Category: Vintage Fashion

Pot to the Kettle Never Kettle to the Pot!

We’ve shared this wonderful vintage You Tube video before but it’s so much fun we felt we just had to share it all over again – it’s guaranteed to cheer you up when it’s raining constantly and the wind seems to be doing it’s level best to level everything! It’s a gorgeous peice of social history – check out the hair styles, the furniture and the absolutely HUGE teapot – and we completely adore the Tea Instructor – one of the scariest men ever – those eyebrows and he never blinks – never!! We think the 6 steps to making a proper cup of tea should be laid down in law and tea should always be sold in the biggest tea chest you can carry by people with the most glorious 1940’s cut glass accents – it would be so much more fun than trying to find a decent tea at the local supermarket. And please – if you learn nothing else from watching this little video do ALWAYS remember – take the pot to the kettle NEVER the kettle to the pot – Gran would be proud!

 

Tea Making Tips on YouTube


Published by annie, on 25th November 2012 at 6:09 pm. Filled under: Christmas,Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion,Vintage Food,Vintage Homeware,Vintage Local History,Weddings Tags: , , , , , Comments Off on Pot to the Kettle Never Kettle to the Pot!

Perfect Vintage & Steam Wedding

Wedding steam trainSome brides have so much energy and great ideas for their wedding day that its a wonder to behold. When we helped Kimberley and Sam with their vintage styled wedding reception we knew it would be special – not every couple and their guests arrive at their venue by steam train and with the gorgeous Purbeck settings of the Swanage Railway together with all of the vintage details that Kimberley had planned; this wedding turned out to be spectacular!

Swanage railway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimberley and Sam were married in Purbeck and then made their way together with all of their guests to the lovely village hall at Harman’s Cross via the Swanage Railway. We bedecked the hall with bunting and vintage tablecloths – but Kimberley also created a fabulous chill-out area with vintage throws and traditional toys for the children, a vintage pampering kit in the ladies bathroom with cute vintage soaps and tissues and a table planner with vintage papers – matched up to cute mini-milk bottles!

vintage wedding chill-out area

table planner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vintage teacup favoursThe afternooon tea organised by Vintage Dorset with extra treats from the bride and groom was a festival of delicious finger sandwiches, cakes and vintage china with wine and cordial available throughout. The collection of cakestands waiting to go out was incredible and with the guests dressing up to suit the vintage theme it looked wonderful and everyone really loved the vibe!

Many thanks for all your work over the wedding. The tea was lovely and the tables etc looked absolutely wonderful. It all went so well. We all thought you and your team did a splendid job. Thank you so much (from the grooms mum)

As the afternoon went on there were ice-creams, a bouncy castle and then fish and chips to finish off before the evening music – then the sun shone through the showers bringing with it the most glorious of rainbow’s to make a perfect ending to a truly lovely day! Here are some of the pictures….

Perfect Vintage Wedding

 

 

 

 


Published by vdorset, on 19th November 2012 at 11:40 am. Filled under: Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion,Vintage Food,Weddings Tags: , , , , , , , Comments Off on Perfect Vintage & Steam Wedding