For lovers of tea, glamour & glitz!

Tala Retro sponsors the Blitz Bake Off!

We are so thrilled to announce that the fabulous vintage baking brand, known for their 50s/60s inspired baking utensils and kitchenwares, have decided to sponsor the Blitz Bake Off on September 14th!

They are providing a fantastic range of prizes for the lucky winners, including a whole hamper of baking goodies for the Best In Show.

There’s only 5 days left to get your cakes and bakes entered in support of Cancer Research, so make sure you do it now!

Go to:

For inspiration on what to bake, check out their website here:

Blitz Bake Off - Sep 14th

Enter now!

Blitz Bake Off - Sep 14th!

Enter your best cakes and bakes for judging by fellow bakers and members of the public. Winning recipe to be published in Crumbs Magazine! Don’t bake? Come along to taste, vote and soak up the 1940s atmosphere!

All in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Register your entries now at

Scone Wars!

                                                          A LONG TIME AGO

                                                 IN A KITCHEN FAR, FAR AWAY………..

                                                            SCONE WARS!!!

                                                          Brought to you by:  


                                                  IT IS A PERIOD OF CAKE WAR

                                                          REBEL HOUSEWIVES

                                         STRIKING FROM A VINTAGE SITTING ROOM

                                                HAVE WON THEIR FIRST VICTORY

                                            AGAINST THE ONE REMAINING SCONE………..

We have only just finished laughing about our fabulous and fun afternoon photo shoot with the very talented Helen of Alabama Photography. We are now drinking buckets of tea whilst perusing the final shots, attempting to make the incredibly difficult decision of which photos to use on our new look website.

See the results here soon, but in the meantime - here is a sneaky peek:








Even better news is that you can now book Helen to come along to your tea party and capture your special occasion in her inimitable style. She may even choreograph your very own scone wars for you!


Our Very Merry Tea Party!

Surprise 60th Birthday

A very special surprise afternoon tea. Friends and family gathered to wish Margaret a Happy 60th Birthday and we laid on a fabulous vintage buffet and photobooth for the guests. These are some of our favourites pictures from the day.

Our Big Tea Party - In Pictures

Our first big event took place on October 20th in Bristol, when we served afternoon tea to 60 fabulous guests. Many of them made a real effort to dress up in vintage style and everyone got into the swing of things, making it a really fun afternoon. Our fantastic entertainment line-up was provided by The Flaming Feathers, The Marionettes and Ruby Le Roux who blew us all away with their performances. 

The raffle raised £99 for Bristol Foodbank, a local charity who provide emergency food for families on low incomes - A huge thank you to the very generous prize donors and!

Our Big Tea Party - More Photos



That’s all folks……..there are no more tickets to Our Big Tea Party. If you have missed out this time, please send us your details via the Contact page and we’ll make sure you are the first to know about our next event!