Sunday, 16 June 2013

Vintage Tea Party

I gave my Blue rose shirt dress its first official outing on Friday when I hosted a Vintage Tea Party at home. 

Getting ready to pounce on those cakes

Remember my friend Lucy who I made a Cake Bag for earlier in the year? Well, she also runs a Vintage Tea Party service, where she brings beautiful vintage crockery to your home and supplies you with a never-ending stash of DELICIOUS home baked cakes and sandwiches. So if you have a hankering to pretend you're in a Merchant Ivory film or, like me, just want an excuse to get a few friends together for a chat and to stuff your faces with cake, then I can highly recommend it.


She only currently offers the service in West London, but I just wanted to mention it here because we had such a wonderful day. It was a really lovely way to catch up with seven of my bestest friends and it gave me a perfect excuse to wear a flowery dress. Plus the cakes were absolutely mouth watering.



The washing machine spoils the vintage picture somewhat, but never mind...!



Nom, nom, nom. Happy Sunday. x


22 comments:

  1. Wow - that spread looks amazing

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  2. That looks great! What a lovely scene.

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  3. I guess my invite must have got lost in the post...next time just email me ;o) Hehe! Looks like a seriously lovely day was had, what a great idea!

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    1. Your invite will be straight in the post when I do a sewing bloggers tea party Marie! x

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  4. Your dress is just perfect for the occasion - not so the decollete dress!!! :) Believe you me, in the fifties in the UK we would have dearly loved a washing machine. Here in Petone, NZ we have a cafe that specialises in just such settings and food. I very much enjoy reading your blog, thank you.

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    1. Thank you. Good point about the washing machine, I should thank my lucky stars I've got one! x

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  5. Oh my goodness! Gorgeous!

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  6. I'm drooling. I showed the pics to my son the chef, and he said the food looks great. I told him he was on his own, I'm moving to London :)

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  7. The dress is perfect for the occasion. What a lovely tea service, not to mention the yummy looking cakes.

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  8. What a fun idea! I love a good high tea. I haven't done one in a while. Maybe it's time for a girls afternoon!

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  9. The dress is beautiful. looks like you had a lovely time. I am laughing about the washing machine in the picture. I was looking at the beautiful goodies and didn't even see it until you pointed it out! Then, I had to go back to the picture and have a look! LOL

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  10. What a great way to spend time with your friends. Shame I don't live in London, it looks fabulous! As does your dress; perfect for the occasion.

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  11. Yum! I love the look of the macaroons.

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  12. that is just the best - a real English Tea - Your home is lovely and everything was beautiful and looked so yummy! I only enjoy England on PBS shows which I adore and watch all the time - even though they are 10 and 20 years old. such fun. Also your dress is beautiful. I like to follow your techniques on construction of a high quality dress. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait for Downton Abbey (here in USA) in early January.

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  13. What lovely pictures of you all! Thanks for the kind words Jane, I'm glad it all went well. The washing machine looks fab too x

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  14. Oh how heavenly! Such a great idea. x

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  15. Being American, these are the sorts of customs that just make me green with envy. Looks like such a lovely day!

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  16. That looks delicious (and even more so as I'm on a no bread/flour week......finger sandwiches.....mmmmmmm). I love getting out my vintage table cloths and china, your friends tea party service sounds heavenly. Thanks also, for the apron purchase, I was so pleased you liked them enough to buy one :) Bethx

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