Tag: Thomas Hardy
Some weddings are simply beautiful! When we saw these fabulous pics by photographer Alistair Freeman back from Caroline and Mark’s country wedding we were immediately transported into a Hardy novel with Caroline in lead role as Tess of the D’Urberville’s!
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With rolling countryside just outside the door the Wellington Barn on the Dorset Wiltshire border always promised scenery that was always going to be perfect – but Caroline’s gorgeous lace trimmed vintage styled dress, cottage flowers and beautifully tendrilled hair really embraced the wistful feel of a literary heroine.
Quite appropriate really as Caroline is a fabulous blogger with her Wandering Starrs blog hosting lots of gorgeous images and stories of travels and stay at home discoveries!
This wedding features lots of handmade and rustic elements including a chalk-board menu, bunting garlands, beautiful cottage flowers from Organic Blooms, a gorgeous traditional “courting cake” style wedding cake, ribbons, rustic boxes, tea favours, wire hearts and lashings of country charm. You can’t fail to be entranced by the scenes captured by the talented Allister Freeman Photography – these images are breathtaking!
Of course we had to save a little chuckle for this snap – our vintage china is there to be adored on the top, bottom and sideways! We love a good china inspection – its a great way to get people remembering great aunties and grandma’s tea sets…. I think we passed muster!
Some of my favourite things in life are poems and tea.
So when they were brought together in this cute pamphlet by Picador poet Lorraine Mariner, I couldn’t resist buying myself a copy and offering this great little booklet of poems as a prize for Vintage Dorset enthusiasts.
Ten Poems about Tea is introduced by Sophie Dahl (PG tips (!) with milk, no sugar) and is published by the Candlestick Press costing just £4.95 + P&P.
The cover of the pamphlet includes another of our favourites – the ever indulgent Dundee Cake. The ten poems about tea are collected to perfectly complement your tea-time. Ideal for an everyday crisis or when ‘everything stops for tea’.
The Collection includes:Thomas Hardy, At Tea Kenny Knight, Lessons in Teamaking Eavan Boland, In Season Jo Shapcott, Procedure John Arlott, Tea with my Aunts Carol Ann Duffy, Tea John Betjeman, In a Bath Teashop Sheila Hackney, Tea Party John Agard, Alternative Anthem Tiffany Atkinson, Tea