Winter weddings and celebrations + Vintage Winter Styling

There are so many winter styling ideas for using vintage china and props to help create a truly magical wonderland in your home and for your wedding. Be it decorating a mantlepiece or creating sumptious centrepieces for winter parties. Why not add a bit of vintage loveliness to your home simply to lift your heart and spirits on these cold dark days? Here are some of our Itsy Bitsy Vintage suggestions..

Group together a collection of crystal and cut glass vases, glass candlesticks, silver containers, fluted vases and silverware. A collection of white ceramic period vases holding winter twigs and berries would look fabulous grouped together, or each holding a church candle. Pretty perfume bottles each holding a single stem flower look simply gorgeous especially if grouped together on a vintage silver tray, or why not place a decorative silver teaspoon inside of each for something really different. Winter bunting can be created with a twist - using lace, paper doilies or pom pom snowballs. Or why not make love heart paper chains made from vintage sheet music or old books? Fairy lights can be twisted into the bunting to create that wonderland feel.  Old vintage bone china, especially those with a lovely gilt decoration or pearly lustre, work wonderfully well as candle holders or stack several teacups together to create twinkling towers. A glowing teapot also adds a focus to your room. Simply add an led tealight.  Pearl and crystal necklaces can be draped from candlesticks, floral displays or out of a teacup. The sky's the limit!

If you're considering having a winter wedding or celebration in 2012 consider Itsy Bitsy Vintage for your styling and china needs. We can work with you to create inspiration boards and design ideas for you to start your own diy projects. Or let us create your bespoke winter bunting and displays. Let us light your way and warm the cockles of your heart!

(Photos by Carol Bean)

Keep in touch for our Xmas vintage styling coming soon!


Vintage cake stands and bunting! (Vintage weddings in Lancashire)

Well it's a grey day outside, the days are getting shorter, we've had our first open fire of the season and I'm permanently wrapped in a blanket (don't you just love Autumn and Winter? ) Actually I do, Carole & I are both Winter born Itsy babies, but I thought I would post a little Itsy Bitsy Vintage ray of sunshine today with a some pictures of our cake stands and bunting for hire in Lancashire. They go together like peaches and cream, fish & chips, Laurel & Hardy, kisses & cuddles, sugar & spice and all things nice.. Aren't they just lovely?

At Itsy Bitsy Vintage we're busily in the process of making two, three tier and teacup topped cake stands, enough to cater for a party of 100 people. We're like little vintage elves. Along with our existing and growing collection of single tier cake stands, you can offer cakes galore. Just get baking, add the bunting and hey presto, a party!

I'll be posting some Xmas vintage inspiration boards next time. Remember, be a responsible china owner, china isn't just for summer, it's for life!

(Photo collages by Carol Bean)