Who am I?

I run a vintage crockery hire and event styling business, which I set up prior to my own wedding….I even did a crockery hire on my wedding day.  I create hats to order mainly 1920’s cloches as I love that style however at the moment I am only taking on a handful of commissions a year as I am ptetty busy already.   My work was showcased in June 2010 in the Hobbs Best of Bristol Show,  I’ve set up a number of fascinators workshops .  My quirky cake stands are supplied to Fortnum & Mason,  been a very welcome addition to the restaurant programme on the BBC and are due to appear in the next series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’, and were centre pieces at Felix Dennis’s extraordinary mad hatter party.

I recently had a little baby boy and am loving being a mum, a working mum…being self employed there’s no maternity leave as such, so trapping fairies in jars is on the back burner for now….

Thanks for stopping by my blog.


9 responses to “Who am I?

  1. katie

    hi there,

    firstly, your vintage stuff is absolutely beautiful.
    spookily i had exactly the same idea as i’m getting married at treowan on 26th august this year – no crockery there, so it set me thinking as i’m obsessed by vintage mismatched china, and not buying new.

    anyways, just wanted to say hello really, and how lovely all your stuff is….
    guess i may see you raiding bootfairs and charity shops…..!!

    hope you have a wonderful day in august

    best wishes

    • Catherine

      Dear Clara,
      I met you in the queue for the Bristol Old Vic costume sale in Clifton this year, and you were telling me all about your wedding plans – I am now a bride-to-be, and whilst googling ‘vintage weddings’ came across your website. WOW. That’s all I can say. Totally admire your attention to detail. I came away with a chicken outfit that day – maybe that will be MY wedding theme!!
      Best wishes

      • Hello!

        I came away with a ruff lol! I remember us chatting waiting with anticipation for that free for all! Well congrats and happy planning! weren’t you looking for 1920’s dresses too…and you ended up with a chicken outfit he he!

        Vicky x

  2. Hi Clara

    As a Bristol-based blogger, crafter and adorer of all thing vintage, I just wanted to show my appreciation for your blog. V interesting indeed. Came by you via a comment you left on another blog about a vintage teaparty and I am looking to set one up in Bristol – just trying to see how much interest there is out there for this type of thing: a place to sell your wares, meet like-minded folk and eat lovely cakes? Let me know your thoughts: http://vintageverity.wordpress.com xx

  3. Great blog. I saw your wedding pics on Rosie Parsons site and love them. She is a fab photographer – I really liked the vintage style at your wedding an the way that she shot the pics you must be very happy with the way they turned out

  4. Ellen

    Hi There! I read your post on YAYW as well as your FAB wedding report!
    I just wondered – do you make vintage esque Birdcage veils at all as I am looking for one for my wedding on the 1st of November!
    Look forward to your reply!

    • Thanks for all your replies! Lovely responses :))))
      Ellen, I have plenty of birdcage veiling in black, white and green. I’ve also got lots of fascinator bases, by all means drop me a line on info@vintageteasets.co.uk showing me your dress and we can chat if you like, I’d be happy to put something together for you 🙂

  5. Pingback: Orange & Blossom » Blog Archive » Celebrate vintage day… make a vintage tea cup candle or cake stand

  6. susan

    Hello Clarabows! Thought i’d share my vintage wedding with you. All cake stands, favours, and candles were made by my mum and I:


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