Monday, 28 March 2011

Had A Lovely Sunday At White Hart Wedding Fair

We had a lovely day yesterday at White Hart Wedding Fair, met lots of beautiful brides to be and talented local businesses.

We were pleased as punch when Michelle of Table Linen Design asked us to dress her  table, our vintage crockery & rose & pearl candelbra worked wonderfully with the elegant table linen and chair covers Michelle chose.  You can't tell from this photo but there was a beautiful sheer flock over the cream table cloth with sashes to match.

Rose & Pearl Candelabra

More photos to follow on our combined table, to see the different designs of Michelle's chair covers and linen please look here

A special thank you goes out to Helen of Cat's Whiskers Cake Design who made some beautiful cupcakes to set out on our stand, the colours she chose matched our china perfectly.

Cupcakes & Vintage Crockery

You can see more of Helen's creations here

Like a magpie I was drawn to the sparkly crystal bouquets made by Natalie and Shiela 
 of L.O.V.E.  Bouquets

Crystal Bouquet

For more sparkly bouquets please look here

Thank you to Maxine and Natasha of Little White Books for organising the event.

Mandy x

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Vintage Tureen Planters...

I wanted to share today a simple but oh so effective idea for your table centrepieces...

Tureens look sooo beautiful planted with seasonal plants

Victorian Tureen Table Centrepiece

In this early victorian tureen I've popped in campanulas and primroses


Mandy x

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Afternoon Tea...

Last Sunday saw us up at Heath Cottage Wedding Fair, where we had a stand and our vintage crockery was used in the afternoon tea room...

Afternoon Tea

You had the choice of a slice of cake or one of these gorgeous cup cakes with a cup of lovely yorkshire tea, served in our pretty vintage china cups

Afternoon Tea...

Or you could have "high tea" which consisted of  finger sandwiches and mini cream cakes served on our 3 tier china cakestands, all with a cup of tea of course


Every commented on the crockery and said how much better tea tasted out of "proper" china cups


Monday, 21 March 2011

Cards Please...

Use our leather suitcases as a great alternative to the Card Post Box at your wedding...

Cards Please...

We used vintage childrens building blocks to let your family & friends know where to put their wedding cards to you, topped with a vintage ink bottle and dainty daffodils to "pretty up"

Vintage Luggage As Card Box

Line with pretty lace table cloths to add more interest

Vintage Luggage Table Planner

Would sit wonderfully next to the leather luggage table planner

Vintage Luggage Table Planner

Pretty tags letting guests know where to sit

Details of The Vintage Luggage Table Planner

Pretty details added to the table planner, include tin cards, brooches and pearls

Use Vintage Luggage For Your Cards...

If you would like to hire any of our goods please take a look here


Friday, 18 March 2011

Alice At The Royal Opera House

Earlier this year we were asked by The Royal Opera House, to make 500 of our distressed Alice In Wonderland Tags with Drink Me on them, for a very special dinner event.

It was a teacup event that was being held in conjunction with the world premiere of a new full-length ballet created by Christopher Wheeldon for The Royal Ballet...

 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Here's how they used them...

All Photos By Lia Vittone

Chuffed To Bits!
Mandy x

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same...

Just because...

 I thought I'd share a few photos I took a while back of some beautiful dwarf iris and a couple of my favourite quotes...

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same...

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same
~ Emily Bronte

“Run your fingers through my soul. For once, just once, feel exactly what I feel, believe what I believe, perceive as I perceive, look, experience, examine, and for once; just once, understand.”

Run your fingers through my soul. For once, just once, feel exactly what I feel, believe what I believe, perceive as I perceive, look, experience, examine, and for once; just once, understand.”
~ unknown

Mandy x

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Talking Point Saddleworth Wedding Fayre

I thought I'd share a few photos from the Wedding Fayre we did at The Talking Point, Saddleworth, I was sooo pleased with our stand, and it was the first time we had show cased our newest SS family member, this gorgeous vintage wind up gramophone, which is in full working order.

Vintage Luggage & Gramophone

We are placed her on top of our vintage trunk and luggage and put some flowers in her horn, doesn't she look purdy!

Lillies & Pearls

Here's a little teacup that has been dressed up with lillies and pearls


We also decorated the podiums at the end of the fashion catwalk, here you can see some of our pretty vintage china and mannequin.
Shabby Chic Table Centrepieces

And on the other side we had a cream candelabra, vintage style bird cage and glass cloche.

We had so many lovely compliments and interest and went home very happy bunnies.

If you didn't get chance to see us at the Talking Point, we will be showing at The White Hart Lydgate on Sunday the 27th March, run by Little White Books, come along and say hello we'd be really pleased to see you.

Mandy x

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Spring has sprung...

Although it's not technically spring until the 20th March, everything is coming to life in our garden already, so I thought I'd share a few of the little beauties with you...

♥ Muscari

~ Muscari ~

~ Snowdrops ~

“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way. May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.”

~ Muscari & Snowdrops ~

And although the daffodils are a little bit behind I thought I'd include a photo from our trip to Bodnant Gardens last year in honour of our Welsh friends to wish them a very happy St David's Day.

I wandered lonely as a cloud

And also to wish my late Grandpa Hawkyard a happy birhday.

Mandy x