways to Pimp Your Lemonade!

It's a hot afternoon. Time for some old fashioned lemonade...with a twist!
How gorgeous is this illustration...

Illustration from Leen

1. Mix in some mint leaves
2. Add freshly grated ginger
3. Add a few drops of orange blossom water
4. Mix in some rosebuds
5. Dilute with ice cold tea instead of water
6. Add a cinnamon stick
7. Dilute with 1/2 water and 1/2 orange juice
8. Make your own combination out of the suggestions above

Thursday, 22 March 2012

COMPETITION : WIN a barton&bell ring!

We are running a competition to WIN a beautiful barton&bell semi-precious ring.

Visit  our facebook page and
click SHARE to go into the draw to win...

The winner can select their favourite of any of the 'barton&bell Semi Precious Essentials Rings' in store.
Competition runs for two weeks (until 6th of April).

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Mi Amor

With lots of beautiful love inspired gifts in store for Valentine's Day we thought we would
share the love by doing a little giveaway.

Visit our facebook page and click 'share' on the competition
to go in the draw to WIN this beautiful barton&bell piece.

Winner announced Feb 14th. 
Besos x