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A Truly Vintage Wedding Fair

We are only days away, from one of our favourite wedding fairs of the year. If you haven’t yet made plans for this coming Sunday 7 June, get yourselves down to Glemham Hall near Woodbridge, anytime between 10am and 4pm. Not only will we be there (naturally) but there will be many vintage style companies […]


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City Delights


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Vintage Ice Cream Bike – Available for Hire

We source our traditional ice cream from Lakenham Creamery based in Norfolk and you can choose from the following flavours: French Vanilla Double Strawberry Belgian Chocolate Cointreau Mandarin New York Coffee Chocolate Choc Chip Crema Pistachio Almond Toffee Crunch Jamaican Rum & Raisin Rich Butterscotch Coconut Cream Maple Walnut Fudge Mint Choc Chip Mango Alphonse […]


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150 Years of Wonder

2015 is the year that Lewis Carroll’s much loved children’s story, Alice in Wonderland, celebrates its 150th anniversary… So much inspiration has been drawn from the story over the years that it’s not just an occasion to celebrate the literature itself but also the style and frivolity that it’s created when planning an event. From […]


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A Seaside Wedding

Last year we were asked to help with the spring wedding of  Julia and Pete at the Thorpeness golf and country club.   Like a lot of brides and myself too, Julia couldn’t decide on her cake! cupcake tower, traditional fruit or  novelty with a quirky twist… Julia had always loved the traditional cakes her […]


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A Rock n Roll Wedding

Here’s some pictures from a yellow themed wedding, earlier this year. It was set in a lovely barn just outside Reading. There’s something so special about barn weddings. The natural backdrop of a simple barn coupled with everyone having fun, is a little piece of heaven to me! Maybe I spent too long down the […]


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Furniture Polish Restorer

Hopefully it won’t come as a surprise that I’m a bit of an eco warrior … As I haven’t posted anything about this for a while, I’d like to share a quick recipe with you. This polish is fab to bring back life into your lovely wooden furniture. One part each of Vinegar, Turpentine and Boiled Linseed Oil. […]


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Vintage Gilt Frames

We do like our gilt frames at Serendipity Street, they are so bold and in the right setting can look quite modern. Here’s a couple we used for weddings, earlier in the year. We hire these frames and can print your special words, seating plan or maybe they could be used for your menu. I’m […]


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Wedding Show Weekend

Last weekend, we had two wedding shows. Nicola and Olivia were at Wherstead Park, Ipswich, which was fairly busy. Their stand looked lovely. I’d like to say a huge Thank you to Nicola who was feeling a little under the weather but still managed to chat away on the day. I was over at Layer […]


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Available for hire

We have 3 of these glass drinks dispensers available for hire. Perfect for Pimm’s, Cloudy Lemonade or Ginger Beer topped up with bunches of fresh mint. They look great on a vintage cloth and would work well on a candy table for vintage weddings.


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Teapigs

Today I’d like to share with you something very special … Yes I do enjoy a cup of tea and not just the brown stuff. So a year or so ago I had the pleasure of an exceptional Earl Grey teapig and I was smitten with the silk muslin pyramid in which the tea came […]


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Spotty Vintage China

Have I ever told you I have a thing about spots? I do prefer spots on vintage china, especially the little pieces collected on holiday in the 60’s or 70’s. A quick post today as we are quite busy with the planing of a new home page. I also like stripy tops …


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Vintage Prop Hire In Suffolk

Collecting?  “Yes I’m quite good at that” Over the years I can’t resist buying olde worlde gardening tools … unusual chairs, old suitcases, railway advertising signs, vintage frames, wooden ladders and apple crates to name a few … And now I have the perfect excuse for my beautiful vintage collection, they all sit perfectly with […]


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Truly Vintage Wedding Fair

We had a fantastic day at the truly vintage wedding fair at Glemham Hall on Sunday  and met some wonderful people. Anmar Odendal from Crumb Couture Cakes and laura Churchill from Bluebird Vintage to name a few. All of the stands looked amazing and had their own take on vintage. We’d been asked by Donna […]


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1940’s at Vintage-29th to the 31st July

We’ll be there swaying our hip’s to the sound of swing. So if you’re in the mood to sway, take a look at the line up here.


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Brick Lane

Yesterday I went to the most colorful Brick Lane. Quite an amazing place to be, especially as a tourist. It was packed with young and old people, having a time of their life singing, dancing and playing. People from all over the world representing their country’s food and drink. The market is packed with antique […]


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Music at Vintage 2011

Sit back and enjoy the show …


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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 of the dresses where amazing, my favourites were from Terry Fox, a delicous mix of vintage […]


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#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 10am there had already been […]


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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 and adults with disabilities living in Suffolk. […]


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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 with Love, please go to .utterlyengaged.com


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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 days and nights, celebrating music, fashion, film, […]


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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 pieces from the 1920’s […]


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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 popular with the visitors. We had a great time and a few […]


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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 of Bedford, Lady Anna Maria Russell. Introduced […]


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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?


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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 recipes to coincide with Bramley Apple Week. My Mum and Grandma both use […]


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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 you think.” (Christopher Robin to Pooh) “When you wake […]


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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 the same.


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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 vintage and get someone an original […]


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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. For a wild flower bouquet For forcing the roots from an off cut […]


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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 race around the track like the Wacky Races. From vintage Fords to magnificent Astons the […]


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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 room. There’s the usual old […]


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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 arrive in a vintage car. Dressed in our 60’s dresses we first of all had a make up lesson in the […]


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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 and anything else useful in living an old fashioned dream. I hope you will enjoy […]


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