Saturday, 31 January 2009

End of the month moods...



Can you believe it is the last day of January??


The days are getting a bit longer, the bulbs are springing up, and today I saw an elegant blanket of snowdrops in some lucky persons garden.


But for some reason I'm having a moody day...


So with Harry Potter being read to me by Stephen Fry, I decided I needed to re-do my mood board.


I have read the secret and it is something I find so useful. The idea is to put all your dreams and wants on a board and look at it everyday. The positive feeling you should get when you see the images, will in turn, help to draw these things to you.


I'm sure it works, not because its magic, but it puts a fire into your tummy to achieve. To make it work. To follow your bliss.


I use pictures from magazine that I find beauty in, photos, words that help me smile, things I desire, my dreams.... do you see the Fiat 500?? The lovely blue bird pin?? The words of wisdom?? Me and the Wonderful dutch Man happy in Amsterdam?? The colour of the roses??


It would work really well if your having problems working out your theme for your wedding!

Go on, give it a whirl!!

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Vintage Magpie's silver sparkler!



This is the newest bespoke Vintage Magpie design. A mixture of white, grey/black pearls and a wonderful french silver ribbon.



I cannot tell you how much I love this ribbon...it is made of a ultra fine silver wire and sparkles and twinkles, no wonder my Magpie eye caught sight of it.




I have had a day off today, had a divine sleepy morning, then decided to tackle the courtyard.


I love the yard, but over the horrid weather we have been having, it had taken on the look of a neglected, rain soaked mess.


So warm coat on, furry boots on.... everything moved .... scrubbed....spiders removed (never killed!)

Plants re-housed, a few new ones put in, and some wonderful dutch bulbs laying in their soil beds....with a wish they will emerge beautiful very soon.

The Wonderful Dutch man's Hertog Jan beer is safe and sound. He is a florist, and gets the flower seller (who is from Holland) to bring a crate over for him....He is in a Dutch man's bliss when one is in his hand!!

Monday, 26 January 2009

I want....



Now I hate to sound like a spoilt child, but there is something that I want.



I thought I would NEVER say I wanted it, but hey a girl can change her mind!


I once learnt how to drive on a far and distance part of Scotland, were filter lanes hadn't been invented.... traffic lights where few and far between.... no-one used their indicators.... and life was slow.


Perfect for a girl who had put off learning this life skill until she was 23.


I passed first time, in my flame red polo...then promptly moved to a, round about, filter lane, motorway ridden town. AHHHHHHHHH!!


This was where my driving ceased... and never again has it been taken up.


but I saw one of these today....


Be still my beating heart!


Maybe I could be a brave girl and take it up again for one of these little Bambinos?


Love, Love, Love..... now which colour? Any ideas?

Thursday, 22 January 2009

The first Vintage Magpie Aussie Wedding






The thought of these little beauties flying through this horrid weather and landing a day later in tropical sunshine fills my heart with envy.



These are for my first ever Australian bride. Although not the first piece of Vintage Magpie heaven to see the shores of Oz... remember Elle?? She got a special 21st Birthday slice of VM, a one off special design for a one off special gal.
Hopefully one day she might use her dinky bouquet when she gets married. Or maybe give it to her daughter on her 21st birthday...... who knows.
Don't you love the feeling of being a part of someones history? I love to think that I have added to my brides history. One day they will tell the story of their bouquet to their family, and it will be treasured for the memories.
Can you tell I'm a romantic at heart?
Enjoy Romina xxx

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Blushing Brides




It is so nice for my lovely brides to remember to send me a photo of their day. It is great to see you all looking stunning, and to see how good the bouquets look; understated, simple and sparkling-ly vintage....




Vintage Magpie aim is to add a touch of class, and a vintage charm. To enhance you, and your dress. Never to overpower...

I think it is working....


Thank you ladies for sharing your day with us! xxx

Saturday, 10 January 2009

The cow jumped over the Moon

When I was a child I had a book of nursery rhymes.

Hey Diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
the cow jumped over the moon,
the little dog laughed to see much fun,
and the dish ran away with the spoon!
'Hey diddle diddle' confused me... as a small girl in her bunk bed reading the book, talking about the cow jumping over the moon? Silly book, why would a cow want to jump over the moon? What has a dish an a spoon have to do with it? The dog I could understand...I would laugh too.



Looking at the moon last night, I completely understood.

I want to jump over the moon. To share the joy it gives me when I look up into the starry sky; see it's beautiful glow lighting up the frosty ground. I feel I'm connected to it... I need to see it...more than the sun, it fills my soul with radiance...lights the way...gives me clarity in my creative path.

I wish for the magic of the full moon to enlighten you today.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

A little bit of Black Magic

This is Vintage Magpie version of the little black dress; The Little Black Bouquet!
Goes with everything, and completly chic, Coco Chanel would be proud...

They are heading to sunnier times in Australia... lucky, lucky, lucky.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Words of Wisdom

The Wonderful Dutch mans Christmas present


"To trust in the force


that moves the universe is faith.


Faith isn't blind, it's visionary.


Faith is believing that the


universe is on our side,


and that the universe


know what it's doing."




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