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It seems an absolute age since I held my sisters vintage inspired hen party. But as promised here are some of the photos of some of the little details of the special day. I made each hen a heart shaped blackboard necklace, of which they could decorate with their own chalk pen. You can buy blank wooden hearts on ebay, and a good quality chalk board paint at good DIY stores if you want to make these yourself!

I also made some drink charms, plenty of bunting, and a notice board (with the help of my best friend!!) for everyone to leave a message on in the form of vintage postcard. We played Mr & Mrs, and pin the kiss on David Beckham, whilst we ate copious amounts of lovely food brought by each of the girls.

It was an amazing afternoon, and the evening was just a lovely as we met up with the Men and went for drinks in a local bar.

Please do excuse some very rushed photography, as i barely had time to take perfect pics as frankly we were having way too much fun to be worrying about photography! Which is how any special day should be 😀

vintage blackboard necklace

Heart stencil printVintage drink charms on tea cupvintage notice board in room with buntingVintage tea party tables in gardenvintage jars, wedding vases with lavender invintage notice board, weddingWedding hen party mess


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Thrifty Thursday...DIY sugar cubes

This week im feeling romantic…Its 9 days until my sister gets married! It’s all very exciting and nerve-wracking!
I just recently held her a vintage-ish tea party for her hen do, I promise I will share some pics soon, although I will pre warn you now I didn’t have time to take many as I had so much to do.

To be honest I cheated when I came to sugar cubes on the day and just bought a small box from Tesco’s, having never bought sugar cubes before this in itself was quite exciting…yes I really did find buying sugar cubes exciting, oh dear! But had I of seen this before, it could have been a lovely addition to the table!

What could be sweeter than a little bit of love in you tea?!

hand made sugar cubes,

This tutorial and images are from a lovely blog www.niftythriftythings.com

Well over here in England, we have all enjoyed a long Jubilee weekend, and today things have all returned to normal. To be honest my Jubilee celebrations were pretty tame, with a home cooked cream tea in the garden with my boyfriend, followed by a Chinese takeaway, with a splash of Gin and Tonic (my favorite tipple!) and a little too much Jubilee T.V for my liking!Image

I started to get into the Jubilee swing of things way ahead of time and can honestly say it feels like i have been wearing my diamonte crown brooch for weeks, it almost feels like a permanent addition to my daily outfits, but frankly i am pleased i now no longer have to dress to suitably match the brooch. But i am sad to now put it away,  or at least for a while. If i carried on wearing it i may start to look like a sad case of ‘No i cant move on, I’m totally stuck in the Jubilee fever!’

I have owned this cute little brooch for a few years now, i bought it in Sheffield England as a reminder of some lovely times spent in the city. The first time i ever wore it i lost a stone from it , and i immediately went home that day and tried to find a replacement diamonte on eBay without much luck. Needless to say years on and i cant be bothered as no one has noticed the missing stone yet! And honestly although it is a beautiful brooch, it is not silver nor made from precious stones so i think it is quite lovely just how it is!


Still on the Jubilee note i just wanted to share with you this lovely vintage inspired Jubilee window dressing i saw. Having saw this i think i actually stood on the pavement gawping at the loveliness of the vintage dresses. I asked the lady in the shop about the dresses and the wedding dress is from the local museum and the pink one had been provided for the window by a local old lady called Margaret. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as i have!


Happy Jubilee to all of you!


I have just picked up this pair of vintage jelly moulds from a  house local to myself, as i put in a tiny bid of 99p for them on eBay and won! Woop! Don’t you just love eBay?! So yes, for 99p i have got these two beauties, and they will be perfect for the tea party, for making a jelly and then for putting sweets out in as they will look super cute on the table! It really is silly to be so excited over jelly moulds, but these are just gorgeous!


Hi all, recent weeks have been rather taken over by various plans as I want to hold a vintage tea party for my sisters hen do. She is getting married in August and quite a lot of the creative bits and bobs need to be started. After sitting down and really thinking about it seems there is an awful lot to do, and to plan. Thankfully I have help on hand in the form of my sister and mum, but also my best friend Zena. Me and Zena plan to make some bunting out of bits of material I have around so I will post pictures of the bunting when we have at least started it! But for now I am going to post some pictures of some drink charms I have been making for the girls, to put on the tea cups and wine glasses. I’m not totally decided on if these charms are ok or not, having never made these things before!…i get a bit fussy so any suggestions for improvements i can make would be fantastic. I still have to make a few more, but so far these have been fun, and quick to make, and good for using up odd beads!



I also had a bash at making some chocolate brownies as I would like to serve some at the party, having never made them I was really surprised how easy they were, and how totally gorgeous they were to eat! I think I really struck gold with the recipe I used which was lucky, and honestly they did not last long after being cooked, always a good sign 🙂 However the process of making them was kinda of like being taken to a heavenly chocolate world, only one where you can’t eat the chocolate! how cruel!


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