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!

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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
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.

Cake stand construction

Cake stand construction

Cake stands are tricky things to get right.   The tiered ones can be 2 or 3 tiers high, and constructing them means juggling appropriate sizes and colours to get them to look good, balance and most importantly, hold enough cake!

This morning I have been mixing and matching a few; I try and match your colour scheme or theme if I possibly can. Let me know if that is something you’d like.

Vintage china in action..

Vintage china in action..

Rather than just show you some new pieces of china today, I thought I’d demonstrate how the china actually looks when it’s hired out and at an event in use.image

Daffodil themed china for Spring.

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Green-toned china for St Patrick’s Day

 

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Full cake stands for an Easter event.

If you have a theme or idea for your special day, let us know and we will see what can be done.  Cake stands dismantle and can be re-assembled using different colours and patterns to suit your colour scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newly engaged?

Newly engaged?

If you have recently become engaged, congratulations!  You are bound to be bombarded by questions about your plans, and have probably begun to spend hours trawling the internet for inspiration, or to source your ideas.  Boy is there a lot of information and advice out there; the latest trends, celebrity weddings, diy ideas, budget planning, ways to save, ways to impress – you name it, there is a wedding related article on it

I am not going to add to the mix, except to say, that if you are looking for vintage china hire in Lincolnshire, have a look at the photos in the gallery.  If you like what you see, contact me – no obligation, and see if I can be of help on your special day.

Heart-shaped teaplate
Pretty little heart-shaped plate
Vintage tins for flower arrangements

Vintage tins for flower arrangements

imageFlowers don’t need to be displayed in glass or china vases. We have a selection of vintage tins which are ideal for small table arrangements.