Sutherland pink teacup and saucer

All About Me

Hello, I'm Sarah, the creator and owner of The Vintage Tea Service, my wonderful boutique vintage china hire business.  I thought I'd let you know a little about myself and how The Vintage Tea Service came into existence.

I'm a full-time secondary school teacher by trade, working in Cheshire, but I'm a South Coast girl at heart, lover of the sea, coming from Fareham in Hampshire, I did my degree up here, went home afterwards, worked at Southampton Technical College (as it was then) and then found myself here in Cheshire, and I've been here ever since.  I took some time off a few years ago to take part in The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, which was an incredible challenge, it completely changed my outlook on life. And so I decided to start up a business, I quit my perfectly good job to do supply teaching four days a week, so that I could work on the business one day a week.  Unfortunately I decided to do all of this, (unbeknown to me) just before the start of the pandemic.  The agency didn't furlough me and as a consequence the funds I had set aside to get the business going then had to fund me through 9 months of no income.  I had to then go back into full-time teaching and forget about that business idea.

So how did I get into vintage china, well unbelievably one Saturday evening it just popped into my head, "I'm going to hire out vintage china."  And here we are,  I love china and I love pretty things and also love 'nostalgia', so I put the three together and that's how The Vintage Tea Service came into existence.  From a very early age I've had any eye for gorgeousness and vintage china has become my retail therapy, I can't help myself!!!

I really hope you enjoy browsing around this website, I'm constantly trying to improve and develop it and to keep it looking fresh.  I would absolutely love it if you choose to use The Vintage Tea Service to supply the china and accessories for your events. Why, because you'll get a great bespoke service, and fabulous vintage china, which you can choose (if you want to). 

 

If you want to find out a little more why The Vintage Tea Service could be the provider for you, or you want to find out more about how it works click here.  

If you have any questions or just want to find out a little more about hiring from The Vintage Tea Service, please do get in contact with me, I'm generally really quick at replying, unless I'm in class teaching!!  

Sarah

Owner of The Vintage Tea Service

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The Vintage Tea Service is about providing beautiful vintage china to give your event the wow factor

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Arriving in London.There's me looking directly at the camera

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 15/16.  LMAX Exchange leaving New York

Leaving New York

New York Image Courtesy of:  Clipper Round the World Yacht Race