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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How much china do I need for an afternoon tea?

How much china do I need for an afternoon tea?

Are you planning an afternoon tea for a party or special event, but not sure what items you need for it?  A lot depends on exactly what food you want to serve, but it might help to consider an afternoon tea china package.

You can hire our vintage cups, saucers, teaplates, cutlery, two teapots or coffee pots, 2 milk jugs and sugar bowls, 2 cake stands and a cake slice for 10 guests for just £30:

China hire package
Vintage afternoon tea package

Extra items can be added if you have more guests; or are planning on eating more cake!

If you would prefer the whole afternoon tea to be delivered to you, we also have a choice of catering packages, providing delicious homemade cakes, scones and savouries, either with or without the vintage china.

Coffee and walnut cake
Coffee and walnut cake with Italian buttercream
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
Sneak preview – cakes for afternoon tea!

Sneak preview – cakes for afternoon tea!

Now that Ticklepenny Teacups is also able to offer the food for your afternoon teas; with or without the vintage china; we thought we’d give you a sneak preview of a couple of the types of large cakes that we make and can provide you with.

These are Victoria sponges, with jam, fresh cream and fresh fruit:

As as you can see, there are different choices of shape, size and fruit, although they are all delicious!  Of course, there is still our popular Pimms Cake for summer parties too; which inches the fruit from a Pimms drink, orange cream and the cake is drizzled in Pimms syrup.  Yum!

Homemade Pimms Victoria sponge for afternoon tea
Pimms Cake, with fresh cream and fruit

We shall be uploading more pictures shortly; as there are many other flavours of cake available – chocolate, lemon drizzle, coffee, carrot and gluten free options to name a few, but if this has tempted you; please get in touch for more information.  If you would like to host an afternoon tea in Lincolnshire, but without having to bake or wash up; we’d be happy to help.

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!

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?