Posts Tagged ‘ vintage ’

Dani & Matthew

Posted on: August 5th, 2019 by Kimberley

Romantic, Classy & Intimate meets Country Rustic Charm, with glass & wooden elements & mauve, light purple, pink & navy hues.
Dani & Matthew shared their vows at the stunning Cranford’s Country Lodge earlier this year, such a beautiful setting for this ‘destination’ wedding.
This lovely couple made their way over the seas from the UK to get married here in the KZN Midlands, what a pleasure!

Thanks to Eileen from Bright Girl Photography for the stunning pics & Alex at Cranford Country Lodge for being an amazing host as usual – We love working with you gals!


Posted on: July 11th, 2019 by Kimberley

“And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.” Beth Revis

Minimalist, Romantic, Rustic yet Elegant –
With Nudes, Beige, White, Dusty Pink, Pastel hues of Lavender & Apricot.

The love these two have for each other had us swoon from the start, and Saysha Baker Photography captured the day so perfectly.
Thank you Linda & Michael for choosing us to make pretty on your special day!

Venue: Cranford Country Lodge


Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by Kimberley

What’s not to love about a bride in a pink dress?! Petro & Bill celebrated their big day at Far Side Farm. Take a look at some of the gorgeous pictures taken by Anja Meyer Photography and some from one of the venue photographers, Graham. Decor & flowers done by Natural Nostalgia.



Posted on: August 7th, 2017 by kablooeymonsters

Vintage Objects

Posted on: July 12th, 2017 by kablooeymonsters

Roger & Haley’s Baby Shower

Posted on: November 11th, 2012 by kablooeymonsters

Saturday turned out to be a very welcoming warm and sunny day and just perfect for Roger and Haley’s Baby Shower. Our assistance with quaint vintage decor, set-up and styling was requested by Sam (Haley’s best friend) for the surprise baby shower. The setting was stunning – some lovely local stables where Haley keeps her horse. Beautifully kept greens and stables with a gorgeous and spacious club house with bar, kitchen and tables plus an outside patio with benches and umbrellas made this the perfect setting.

With Haley’s love of vintage decor, we embraced a rustic, vintage, and country style theme with elegant highlights in tones of pink and white to welcome their soon-to-be adopted baby girl.  We created a lovely entrance with a welcome blackboard, vintage farming equipment and just love the wheelbarrow with the pink baby blankets and teddies. Throughout the venue there were hints of pink and white and pastel vintage colors. We used pink and white polka dotted table runners with lace edging and large mason jar vases with wild country bunches of pink florals.

Mason jars with lemonade welcomed the guests along side a shabby-chic ladder filled with teddies, cute signs and decor. We used a variety of vintage items such as enamel tea pots filled with flowers, old vintage tins for cutlery, a pastel green typewriter, books tied with lace and old fruit crates. And added some height to the cake table with some vintage suitcases and we just love the little miniature red velvet cupcakes!

We also just adore the baby’s clothes pegged to the washing line – such a cute idea suggested by Sam! Sam also supplied Thank you gifts for each guest – sweet little Pink Zambuck lip balms and a note pin board for guests to leave Haley & Roger a well wishes note. Overall a beautiful and quaint celebration for Haley & Roger as they welcome a beautiful child into their lives. Wishing them all the love, luck and joy for the future. Love Natural Nostalgia…

Rustic Elegance – Hilton

Posted on: October 2nd, 2012 by kablooeymonsters

We were really pleased to help ‘Imagine That’ events with a hospitality tent for the Hilton festival. The theme for the tent was rustic elegance with a touch of vintage and safari chic. We assisted with various shabby-chic items such as the pastel yellow vintage door used as the lemonade stand bar top as well as the rustic crates to hold dozens of lovely lemons. We also provided a pair of pale pink window shutters used to hold the guest cards with pegs.

On the food tables we used rustic wooden pieces with white stones which were layered up on top one another with the top one holding brownies and other treats under large bell jars. Plus some mason jars for snacks and vintage cookie jars with wooden lids. Coloured enamel mugs were sprinkled in and around yummy savories and sweets with succulents.

Our favourite creation was the rustic Gluwein enamel cup holder – which was a dead wood tree with hooks and rope suspended from the ceiling of the tent.

Overall the event was a big success and even though the wind tried to blow everything and everyone away – it was overcome by warm mugs of gluwein, champagne, a delightful chill area and yummy treats and snacks for all…

These lovely pictures were taken by the talents Emma Gatland fro Em Gatland photography.

Yummy Mummy Baby Shower

Posted on: September 3rd, 2012 by kablooeymonsters

Natural Nostalgia was really happy to be asked to provide the decor and eats for a yummy mummy kitchen tea party on Sunday. In true style of the mummy-to-be (Kim Coppen Watkins) we celebrated her favourite colour – LEMON YELLOW. With the first days of spring upon us and with lemon trees in our garden laden with fruit it made perfect sense to make the most of this abundant period. To add some extra colour we threw in a bit of lime green and bright blue to celebrate the soon to be birth of her little boy.

For table decor we used vintage blue, green and brown suitcases to create height with a birdcage filled with fresh jasmine. Vintage books were stacked up all around with quirky white ceramic owls for some cute fun. Slices of fresh cut lemon filled giant mason jars and other vintage cookie, biscuit and candle tins were scattered around. Large yellow and blue lanterns were suspended above the table creating the perfect ambience of spring and joy along with darling blue and yellow flowered and lace bunting. Our favourite vintage kitchen scale was piled high with yummy eats too and paper pin-wheels were scatted around the table. Old Coca-Cola crates stacked together created the perfect cake stand.

No party would be complete without a good beverage and some yummy delights so home-made lemonade was served in a giant glass bowl with mason jars for glasses. Beautiful yellow and blue cupcakes with stripes, hearts and pokka-dots and sweet yellow cake pops were made by Paula Erskine. Plus a delicious lemon meringue pie and a zesty lemon cake were made by Esme’s. Delightful yellow macaroons were pilled high on the kitchen scale and were made by Daniela’s.

After tea and lots of yummy eats – those who wanted a G&T or a spiked version of the lemonade got into the festive spirit and the evening ended with the boys joining in on the fun with Kim’s husband Graeme Watkins, family and friends. Overall it was a huge success and everyone loved the unique and different vintage decor. We wish Kim and Graeme all the best as they look forward to the birth of their lovely little boy! x