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:
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!
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.
Vintage Teacups for afternoon tea
Selection of 3 tiered cake stands
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.
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!
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.