Tag: vintage

Meet Amelie our Red Velvet Vintage Sofa

Oh la la!  We are so excited to have Amelie our red velvet vintage sofa join our inventory of vintage china, props and furniture.  She is a beauty and available for hire immediately!  We are in love 🙂

 

 

Refreshment Station for hire for your vintage wedding or event

We love our refreshment station set up on our cedar door!  This also makes a great cake or gift table at your vintage inspired wedding or event.  Please talk to us for more details.

 

Vintage Door Wedding Backdrop

Our vintage wooden doors look fab set up as a bacdrop for your vintage style wedding or event.  There are many ways to use them including as a ceremony backdrop hung with jam jars full of flowers, or one either side of the aisle as a feature, or as a guest seating chart, a DIY photo booth backdrop or to hang favourite family photographs. There are endless fun possibilities!

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.

 

 

 

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!

   

Belinda and Yogesh’s Vintage Wedding

We were delighted to do the set up and styling for the table settings for the gorgeous Belinda and Yogesh’s wedding at Lion Gate Lodge in the Royal Botanic Gardens before Christmas. This included the teacups, faux pearls and vintage book centre pieces, the candelabra’s, crystal vases, fine china dinner plates and silver cutlery. The stunning flowers were by Belinda’s talented sister Tracey Sankari and the photography by Nattnee Photography. Thank you for letting us share in your special day Belinda and Yogesh x

          

Summer Themed High Tea – Garden Party Style

Happy New Year and welcome to 2013!  With our Sydney summer in full swing, we are having some glorious weather.  Seeing how we all adore High Tea, I thought I would make some suggestions on hosting a garden party style high tea which is just perfect for this fabulous summer weather.

A garden style party is a great way to hold an event without formality.  It is fun, relaxing and perfect for a summer’s day.  See my hints and tips below to help you on your way.

  1. Scatter cushions over throws for a casual garden party feel with a few bistro style tables and chairs set out next to them.
  1. Set up a favourite old dresser outside (borrow or hire one if necessary!)  This makes a perfect backdrop for your high tea stands, refreshments or ice cream bar.
  1. Hang pretty bunting or handmade pom poms from trees and the garden fence. These look lovely fluttering in the summer breeze.
  1. Think about your lighting carefully as this can really set the atmosphere.  This is essential if you plan on your event continuing on into the evening.    Fairy lights look gorgeous set up outside as well as jam jars tea lights hanging from trees.  If you have no trees in your garden, you could line your garden path with tea light candles in brown paper bags instead.  These look fabulous at night time when lit up.
  1. A garden party wouldn’t be complete without entertainment for guests.  By this I don’t mean karaoke!  Traditional games such as lawn boles or croquet are perfect for a summer’s day. If you want your guests be amazed with your grass order it from Crown Artificial Grass.
  1. Serve refreshing tea in gorgeous glass dispensers and provide pretty vintage china teacups to drink it from.  There is nothing more refreshing than iced tea and with so many variations to choose from such as lime, lemon & mint and strawberry iced tea; you can have some fun making your own!
  1. For an alcoholic option, serve cocktails such as Bellini’s, Martinis and Piña Coladas in jam jars.  Don’t forget to have a mocktail on hand for the drivers.  Serve with a sprig of berries or edible flowers for a creative summer touch.
  1. For something a little different, use edible flowers in some of your recipes.  These not only look pretty and summery but are something a little bit different.  Check out this article on how to use them  http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/804190/edible-flowers-beautiful-fragrant-and-flavorful
  1. Set up an ice cream bar.  Provide a choice of ice cream or sorbet, cones and a variety of toppings and sauces.  These are delicious and great fun!
  1. Instead of serving a traditional high tea menu, think of light and refreshing options such as tangy tomato bruschetta, pikelets with smoked salmon and crème fraiche, goats cheese and walnut salad, strawberries and cream for those tennis fans, minted fruit salad, summer trifle and mini cheesecakes for those with a sweet tooth.

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Enjoy planning those gorgeous summer garden parties and check out pictures of these ideas on my Pinterest Page.  http://pinterest.com/teacupsanroses/summer-themed-high-tea/

NEW! Dressing up prop hire for children’s parties

 

Vintage dress up props

 

Hire our gorgeous vintage dress up props for your child’s next birthday party or special event.  They will have hours of fun dressing up. 

Our package includes: Table mirror, feather boa’s, assorted hats, assorted tiara’s and head bands, long gloves, faux pearls, faux jewellery including rings and clip on earrings and moustache props on sticks. 

In addition, our vintage dresser is available for hire!  Please talk to me for more details.