Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Vintique Tree is almost in bloom!!

Hello! I  have been so busy with work and setting up the Vintique Tree Website! So I thought I would share some of the products I have been adding to the website ready for the launch...hopefully this weekend!!

Other exciting news is that this weekend I am going to my first wedding fair, as a supplier and not a shopper! Mum and I spent last Saturday choosing which items to take from my ever growing collection of vintage crockery...she kept laughing at me as I rooted through sideboards and cupboards pulling another flowery tea set or cake plate from its depth!

I hope to take some photos at the fair so watch this space!


Sunday, 17 February 2013

On A Sunny Sunday Afternoon

What a lovely day it is today! I feel like I haven't seen the sun is so long it hurts my eyes like I am a little blind mole! There are signs of spring everywhere it is so nice to know it is within reaching distance now!

I feel like I haven't blogged for ages but I have been busy with website building, working, wedding planning and furniture restoration!

Any hoo we took advantage of this mornings bright sunlight and Mum and I got up at the crack of dawn with the packed up car and set up shop at our local car boot sale. After a clear out at both of our houses and a few of my granny's unwanted brass bits and bobs we ended up making over £50.00 for four hours work! Not bad I say!

Me being me, I couldn't resist a browse around the other stalls and found a quirky 1950's clothes cat shaped brush, a pink jug, a pretty orange cake stand  and some silver sugar tongs to add to my hire collection all for under a tenner! get in!

I have also been collecting a 1960's Portmerion coffee set in the Magic City pattern, found three coffee cups to make my numbers up on ebay they arrived this week so pleased!

Now I plan on relaxing for the rest of the afternoon, with a little light reading to take my mind off the scary work meeting I have tomorrow! Yikes!

Hope everyone else is enjoying this sunshine whilst it lasts!!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

More tea vicar?

I may only be in my twenties but I am not ashamed to say I LOVE TEA especially if it is out of a lovely old china tea cup. I have a serious aversion to new mugs with their thick ceramic which gets in the way of a good cup of tea and always seems to burn your lips then when the mug is cooled the tea is cold?! The only new mugs I seem to like are ones from Cath Kidston, these are okay when you want a mega mug of tea, but you still don't get the same effect, even if it is from the wonderful Cath herself.

So in honour of the humble cup of tea here are some pictures of my vintage collection of crockery I have collected for my wedding, then for hire for anyone else who enjoys tea out of a nice cup oooh and a slab of cake!!