A right Royal Jubilee inspired teaparty and a vintage picnic!

Carole and I recently enjoyed a fantastic day styling a photo shoot in her lovely garden to commemorate the Queens Jubilee this summer. Old Queenie has championed the English garden party through the decades, perhaps it's that good ol' cup of char that keeps her going strong!
Blessed with weather as good as any summers day, we created a tea table tableaux of royal memorabilia and a more retro inspired vintage picnic scene. Itsy Bitsy Vintage have a variety of styling props available to hire and this shoot allowed us to display our more eclectic items. Using vintage coronation china and tins, vintage 45' singles, Itsy Bitsy spotty china and our own handmade cake stands plus our new range of bespoke Bonny Bunting, I hope we've inspired you to host your own vintage/retro themed jubilee celebrations. Just hire our china and bunting, invite your friends, order the cakes, rustle up some cucumber sandwiches and serve lashings of strawberries and cream, and hey presto! What better excuse than a bank holiday weekend to get together with family and friends?

Many thanks to Yummy Cupcakes in Lancaster for providing the Jubilee inspired cupcakes fit for a King.  Your kids and friends will love the primary colours and the shade of their tongues after eating these delicious cakes! Thanks too to the newly opened 'The Vintage Boudoir'  dress hire shop in Sun Street, Lancaster, for the loan of the wicker handbag, navy gloves, V for Victory brooch and the prettiest summer hat that I've chanced upon. The fashion props accessorised our red, white and blue theme perfectly, and you'll find lots of gorgeous items in their shop to hire or buy to dress up any occasion.

Additional credits: Jubilee inspired suffolk punch headpieces handmade and available to order from Itsy Bitsy Vintage. Photography by my husband Johnny from Beanphoto. Thank you for your hard work and extraordinary pictures as always. Finally credit is due to our canine model for the day, Maddie, for her patience and good looks. I'm so pleased you didn't break any china! Can you spot her in our bonny bunting blog post?