1940's Tea Party at Carnforth Railway Station and an amazing review!

Carole and I had the privilege to provide table settings and to help style a 40th birthday party for the wonderful Emmaline at Carnforth Railway Station  last Saturday. Home to the filming of Brief Encounter, this unique venue proved to be a wonderful backdrop for a 1940's themed tea party. The party was catered by the fabulous and hard working in-house chef Helen, who bakes everything on site including freshly made bread. A selection of patisseries including home made scones, tarts, mini chocolate eclairs, meringues, carrot cakes, chocolate brownies and mini sandwiches adorned our pretty three and two tier cake stands. A waitress served and kept guests topped up with tea and coffee in our gorgeous china tea and coffee pots. Delicious birthday cupcakes were provided by our friend Kath at Madam Chocolat. Entertainment was provided by the wonderful Boogie Bill, who kept the smiles and high spirits going for the day. I won't say much more but let the pictures do the talking. Many thanks to my very talented husband, Johnny Bean of Beanphoto, for doing these pictures and for capturing the 1940's style and elegance, the warm heartedness and the sheer fun of the day. Emmaline and her friends looked amazing, I'm sure you'll agree. For more images please visit

The following popped onto our facebook wall a few days ago,  aw shucks!
'Hi Carol and Carole x Just wanted to say a big thank you for helping to make my day SO special. Right from our first meeting I knew you’d be perfect for my 1940s birthday party. I loved all your ideas and felt totally confident that you’d deliver something extra special. All your china, linen and silverware is simply stunning! Having you on hand offering the setting up and clearing away service made organising my event so much easier. My guests and I think Itsy Bitsy is just wonderful and we’d definitely recommend and use your excellent service again xoxo'
  Catering by Helen at Carnforth Refreshment Room, cupcakes by Madam Chocolat