Tea for Valentine’s Day?

Hello my friends, I’m thrilled to let you know that a styled photo shoot I worked on a few months ago with my friend Vicky of The Chipping Norton Tea-Set has been featured in the February issue of Cotswold Life.

The idea behind the article was that a vintage tea party for two would make a lovely present for Valentine’s day, and it would also let you celebrate this romantic day in the comfort of your own home, without slaving in the kitchen for hours – a win-win situation!

If you like the idea, you can recreate a romantic vintage table setting using lace, mismatched vintage crockery, candles, rose petals, cupcake flags and pretty ribbons; you can find most items in your local charity shop and haberdashery or craft shop.

The styling ideas are quite easy to replicate: use a biscuit cutter to make heart-shaped sandwiches & scones, fill a tea cup with strawberries dipped in white chocolate, decorate your biscuits & cupcakes with heart shapes, wrap lace around glass jars to display your flowers, or use an old teapot instead!

These are the photos I took that are published on the magazine:

And these are a few more that I like but didn’t make it to the magazine:

What do you think about a Valentine’s Vintage tea party for two? And what’s your favourite cupcake? Mine’s the white one with tiny red hearts :)

styling & photography: Cristina Colli

All food & vintage china: The Chipping Norton Tea-Set

Wine glass charm:  KOC Design

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Shay February 4, 2013 at 11:30 pm

These look so delicious! Great designs!

dawn February 5, 2013 at 8:15 am

Absolutely fantastic xx might have to come pay you a visit in the summer xxx

Victoria Wills February 5, 2013 at 8:25 am

Many, many thanks to the amazing Cristina Colli!
And thanks for the lovely comments :)

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