Beautifully illustrated and full of fascinating and often obscure facts some of which took me right back to my childhood. However, whilst the ephemera artwork was delightful, the coverage of the traditions was rather superficial. An amulet of wisdom for any hedgewitch, an emporium of trinkets for the inner fairy, a gift to treasure for an imaginative friend, I cannot recommend this book highly enough, delve in for yourself and be enchanted! Impressed so much, it's beautiful and would make a wonderful quirky gift. Alexandrine Portelli worked in the fashion industry for many years before returning to her roots to head up the design team at her family's interiors business. The Magpie and the Wardrobe: A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells, is a lovingly curated compendium of time-honoured traditions and curious customs that have bewitched us for generations. Familiar, yet simple artistries and recipes are presented in twelve monthly chapters that reflect and encapsulate this unique, multi-layered, visual feast for the mind and eye! The twelve chapters, representative of the seasons, present the celebrations, superstitions and folklore that shape our year.
We included our families and friends in the process, and our wonderful agent, who sat at the dining room table, hand writing individual letters to potential publishing houses. Illustrated by a unique collection of ephemera and embellished with trinkets and charms, this sumptuous volume will appeal to the creative and curious. You can scroll by the side of to look every of the The Magpie And The Wardrobe picture and chose the best among every of these pictures. On days when I was laid up sick, this book was a huge comfort: not only did it give me ideas for things to do when I felt well enough to be out and about, but reading it was in itself a cosy, nurturing experience that delighted both the eye and the brain. Sam Mckechnie also exhibits her assemblage boxes and art and also makes unique chandeliers sold through and through commission. Or it could even prompt a design project for wedding invitations or wedding themes! It was like looking into a class scrapbook project, it was just too impersonal.
It was somewhat reminiscent of an Olde Curiosity Shoppe, being a month-by-month charming compendium of folklore, tales, traditions, and curious customs, spiced with occasional recipes and things to craft. Home Reviews The Magpie and the Wardrobe: a Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells by Sam McKechnie and Alexandrine Portelli The Magpie and the Wardrobe: a Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells by Sam McKechnie and Alexandrine PortelliThe magpie and the wardrobe: a curiosity of folklore. The book looks like a very imaginative gorgeous sketchbook full of personal ephemera, little ornaments, pieces of lace, photographs, old illustrations, antique keys and feathers. That could prompt research into more wedding superstitions. For example January is New, February is Love and March is Spring. For example, although the book mentioned the Lewes Bonfire Societies, with which I am familiar having lived nearby, more information about these could have been included, thus making this book more substantial rather than just visually sumptuous. Absolutely gorgeous book - full of interesting facts and little snippets of information.
Discover simple magic, heirloom recipes and forgotten fairytales in this eclectic treasury. I often put new fairies and witches on our and page and you can message me there if you are interested in buying them. What was May Day Eve? I don't want to spoil the surprises for others. How to read tea leaves or your palm; sprout foods; make elixirs. The Magpie and the Wardrobe: A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells, is a lovingly curated compendium of time-honoured traditions and curious customs that have bewitched us for generations. Superstitions such as blowing out candles and making a wish or reading tea leaves, fire gazing and palm reading are beautifully illustrated and explained. Image info: Resolution:718x411 Size:293kB Related Pictures of A Curiosity Of Folklore Magic A Curiosity Of Folklore Magic symbolizes power, beauty and excitement.
Yes the book is pretty, yet it has lots of pretty things to look and bits of information throughout it but I was left with a sense of feeling there was something missing. Discover simple magic, heirloom recipes and forgotten fairytales in this eclectic treasury. The four leaf clover inside is a thoughtful touch. The meaning of flowers and the symbolism of colours co-ordinated ephemera depicting each hue illustrate the descriptions are scattered from start to finish, amid herbal lore, myths and spells. It combines folklore snippets, sweet spells and other charming bits and bobs. It's just a click away, download it and you are ready to ham it up your intense nature. Recommended by Grace, Emerson R.
Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Digital version available in an enhanced eBook format. This soulful beauty is here to put your desktop upon fire. This review is based entirely on my own thoughts and feelings. What a lovely surprise this book was. After reading only the first 2 chapters, I'd discovered historical facts, recipes, poems and fairy tales I remembered from my childhood. About the Author This book is the passion project of Sam McKechnie and Alexandrine Portelli.
A delectable dressing-up box treasure trove of curiosities, folklore, magic, superstition, and fairy tales, The Magpie and the Wardrobe is a visual banquet, and ambrosia for the artistic soul. Who was Spring Hill Jack? This is a gorgeous book, beautifully artistically designed. The Magpie and the Wardrobe: A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells eBook: Sam Mckechnie, Alexandrine Portelli: Amazon. For example, I let the book fall open at random. This truly unique book is a treasury of marvels and oddities, a lovingly curated compendium of time-honoured traditions and peculiar customs that have bewitched us for generations. But each layout is absolutely gorgeous. Discover simple magic, heirloom recipes and forgotten fairytales in this eclectic treasury.
There was also an obsession with glitter throughout! The book is divided into months, that in turn are divided into appropriate headings. Discover simple magic, heirloom recipes and forgotten fairytales in this eclectic treasury. You May Like Also Besta Ikea Planner Select any of these 28Besta Ikea Planner photos depending on your complementary and beauty you desire to ensue to your desktop. She is an avid collector of children's books, especially fairytales the darker the better! For those who like a little practicality with their nostalgia, we are given recipes: strawberry jam, elder flower jelly, sugared fruit, porridge, mince pies, chilly stew, plum crumble, Cornish splits. Subsequently we were delighted that Pavilion Books, London's leading independent illustrated book publisher, were so excited to take us on board and understood our vision, they underpinned our magical journey and allowed us to create a rich tapestry of a treasury, aiming to capture the hearts of women aged thirteen to one hundred. A Victorian themed wedding, perhaps? I particularly liked reading about how to make wax roses, floating walnut shell candles and simple lemon pomanders plus I am sure that my husband will appreciate me making the sea salt chocolate truffles. Take a closer look at your favourite homespun rituals and the magic we conjure every day; make a candle wish, mix a moon oil elixir, and hang your romantic hopes on the predictions of an apple peel.
It was somewhat reminiscent of an Olde Curiosity Shoppe, being a month-by-month charming compendium of folklore, tales, traditions, and curious customs, spiced with occasional recipes and things to craft. Sam's work is inextricably entwined with fairy tales, magic and charms and her work has featured in many books and magazines across the globe. Received this book as a first reads giveaway from Goodreads. With an intriguing aesthetic blend of Victoriana and wabi sabi, the authors have accumulated a carnival library of a bygone era; peppering each page with recipes, pressed flowers, vintage postcards, antique jewellery, taxidermy, fortune-telling, and inspirational ideas. Image info: Resolution:630x428 Size:189kB Related Photos of The Magpie And The Wardrobe Put this luxurious The Magpie And The Wardrobe picture upon your desktop and vibes the be active on your screen. The Magpie and the Wardrobe - A Curiosity of Folklore, Magic and Spells, is a lovingly curated compendium of time-honoured traditions and curious customs that have bewitched us for generations. Now for sale in all good reputable book shops but you can also To celebrate the launch of our book Sam Mckechnie, owner of The Magpie and the Wardrobe has begun to make little witches as well as fairies.
I just wished there was a little more substance to it. Illustrated by a unique collection of ephemera and embellished with trinkets and charms, this sumptuous volume will appeal to the creative and curious. From cherished traditions like Valentine's Day to the lost excitement of May Day, The Magpie and the Wardrobe reveals a calendar bursting with history, imagination and curious facts. There are practical craft ideas as well: Making herb oils, garlands, feather head dresses and decorating eggs, lemon pomander, wax roses and walnut keep sakes. Unique, contemporary compendium of folklore, festivals, magic, superstitions, traditions and homespun treasures.