From tea dresses to tea parties, we all love a little bit of vintage – and if you want to capture that classic look in your home, who better to inspire you than queen of old-school style Mary Berry? And if you’re looking for a Mother’s Day gift, look no further: we’re even offering you a third off when you buy online this week.
One of Britain’s best-loved bakers, Mary Berry has brought her extensive know-how to a stylish kitchen and tableware range exclusively for Sainsbury’s. It’s no surprise that her years of experience have resulted in a fabulous retro collection, so take your pick from these traditional pieces and give your home – or your mum’s – a touch of vintage chic.
To set the scene for all your great bakes, start with a cute plaque to personalise your space. Add blue, off-white and wood kitchenware – check out the tins so mum can keep her creations fresh until you next visit – and a cookbook stand for reading recipes as you go. We also use ours for our iPad when we’re following recipes online: not very vintage, but definitely useful!
When it comes to serving up your baked beauties, a cake stand is a must: it will really add a sense of occasion – just right for a Mother’s Day tea party. Modern vintage doesn’t have to mean ditsy florals, so get a pared-back, antique-inspired look with a striped tablecloth – this one has a real countryside feel. Finally, make sure you have all the necessary cutlery for a truly refined celebration: no matter how delicious the cake, use a cake slice and cake forks – no diving in face first! Mum will definitely approve.
Mary Berry cake stand, £15; Mary Berry 2-pack cotton tea towels, £6; Mary Berry 4-pack cake plates, £12; Mary Berry ceramic teapot, £15; Mary Berry teacup and saucer, £8; Mary Berry ceramic handled cake slice, £8; Mary Berry cotton tablecloth, £20. S.
Wondering what to serve at your Mother’s Day celebration? Check out this vintage tea party guide now.