10 October 2012

A year of baby in vintage Glasgow…

So, back in February…I went from being a pregnant Gramophone DJ at Jenny’s gorgeous wedding

{Photo below from Lillian and Leonard Photography – more pictures from Jennys beautiful day here}

To being a proud fulltime mama to this gorgeous little cheeky treasure…


His name is Rubin.

So in what has been 8 months filled with baby, baby, baby… I thought I would share the more “vintage tinged” baby moments amongst these…

Learn to Sew Children’s Wear at The Stitchery Studio

Last winter, I attended this class and LOVED it!  Students learnt to make this vintage inspired reversible baby doll dress designed by Cassandra Belanger, founder of The Stitchery and a former Butler & Taylor bride!  Weirdly I asked Cass if I could make some trousers instead in case I had a boy… luckily she let me – I must have known somehow that Rubin was on his way!

Recently I attended The Knitting Workshop at The Stitchery… this mama is getting all crafty!  And you can find more info on what workshops are coming up at The Stitchery, including both that I attended, here

In case you aren’t the crafty type – but still have a penchant for a little vintage piece, then this store is WELL worth the visit…

Rowdy Roddy Vintage in De Courcy’s Arcade off Cresswell Lane

I met Jolyne, the owner of Rowdy Roddy Vintage through a mutual friend and I have to say, she is one woman with some amazing taste!   Her wee store is filled to the brim with vintage baby delights and when I say vintage I MEAN vintage.  Much like Butler & Taylor, she prides herself in the REAL deal – minimal stock of vintage replica.  However, she beautifully peppers her stock with some stylish local designers and fun baby gifts to compliment the vintage thing – all which makes it a well worth visit.  I’ve been a handful of times already… purchases include this tasty duo. And for those of you inspired by Jenny’s last blog and looking for vintage flower girl, page boy, baby wedding guest and outfits – then look no further than Rowdy Roddy Vintage

One of my first purchases from Rowdy Roddy Vintage took place at Granny would be Proud’s – “Mamas and Babas” kids Fair.

A total mix of handmade, retro, unique, vintage baby and kids finds from Glasgow indie stalls – there have so far been two – keep an eye on Granny Proud’s facebook for the next ones coming up.

Butler & Taylor has also gotten all child friendly with our expansion of our vintage kids and games package. 


{picture above is a sneak preview from the recent photoshoot with Mirrorbox Photography}

We have a perfect mix of vintage games and toys to keep those fidgety hands busy at weddings and parties available for hire.  We’ve loved collecting for this package a lot, so get in touch with us or keep your eyes peeled on our facebook for more information!

Am much enjoying being vintage mamas, so any more Glasgow vintage kids recommendations are welcome below!

Love Claire xx

29 March 2012

Vintage inspired Flower Girl's

With all this sun around this week it has inspired me to post about vintage and vintage style Flower Girl dresses. There are some really lovely vintage dresses out there to be found for little ones. Check out this amazing online shop that I found called - Belle Heir, all the dresses are original vintage pieces.

Belle Heir

Belle Heir

Belle Heir

Belle Heir

Belle Heir

Belle Heir

Belle Heir

Vintage style can also be found for slightly older girls at ilovegorgeous in London, Hucklebones and good old Monsoon.


Other places to have a snoop for vintage, secondhand or vintage style for children are -

Dinky Vintage  (Brighton)
Love it again (Glasgow)
Relove (Edinburgh)
Little linens (vintage style)
Their Nibs (vintage style)

Happy shopping! 

Jenny X

24 February 2012

Let's get old fashioned!

Yipee! Butler and Taylor's Gramophone DJ service has been featured in the new issue of The Best Scottish Weddings magazine! You can still buy the magazine in the shops to read all about it!

Our gramophone's were also featured in one of our favourite wedding blogs 'love my dress' this week. Check out the link below to view this beautiful art deco photoshoot taken by Zoe Campbell Photography

Find out more information about our gramophone DJ service at www.butlerandtaylor.co.uk


13 February 2012

Copenhagen Part 2!

 Ok as promised here are the rest of my snaps from my thrifting hours in Copenhagen! You all know how much I love tins! Check out this beautiful selection, WHY DID I NOT BUY ANY?????

My favourite tin in the picture below has to be the middle one with the horses.

Loved the yellow tea set so much but did not have room in my suitcase for it, thats the one very tricky thing about thrifting abroad, you always see things that you can't take home!

I had a great time looking and thrifting but the rain did come on so I left and travelled back into the city centre where I came accross a great little coffee and cupcake shop called - Serenity Cupcakes.

Everything seemed to be freshly baked on the premises and the smell was amazing!!
I could not decide what cake flavour to go for!

I ended up picking an Oreo cake and a huge cappuccino that looked like a planet!

Afterwards I window shopped, I was amazed at how stylish all the shops and shop windows are, most of them had candles out on the doorsteps and were open until late, I wish this happened in the UK!

Loved these small chairs in this shop window, wish I had caught the name of the shop!

I also bought myself some flowers from the flower market, how could I resist???

When can I visit again?????

Jenny X

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