vintage crockery for hire

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I go to yard sales. I go to rummage sales and flea markets. I go to second hand stores. I see dishes. Beautiful antique dishes – going for a song. But I don’t buy them because I don’t own a China cabinet and my cupboards are already busting at the seams. But someone could do wonderful things with these lovely old dishes. Like rent them out for vintage weddings.

Maybe I don’t get out enough, but until a couple of days ago I had never heard of such a thing as a vintage crockery rental business. Judging by the number of vintage crockery rental businesses online, it looks like it’s a hot little trend in the U.K. Are there similar businesses here in North America? If so, I’d love to hear about them. If not, what are you waiting for ladies? What a fun and creative business idea!

U.K’s My Vintage Party, for instance, hires out vintage crockery, linens and accessories for vintage weddings and afternoon tea parties. Each piece is priced individually. London’s The Crockery Cupboard and The English Tea Party also offer a similar service.

But My Vintage Party offers something unique to go along with the crockery rental; a vintage caravan!

vintage wedding boler

vintage wedding trailer

vintage wedding trailer
I was so intriqued by this idea, I spent half an hour poring over My Vintage Party’s blog reading all about the origins of the travelling vintage caravan named Lola . Not only is Lola rented out for weddings, but My Vintage Party will bring Lola to your chosen location and serve you a splendid afternoon tea! What a marvelously unique idea. Who will be the first to bring this idea to North America? Hmmm… I wonder if Kijiji has any run-down sixties caravans for sale … :)
Top two photos: The Crockery Cupboard
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  1. Posted by Suzanne on November 19th, 2009 at 12:35am

    These vintage dishes are so lovely!
  2. Posted by Laura on November 20th, 2009 at 8:52am

    Thanks for mentioning my company on your blog! Pleased you like our vintage caravan, we love it too! If you want to use some of our professional photos let me know and i will send them over! They aren't on our website yet as its being updated.
    Laura x
  3. Posted by Christina on November 24th, 2009 at 11:15am

    I sooo love the caravan idea! I'm thinking a caravan would be the perfect playhouse for my girls:)
  4. Posted by Angela on November 28th, 2009 at 9:04pm

    What a great idea! So authentic.
  5. Posted by kate on December 8th, 2010 at 7:12pm

    Has this idea happened in the US yet? I sell a lot of vintage china to collectors in the States so I thought it may be a trend there too? Dare I also mention my own site? I've been collecting vintage crockery for years and launched a hire service this year in response to the many people who want to be different.

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