Summer Garden Parties

Summer Garden Parties

Now that summer seems to have arrived, perhaps you are thinking of entertaining friends and family at a garden party?

 

If you need vintage china, cutlery, tablecloths; or some cake itself – including the gorgeous Pimms Cake; get in touch.  We cover the whole of Lincolnshire and even do the washing up!

Exciting News – we can now provide cake too!

Exciting News – we can now provide cake too!

Exciting developments here!  From June 2017, we shall be offering mobile afternoon teas, alongside the china hire option!

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A simple afternoon tea setting

You will still be able to just hire our beautiful vintage china, but if you would like the complete service, including gorgeous homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches; we will freshly prepare them and deliver to your door, either with or without the china.  So now, you don’t have to prepare the food, and if you hire the china, we still do the washing up!

So if you were thinking about a garden party, or an afternoon tea in this lovely summer weather; but your plates looked like this:

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…. we can help!

Further details to follow, but please get in touch if you would like more information at ticklepennyteacups@gmail.com, or fill in the contact form.

Vintage Hen Parties in Lincolnshire

Vintage Hen Parties in Lincolnshire

Are you planning a hen party in Lincolnshire with a vintage, or afternoon tea theme?  Perhaps you’d prefer your cocktails out of bone china vintage teacups?  If so, we can help!  We can supply all the vintage china and glassware you’ll need, and all the little extras right down to pretty paper straws and vintage tablecloths.  We will deliver and collect from your venue and even do all the washing up afterwards. You can supply the food, or we can help you with that too, so that you can enjoy a perfect day, hassle-free.

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Forget-me-not china
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Gorgeous turquoise and pinks
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Pretty gold patterned sundae dishes
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Yummy macarons and strawberries!

If this is the kind of hen party you are interested in; get in touch and we can discuss how we can help make the day extra special!  We can also help with props and little extras if Alice is more your thing:

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Little Extras ….

Little Extras ….

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:

 

 

Don’t Forget Mother’s Day!

Don’t Forget Mother’s Day!

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!

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Can’t beat an afternoon tea with clotted cream, jam and scones!

 

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A simple afternoon tea setting
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Or does Alice in Wonderland suit her better?
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.

 

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,

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Collection of one tier glass pedestal cake stands.

To 2 and 3 tier vintage china ones:

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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