Category: Weddings

The Essentials of Afternoon Tea!

We’re getting very excited about our traditional afternoon tea event at The Thimble Inn Piddlehinton near Dorchester on the 31st January and we’re checking through our lovely vintage cake stands to make sure they are all ship shape and ready for action! We have quite a large collection now – probably over 60 3-tier, 2-tier and 1-tier stands!

vintage china cake stands Dorset

Our stands have been used not just to display gorgeous food but to show off flowers in teacups, for sweets (for guests to fill little bags with and take away as favours for weddings) and even for showing off products at pamper parties (very multi-tasking!)

vintage cake stand & cakes Dorset

We find the best way to use them for afternoon tea is to put lovely delicate finger sandwiches on the bottom tier – most definitely cucumber in there somewhere – then scones in the middle and lovely pastries and fancies on the top. We sometimes put little flowers between the pastries too – just to give an extra special look. Recently we’ve had people putting a twist on the champagne afternoon tea by using our vintage cups to serve the champagne – how decadent and fabulous is that!

Vintage Dorset Afternoon Tea

Flower cake stand Flower cake stand

Cake stand with chocolates Vintage Dorset afternoon tea

Our cake stands are ready matched for clients to assemble at their venue (unless they request us to do it for them as part of our set-up and venue dressing service) and they do make a lovely addition to any vintage inspired party or event – not just looking gorgeous but they also add some height to tables as well!

Vintage Dorset Cake stand & strawberry scones




Published by annie, on 21st January 2013 at 2:52 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Food,Weddings Tags: , , Comments Off on The Essentials of Afternoon Tea!

Gorgeous Mapperton Wedding!

Back in September we were asked to supply some vintage china for the wedding of the lovely Jenny and Russell from Surrey. They held their celebration at beautiful Mapperton Gardens in Beaminster, a gorgeous back drop for a wedding with a touch of vintage style! Here’s some pictures of their day to chase away the snowy blues! We just love Jenny’s dress, the splash of sunshine yellow in the little bridesmaid dress and those pretty informal table flower arrangements – and Russell does look rather dashing too!

The wedding of Jenny and Russell at Mapperton GardensWedding of Jenny and Russell

Published by annie, on 14th January 2013 at 7:30 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Weddings Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off on Gorgeous Mapperton Wedding!