Magpie is run by me, Helen. I’ve loved anything antique, vintage and beautiful for as long as I can remember. It started with a love of rock and roll music, 1950’s fashion and jive clubs, and when I moved out of London, I became a fan of trawling antiques fairs and shops at the weekends. I used to buy and sell vintage clothes and homewares (and also keep a lot too!) and when we bought an Edwardian house in 2007, I then had the perfect excuse to buy the much older antique furniture, chandeliers and accessories I had loved for years. After a few years of building up a collection of beautiful vintage crockery, I started Magpie to share my collection with anyone who wants a vintage look at their wedding, party or event.
My work experience is in journalism, events, marketing and communications, and I have 16 years experience in these fields, so am used to the pressures of event management, organising the perfect party and meeting tight deadlines! Magpie is a dream come true for me – working with the antiques I’m passionate about in the field of work I enjoy and have experience in, so I hope I can offer this experience along with the hire of my lovely collection.
I live in Peterborough with my husband (who on one of our first dates sheepishly said he likes going to car boot fairs, so I married him), and our little boy and baby twins. We have a dog, two chickens and a house full of all the treasures we’ve found over the years.
Thank you to Chris Giles Photography for the photograph.