Pretty Vintage Crockery and Accessories Hire

Make your special occasion resplendent with vintage crockery hire. We have everything beautiful and vintage that you could possibly imagine including crockery, picnic blankets, deck chairs and outdoor vintage games. Visit for further details.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Thursday, 1 March 2012

See what I mean.

I can't actually sew but just take a peek inside this beautiful box. Full of treasure!

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Lace wine bottle label.

It's been a ages since I looked at my poor neglected blog and I thought it was high time I paid it some attention. I saw such a lovely idea in some wedding photos the other day. A couple had removed the label from a wine bottle and replace it with a piece of beautiful lace. Very simple and yet it looked so elegant. I'm going to try it now and I'll post a pic. x

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Finding the right Vintage Crockery Hire company.

When it comes to Vintage Crockery Hire there are a number of aspects to consider. I have lots of customers who come to me having collected lovely pieces themselves and so they only require top up items. It is fun to hunt the car boots and flea markets for your own vintage treasures, but I know from experience that it can be hard work too. Therefore a vintage crockery hire company is definitely the way to take the strain out of finding 120 matching cups and saucers in excellent condition or 30 teapots that aren’t stained , crazed or cracked.

Websites are a great way to gage a companies style and taste as they are your visual shop window. If you don’t like 60’s crockery (which personally I don’t) then keep your eyes out in the gallery images for pieces that suit your palette. The chances are if they have a style of crockery pictured in the gallery then you’re likely to get a good proportion of it in your order. Also be aware that most vintage china hire companies can’t usually guarantee to stick to a colour theme. The nature of vintage china for hire is that it’s usually fairly eclectic and unless a company has an enormous stock they probably won’t be able to supply you with just pink and turquoise cups for example. It can be useful to try and make an appointment to view examples of the sort of thing you may receive in an order. We happily do this at Pretty Vintage, and it’s lovely to meet potential customers in person. It also gives us a chance to show clients ideas and items that they may no have previously considered.

My final point is that it is terribly easy to set up a vintage crockery hire company. All you need is some time to trawl the car boots and a bit of spare cash. However, be warned, this doesn’t necessarily make for a successful hire company. An eye for beautiful detail and an ability to see how pieces in the collection hang together as a whole is essential. A vintage crockery hire company supplying a customer with random crockery because it’s over 30 years old is not going to make your wedding day perfection. Look carefully at the company and what they offer. If the photography looks exquisite then it’s likely the crockery will be of a high standard, and the person that chooses it has some style and creativity. It also may be that you have to spend a little more, but if the company is worth their salt then you get what you pay for.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

My Wedding Cake

I just found this photo of my wedding cake and I had forgotten how much I loved it. It was a bit of struggle to get the lady who made it not to cover it in the usual wedding nonsense. After a number of conversations she finally understood that I just wanted tiny dots and some simple piping.
We actually forgot to cut the cake on our wedding day as we were having such a great time. I cried about it on our honeymoon. Weddings do send us all around the twist just a tiny bit.
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Saturday, 22 October 2011

Cup and Saucer Place Setting Idea

Cream lace, fabric doily, elegant china, macarons, ribbon and topped with a fresh blossom. Exquisite.
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