Categories / Food and Drink, Homeware

Vintage Treat Pedestals from BHLDN

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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

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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 / Events

An-Tea Establishment Afternoon Tea, Met Bar, London

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As punks “celebrated” the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, it seemed inevitable that someone would add a punk twist to the upcoming Royal Wedding. It is in this spirit that London cocktail bar, The Met Bar, is hosting An-Tea Establishment Afternoon Tea.

This special tea will be available between 22 April and 8 May to coincide with the nuptials and will offer a menu including cucumber sandwiches, cupcakes and punk-inspired cocktails. The tea costs £27 + service charge per person, which isn't cheap, but royal weddings don't come around that often and if you want to avoid it, you may as well do it in style.

Visit The Met Bar website for booking details.