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Posting out today…

Postbox wishing wellThere was a time when I used to love going to the post office – sending things out in the mail and waiting for letters to arrive. Things do seem to have changed for the worse though and along with a second class service at a first class price our postman reaches us mid afternoon at best these days…

For fear of turning into a Grumpy Old Woman I have to say that I still enjoy getting hand written letters and there is some fun to be had in carefully wrapping our bunting up and wedding favours to post out to clients

Recently we began using UK Mail for our parcels – I’d received things from them before – on time and not crushed – and so far everything is going well and the price is much better for larger parcels (so we’ve not had to increase these too much with the Royal Mail postage hike)

tea favours vintage dorsetThis week I’ve posted out 100 gorgeous tea favours for a wedding that’s taking place in Portugal early next month. The colour scheme is soft turquoise so we tailored our little tea favours to suit… Can’t wait to see the pictures! We also sent more pink/red coloured favours to bride to be in Wales and have lots of lilac ones ready to go out in the next few days and a big bunting delivery so making sure things get there on time is essential!

Radio 4 were also talking this week about a chap who’s been photographing hundreds of post boxes all over the country – what a curious pass-time (though slightly train spotterish). I may even have to go and visit the British Postal Museum myself – at the current pace of postal service decline it would be nice to remember the good times!

To hire our vintage post box for weddings or to order tea favours get in touch with us on info@vintagedorset.co.uk or contact us here


Published by vdorset, on 24th May 2012 at 6:16 am. Filled under: Vintage Activities Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off on Posting out today…

Winter Wishes!

Christmas PostWith Christmas just around the corner we’ve begun getting our Christmas Cards ready for Scout Post (our scout groups deliver local post to raise funds for charity) Its also time for working out how long we have to reach the Christmas Post for those far-flung friends and relatives living overseas – now seems good!

Love Christmas

November is perfect for Christmas cards – as the evenings get dark you get that warm glow inside (though it might be the nip of brandy that wasn’t needed for the cake!). There’s still plenty of time to plan Vintage Christmas styling. Our Post Box is the perfect prop for a Wedding Day wishing well, or for posting Christmas cards at work or for your Christmas Party centre-piece.

For £55 per hire the post box is available in Dorset and surrounding areas including free delivery and collection within 10 miles of Dorchester. We include a bespoke printed window panel with your own choice of words for your wedding or Christmas message.

Contact Us Here to enquire or book

For a longer hire e.g. leading into your works Christmas Party – just let us know and we’ll see what Christmas magic we can whizz up to give you a really good deal.

Vintage Christmas colours of red, green and gold are strong Victorian Christmas traditions. Keep it simple to achieve an authentic style adding pine cones, white lights and green foliage and fabrics. Check out the ideas from the Victorian Farm Christmas – for simple and fun decorations and traditional foods. Here are a few of our own Christmassy pictures to help get in the Vintage Christmas mood!

Christmas Collection red post box

Hand made Glass Hearts and coloured ribbons in red and green are £2 each to hire for weddings or we can supply them for £6 each to keep.

Christmas SacksWe also provide traditional hessian sacks to buy for £5 each + £2 PP including a hand-made Merry Christmas label. Fabulous for under the tree, the sacks are 75cm x 33cm. They’ll be going into our shop any day – but do get in touch with us here if you want to place an early order.

For any other items including vintage china hire, Christmas and Vintage Bunting, props and styling for Christmas Events, Weddings and Parties please contact us or check out our prices HERE.


Published by vdorset, on 8th November 2011 at 5:55 pm. Filled under: Christmas,Vintage Activities,Vintage Events Tags: , , , , , , , Comments Off on Winter Wishes!