26 January 2011

The Vintage Bride Brigade, Vintage Inspiration and Our New China Cabinet!

Inside the glorious Pollokshields Burgh Hall and with the help of some strapping men, hot tea and some lovely vintage china and props….
Parcel Paper Bunting
…we transformed a beautiful wood panelled corner into a Butler and Taylor Vintage haven for the first Glasgow Girls Wedding Fayre
Butler and Taylor Vintage

Jenny eyed up the cakes, courtesy of Flamingo Bakery…but who’d blame her…
ooo, and do you like our new cabinet?

Our Vintage Guestbook and Gramophone DJ Vintage Props were on display – you can find out more  here!
Flamingo Bakery CupCakes
We came across some amazing vintage themed wedding ideas with gorgeous stationery from e.y.i. love, Glasgow based wedding stationers and print studio.
Vintage inspired wedding invitation
And not forgetting the lovely Sara of Margolily who creates stunning headpieces from feather and jewels with a hint of vintage throughout. 
Vintage Bride Head piece
Plus, we loved her table display, which incorporated some vintage props.  Much like Butler and Taylor’s old favourites, Mirrorbox Photography, with their vintage camera collection on show…
Vintage Cameras Mirrorbox
Butler and Taylor
…Most importantly we met so many vintage inspired brides, all with lovely engagement stories and ideas for their weddings which makes us all fuzzy inside and very excited!  We can’t wait for our wares to be part of more people’s special day… until next time.

17 January 2011

Butler and Taylor LIVE and pretty pictures a plenty!

We’re taking our vintage hire wares for their first wedding fayre outing this weekend to the The Glasgow Girls Wedding Wedding Fayre 

Glasgow Girls Wedding Fayre


Come and see us LIVE 12pm-5pm at Pollokshields Burgh Hall 

Sunday 23rd January 2011

FREE ENTRY and free champagne!  How can you say no to that?



Plus, there will be lots of lovely exhibitors including Mirrorbox Photography, their photos you may remember from here.  A lovely selection of our vintage tableware and accessory pictures are now featured on our Butler and Taylor Facebook.

Vintage Bride

They also recently snapped Claire’s wedding in December. “Tear to the eye happy” Claire is with them – just brings the whole day back again!! 

You can see a snapshot of these lovely images on the Mirrorbox Photography blog.

We’re also chuffed that they managed to snap our new addition to the Butler and Taylor Vintage Accessories range: A Mustard Yellow !970’s German Typewriter.  Ready for hire for any interactive guestbook enquiries!

Vintage Typewriter

Signing off and See you Sunday! x

14 January 2011

The Best Scottish Weddings

The Best Scottish Weddings has some gorgeous images of brides, dresses, cakes AND Butler and Taylor's teacups! Check us out in the winter edition, out now.


Here is what they said, " Boasting one of Scotland's largest vintage china collections, Butler and Taylor's vast tableware and accessories medley will bring lashings of nostalgic charm to your place settings. Hire prices from £1.60 per item of china."

"Embrace shabby chic crockery without the hassle thanks to Butler and Taylor, the vintage tableware and accessory hire specialists, from £1.60 per item" 

We found this all very exciting! Happy reading folks x

11 January 2011

The Lakes and the Ladies that Tea

Hello there! And thank you to all our new followers; so lovely to know that we have some fellow vintage vixens out there!  We’ve had a busy few months but crazy to think that our last post was back in Oct!  HOW TIME FLIES! 

Butler and Taylor – our new business hiring out vintage tableware (which you can read more about here) has been bubbling away over the past months with logo design, website prep and our vintage tea sets have even had a few outings over the past months.

Interestingly, two of these outings were just over the border in The Lakes; The first of which was at a new vintage tinged Fayre at Rheged called Nostalgia Meets Design, (which you may remember from this post) and the second for a hire for a 50th vintage tinged Birthday Tea Party. 

Nostalgia Meets Design BEFORE 

Now let’s be honest; Nostalgia Meets Design was as much an excuse for us to have first dibs on some of the amazing vintage items for sale as it was a justifiable business reason for Butler and Taylor to talk about tea, vintage china and cakes all day.

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And although we were south of the border, we were pleasantly surprised that our stall neighbour was Hannah Louise Lamb Jewellery from Edinburgh.

Hannah Louise Lamb

Her items were lovely and we hope to be bumping into her soon, as the banter was a flowing!  We hope our partners will be familiarising themselves with her store as we’ve definitely been dropping hints to them where to buy some precious wares!  Seriously stunning stuff!

Other people who we were delighted came said hi to us (and we do hope to see north of the border soon) was vintage crafter and Made in the Shade buddy Leah Halliday, whose blog we recommend: Click here for her “I need that for my home” items and crafty goodness.

We were so excited by the enthusiasm about our vintage hire business from everyone, so thank you (and looking forward to potential bride and photoshoot/prop opportunities!)  Fingers crossed for another Nostalgia Meets Design next year.  Worth the scenic drive (and cake), for sure!

A week later, we were so proud to be hiring our wares for a lady to create her own vintage themed 50th birthday.  The settings looked super and we thought you’d like a little sneak peak at the tables she set and the guests adorning their favourite vintage wardrobe!

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Next time the cups and saucers had an outing after these pics was Claire’s wedding… more on that soon!!!