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
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.

 

Wedding Colour Scheme

Wedding Colour Scheme

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:

Vintage pink patterned sandwich plates

Whereas  this was for mixed blues and yellows:

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Selection of blue and yellow teaplates

And this selection was for green tones:

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Selection of Paragon and Queen Anna China in greens

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.

Summer at last!

Summer at last!

If the recent good weather has brought thoughts of garden parties and picnics; you are not alone!  Whether you would like to entertain 2 or 102, we can provide all the china you need…