Vintage finds and seasonal spring flowers for an Easter window display from The Garden Gate Flower Company
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…
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!).
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.
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.
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!
The Garden Gate Flower Company are a TNWC recommended supplier.