Catch up with friends

We all wish to keep in touch but it is hard over Christmas getting together with everyone.  But it is important to keep in touch and keep up with their news and what’s going on.  So for all those friends that just got their card, why not try to get together again and catch up and to make it a bit easier why not take advantage of our New Year’s offer and gift to you.

Just print out the voucher below and pop into The Tearoom and enjoy yourselves over a nice cup of coffee or tea.

We will be offering a range of cakes, bakes and healthy dishes too if you are watching your weight so there’s no excuse to get together and share the news and latest gossip!

free tea of coffee voucher

New Year 2015

Vintage Rose Catering

Hello Folks

We hope you had a great break and are feeling enthusiastic and looking forward to the New year 2015

We will be bringing you all our old favourites but also adding new flavours to the menu if you visit us regularly you will know we like to keep our menus seasonal and full of fresh flavours.  We also like to hear from you what you want so if you have any suggestions please let us know.  We love what we do and want to make sure you enjoy every minute of your visit to our lovely Tearoom!

See you on January 6th


Sunday afternoons in The Tearoom

It was nearly a full house this afternoon for the first of our sunday afternoons with our resident pianist Robert.

We had a good turnout even though it was very dull and rather cold again.  But as usual it’s warm and cosy inside and the music played is a lovely mix for all ages.

We served our delicious afternoon teas, cream teas and some of you enjoyed our speciality festive drinks instead of our lovely tea

If you wish to relax after a busy Christmas shop any Sunday until and including December 21 join us at 2.00 p.m here at The Tearoom within Cliffe Park. Callywhite Lane.  Dronfield S18 2XP

If you wish to enjoy our afternoon tea please call before to book your place.  Otherwise turn up and enjoy anything off our cake table and drinks menu

You can be sure of a warm welcome

See our website for all our events

Getting ready for the winter days and nights

Here at Vintage Rose Headquarters we are getting ready for the cold days and nights. With an Autumnal menu and cosy feel to The Tearoom you’re sure to feel the welcome and warmth here. With roasted squash and pumpkin dishes, with our speciality breads and hot warming casseroles and stews, jacket potatoes and home-made soups you can get out of the cold, wind or rain and enjoy our hospitality at great prices. Looking for something sweet enjoy our freshly baked scones and cakes and great flavoured coffees and teas.
We have re-introduced our Sunday Afternoon tea with pianist starting November 23 at £12.00 per person this allows each guest to enjoy two hours of elegant tea and music.
Our supper club nights are back on the menu each Friday evening in November and December. With a variety of cuisines on offer and an opportunity to bring your own booze, you can save the pounds in the run up to Christmas!

If you are thinking of what to buy a relative why not treat them to one of our gift vouchers, you can either purchase a gift voucher to your chosen value or a gift voucher for one of our Afternoon Teas. Contact us in The Tearoom to purchase.

Whatever you are doing wrap up warm and we hope to see you soon

Vintage Rose
The Tearoom
Cliffe park
Callywhite Lane
North East Derbyshire
S18 2XP

Christmas at The Tearoom 2015


Join us at The Tearoom for our Christmas Evenings
•         Spicy Meatballs served in a spicy tomato sauce topped with a poached egg
•         Melon and crab meat salad
•         King prawns in a garlic sauce with salad garnish
•         Deep fried Calamari – Squid with salad
•         Lamb Tagine served with olives,artichokes and vegetables
•         Fish Tagine served with mixed peppers, preserved lemons, olives and vegetables
•         Vegetarian Spanokapita – Greek filo pastry filled with mushrooms, feta cheese and spinach served with a salad garnish
•         Pollo Romano – Butterfly breast of chicken stuffed with prawns, smoked salmon in a creamy wine and tomato sauce served with vegetables
•         Beef Stefado – A Greek dish of beef cubes, shallots, red wine vinegar and tomato sauce served with a portion of rice
•         Fruit Crumble and pouring cream
•         Christmas cake and cheese
•         Gateaux and cream
£22.95 BOOKABLE IN ADVANCE FRIDAY AND SATURDAYS IN DECEMBER 19.00 – 22.00 HOURS  Telephone  07906 549694 or call into The Tearoom To Book your place(s)

The coming months – Supper Nights are here again

We have enjoyed a great summer here at The Tearoom and have now introduced our Autumnal look, together with a great new menu.

We always love to use seasonal produce and ingredients and are delighted that you have enjoyed our food so far.

We have now introduced our supper nights this November and have also opened up our bookings for any Friday evening in November. So please get in touch and call into The Tearoom any Tuesday to Sunday to book your place(s)
Here is the menu

Friday Nights are Bistro Nights
Dates to be pre-booked only please
Friday November 14, 21& 28
Harrira soup: A spicy Moroccan chickpeas, lentil and pasta soup served with bread and butter.
Our home-made spring rolls: Crab meat, prawns, fresh herbs and seasoning served with a salad garnish.
Our home-made falafel: chickpeas fritter served with pickled vegetables, yoghurt and mint dressing.

Lamb Tagine: A North African dish of slowly cooked lamb in a delicious sauce of apricots, prunes and sesame seeds.
Pollo Dijon: A butterfly chicken breast cooked in a creamy, mustard, wine sauce served with mushrooms and dill accompanied with mixed vegetables.
Beef Bourginion A delicious beef French stew cooked in red wine and demi glacé and shallots served with our sweet potato mash.

A selection of desserts on each night to choose from

£19.95 Per Person
Bring your own wine £2 Corkage

Call into The Tearoom in Cliffe Park Callywhite Lane DRONFIELD S18 2XP or Telephone us on 07906549694

Visit our Tearoom

Have you visited our Tearoom yet?

It’s  a hidden gem within Cliffe Park on Callywhite Lane in Dronfield North East Derbyshire.

We open at 09.30  until 15.30 but during the school holidays we plan to open later so you can enjoy longer in the park.

Our Breakfast menu includes Brioches, crumpets, muffins, bagels, toast, toasted teacakes, fruitbreads, greek style yoghurt and honey, croissants and bacon baps.

Our lunches with flavours changing with the seasons include: our famous quiches, tarts, panninis, ciabatta melts, salads, ploughmans, sandwiches and soups.

All day you can indulge in our Derbyshire cream teas and cakes together with our special blend of coffee which is fairtrade and delicious choice of quality teas.

We extend our welcome to one and all please visit us and we hope you will be a regular visitor.  You can be sure of a warm welcome and great service



Join us at one of our special events

CLIFFE TEAROO DIARYJoin us at one of our special events at The Tea Room, which is located within Cliffe Park, which is on Callywhite Lane in Dronfield Postcode is S18 2Xp

Here is the link for google maps

Join us at one of our special events

CLIFFE TEAROO DIARYJoin us at one of our special events at The Tea Room, which is located within Cliffe Park, which is on Callywhite Lane in Dronfield Postcode is S18 2Xp

Here is the link for google maps


Vintage Rose Catering Events Create Event Upcoming Events ·

Events JUN 01 Vintage Rose Catering’s  Greek Supper Club Cliffe Park in Dronfield 6:30pm Hosting Find Tickets

JUN 08 Vintage Rose Catering’s photo. AFTERNOON TEA WITH PIANIST Vintage Rose Catering in Dronfield 3:30pm Hosting

JUN 15 Fathers Day is Burger night Vintage Rose Catering in Dronfield 6:30pm Hosting

JUN 29 Vintage Rose Catering’s photo. AFTERNOON TEA WITH PIANIST Vintage Rose Catering in Dronfield 3:30pm Hosting

JUL 03 BUNTING WORKSHOP Vintage Rose Catering in Dronfield 5:45pm Hosting

JUL 24 Vintage Rose Catering’s photo. Thursday July 24 £30.00 -Lavender evening tonight we will create beautiful things out of lavender and our high tea will also include lavender Vintage Rose Catering in Dronfield 6:30pm Hosting

AUG 10 Tuesday August 10 £35.00 – Using flowers and herbs, tonight we will give you a lovely edible workshop and we will serve flowers and herbs in our high tea. You will create a gift using herbs Vintage Rose Catering in Dronfield 6:30pm Hosting


The Tea room

Opening shortly The Tea room

All our fantastic afternoon, high teas, bespoke catering, picnics, weddings and hen parties with craft workshops all under one roof.  After four years taking our bespoke catering to hen parties, christenings, birthday parties, holiday accommodation, anniversary celebrations, engagements, weddings and corporate events we are now opening a lovely tea room in the Derbyshire town of ……………

where we will still offer all our lovely services locally to you.  We invite you to take tea, enjoy a musical evening, take in a craft session, enjoy our large-scale catering for up to 150 for any celebration with venue styling and planning available.

Please use the contact form to register your interest and obtain a quotation

Thank you and looking forward to seeing you soon

A very Vintage Valentines

Looking for ways of celebrating valentines day.  We love the vintage trend and have been inspired by all things vintage for the past six years so we thought we’d write our little blog with a wave of a hat to the vintage old days
We all love receiving cards and gifts.  We love these Victoria valentines cards and using the photo as a base it would be great to create a larger card with lace and fabric.
wedding  day memories on valentines day
A time to think about popping the question, or to remember your engagement, wedding day or anniversary.
We think this cake is romantic too
A day never to forget.  A time to show your love on Valentines Day to the one you love or hope to love.

Vintage Rose Catering

Our heart shaped cake can be iced or topped with fresh raspberries which look lovely and we box and tie up with ribbon and gift tag with your chosen words or poetry.

An afternoon tea

An indulgent way to pop the question see our afternoon tea page

Red is the colour of love and our deep red cake filled with frosting is luscious and divine.  Red velvet is the proper title for this cake
Slice of our Red velvet cake
We  love taking out valentines gifts, baking with love and delivering goodies, bringing a special gift tag with romantic verses. We can even take flowers with cake if requested.
Vintage Rose Catering
Pick your card and verse to suit its recipient.  Take a look on the internet if you cannot find the words to say I love you
Always speak from the heart
Valentines Cupcakes
For our full range of valentines day cakes see our boutique cake page and let us bring your loved one a delicious surprise.

New Year Countdown

It will soon be New year’s eve and another chance to celebrate.  A chance to welcome in the new year – 2014, so get our your little black dress and don your party gear and invite all your friends to the last bash of this year.

You need to think about the music, decorations, drinks and party food.

We think  canapes, buffets and finger foods which are easily eaten and allow your guests to carry on talking and drinking without getting stuck into a three course are an ideal option for new years eve and are ideal foods that can be eaten on the go as often there is not enough seating for all on the evening.

   Canapes at Chatsworth House    Tasty sausage rolls

Canapes at Chatsworth House

Our buffets offer a wide range of canapes and cold buffet style catering all freshly created for your special occasion, allowing you to see in 2014 in style and without any cooking in the kitchen beforehand.  Try our mix and match finger foods like a few of the following

Vintage Rose Catering


  • We ask a minimum order of 15 people
  • Delivery from £10.00
  • 50% deposit required
  • Non-refundable within 7 days of party date

Menu one

Selection of handmade sandwiches

choose four from the following options

Chicken and stuffing

Turkey and cranberry

Vintage cheddar and chutney

Smoked salmon and cream cheese

Pastrami, gherkins and mayonnaise

Cream cheese and herbs

Houmous, roasted peppers and olives

Our Sausage Rolls in a choice of exciting flavours

Large Quiche Lorraine

Cupcakes or

home-made cakes

£9.00 per per head

Menu two

Selection of handmade sandwiches

choose four from the following flavours:

Roasted vegetables,

Italian meats,

Chicken and tarragon,

Chorizo and roast tomatoes,

Brie and cranberry,

Wensleydale cheese or chutney on watercress

Large bowl of pasta salad with fresh cabbage coleslaw

Large bowl of salad choose from: vegetable couscous,


quinoa and feta

broad bean and pea

Goat’s cheese and courgette tart

Feta cheese and roasted vegetables on a puff pastry tart

Home made cakes

£10.00 per head

Menu three

Sausage and herb rolls

Roasted vegetable tart

Goats cheese pasta salad

Home made coleslaw

Seasonal salads

Vegetable and cheese loaded pizzas

Herby potatoes

Raspberry and chocolate tart

Rich chocolate brownies

£11.00 per head

Menu four

Choose any four sandwiches as above

Sausage Rolls mixed flavours

Sticky chicken drumsticks

Large cheese and ham tart

Salad bowl

Home-made coleslaw


£11.00 per head

Menu five

Selection of cold meats

Home made chutney

Home made bread

Greek feta salad

Buttered herb potatoes

Home made coleslaw

Bowl of salad

Quiche tart

Summer berry trifle or fruit baked cheesecake

Cupcakes or extra cake

£13.00 per head

Menu six

Roast Beetroot and pepper salad

Quinoa salad with orange and pistachios

Couscous salad with dried apricots and Butternut squash

Butternut squash and goats cheese tart

Sweet potato galettes in puff pastry

Roasted pepper and cannelloni bean bruschettas

Fresh fruit salad

£15 per head

Menu Seven

Turkey and cranberry brushettas

Smoked salmon and cream cheese blinis

Our pot salmon on herb scones

Yorkshire puddings with roast beef and horseradish

Pea and minted leaf puree on garlic croustades

Pork and sage sausage rolls in apple pastry

Black forest cake

Sherry trifle

Spiced ginger cakes

Chocolate truffle cake

£15 per head

Contact Us

Telephone us:   07906 549694    for an informal chat, about your special event.

Email us:


Here are our drinks recipes to get you started

Sea Breeze (The Christmas classic from the USA) Makes 6 portions

1 Slice of Lemon and lime

370 mls of pink grapefruit juice

1 Litre of Cranberry juice

330 mls of  Vodka


In each glass, place an ice-cube ,one sixth of vodka, one sixth of the grapefruit juice then add one sixth of the cranberry juice this gradually blends together and looks lovely.  Add your citrus slices and serve.

Sloe gin Champagne

Using your home-made Sloe gin (or bought bottle)  put a small amount into Champagne glasses and top each glass up with good Champagne.

Mulled Cider

When it’s cold outside what better way to greet  your arriving guests with a Christmas spiced hot drink.   The room smells divine and starts the party guests talking and admiring your hospitality!

7 tablespoons of Brown sugar

3 Cinnamon sticks, 2 teaspoons of ground mixed spice

10 cloves

4 Oranges washed and sliced

3 Apples washed, cored and sliced

3 Litres of dry cider still or sparkling

Place all ingredients into a large pan and slowly heat gently.  Do Not Boil.  Strain and serve into heat proof glasses.


For details of our freshly made produce for all your party catering please see our website



Happy New Year to all from Vintage Rose Catering x 

It’s that time of the year again

Christmas fast approaches.  Time to tell everyone you hold dear that they are loved.  Lots to do and organize.  Have you got the presents all done and wrapped or do you leave it till last minute and join the madness that is … Continue reading

December flavours and produce

December is a great time.  We are all rushing around working, shopping, planning for the big day ahead.
We also are doing just that and generating fun, new, fresh, seasonal choices in our catering and products on sale this month.

So what’s cooking here at Vintage Rose Catering hq this month

We have our Christmas cakes, Florentines, spiced ginger cakes, ginger and passion fruit trifles, sherry trifles, black cherry trifles, black cherry and chocolate cakes, cranberry and orange scones, liqueur butters, Turkey and cranberry sandwiches, Smoked salmon blinis, cranberry and pork rolls, pork and stuffing rolls, roast ham hock quiches, our fruity and boozy mince pies  and tarts, gingerbread houses, panfortes, panetones, lovely freshly baked hampers.  The kitchens smell festive.

If you are needing tasty and delicious food baked with love for any celebration contact us for a quotation

We will deliver in time for christmas

A very happy Christmas to you all



This year we have been nominated for three awards

The Chesterfield Food producer of the year in which we were semi finalists

Chesterfield Food Producer

Sponsored by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of CommerceLocal food producer / grower/ manufacturer within 10 miles of Chesterfield.

Congratulation to Teresa who was the winner

We got a kiss of Ainsley Harriott so it was worth it!!

We were also nominated for two award categories in The Derbyshire Times Business Awards 2013

Small Business of the Year.


Mirror Mirror

Galaxy Travel

The Painted Teapot

Model Mentor

Nora Eve Bridal

Vintage Rose Catering

Ginger Mats Ltd


Derbyshire Pony trekking

Stuart Yates Decor Ltd

Sandson Windows


Customer Service Award


Galaxy Travel

Calabria Cucina

Adorn Jewellers

Vintage Rose Catering

Banner Jones

Northern Tea Merchants

Jones & Co

So a great year for us and to be shortlisted for three awards in two different Awards.  We are  truly thankful to everyone who voted for us and have given such positive feedback and testimonials.

A big Thank you to everyone involved.


This Christmas why not let Vintage Rose Catering bring a little Christmas spirit to your family and friends.
We have introduced an exciting range of freshly baked cakes and cupcakes, tea parties, corporate office parties and buffet catering all with Christmas in mind. So grab that list and see which of our delicious products and services will be suitable.

The Grandparents/in-laws:  How about an afternoon tea gift voucher give a gift of an afternoon where we will bring all the table linens, napkins, china, sandwiches, cakes and tea and set it out, leave for two hours so there’s time to really enjoy the afternoon, then we will return taking all the dirty pots away.  How lovely will that be for the generation that enjoyed taking tea and dining out.  A very special experience at an affordable price.

The nieces?  What about a box of our delicious cupcakes in Christmas flavours.  Choose from a variety of flavours with delivery, gift box and gift tag.

Secret Santa: What about edibles for the person you don’t know what to buy never fails we can mix flavours or tailor it to the male or female just let us know.

Office Party.  We have a great choice of catering for the office party to suit all tastes.  If you are buying corporate gifts this Christmas take a look at our hampers.  We can tailor make a hamper or 50 just let us know what you are looking for.  Speak to us now to secure your dates.

Getting ready for Christmas

Christmas Drinks Party

In this age of austerity.  Many will have  to cut back a little and what better way of celebrating the festive season is with a drinks and nibble party.  By offering your guests nibbles and drinks you can cut back on the expenditure and still have fun.  If you got ahead in October and made your own Sloe Gin or Blackberry Vodka these will now be ready to use.  If not, here are some great ideas for that party you are planning next week.  We have put together some of our favourite drink recipes which are so easy to make and taste really great!

Make your party sparkle

Sea Breeze (The Christmas classic from the USA) Makes 6 portions

1 Slice of Lemon and lime

370 mls of pink grapefruit juice

1 Litre of Cranberry juice

330 mls of  Vodka


In each glass, place an ice-cube ,one sixth of vodka, one sixth of the grapefruit juice then add one sixth of the cranberry juice this gradually blends together and looks lovely.  Add your citrus slices and serve.

Sloe gin Champagne

Using your home-made Sloe gin (or bought bottle)  put a small amount into Champagne glasses and top each glass up with good Champagne.

Mulled Cider

When it’s cold outside what better way to greet  your arriving guests with a Christmas spiced hot drink.   The room smells divine and starts the party guests talking and admiring your hospitality!

7 tablespoons of Brown sugar

3 Cinnamon sticks, 2 teaspoons of ground mixed spice

10 cloves

4 Oranges washed and sliced

3 Apples washed, cored and sliced

3 Litres of dry cider still or sparkling

Place all ingredients into a large pan and slowly heat gently.  Do Not Boil.  Strain and serve into heat proof glasses.


For details of our freshly made produce for all your party catering please see our website


This Christmas make time for family and friends.

Why feel under any pressure to feed and entertain.  It’s the season to look your best and we want you to spend that time doing just that!  Why let the stress affect your Christmas spirit.

Vintage Rose Catering can bring you ‘Comfort and Joy’ with our range of Buffet menus,Christmas Hamper, Christmas Cakes and produce.

For Quality and Reassurance trust Vintage Rose Catering for your Yuletide party.  Now you can find that party outfit!!!

It’s that time of the year again

Christmas fast approaches.  Time to tell everyone you hold dear that they are loved.  Lots to do and organize.  Have you got the presents all done and wrapped or do you leave it till last minute and join the madness that is December Christmas present shopping.  Joining the queues of traffic jams waiting to get into the shopping centres or carrying bags full of presents back to the car; which seems to be parked further away now.

Do you surf and order everything on-line, whichever you do, try to enjoy the present buying.  A bit of me time afterwards is earned so get that glass and tipple and relax afterwards, boy you’ve earned it, you’ve been thoughtful and kind, all the things Santa says you should be!

We have been surfing around the net and have seen the following offers hope we can save you a little time and money in the meantime

Whittard’s of Chelsea    We have always loved their ranges and have spotted a great sale now on up to 50% off certain ranges a great way to stock up on your favourite brand

The following is courtesy of Whittard’s online

Whittard is a thriving business today, offering a unique and very special multi-channel shopping experience for our customers.

We have 60 UK stores, an e-commerce business with local language websites in the UK, America, Japan, Germany, France and Italy and franchise and wholesale businesses in 30 markets across the world.

Regatta Outside Clothing.   We love the great outdoors what better way to enjoy with one of our picnics, but at this time of year you need to get really wrapped up and what better way of getting a great deal on your winter fleeces and outdoor jackets from the outlet site

The following is courtesy of Regatta online

Regatta – Helping Generations of Families to Come Out and Play
Regatta is Britain’s best-loved outdoor clothing and footwear brand and fast becoming a leading brand across Europe. Created in 1981, we make high quality and great value outdoor gear for the whole family.  Regatta has benefited from over 80 years and three generations of experience in the manufacture of high quality waterproof’s. Keith Black and his sister, Joanne, head up the company. They follow in the footsteps of their father and grandfather who also made outerwear but in different businesses.  We now export to over 54 countries worldwide and have dedicated sales offices in France, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Holland, Spain, Poland, Italy, Finland, Czech Republic and Israel. There are also a number of dedicated showrooms across the UK, used to showcase the very latest products

Boden  For style we love Boden and they have a great clearance page on their website which is worth investigating.

The following information is courtesy of Boden online  After five burglaries, one office dog, nine Christmas quizzes, twelve nights spent in the warehouse, one consignment of refugees arriving with a clothes delivery, four office moves, quite a few sense of humour failures, a few sackings (but thankfully not many), 2 venture capitalists, 6 awards, about twenty fantastically annoying customers (mostly related to me), a couple of crooks, 520 King Pizzas (“Continental” medium thin crust with extra anchovies for me), a great team spirit, one incredibly tolerant wife, bucket loads of sweat and even more laughs, we’re still here!


For great discounts on great brands see the link below

The following information is courtesy of Debenhams online.  Debenhams is leading international, multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of 240 stores across 28 countries. Debenhams gives its customers around the world a unique, differentiated and exclusive mix of own brands, international brands and concessions.  In the UK, Debenhams has a top four market share in womenswear and menswear it also has a top 10 share in childrenswear. It leads the market in premium health and beauty.  Debenhams is available online in 70 countries and is the 11th biggest UK online retailer by traffic volume. In 2012 Debenhams was awarded Multichannel Retailer of the Year at the Oracle Retail Week Awards.  Debenhams has been investing in British design for 20 years through its exclusive Designers at Debenhams portfolio of brands. Current designers include Ted Baker, Jeff Banks, Jasper Conran, Erickson Beamon, FrostFrench, Henry Holland, Roksanda Illincic, Betty Jackson, Jonathan Kelsey, Carol Lake, Ben de Lisi, Julien Macdonald, Melissa Odabash, Jane Packer, Jenny Packham, Pearce Fionda, Preen, Janet Reger, John Rocha, Jonathan Saunders, Lisa Stickley, Yukari Sweeney, Ashley Thomas, Eric Van Peterson and Matthew Williamson

Best of luck with your bargains !!   Happy Shopping

Love Vintage Rose x

Feeling cosy and warm – Roundabout Homeless charity

I’ve Just tried to turn the heating on after trying to do without it for the last eight months.  Due to the high cost of energy now I’ve had to implement  some cutbacks, but there are lots of families in fuel poverty with a roof over their head.  They are the lucky one’s I say as there are  thousands of people in Britain who have no roof over their heads, who on a cold night like this and this is only the start of the bad weather, have to brave all elements and survive until the morning.  Yes, every hour is survival and what most  people take for granted is something that many do not have – simply heat, food, water, housing.

Fortunately the boiler was easily fixed, but it got me thinking how lucky I am, so how about helping people  more unfortunate than me and I know what you are thinking it’s a bad time now Christmas is coming, you have all that expense, but isn’t it a season supposed to be goodwill to all  men.  I hope you will dig deep in your pockets and order something nice for someone or treat yourselves and it will be doubly special two or more people will be treated for the price of one!

In the month of November we want to donate 10% off all bookings to a homeless charity.  We have decided to support Sheffield’s Roundabout Charity.  It will be a surprise.  A welcome addition to their December funds!

So have a browse of our website and book anything in November so we can donate to this worthy charity

Now enjoy your warmth

Thank you for caring


The Dronfield Wedding Fair


Calling all Brides and Grooms.  We’ll  be holding Dronfield’s first  Wedding Fair at The Peel Centre, High Street, in Dronfield on September 14.

The Fair starts at 11am and has many of Derbyshire’s wedding suppliers who will be there to give you top advice and explain what they offer for your special day.  With free entry and lots to see.  Why not put the event in your diary and afterwards relax at our pop up tea party where delicious tea and cakes will be on sale.

delicious cake on sale

If you have another celebration why not pop in as our suppliers can offer their services for every event

Looking forward to seeing you



Vintage Wedding – How to create your perfect day

wedding acard

To create the perfect vintage wedding you have to introduce the following into your day.

 Photographs from last weeks Vintage Wedding of Paul Larkins and Jenny Donnelly.

Table Plan

Lots of pretty personalised items that reflect your hobbies or interests

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Little hearts filled with tea, gift tagged with guests names on ensuring each person gets the correct place at the table, behind the cup a little favour box filled with a surprise!  Jenny is so creative and with help from friends and family made the divine teabags and favour boxes.

Embroidered table numbers

These table numbers were embroidered by the bride and looked beautiful on our vintage embroidered tablecloths.

We made our own strawberry preserve, jam pot covers and labels to tie in with homespun decorations.

Our strawberry preserves       

Lots of lovely vintage china and accessories are vital for adding that vintage elegance to any celebration.  Vintage china adds that quintessential elegance to your day and we think tea certainly tastes better sipped from delicate china.  Our range of teapots, sugar bowls and milk jugs add to the pleasure and art of taking tea.

Jenny's tea bag crafting

 Vintage China Hire


Table linens especially vintage embroidered ones look very special

Our vintage tablecloths     vintage tea party

We have lace, embroidered, retro and plain cloths for all themes.

Here are some hanging out to dry.


Our napkins and cutlery can complete the table setting with lots of mis-matched, but co-ordinating colours we bring the whole look together.  We can supply linen or paper napkins in a variety of colours and fabrics.

Mismatched china

Gold colours       

Next you need to arrange your catering, whether your venue supplies this or you bring in an outside caterer choose your menu to reflect your guests and the season.  An afternoon tea style wedding can save your budget and allow you to create a bespoke menu of your own; if you use a company that can provide the vintage china and all of the catering with service you get a complete service instead of booking several companies to do bits on the day everything will be arranged saving you time, stress and money.

Our tea and cake table

Our tea and cake table

Our bride wanted to introduce buttons into the day as She loves crafting with vintage buttons so we decided to use fondant icing and create little buttons for the teapot biscuits

We baked little biscuits with fondant buttons on as our Bride wanted a button theme.

Bringing in the catering.

cake table 2

See our full range of cakes at our Boutique bakery cake page

See our Boutique Bakery          cake table 9        Vintage Rose Catering

Plenty of tea at the ready.  We supply a wide range of teas and speciality coffees with service on the day.

Time for the Earl grey tea

After the meal get guests to type a little message to the happy couple for keeps

Guests typwriter

Guest having a great day

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                                                        wedding guests

And Finally and the most important point to us is:

With Thanks and special wishes to the beautiful couple Paul and Jenny

Jenny looked like a Film star and made this fabulous dress herself!! Paul looked fab too

Jenny and Paul Larkins

We hope they will be truly happy forever xxx

A Vintage Wedding

Last week, We had the privilege of bringing our Vintage wedding catering and equipment to the wedding of Jenny Donnelly and Paul Larkins.  We had the first of our wedding consultations with the bride and groom, last year and it was obvious from the start that this would be a very personalised and creative wedding as Jenny, the bride is extremely talented, sewing her own clothes and creating gifts from up-cycled fabrics and buttons.  Paul, hubby is a professional photographer and runs his own company and so with their combined love of vintage we set about planning what to make, that would add more vintage input to their day.

I commissioned a lovely piece of button art designed and made by local artist Emma  as a gift for the couple.  I love the work by Emma and as Jenny mentioned she was going to include buttons in her theme it was an obvious choice for me.

Next we discussed the wedding afternoon tea and as the couple wanted a vegetarian tea we all agreed on the following menu

Earl Grey Tea

Sandwiches of:

Herb and cream cheese

French Brie and Cranberry

Avocado on seeded bread

Roasted garlic, beetroot and feta on spelt bread pizza

Scones, clotted cream and our strawberry preserves

Earl grey and lemon ‘button’ teapot biscuits

A variety of our fruit frangipane’s

A selection of our home-made cakes from our boutique bakery

All to be served on our vintage china, table linens, napkins, cake stands and vintage cutlery.

We created little menu cards with dried lavender and rose clips with hanging tags, these were hand written on cath kidston cards.

Our handmade vintage menu cards



The venue was at the beautifully restored Springfield  Hall, Sandiacres.

A unique venue hidden for the past 50 years and now beautifully decorated in a neutral colour that lends well to any celebration.  Situated next to the canal this  adds to the photographic  opportunities and allows a lovely area for guests to spill out to on a warm evening.

Springfield Hall, Sandiacres


We started sewing even more bunting to fit the inside and outside of the hall.  In co-ordinating colourways to blend in with our extensive collection of 200 vintage china teacups and saucers and accessories, we excitingly got out the vintage singer sewing machine and gave ‘Suzy’ a good run with the fabric

Suzy Our singer sewing machine

Our singer sewing machine


Over three hundred feet of bunting was sewn and we thank Ashley at Springfield hall for getting up on the ladders to put it all up!

Wedding Bunting



See our next blog for lots more photographs of the day

Stain Removal

If you have ever wondered how to get stubborn stains off your clothes and fabrics please read on as we often have this problem and want to share what we know with you

Here at Vintage Rose Catering Hq; We love a challenge, but the removal of tough food and drink stains is one which we would rather avoid if possible.
As part of our Vintage themed tea party experiences, we hire out beautiful embroidered tablecloths that create a lovely pretty table display however after the party is over, it’s time to clear away the pots and china and take everything away and clear up the mess back at base.
We often have tea stains, chocolate and fresh fruit stains to contend with but this week 8 out of our 12 tablecloths hired out had curry (PANIC!!) stains on; as the wedding party had our afternoon tea then danced the night away and enjoyed a local takeaway and so did our cloths!!

Vintage tablecloths are delicate linens with vibrant threads which can very easily be spoilt and ruined and they are getting increasingly difficult to source replacements.

Well, we thought we would share our tips for getting out the hardest of stains on fabrics with you.  As we are now getting a dab hand at this stain removal lark thank goodness!

We find this works for all of the above stains and hope it will be useful for you.  We love to take advise from old books but technology has moved on since the Victorians published their household management bibles.

Step 1

Take the stained garment, dip the area into the stain removing liquid and leave to stand for up to 5 minutes, (this should loosen the stain), we had lots of tablecloths to clean so we did this in two stages, now place the stained article(s), in the washing machine and put on a hot wash cycle preferably colour and wash as normal.  We use either Shout

or Vanish

Yes, this is no secret but we need to tell you about it it can be easier than you think if you use either of the above products.

Now say lovely things to your washing machine in the hope it does the trick.  A little like Prince Charles does to his plants!.   After the washing cycle has finished inspect said articles and repeat if necessary we did this three times until all the stain had gone but turmeric is a very stubborn and invasive ingredient which is very hard to get rid of.  We didn’t think it would come perfectly clean.




Until next time

Hope it works for you

Thank you for reading

How to survive a heart attack whilst on your own

I know this is an unusual post for us, but however this could happen to anyone and we felt this is so valuable advice we wished to share it with our readers

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This is great advice 

Thank you to Paul William via Facebook for sharing this

Let’s say it’s 6.15pm and you’re going home (alone of course), after an unusually hard day on the job. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest …your home. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself. HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help,the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. However,these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again. Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!! A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life. Rather than sending jokes, please contribute by forwarding this mail which can save a person’s life. If this message comes around to you more than once, please don’t get irritated. You need to be happy that you are being reminded of how to tackle heart attacks.

Cath Kidston – For the love of sewing bees everywhere

I love Cath Kidston everything!

The joy at looking around the shops,  I have trailed the children to wherever I knew their was a shop even on holiday!

Yes our Cornwall holidays have been interrupted by a trip to St Ives when the kids have headed for the lovely beaches I have encouraged them to look at the shops knowing full well there was a little gem awaiting to be visited.  Groaning I left them outside with their father, well I had bought them a Cornish pasty to eat so it wasn’t so bad!

Then there was the time last year when we visited Liverpool and fitted a visit to the Cath Kidston shop in too, well we all have to have a treat don’t we!

I love libraries and Cath Kidston shops visiting either or both on any trip out if possible.  I was given the book Sew for  Christmas a couple of years ago and have only just got around to creating a bag from it using Cath Kidston fabric and lining the bag with a coordinating stripe fabric which I think looks quite good

Here it is in pieces then in its full glory I shall be wearing it soon and enjoying it until the next visit Now where is a Cath  kidston shop near Berwick-upon-tweed I ask you?

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Afternoon Tea

We get to style lots of celebrations and cater for events such as Afternoon Tea Parties, Engagement parties, Hen Parties, Weddings and Anniversaries.  As we style the interiors with all our own props, fabric bunting, table linens and vintage china together with our bespoke catering and service, we can offer the client a complete package

We took our afternoon tea party to Carsington Water this week.  The celebration was a 60th  Birthday.  As the weather was so lovely, we were able to set up our afternoon tea outside and create a wonderful garden party.  The location was fantastic and the backdrop was superb.  We really enjoyed creating such a special day for the birthday lady, family and friends.  It makes our day, when people go out of their way to Thank us for their experience.  Everyone is really happy with their event and we love to hear about what they all thought and experienced on the day.

Here at Vintage Rose Catering; We bake and produce everything we bring you, so you can be assured, everything is of the highest quality and by using the best ingredients we can guarantee satisfaction.

We bring vintage table cloths, napkins, cutlery and china, displaying our savoury and sweet treats on lovely china or glass stands and decorating the area with our home-made bunting, flags and catering.  Here are the pictures of the initial set up and we are leaving our clients to post pictures of their event next week with their personal photographs.

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Summer time and the living is easy

It’s well and truly summer at last and if you’ve done the barbecues and looking to offer a new type of party why not try our summer inspired afternoon tea parties.  With freshly prepared food and everything including bunting, table cloths and delicate china we will bring everything you need to stage the perfect summertime event why not get the garden cushions out or if you want we can bring our lovely picnic blankets to scatter on the lawn too.

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Garden party tea party -£23.00 per person 
A selection of tea or home-made summer cordials elderflower, traditional lemonades, raspberry punch.
Roast ham and mustard finger sandwiches
Strawberry, fresh mint and cucumber finger sandwiches
Rosemary scones with cream cheese and parma ham
Lavender shortbread
Dark chocolate floral cake flavoured with violets
Elderflower and strawberry topped cake
Meringues infused with rosewater or lemon cream and a cupcake each
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Summer time party – £24 per person
Sweet iced mint tea or Jasmine teas
Prawn cocktail sandwiches
Sausage, apple and sage rolls
Honeyed figs and pecorino blinis
Salmon and pea tarts
Fresh fruits of the season platter
Elderflower and strawberry cake
Summer fruit fools in teacups  and cupcakes

Other creative menus are available please see our afternoon tea party page
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Please note we also offer a bespoke picnic service where we can deliver and set up your picnic at your chosen location.  Please ensure you have the owners permission first!

See our picnic page for full details


Surprise Party

Our business is all about creativity, styling, great food and creating experiences.  We offer a full complete service including dressing the venue with bunting; stylish table settings; beautiful china and of course all our delicious home-made produce.  As we can offer all these services including service if required, you can rest assured everything will be taken care of, allowing you to relax and enjoy the day without all the work!

It is a great fun and enjoyable job, We love creating your special event and feel each booking is so special, so enjoyable, it does not feel like work!

We often do not know what space we have to dress, as clients can book holidays in Derbyshire and The Peak District and are unsure of the space available.  This is fine, we have dressed large buildings and small, we even set up on a kitchen work surfaces and put all the tea cups and china on a lovely window seat; this is the challenge, but when you have beautiful china whatever space you have it all looks so pretty and lovely when we have finished!  We travel to holiday cottages, lodges, hotels, village halls, people’s houses, even vacant barns and outbuildings.  We particularly love the ‘Surprise’ events we create, all the friends and family know, but the person(s) celebrating their birthday, engagement, hen party, anniversary or other event has/have no idea what is about to happen and the look on their faces of sheer delight and surprise is great for us to see.  Often we have to set up, style and display all the food then leave and we miss that experience which is a  shame, but on the occasions where we do stay, we are so happy to see the reactions when the person(s) returns!  This happened last weekend when we took our afternoon tea parties to Center Parcs and set up the outside and inside of the lodge.  Sue, the ‘Hen’  had joined her friends and family for the Hen weekend and half of the party had gone for a walk, then returned to find our surprise tea party!  Sue will be getting married in less than 3 weeks now.  We wish her and her partner the very best. Here are a few photographs of the day

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Styling your vintage wedding

We love the way the glasses are above the table hanging and glistening in the sunshine.  Adding real elegance to the setting

 Adding real elegance to the table setting

We create beautiful weddings with our lovely vintage china and accessories.  We can work with your other wedding suppliers to help create a beautiful setting.  We often get inspiration from creating mood boards for our clients and consult them at every stage to guarantee a perfect day.


Celebrate with lots of colour

Celebrate with lots of colour

Whatever your style of wedding, we can assist you in styling and creating your special day. With our complete wedding service we can offer you catering, interior styling, bunting and china hire and liaising with wedding planners to create the perfect day.

We love thinking outside the box

We love thinking outside the box

Vintage, craft and wedding fairs

We are proud to introduce a series of special fairs, we will be hosting with our vintage tea parties.  We will be staging these events in Chesterfield, Dronfield and Sheffield.  Starting in August with our Vintage and craft fair.  If you are a specialist in vintage, crafts, beauty or weddings get in touch and join us.  If you love all things crafty, vintage or are planning a wedding please visit our fairs.  Details are on the links below:


Hen Party ideas

Our Hen Party prices just got better!!

You choose the afternoon tea package you would like and add £25.00 per person for your chosen workshop (prices for workshops do vary please enquire.  We have collaborated with  really talented friends who specialise in their chosen field).  You will experience our vintage tea parties and create or participate in a workshop of your choice.  See our afternoon tea party pages for menu  choices available – Prices start from £9.95 (cake stand tea-party)

Now add-on your chosen hen party workshop generally charged at around £25.00 per person see our Hen party page on the website for different options.

Amanda Smith Storyteller

We currently have Storytelling with Amanda Smith who is one of the United Kingdoms talented storytellers.  If you haven’t seen her on stage please take this opportunity as she is great!.  She will take you on a literary journey of romance a bit of raunchy and lots of interaction you will also create a keepsake book.


We also have a craft workshop with Ruth Singer sewer and author.  She will bring all you need to create a corsage or sewing project ideal for your wedding or just for fun!


We also can offer you a workshop in creating mini lampshade that fit over a wine glass ideal for your wedding table this workshop cost is subject to number and different fabrics chosen for the projects.


Beauty therapy demonstrations – Have lots of fun testing out beauty products on each other and taking home lots of goodies!

Cupcake decoration classes – Have lots of fun decorating your own cupcakes if you don’t eat them all you can take your creations home.

Contact us for a quotation and consultation on your Hen party day


Wedding Guide Part three – Creating and staying within your wedding budget

Today we are looking at the subject of budgets for your wedding.

At the outset you need to decide on the budget.  This can often spoil the excitement.   However, it need not if it is discussed in a subjective way with an understanding of everyone’s requirements taken into consideration.  Traditionally it was the Brides family who footed the main bill but these days anyone and everyone can contribute in their own way, however consider this whoever is contributing to the pot may want to organise the whole event so early discussions are vital to ensure everyone is aware of your plans and your requirements.  Remember it is your day but listen and be patient to everyone’s input and requests.

When you know your budget you can then begin the planning of your special day.  This is where you will find things may cost considerably more than you first expect.  If you have ever watched Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsop on Channel 4 – Location, Location, Location you will be aware that they take couples around houses looking for their perfect pad, each couple have a budget and a very long list of requirements, often this is not possible on their budget, so after viewing three houses all with one or two of the points on the list at budget they are then shown a property with all the points on the list; however, the asking price is over their budget and highlights there will have to be a compromise and the couple will have to prioritize the things on their list if they are to obtain a house within budget.  Well this is just like your wedding budget, unless you have an unlimited wedding allowance.

If you are looking for the grandest venue with equally the grandest entertainment and dining experience you will have to have the grandest budget, if not, look at ways to compromise.

At the beginning write down what you will not compromise on it maybe one or more of the following:

  • The reception venue
  • The wedding vehicle
  • The Wedding rings
  • The Wedding dress
  • The Groom and best man’s outfits
  • The wedding flowers
  • The type of catering
  • The favours and gifts

Decide which are the most important elements of your wedding.  LIst them in order of importance then if you have to reduce the costs for your budget you can look at the bottom up!

Why not have the venue as planned and decide to reduce the amount of courses to your lunch or why not ditch the traditional lunch and have an afternoon tea or high tea then onto evening entertainment with a light buffet provided this could save hundreds of pounds.  By reducing the menu types or courses and the time you will be hiring the venue you can  reduce the prices.  Do your research.  There are lots of companies and venues who hike their prices up for a wedding so look at others that offer a type of service you can use for a wedding at no extra cost.  Utilise family and friends who may have talents in floristry, catering, cake making and interior design this can also save a fortune and look at venues that allow outside catering in,  then you are not tied to what the venue is offering and can shop around.  Get lots of quotes.  Do not always go for the cheapest but the company that can offer you guarantees and experience.  Keep records of all quotations received and review these and ask for a final bill from all the services you book that way you can keep a record on the budget and not let it spiral out of control.  Best of all keep an eye on the budget and look on the internet for what is offered, there are great wedding books in the newsagents so buy the latest and get lots of ideas, ask your friends and take lots of advice before you commit to any venue or company.  Forward and lots of planning will make for a very great day.


For information on Channel 4 Location, Location, Location click here http://www.channel4.

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