Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Inauguration Photographs,

I mentioned last week that Fancy Vintage helped out with the Inauguration of the new High Sheriff  here in Wales. 
The project manager was lovely Linda from Linda's Pipedream Cakes.
 Wow did she do an amazing job for such a high profile event. 
It was a very high tea experience for about 90 guests.
My Photographs don't do the amazing food justice.
It was also a perk to taste the many variety of cakes on offer on the vintage cake-stands!

New cake-stand collection. 

Needed 20 teapots for the day.

Love this blue and gold ornate teapot!

Needed a lot of coffee pots too.

Coffee pots are much harder to find.
I did have to borrow a few from my Mom's collection!

Pretty flowers provided by lovely Simone

Red rose cup and saucer.
Love this spoon.

Pink and cream  rose  cup and saucer.

My favourite place setting,
This was for the new lovely High Sheriff who had just been inaugurated.

Place setting for the former High Sheriff.

Love the Duchess pink rosebud set.
Think I have collected a few of these now.
My mom has always collected these too.
Thanks Mom for giving me the china collecting bug!

The Lord Mayor's place setting. 

The Reverend's place setting.

Love this Pink Sutherland china tea set.

More pink rosebud china.

Love this light rose blue plate. 

Green rose plate.

 Love this orange, green and yellow teacup.

Empty cake stands.

 Cute blue-bird tea cup.

Just playing around with the photos.

And then came the food!

 How much food did Linda do!
She was amazing.
Welsh cakes, Scones, bara brith,flap jacks, meringues, cup cakes.
oodles and oodles of sandwiches in all different flavours.
Cheese sticks, salmon parcels...
the list goes on.....

Sandwiches made for the children too.

 Think the gorgeous flap jacks were my personal favourite!


Two top Welsh desserts - welsh cakes and bara brith,

So loved the salmon on rye bread,
 bit of a fan of the pumpernickel bread.

China loaded up with food

Pretty cupcakes.

Busy table!
Needed the clotted cream and strawberry jam for the home-made scones.

Top Table of 17 people.

Cakes loaded up on the Vintage cake stand. 

Scones on vintage glass cake stand,

and more scones.

Oh and all good things have to come to an end!
the cleaning up....
Had the most amazing team of ladies in the kitchen and serving the high tea.
Am in awe of their kindness and their generosity of time.
That was so much china to clean up.

A lovely day for a lovely people.
Would defiantly do that again.

Sorry for so many photographs.
These are probably half of them.
You may have noticed that I snap away a lot.

Hope you enjoyed.
And a BIG congratulations to the lovely new High Sheriff,
Hope that you enjoy this year.
And a massive well done to Linda for amazing organising skills and cooking such tremendous supplies of food!

And also a massive thank you goes towards my amazing sister in law and mom who helped wash up and pack before the big day.
What a great team.
So glad you are part of Fancy Vintage China!!

What would I do without you!



  1. Again it's so nice to see all your pictures and read your post! The tables, the food and of course all your vintage looks amazing!

  2. This looks like china heaven!!!! What a selection of cups and pots and all that food.....Are those your cakestands? They look great!!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  3. Wow!!!!!!!!Wow!!!!!
    So lovely pictures of even more lovely teapots, cups etc.! The food look so delicous! What a great idea! I really love what you made of the pictures - it looks fantastic!
    Happy day,

  4. It all looks amazing. I love all those coffee and tea pot's wow you have some beauty's there. And those cake stands to what a lovely collection of things, dee x

  5. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. So glad their are a lot of vintage china fans out there!

  6. Have just popped over from Coco Rose. What beautiful old china. My mum also had the Duchess china and I have it now and love it.This looks like a wonderful tea-party you had, I am sure everyone who came loved it. Love Linda x

  7. Oh my goodness, that looks amazing!!! I am so happy to have found your blog.

  8. Oh wow!! That looks wonderful! Love all the old china - looks incredible, all different patterns and colours! Photography is fantastic!


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