Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Vintage Candy Buffet table

Hi all,

A few weeks ago, I shared the rustic charm dessert table that I was lucky enough to collaborate on. I am still chuffed with how it turned out and just wanted to talk a bit more about vintage candy buffet tables. For the last few years they have been super popular at weddings, and will probably be for the foreseeable. But I really think that with a few vintage pieces of china and props, we put a new spin on the a new staple on the wedding scene.

The overall look was achieved by combining pale green cake stands, pieces of vintage china and silverware, and all tied together with the 'pantone reference of the year' - radiant orchid. Not only did we use the colour reference within the candy on the table, but the Tarnia also managed to source the actual flower - radiant orchid.

Here are a few close ups of some of the vintage silverware and china that we used in the shoot.

Thanks to Jay for photos, and Melissa for sweets and lovely candy table props.

Feel free to get in touch for a bespoke quote on vintage candy buffets -

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

When baking goes bad!

Hi all,

I have been meaning to bake whoopie pies for ages -my special tin has been in its wrapper for about 6 months. So, yesterday I choose to make the chocolate whoopie pies from the Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days book.

The internet is full of cupcakes and sweet treats baked to perfection so I thought I would share my not so perfect bakes!

I know where my faults lie...trying to make or do anything with an overtired and at times hungry baby! The recipes says to leave the mixture for 30 mins to chill. I left mine for an hour and a half while I ssshhed, swayed and shook a rattle. So the mixture was too hard to work with when putting in the tins.

Lesson learnt. They do taste delicious and I looking forward to perfecting the recipe soon, but next time I'll wait until the bubba is in bed X

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Rustic charm dessert table

Hi all,

Last week I collaborated with 3 fantastic people to create a rustic dessert table for anyone who is planning a rustic/vintage wedding or gathering. These lovely people were Melissa from, Tarnia from and Jay from

We've been lucky to be featured on blog. I'm showing off and wanted to share our dessert table with you all. Take a look and let me know what you think X

Thursday, 9 January 2014

North London vintage market


Just wanted to share an event date with you all. Mrs T and co. will be running the tea room at the North London vintage market on the 1st and 2nd February 2014. I've attached the flyer for more details.

Come and say hi if you're going X

Monday, 6 January 2014

Elderflower tea

For me, everytime I looked on some kind of weding blog or social media site last year, everyone seemed to be drinking or eating something elderflower based. And alcoholic most of the time too. I offer a refreshing elderflower tea when hosting tea rooms at vintage fairs/markets and they are also available for anyone booking afternoon tea packages via I haven't seen these tea bags available elsewhere and makes a refreshing alternative to the traditional builders brew.

Anyone tasted elderflower tea at a Mrs T do?

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all!

Hope you all enjoyed the festive season. I, like every one else seems to be reflecting on the past year and wishing for good times in the year ahead. I've got a good feeling about 2014 - maybe I should get my tea leaves read!

Back to reflection - I have been thinking about 2013 and where Mrs T has travelled to and the events that we have hired our vintage china and props out to. My favourite by far was the British/Hindu wedding that we saw pictures of back in November. It occured to me that I never got round to sharing images from the wedding, so thought it was better late than never. Check out the link to the full blog post below - amazing how they incorporated such different traditions within one day. It just goes to show that afternoon tea isn't just a past time that is suited to garden parties, street parties and vintage events.

Take a look at these pictures of our vintage silver teapots X

Thanks to Sundar Wedding planners - and David Morgan Photography

Friday, 4 October 2013

Mirror, mirror on the table...

I was trawling through a few pictures on the old t'internet this week and came across a table centre piece. The setting was of a lovely modern style wedding with a mirror underneath the floral display in the centre of the table. I've seen this done A LOT at weddings and yeah sure, if you have candles or t-lights, this can really reflect the light well.

But it got me thinking that I've never seen this done at a vintage style wedding before. I have had a mirror that I found on my travels months ago that I've been meaning to revive so I thought it was time that I pulled my finger out.

Normally it breaks my heart to see vintage furniture renovated or changed from its original format, but the mirror in question had a pretty rough looking cream frame that looked like it was pulled from a smokers home. After a quick clean and coat of white chalk paint, I'm pleased to say that I'm happy with the results. Do you agree?

Next time I style a vintage wedding, I'm certainly going to experiment with mirrors as centre pieces!