Happy September lovely readers! Wow, where has time gone? This year has gone by fast! I'm not complaining tho, because Fall is coming and it's my favorite time of the year.
I wanted to share with you all this super easy jewelry holder I made today. It only cost me $5. Although I was buying plates to actually glue them on my wall, I decided to make this instead. I have too many earrings just wondering all over the house, so it really needed to be done. Let me know if you try it out! I would love to see your out come!!

She's having a super awesome birthday giveaway!! Click the bottom photo to enter!!! 

Friday, August 31, 2012

Fearfully and Wonderfully made hoop

Hand made Peter Pan collar necklace

Vintage floral dress

There's a party in my room and my only guest is the light 5x7 photograph 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

This link party was created to bring together all of you thrifty bloggers! So link up with your blog post showing your recent thrifted finds! 

Here are some of my recent finds!! 
 The most darling knitted blankets! Purchased both for $3
 Love this hand made art work! This baby is going on my wall! $2
 I scored big time with this beaded Peter Pan collar! $5
 Some more pyrex to add to my collection! Purchased both for $7
Now it's your turn!!!

If you're interested in co-hosting email me at redrosevtg@yahoo.com
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Monday, August 27, 2012

A few weeks ago I was bored and googled Red Rose Vintage and to my surprise more than four links popped up. I was kinda bummed that I was not the only one out there with the same name, so I decided to change it.  Introducing 

Why Lara's? Well for one I couldn't come up with a unique name lol and this happens to be my maiden name, so there! Easy peasy! I will be changing my blogger name along with buttons SOON. So please if you have my button on your page make sure you get the new one ;)

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

and a Jewelry Swap



This is my second jewelry swap I've participated in that Melissa from  thelifeofanotsoordinarywife. It's super fun! I love that I get to meet new awesome bloggers. This time lovely Brandi from 
simpleasitshouldbe-semicharmed sent me this lovely flower necklace along with a vintage cameo that belonged to her mother-in-law. Thanks so much Brandi!!

Starting August 30th

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Introducing Autumn from Gypsybee
I met Autumn a few weeks ago through Instagram and she is fabulous, her kids are absolutely gorgeous! We both enjoy the similar things and her blog is amazing! We recently decided to be pen pals and I'm super excited for us to start writing letters to each other! She has a pretty sweet tutorial for you instagram lovers! 

Hey there! My name is Autumn Boucher or Momma Bee. I'm a stay at home mother of two, currently homeschooling my oldest. I have a great love for vintage, photography, crafty projects, and cooking for my family. My husband says that I'm stuck in 1960 and he couldn't be more right! I run a blog, gypsybee.blogspot.com and a vintage shop on etsy, gypsybeeevintage.etsy.com! Come on over and say hello!

I get a bunch of questions from friends and followers regarding the way that I edit my photos for Instagram. I have downloaded a million different apps looking for that diamond in the rough, and trust me, they are hard to find! Through many trials (mostly ending in failure) I have managed to find a few brilliant apps for iPhone and Android users that make photo editing a breeze! 
Here are a few of my must download apps, hope you enjoy!

Retro cam 

This is one of the first editing applications that I ever downloaded as an apple user. It's free which is wonderful, and I love the different camera options, such as pin hole and Polaroid. The app is available in both the ITunes App Store and Android Market

Magic Hour

I just recently discovered this application and downloaded the free version to see how I liked the features. This app is unique because you can make your own photo filters, as well as download other users filters. There are endless filter possibilities! I ended up downloading the upgraded app here and its worth the money!


I swear by this application! Its available for Apple and Android and it is free! It's one of the best apps out there for filters, frames, light effects, etc. and it is super easy to use! My favorite filter is Aladin (top) and I love the Bocea (bottom) and Stop light effects! 


The number one question I get from Instagramers is "How do you make those photo collages?". Well this app is the answer to all your questions! This app is also available for both markets but it varies depending on which product you use. The $0.99 Apple version of the application is much better in my opinion, because it does include filter effects as well as frame options. The Android version of the application is a little less impressive, but it does the trick when it comes to frames. 


This app is the closest to instagram that I have found. It has a good bit of filter options, though I only use it for its Golden (top) and 80's (bottom) settings. Its very easy to use and available only for Android users


This is my go to application for mobile picture taking, I replaced my camera app with this and its fantastic! It has a bunch of features, half of which I haven't even discovered yet! The available filters are beautiful and nothing comes out looking over processed. The pictures are so crisp and lovely! I highly recommend it! Its available for Apple users here and Android users here 

This is not an application that I have ever used since I have been on an Android recently, but it is an app used by many of my favorite IGers! It is an IPhone and IPad only application that is apparently very simple to use and creates beautiful photographs! Read more about it here and download it here for $0.99! 

Don't be afraid to use a combination of different apps together! Its all a process of trial and error and its so fun to experiment with tons of different combinations until you find something that is your style! I hope that this helps everyone who has been asking!