Monday, 31 October 2011

Nearly Halfway

This is Pip...can you see the bump?
Pregnancy has taken me slightly by surprise, I never knew I would be this tired, but now the sickness has gone I feel 100% better and am enjoying having a little bump...its heavy...I blame the Wonderful Dutchman's heavy bone genes!!

On a positive note I am SO EXCITED about this baby...It makes me admire my Darling Ma so much more (if that is possible!). We are having our 20 week scan soon and we are not going to find out the sex of our Pip...we figure the surprise is far more fun!

I was looking through my blog today as I was wondering when I started writing it....what I discovered left me smiling...the 27th March 2008...which happens to be our due date next year!! Strange or what?
This pregnancy has been full of date co-incidents.

~Our first due date was 1st April ...the first day me and the Wonderful one met~
~We found out we were expecting a day after the Wonderful Ones Birthday~
~Our 12 week scan was the day after our first year wedding anniversary~

This little wriggling Pip was just meant to be!

Friday, 28 October 2011

A Smile Worth a Thousand Words

This is one of my stunning Magpie brides from America, and boy isn't she just beautiful?
She has the sparkiest of sparkly shower bouquets, click HERE for a reminder.

When I opened up the email Michelle sent me and looked at her images I gasped....such gorgeous images...classic, timeless and that Smile!! The love is just blossoming from her smile.

She said this in her email;
"My guests were in awe over the bouquet!  The photographer was able to capture some great pictures of it.  And it went perfectly with my gown!!  The wedding truly exceeded all of our expectations and the bouquet was the icing on the cake."

Michelle sent me a locket, with her Dads photo inside...this is the reason I create these bouquets; the links we have to the past....creating something beautiful for the future...An Heirloom to pass down, a nod to the past...the shimmer of the even greater future...together.

I never fail to find the bliss in these bouquets

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

New Doors

Today I looked at what we were up to this time last year. A blog is great for this purpose!
I really couldn't believe that a year ago we were moving out of our divine flat in Brighton...onward to our new life in the countryside....was it really a year ago?
Time disappears in a flash. 

Next week we will have been in Martin & the Magpie for a whole year. We have learnt a lot, worked so very hard, even argued, but in the end have made it a big success, and we are so very proud. 

We have evolved over the year, working on our strengths as individuals, as well as a team.
Our courses have been a real joy, teaching others has been an amazing experience. 
It has been fun, and I cant wait for the next year of fun!

Looking back at our life before, I miss certain things, but I feel our life is so right just now and we are in the right place. We are content, happy & relaxed. 

Our beautiful Pip is growing nicely, the baby plans are all coming along well. I have exciting plans for Vintage Magpie in 2012, and Martin & the Magpie is looking forward to a fantastic Christmas...
I however will miss blue cheese, port, sloe gin and pate...but this bump keeps me Christmas I will have all those things and a beautiful baby to share his/her first Christmas with!!

Change is good

When one door is closed, don't you know, another is open.
Bob Marley

Thursday, 20 October 2011

First Frost

A big Kiss from the sky on a frosty autumn morning.

The gentle icy covering makes everything so beautiful.
The old faithful winter coat and hat are out....I wonder how long I will fit into that coat of mine....and what I will do when I don't.
A good coat is hard to find :)

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Charming Chettle

One beautifully crisp and foggy morning...A Magpie and a Wonderful one went on a trip to Dorset...

Where we set up the Vintage Magpie's ware's...

Early morning light floods through the huge windows at Chettle House.

VM's buttonholes found a new home in a vintage ring display box...they got lots of attention!

Powder Blue Belle nestling alongside Powder blue vintage books....

That glorious autumn sunshine, make a stunning home, even more beautiful.

Ohhh that unusual, so gorgeous...

Rambling plants through the moss covered stone work...

Shocking pink germanium, show off...

I wonder if this divine couch would fit in the car...I then remember our tiny house!! see the Wonderful one looking on with raised eyebrows :)

The most vintage-tastic fabric to die for!

The sunny day outside, made this hallway look so inviting 
Just look at that candelabra!

The day was filled with beautiful suppliers, brides and tea girls!
I loved every second.
Thank you Anna for a perfectly planned day xxx

Saturday, 15 October 2011

The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair

Will you be coming to see Vintage Magpie tomorrow?
I cant wait to see you all there.
Until then my lovelies

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Wednesdays Wisdom

After years of wanting to change my body, of wanting a better, flatter, thinner, more toned body....
I now realise that we should cherish what we do have, respect the brilliance of our's the only one we will ever have.
Mine is growing and nurturing Our Little Pip
I couldn't be more proud of my bumpy, lumpy, beautiful body ;)

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Stunning Silk Ruffles

This is one of the last bouquets of this crazy wedding season!
My gorgeous bride loved my Rosa Bouquet, but wanted it a bit 'rougher', less like real roses...Her wish was my command, and this is now she turned out.

Her Groom needed a matching buttonhole...the mix of white, ivory & Champagne silk...pearls and crystal.

A ruffle of the ivory silk, with a sparkling gem finished off this soft, beautiful bouquet.

I love the colour combination of this is subtle, but so effective. The tiny seed crystals, add a sparkling flourish, which I adore.

Now I can have a little rest, put my feet up and enjoy being pregnant...
Well until next Sunday when I am at the Vintage Wedding Fair at Chettle House Dorset... I'm really looking forward to it!

Wishing you all a Happy Weekend

Monday, 3 October 2011

Black & White Thank You

Do you remember this bouquet?
Well this is it in all its glory.....

Don't they look gorgeous?

This is what she had to say...

"Thank you again for making my bouquet, it is amazing and I love it as much now as I did when I first opened the delivery box when you posted it to me. I am going to take very special care of it so that I can hopefully pass it down the generations."

Look at all that divine sparkle!


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