8.12.2013

Evy's Tree


Who doesn't love a good hoodie?  And one you actually feel dressed up a bit in?  Even better!  These are designed by the amazing Amy Miraflor, of Evy's Tree.  I am so in love with everything she does.  I can't wait to get my hands on one of these.

I was at a blogging conference a couple of years ago,and my neighbor to the left of me at the table had the cutest hoodie on!  It was embellished with ruffles and the cutest flower.  I thought it was so sweet.  I had to ask where she got it, and she told me Evy's Tree.  I knew I'd never forget the name, and I haven't.  She must have thought I was crazy when kept touching her.  It was so soft!

Amy and I have recently connected on Instagram (you can find my account here, and her account here) and I just love everything this girl does.  From a business standpoint, I love to see her come up with her collections and then set them all into production.  You are going to love these.

She's offering 25% off PREORDERS through tonight.  Enter code FALL25.  You don't want to miss this!  Go HERE or visit, www.evystree.com.




1.14.2013

The Vintage Mother


DEAR FRIEND,

IT IS WITH GREAT ANTICIPATION THAT WE ANNOUNCE AN IDEA WE'VE HAD LONGER THAN WWW.VINTAGEROSEWRAPS.COM.  WE HAVE WAITED FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE FREELY ABOUT BEING WOMEN, SISTERS, BUSINESS OWNERS, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, MOTHERS TO 5 CHILDREN EACH. IT DRIVES WHAT WE DO, AND IS THE EMPHASIS TO EVERY GOOD THING WE LAY OUR HANDS ON.  SO IT IS WITH MUCH EXCITEMENT THAT WE ANNOUNCE OUR NEW LIFESTYLE BLOG AND SHOP THAT WILL BE A GATHERING PLACE FOR OTHERS TO “BUILD THEIR BEST NEST”.

WE BOTH AGREE THE MOST POWERFUL AND MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES WE HAVE HAD AS GROWN WOMEN HAS BEEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE MOTHERS AND TO NURTURE OUR CHILDREN. IN 2009, OUR OWN “VINTAGE MOTHER” WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER.  THIS LED TO A GREATER YEARNING ,URGENCY, AND CREATIVE NEED TO SHARE ALL THE IDEAS AND EXPERIENCES GROWING UP WITH A MOTHER WHO DID THE SAME.  AS VINTAGE MOTHERS, WE WILL STRIVE TO BRING THE BEST RESOURCES + IDEAS FOR PURPOSEFUL MOTHERING, GIVING, AND LIVING—WITH A VINTAGE IDEAL, FOR THE MODERN-DAY MOM.

WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT VINTAGE ROSE WRAPS WILL STILL CONTINUE TO FUNCTION IN IT’S FULLEST CAPACITY.  WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT OUR NEW BLOG DESIGN BY HEY GIRL MEDIA AND OUR NEW LANDING PAGE AND ACTUAL SITE BY BLISS AND TELL BRANDING COMPANY.  AND WE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT THE DIRECTION OF VINTAGE ROSE WRAPS! 

WE JUST HOPE THIS BLOG WILL BE AN ADDED MEASURE OF GOODNESS TO WHAT WE DO.



OUR NEW LANDING PAGE FOR OUR SHOP {WITH A LITTLE BLOG}
AND OUR BLOG {WITH A LITTLE SHOP--coming february 2013}



WE HOPE THAT YOU'LL COME ALONG AND JOIN IN THE MOVEMENT.  

SINCERELY, 
KATIE AND GINNY
                        

10.31.2012

When Life Hands You Cancer

{From a guest post over at Pink Cake Plate}

Hi there.

I’m Katie from Vintage Rose Wraps.  My sister and I sell headbands.  They can be found across the US in various boutiques, salons, and gift shops or online at www.vintagerosewraps.com.  The blog for our product is www.vintagerosewraps.blogspot.com, but we are very excited for our new lifestyle blog {coming soon} www.thevintagemother.com.   We love Laura and are so happy to be contributing to “31 Days of Pink” at Pink Cake Plate.



“Breast Cancer.”   Those dreaded words.  I didn't know how much it would affect me until my own mother called me one day to tell me she had it.  I wasn't prepared for it.  How could you be?

Surely this wouldn't be the first time our family has had to come together in faith, hope, and prayers—but could we withstand such a challenge this time?   This was our Mother.  Our beautiful, amazing Mother.
There were so many questions.  So many worries.  And so much concern by loving extended family and friends. 

We started a blog and rightly named it “When Life Hands You Cancer—Make {PINK} Lemonade”.  www.whenlifehandsyoucancer.blogspot.com This would be a place to share important thoughts and insight and a means to help loved ones stay informed while she underwent surgery, chemo, and radiation.  After a few posts, we started to recognize this blog as a really great opportunity to share.  It became a significant part of our experience as a family and for my Mom.

With the interest of the blog, came the opportunity also for loved ones desiring to DO something.  I happened upon an old metal mailbox at a yard sale one Saturday, and I knew when I saw it that it was going to get a serious makeover.  You should have seen my neighbors when they walked by the evening I was spray painting it.  We have community mailboxes in my neighborhood so naturally they were saying, “What are you doing with that thing?”


I mailed it to my Mom {she lives a state away}, gave my Dad strict instructions when the mail came and announced on the blog to “send some love” to our Mom’s pink mailbox.  You would not have believed the fun letters that came, the words of encouragement, the kindnesses offered, the photos, the hand-drawn pictures…and on and on they came month after month after month.

One niece mailed her a letter every week.  Another friend brought a treat to the mailbox each day prior to her starting her next chemo treatment.  And you wouldn't believe the friends of friends who took the opportunity to send some love.
   
This Pink Mailbox became a significant symbol and helped my Mom get through her treatments.  She’d open the mailbox which sat next to her bedroom chair each day and see if there was a new letter for her…and if there wasn't, she’d read and re-read letters already sent.

You can’t text, email, or instant message a mailbox.  To take the opportunity to physically send a letter takes so much more love and time and effort.  And that was something she recognized and appreciated so much.

I'm so grateful to say that my Mom is doing well.  There are some things that have changes, but we are grateful she is with us--still being that most amazing and beautiful mother.  And I know we owe that in part to the faith and prayers, and specifically the words of hope and encouragement sent to the Pink Mailbox.  
   

10.30.2012

2012 Boutique Schedule



It's that time of year, and we couldn't be more excited! We have two HUGE boutiques this week, and one each the following two weeks. None after Thanksgiving this year so this is your chance to get our products with our special boutique pricing if you live in the area. 

We WILL be having a sale before Christmas that we'll announce on Facebook for all our amazing fans who don't live close. Stay tuned!

Announcing our 2012 Boutique Schedule

Dayspring Holiday Boutique





Believe Boutique


Friday, November 2nd: 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 3rd: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

126 VENDORS




Sugarplums Holiday Boutique





The Vintage Charm: A Holiday Boutique



10.22.2012

Think Pink



Help spread the word about Breast Cancer.  Our Mom was given amazing help when she was diagnosed two years ago thanks to so many who are fighting for the cause. 

Today only, 10.22.12 we're offering a sale on every headband and belt with a pink rose.  


8.30.2012

It's about TIME


It's about time we have a little OPEN HOUSE for all of the AZ LOCALS who've helped grow our business!  If it hadn't been for you falling in love with our rose wraps, we might not have had the opportunity to grow like we have.  And we are so grateful!  This is the very place that VRW was born and we want to be sure all of you locals GET IN ON THE GOODS! We're so excited to be able to offer our...


FIRST, EVER, OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC
OPEN HOUSE
Thursday and Friday
SEPTEMBER 6th and 7th
10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

VINTAGE ROSE WRAPS MAILING OFFICE:
2730 South Val Vista Drive, Suite 132
Gilbert, AZ 85295

Heading south on Val Vista Drive from Williams Field, take a right (west) into the Spectrum Falls Office Complex in between Touch of Tranquility Massage and Breeze Dental.  At the roundabout, take a left.  At the parking lot, take a right and stay right until you head all the way to the back of the parking lot to Building 6.  Our shipping office is the second door from the back on the right. 

If you get lost, give us a call and we can help navigate you there.  480.463.4785

BELTS $15
HEADBANDS, EARRINGS, RINGS $10
BASKET OF MISFITS $5
(there are TONS but first-come, first-served)


We're not sure if we'll ever offer this again, and at these low, low prices!  It's our way of saying THANK YOU  for everything!  We plan on it being crazy--because who wouldn't want to get in on these awesome prices?  HOPE TO SEE AND MEET YOU ALL!

8.14.2012

End of Summer Giveaway

The end of summer is drawing to a close, and what better way to go out with a BANG than to have a massive giveaway? I banded together with some of my favorite handmade shops and bloggers to offer this giveaway worth nearly $1200!! The most exciting part? We'll have 50 winners total! Do you want to see what is up for grabs?!? 1. Orange Blossom 11x14 Frame 2. $100 gift card to Vintage Rose Wraps 3. $75 gift card to Lisa Leonard Designs 4.Bake it Pretty best ever icing kit & decorative liners 5. 2 ($50) gift cards to Hoop-La Earrings & Accessories 6. Love Stitched Statement Necklace 7. Photography books & Mentoring from Kristen Duke 8. Silhouette Rhinestone Starter Kit from The Crafting Chicks 9. Mini Harmonica Necklace from Kid Chatteroo Apps 10. $100 Gift card to Landee See, Landee Do vinyl shop 11. Riley Blake Designs Fat Quarter fabric bundle 12. (3) 11x14 prints from ReStyle Design Prints 13. Camera strap cover & list taker from Knitty Bitties 14. Owl Necklace & craft paints from The Crafting Chicks 15. (10) hair tutorial e-books from My Yellow Sandbox


 Now let me introduce these friends to you. I highly recommend you go check on each of these links, and sign up to enjoy their RSS feed if they have a blog. I'm sure you'll love them just as much as I do. Here are the blogs/sites/shops behind the giveaway.

 In alphabetical order:


  • Bake it pretty~Sweet Supplies for inspired bakers 
  • Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke~Lifestyle blogger and photographer capturing joy in food, family, home projects. Skype photography mentoring sessions, and her books teach photography to beginners.
  • Hoop-La Earrings~Intricate, lightweight, and colorful vintage style earrings and accessories to jazz up any ensemble.  Etsy shop
  • Kid Chatteroo Apps~Days away from release!!! A fun app that allows you to Create and capture the moments that make life sweet. Create conversation with your kids and capture the memories at the same time! 
  • Knitty Bitties~Handmade fabric desings in an array of patterns. She is a girl doing her best to live with joy {and a lot of iced tea} in the everyday. Sewing her heart out and running to eat more dessert. Etsy shop
  • Landee See, Landee Do~Your source for all the latest trendy vinyl designs, signs and home décor. We are always looking for new and creative ways to use vinyl (such as our quatrefoil backsplash!). We also do custom designs as well, shop here. 
  • Lisa Leonard Designs~creates handmade jewelry and gifts out of ourher San Luis Obispo workshop. Blog. 
  • Love Stitched~A list making, country music listening, vintage knob collecting, cereal mixing, craft store addict, Friday night jammies and a movie watching craftaholic and organizing fanatic who lets out her creative side with my etsy shop, here for accesories and accents for the home or around town.
  • My Yellow Sandbox~Fun and easy hair tutorials from Abby, you'll also find a few beauty tips, crafts, and stories about life as a mother of two. 
  • Orange Blossom Shop~Chunky, fun and adorable frames made from wood and hand painted to perfection.
  • Restyle~Retro posters, art prints inspired by Scandinavian design for kids, kitchen, and other home decor. Etsy shop
  • Riley Blake Designs~Innovative fabric manufacturer with vintage sensibilities and modern attitude. Full of color, vibrant but with restraint, resulting in versatile prints for quilting, clothing, or home décor. Shop
  • The Crafting Chicks~5 clever & creative gals who love sharing crafts, recipes, and other fun tips and ideas to help inspire you to "CREATE your life." They are a blog dedicated to everything DIY, crafts, home decor, and the family. 
  • Vintage Rose Wraps~Elegant, vintage, whimsical, & fun head wraps & belts to add flare to any ensemble. shop. 

  • The way this giveaway works, is you simply LIKE our facebook pages, using Rafflecopter below. Make sure you are signed into Facebook first, and it will be a cinch! This giveaway runs one full week, and ends next Wednesday, August 22nd at midnight. You will get up to 14 entries for 50 different prizes, ready...go! Scroll down past the prizes to enter. a Rafflecopter giveaway

8.02.2012

VRW Video Photo Shoot: SOPHISTICATED SOIREE {Andrea Whittle Photography}


LOVING THESE LADIES.  EVERY ONE OF THEM.

These pictures show you can wear these and not feel ridiculous if you're a part of the more "Sophisticated" group. ;)  I think these women wore our headbands SO WELL and it was SO fun meeting them ALL and having them participate.  The best part is that none of them really felt like they were the "modeling" type.  LOVE it when people are beautiful and don't think they make the cut according to the world's standards.  These gorgeous gals were PERFECT and a great end to an amazing experience.

Thank you to the DoubleTree by Hilton Gilbert-Phoenix for letting us shoot on location!  

  















VRW Video Photo Shoot: SHOPPING WITH FRIENDS {Andrea Whittle Photography}


These girls had never seen each other but they sure acted like they were BFF's!  I loved our "Shopping with Friends" Photo shoot because it took place at one of the first stores that ever carried our product. They believed in us from the beginning so it was only natural we traveled back to Designer Blvd. here in Gilbert to showcase these girls going into a store to purchase our headbands.  We love Designer Blvd and all they great things they carry!  Love shopping there when I'm on the lookout for a special gift. 

Our headbands are sold all over the country and proudly made in the USA. We love our stores and the every day gal who walks into one and falls in love for the first time. 

Thank you to these three darling girls her were absolutely perfect!  To Andrea Whittle who did an amazing job with these photos.  To Designer Blvd for letting us come into film, Layered-Tee for the t-shirt extensions, and Horsefeathers Gifts for some of the jewelry!