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Vintage-Inspired-Wardrobe Now that's officially spring, the time has come for a bit of light spring cleaning. As I only have one day off in the week these days (Sundays), I am starting off slowly by listing a few vintage and vintage inspired items on eBay. I've been meaning to do this for months. No exaggeration. Take a look - you never know, you may find the item you've been searching for! Of course, feel free to email me / comment if you want to ask any further questions about the item(s). Pieces include: A pair Read more [...]

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Mermaid-Title With flared midi length circle skirts flouncing their way back into springtime fashions of SS14, I for one could not be more happy. Readily accessible 1950s style circle skirts and dresses are everywhere fellow vintage lovers and I will be snapping up as many as possible as quickly as possible! Those short skirts and maxis were starting to drive me nutty... While I love the retro rockabilly side to the 1950s, I have opted for the more classically vintage side of the late 1940s / early 1950s here. Read more [...]

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Macarons-Title This is a great macaron starter recipe. Once you have become a bit more confident in your macaron-ness, why not try some other flavours? Try adding a bit of lime to your strawberry mix, or maybe try blueberry and apple? You can change the colour of the macaron to match the taste – or use a completely opposite colour to really confuse people! 2 egg whites 150g caster sugar 120g ground almonds 120g icing sugar Red food colouring (optional) 150ml whipping cream 2 tablespoons Read more [...]

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Vintage-London-Wedding Who can believe that we're edging towards the end of February already? Yeah, me neither. No doubt the last month and a half of 2014 has been a busy one for many of you and I'm willing to bet that a few of you are now engaged! After all, New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day are two of the most romantic days of the year! So, if you're on the hunt to find out more about how to organise your wedding and do a bit of research to see what fashions, advice and services are available to you, read on... Last Read more [...]

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Vintage-Romance-60s So passes another Valentine’s Day, and the red roses, balloons and teddies aren’t quite cleared from the shops yet, and we here at Vintage Tea Roses wondered what better time to highlight some of our favourite romantic reads Cutting it down to just these five was near impossible, and I foresee revisiting this post many times, and wondering “What was I thinking? Pride and Prejudice over Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder?!” But that, dear readers, is for you to tell me, if you feel I’ve Read more [...]

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VIntage-Sleep Hello lovelies! Big apologies for the period of stereo silence at Vintage Tea Roses... I've experienced some, ahem, technical issues. I know, I know. It's been annoying in all its guises, but at least it's a sincere excuse! It's taken a while to resolve because it has been a crazy busy month of wedding shows, vintage fashion purchases and tea party baking! So, I am not shy of things to share with you. Sleeping Beauty inspired makeup from Vintage Beauty on Pinterest. Stay posted for Read more [...]

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The-Borgias Speaking as someone who read over 80 books last year, I can confidently say that Blood & Beauty was one of my favourites of 2013. The story opens as Rodrigo Borgia is about to be selected as Pope, in a corrupt and filthy Vatican City. The Borgias are a scheming, ambitious and immoral lot, but as Dunant makes clear, they are not alone. Rodrigo Borgia, now Pope Alexander VI, may have four children and a mistress, but so do many cardinals. Many of them also have syphilis – even harder Read more [...]

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Belle-Enchanted-Title You know the story; the curse, the beast, the rose, the mirror. Whether through those childhood (or adult?) hours spent watching Disney's Beauty and the Beast or reading Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve's La Belle et la Bête, the fairytale story of the moody Beast, the modest Belle and the enchanted castle is one many of us hold dear to our hearts. With the enchantment of the festive season finally over, I thought this fairytale would be the perfect next instalment of the vintage fairytale Read more [...]

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Vintage-Winter-Books I will never grow out of Christmas. I’m the sort of person who gleefully counts down the days till Christmas Eve, who wells up at the John Lewis advert, who feels inexplicably excited when the Christmas lights appear on the high street. Oh, and I bang on about the “magic” of Christmas. Wait, what is that “magic” you ask? This is as close as I can come to explaining it! Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder It hasn’t snowed yet on the prairie. Laura and Mary are afraid Read more [...]

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London-ExCel-Wedding Vintage Tea Roses has teamed up with The London ExCel Wedding Show to give away one pair of tickets! The London ExCel Wedding Show is taking place next year on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January at London ExCel. Excited yet? Read on... The London show will showcase hundreds of products and services on offer including beautiful bridal dresses, bridesmaid dresses, venues, classic car hire, honeymoon destinations, stationers, florists, tiaras, hair and beauty products. Exhibitors confirmed Read more [...]