Monday, 16 December 2013

Fancy Vintage Apron

 We've been making vintage aprons for a while now but we were especially pleased to see ourselves in Glamour magazine this month. We love nothing more then reusing vintage items that have a little bit more life left in them. Such as pretty old embroidered tablecloths that have tea stains and holes in them. We have a special love for old lace and ribbons, but I'm guessing a lot of you do. And double eeekkk my fabric stash is growing.

 We've been selling our cake stands for a while too. 
It's actually how we started getting into hiring out vintage china for events/weddings. We found it hard to drill into such pretty plates that we kept putting them on the side - and eventually the pile kept growing and growing then we had enough for quite a few people!
We actually had our biggest vintage china wedding this summer for 160 people.
Although I know we have enough china, I can hear the other half laughing saying 
"Are you sure, Becca, are you admitting it yet?"
I still can't resist a beautiful cup and saucer!

Pretty Royal Albert china plate

We used our cake-stands for a photo shoot a while back for a cook book, notice the purplish aprons in the background.

So this blog post today is mostly about aprons & cake stands, I'm sure you are so excited and can't wait for the next blog! haha

Take care for now.

See you soon

Becca x

Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas Shop Window

 Christmas Window

We had fun decorating Blue's window recently for the local Christmas shopping night.
They have lots of lovely clothes in their shop at the moment, especially there cute little dresses. 

Made in Mumbles and Fancy Vintage were inspired by a red theme for Christmas for the window, filled with hanging red balls, presents and a white Christmas tree.

We really enjoyed the experience and we are so looking forward to the next window session.

Take care for now

Becca x

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Vintage China Wedding,

Vintage China Wedding

We had fun supplying china for a wedding recently for a lovely couple Andy and Libby in The Gower Hotel. They had made it very personal and had organised so much themselves. We were in awe. I love all of the beautiful roses they had chosen, from their own pastel rose bouquets for the bridesmaids to the flowers on the tables.

They had a gold inspired top table

I loved all the white everywhere.

I think this is one of my favourite gold floral china combinations, we've had these pretty dining plates from the start.

Beautiful roses in glass with lace.

Fell in love with this yellow.

Really old china.

Pink roses.

More gold.

A fun idea from Made in Mumbles.

Table setting set for a high tea. The hotel offered a range of amazing food for their high tea.

It all looked so beautiful and was such a credit to Libby and her lovely family. It was a real family affair and it was so lovely to see all the action the day before the big day. The Gower Hotel is such a perfect setting for a wedding too. It also has the most beautiful old chapel right next door to it. 

Take care for now, till the next entry.

Becca xxx

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Summer Vintage Wedding

Summer Vintage Wedding

We had a great time helping out with the vintage look for a beautiful wedding this summer with a lovely couple Tim and Jess in the picturesque Gower, South Wales. It was one of our biggest weddings  so far with 160 guests. Quite a lot of pretty pastel colours were used from the beautiful flowers to the delicate china used.

We especially loved the fresh sponge floral and strawberry fruit look of the lovely cake.

Lots of pretty flowers were displayed everywhere in jam jars tied up with string and lace.

Fancy Vintage bunting setting the scene.

Table plan made with brown paper and lace.

More of our vintage suitcases used for confetti.

Doily cones holding confetti.

Collected jam jars shown here before the drink was poured.


A good idea is to use different coloured/patterned straws for showing the difference between non alcoholic/ and alcoholic drinks.

Important part of a summer wedding day, drinking these!

We've collected a few typewriters now, they can be handy for the guests to leave messages for the bride and groom on different coloured papers.

Lots of vintage glass was used throughout the day from using them for jugs for pouring out the refreshing drinks when the guests arrived, jugs for water for the tables and also to go with the scones on arrival for cream, jam, butter and strawberries. Also not forgetting for the pink and green glass bowls for the desserts and the storage jars and pretty glass bowls for the sweet table.

Three stripy boys "helping" to set up the sweet table.

The ushers with the bride and groom in their converse and vintage handmade ties.

Beautiful bridesmaids in deep purple with matching bows to match the ushers.

Photo opportunity amongst the hay.

The arrival of Jess and Tim.

Vintage teapots arriving.

Loving the idea of photographs of friends, family and the happy colour pegged up on a string. 

Tables were named after the couples favourite films.

We now have pretty melamine plates for children.

 Good idea to turn the cups upside down if it's an outdoor wedding the night before:-)

More pastel colours.

Table view.

Dinky boys with their bow ties and blue velvet suits eating their food in the hay bales.

So from helping setting up the night before to the actual beautiful wedding day was great fun and it was really rewarding to see all the guests loving the day as well as the vintage china!

Sorry so many photographs, I took a few hundred so you are lucky to not be graced with many more! hehe

Take care for now.

Becca xxx

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