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Michelle Rose Jorgensen
Designer and owner of Rose Mille
Interests: Michelle’s creative passion was evident at a very early age, sewing and gluing and knotting since she was a child - all the while developing her own distinct style. A versatile designer, from retail and residential interiors, including her shop “Rose Mille”, to award winning booths and now websites. Michelle also designs pillows, fabric flowers, ornaments, hats, purses, and jewelry, and has recently developed vintage graphic designs for her signature note cards, papers and stationery. Michelle has taught various classes across the United States for decades, including hat-making, sewing, hand stitched flowers, and redesigned vintage jewelry, as well as giving lectures on “Elements of Design”, and “Introduction to Textiles”. Her approach is unique and her simply elegant vintage style is unmistakable.
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Friday and Saturday, July 13 & 14 ~ 10:00 to 5:00 Remember when our shop had lots of cool vintage furniture? Ever since we opened Rose Mille 20 years ago, we used vintage furniture as "display fixtures" in our shop.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Rose Mille
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Let's make a giant Rose from double-sided, "Doublette", crepe paper from Germany. Why this particular paper? Let me tell you. One way to be able to shape petals out of paper is to use crepe paper. Basically it's thin colorful... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Rose Mille
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Stitching with natural materials is so much more gratifying than with synthetic materials such as polyester or nylon. You can see the difference with my strawberry projects. Albeit styles have changed dramatically over the years as well. I have been... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Rose Mille
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I love that macrame is back again. I loved it in the late 70's and here's proof. In fact the first things I ever made and sold were macrame bracelets in Jr High. I remember them being $.50 I'm not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Rose Mille
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Did you hear? Pinterest is coming to Minneapolis! We will be setting up our booth at the Minneapolis Convention Center June 22 & 23. This conference is like Pinterest comes alive! {Who remembers Peter Frampton doing same?} Click the picture... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Rose Mille
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And now for something totally different. While following up on a rumor that the author, Carolyn Porter purchased some old letters at my shop, which let her down a 10 year journey, I just had to message Carolyn. We solved... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Rose Mille
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We had so much fun at last week's mini-make, I had to pull one together for this week. Better late than never I always say. We will be making a pair of these very pretty, sparkly, 8-point star ornaments. Of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at Rose Mille
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Join us Saturday December 2, and make one of these festive holiday cards that can double as a gift tag. Also available on our Web-shop as a kit or purchase items separately. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Rose Mille
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We love that the November and December issues of Jeanne d'Arc Living are all about the Winter holidays. November can be quite gloomy around here, but when you get inspired with gorgeous photos things brighten up. We just found out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Rose Mille
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I am so excited to be collaborating with a very talented artist and teacher Amity Beane, of Florabeane in Maine! A combination not easily found. Amity has combined her love of crafting gorgeous crepe paper flowers, her years growing up... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Rose Mille
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After months and months and months of planning, moving, renovation, and packaging, all while running our business's, we are finally ready to open the brand new shop. {Ready or not actually.} We moved "up the hill" 5 years ago, after... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Rose Mille
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We could not be prouder to be partnering with Anna Griffin and her fabulous team. Anna Griffin and I, yes... that Anna Griffin, have put our heads together to come up with a collection of our Dresden trims that incorporate... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2017 at Rose Mille
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We have a saying in my family whenever I see random bits of fabric, clothing past their prime, old blankets, old paintings, or even a much too large and misshaped Aubusson rug, we say, "just make a pillow out of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Rose Mille
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Finish the basement, check. Sell the house, check. Install shower, washer & dryer in new residence, check. Design craft papers and new booth for CHA, check. Remodel & finish the backroom, check. Paint furniture, sew pillows, update booth for Junk... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Rose Mille
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Its time again for the best vintage Show in the country! Come visit us in person in Shakopee Minnesota April 20-22 Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Rose Mille
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My scrapbook papers are finally available. It's been a long time in the works but I am so excited to share these papers with you. I started with 12 vintage designs that have a wallpaper feeling, even though they are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Rose Mille
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We made the spring issue! Yes, its still winter...brrrrr and it's here in full POLAR VORTEX today! But this was a surprise for me. When Fifi was here shooting my house (that is no longer my house), she zipped on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Rose Mille
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We love Wendy Addison's 6" glass glitter numbers and there is no better time to hang a garland of them than New Years Eve! I know it's not even Christmas yet, but we just put together a bunch of these... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Rose Mille
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It's here and it's gorgeous! We are already on our second shipment of these, and they are going fast! And don't forget November too. In fact we may have a few of last years holiday issues left as well. December... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at Rose Mille
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One of the things I've been working on lately is a new logo and packaging designs. How about a sneak peak? Obviously this photo is all about our embossed paper "Dresdens", but we will be using this kind of packaging... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at Rose Mille
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It's hard to believer it's September already, but it is one of my favorite months. {Especially Labor day this year. Yes, it's a national holiday :-)} The September issue is looking a bit cozy with the pretty quilt on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Rose Mille
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Well we blew past the Summer months didn't we? There has been big changes around here but things are finally settling down a bit, allowing me to finally write a blog post. {What happened to Spring 2016?} One of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2016 at Rose Mille
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It's here. Time to relax with a cup of tea. Available on-Line May Jeanne d'arc Living xo mi Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at Rose Mille
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I'm doing it again! have pulled out another batch of vintage hat blocks that I am willing to part with. But, this will be it for a long time. I believe that this will leave me with just under 200... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at Rose Mille
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Easter and Spring it seems are very early this year. Normally I would have had another couple of weeks to work on this holiday themed collection of vintage and new, ephemera and millinery goodies. But, no Easter is this month,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at Rose Mille