Monday, 14 September 2009

Festival and tea with a vintage twist




The Dormouse and The Teapot team found themselves in Saltaire near Bradford this weekend World Heritage Site and the home of the delightful House of Rose and Brown and their unique range of gorgeous vintage goodies.

Sadly we were a little too early to enjoy one of the highlights of the festival the Saltaire Vintage Home and Fashion Fair which takes place on 19 September. As well as vintage clothes from the 192os onwards there will be a vintage style tea room, style makeovers and live music from The Red Curtain String Band and The Delvaux. There will also be living mannequins modelling vintage outfits, showcase jive dancing, a 'make a fascinator' stall and an old fashioned jam stall, all within the beautiful setting of Victoria Hall.

Tickets are £2 in advance from Rose & Brown, or £3 on the door http://www.roseandbrown.co.uk/ for more information about the festival visit http://www.saltairefestival.co.uk/

Whilst we were in the area we popped into Interlude vintage cafe which is just a hop, skip and a jump away in nearby Shipley. The cafe is beautifully decorated in vintage style, mainly from the 1920's but Dormouse spied some items also from the 30's, 40's and 50's too. Tea is served from teapots with a little bell to ring for extra water - a lovely touch. Find out more about Interlude visit http://www.interludecafes.com/