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:
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.
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:
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:
Whereas this was for mixed blues and yellows:
And this selection was for green tones:
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.
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:
Let us know if you would like to hire anything here for your event.
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.
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.
Daffodil themed china for Spring.
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.