Wednesday, 29 June 2011

What a week in Cirencester..

So I'm having a very busy week in the land of pretty vintage china! With sorting and washing a wedding china hire of 80, and dropping another off tomorrow... theres no rest for the wicked with this weekend coming up!

This weekend 2nd and 3rd July, I'll be at the Cotswold Show in the beautiful Cirencester Park, a fantastic traditional British day out for the whole family. Come and see me in the Rural Crafts tent, there will be some gorgeous newly created vintage china cake stands and tomorrow I'll be sanding and creating more china brooches, so come and say hello!

And then Monday the 4th July, I am supplying 150 vintage china tea cups to the Glamorous Garden Party with a Twist for Cotswold Breakthrough Breast Cancer. The garden party will be set in the beautiful gardens of the charities Patrons, Laurence and Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen's house, where guests will enjoys G&T's from my pretty cups! Tickets have now sold out so watch this space for photographs from the event!

We've been in the papers and magazines this week, check out the article in Gloucestershire Echo  ' Charity 1940's tea party aims to tease' also an article in Cotswold Life magazine. Excellent publicity for The Vintage Pamper and Tea Party happening on the 10th July at Somewhere Else for more info and tickets: Lavinia's Tea Party with proceeds from the event going to the wonderful Air Raid Shelter and 1940's museum in Cirencester which is open free to the public every Saturday 10am - 4pm.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Vintage Pamper and Tea Party

Lavinia's Tea Party is proud to host a Vintage Pamper and Tea Party, 10th July 2011, at the bar Somewhere Else, 65 Castle Street, Cirencester, GL7 1QD

I am very excited to finally share the details of the event, it'll start at 5pm and finish around 8:30pm on the 10th July 2011. On arrival guests will be greeted by me and collect a hot cupa tea and yummy cake, all served on gorgeous vintage china (of course)!

Then you can explore the vintage stalls selling, clothes, accessories, jewellery and homeware. Whilst listening to wonderful music from the 1940's - 1960's with a touch of Electro Swing thrown in (for my sister), guests can then be pampered into a vintage vision, we'll have the lovely Lady She from Cirencester's Vintage shop She Unique, styling hair. B of Limelight Image Consultancy making over faces into starlets of times gone by. And then some lovely ladies doing vintage inspired manicures, and the favourite half moon styled 1940's look.

And if all that isn't enough the marvelous Burlesque artist Kitty Ribbons will perform twice throughout the afternoon some acts with a 1940's twist.

Its going to be such a fantastic afternoon, we plan on having this every couple of months building on the vintage theme each time. The best bit is tickets are only £6 including tea and cake, with proceeds going to Cirencester Air Raid Shelter, which is worth its own blog entry. I had the fantastic chance to photograph Kitty at the Air Raid/ Living History Museum and I could have stayed all night- such fascinating items on display there.

For more ticket info goto Lavinia's Tea Party - Tickets

Photographs: Lavinia Drake, Model: Kitty Ribbons.