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Vintage finds and seasonal spring flowers for an Easter window display from The Garden Gate Flower Company

Charlie

Easter seasonal flower window display

Happy Easter everyone!  I was delighted when an email popped into my inbox earlier this week from Becca and Maz at The Garden Gate Flower Company – I’ve come down with a horrid cold this week so it was lovely when they appeared with a wonderful Easter-inspired guest post.

It’s full of beautiful inspiration for wedding styling if you love that combination of seasonal flowers and vintage finds.  I’ll hand you over to The Garden Gate Flower Company to tell you about the beautiful Easter window display they created in one of their local vintage and antique shops in Cornwall.  Over to Maz…

Spring wedding flowers in vintage teacups

Easter is here, and we have gone all nostalgic at the Dower House in Lostwithiel.  We have just been styling an Easter window in a shop that is filled with vintage lace, jelly moulds, buttons, ribbons and much more!

Becca rediscovered The Downy Duckling (or something like that, it’s a good job she’s got little kids to read it to!).

Easter window display

We made pretty miniature arrangements in vintage cups.  Spring flowers like primroses and grape hyacinths are short stemmed so make a good addition to a tea cup.

Vintage teacups with seasonal spring flowers

We used pussy willow, blue and white anemones, and red cabbage leaves in a Peter Rabbit inspired combination.  Then one cup sat next to a swirly piece of wild honeysuckle, with native hellebores, snowflakes, white anemones and cyclamen leaves with more pussy willow catkins for a woodland floor feel.

Easter flower window display

Then primroses and grape hyacinths, next to white and yellow tulips, and yolk coloured daffodils. This was to carry on the theme from the beautiful coloured eggs Penny’s new hens are laying.   A pale blue, pale green and pure white clutch nestled in a basket, while vintage bundles of fabric and wooden bobbins of ribbon in cheery colours set off the flowers perfectly.

Vintage teacups with Easter spring flowers

Lancaster and Cornish Organic fabric bunting and Puffin books from the 1950’s echo the eclectic mix of vintage, antique and modern found at The Dower House.  It’s a fairly small shop but I could spend hours in there.  Second hand books, antique glass and a taxidermy turtle, buttons, bobbins, jugs and jelly moulds…heaven is a place in Lostwithiel!

Dower House antiques

The Garden Gate Flower Company

Vintage finds

The Garden Gate Flower Company are a TNWC recommended supplier.

Comments

Rebecca on 31. March, 2013

Hi Charlie thank you for sharing our Easter inspired window with your followers. Wishing you all a great Easter and a return to A1 health soon! Bx

Amanda Davidge on 1. April, 2013

Thank you so much for sharing these photos – it was lovely working with Becca & Maz – the flowers looked and smelled wonderful! Amanda @The Dower House

Sian on 2. April, 2013

Wonderful! Glad the organic bunting was to your liking Garden Gate ladies!

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