Staff Retail Picks: March 2018
Updated: May 28, 2019
It rained all day today. Through the striped curtains bordering the 12-foot windows that line two walls of our floral shop, we looked out as the sky spit down rain, then sleet, then a spray of sunshine, settling back into some falling miniature Styrofoam-ball-sized hailstones. It’s spring break in Vail Valley, and real spring (one with some sunshine and grass even) will be here before we know it. While the rain pitter-pattered down outside this afternoon, we, the staff at Vintage Magnolia, worked on our projects, from creating a bridal bouquet for a wedding this weekend to planting some new succulent arrivals in new concrete pots, and chatted about our shop’s favorite items.
Caitlin loves the spring patterns (especially the root vegatables!) of paper placements that just arrived. They are the perfect hostess gift or way to spruce up a table for family gatherings and spring celebrations.
Four styles of small (~6”x 4”) velvet-covered journals adorn two shelves on the non-windowed walls of the shop, and these are Emily’s favorite items. The lined journals are thick, waiting for downpours of words, and the colors vary from warm and soft peachy pink to bright cobalt.
Kendra had a hard time deciding between some brand-new coasters made from grey marble with gold edging that come in packs of four and our single cubes, each with a propagation vase. These vases hold single stems or a small arrangement and are the perfect balance of modern and rustic, with their soft wooden cube bases. We have them dotting the shop, some with small fern sprays, and they are adorable and popular as birthday gifts.
Maryanne’s favorite objects are currently the huge silk protea we have clustered in a tall window vase. These silks are high-quality and remarkably realistic, and their contemporary shape and colors can serve as either a focal point of a space or with other silks in a more background-style arrangement.
Three bud vases of varying size and shape form the trio of Melanie’s favorite items. The shop has sold these as individual vases and as a set of three, and when filled with several colorful blooms, they make her smile without fail. They can even act as a centerpiece on smaller dining tables, especially when arranged with several votives.
There’s a saying here in Vail among locals that folks “come for winter and stay for the summer” and it’s true. However, in a place filled with fun treasures and lovely things, like Vintage Magnolia, we enjoy even rainy March days before spring hits full-swing. We’re looking forward to more spring arrivals and for the sunshine pouring through our windows.