D’Oyly’s | A Review

An old friend and a new tearoom, what a perfect combination!

The Gorgeous Jaynie!

The Gorgeous Jaynie!

A week or so ago, I ventured to another new tearoom. This one was actually a bit further out than I usually go, which was sometimes exactly what I need to just get away from it all.

The sticks apparently..

The sticks apparently..

The tearoom was called ‘D’Oyly’s‘, a small family run tearoom and it just oozed country kitchen charm.

Oozing charm as described!

Oozing charm as described!

On this particular trip, I was mortifyingly 20 minutes late 😮

Thankfully I received a message from my friend informing me she was safely tucked in front of a roaring fire. Excellent news. Once I arrived I was blown away with the charm of the place, from the wreath on the door, the roaring fire, the plates on the shelf and the Royal Albert china on the table. Absolutely wonderful.

Royaaaaaaaaal Alllllbert

Royaaaaaaaaal Alllllbert

We both decided to sample the afternoon tea menu, as it was only £9.95. A bargain. When it arrived, we quite surprised to find mini scones instead of the usual giant scones you get but after consuming all the food it turned out the petite scones were just perfect. And instead of feeling overstuffed and ridiculously decadent, we felt satisfied and happy.

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Sorry about some of these pictures, I didn’t want to disturb the other guests too much with my flash and thus my photos aren’t the best!

A win all around I think! The place had some absolutely beautiful decorations and just felt so homely. I loved this little white tree…

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Best photo of the day!

…and my friend adored this tree (it had lots of sparkly lights in it, if you can’t tell!).

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Overall I give this tearoom a 9 out of 10 and only 1 down because I would have preferred a more vintage looking cake stand!

This tearoom is well worth a visit, if you are ever in the area of Yorkshire (UK). It even has a B&B attached to it.

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This Apple Pie was delicious!

P.S If you go, make sure you visit the bathroom and let me know what you think of what’s in there!


York Car Boot | A Gold Mine…if you look hard enough!

At the weekend, my sister and I ventured out fairly early to one of our local car boot sales!

We find this is an excellent place to search for affordable china. If you have a local regular car boot, I would definitely recommend you visit to see what you can find!

My sister and I made quite a day of it, even went for breakfast! This time I filmed myself as I went around the car boot. So if you’re interested in seeing what went on, check it out here !

This blog post is to show you all our lovely china purchases from the car boot sale and also a chance to show you some of our other recent purchases. If you hadn’t guessed by now, we’re a bit keen and get quite a lot of new stuff regularly. So here is a bit of peak into what kind of china we like and look for.

Car Boot Finds!

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China from Local Shops

A beautiful multicoloured rose themed set!

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And finally this gorgeous rose and green leaf, smudged gold gilding tea set plus teapot!

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So as you can tell we really like rose and flower patterns but not as fussy on the colour.

Let me know which ones are your favourites!

Vintage Fairytale – Vintage China Stands & Gifts

When I was at Capstan’s Bazaar I met some nice stall owners, one was selling hand made soaps and the other selling china stands. I bet you can guess which one I drooled over the most.

Here is the stall owner in question and her lovely wares:


At first I was slightly abashed to find out she had drilled through some Royal Albert country rose ( you can just see it in the middle at the back) but the china stands soon charmed me. I suppose it was because they were just so different to anything I’d seen before. They did a variety of styles I especially loved this silvery set she had found. It really renewed my love of teacups and china, there are just so many things you can do with them.

And really they are just so darn pretty.

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Much love

Em xx