How to throw a vintage Mother’s Day tea

Treat your mum to vintage-style cuppa with these pretty pieces

A 'Hammersley' rose tea cup

Did you know that Mothering Sunday wasn’t originally to do with celebrating mothers at all?

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Originally it was the Sunday on which people returned to their mother church (or the main church in their area) to celebrate the middle Sunday of Lent. Of course, because people were returning to their local area, this also meant that people had a chance to go home and see their mums and so Mother’s Day as we know it was born.

Whatever the reason, we always love to treat our Mums. And what better way than to sit her down with a nice cup of tea…

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Top image: ‘Hammersley’ rose tea cup trio

A tea pot set
For the crucial cuppa, clockwise from top: Blue Forget-Me-Not Teapot, £99, Nicholas Mosse at Liberty London; Japanese teapot set, £89, Orchid Furniture; pair of ceramic coasters, £9, Orchid Furniture
Three cake stands
And a slice of cake, left to right: Culinary Concepts beaded cake stand with glass dome, £84.95, John Lewis; ‘Royal Albert’ Vintage two-tier cake stand in polka blue, £40, Selfridges; ‘Parlane’ cake stand vintage glass,’ £25, John Lewis
A 'Vintage Sweets' book next to a sweets jar, a teaspoon and a scented candle
Sweet treats, left to right: The Vintage Sweets Book by Angel Adoree, £16.99, Octopus Books; retro sweets jar Mother’s Day Mix, £9.50, notonthehighstreet.com; silver-plated ‘I Love You’ teaspoon, £13, Liberty London; retro sweet scent sherbet lemons candle, £6.50, notonthehighstreet.com