Entries by sarah

Painters Ladder Style Inspiration

We love our Painters ladders and think they are greatly underused in the world of vintage prop styling!  We decided to have some fun this afternoon and set up a couple of  ideas of how our painters ladders can be used at a wedding or event.  Please talk to us for more ideas and how to hire us for our vintage styling and hire service.

Love Sarah xx

Vintage Prop Photoshoot with Underatreehouse

Happy New Year everyone! We arrived back from our extended summer holiday this week and feel wonderfully refreshed. We were also absolutely thrilled to find our photo’s back from a recent styled collaboration with our friends from Underatreehouse. The shoot was filmed at our showroom in Roseville using all of our beautiful vintage props, china and furniture. Thank you Chantelle and Chris!  Please look at our photo gallery for more pictures from the shoot and also like our facebook page Teacups and Roses  to hear more from us! x

Chalotte Dresser with our vintage props and accessories.


Vintage Baby Photoshoot

Meet Thomas, our very own little bundle of joy!  Our vintage props are great for photo shoots and we decided to set one up for Thomas on the day he reached 4 months.  He was very well behaved and a natural in front of the camera!

Props: Antoinette armchair, gold chalkboard and tweed hat.




Little Blue Book Wedding Event – QVB Tearooms, 3rd September, 2013

We are very excited to be exhibiting some of our gorgeous vintage china and furniture at the Little Blue Book wedding event on 3rd September at the Victoria tea rooms.  If you haven’t already purchased your tickets Brides and Grooms, please do so without delay.

Sunrise Channel 7

We had a fun morning recently at Sunrise Channel 7.  We took some of our favourite pieces of vintage furniture over to the Sydney studio and styled it for a segment on cooking for the Royal Family.  We worked alongside Royal Albert who provide their gorgeous china.  Look out for our rustic farm table, assorted wooden chairs, Antoinette velvet armchair, Martha shabby hutch, Henry chippy table and wooden panelled doors.

If you would like to hire any of our gorgeous eclectic vintage china, furniture and props to style your very own kitchen tea or vintage inspiredevent, please get in touch!


A Great Gatsby Inspired Vintage Event

The roaring 20’s was a wonderful era of glamour and indulgence.  People enjoyed living a fast paced life that involved opulence and wealth whilst dancing the night away to the Charleston and sexy tones of jazz.  Wealthy philanderers, fancy nobles, flappers and gangsters mixed together in this social whirlwind, making it a decade to remember.

With Baz Luhrmann’s remake of Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby out now, why not consider a vintage Hollywood glamour theme for your wedding or event to reflect on this wonderful era!

Vintage glamour can fit with any type of event such as a Great Gatsby themed kitchen tea or baby shower for the girls, a summer soirée engagement or birthday party, a special dinner party or a fabulous vintage glamour wedding.
Here are some of my hints and tips to help you get started.

1. What to wear – For the ladies you can try feather head bands and an elegant dress with lace or beading. For the men, a suit with a fedora hat, a handkerchief in lapel, brogues or braces – all current fashion items!

2.  What to serve – Elegant canapés served on vintage silver trays and vintage china cake stands.  Accompany with champagne and martinis served in vintage coupes.

3.  Set up a vintage lounge area– Set up vintage velvet and button tufted floral sofa’s indoors or outdoors depending on the weather.  Team them with an old steamer trunk or vintage side table with an ornate table lamp or floor lamp.

4.  Entertainment – A live jazz band would be the icing on the cake however playing jazz music on a CD or IPod (preferably on a record player for the authentic crackle!) would certainly set the mood. Visit https://www.weddingmusicbands.com/ if you want to transform a reception into an unforgettable event.

5.  Games and activities – Charades, lawn boles and croquet are perfect for this type of theme.  For some added fun why not hire our vintage dressing up props which include a variety of hats, furs, beads and feather boa’s.  Set them up with our DIY vintage photo booth in the lounge area to take some memorable photos on the day.

6.  Activities for the girls – For a kitchen tea or baby shower you can set up and arts and crafts table where each guest can make their very own vintage inspired headband.  Supplies such as beads, feathers and lace can all be bought at Lincraft.

Have fun planning your Great Gatsby themed events and please talk to us to arrange a consultation to discuss more inspiration and ideas!  All of these accessories and props can be hired from us for your special event.


Sarah x

Vintage Lounge

We are super excited to see our gorgeous 1930’s vintage lounge Matilda go out for hire to her very first wedding this weekend!  She looks stunning set up in a reception area, photo booth area, vintage lounge area or at a garden party.  Team her with our lovely vintage trunk set up as a coffee table, our free standing wooden fireplace surround and perhaps our velvet armchair Antoinette.


Vintage Baby Shower

I had my very own vintage baby shower recently to celebrate the impending arrival of my little bundle of joy.  When planning my baby shower with a friend, I wanted to take on the styling and decorating myself  with a whole showroom full of Teacups and Roses goodies to choose from!  The styling is my favourite part after all 🙂  Thanks to Julie’s organisation, all the girls were in charge of bringing along delicious treats for our high tea on the day.

My husband Graeme and I are having a surprise with regards to the sex of our baby, so I had to bare this in mind when planning the styling aspect of the baby shower.  I used a whole host of our vintage hire items including all our china, silver cutlery, bone handle knives, cake stands and linen for the high tea.  A refreshment station was set up with our fabulous drinks dispenser (non alcoholic of course!) and champagne coupes.  For an added touch I pegged baby clothes from one of our vintage wooden doors and even some furniture from sites as https://www.treasurerooms.com/shop/shop-by-brands/baby-appleseed.html which are great for any baby.  I used our plain white bunting to decorate the room, our vintage wooden chairs for seating and set up a vintage lounge with our old trunk and vintage sofa’s for guests to relax.

We had a fabulous afternoon, I was spoilt rotten and I really want to thank all my lovely friends and family for making it a baby shower to remember!

Vintage props style guide – Welcome Table

A welcome table is the first thing the guests will see upon their arrival so whatever you decide on, it will set the scene.  You may want to display ceremony programmes so use the set up for this purpose, or you may just want to prop a welcome sign or blackboard next to the table to introduce your wedding or birthday event.  I also love a dresser set up with old black and white family photographs of the bride and groom.  I think this is a great welcome display for a wedding.  Another option is to have a drinks stand to welcome guests.  A fabulous vintage dresser set with coupes or crystal wine glasses and drinks served in dispensers or vintage jugs looks gorgeous and is a very warm welcome for your guests.

Whatever option you go with, here are just a couple ideas below.  There are countlesss possibilities…take a look at our lovely vintage furniture pieces under “dressers and tables”and also our “Welcome/entrance table” ideas on Pinterest!


LOVE blackboards

I just adore blackboards.  They take me back to my childhood days when they were used in school.  I always remember feeling like a real grown up if the teacher allowed me to write something on it.

In recent years white boards took over but they just don’t have the same charm as a blackboard.  Thank goodness blackboards have made a comeback and are now used in cafes, shops, florists and even at the dentist!  They look cute and quirky and almost anything can be made into a blackboard using a bit of blackboard paint…picture frames can be converted, old cupboard doors, window frames…the list goes on!  Here are just a select few of ours for hire.