Friday, April 30, 2010

Pictures of Bugsy, baby!

Evernybody loves that man....Bugsy Mal-oohone.

Well we did it and it was such a joy, I haven't stopped singing for weeks!

Our very first Sunday Afternoon Musical was a triumph, we had a rip-roaring time at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club a couple of Sundays ago. We danced,we sang, we shook our Jazz Hands with aplomb and we sipped ice cool gin in teacups- they went down faaar too easily!

And the cakes.. our gin and tonic cupcakes were a smash, and our famous heart shaped victoria sponge was snaffled up quicker than you could say 'get babyface'.

Here we are behind Bethnal Green WMC's lovely cake-tail bar.

Our musical maestro Peter led us in a spifferoonie singalong, warming everyone up with zzzzings and jazz hands .

And we were introduced to the Blousey Brown break! Unfortunately, poor Blousey Brown was not blessed with the best songs so that was the cue to go to the bar or buy cakes!

So a thousand thanks to you wonderful chaps and dolls that helped serve cake, played piano, danced and sang and to all who came along and made it such a memorable day! We were thrilled!
As the songs goes 'Give a little love and it all comes back to you'
Look out for the next one soon!

(thanks to Jenny May Logan for the pics, see more here)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pop the Question with a Proposal Picnic

photo from livingtheswelllife

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Aren't these photo's gorgeous? If you are planning on popping the question in the near future, then how about a romantic picnic to set the scene? And the Golden Afternoon Tea Company could be of service with our ‘Proposal Picnics’.

Perfect for those looking to whisk their intended off into a wonderland of romance, the Golden Afternoon proposal picnic comes jam packed with all the goodies you would expect to make any picnic ideal, from heart shaped cucumber sandwiches to strawberries and cream.

The Golden Afternoon Teas Maids can also be on hand as picnic pixies to decorate your chosen spot so it befits the momentous occasion, and also have the picnic ready and waiting for you to stumble upon…….

And for those who think they may falter over the all important question………we even have the perfect plate to do the asking for you!

And if you've already wed the woman of your dreams, not to worry, a surprise picnic is a wonderful birthday or anniversary treat too.

Photo from nibsblog

Fingers crossed the summer treats us to lots of glorious days so we can all enjoy some alfresco indulgence x

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Pink Camelias, blue skies and tea..

Isn't it fabulous? The skies are blue and the light is gloriously clear. And it must be spring because I've just had to rescue the first bumble bee that has found it's way inside.
Soon I'll be heading off to enjoy afternoon tea at Beas Of Bloomsbury and despite the chap being missing on stag weekend action, how can you resist the joys of spring to lift your heart?
Finally the world has some colour again and have just been watching a robin build it's nest in our teeny tiny garden.
I picked these camelias from my Granny's garden, and found the duck egg blue vase when from a flea market in Totnes, I love the Art Deco shape. It's by the Candy Pottery studios apparently.

The frills are so perfect! 

Right must fly!
Have a glorious weekend,my dears, full of colour and light!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bugsy Malone ticket giveaway!

We are dusting off feather boas and sequined headbands in eager anticipation of our first Sunday Afternoon Musical on the 18th of April! Next weekend!
We would love it if you could join us at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club for an afternoon filled with song, cake and that fabulous film, Bugsy Malone.

 And to get the splurging started we are offering some lucky person 2 free tickets to come along and enjoy the show. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell us your favourite musical/ childhood film and by next Wednesday we will randomly select a winner!

If you're not in London or if you know the perfect person that would love this event, 
please help us spread the word. 
Tickets can also be bought here .

The event is being organised to raise money for a very good cause,the Jeremiah Duggan Memorial Fund so hopefully we will get lots of gangsters and their molls to support us.

Anybody who's anybody will will soon walk through that door..

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Do you tweet?

The Golden Afternoon Tea Company has just joined the twitter tea party!

I'm Lula_loves_tea and at the moment am somewhat bamboozled by it (this is the girl who took years even to get an email address) so not quite sure what I'm doing or who to follow,
and what level of minutae is really appropriate!
Would love some vintage and tea loving fans.
Have already been most pleased to find the queen of quips, Dorothy Parker alive and biting on twitter!  I love this latest one;

'If I didn't care for fun and such, I'd probably amount to much.
But I shall stay the way I am, Because I do not give a damn.'

Ain't it the truth!

So if you are a regular twitterer, do pop over and add me or send me your link so I can follow you and we can twitter whilst we sip our tea. 

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sunday Afternoon Musicals.

Finally I have found a way of combining my two most favourite things in the whole world...afternoon tea and musicals!  Since a wee young thing, I have been obsessed with musicals, showtunes,MGM, Fred and Ginger, Judy, and Gene...There really is nothing that cheers the heart as much as spending a Sunday with a wonderful film and a scrumptious tea!
So on the 18th of April, The Golden Afternoon Tea Company will be organising our very first Sunday Afternoon Musical,  and we thought we'd debut with a splurge, the well loved and fun filled,
splurge-tastic  Bugsy Malone!

And as well as watching the film, we will be having a sing-song around the piano to get us in the mood. There will be charleston dancing, a 1920's ' Watch the Birdie' photobooth, cocktails in teacups and of course the most delicious cakes and scones. Too good to miss don't you think?! 

So if you fancy some frolics at Fat Sam's Grand Slam Speakeasy, or the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club  do pop down on the 18th of April, we would love to see you! 

Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.

The chap and I filled it with flowers, a trip to the flower market(the car broke down,  was taken pity on and given a free chocolate bar by a local)then Columbia road flower market on Sunday, traipsed around many vintage clothes shops and stuffed ourselves silly with tons of chocs and cake. Bliss..

My friend, Mrs Lee sent me this most gorgeous vintage Easter card, isn't the picture darling? I bought armfuls of these English grown Narcissi, and with the palest pink hyacinths and snow white lilac the house has been filled with the sweetest perfume.
Best wishes for a sweet and fragrant spring for you all.