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Picnics, weddings & tea

vintage teapot spoutsIts been a very interesting week at Vintage Dorset. We’ve been really busy with lots of wedding confirmations for vintage crockery hire, teapots, cake stands and tablecloths (including working with some excellent local wedding planners and caterers that we hadn’t met before) Hello to our new friends Dean at Sharp Events and Anna at Nordons Events

We’ve also had our first flurry of picnic enquiries for the year – including our very first international picnic order!

Gift CardOk, so we’re not going to send the picnic all the way to America – but we were most delighted to help a lovely lady who wanted to treat her Dorset friends from oversees! We simply provided a gift card and picnic choices and will deliver the picnic to her friends on the day they choose.

If you want to give a vintage tea party or a vintage picnic as a treat, for a birthday, a fun day out or for Mother’s Day then get in touch with us HERE.

As if all this wasn’t enough we’ve also been talking with two Dorchester firms who really are experts in all things tea…

Georgian style fireplace with mirror above including the words cup of tea my dear?

Char Chars and the Guilded Tea Pot are two different tea-focused businesses based in the centre of Dorchester – they both offer an exceptional tea-drinkers experience worth trying!

Char Chars tea house provides a beautiful environment for tea drinking with excellent fine teas and cakes for sale in their South Street shop. The upstairs tea room is very beautifully decorated and is great for meetings as well as getting together for tea, small parties and celebrations. They also sell a range of loose leaf teas so you can take home a sample of whichever tea you’ve just tried – and Sonja and Phil’s expert tea tastings in the Autumn are just the ticket to get experimenting!

A shelf of glass and porcelain teapots

The Gilded Teapot is a new fine tea & coffee merchants which stocks over 100 different tea blends along with teapots cafetiere’s and other essential tea accessories. Jo is very knowledgeable about teas and has a huge range of exciting accoutrements for tea lovers! We love these glass pots which are great for green teas and herbal flowery types.



Published by annie, on 12th March 2011 at 8:37 am. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Picnics, weddings & tea

Purbeck Vintage Bus Rally

logo advertising Purbeck Bus Rally

The Wessex Transport Society and Swanage Town Council have joined forces to hold the Purbeck Bus Rally – a vintage event exhibiting a wide range of present-day and heritage busesĀ on the Main Beach Car Park, Victoria Avenue, Swanage.

green bus

The event is led by the Wessex Transport Society who formed in 1983 to provide events and activities for and through a group of transport enthusiasts initially from the Bournemouth area but increasingly spreading much further afield. The group now boasts more than 250 members and has a full events calendar including rally’s meetings and road runs.

This is a great family event ideal for a vintage picnic or if you fancy an afternoon outing with a visit to a teashop in Swanage this might be just the ticket. Look out for the Brook Tea Room, 15, the Parade – a lovely little tea room on the sea front – great sea views and huge slices of cake and also listed in the Afternoon Tea Guide.


Published by vdorset, on 27th September 2010 at 8:15 pm. Filled under: Vintage Activities,Vintage Events,Vintage Food,Vintage Local History Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Purbeck Vintage Bus Rally