Category Archives: Vintage Inspiration

Vintage Hen Hamper Celebration Ideas 2012 / 2013

Photo’s by Caroline Gue of CP Photography.

You may remember a little while ago we launched a hen hamper for a vintage picnic or afternoon tea.

We thought we would share some photos from a recent event so you get a feel of what you can create whether you are planning a celebration at home, a venue or a festival etc.

This is a really nice idea if you are planning a hen celebration for 2013 as it would be perfect for Henley Regetta and Ascot.  As our British weather is not the most reliable you could take a gazebo and use the bunting to add some decoration.


All you need to do is bring the food and drink.  Pink lemonade looks oh so pretty in these vintage cups.  You can also put hot drinks in them too!


Don’t forget, also included in your hamper is sweet treats for guests in our gorgeous pink and red polka dot and stripy boxes.  Complete with vintage trivia card, sweet candy necklace and Fuschia’s signature shot glass, filled with dolly mixtures and packaged with pastel ribbon and feather.

For more information please contact Fuschia on 01189 773 931 or email us

We will be bringing you other hen ideas over the coming weeks, and yes they have a vintage theme!

Charity Tea Party For Sue Ryder – Henley Nettlebed

Last week Fuschia was involved with supplying table decor and vintage crockery and accessories for a charity Afternoon tea party.


Our mum held a small gathering at home to raise funds for Sue Ryder Hospice which is based in Nettlebed near Henley.  It is a special place to us as our Dad was there so we like to raise money for the up keep of the home.

Mum invited friends who she used to work with, as they have a ladies lunch once a month, so instead of them paying for lunch and drinks at a country pub or resturant she sugguested a donation to Sue Ryder.


Mum then provided all the food and drink for a gorgeous afternoon tea so all the money raised went to Sue Ryder.  Fuschia supported this by donating all the accessories free of charge to use for the afternoon.

We all had a lovely afternoon as Jacqueline, Mason and I attended.  It was so nice to catch up with everyone and the weather was lovely and raised £116 for Sue Ryder.

A big thank you to everyone who attended and helped towards the money raised, it is very much appreciated.

It is a great charity and really does require donations, so if you are interested in helping raise money or to make a donation please do not hesitate to contact them.

Vintage Hamper for a picnic and afternoon tea celebration


The vintage trend is here to stay so what better way than to incorporate this into a picnic and vintage afternoon tea for a special celebration.  You may need to have a plan B for the weather like an inside location, conservatory or mini marquee, if the recent weather is anything to go by!

Here at Fuschia we are really excited to announce the pre launch of our vintage hamper.

This will be officially launched at The Olde Bell Wedding Open Day, this weekend on Sunday 15th July 2012.

The Olde Bell, English Country Wedding Open Day, Hurley

Sunday 15th July, 11.30am – 3pm

We are launching this at the wedding fayre as this is the perfect way to celebrate with the bride to be for her hen celebration.  Wedding parties may also want to have a vintage celebration the day before the wedding or day after for a relaxed gathering.

Our stunning vintage tableware is beautifully presented in a gorgeous wicker hamper which is yours to keep.  Everything has been included so all you have to do is invite your guests and add the food and drink!

What is included in the Vintage Picnic Hamper?

  • Wicker hamper
  • Printed Paper vintage printed tablecloth
  • Vintage side plates x12
  • Vintage platters x4
  • Vintage paper napkins x24
  • Vintage paper cups x12
  • Three tier reversible vintage printed cake stand
  • 4m vintage bunting on ribbon
  • 6 vintage sweet gifts for guests with a dolly mixture shotglass and candy necklace
The price is £110 which includes the wicker Hamper to keep and all the contents as the products are coated and can be wiped clean and reused if you do not wish to throw away and recycle.  Please call or email the team at Fuschia for more information or to make a booking on 01189 773 931 or

Vintage Celebrations – this seasons must have Theme

The vintage trend is still here and looks to be a strong theme for weddings and celebrations for 2013.

Recently at Fuschia we have supplied our gorgeous original vintage china and vintage accessories for a wide range of events.  Over the coming weeks we will be sharing with you lots of ways to bring a vintage feel into your celebration, whether its a little get together with friends, a wedding reception or afternoon tea for a birthday party.

We will also be launching some very new and exciting products and a Vintage Picnic hamper and tea party which are perfect for a girlie hen celebration, so lots to look out for.

We wanted to share with you a customer tea party which the staff at the Royal berkshire Hospital Audiology Department arranged one afternoon.  Staff all joined together to make it a team event by baking home made cakes and making yummy sandwiches.

The items used for this event from Fuschia were our vintage china cups and saucers, side plates, tea pots, sugar bowls and milk jugs.  For that extra vintage touch our floral table cloth.  Vintage cakes stands and rose design paper napkins were all added to create the perfect afternoon Tea.

View our vintage tea party products on our website and online boutique.

We would love to show case pictures of your vintage event, so please do get in touch and email pictures of your vintage celebration with our products to:

It has to be Vintage…

Vintage Chic – The must have look for 2012

The vintage look and afternoon tea is very en vogue at the moment and is set to continue into 2013. This theme is great for so many occasions and is an easy look to create and can be very cost effective.
Perfect for engagement parties, weddings, hen celebrations, birthday parties, anniversaries, well actually any occasion you can think of, or just use this as an excuse to arrange a get together!
Our gorgeous vintage disposable collection will be just pretty perfect for you.  To view and order the full collection online at the Fuschia boutique click here