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:



Recent additions

Recent additions

We’ve had quite a lot of new items in for hire recently.  Here are some now available:

Gold and cream Sadler swirl teapot
Pretty yellow and gold trios
Gorgeous sugar bowl
Blue and white Sadler teapot
Orange blossom bridal posy pattern
Playing card cups and saucers!
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:

Afternoon tea

And we have a good selection here at Ticklepenny Teacups, from one tier glass or China pedestal stands,

Glass cake stands
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:

Selection of 3-tiered cake stands
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:

Selection of blue and yellow teaplates

And this selection was for green tones:

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…

Potty about Teapots and Coffeepots!

Potty about Teapots and Coffeepots!

Tea and coffeepots are an essential part of an afternoon tea, and we have quite a selection here available for hire.  Here are some you might like:

Pink teapot, with molded daffodils.
Pansy pattern coffee pot – can be hired with 4 matching trios.
Individual teapot
Teapot with feet!
Baby pink and gold Tuscan China coffeepot
Aqua and gold teapot

Let us know if you would like to hire anything here for your event.

Newly arrived vintage china for hire ….

Newly arrived vintage china for hire ….

We are always adding to our stock of vintage china, so that we are able to offer more choice for your special event.  Here is a small selection of what’s new in:

Green and pink mismatched china
Pretty pinks and greens for mismatching.
Vintage china serving dishes
Forget-me-not patterned serving dishes.
Vintage blue and white china
Blue and white china serving platters
Small vintage tablecloth embroidered with spring flowers
Beautiful embroidered vintage tablecloth
Green and gold vintage china
Green and gold Stanley China teaset, with pink and yellow roses.


We would love to here from you if there is something special you need for your event.