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Local Homemade Crafts - Laurence Stanford & Gemma Oldland

Friday, 10 June 2011

A delicious vintage day

A couple of weekends ago was the baptism of my niece Niamh.. Niamh was honored to wear a handmade christening gown that has been worn over 14 times and is over 100 years old.
So this picture of Niamh and her great granny is perfect!

The picture isn't close enough to see the exquisite needlework. Thanks to granny for preserving it all these years..
Once the service finished, we headed off to Crouch End for the reception which was held in Matt and Rozzi's garden. Niamh’s mum, Rozzi, has a sumptuous collection of vintage china which was going to be perfect to set the scene for the vintage inspired reception.
We arrived to sunshine, a beautifully dressed table, matching bunting, and delicious homemade food.

As I mentioned a little earlier, Rozzi has an extensive range of fine bone china and mis-matched vintage crockery and is available for hire out too so if you are planning a party (intimate tea party, wedding, hen ....), please have a look at her lovely website and contact her

Rozzi will also bring along some of her vintage crockery to Homespun on Saturday 1st October and will provide tea, fresh coffee and a lovely vintage treat for us all! Very exciting.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Sunday evening blog

It’s been a little while since my last blog, but I have been very busy, busy feeling sorry for myself... just about standing today from a long stretch of laryngitis, after 4 days in bed and losing the will to live.. Despite still looking like a guinea pig, today life is good!!
By the way, the shop Beanies had received all my cards on time and their opening launch was a huge success.
It isn’t necessary to travel to South London anymore to view or even purchase my cards as from next week the shop ’La Provence’ in Sawbridgeworth, will be storing them too.
La Provence is located in a beautiful 14th Century cottage on Bell Street, the shop has a French theme and you can purchase linen, pottery, furniture, interior, clocks, flower, French soaps and body creams etc etc.. A knitting club also runs every Friday morning.

You can sip freshly brewed coffee, whatever the weather, in their great south facing courtyard garden and indulge cream teas and handmade cakes in the relaxing French style tea room... It is a lovely place and a visit is highly recommended.