In addition to the beautiful vintage china we have available to hire, we also have lots of lovely extras to make your event extra special. Get in touch if we can help with:
Mother’s Day will soon be here, Sunday 26th March this year. If your lovely Mum deserves spoiling (tip: she does!), why not hire some vintage china and treat her to an afternoon tea? We can supply all the china and cutlery you need, even vases and vintage tablecloths. China delivered and collected free within 20 miles of Horncastle, Lincs and there is no need to wash up afterwards. All you need do is supply the food; and the Mum!
We’ve had quite a lot of new items in for hire recently. Here are some now available:
If you have been considering hiring vintage china for a special event; but are not sure how it would look, how about seeing it in action? This Saturday, 1st October 2016, we are hosting a Macmillan coffee morning, Mad Hatter style! Drinks and yummy homemade cakes served on vintage china, in aid of MacMillan.
So if you are near Minting Village Hall, Bricken Field Lane, Minting LN9 5SB, between 10.30 am- 2.30pm; do come along, everyone welcome!
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 …
baby blue …
Perhaps minty greens ..
or maybe multi-coloured ..
Do get in touch to discuss your requirements, via the contact page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Facebook page.
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.
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!
I don’t think there is anything nicer than displaying your cake, or afternoon tea on a pretty, vintage cake stand:
And we have a good selection here at Ticklepenny Teacups, from one tier glass or China pedestal stands,
To 2 and 3 tier vintage china ones:
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: