A vintage tea party table

Bring a little Fifties glamour to a good old-fashioned tea party. Choose crockery in pastel colours, opt for retro glassware, and decorate the table with wild flowers. For the finishing touch, make cupcakes and serve with sweet biscuits.

A vintage tea party table

Layer pretty glass cake-stands one on top of the other and pile high with cupcakes to make a sensational centrepiece. Vintage 19th & 20th century pressed glass cake stands, £18 (medium), £22 (large), both

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; Knitted floral egg, £2.85,

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; The Orchard Vintage Tea Party milk jug in pink, £8, both

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; Sweetheart tray, £29.95 for a set of two,

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; pale pink paper napkins, £1.49 per pack,

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Vanilla cupcakes topped with piped swirls of buttercream and pastel-coloured decorations tie in with the vintage look perfectly. The Orchard Vintage Tea Party dinner plate in blue, £12.75, and side plate in pink, £8, both

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; knife from set of 16 pieces of Vintage Cutlery in ivory, £29.95,

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Look out for china in soft pastel colours and old-fashioned designs. Mix and match different looks – an eclectic collection is what you’re after. The Orchard Vintage Tea Party sugar bowl in pink, £11.50, and teacup in cream, £8.50, both

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; teaspoon from set of 16 pieces of Vintage Cutlery in ivory (as above). 100% linen white napkin, £4,

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; French glass milk bottle, £7.50 (small),

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; Spray Flowers Table Cloth, £25 (small),

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Nice and cosy

There’s no need to scour charity shops for an old-fashioned teapot. This colourful tea cosy will give any teapot that vintage look. If you’re a dab hand with a pair of knitting needles, you could even try knitting one yourself. right Pom pom tea cosy, £25,

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