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Vintage Tea Sets are an official supplier to Fortnum & Mason

You can now purchase our cake stands in store at Fortnum & Mason! (www.fortnumandmason.com)

We’re extremely proud to be a supplier of Fortnum’s who are recognised for their high quality goods, being an iconic British store and having held numerous Royal Warrants over the past 150 years.  Our first batch of cake stands have sold out and the next batch will be in store next week……

 

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The Luxury Wedding Show, 22 – 23 October 2011, Saatchi Gallery, London

We’re very pleased to announce we’ll be exhibiting at the new luxurious designer bridal exhibition; Taking place at London’s, Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea, The Luxury Wedding Show London its set to be a fabulous showcase of everything luxurious in the world of weddings.  Visit Love My Dress blog for more details in a recent blog post.

Visitor entry into this exclusive event is priced at £50 and will include:

A glass of champagne to enjoy during the catwalk show
A premium goody bag
The White Book – the essential guide to the show
Reserved seating at the Catwalk Show
The Look Book – the essential guide to the Catwalk Show


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Kirsty & Dan – Goldbrick House Wedding

A local Bristol wedding for Vintage Tea Sets, we supplied the china only for this lovely couple who got married in Bristol Registry Office and then held their afternoon tea wedding breakfast at Goldbrick House.  These beautiful images were captured by Rosie Parsons who was awarded Cosmopolitan Bride Photographer of the Year!

Clarabows Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Rosie Parsons

Clarabows Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Rosie Parsons

Clarabows Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Rosie Parsons

Clarabows Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Rosie Parsons

Clarabows Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Rosie Parsons

Clarabows Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Rosie Parsons

Clarabows Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2010, Rosie Parsons

 

Goldbrick House is also a venue for our hen party fascinator workshops!

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Beth & Darrels Christmas vintage wedding


ClaraBows Blog – Photography copyright (c) 2011, Kevin Wilson

Congratulations to beautiful Beth & dapper Darrell! who tied the knot on Boxing Day at their Hotel (Westover Gardens Hotel in Bournemouth) and a warm thank you to them both and Dorset photographer Kevin Wilson for allowing us to share these gorgeous pictures with you of their big day that simply looked fabulous, Beth really does had a great eye for detail.  Do check out Kevins website to see more of his work, just stunning.

Vintage Tea Sets and our partner McBaile Exclusive Catering and Event Management worked together to provide the afternoon tea and crockery.

‘Thanks so much, it was a truly perfect day, and the vintage crockery was divine. ‘ – Beth

and one shot for you shoe lovers……you know who you are!!!

ClaraBows Blog – Photography copyright (c) 2011, Kevin Wilson

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Vintage Tea sets in this months ‘Brides Magazine’

Check out our gorgeous vintage crockery in ‘Brides Magazine‘ this month on a staggering 5 pages!  Its in the shops now.

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Introducing Lahloo Tea!

We’re proud to be promoting fellow Bristolian firm ‘Lahloo‘ founded by Kate Grover through the Vintage Tea Sets website.  For all our weddings and events we’re able to provide an attractive array of tea from this  dynamic company which offers tea drinkers a boutique collection of loose-leaf tea from some of the world’s finest small tea gardens.  Lahloo brings fairly traded, organic tea direct from small artisan producers straight to your vintage cup!

Lahloo have recently been awarded  GREAT TASTE GOLDS for 4 of their sensational loose leaf teas .  The GREAT TASTE AWARDS, is the “the Oscars of the Food Industry”,  and are considered by many to be the most important for speciality food and drink. Completely independent and uncompromisingly rigorous, a GREAT TASTE GOLD is trusted by retailers, buyers and consumers alike. For tea a GREAT TASTE GOLD is what a MICHELIN STAR is to a fine dining chef.  Well done Lahloo!

Visit the Lahloo website here to find out more and why not stop by the Lahloo shop whilst you’re at it!

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Photography Parlour Photo shoot introducing Segerius-Bruce Photography

I got sent these gorgeous detail shot images through of my table set up  on the Harmony II from the lovely Chanel of Segerius-Bruce Photography this morning and just have to show you a few, check out her blog for more details and lovely pictures.  A little bit of background,   Segerius-Bruce are a husband and wife team and their beautiful wedding photography  has taken them all over the world, clearly Chanel has a lovely eye for picking out detail, that minature scone looks like I can reach in and lift it off the screen!

Just take a look at that gorgeous mini scone from McBaile Catering

Venue: The Harmony II http://www.harmonyyachtclub.com/
Flowers: Floriture http://www.floriture.com
Catering: McBaile http://www.mcbaile.com/
Cakes: Sheona’s of Cake Matters http://www.cakematters.co.uk/

China and table styling by Vicky  Rowe of Vintage Tea Sets

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1920’s Hen or Birthday Party – fascinator making, charleston lessons & Vintage afternoon tea

Go on immerse your hen or birthday party in the roaring 1920’s with Clara Bows Millinery &  1920’s Charleston Dance with some stunning vintage china thrown in to boot from Vintage Tea Sets.  We’ve teamed up with the fabulous Daffodil in Cheltenham, a true ‘Art Deco’ gem to give you this ultimate 20’s experience.  Spend the day soaking up the beautiful venue and relax knowing you don’t need to traipse here there and everywhere, instead kick back with a cocktail or two, make a beautiful individual creation to wear and learn some 20’s moves like the knock knees, high leg kicks, snake hips and goddamit shimmy!!! before having a high tea or dinner on some stunning vintage china.

Further details will be added to the Clara Bows Millinery website soon but feel free to contact me for more details in the meantime.

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My 1920’s wedding in Cosmopolitan Bride……

Well its a lovely way to start 2010!  My 1920’s style wedding has been given a whopping 4 pages in Cosmopolitan Bride, you can read the full article here on my blog and its just hit the shelves.  The fab photographers were Graham Morgan and Rosie Parsons.

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How to make a tea cup candle, step by step instructions…..from Vintage Tea Sets

I reveal how to make one of these.......

I promise you, as soon as you’ve made one of these beautiful soy tea cup candles you won’t ever buy one as they are just too easy to make (within 5 mins you’ll have it poured and cooling), your house will turn into a mini production unit guaranteed.  I’ve been making these for over a year and a half now and my house is full of them, I’ve sold them very successfully in craft fairs and online as they make such a fabulous presents (think Mothers Day, Birthdays and Christmas) and they also make wonderful additions to table centre pieces or dotted around a venue to add some ambience for a vintage tea party or mad hatter tea party .  I use soy wax because its eco-friendly, water soluble and burns at lower temperatures so as not to damage the vintage china.  You can purchase or hire these through my vintage china hire website vintage tea sets but they are so fun to make, give them a go!

You do need to buy a few things, not much.  I’ve put together a shopping list for you but for a sound investment of £20 you can have enough tea cup candles for plenty of presents and also fill your house/event with them.  They go a long way and burn for over 32 hours.  Websites are charging between £12-20 per tea cup candle, you can make many many more for that, you just need to go to some car boot sales and charity shops and buy some tea cups.

Here are my step by step instructions.

What you need

What you need:-  All the waxes, wicks and scent items are available from this website 4candles

Eco Soya Wax

Wedo Eco Wick

Metal tab for the wick

Scent (optional)

2 wooden skewers and some gaffa tape (I love gaffa!)

Scissors

2 saucepans, one small and one large and flat (Make a bain-marie)

Vintage Tea Cup

Step 1 – First you measure the wax out.  The wax comes in flakes and I fill the volume of my vintage cup up with flakes one and a half times.

Measure the wax flakes

2 – Add to the small saucepan (don’t worry eco wax is water soluble and washes out with some washing up liquid).  Place the small pan in the larger pan filled halfway with water and over a medium to low heat gently melt the wax.

Melt the wax in a bain-marie

Add a scent if you like

3. Prepare your teacup.  Cut a length of wick and pull it through the metal tab (all for sale on the website I gave you earlier).  You can buy special metal pins to hold the wicks in place so it remains centered.  Being a resourceful so and so though I just used some wooden skewers and taped them closely together as seen below and that works just fine.  Now all you need do is pour the wax.

Now all you need do is pour the wax

4.  Now pour gently…….

And pour......

5.  Over half an hour the wax will harden, do not move your tea cup candle during this stage.

Slowly the wax will harden

6.  Finally, trim the wick and light!!!!

And light! How easy was that!!!!

I hope you enjoyed that little tutorial. More to come…….

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