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Friday, 20 May 2011

We are moving!!! NEW WEBSITE & NEW BLOG.....

Hello to all our blog followers. Just wanted to let you know that today we have launched our brand NEW WEBSITE! It has taken quite some work and we really hope you will love it.

You can buy some of our lovely products online including: Our New Laser-cut bunting, Photograph Albums, Mobile Decorations and our beautiful Laser-cut butterfly framed artwork!

Here is a little taster but please come over to the site and check it out for yourself.

Please note that this blog will be moving sites, and we will no longer be posting to this blog site...so please come and follow our new blog here: http://www.hummingbirdcards.co.uk/blog

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Beautiful extras from BHLDN

We are loving all the beautiful decorations now available online from the fabulous BHLDN, if you havent checked them out visit the website http://www.bhldn.com/ from the creators of ANTHROPLOGIE you really can't go wrong. They have a beautiful array of delicate decorations..our favourites are the paper fans...just beautiful for your guests at a hot summer wedding, or decorating tables in eyecatching displays. We also love the fabulous vintage cashier's key stakes..perfect for numbering wedding tables!

Vintage bird cake toppers...

Paper Decorations in subtle hues.

Little boxes of delight, vintage silk flowers and all sorts of bits to get creative with.
Lovely little good wish paper pennants

Love these vintage forks stamped with Bride & Groom ... lovely keepsakes!

Printed cotton tapes

Delicate Porcelain blooms..perfect for table decorations, to give a vintage feel.

Love, Love, Love these vintage cashier stakes...perfect for Table Numbers!

Old fashioned paper pinwheels..in patterned papers and a range of colours.

Hand crinkled and hand clipped...hang them, create centrepieces

or simply use them to keep cool!

Add a little tealight and you have a beautiful subtle glow on every table.

These are so effective!


Thursday, 5 May 2011

Simple but stunning floral ideas...

We loved this posting from our friends over at Before Your Big Day.

If you have reached the end of your budget but still want a stunning floral display
try choosing one type of flower, buy from a wholesalers or flower market and arrange them yourself. Arrange big beautiful bunches or add some beautiful velvet ribbon or lace trim to tie up a small bunch into a bouquet. Effortlessly simple and totally chic! We are loving the Baby's Breath (Gypsophilia) we think it will look lovely Georgia!! ...so delicate and pretty!

In the studio today....

Spring & 'Wedding Season' is a busy time here in the Hummingbird studio & today is no exception!

Here's a quick snap of one of our work benches right now.. covered in invitations waiting to dry. These are laser cut quartz hearts with a beautiful cosmetic coloured paper inlay, each finished off with a small stunning diamante. Quite simple, but really beautiful! One of my favourite parts of what we do is getting to see wedding stationery finished & perfect before it gets sent off to excited Brides & Grooms...all beautifully wrapped and packaged in one of our keepsake boxes!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

The Wedding Diary: a veritable treasure trove!

Having made the decision to have our wedding reception in the garden & having (after a bit of a hunt!) found a perfect traditional, canvas tent style marquee means that the fun can now begin! I can finally start to create, hunt for & make decorations & other little bits of gorgeousness that my head has been full of for months now.

My first must was to start to hunt for lots of vintage crockery. I've already got quite a few heirloom pieces which I've had hidden away, but I've started to collect lots more so we've got enough for our garden party wedding!

I love to visit antique fairs, junk shops & car boots! & they've proved to be a great source for vintage tea cups, milk jugs, tea plates & teapots! I even picked up a few pieces last week at Newark.

Its been great fun bringing home bags and boxes of treasured finds and carefully cleaning & storing them away. In the studio we've all got our personal favourites.

Suzi loves this hand painted teacup!

Its onto the 'Cake' next & Mum and I are getting together tomorrow to chat over recipes, cake tin sizes and of course the decoration!