Launch Party for New Look
Old Crocks recently provided and setup vintage china for the launch of fashion company New Look's new head offices in Weymouth. We also provided ice creams for the guests from our 1950s ice cream bike. New Look's founder Tom Singh was there and cast his eye over our ice cream bike with a nod of approval, saying "Very good!". Thanks Tom.
Our vintage china went down a storm and New Look catering manager Paul Bedford made a fantastic cake version of their new building.
We hope the 400 staff based there are happy in their new headquarters. The old building which was about 100m away has been razed to the ground!
Vintage Fashion Shoot With Nikita Sablier
We recently collaborated with Nikita Sablier a boutique fashion brand with a shop in Salisbury, to mark the launch of our new cocktail lollies! The shoot featured 5 models wearing Nikita Sablier clothing, 3 photographers and a make-up artist and took place in exclusive surroundings in the heart of the New Forest.
The photo shoot began with a vintage picnic setup featuring our wind-up gramophone which is available to hire for weddings, parties and events. Models Nikki and Lisa had a ball trying out different records from our collection of 78s but the photographers were not so pleased and had to confiscate the winder from them!
Next we did a setup with our 1940s Ice Cream Trike - otherwise known as Little Al's Ice Cream Trike! The models wore the latest style of vintage clothing from Nikita Sablier which was looked fantastic. The Ice Cream Trike makes a great fashion shoot prop with it's steering bar, parasol and style. The models even sat on it, although they didn't pedal very far!! Modelling is not all about standing - we got the deckchairs out too! See the full results here.
The deck chairs weren't the only thing we got out - the lucky models got to taste our new cocktail lollies. These adult treats are perfect for adding a twist to your hen party, wedding or event and they certainly went down a treat at our photo shoot! The models were photographed with Watermelon Mojitos and Honeydew Cucumber & Mint Margeritas. See the results in our gallery here.
Finally we did a poolside shoot showcasing Nikita Sablier's latest swimwear and our cocktail lollies of course. Good use was made of the props - a beachball and an umbrella (unfortunately we had to use it for real as it started to rain!) and the models even dipped their feet in the pool!
New Ice Cream Bike
After a bit of a road trip to Penzance and a visit to the Cornish Ice Cream Company we're pleased to announce the purchase of a second ice cream bike. Our new bike has a freezer on the front that can fit a whopping 20 4 litre tubs of ice cream in, it's got gears and it's even got a brass bell attached to the parasol to let everyone know about it! The new bike will be available for hire immediately joining our 1940s ice cream bike – does this mean we have a 'fleet'?!
We put it to the test straight away – serving ice cream at the road side of The British Pedal Car Grand Prix in Ringwood on Sunday. It's not often that you see the main streets of a large town converted into a racetrack in this country. This biennial spectacle is an offbeat, fun community event. We were in a good position to see the action, with two wacky races taking place and 65 teams competing. Our favourite pedal cars were the Go Bananas (banana shaped obviously!) and The Ladybirds. The pedal cars occupants were spurred on by the crowds pedalling furiously as they did circuit after circuit.
Launch of Wedding Styling Service
This weekend saw the launch of our wedding styling service with the styling of Andy & Lizzy's wedding in the beautiful grounds of the family property, an old mill. We lead the creative styling amongst a team of family and friends. The setting up was an experience in itself enabling everyone to feel part of the day. The bride was very clear that she wanted a natural and simple wedding. The focus would ultimately be on them.
The garden in it's natural state was visually pleasing with some great natural features for us to enhance: a river running through the mill into the garden and giant Gunnera plants and roses.
The marquee was situated along the edge of the river at the end of first the lawn with clear side panels that enabled guests to see leaping salmon. In front of the marquee was a gazebo for the hog roast, a bridge crossed the river to a second lawn with a smaller marquee adorned with vintage and green bunting and home to our ice cream trike to serve guests in the evening.
The entrance to the marquee was swagged with ivy leading into the first interior of many coloured paper lanterns. We used simple Willow woven hearts of different sizes hung in bunting style along all sides of the marquee, ivy climbing up posts and lighting stands.
Lizzy had asked for our vintage suitcase for guests to put presents in and our typewriter for love messages, this was set on a table with our vintage bird cage with candles. Table settings and chairs were again kept simple - we used an abundance of lilac and natural raffia! A vibrant green organza was used to weave bows onto some of the chairs. Other chairs had bows of lilac. Each table had a clear glass bowl with antique pink lilac hydrangeas and coloured glass votives for tea lights. Knives and forks were simply tied with natural raffia. The overall look was pretty. See photos from the day on our new wedding styling page!
On June 3rd we took part in a celebration organised by Bransgore primary school PTA at the Three Tuns Pub in the village. The 'Queen' had taken some time out of her busy schedule to officially open the event and could be seen mingling with the crowds :) It was a true village fete with all kinds of entertainment - duck herding, Cider festival, Bransgore 2nd brownies, may pole dancing, archery, stocks, cork guns, tin can alley, live music, races (including The Royal Corgi race), hunt the diamond, cream teas, hog roast, steam engine, plant sale to name but a few!
We were there with the vintage ice cream trike bedecked with union jack flags and luckily the sun came out, so ice creams were in high demand. We donated £40 of the profits to Bransgore School Association, Bransgore Community 1st Responders and the Hampshire and IOW Air Ambulance.