Scenes from around our sunny little cottage. Finnegan says hi.
We now have hand hammered brass singing bowls! The vibrations and harmonic overtones from the singing bowl create a relaxing atmosphere and can aid in quieting the mind. When the mind and body are at peace, healing can occur at a a deep level. Singing bowls are of great aid in meditation, yoga, sound healing, Reiki, and music therapy. The bowl is played by either striking the bowl gently, or by rubbing the mallet continuously against the rim of the bowl in a circular motion.
Find them in our vibes section.
My very dear friend & favorite photographer, Mark Cluney from Cluney Photography took photos of me around our house + barn. It's a rare thing for me to let anyone other than my husband or best friend take my photo but when someone as talented as Mark Cluney asks to take your photo... you just don't say no. Just a little history, I met Mark & his wife Angela back in 2011 for our engagement photos. They were my first two Missoula friends & have become family over the years. Without him & our 20+ photoshoots together, my first business RoseVintage would have never been the success that it was. Back then I was starstruck by his talent but after watching his photography journey over these last 5 years, I'm jaw to floor amazed. He is truly a mastermind behind the lens. If you're looking for a photographer that can capture real emotions & light, he's your guy.
The other day we took our old Ford, who we recently named Clark, up highway 12 to search for the not so perfect tree. Just when we almost gave up on the first spot where all the trees were either too large or tiny, there our beautiful tree was, standing in the snowy forest in all its glory. It spoke to us, she said "I'm yours". We lugged her back to the truck where my cozy Wol Hide slippers awaited my cold toes. Ahh, what a great Montana day in the mountains.
Photos by Reed Klass
Missoula friends, we've popped up for the month of December at our favorite local coffee shop, Zootown Brew. We curated a small table of holiday cards & gifts for all your holiday shopping needs! The other day when I stopped in to restock, the beautiful Grace Lindgren snapped some photos of me & the goods. I love visiting Zootown because the people that work there are all incredibly kind & the vibes are really good. They also make the best latte & london fog in town if I do say so myself. Stop in & say hi sometime soon!
Photos by Grace Lindgren
Last Sunday we had a little get together in our barn + backyard in celebration of my favorite season, Fall. Old & new friends gathered around a fire with a big pot of cider, homemade baked goods, pour overs by Hygge Coffee and live music. Gerygone & Twig (who also played our grand opening party) and the incredible Bryan Wood sung sweet sweet melodies. While listening to the beautiful tunes, sipping cider & dipping my cinnamon sugar donut in it... I felt an incredibly warm feeling of "home" + nostalgia. There's something about that crisp air mixed with the hot cider and donut that transport me back to the midwest where I grew up. The Erie Apple Orchard in Michigan will forever be one of my most favorite places on earth. For the Fall Gathering I was able to bring those happy midwest vibes directly to my Montana backyard. Oh Fall, please don't go.
Our grand opening party was a huge success, even in the rain! Local folk band, Gerygone & Twig played in the garden.. their sound is truly magical. If you're not already a super fan like me, I highly recommend giving them a listen. I had a moment while sitting at my desk looking around at all the beautiful humans, shopping, laughing & vibing... I thought to myself "wow, I did this."
Over the weekend we'll be sharing more photos from a few local photographers. See you then!
All my love, Sam
Missoula folks, come celebrate the launch of our new pop-up shop this Saturday at 7pm. You'll be able to shop the barn before it's officially open! Shake your bones to the amazingly talented Gerygone & Twig & snack on tasty treats from Tagliare Delicatessen + cake from Bernice's Bakery. Hope to see you there!
Since launching our E-commerce store back in November we have been searching for a retail space downtown Missoula. Nothing ideal opened so we decided to do a pop-up shop out of our backyard barn that was built in 1868. We spent the last few months renovating the barn into our little shop. It's almost ready & we're having our grand opening party this Saturday!