Royal Wedding afternoon tea ?>

Royal Wedding afternoon tea

When I was asked to supply vintage china and accessories  for a very special afternoon tea to celebrate the Royal Wedding at the beautiful Galgorm Resort & Spa I was delighted as I love all things Royal! I was a huge Diana fan back in the day and wrote to her on a number of occasions and was always very excited to receive a reply back from Kensington palace! I also sent cards & letters to William & Harry when…

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Lydia’s first birthday party ?>

Lydia’s first birthday party

I’ve finally gotten round to adding a birthday party section to the blog and realised that I had never posted Lydia’s first birthday party although she has now turned two🙈 Ah well, better late than never as the saying goes! For Lydia’s first birthday her mummy Rebecca  wanted it have a pink & gold theme with some Liberty fabrics added into the mix! Lydia’s gorgeous Liberty outfit was designed and made by the wonderful Tinker & Belle and I made…

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21st birthday party ?>

21st birthday party

When Esther asked me to style & set up her 21st birthday party for her I was delighted as she did her work experience with me a few years ago and we got on so well. One of the main things that Esther wanted was an area set up with props for everyone to have fun pics taken.  I set up a cute little area with a bench and tables with photo props and it proved very popular on the…

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6th birthday tea party with Liberty florals ?>

6th birthday tea party with Liberty florals

For Luciana’s 6th birthday party she decided that she would love a proper grown up little afternoon tea party for her and her friends. Her mummy arranged for me to go and set it all up for her while she was out with friends so that it was all a lovely surprise for her when she arrived back home. I used all the beautiful Liberty Betsy party ware to set the table and also put a miniature vintage teacup at…

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Princess & Superhero birthday party ?>

Princess & Superhero birthday party

This lovely 5th birthday party was set up in the birthday girls beautiful home and had a mixture of boys & girls as guests so we decided on a joint theme of Princesses & Superhero’s which was lots of fun to set up! All the gorgeous partyware and party bags were from the fab Party Pieces and the children loved it all from start to finish! A big favourite were the photo props and the children loved getting their pics…

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First birthday Princess Party ?>

First birthday Princess Party

Children’s birthday parties are always lots of fun to plan and style and first birthdays are extra special!  This Princess Party was for a first birthday and I used pink vintage china teacups and added lots of personalised touches such as the Happy Birthday welcoming board on an easel at the front door and little wooden blocks spelling out the birthday girl’s name on the sweetie table. Sweetie jars are always a big favourite for guests to fill for party favours…

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Guest post by Torie of Torie Jayne Design ?>

Guest post by Torie of Torie Jayne Design

Hello, I am Torie of Torie Jayne Design! As a fellow pastel lover, I am delighted to be Louise’s guest at The Vintage Room today. I just adore Louise’s gorgeous style and am always lusting over her beautiful Instagram feed and blog. So it is a real treat to be nestled in here amongst such pretties!  First up I am sharing with you my DIY Outdoor bar that I made using Ikea wooden crates and some outdoor decking. The outdoor…

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Mother’s Day ?>

Mother’s Day

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. Agatha Christie I’m not one for sharing my personal life on here and usually  stick to recipes and interiors but thought I’d break the habit and share  a more personal post with you for Mother’s Day to tell you a little bit about myself…… I have one…

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Spring accessories for the home ?>

Spring accessories for the home

I always love picking up a few little bits and pieces for my home for Easter & Spring and this year has been no exception as there’s lots of pretty decorations and pastel china featuring in all the Spring /Summer interiors collections.  My favourites were in Dunelm and Matalan and I bought the mint  dinner plates from the Pure range in Dunelm and the duck egg striped cups & saucers from Matalan which will match beautifully for my Easter table….

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Strawberry & Champagne cupcakes

My daughter bought me these gorgeous Peggy Porschen books for Christmas a few years ago and they are full of the loveliest cupcake & cake recipes.  I decided to try making the Strawberry & Champagne cupcakes this time and they certainly didn’t disappoint! Recipe is as follows – Cake mix – 200g unsalted butter 200g caster sugar pinch of salt seeds of one vanilla pod 4 medium eggs 200g self raising flour —————————— Frosting – 200g full fat cream cheese…

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