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?
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!
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.

 

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party?

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party?

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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

If you are thinking of a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party as a theme for your Hen Night, Wedding reception, Baby Shower or birthday party; we can help!  Not only can we supply mis-matched china cups, saucers, plates, cake stands, jugs, teapots and vintage embroidered tablecloths; we also have a multitude of extras such as pretty glasses, brightly coloured paper straws and themed props like old-fashioned keys, playing cards and ‘drink me’ bottles available.

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Alice in Wonderland party

Contact us for details of our great party packages, to make savings on the costs of hiring items individually.  Remember – it’s always time for tea and afterwards we will even do the washing up!

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,

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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