And along came baby ..

And along came baby ..

Are you expecting a happy event?  Congratulations!  If you would like to celebrate with a baby shower or Christening party, we can help with pretty china to match your colour scheme.  Whether it’s pretty in pink …

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Selection of pink teaplates

baby blue …

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Pretty blue Royal Grafton tea set
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Selection of blue and yellow teaplates

Perhaps minty greens ..

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or maybe multi-coloured ..

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Teacups waiting to be filled

Do get in touch to discuss your requirements, via the contact page, email ticklepennyteacups@gmail.com or via our Facebook page.

 

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party?

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party?

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

If you are thinking of a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party as a theme for your Hen Night, Wedding reception, Baby Shower or birthday party; we can help!  Not only can we supply mis-matched china cups, saucers, plates, cake stands, jugs, teapots and vintage embroidered tablecloths; we also have a multitude of extras such as pretty glasses, brightly coloured paper straws and themed props like old-fashioned keys, playing cards and ‘drink me’ bottles available.

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Alice in Wonderland party

Contact us for details of our great party packages, to make savings on the costs of hiring items individually.  Remember – it’s always time for tea and afterwards we will even do the washing up!

Making vintage cake stands

Making vintage cake stands

I don’t think there is anything nicer than displaying your cake, or afternoon tea on a pretty, vintage cake stand:

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Afternoon tea

And we have a good selection here at Ticklepenny Teacups, from one tier glass or China pedestal stands,

Glass cake stands
Collection of one tier glass pedestal cake stands.

To 2 and 3 tier vintage china ones:

3 tier vintage china cake stands
A selection of 3 tier cake stands

If you would like to discuss hiring some cake stands for your event, please get in touch; we have no minimum order size and also give discounts for larger bookings.

If you are making your own cake stands, here are a few tips:

Select your plates carefully.  Any imperfections, chipping, hairline cracks etc may well cause the plate to shatter when drilling.

The bottom plate should have a deep enough ‘foot’ so that the base of the screw and washers do not stand proud of the stand and cause it to wobble when constructed.

Buy strong cake stand fittings, some bend easily with the weight of the plates.  Don’t leave the stands constructed for long periods of time, as this can cause bending!

You will need a special drill bit for china or ceramics, these are often sold with the fittings.

Don’t judge the centre of the plate by eye, measure it; or again, some cake stand fittings come with a template.

Sadly, despite your best efforts, some plates will crack during the process, so don’t use anything you couldn’t bear to loose.

Here are some I made earlier:

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Selection of 3-tiered cake stands
Wedding Colour Scheme

Wedding Colour Scheme

Have you got a colour scheme or theme for your wedding or special event?  If so, let us know, and we will see if we can match our china with it.  It isn’t always possible, particularly for a large booking, or a more unusual colour scheme, but we will try and help you as much as possible.  Cups and saucers can be matched, or mis-matched, whichever you prefer; or we can go for a whole variety of colours!

Here the theme is pink flowers:

Vintage pink patterned sandwich plates

Whereas  this was for mixed blues and yellows:

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Selection of blue and yellow teaplates

And this selection was for green tones:

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Selection of Paragon and Queen Anna China in greens

If you have something specific in mind, get in touch to see if we can help.  We are also happy to source items for you if we don’t have them in stock.

Summer at last!

Summer at last!

If the recent good weather has brought thoughts of garden parties and picnics; you are not alone!  Whether you would like to entertain 2 or 102, we can provide all the china you need…

Alternative use for Vintage China

Alternative use for Vintage China

Mostly the china we hire out is used for lovely afternoon teas as you might expect; but vintage china also looks beautiful holding flower arrangements for your tables.

Potty about Teapots and Coffeepots!

Potty about Teapots and Coffeepots!

Tea and coffeepots are an essential part of an afternoon tea, and we have quite a selection here available for hire.  Here are some you might like:

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Pink teapot, with molded daffodils.
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Pansy pattern coffee pot – can be hired with 4 matching trios.
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Individual teapot
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Teapot with feet!
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Baby pink and gold Tuscan China coffeepot
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Aqua and gold teapot

Let us know if you would like to hire anything here for your event.