Weddings by The Vintage Room ?>

Weddings by The Vintage Room

I have styled so many lovely weddings and events in lots of different locations and venues including – 29 Private Members Club Glasgow McDonald Pittodrie House Galgorm Resort & Spa Killyhevlin Hotel Dunsilly Hotel Dunadry Hotel & Country Club Culloden Estate & Spa Lissanoure Castle The Torrance Hotel East Kilbride Leighinmohr House Hotel Adair Arms Hotel Millbrook Lodge Hotel La Mon Hotel & Country Club Waterfoot Hotel Drummond Hotel Tullylagan Country House Hotel Ardtara Country House Larchfield Estate Deans at…

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Celebrating the art of the special occasion 🌸🌿 ?>

Celebrating the art of the special occasion 🌸🌿

My current favourite crafting item is this sparkly gold fabric as it’s super pretty and it catches the light beautifully so I’ve been using it for all sorts of things! I used it to make my little granddaughter Lydia a crown for her first birthday and some blocks with her name on and here I’ve used it to make some pretty napkin rings. It comes in an A4 size sheet and for the napkin rings I just cut it into…

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Dining room revamp

Now that I’ve finally finished my dining room revamp I thought I’d take a few pics and let you see the finished result.  Emptying this room to have it repainted was a major operation as this was where I stored all my vintage china and bits & pieces that I hire out for weddings and parties.  It’s also the room that I use as a work space to show potential clients what items I have for hire etc. I have…

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Crunchie traybake

This traybake is fab as it’s so quick to make and totally yummy. It’s not the cheapest to make but totally worth it😋🍫 Ingredients 4 oz flora 300g Cadburys chocolate 4 dessert spoons syrup 8 oz finely crushed digestives 12 crunchies 2 large cakes Milky Bar choc to cover   Method Melt marg,Cadburys chocolate & syrup on a low heat Add crushed digestives and 10 roughly crushed crunchies and mix through Press mixture into Swiss roll tin and then cover…

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Christmas table decor

Setting a pretty table has always been a  big passion of mine and I’m a great believer in making every occasion special and taking the time to include little details which will appeal to all my guests.  Last Christmas I used vintage  china and beautiful floral vintage glasses with lots of pastels on the table but this year I have  borrowed my daughter Rebecca’s gorgeous wedding china which is Wedgwood Vera Wang Lace and used my crystal stemmed glasses. I…

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Vintage Christmas 2016 ?>

Vintage Christmas 2016

My Christmas decorating always starts at my front door as it’s the first impression people have of your home and I like it to reflect my general Christmas decor.  This year I bought a heart wreath from my local garden centre and added some ribbon & a vintage brooch to it. I had picked up some beautiful blue lanterns earlier this year from a local interiors shop and put some vintage Christmas baubles and candles inside them and they matched…

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Christmas at Fortnums

I’ve been to London on a few occasions but had never made it to Fortnums so when Sally from @gettingstuffdoneinheels suggested that we go there for lunch after attending the Laura Ashley press event together I jumped at the chance! I had always wanted to visit this beautiful store and it certainly didn’t disappoint with its sense of occasion and stunning decor.  I’m so glad that my first time here was at this time of year as it was so…

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Laura Ashley press event ss17

I was invited to attend the Laura Ashley Press Show SS17 at their Head Offices in London to get a sneak peek of their new collections for next season. Laura Ashley has always been a favourite of mine with its timeless elegance and classic style so it was a real treat to be there for the unveiling of all their new collections.  I caught a flight from Belfast to Gatwick where the wonderful Sally of @gettingstuffdoneinheels met me off my…

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My pick of this years Christmas decorations ?>

My pick of this years Christmas decorations

I have a large collection of Christmas tree ornaments and really don’t need any more but every year I add a few more to my ever growing stash of glittery treasures. There’s always something that I can’t resist and this year top of my list is this little pink camera tree decoration from John Lewis.  I love it every year when the new decorations hit the shops and always enjoy a wander round to see if there’s anything that catches…

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Redcastle mini break

I’ve previously blogged about staying in the beautiful Quigley Suite at Redcastle Hotel in County Donegal and how much I love it so I was delighted when hubby said he’d booked us in again for a little mini break.  As it’s only an hour and a half drive from where we live it’s ideal for a short break without having to book flights etc. I packed some magazines and my kindle along with candles and some homemade macarons as we…

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