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Monday, 27 June 2011

Vintage Cream Tea Camping

We have been camping recently and found a great campsite locally. Its small and has only a few pitches, which suits us as we dont like the 'madding crowd' so they say. It also has a swimming river and the best part a cream tea in the afternoon.


It was magical, the front lawn of a old listed house was set up with plastic chairs layed with flower tablecloths, vintage tea cups and teapots, and the best looking cream in sundae glasses.


I still have a burning ambition to go to London for a high tea, but I must say I thoroughly enjoyed this country vintage cream tea. It has definitely wet my appetite for more.

Inspired by the vintage tea plates, I picked these two flower and fruit vintage plates from my local charity shop this week. They were 69p each.



I also spotted this white fire place coal holder, in my other charity shop in town. I knew as soon as I saw it that I would use it for our umbrellas. The lady at the charity shop said it was used to store coal in for fireplaces.



I have been storing under the stairs at the moment, as it doesn't seem to be rain weather at the moment.... Cross fingers for more sunny days.
I am linking in here for Liz's Magpie Monday, and Sophie's Flea market finds.
Happy thrifting!
Bxx

19 comments:

  1. Love the tea party idea, so fancy! your buys are wonderful, great finding the coal scuttle in white, usually they are black with gold on!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  2. Great find with the coat scuttle I agree. It is nice it is in white - my mum has a few - she painted hers a deep red to match the decor, but the lighter shade is probably more me! Yummy looking cream tea too!! Have a great week xx

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  3. Er where is that campsite - it sounds amazing - or are you keen to keep that one under your hat (wouldn't blame you if you did).

    I love those vintage plates too - 69p for goodness sake!!!

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  4. I love the plates. Cream Teas, how very British and wonderful too

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  5. Hi thanks for your lovely comments:)
    Kat the campsite is on the boarder of Wiltshire and Somerset and its only £15 a night! X

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  6. I think that must be the perfect way to have cream tea. Delicious!

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  7. Ooh, such lovelines! Gorgeous plates, I nearly bought a teapot featuring a similar design last week. I want a cup of tea and a scone now...

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  8. Those plates are stunning.

    Love the sound of the campsite, being a keen camper myself. xx

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  9. Love the coal scuttle...Fab!

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  10. I also am wanting to do high tea somewhere in Auckland - must find out where - I know Alberton does it occasionally

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  11. The coal scuttle is fantastic. I'd be dangerously tempted to start trying to paint flowers onto it & turn it into some sort of canal-style piece, even though my artistic skills are nearly non-existent. So it's probably safer in your hands and unblemished white.

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  12. Wow! Now I might even be persuaded to go camping if you get a cream tea like that!

    Your plates are beautiful - I suspect Lakota would like to borrow them to match her dress :0)

    thanks for linking up x

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  13. Now that is my idea camping!!! and I'm liking the coal scuttle for an umbrella stand idea x

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  14. Gosh even I could be tempted to camp there - it sounds idyllic! And a swimming river? Very swallows and amazons. Great scuttle!

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  15. oh that sounds so 'British' to us aussies.... what a great camp out with fine china Cream Teas♥

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  16. Great finds - particularly the umbrella holder - most useful in this country!

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  17. Wow - good price for plates! Love the coal scuttle too!
    Liz

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  18. It's certainly rain weather here today, great idea for the scuttle. x

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  19. oh, that sounds like my kind of camping! Can't imagine anything like that here in NZ, but maybe I should start one in our backyard.

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