Monday, 28 February 2011

Inspiration Board...Pink/Nude

The new bouquets have been added to my online shop....they are looking so fantastic I  do hope you get a chance to pop over and feast your eyes!!



Saturday, 26 February 2011

Vintage Magpie's New Collection

These beauties will be available to buy from my online shop on Monday 28th February 2011

Happy Weekend !


Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Inspiration Board....and a New Vintage Magpie Bouquet

{5} Vintage Magpie   {6} Hadas 1951   {7} BHLND

These dresses are from BHLDN (pronounced beholden) This is the new range for brides from Anthropologie...I think they are divine!

I also think my new bouquet is pretty divine too, I adore the colours, and the vintage French beaded flowers,  but the colour is a hard one to put into a bracket, so I have included this colour chart to help inspire my gorgeous brides....

I think this Jenny Packham cruise dress is the perfect match......I am always blown away by JP's cruise ready to wear dresses, I would love to own one one day!

My new collection of bouquets will be in my shop by the weekend, I hope you all pop over and have a look!!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Tom Redman Photography ~ Dorset Delights

Once upon a time this little Magpie lived in Dorset...her and her Darling Ma owned and ran a gorgeous florist in the seaside town  of Swanage....Bob the Scottie dog was just a puppy, I had a few less worries and less grey hair!! Dorset is the most glorious place...the coastline in my opinion cannot be matched.

I have a funny feeling that the Wonderful Tom Redman has the exact same opinion! His images capture the beauty not only of the stunning brides he photographs, but the venues and area as well.

He has a talent to capture fun, love and the twinkle in an eye.... believe me not everyone can do this!

This image of a brides lace veil on the brick steps is a firm favorite with me...... so timeless.

 How to make snow look warm and magical!

This is the photo which brought a flood of memories back...My Darling Ma and me used to dress this veune nearly every week....Kingston Country Courtyard.....It seems a lifetime ago, but the memories are truly wonderful....making brides happy has been a huge part of my life for the last 10 years....

Thank you Tom for bringing those memories back to me....

Tom has the talent to capture Fun, creative yet classic and timeless images....a rare see more of his work why not pop over HERE and soak up the delight of Tom's Brides.

Images all thanks to Tom Redman Photography

Friday, 11 February 2011

Free Flower Bridal Course ~ Martin & the Magpie

Over at Martin & the Magpie, we are offering a free floral bridal day course!!

Pop over and comment for a chance to win a place!!

Thursday, 10 February 2011


Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.  ~Kahlil Gibran

Doesn't she shine with happiness, beauty and love?

The bouquet she hold is my love & passion poured into a creation...

 I LOVE my job!!

Delightfully wonderful images with thanks to Lisa Aldersley

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

My 5 Daily Essentials

The stunning Christina over at Soul Aperture has been tagging her readers to post about their 5 daily I thought I would give it a go!

There are a few things in life I cant live without, you know the main one is Clarins hand cream but I thought I would show you something different.

Firstly, Liz Earle...J'adore.... it is the only skincare product I use, natural, sweet smelling and a breeze to use.

My glorious kettle, a Christmas pressie from my darling Ma, and a morning essential in our house!!

Berocca....a perfect daily uplift and I love the taste of it so much.

My mood has pride of place in the living room...on it, is everything I want to also has positive sayings and any image that makes me smile and brighten my day. It is a reminder to stay happy and positive and my dreams will come true. 

Lastly, my wedding rings...I feel totally naked without them....and I love to wear them. They make my incredibly proud to be the Wonderful Dutchman's wife.

So what are your 5 Daily Essentials? 


Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Vintage Magpie is Live!!

Vintage Magpie's New Website is now up and running...I'm so excited to know what you all think!
Why don't you pop over and have a browse.....I am still to update the shop with my new collection but that will happen in the next few weeks...I will keep you all posted!

Friday, 4 February 2011

Dreaming of Holland

{an old man collecting fire wood in the snow}

The last time we where in Holland was for Sinterklaas which was a first for me, and we enjoyed ourselves  so much in the snow and festive fun. But there is always the moment when we have to come home.....

....In a way I look forward to this, not because I have had enough, or miss home....but because at Schiphol Airport there is a mini art gallery.....It normally has around 15 stunning pictures from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. A true delight for delayed or tired traveler....or just a happy little Magpie and Wonderful Dutchman who need to fill time waiting for their plane.

The painting of the lady was my favorite. she was holding a huge feather and wearing the most breathtaking ring.... I didn't take a note of the painter or the subject, I was too captured by her to pay the little box of writing any attention.

I also adore these paintings where you can see a slice of Dutch life....a maid peeling potatoes for dinner....birds in the courtyard swooping low....while a caged bird looks on.

Colour, perspective, and detail are all so wonderfully Dutch....and their Paintings always make my heart sing with joy and happiness.

I wish you all a wonderfully joyous weekend 


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