Rosehip: Vintage Tearoom Menu!

As you’ve already heard Rosehip will once again be running our vintage tearoom, which we are super excited about!

Their final menu for the day is now in and it sounds amazing! There is something for everyone, all ages, and some gluten free items too!

Final menu from Rosehip for the vintage tearoom is here:


Simnel Cake
Dark Chocolate Layer Cake with Salted Caramel
Pineapple Hummingbird Cake (Never-Ending Cake)
Lemon and Poppyseed Meringue Layer Cake
Almond Apricot Pansy Cake
Chocolate and Raspberry Brownies
Earl Grey and Bergamot Cupcakes
Raspberry and Passion Fruit Muffins
Passion Fruit Sandwich biscuits
Little Cherry Bakewell Tarts
Shortbread Fingers


Thai Rice and Coconut Cake
Blood Orange, Lemon and Almond Cake

Little Chocolate Easter Nests
Little Vanilla Daisy Cupcakes
Gingerbread Bunny Biscuits


Cheese Scones
Chicken and Chorizo Empanadas (pasties)*
Goats Cheese and Caramelised Red Onion Tart*
*Served with a selection of salads


Selection of teas and coffee
Hot chocolate
Selection of fruit juices
Water (Still and fizzy)


…..mmm! Plus hand iced gifted Easter biscuits!




Say a Festive Hello To…Rosehip

Please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about how Rosehip began…

Hello! We are two vintage-loving cooks and crafters, Emily Wade and Wendy Bell, and we both live in Lewes. We met through our young children being at the same nursery. One day while chatting in a cafe over tea and chocolate brownies it became clear that we both share a passion for food, flowers and styling. One thing (well, brownie) led to another (brownie) and from there we decided to create a bespoke vintage catering and event styling company together.

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What do you enjoy most about Rosehip?

We relish every opportunity to be creative and dynamic. Our different styles of working are complementary and bring further dynamism to an already highly creative process. All of what we do is creative and that is what we love!

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What is your most popular cake or yummy treat?
One of our most popular cakes is our 6-layered ombre cake with homemade passion fruit jam and white chocolate ganache frosting and for treats look no further than our melt in the mouth macarons!
Can we find you at any other events over the festive season?

Yes! We will be at the Christmas Vintage Fair at Middle Farm – 23rd & 24th November, and the Artists and Makers fair in Lewes on 30th November, where we will be selling our homemade iced Christmas biscuits, homemade crafts and vintage wares.


Before all that we’ll be running a pop up cafe as part of ‘Carnivale Creative’ at the Lewes Town Hall on Thursday 5th December. Doors open at 5pm, as this is the Lewes’ Late Night shopping evening. Some vintage circus-themed delights we are planning include rainbow confetti cake and candyfloss topped cupcakes, as well as—of course!—moustache cookies on sticks. As well as the cafe there’ll be live music, stalls and various other acts. Another fun date for the diary!


We really look forward to seeing you at the Fairy Tale Fair; come over and try out our Pomegranate jewel cake (gluten free) or a slice of Italian chocolate and nut Christmas cake with whipped cream, or maybe a slice of Lime and pistachio cake (also gluten free). Or if you feel like something savoury, how about our hand-raised turkey, bacon and apricot pie or maybe our pea, tarragon and cream cheese pithivier. There will be plenty more on offer too.

Describe what Christmas is to you in 5 words or less:

Celebrate all that you treasure!


This is your first fairy tale fair, are you looking forward to it?

We are delighted to be part of the Fairy Tale Fair, do pop along and see us. We promise to delight your taste buds and provide you an enchanting festive experience.


To find out more about us visit our website and facebook page or twitter@RosehipSussex

Full menu for Fairy Tale Fair:

Menu for Fairy Tale Fair


Cheese and rosemary scones

Festive ploughman’s lunches

Hand raised turkey, bacon and apricot pie; or

Potted stilton with port, served with a spiced pickled pear; or

Pea, tarragon and cream cheese pithivier.

Served with a selection of salads, chutneys and pickles, and a slice Flint Owl artisan bread with butter.

Salads: Spiced brown rice salad with nuts and seeds

Christmas coleslaw

Dressed green salad with sprinkles

Chutneys etc: Christmas chutney

Pickled shallots in sherry vinegar

Cakes etc.

Italian chocolate and nut Christmas cake with whipped cream

Spiced apple cake with brown sugar frosting

Chocolate Yule Log

Cranberry and white chocolate cake

Pomegranate jewel cake (gluten free)

Lime and pistachio cake (gluten free)

Snow flecked chocolate and sour cherry brownies

Spiced carrot cupcakes

Star topped mince pies, with homemade mincemeat

Mini apple and cinnamon pies

Biscuits etc:

Clementine macarons

Angelic star florentines

Ginger snaps

Vanilla shortbread snowflakes

For the kids

Gingerbread snowmen

Star shaped jammie dodgers

Mini vanilla Christmas cupcakes


Selection of teas and coffee

Hot chocolate with marsh mallows.

Mulled winter berry cordial

Selection of fruit juices

Water (Still and fizzy)

Say hello to…… Caleigh-ill

Today we welcome another Fairy Tale Fair newbie, which we are super excited about- Caleigh-ill! We LOVE her creations and we think you will too! Find out more about her and her wonderful creations…

Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….

I’m Caleigh Illerbrun (aka Caleigh-ill…). I’m originally from Canada, having moved over to the UK 6 years ago. And I do a lot of drawing/painting.. which I put onto various products. I also paint custom things, such as my ‘Russian Owls’.

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How long have you been making your craft items?

I have been creating and making for all my life but only started to sell my creations properly upon being inspired by all the lovely crafty-ness going on in Brighton.

Do you have a best seller? If so what is it? And do you have some special festive items planned to sell?

By far my best selling is the ‘A Chase’ design on coasters. They are a limited edition of 50 sets total and I am quickly nearing the end of their run. View here.

I don’t normally do festive items, but this year I’m hoping to get some holiday gift tags featuring the ‘Nakkid Owls’

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I enjoy the process of creating the most. I feel that I would always be creating something no matter what, even if I did not have an outlet to sell my products through and even if my creations never saw the light of day.
I also enjoy seeing people’s reactions to my work at markets and fairs.

Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?

I have done other markets in other cities, but Brighton is by far my favorite. The community of crafters and customers is the best of anywhere I’ve been.

My website has all my confirmed upcoming Markets this Christmas:

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What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?

I’m happy with the place I’m at right now with my artwork and products; there is of course always room for growth and I’d love to be in a position to not need a full time job.

Sum up what Christmas is to you in 5 words or less!:

Delicious food with family.

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Any other comments you wish to make:

There’s always time to eat cake.

Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:

Applications are released!

Today our application for our christmas fair on the 16th November have been released! If you didn’t get an application no need to worry as you can apply here:

All details are on the application. Hope to hear from lots of you and good luck!

Please note: There is over 200 of you on the mailing list for stalls now, and only 34 stalls available- so places are very limited. Please don’t be disappointed if we don’t accept you this time, and don’t let that put you off applying again in the future.

Applications close on Sunday September 15th so don’t delay. Stall holders will be announced on here at the beginning of October.


Christmas Date Announced!

Yes we know it is August but Christmas is just around the corner!! Lots of you have been asking about our Christmas date, so we have announced is as…(drumroll!…) SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2013!

Make sure you don’t miss the festive magic! Again we will be at the same venue, Patcham Methodist Church, Ladies Mile Road, Brighton.

Again there will be over 35 craft stalls, workshops, face painting, vintage tearoom and much more!

Save the date!!


The Fairy Tale Fair Summer 2013!

Well the day has finally been and gone and what a magical day it was! Full of crafts, vintage tearoom, cakes, workshops and more! There were lots of you through the door once again and we heard some lovely comments about the fair and standard of stall holders.

We also held a charity raffle for the Brighton RSPCA, where our stall holders kindly donated handmade prizes to be won!  We raised £189 which has gone directly to the Patcham shelter to help the animals!

Some photos of the day follow and view them all on facebook here. Thanks to Kate Trevor for the photography. View her site here.


Hello DODO

Hello DODO

Ilona Drew

Ilona Drew

I like CATS

I like CATS

Cat-a-Cake Creations

Cat-a-Cake Creations

Little Mouses

Little Mouses

Fairy Letters

Fairy Letters



Jelly Roos

Jelly Roos


We raised £189!!

Check back tomorrow for details of our Christmas fair!!









Our Fair is TODAY!!!

In case you haven’t heard The Fairy Tale Fair is today! Join us from 10.30am at Patcham Methodist Church, Ladies Mile Road, Brighton.

Crafts, jewellery, vintage, face painting, workshops, kids fun, charity RSPCA Brighton raffle, vintage tearoom and more!!

Can’t wait to see lots of you today!

Need help finding us? Find out how here


1 day to go!! Reason 1 to visit: Our Stall Holders!!

Well the big day is almost upon us and just over 24 hours to go until we open our doors to all you lovely lot!

Reason 1 to visit: our super stall holders! You will find over 35 of them nestled in Patcham Methodist Church, Brighton. From jewellery, to greetings cards, prints, to vintage, ceramics to knitted creations, chocolates to soaps, bunting to face painting and much much more!

See our stall holders page for a full list of who will be joining us on the day.

We can’t wait to welcome back Fairy Tale Fair regulars and also so new faces too! They will all help make our 1st Birthday extra special!

Come along tomorrow and meet them all!

Amanda- Maygreen Fairies

Amanda- Maygreen Fairies

George- Polka Dot Cloud

George- Polka Dot Cloud

Ali & Jam Hello DODO`

Ali & Jam Hello DODO`

cheska- Mooshpie

cheska- Mooshpie

Calico & Cotton

Calico & Cotton

Ilona Drew This

Ilona Drew This

Irene Dobson

Irene Dobson

Natasha- Jelly Roos

Natasha- Jelly Roos

Karen Rao Felt Artist

Karen Rao Felt Artist

3 Days to go! Join us and Take Part in a Workshop!

Reason 3 to visit our fair this Saturday the 10th August: Take part in one of our workshops!

We will have a craft workshop room full of delights to take part in, suitable for all ages!

Joining us in the workshop room we have:

Show Me Shiny things– beaded jewellery workshop. Make your own jewellery to take away, lots of fun to be had with big selection of wonderful beads!


Karen Rao Felt Artist– wet felt workshop- create a 2D cute animal character, gift a felted rock or make a felt ice lolly- the possibilities are endless and this workshop is always popular with all ages!


Mini Patissierre– Polymer clay jewellery workshop. Learn the art of making miniture creations from polymer clay, then take home to bake youself. Make a mini clay cake, or doughnut or anything you wish!


AnneMarie Hughes: Fused Glass workshop. Learn the art of how fused glass jewellery and creations are made. Annie is bringing a mini kiln to show you the process from start to finish. Demonstrations throughout the day.


Emily Makes– Make a wonderful sweetie butterfly. One for the kids to enjoy making the cute and colourful character to store a few yummy sweeties!


Also in the workshop room will be I Do Brighton Beauty who will be providing a range of beauty treatments at special prices for the fair. Including manicures, pedicures, massage and more. Find out more in her interview post here.


Can’t wait to see you all take part in a workshop on Saturday! It’s going to be magical!!

4 days to go! Keep the Kids Amused!

Just 4 days to go!! Reason 4 to visit our fair…keep the kids amused!

Kids getting bored already during the summer holidays? Don’t know where to take them to keep them entertained?  Don’t want to pay an entrance fee? Then join us at The Fairy Tale Fair this Saturday!

As well as all the craft stalls there will also be face painting, craft workshops including beaded jewellery and sweetie butterflies, Flipper Clown who makes amazing balloon characters, lots of yummy cake and a special charity raffle with the RSPCA in attendance!

Join us from 10.30am – 4.30pm for a great day out for all the family! FREE parking also, and buses 5 and 5A Patcham stop less than a minute away.

Show me Shiny Things bead workshop

Show me Shiny Things bead workshop

Calico and Cotton

Calico and Cotton

Sparkles face painting

Sparkles face painting

Karen Rao- Felt workshop

Karen Rao- Felt workshop

Jelly Roos

Jelly Roos

Lottie Leo

Lottie Leo

Keep up with all the latest on our Facebook page >





Let them eat CAKE!! 5 days to go!!

Mayflower events and their super yummy cakes will be joining us once again to help celebrate our 1st Birthday! Just 5 days to go until our fair now and here is one of the top 5 reasons to visit…


At each fair they have almost, if not completely, sell out as their yummy cakes and treats are always so popular, and look so pretty too.


They will be running our vintage tearoom, serving tea, coffee, cake and other delicatable delights on beautiful vintage china. So you can sit and relax in between browsing the stalls and taking part in the craft workshops!

Mayflower Events specialises in organising, styling and catering for tea parties and supplying beautiful vintage crockery, vintage china, cakes and catering for weddings, engagement parties, hen parties, stag parties, birthday parties and christenings in Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

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See photos of their yummy cakes at our previous fairs…

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mmmm…find out more about Mayflower Events here.

Say Hello To…MiniPatisserie

Today we welcome back MiniPatisserie who will again be running a polymer clay workshop for us. Find out more…

Hi, I’m Caroline of MiniPatisserie. I make jewellery with my own handmade charms.


I ran a craft workshop at the spring fairy tale fair which went really well. This time there will be an even wider range of bits and pieces to decorate, including pizza slices, cakes and animal shapes and also more things to make with them (jewellery, key-rings, bookmarks and phone charms).



There will my own handmade jewellery on sale as well. Photos of the creations from the last fair can be seen on my website See you in a few weeks!



Artists Open Houses Brighton

The Artists Open Houses as part of Brighton festival are in full swing, and this weekend will be the third weekend of four, so if you haven’t yet visited the houses then time is running out!

The artists houses provide a unique opportunity to meet the artists behind the art and have a nosey round their houses at the same time.

A few of our previous stall holders and fair organiser can be found in some of the houses too. We recommend:

The Cake House, 37 Cleveland Road, Fiveways (opposite Blakers Park). 11am-5pm.
– full of cute crafts, art, jewellery, vintage finds and of course wonderful cake!
Find previous Fairy Tale Fair stall holders Cat-a-Cake Creations, Amie Boswell, Clair Letton and Fiona Edwards in this house!

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The Dog House, 15 Hampstead Road, Brighton. Dyke Road Trial. 11am-6pm.
– A large and varied house with over 20 artists exhibiting. Find art, textiles, collage, jewellery, gifts, ceramics, homewares and much more! Also tea and cake in the 3rd floor open plan terrace room overlooking the garden!

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Got more suggestions for good houses? Let us know!
Visit The Artists Houses website to view all houses and find out more.

All houses are open this Saturday and Sunday, most from 11am. Then next weekend will be the final weekend.

All photos above from The Cake House.

The Photos are in!

For those of you that haven’t already seen on Facebook then here are a few photos which are now back from our Spring fair. The photos were taken by Jenni Rutterford photography and you can see her website here:

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See all the photos over our facebook page here.

Belle’s Vintage Wedding Fair

Kelly started Belle’s Events in 2012 and her first ever fair was Belle’s Vintage Wedding Fair at Hove Town Hall where she was working in the events office. After a rather disastrous visit to a local wedding fair with her beautiful car Belle Kelly was on a a mission! Her vision was to create a fair for couples and suppliers to come together under one big vintage inspired roof to chat, enjoy the atmosphere and discover that there are people out there that will love what you do or simply ‘get you’, that’s what it’s about after all, finding the right person to help create your vision. The fair attracted couples from near and far who were desperate to find something different, something unique, something really special.
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A year on and with 7 fairs under her belt we are very excited about Belle’s Vintage Wedding Fair number 4, she’s gone all out this time and has been blown away by the sheer amount of contacts she has had since Christmas. When I spoke to Kelly she told me that she is most thrilled that she has regulars now, it’s something she never thought would happen and she really does appreciate them. The entertainment that Kelly has arranged for Belle’s Vintage Wedding Fair is a reason on it’s own to visit on the day. Johnny Zero, Kelly’s right hand man on the day will not only be crooning his way around the event but has created a wonderful line up of acts including Cherry MorelloMaria Soriano,  Mr Tunes Vintage DJwho recently wowed Kelly at the Doily Days Loves Weddings Magagazine launch party. Also the wonderful Noelle Vaughn, not to mention the brilliant Anna Sin and the Jukebox Bandits. These acts will be playing throughout the day in different locations and will be available to talk to about booking them for your wedding.
Belle's Bridal Boot Fair by Tino&Pip Photography

Belle’s Bridal Boot Fair by Tino&Pip Photography

Being a crafty kind a girl I am most excited about the new addition to Belle’s Vintage Wedding Fair, The MAKE Fabulous Wedding area run by Donna Hogarth of Fabulous Flora. This area will give crafty, DIY brides the chance to try their hand at crafts that will help them to make special handmade pieces for their weddings. Recently Donna ran this area at Belle’s Bridal Boot Fair and had brides making their own jam jar flower displays, it’s such a great idea, take your Mum and Bridesmaids along to have a go too, you never know, this could save you a few pennies and turn out to be a whole lot of fun, Donna also run hen packages.
The Tinderbox

The Tinderbox

Outside Belle’s Vintage Wedding Fair you will obviously be able to meet Belle herself in all her glory, VW Splitty Wedding Hire Crepe Lui and the cutest little caravan in the world, The Tinderbox. Inside there will be over 50 vintage inspired wedding suppliers to speak to during the day, each of them really talented and inspiring. Kelly’s fairs are not like your average wedding fairs, if you haven’t been to one yet this is the one to go to, even if you’re not getting married it really is a fun day out. Egg & Spoon will be there with a pop-up tea room too so you can stay for lunch. I would advise that you take some cash on the day as stall holders will be able to take deposits and there will be a chance to have your hair and make-up done by Coco Belle Styling or Pretty Pout.
VW Slitty

VW Slitty

If you are one of the first hundred through the door you get a complimentary glass of processco served by Glass Acts who hire out crystal glasses for weddings.
Entry is £3.50
For more details about this fair and others by Belle’s Events please go to the website:

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