Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Something Blue....

This is the latest Vintage Magpie Bouquet....with an added something blue....
....A Grandmothers brooch....

...a Grooms buttonhole....

....Plenty of Sparkle....

....and a lovely Birthday surprise....

.....this gorgeously big Sparkling Hand Tied bouquet arrived in Ireland....on my Brides Birthday!!
This is what she said;
"Thank you so much for my bouquet, it is fab, fab, fab. Totally out of this world!
I am so over the moon with it. It arrived on my birthday....It really is beautiful and i cant thank you enough. And the finish on it...what a surprise, my Nannies pin with the blue flowers, I love it. that's my something blue, I didn't have anything blue until now. Thank you".

I am a Happy Magpie!! xxx

Thursday, 24 June 2010


Today I got a lovely email that brightened my day....

Sam from You & Your Wedding told me I had been chosen and featured in their 15 favourite wedding Blogs!!! I am a so little life and work being recognised by a magazine I love

What a lucky girl I celebrate I cut a beautiful dahlia from the courtyard with some divine smelling Jasmine....the scent is fabulous.
These photos also give you a little hint to our table centers....who doesn't love vintage books!!

Friday, 18 June 2010

A Sneaky Peek

A matching cake topper for the gorgeous Sparkling Ivory Rose bouquet

I have just made 4 Sparkling Hand~Tied bouquets, for 4 beautiful Brides

I have 3 more patient Brides waiting for their little piece of Vintage Magpie heaven.

My studio looks like a tornado has wreaked havoc in creative process can be a messy day I might be brave enough to post a photo of it!!
Happy Weekend!!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Busy Bee's

My hot Scottie enjoying his walk!

I'm sorry for not blogging so much lately....Vintage Magpie is increasingly busy, and with a wedding to plan and a few personal upsets I'm feeling the dreaded 'STRESS'!!

So unfortunately my gorgeous blog has suffered due to this....but I'm working hard to get everything done. I'm enjoying the summer sun and have spent a few days in the park working and wiring many a bouquet....including my own!

Cherries warmed in the sun...delicious!

I will be posting bouquets very soon......!

Monday, 14 June 2010

A Vintage Treat looking for a New Home

This is a gorgeous hair slide that I recently brought...isn't she delightful?

....I couldn't resist her. She is a rare find for this little Magpie, in fact I have never seen one in such good condition.

Her star is on a pivot so she can move into different angles for your desired hair style. I bought her for me, and my hair for the wedding, but have since made something completely different and changed my mind on my up-do for the wedding....I am simply wanting my money back, and would love for someone else to get the chance to wear her.

So she is looking for a new home....if you think her elegant beauty would be perfect for your day, Please contact me on the 'email me' button on the right hand side of my blog....

She truly is a gem, and at £45 (I paid £38....£7 is to cover the costs of Postage & Packing) that includes the P&P charge and she will be sent with Next Day Royal Mail post.

Feel free to ask me any questions you might have!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Meet Olive...

For an age I have been looking for a vintage sewing that is sturdy, and I can hopefully fix if it goes wrong...a simple but hard working beast!

I come across a few, now and again, but nothing that looked like it would work and was in okay condition....therefore I gave up searching and told my Ma that for my Birthday I would love machine like my grandmothers.... a zippy, quiet, and faithful machine that has been with her for a very long time.... she finished my bunting for me, as my little machine couldn't cope with the thickness of all that fabric!

So when my Ma and me saw this little beauty at a tiny car boot sale at the eyes lit up....Vintage...check.....fab retro green....check.....working .....we took the risk ;)......price....a complete bargain at £4!!!! can you believe that... yes!...FOUR English pounds!!!

She is an Italian beauty, from around 1955....she weighs a tonne, but after a touch of oil, a new needle and a bit of TLC, she is working (nearly) perfectly. Her stitches are divine, she even has a stitch at stunning. She came with 7 different feet...some I am unsure of, but I cannot wait to start making gorgeous things with her.....

....I think this is the start of something beautiful!!

Friday, 4 June 2010

A Mother's Love

A few weeks ago, I went and stayed with my Ma. Our aim was to find my wedding dress fabric in London.... which we did! I love any excuse to visit her, and seems she is designing and creating my dress this was the perfect excuse!

These gorgeous flowers were waiting for me in my little room....she is a woman who thinks of everything and always makes you smile..... I one day hope to be as wonderful a mother as her.


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