Saturday, 30 January 2010
Just a quick one to tell you all about the fabulous cakestands I have been making. I select plates from my vast collection of mismatching crockery - drill through the centre (yes, it is nervewracking!) and attach the screws, pillars and handle. Hey presto you have a very quaint, very kitsch item that is just crying out for scones piled high with lashings of cream and jam. It's also a beautiful was to showcase cup cakes in a teashop window. I hire the cakestands out for a mere £6 as well as teapots, plates, teacups, milk jugs, sugar bowls, vases etc etc. No job is too small so if you fancy a retro afternoon tea for a birthday party, christening, hen party or wedding please get in touch! I can also help with music, flowers etc - I just love styling for events. You can find my contact details via my website www.doilydays.co.uk
Thursday, 28 January 2010
I've just read my last post - full of good intentions and promises of regular posts... back in August. Hmmmmm. Okay, so New Years Resolutions! Staring from NOW I will keep you updated with things that inspire me and my business www.doilydays.co.uk and feature creative people I meet along the way.
There's loads to blog about. I want to tell you all about the vintage cakestands I'm making, the 'Afternoon Tea' hen parties I'm planning in Brighton and the bookings I've taken for this year. But first things first I want to tell you about the table decorations I did for a 90th birthday lunch in London last weekend.
The event was for 20 people at The Lansdown Club in Mayfair. The brief was 'colourful' so I set to work and came up with menucards for each person featuring a brightly coloured feather, then there were multicoloured namecards which picked out the colours in the flowers - fresias, hyacinths, tulips and, birthday girls favourite, Lily of the Valley - Not colourful I know but absolutely beautiful, full of nostalgic charm and the scent was increadible. I also wrapped 20 packets of Cornish fudge in vibrant tissue paper and ribbon for the guests to enjoy with their coffee and finally I arranged some tealights on a cakestand with some faux flowers - these were for the birthday girl to blow out with her profiterole tower!
My next blog article will be about my homemade vintage cakestands!