27 October 2010

Nostalgia Meets Design


This weekend we are off on an adventure in our VW campervan down to the Lake District to take part in an exclusive Nostalgia Meets Design fair at Rheghed.

Nostalgia Meets Design

We’re excited to be involved in this vintage inspired event – and I am particularly impressed with Gwen for pushing this forward in the rural lake district, to showcase some of the local talent.  It’s a real privilege to be involved, so if anyone fancies a trip out at the weekend, Penrith is a scenic 1 half hour drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh…

There’ll be designers/makers inspired by nostalgia, alongside vintage clothes, jewellery, accessories, homeware and furniture.  There will also be plenty of cake in their very own tea room (vintage china included).  Scrumptious homemade cakes, vintage china and music from a bygone era.  Sounds good to us!


Aside from easting cake, we are setting up our own vintage stall and will be sharing some vintage ware and kitchenlia that we’ve picked up on our own vintage travels!

We have a feeling we may come back with more than we take though, especially when I saw this little red number from Vintage Revival:

little red dress 

and these cute fabric 50’s inspired illustration mugs

Emma Dolan
… We’ll let you know how we get on!…

p.s. Happy Halloween for Sunday

Love Claire and Jenny x

14 October 2010

Mirrorbox, Teacups and Project Vintage!

So we know its been a while since the last blog. 
Claire’s busy planning the wedding …
which I decided to do this year!  Nice one me! Three months to plan “our perfect day” is a challenge (but an exciting one at that) – add to that an overexcited mother and a winter day date to contend with, and I’ll be a happy lady if I come out the other side with my head in tact!
Jenny on the other hand has been busy quilting away (vintage fabrics of course!) between art projects and Zumba – quilt display on here soon, we hope! :-)
But more importantly we’ve both been brewing up a storm of vintage tea cups and we’re very excited to share it with you!
Us excited!
So. Butler & Taylor is our new vintage china hire venture! We’ve been collecting vintage treasures all year and our plan is to unleash our lovely tableware and vintage accessories to the vintage vixens of Scotland and beyond!
Weddings, photo shoots, product launches, events, hen parties, tea dances!  You name it and we are ready with a scary amount of teacups (and cake stands, tea pots..), a lovely paced campervan and our smiley faces eager to deliver and create an event with a difference!
We feel the best way to share our love of vintage tableware is to give you a glimpse into our recent photo shoot which took place in the beautiful house and garden of Bob and Anna situated in Glasgow’s west end – who kindly opened their door to us for the day! 
Open Doors
None of this would have been possible of course, without the experienced click of shutters from Sam and Sequoia of the amazing Mirrorbox Photography! Love love love their stuff – so be sure to check it!
Mirrorbox we love
We had fun assembling cups in bike baskets, teapots on radiators and linen on stairs….
Cups in Chopper
   Teapot Treasures Linen on Stairs
And compliments of course also goes to our 50’s housewives extraordinaire:
Lindsay on soup and helpfulness (and provider of bike)
Anna on cakes
Lindsay on soup Cakes by Anna
None of it could have happened without them – so a big thank you to all!
If anyone wants to know more about Butler & Taylor, get in touch with us here:
info@butlerandtaylor.co.uk / 07525 813 865 / 0784 931 5531
and Mirrorbox for the photos here: info@mirrorboxphotography.com
More pictures to come when our website is up and running…. so we’ll be sure to keep you posted.  Until next time folks!
Love Claire and Jenny!