Planning your wedding table settings

Planning your wedding table settings

Are your tables big enough?

If you are serving an afternoon tea at your event, depending on how much china  you order, you may need to think carefully about space.

Let me show you a very vintage photo to illustrate:

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This is my grandparents wedding breakfast in August 1945. I absolutely love the photo, and inherited my love of china and afternoon tea from my Nanna; but you may notice the amount of items in the table! And this was during rationing, when food was scarce; how much more might you want to put on your tables today?

I am very happy to meet up with you during the booking process, with some of the china so that you can get an idea of how a place setting will look and work out if you will have space to do what you want to. That way, if there is not going to be room, we can consider other options, such as a serving table which guests select food from, rather than load everything on the individual tables. In addition, you can get to see the china for yourself, and also judge whether the food you are intending to serve will fit!

If you’d like a free, no obligation meeting to discuss this; do get in touch by email or phone and I’m happy to arrange it. You can also borrow a cake stand if you’d like to show it to your caterers if that helps with your decision making.   Alternatively, as we now provide homemade afternoon teas; you can book to sample our wares to see if you would like us to provide the china and the afternoon tea!

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DIY Wedding in Lincolnshire? We can help!

DIY Wedding in Lincolnshire? We can help!

Are you planning a DIY wedding in Lincolnshire; at a venue with no china such as a barn or marquee, or one with a strange collection of items that don’t fit your needs?  Why not hire some of  our vintage china collection for your special day?  Whether you’d like cake stands for individual afternoon teas; just cups and saucers for a refreshing drink for your guests, or a creative way to serve dessert; or a bit of everything including teapots, jugs and sugar bowls, we can help.   We deliver and collect the china to you or you venue and do all the washing up afterwards.  We can also help set everything out at your venue if you are short of time or helpers; or just so that you can spend more of your time enjoying the day itself.

 

If afternoon tea for your your guests is on the menu, we can also provide delicious homemade treats.  Do get in touch if you would like more information.

Mobile afternoon teas for weddings
Afternoon tea – coffee and walnut cake and scones and jam
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 provide you with a gorgeous homemade afternoon tea 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!
Homemade Pimms Victoria sponge for afternoon tea
Pimms Cake, with fresh cream and fruit

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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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.

 

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.