Archive for the ‘vintage’ Category

Vintage wedding cake forks for your first married bite of bliss

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Yes, wedding planning can get a little overly detailed at times. I mean, how many granular details do you really need to handle? And how important will they be to the overall outcome of your amazing big day?

In general, I tend to believe in keeping it simple. That less is more when you focus on a just few big details that speak to your hearts.

That said, I’m guilty of showcasing a detail here that literally takes the cake as far as details go. If you haven’t already considered the utensils for your first newlywed dessert, let’s get right down to this adorable set of wedding cake forks.

Each mis-matched vintage dessert fork is a hand-stamped keepsake, ready to go from wedding cake to anniversary and many other sweet occasions. Just $41 for the pair, from jessicaNdesigns on etsy.

Candy bar buffet sweet stand trio for your reception dessert table

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

I just finished this trio of tiered dessert stands for a lovely bride named Kim. She wanted a set of centerpieces for her wedding’s dessert table that coordinated but were all slightly different in elegant pink & gold.

She chose Royal Tettau cups and saucers from Germany, Cauldon dinner plates from England and three different dessert plates for the middle tier, a mix from England & France.

I really love the concept, something I hadn’t considered before but one that is definitely possible when multiple pieces of vintage china are available. I hope she sends photos of the entire set up… I can only imagine what she is planning!

Take a peek at our ready-to-ship High Tea for Alice tea & cupcake stands on etsy, or get in touch anytime for custom work.

Good-for-you-both stocking stuffer: romantic tea sampler

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

What’s organic & fair trade & good for you & a little romantic to boot?

This adorable, stackable tin of four tea varieties from Zhena’s Gypsy Tea. Having been lured in by the packaging for quite some time, I decided to finally place an order yesterday to start filling some stockings a litte bit early.

The site is filled with rave reviews from tea sippers everywhere who, from the sounds if it, cannot get through the day without one of these Gypsy Teas. I began to wonder what Zhena puts in them!

Actually, she tells you in this aromatherapy tea chart. Completely fascinating.

This Romance Tea Sampler contains four romantic flavors with four sachets each, all in a recycleable tin; $8.99.  These teas have properties known to calm, soothe, balance or awaken the senses. Mmmmmm!

As soon as it arrives (I have ordered some of their other tempting varities as well; in this season the Sense of Peace tea tugged at me from all sides), I will have the honor of writing a guest post tea review for my new friend Tairalyn over at Lah Tea Dah blog. She is a TRUE tea lover—just read her blog & you will see. She was sweet enough to include our vintage tea stands in a post about her love of vintage china & I was flattered all over the place reading it.

If you love tea & Alice in Wonderland, you MUST see her Un-Birthday party photos. (It is filled with beautiful wedding ideas if you look…)

Introducing a new vintage tea stand: Cupcakes & Flowers

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010


My hubby created this design we’ve never seen done elsewhere & I call it “Cupcakes and Flowers.” A little Mad Hatter-style cup & saucer serve as a vase so a few small blooms can peek over a plate of pretty cupcakes. It makes the sweetest perch for fall pears, too. Alas, it sold as soon as it appeared in our High Tea for Alice etsy shoppe, our new home for vintage tea stands, cupcake towers, cake plates & dessert pedestals. Rest assured, there will be more popping up there very soon. Including a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving stand, part of our limited-edition holiday collection. Follow our tweets to hear about new stands first. For now, off to hit the drill!

Something aqua blue: vintage wedding gloves & Ball jar vases

Thursday, November 4th, 2010


While stocking up on china for our new High Tea for Alice confection & cupcake stands, I fell into this amazing shop on etsy & couldn’t get it. Nor did I want to!

Jen’s Closet consumed me–just a small warning that it might do the same to you! If you love vintage china, retro barware, and starch-pressed linens like I do, brace yourself! I chose these two listings for a vintage-inspired wedding with a subtle, “something blue” theme: Aqua blue vintage glass Ball jar vases, $18.50/pair. Tiffany blue vintage bridal gloves in polyester, $14.50. That reminds me, I just added a chain-handle vintage blue bridal clutch to the vintage shoppe. I never tire of weddings with blue…

As seen on Classic Bride blog: wedding bells are ringing… ours!

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010


Hop on over to Classic Bride blog today & tomorrow where the lovely Sarah Darcy (now living a dreamy life over in Europe) blogs about classic wedding details. Today, our own little vintage-style elopement back in August made it into her coveted posts. Yay! {We’ll be there tomorrow, too…}

Hey, did you notice those glittering vintage earrings in her post? I loved them so much as soon as I found them that I picked up a second pair I happened to find while online wedding shopping. These vintage Farrah Fawcett rhinestone earrings have incredible beauty that’s fitting of this memorable icon of film & genuine joie de vivre. Find them in our vintage bridal accessories shoppe. Very Old Hollywood for a vintage wedding, these dazzling danglers drop a full 3 1/4 inches with starlet-style crystal glitz. I didn’t even wear a necklace with mine… they command attention on their own. $125 from orangeandblossom.

Can’t wait to see what Sarah puts together for tomorrow’s post… !

Personalized vintage flatware for weddings & wedding gifts

Friday, October 29th, 2010

A while back, I promised to show you pictures of the monogrammed initial vintage flatware I ordered from NapaStyle. What better way to showcase these amazing pieces of history than on a few pieces of vintage European china dishes that will soon be part of our High Tea for Alice tiered tea, cake and cupcake stands!


New stands will very soon be filling up our new High Tea for Alice etsy shoppe. We also accept orders for custom colors to complement wedding themes & home decor schemes on a limited basis. Contact us for details.

Three new vintage bridal shrugs, toasty for winter weddings

Thursday, October 21st, 2010


We sold out of our pretty vintage bridal wraps, jackets & shrugs last year and we’ve been receiving many requests to restock them. To be honest with you, they’re not easy to find! We look for vintage wedding coats, jackets & shrugs in ivory, cream and white/off white that have glamorous cuts (generally from the 1950s & 1960s high-style eras), with fabulous Jackie-O.-worthy details that are in lovely condition to slip into & go. Our first three new vintage bridal shrugs landed in the shoppe today! If you are looking for something that you don’t see here, do drop us a line. As always, all of our vintage wedding items include free shipping right to your home. Stay cozy!

As seen in: Bridal Bubbly blog does Audrey Hepburn style

Friday, October 1st, 2010

What a treat for fans of the doe-eyed Holly Golightly! We were thrilled to see our vintage items showcased in this inspiration board on the Bridal Bubbly blog. It’s not easy to track down just the right vintage wedding items for your celebration, but we’re always on the hunt. Let us know what you’re after! If you need more inspiration, see Bridal Bubbly’s takes on Twiggy and Jackie Kennedy. Next… see my own vintage 1950s and Jackie O.-inspired bridal ensemble on Classic Bride blog. Then, get set to be your own style icon…

Something new & Euro, something old & vintage for bridal shoes

Friday, September 17th, 2010


I tend to get a little gushy at the sight of an amazing pair of bridal-parfait shoes. Recently, I’ve spied two…

On the left, a darling pair of bride’s pumps straight from the U.K. They’re about as funky as you can go & still be a bridal shoe. I spotted them in a gorgeous, vintage-inspired real wedding in Austin, TX, on Classic Bride Blog. Made by Irregular Choice, the patterned suede upper blooms into a large floral display. The U.K.-based site has many wild choices for bridesmaids’ shoes as well (like these red & white heels with bows & hearts)!

The beauties on the right are vintage 1950s wedding stillettos. White leather pointed toe bridal kicks with, brace yourself, a lucite & velvet bow. (I LOVE bows.) Authentic & of-the-era, originally from Rich’s Designer Salon. Perfect for a vintage wedding. As long as you’re about a size 8; $68 from NickandNessies.

Two looks, too cute! One for the ceremony, one for the reception, maybe?

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