Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Crazy Horses

Part 1 of this weekend's hunt for bits and bobs for the shop:

Indian good luck horses.
Traditionally hung next to the door for good luck.

The Magpies loved them!
The Dutchman wasn't quite sure about them.

The Battle of The Sexes begun.

The Dutchman lost... Where are Admiral De Ruyter or William III when you need them...

They are quite sweet...
The Dutchman is starting to like them...
They can stay..
No hay needed....

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Our Week in Photos

Amaryllis we love you.....so much!

Vase arrangements for a corporate table...

Dried hydrangea's looking stunning in the vintage cigarette crate...

Vintage Green + cafe window = stunning

Autumn wreaths, with festive gourdes & feathers

A vintage suitcase full to the brim of English Cyclamen

A little present from Holland for our newest Martin & the Magpie member, Pip.

A misty morning drive to Dorset...a perfect crisp Autumn day.

Rambling beauty

Martin's wonderful Brownie's....need I say more?

I wonder what this week will bring? We have beautiful Cornish hydrangeas, fresh English plants...autumn colours...& stunning vintage finds....

We hope to see you all in the shop for that perfect present, treat, fresh floral display or, if you pester Martin enough, maybe a brownie!!

Friday, 14 October 2011

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

'.... Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things....'

I think I can safely say that everybody knows these lyrics from 'The Sound of Music'...

I've always wondered whether I could be a songwriter....
Let's see... Uhm...

'Green Eye Roses and arms full of Heather...

Beautiful Clematis, no matter the weather....

Cute little Pansies planted in terrines...

These are a few of my favourite things....'

So what do you think? Have I got a blooming career in songwriting ahead of me???

Monday, 3 October 2011

Our Week in Photos

This week started with cool temperatures, the plant man offering us tempting autumn offerings of delicate Violas and stunning English Cyclamen.

Vintage jelly molds, zinc, & Beswick all make the plants come to life. The perfect gift.

Our very own Dutch master, Martin, showed some lovely ladies the beauty of an old dutch master piece ...the hidden symbols, seasons, and fun of recreating one of these divine arrangements.

In the simmering heat we had an Autumn wedding....our Bride was hoping for a cool crisp day, turning leaves,  reds and oranges, & a roast dinner....the one thing that cannot be organisered? The weather!! It was a scorcher!

A cake to die for...

Hollowed out gourds, with tea lights were such a sweet touch.

Ohhh, piano Friedland rose we love you!

Buttonhole bliss

Hungerford Town Hall was all dressed up too!

The newest member of the Martin & the Magpie team is growing nicely....

And finally the floor got a must needed paint....just look at the difference!

We hope your weekend was filled with fun & sunshine
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