Blog

Happy Easter

Very Very busy eating Easter Eggs at the moment, but here’s a vintage card for you all to enjoy.

And I really like this idea from the Good Housekeeping magazine.

Happy…

Vintage Wedding Show

Last Saturday we went to the Vintage Wedding Show in Norwich. It was lovely to appreciate everyones creative stands. We especially liked Grant-Riley a wedding planner from Suffolk and now living in London.

We sipped tea from our vintage china teacups and had a slice of the bestest…

Let’s play Sindy

I still have my beloved Sindy doll, oh the fun and frolics we had over the years. Sindy now sits on a chest of draws in the bedroom. Sometimes she gets to play with the modern ladies and I watch over and think my girls the best!!

Sindy…

Suffolk Wedding Fair

We had a lovely day yesterday at the Suffolk Wedding Fair, Ickworth House, Bury St Edmunds. Such a perfect setting for any wedding. Local business showing their wares to upcoming brides, Olivia and I with our vintage china hire.

Some…

Let’s have a Themed Wedding!

When I started my reaserch for vintage china hire, I was amazed at all the wonderful blogs of brides to be.

From 20’s to a 50’s theme, maybe a Mad Hatter’s Teaparty  even a Bonfire Night Bride, they all sound amazing and I’d love to go to them…

A blog post from Furnish

We were delighted when Alexandra Toso from Furnish decided to do an article on one of our 50’s dinner set’s, Thank you.

Give your table a retro feel with this 50s dinner service from Serendipity Street. £60

One of…

Happy Mothers Day Vintagestyley

My Mum has had all the homemade things, a girl could ask for, lavender hearts, draft excluder, pictures, jam, chutney, shortbread, apple pies, scones, soap, shea butter cream, plates, jugs, & pot’s even a beach wind breaker. I might be leaving it a little late but I wouldn’t want to…

At the bottom of Serendipity Street

I’m sure we all have a place to go and daydream and today I’d like to share with you my little corner of Sunny Suffolk …

The daffodils always amaze me and here is where I sit and come up with…

#TwestSuffolk 2011

Yesterday was global Twestival, a gathering of people who use Twitter. It’s a once a year event to raise money and this year was for the Suffolk Disability Trust. Here in sleepy Suffolk, we decided to hold a number of events across the county.

The sun was shining and by…

Suffolk Twestival 2011

Come and join us on Thursday 24th March, when Twitter users across Suffolk will be joining together to be part of Twestival. The goal for the day is to raise funds for the Suffolk Disability Care Fund whose aim is to improve the quality of life for children…

For Japan with Love

Bloggers will be having a day of Silence to show respect for the victims of the ongoing disasters in Japan,
this Friday the 18th of March. Please join us and For Japan with Love.

For more information about For Japan…

Vintage by Hemmingway 2011

Today on the Vintage seen you can buy your tickets, for the award-winning Vintage Festival at Southbank Centre from 29 – 31 July 2011 as part of the Festival of Britain 60th anniversary celebrations.

Set up last year by Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, the festival will run for three…

Love Vintage Love Belle and Boo

 

Let me introduce you if you haven’t already met to Belle and Boo. Belle & Boo are two characters, that have been created by Mandy Sutcliffe who studied illustration at Leeds Metropolitan University. Mandy went on a university exchange…

A Workshop With Tom Keane

After scrumptious pastries for breakfast, we settled into our Edwardian chairs set amongst period furniture on the middle floor of Chiswick Auctions.

Tom Keane started the seminar talking about the history of British furniture and how it evolved during times of war and peace, available timber…

Vintage Crockery Hire in Suffolk & Beyond

Something very exciting is happening over at Serendipity Street …

This week sees the launch of our vintage crockery and accessorie  hire. Weather your planning a special tea party, wedding, magazine shoot or even a press event.  Vintage crockery can transform a setting.

We have an exquisite collection of stylish vintage…

Suffolk Wedding Fair

Yesterday we exhibited our china at The Suffolk Wedding show, at Wherstead Park in Ipswich. It was the first show of 2011 and was to launch our Vintage China Hire. We decided to go with an Alice in Wonderland theme, which proved very…

Vintage Tea Party

Let’s have a tea party, delicate china teacups with silver teaspoons, a vintage teapot and pretty cake stands laden with the sweetist cakes and home made scones. Clotted cream and strawberry jam in little glass bowls, along with dainty triangles of cucumber sandwiches.

Afternoon tea became fashionable when the Duchess…

Another Serendipitous find …

I just wanted to share with you my little house, bought at a boot fair many moons ago.

Another little thing I’d miss if it wasn’t there, do you have one too?

Vintage at Goodwood becomes Vintage in London for 2011

We enjoyed Vintage at Goodwood last year , but now Vintage at Goodwood is no longer . Vintage comes to London, renamed Vintage in London.

It takes place over the weekend of the 29th, 30th and 31st July over a 21 acre section of the Embankment, including The…

It’s Bramley Apple week

Oh yes it is, between 6-13 February is a celebration of the versatility of the world’s best cooking apple. The Bramley Campaign has enlisted the culinary talents and expertise of the BBC’s Great British Menu winner, Mark Hix, to develop some delicious …

Bake A Cake For Valentines

Bake a cake for valentines and decorate it with love …

Here’s the perfect cake recipe to romance your sweetheart, taken from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook

Red Velvet Cupcakes

60 g unsalted butter,
at room temperature
150 g caster sugar
1 egg
10 g cocoa…

Babycham Glasses

One of our most searched for products is the classic Babycham glass and we love it too. The iconic coupe glass familiar on the set of old Holywood movies. Apparently the original coupe glass shape was modeled on the breast of  Marie Antoinette.

Knoll Bertoia Diamond Chair

The diamond chair was designed by Harry Bertoia in 1952, as part of the wire sculptured lounge seating. Bertoia worked closely with Knoll to make sure his designs were produced faithfully to his exacting standards. Bertoia went on to win designer of the year 1955,…

A Little Salt Pot

We’ve all seen them on holiday love them, hate them, kitsh or uncool. I love them … cute reminders of the fun we had that year on holiday. Take my little salt pot, I don’t use it everyday but when I catch a glimpse of it, I smile. I…

Winnie the Pooh’s Birthday

Well it’s A A Milne birthday really, which makes today 18th January Winnie the Pooh day. The lines from some of his stories will always stay with me,

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than…

Vintage Seed Packets

I’ve always loved old seed packets, the older the better. Early ninetenth century are  my favourites, companies like Peter Henderson & Co and Lovett’s. These early seed packets are similar to posters, beautiful typography, with rich coloured flowers enticing you to grow these wonderful blooms.

I think my love for…

January Sale

We have 20% off 30 products in January and will be keeping this topped up to 30 products throughout January.

And don’t forget delivery is free on orders over £50 and no VAT rise, our prices are still…

Handmade Weddings

I just wanted to share with you all a fab book I was bought for Christmas. Handmade Weddings by sisters Eunice & Sabrina Moyle. It’s full of crafts that can be used for any type of party.

We’ll be introducing a vintage crockery loan service in the new…

Homes & Antiques

This month Homes & Antiques magazine, is a vintage special. There’s some great 50’s dresses, to choose from you’ve gotta love a 50’s number.  Ideas for a vintage Christmas, I would of liked to of read more about this. So tomorrow I will go on a blog…

Christmas Cake

Yep, I’m one of those people that makes a Christmas cake every year. It’s not one of my favourite cakes, but I love the thought that Christmas is well on it’s way once the cake has been made.

My recipe is a mixture of a Sunday tea loaf, not too…

15% off for Christmas

So you can enjoy a vintage Christmas we’re giving 15% off everything all through December.

Just use the coupon code XMAS at checkout (remember to click the ‘Update’ button) and you’ll get 15% off your order.

And don’t forget delivery is free on orders over £50.

Happy Christmas go…

A Serendipitous Find

Rummaging around for a unique find is one of my favourite things.

So when I was at charity shop in Stowmaket and I stumbled across this little band. A little worn and bits missing, still I fell in love and thought…

20 uses for a cream jug

Never has there been a more useful kitchen item as a simple cream jug. If you haven’t all ready got one let me tell you how your life can be enriched … or like the Serendipity house you could start a collection.

Country Living Christmas Fair

A country fair in the middle of London …

We all know that the Country Living Magazine is an idyllic taste of the country and beautifully put together.

The fair was an extension of…

The World of Beatrix Potter

Here’s a lady that would sit with a proper cup of tea and a slice of ginger cake.

After going through our holiday photos, I came across the day we had at  The World Of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere. We…

Another Vintage Goodwood

Unfortunately I didn’t get to go to this one. People were dressed up again in their vintage garb, but this time it was for old fashioned car races.

Cars over 100 years old that look like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. They…

Dancing to the Dansette baby!

Wow it can’t get any better than dancing around with some old vinyls in your kitchen …

And what better way to do this than with an old Dansette Record Player from the 50’s. Remember the way the arm lifts automatically and  then the sound of real music fills the…

Sugar Shaker & Shortbreads

Today we made shortbread rounds,  and added vanilla sugar from our sugar shaker. This is really easy to do just pop a vanilla pod into the shaker with caster sugar, leave for a couple of weeks to infuse…

Vintage at Goodwood

What a jolly good time we all had at Goodwood, in it’s first year. The festival was set up by Wayne Hemmingway, celebrating 5 decades of British cool. It would of been great to…

Start up

After years of collecting, it’s time to go big and have a store of my own. I’ll be sharing with you my process of a start up online business, as well as everyday things like baking, things that inspire me…