Tearooms are popping up everywhere of late and the Northern Quarter already has it’s fair share. The trendy district of Manchester welcomed Sugar Junction Tearoom in February 2011 and it become a firm favourite for tea lovers and vintage fans all over. The tearoom is owned by mother and daughter duo Sue and Cheryl who both have a love for vintage finds, baking and tea, so what better excuse is there to create a little vintage haven in the heart of a trendy and quirky Northern Quarter. Sugar Junction boasts a menu of over 25 different teas as well as freshly basked cakes and a selection of home-made warm food. Head over and sample their delightful puddings such as their Sticky Toffee Pudding and the aptly named Tib Street Brownie or a delicious pancake topped with bacon and blueberries.
On entering you’re met with an air of nostalgia, a feeling of home and memories, the familiar sight of comfy lounge chairs, an assortment of vintage antique ornaments and floral patterned fabric, a feeling that perhaps you’ve taken a wrong turn and ended up at your grandma’s house.
We loved the cosy décor of warm wood flooring and second hand tables, vintage upholstered chairs and cosy sofas against a backdrop of pastel blue and greens. An eclectic mixture of wall art and vintage photo frames decorate the walls whilst 3 stunning drum cased chandeliers hang above and dainty fairy lights twinkle at the till point. Food is served on vintage crockery which can be seen stacked beside the food station, each showcasing a variety of floral patterns and pretty perfect gold rims.
Whilst keeping to the vintage vibe, there is definitely an air of industrialism. the stripped down walls and exposed concrete and brick give a rustic almost wartime feel which reinforces the vintage 1930/40’s vibe.
To create the vintage vibe with a hint of glamour choose subtle wooden furniture and floral adorned fabric. Collect old vintage bottles and display together with vintage vases and faded flowers, last but not least choose vintage chandeliers with crystal or glass shades for a hint of glamour.
Here’s our Look Book to help you recreate the Vintage Glam trend:
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