Sunday, 31 August 2008

Vintage Crockery


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Returned from our trip to see the wedding venue and catching up with old friends with a local wedding magazine. I had picked it up earlier in the weekend with a thought that it might provide some useful local contacts and I am glad that I did, for in it I found these beautiful vintage crockery photographs and the company, The English Tea Party, which hires them.

A quick peek at the website and the idea is settling in my mind: vintage country crockery to be mixed in with the more modern classic crockery we were thinking of hiring. The prices are similar. Or, I could spend the next year collecting vintage crockery at fairs, fetes, charity shops and eBay and do it myself. Sorry, that should be the next 9 months - time is running by at an alarming speed.
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Don't the patterns just look so pretty together? A real mish-mash of colours and styles but somehow so gorgeous. I will obviously have to check with my boy though: he likes our Tiffany blue vintage crockery that we use everyday but he might not be so keen on vintage floral on the day. I do so hope he likes the idea though.
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5 comments:

admingirl said...

I love that crockery. What a fantastic idea, and very traditionally British.

By the way I also love your peacock-y colour palette from your other post; they are also some of my favourite colours. Very similar to the feature walls in our spare bedrooms!

Peonies and Polaroids said...

I wanted to do this but it was just out of our budget. I hadn't heard of this company, I found a couple of others but they weren't as good. Maybe if I had we could have stretched the budget just that little bit further!

Rachel said...

Thanks Admingirl. Your spare room sounds fab if those are its colours!

Peonies - I hope that it isn't out of our budget either as now I have seen them I just don't want to hire plain crockery...

Lizzy said...

I think you might be getting married on the same day as me - mid June?

Lovely crockery, that would look amazing.

It's astounding how many beautiful things there are to spend your money on isn't it. I'm now thinking that we could do a picnic with our close friends the next day and hire those lovely hampers and rugs.

Good find!

Rachel said...

Thanks Lizzy, yes, it's amazing how quickly one could spend a lot of money on a wedding.

we are getting married mid-June. I am so pleased that people like the crockery idea. And even better so does M.

Do you have a blog? I could not follow the link by your name...