Shut the front door. I think I have found something that perfectly encapsulates everything that we are about here at Chouette Events.
Local: check. Adorable: check. Perfect for a cup of tea and yummy cake: CHECK.
Olde Crocks is a beautiful little business based in Worcester which hires out vintage china for all your special occasions. Birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers and hen dos – can you think of anything more elegant or exciting than a tea party served on cute crockery like this?
I love a spot of afternoon tea, and yes of course that has a lot to do with my obsession with cakes and pastries… but I also love the sense of occasion when we all gather around for a nibble and a natter and the table overflows with goodies! It’s sociable yet sophisticated, luscious yet light, but it absolutely has to look the part.
Stephanie has been collecting vintage bits and bobs for as long as she can remember, taking regular trips to antique shops and auction houses as a young girl. Like us, she appreciates the stories that they have to tell and the sense of nostalgia and wonderment that they bring.
Her recent foray into china pieces has created quite a collection, and she can now cater for up to 80 guests with her aptly themed packages (The Earl Grey, The Duke & Duchess and The Jubilee to name a few). Each charming china piece has been hand-selected and cared for affectionately, so every cup & saucer, every cake stand, every sugar bowl is in a lovely condition and has been given a new lease of life, taken down from the dusty shelves and ready to be re-used!
The cost of hire includes a three day period to allow for delivery and collection before/after your event, and you don’t even need to do the washing up! Stephanie takes care of it all, to keep everything safe and sparkling clean. She can even assist with the set-up for you, if you need a little extra help.
There is a something about serving tea from a traditional English teapot that is so sweet, it adds a special touch to any occasion. It can work wonderfully at weddings, if you are looking for something a little more informal but still with a sense of splendour on your big day.
So the next time you are thinking of hosting a get-together or a garden party, consider adding some Olde Crocks to your day to make it extra dainty and uber-adorable!