Find yourself in Wonderland
The English Tea Tent is a whimsical wonderland of child-like delights, inspired by a penchant for taking high tea and a childhood spent reading Alice in Wonderland.
Designed by Katherine and her sister Rosemary Hudson, the ceiling of each of the 30ft x 30ft interiors contains over 200 cotton doileys meticulously sewn on, and each of the 6 individual wall panels depict a scene or character from the book. Look for the rabbit in the key-hole, the cup-cakes tessalating into roses, the lobster with a bow in his tail, a pink-wafer cake stand and the slightly tongue-in-cheek teapot pouring lashings of 'leg' tea into teacups.
This was a popular festival tent at Bestival and Camp Bestival, being used to house many different festival activities each time, last year saw The English Tea Tent used as a knitting tent.
The innocent patterns and pretty bunting make this the perfect marquee for a quirky vintage garden party, a unique festival wedding or a lucky child's birthday party.
Accessorise with fun decorative biscuit cushions which come in Nice, Custard Cream and Bourbon styles, or dress it up with your best china tea set, strings of pearls and bowls of old fashioned sweets.
It was a magical experience having such a dramatic event in our garden, and I truly believe the tent was fundamental in setting the scene. It saved hours of sourcing props and room dressings as the tent did it all for me. If I could watch everyones faces as they walked in again I would be ecstatic, they were truly amazed!
What looks good with the English Tea
Here's a small selection of our additional tents, furniture and props which we think complete the English Tea's look.
Showing - out of furniture items.