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11 Jan

An English tea party with my Brick Lane flea market find.


Flower-petals-by-Little-Big-Bell Last weekend, I visited Columbia road flower market in East London. As you can see from above, I bought some Tulips and Ranunculi.

I had plans for these flowers but unfortunately they drooped and the petals all came off. I loved the painterly effect on the purple Tulip petals, so decided to photograph it.

Behind every little  setback, there is a sun shining story. So here it is :

En route to the flower market, I passed a flea market in Brick Lane. It was there that my eyes caught sight of a set of vintage teacups, saucers and plates.

I couldn’t stop thinking about it and hoped they would still be there when I returned. They were! Yay! I have created today’s post to show you my tea set.

English-tea-party-styled-and-photographed-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell So here it is! It is a set of fine bone China from Windsor. Very simple but oh so sweet! I loved the dainty pale Turquoise dots and the gold rims.

We celebrated my set with a little tea party at home.

Windsor-fine-bone-china-teacup and Laduree-Little-Big-Bell That Laduree pink sugar coated macaroon looked perfectly at home with my teacup.

French-fancies-English-tea-party-Little-Big-Bell I do find French Fancies a bit too sweet, but I just had to get them, you see why don’t you? It goes so well with the blue dots on the plates. My little son, the sweet tooth, of course reaped the benefits.

Laduree-tea-Little-Big-Bell Fine bone china deserves fine tea. So here we have three varieties of the most delicious blends from Laduree. Hints of Bergamot, citrus and caramels, a real pleasure to drink.

Vintage-Windsor-fine-bone-china-for-an-English-tea-party-Little-Big-Bell-blog Here it is again.

Naked-floral-cake-styled-and-photographed-by-Little-Big-Bell I took the opportunity of a tea party to make a mini naked Floral cake. Remember my blog post on how to make it?

Floral-naked-cake-styling-and-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell So pleased to have finally attempted to make one.
Naked-floral-victoria-sponge-cake-Little-Big-Bell The cake was adorned with Roses, Carnations and Rosemary foliage. I also added some sweet blueberries and raspberries on the whipped cream.

English-tea-party-on-vintage-china-styling-and-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell No English tea party is complete without Cucumber finger sandwiches and scones with clotted cream. I can truly say we were very full after this party.

Floral-cake-styled-and-photographed-by-Little-Big-Bell Hope you like my tea set and tea party? The 22 piece set was a bargain at £18.

I’m off to Salt Lake City next weekend, but will hopefully be back with a post before then, to show you a really cool collaboration. It is with one of my favourite brands.

Have a great week ahead!


  1. I just loved the tea set! It looks like a play set, it’s so gorgeous!
    I know tha feeling, me too, I’d be going back to get it! Have a nice week!

  2. Wow Geraldine, that tea set looks super cute! Wish I was there to take a bite from your homemade cake, it all looks soooo delicious on the lovely tea set you bought! Love love love it! 🙂 Hugs x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Inge! I’ll invite you for cake when you are in London! x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Hi Giova, thank you. I got it from a roadside vendor at the end of Brick Lane in the direction of Columbia road flower market. There is no name for that stall or market. x

  3. Oh.My.Beauty! Geraldine, this whole post was so beautiful. The tea set, what a find! But your styling and that unbelievably beautiful cake you made?! The whole post is just stunning. Love it!

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