12.30.2010

Fran Aldea

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I love the simple, stylized illustrations of Fran Aldea- Chilean illustrator and designer. With a few simple lines she somehow truly captures the essence of her subject. I especially love her portrait of my friend, Diego.

12.29.2010

New Year's Wear/Carry

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Feel like a classic beauty ringing in the new year wearing Hermes Elixir Des Merveiles (recommended by our friend Allison of Ladybird Boutique). Carry a festive tray of numbered champagne flutes to your guests a la Martha Stewart

PS- read more about our friend Allison and her store here- in Lonny Mag!

12.28.2010

A look back at 2010 RB weddings

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we hope everyone had a great Christmas, with the new year coming- we're looking back at some of the gorgeous weddings we were lucky enough to be a part of in 2010.

12.24.2010

The stockings were hung by the subway grate with care

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We hope St. Nicholas brings you everything your heart desires tomorrow. Merry Christmas everyone, enjoy the magic. Love, RB.

12.21.2010

Last minute gift finds at RB

Here are some great last minute gift ideas you'll find here at Rose Bredl, all for under $100
Lovely scented goodies
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Beautiful Pottery
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Sturdy garden vessels
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1. Plume candle in Sunwashed Oak 2. K Hall diffuser in Scarlet 3. DBO home birch bud vase 4. Frances Palmer vase 5. Campo de Fiori fruit bowl planter 6. Ben Wolff waramaug clay planter

love and peace and joy


This video by UK design firm One Point Oh is a few years old- but still as fun and Christmassy as ever. I originally found it via Oh Joy! Enjoy!

12.20.2010

holiday brunch wear/carry

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Meeting your best girlfriend for a holiday brunch (we suggest Northstar Cafe)? Wear these adorable shoe clip-ons by Ban Do. Make your friend feel special by gifting her this luxurious K Hall soap in girly but sophisticated Peony.

12.17.2010

Mmmm

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Doesn't this just scream "snowed in= cozy and delicious."? I think so. Find the recipe here, from Cannelle et Vanille. Serve with Jeni's Salted Caramel ice cream.

12.16.2010

Friends of RB

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This is Kevin Reiner of Kevin Reiner Design- he popped in the shop today to pick up some Christmas goodies- but we wont reveal what he has wrapped up there, just in case you should happen to be the recipient! Kevin is a great friend and an amazing designer for both home and garden. He was kind enough to answer a few questions for our blog, too.

What is your favorite holiday song?
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
And your favorite host/hostess gift?
Definitely something organic- like a beautifully tied bundle of bulbs
If you were taking something home for yourself today, what would it be?
Plume's Vanilla Infused Sake candle... you can burn it in the evening and still wake up to its amazing scent.

Thanks so much Kevin! We hope to see more of you!

12.15.2010

Oh what fun!

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... it is to pot on a bright and (freezing) day- HEY! Cute potted paperwhite bulbs, planted in campo de fiori pots and all set to go out as holiday gifts. And it seems our friend Nick from Mccullough's was feeling likewise today- read about it here!

12.14.2010

Pretty Light

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I love the idea of this easy to make lighted garland not only for Christmas, but Valentine's day, too. All of Elena's photos at Pretty Light are to die for, by the way.

12.13.2010

Artist, Stylist, Optimist

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I love these sweet and simple decals by Shanna Murray. They come in elegant colors like matte charcoal, silver and gold- and would be a cute addition to any room of the house.

12.10.2010

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what's not to love? via Saipua

Amanda + Mike

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Thank You Kimberly Potterf Photography for sharing your beautiful photos of Amanda and Mike's wedding. We loved working with this amazing couple, with such a fun style all their own- and check out that gorgeous magnolia and eucalyptus garland!

12.09.2010

Baby its cold outside

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at 22 degrees.... its cold outside! Snuggle up in your utility blanket and pop in a playlist of (a few) of our favorite holiday tunes.

Mary:
Jose Feliciano- Feliz Navidad
Frank Sinatra/ Dean Martin -Marshmallow World
Sammy Davis Jr.- Christmas Time All Over the World
White Christmas- Bing Crosby
Vince Guaraldi- All of the Charlie Brown Christmas album

Ruth:
Natalie Cole- Grown Up Christmas List
Newsong- Christmas Shoes
Frank Sinatra/Bing Crosby- The Christmas Song
Mariah Carey- Miss you Most at Christmas time
Michael Buble- I'll be Home for Christmas

Meredith:
Denison Witmer- A Christmas Song
John Denver- Christmas for Cowboys
Yogi Yorgeson- I Just Go Nuts at Christmas
Emmylou Harris- o Little Town of Bethlehem
Sufjan Stevens- Holy Holy Holy

12.08.2010

Luxe is More

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Mary and I could not stop raving about this spread in Elle Decor today. How luxe? How warm ? Get Cozy indeed!

Tree Farm wear/carry

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Heading to a tree farm to pick out the perfect douglas fir this year? Hable Construction garden gloves and warm, stylish Blundstone boots will make this cheerful task a happier chore than it was the year before, we promise.

12.07.2010

fresh and cozy

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loving these cozy holiday vignette's from Country Living- minimum effort for maximum effect. And of course, you can find boxwood wreaths and sugar cones here at Rose.

12.06.2010

pretty.

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A Rose Bredl bride recently shared some of her engagement photos with us, and we love what we see! Love the classic antique roses we did for the shoot, love the autumn sunshine, love the j.crew sparkle and love the glow that a happy bride-to-be exudes.

12.03.2010

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So excited for Holiday Hop this weekend, and K Hall's Tonic scented goodies are here just in time! Pick up one of the soaps or candles for the men in your life. See you tomorrow night everyone!



12.02.2010

Gilded

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Going to a gift exchange (white elephant, we presume)? Wear this heirloom eclipse bracelet by Lulu Frost for J.Crew, carry your gifts wrapped in this pretty paper, done by Marimekko for Crate & Barrel.

12.01.2010

A Winter's Night

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Kicking off the month of December, I love how well this piece by Simona Aizicovici captures a cold winter's night. The best part, it's made entirely of pressed flowers, leaves, and grass.