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Vintage China, Afternoon Tea and Wine - What Better Way to Spend a Saturday Afternoon!!

Table filled with 3 tier cake stands
Beautiful and Delicious Afternoon Tea

Vintage china brings people together and on this occasion what better way to spend an afternoon- vintage china, afternoon tea, wine and lovely people. The delemour was which china to select!!

The afternoon started with the elegance of canapés served from stunning Royal Doulton 'Richelieu' cream and gold plates, it's beauty perfect to introduce to get every one talking, with the expectation and excitement of what was to come.

A Royal Doulton Richelieu plate serving canapés

At the centre of the afternoon was tasting and learning about five fab wines to serve with Afternoon Tea, through fun, chat, eating and of course drinking. So the china had to be light, breezy and with a softness. I decided to opt for just two styles and two colours, a soft marshmallow pink and yellow, accompanied by predominantly white 8" plates to give that lift and emphasis the colours.

Soft Pink Teacup and Saucer
Sutherland Lemon teacup and saucer

To keep the softness I decided to opt for a set of ditsy rose 3 tier cake stands - pretty, simple and totally lovely.

All of the ditsy rose 3 tier cake stands were filled by the incredibly delicious afternoon tea catering made by Wild Flour.


On brown

Smoked salmon and Cream Cheese

Egg Mayonnaise and cress


On white

Ham and wholegrain mustard

Roast beef and Horseradiah


Mini sausage rolls

Scones (clotted cream and jam served from beautiful cut glass dishes with a gorgeous serving spoon)


Triple chocolate millionaire brownie

Sticky toffee cake with toffee butter cream and sticky toffee Drizzle

Raspberry and lemon cream shortbread sandwich


With a combination of beautiful vintage china, stunning cutlery, exquisite wine glasses and amazing food, the guests had a fabulous afternoon.

Our next event, A Festive Afternoon Tea with Wine Pairings is on Saturday 25th November 2023. FULLY BOOKED.

Future events are being planned for the Spring of 2024.

To find out about the wines served with the Afternoon Tea click on this link:


Products Used

Teacups, saucers and tea plates

Harlequin yellow with delicate flowers - brand: Sutherland

Harlequin baby pink - brand:

8" Plates

Royal Albert Tranquility

Ditsy Rose (no particular brand)

3 Tier Cake Stand

Ditsy Rose

Dinner Plate (canapés)

Royal Doulton Richelieu

All the cutlery is silver plated.

Canape, Teacups and 8"Plates

Teacups, Saucers and Tea Plates


3 tier cake stand used


If you are interested in finding out about The Vintage Tea Service and hiring for your event, please do get in contact, I'd love to hear from you.

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