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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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:

 

 

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.

Newly engaged?

Newly engaged?

If you have recently become engaged, congratulations!  You are bound to be bombarded by questions about your plans, and have probably begun to spend hours trawling the internet for inspiration, or to source your ideas.  Boy is there a lot of information and advice out there; the latest trends, celebrity weddings, diy ideas, budget planning, ways to save, ways to impress – you name it, there is a wedding related article on it

I am not going to add to the mix, except to say, that if you are looking for vintage china hire in Lincolnshire, have a look at the photos in the gallery.  If you like what you see, contact me – no obligation, and see if I can be of help on your special day.

Heart-shaped teaplate
Pretty little heart-shaped plate
Vintage Golds …

Vintage Golds …

Recently, a lot of gold tones have been arriving..

2  gold and cream Hammersley teaplates and a Paragon sugar bowl
2 gold and cream Hammersley teaplates and a Paragon sugar bowl
Colclough gold and white trios.
Colclough gold and white trios.
Small Crown Devon cream jug with gorgeous gold interior.
Small Crown Devon cream jug with gorgeous gold interior.
Gold coloured Royal Winton china - would look lovely with a proper flower arrangement!
Gold coloured Royal Winton china – would look lovely with a proper flower arrangement!

All of these are available to hire, along with a number of other gold-toned items to match your theme.

Think Pink – new vintage china for hire..

Think Pink – new vintage china for hire..

Recently, pink pieces have been turning up..

Pretty pink carnation-patterned cake plate, with gilt edging.
Pretty pink carnation-patterned cake plate, with gilt edging.
Royal Vale pink polka dot sugar bowl and milk jug.
Royal Vale pink polka dot sugar bowl and milk jug.

Or, if green and pink is more your thing…

Pretty green and pink trio.
Pretty green and pink trio.