Welcome to Mels Marvellous Cakes & Tea Shop
Delivering heartwarming home bakes with speciality homebrewed teas
and marvellous Tea Parties.
This is a story of vintage crockery and a vintage caravan: bought for different purposes, the crockery and the caravan came together to form Mel’s Marvellous Teashop.
I am Mel and in 2008, when my children were very small, we rescued our 1980’s caravan from a field in Manchester where it had been neglected for many years. It came with us on our travels around Cornwall and we pitched her proudly alongside the gigantic and more modern caravans.
Eventually, as the children grew, the caravan again sat unused, sad and lonely on the driveway. That was until I met my lovely husband Mike in 2012 and he agreed to turn my beloved caravan into a vintage tea shop.
We both had busy jobs and had previously provided a pop-up tea shop on a casual basis in various venues; however, it wasn’t until lockdown in 2020 that we had the time to completely renovate the blue caravan.
Our teashop made its debut on a sunny day at a summer fair in May 2021 and we haven’t looked back.
Follow our continuing story of the events and all things vintage on Mel’s Marvellous Blog.
Mel's Marvellous Services
With over 100 pieces available, our vintage crockery is perfect for your vintage tea party
We are on a journey to sustainability in our business & personal lives. We are constantly learning and are always open to feedback.
Christina, Merland Rise Church
"Hi Mel, honestly I am so glad I came across Mel's Marvellous Cakes - you are absolutely fantastic!"
Chairman, Heartbeat Support Woking
"Such a splendid selection of food and drink served by the excellent catering team"
Hi Mel, thank you for our lovely afternoon tea. * had a lovely time. She felt very special."
Mary and Vernon, 60th wedding anniversary, Ripley
Everybody said how lovely it was. We didn't expect you to add all the details like the chair covers and sashes. It was like a wedding. Thank you very much.
Gary and Sam, Guildford
I cannot tell you how amazing Mel and the crew have made this for my wife! Thank you. You'd be lucky to add this to your event. (Gary)
Thank you so much, it was such a wonderful afternoon. The food was amazing! (Sam)