Categories / Food and Drink, Homeware

Vintage Treat Pedestals from BHLDN


Cake stands, cake stands everywhere! Instead of opting for the usual three-tiered affair, go for something a bit more unique with these Vintage Treat Pedestals from BHLDN.

These super-chintzy beauties will certainly cause a stir at your next tea party. BHLDN have breathed new life into these dainty vintage china plates by placing them on top of elegant glass or crystal wear to create one of a kind stands. They look their absolute best when piled high with the fanciest afternoon treats.

The Vintage Treat Pedestals start from $68 and are available from the BHLDN website.

Categories / Food and Drink, Homeware

Blaue Blume Tea Service from Undergrowth Designs

Eat me

In terms of crockery for afternoon tea, our favourite meal of the day, we thought we'd seen everything. Oh how wrong we were.

In no way whatsoever is this Blaue Blume Tea Service from Undergrowth Designs just another collection of twee patterned cups & saucers. The plates are adorned with an intricate 1920s lace pattern with a simplistic 'Eat me!' slogan in your choice of black or gold, whilst the cups, teapot and other pieces are finished with a pair of ladies legs. Some of the more eccentric pieces include the sugar bowl, which is designed as an old fashioned rolltop bath, and the petit four stand, which is propped up at the bottom by an antique doll's head. Every piece has been lovingly made and glazed by hand in London. Although it will not be to everyone's taste, this is a truly unique collection that will no doubt cause a stir at your next tea party.

Pieces in the collection start from £12.26. You can see the full range on the Undergrowth Designs website.

Categories / Food and Drink, Homeware

Glass cake stand by Laura Ashley


Forget expensive afternoon tea at a hotel or restaurant, and step back to the 1950s and throw your own with this elegant cream glass cake stand by Laura Ashley.

It's so delicate you'll need to behave in a very dainty manner around it and it's craving some square cucumber sandwiches and minature-sized cakes and pastries. You won't have escaped the Royal Wedding fever being pushed from every direction, so why not embrace it and throw your own cake party with this regal cake stand.

It's everything you need to complete your tea party needs and only £28 from Laura Ashley online.