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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Recent additions

Recent additions

We’ve had quite a lot of new items in for hire recently.  Here are some now available:

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Gold and cream Sadler swirl teapot
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Pretty yellow and gold trios
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Gorgeous sugar bowl
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Blue and white Sadler teapot
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Orange blossom bridal posy pattern
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Playing card cups and saucers!
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
Vintage cake stand selection

Vintage cake stand selection

If you are planning an event which includes serving a traditional afternoon tea, or a variety of gorgeous cakes; you will need to display your food to it’s best advantage.  This is where cake stands come in.  With varying heights and multiple tiers, they are more attractive on the eye than a whole lot of plates just laying flat on the table, and of course, where they are multi-tiered, save space!  They come in lots of different styles to fit in with your theme – here are a selection of ours:

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3 tier vintage china cake stands, one with ‘mad hatter’ style teacup top.
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2 tier vintage china cake stands, including mini one (right) for sweets, after dinner treats or a children’s party.
1920's style folding chrome cake stand.
Folding chrome 3 tier cake stand.
Glass cake stands
Collection of one tier glass pedestal cake stands.
Vintage Paragon Harry Wheatcroft Roses and Royal Vale china cake stand
2 tier vintage china cake stand, in green and white.

The china cake stands come in a selection of patterns, colours and styles and we can make them up for you to fit with your theme.

Merry Christmas, hope it’s a vintage one!

Merry Christmas, hope it’s a vintage one!

A very Happy Christmas

The Ticklepenny Christmas tree 2014!
The Ticklepenny Christmas tree 2014!

A few more extra items of vintage china have snuck into the house along with the Christmas shopping:

Vintage 2-tier Colclough cake stand
Vintage 2-tier Colclough cake stand
Mis-matched Paragon and Duchess sugar bowl and milk jug.
Mis-matched Paragon and Duchess sugar bowl and milk jug.
Very pretty Melba bone china and large cake knife
Very pretty Melba bone china and large cake knife