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A Spring Wedding Revisited!

This is a wedding we helped supply a little while ago but we saw it on the “You & Your Wedding” site and thought we’d share it again – it was truly gorgeous!! Ignore the bit that says it’s in Surrey! Honestly – it was here in fabulous Dorset

Kumari and Matthew

Oh it brings back such lovely memories…..

Vintage Styling with a Mad Hatter Twist

If you love vintage but with a contemporary feel and a hint of Mad Hatter then our “Mad Hatter Twist” venue styling could be for you. We have combined our beautiful vintage china with very modern chic black and white basics and hand crafted Mad Hatter hat centrepieces to create a very different but elegant look for any party, wedding, anniversary or special occasion.

You can choose the touches of colour you would like and even add your own items to make this a very individual and bespoke look unique to you. Check out our You Tube pictures – we have gone for a very girlie pink for our photo shoot !

We can style any venue with “Mad Hatter Twist”, from hotels to marquees and village halls and for up to 80 people. We can be flexible on table size and shape, number of hat centrepieces and we can also provide your place cards and other items should you wish. If you would like to know more about how this style could work for your event please do contact us.

Many thanks to the lovely Lisa at The Thimble Inn in Piddlehinton for letting us use the gorgeous pub for the photos!





Published by annie, on 14th January 2015 at 6:04 pm. Filled under: Christmas,Vintage Activities,Vintage Arts,Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion,Vintage Food,Vintage Homeware,WeddingsComments Off on Vintage Styling with a Mad Hatter Twist

Autumn Wedding at Athelhampton

We recently supplied china and flowers for the wedding of Dave and Becky at Athelhampton House. A gorgeous day and a lovely intimate family wedding. Do enjoy these photos – the wedding had a subtle “Alice in Wonderland” twist with bright colours in the flowers and a fabulous cupcake wedding cake with little top hats and teacups on – stunning! Dave and Becky look relaxed and happy in these pictures (thanks both for sharing them with us) – obviously a couple in love!

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Published by annie, on 30th October 2014 at 6:21 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Fashion,Weddings Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Autumn Wedding at Athelhampton

Symondsbury Sizzler!

Well – we’ve been very bad at keeping the site up to date the last few months. To be honest we’ve concentrated more on Twitter and Facebook because, being inherently IT lazy, they are so much quicker to use and we have to do so little thinking to use them! Terrible isn’t it….! If we also used the other social media thingy whatsits as well like Pinterest and….erm…….well … you know….all those other things we keep hearing about but have no idea what they are…….we’d be forever glued to the laptops and would never actually get “out there” doing the stuff we love. Well – that’s our excuse and even though it’s a pretty bad one we’re sticking with it.

So anyway, we’ve been busy through the last few months with all sorts of events from weddings to baby showers to anniversaries and “ladies wot lunches” and even a couple of wakes. Our bunting has been all over the country and back again (thank goodness), our Post Box also had an outing beyond the Dorset borders (dread to think how much the courier charges were for our client – that box is a real Royal Mail cast iron beastie and takes a good strong lad or three to lift it!) and we’ve had lots of orders for tea favours and other bits and bobs. We’ve added some stock to the collection and we’ve lost a few bits along the way as well – some broken, some retired and some just plain lost! C’est la vie.

Here’s just a few photos from a wedding we supplied a few weeks ago. This one is going to be showcased on blog in a few weeks time so we won’t say too much but will get back to you with the link – we’re SO looking forward to seeing the professional photos!! These photos were taken whilst we were in the process of setting up the marquee and catering tent (on a very hot day!).

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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

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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!