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Vintage Fun for Volunteers!

Happy New Year everyone! We do hope this year brings you peace and happiness even though we currently seem to be wading through rain and mud at every turn! It can’t last, honestly…….. So to cheer us up we thought we’d share a few more photos from the lovely event we were involved in back in the summer with Julia’s House in Corfe Mullen.

Children’s charity Julia’s House   (dedicated to supporting children with life-limiting conditions) wanted to say thank you to their volunteers as part of National Volunteers Week by holding a vintage tea at their hospice at Corfe Mullen.

With more than 100 volunteers supporting the charity – taking on work from fundraising to van driving; working in the Julia’s House shops, providing admin work and giving support at the hospice itself – there’s a huge range and potential for volunteering activity that is vital to the charity.

The vintage tea was an opportunity for employees from Julia’s House to say thank you – serving tea and scones to volunteers and showing them the facilities and work that takes place at the Corfe Mullen hospice.

Follow the link HERE to see what Julia’s House had to say about the day and do enjoy the photos below – we just lurve that lion!!! And he didn’t eat too many cream cakes either!

Julia's House vintage cream tea for volunteers - Vintage Dorset


Published by annie, on 2nd January 2013 at 9:52 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events Tags: , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Vintage Fun for Volunteers!

Vintage Dorset Goes to the Fair

Vintage Dorset is going to the Fair! Kingston Maurward Wedding Fair to be precise, on Sunday the 14th October. Kingston Maurward is a beautiful 17th century house and estate near Dorchester originally built for a cousin of Prime Minister Pitt and it was featured as “Knapwater House” in Thomas Hardy’s novel Desperate Remedies.

It’s a stunning location for a wedding with its formal gardens, scenic lake, parkland and lovely rooms. Absolutely made for getting those wonderful wedding photos that you remember forever! And a gorgeous setting to show off our lovely vintage china and accessories too.

There’s going to be a range of wedding gowns to swoon over and men’s wear for the groom (and a fashion show too!), lots of fabulous cakes to see, musicians to set the mood and photographers showing off their creative ideas to capture your big day. And for your £3.50 entrance fee you also get a complimentary drink – bargain!

We’ll be taking along lots of our fabulous china, cake stands, flowers in tea cups, bunting and some of our props such as the ever popular Post Box/Wishing Well and vintage typewriter so it’s a great chance for you to come along and see us, maybe talk through your ideas for your vintage wedding and see how we can help you make your day perfect! We’ll be in the Whatmoor Room from 10.00am until 3.30pm so do come and say Hello !

Published by annie, on 9th October 2012 at 12:04 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Weddings Tags: , , , Comments Off on Vintage Dorset Goes to the Fair