Friday, June 20, 2014

Creating a Pink, Green and Gold Mismatched Vintage Tea Set with Cake Stand

We've been collecting together some of our prettiest china finds and taken a selection to show you how easy it is to create your own beautiful mismatched tea set from our vintage teacups. To create the perfect setting for an afternoon tea party we've chosen a pink and green vintage florals theme with lots of lavish gold. 

The Staffordshire Potteries made exquisite bone china teacups and we think these are particularly pretty. We've taken an exceptionally fine Paragon Rose Damask, a Salisbury pink rose and gold, a Queen Anne Gainsborough, Adderley, Elizabethan lily of the valley and Tuscan green floral tea trio. Each trio has a matching teacup, saucer and tea plate. 

Why have just one pattern when you can enjoy them all? The complementary pink and greens give the tea set a designed theme, but of course, if you want to have all mismatched colours and patterns that looks just as lovely. You can add more, or fewer if you wish, and you won't have to worry too much if there is ever a breakage. No more fruitless searching for that elusive bygone pattern. Simply find another vintage teacup that will fit with your scheme. 

We've added a Tuscan cream and green floral cream jug and sugar bowl which matches with one of the teacups and a plate in the cake stand to give the set design continuity. 

We created this beautiful vintage cake stand from a green and gold Adderley cake plate, a Tuscan floral plate and a mismatched Royal Albert Lady Carlyle teacup and Salisbury pink and gold saucer.

Just add guests and serve your cupcakes and tea with a touch of vintage glamour!

We have lots of lovely teacups for you to choose from to mix and match. All of our vintage china was made in England in the Staffordshire Potteries. We spend a great deal of time searching for the best quality prettiest teacups so you're sure to find a pattern to fall in love with. 

To complete your tea set we stock vintage bone china teapots, cake plates and accessories too. This is a Royal Albert teapot in the classic Old Country Roses pattern.

The teacups featured in this tea set are all currently available to buy at Cake Stand Heaven whilst stocks last.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring 2014 Vintage China Tea Party

Celebrate Spring with a Tea Party

Start collecting your unique mismatched vintage china tea set today! We have a new selection of teacup trios, milk jugs and sugar bowls, teapots, cake stands and cake or sandwich plates to choose from.

Mismatched 5 Place Setting of Vintage Pink Theme China. One Each - Dinner, Salad, Tea Plates and a Teacup & Saucer.

We like this pink rose theme. All authentic vintage china and with each piece from a different manufacturer we can add both new and vintage china pieces to make our place setting as varied as we like.

Rose Chintz Dishes
These pretty Johnson Bros. dishes with a pink rose pattern are suitable for desserts, soup and cereals. Just £18 for a set of six.

We also have a matching teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl tea set available. 

These would make a lovely breakfast starter set. 
Rose Chinta Teapot, Milk Jug & Sugar Bowl Tea Set

A dainty way to hand round biscuits, sweets and little nibbles is on a hostess cake plate with a handle and comport base.

Hand Painted Vintage English China Hostess Cake or Biscuit Stand

A complete Tuscan vintage pink china tea set in the Windswept pattern.

Tuscan Vintage Pink Fine Bone China Windswept Pattern Complete Tea Set

Tuscan back stamp.

 Note the Made in England mark which will become a rarity in years to come. The famous Staffordshire fine china makers have all gone and even Wedgwood, Royal Albert, Minton and Royal Doulton have been made in Indonesia and China since 2009. If you have a piece of pretty, vintage, made in England china then you have a little bit of English cultural heritage. Although there were huge quantities of china goods made in the Staffordshire potteries, it was not limitless. Over time pieces get broken and sent abroad ensuring that authentic English vintage china will become rare and is already very collectible.

A teacup topped mismatched vintage china 3 tiered cake stand. Our teacup and teapot top cake stands are guaranteed to be a talking point at your afternoon tea parties.

Victorian Garden Gift Boxed China One Litre & 500mls Teapots

Maxwell & Williams Gift Boxed Teacups and Saucers

    We now have gorgeous new teapots in two sizes and with matching teacups and saucers from the Maxwell & Williams, William Kilburn Collection in stock. All beautifully packed in pretty gift boxes.
Pretty Teacup Top 3 Tiered Cake Stands

Yellow and Green Vintage China Teacup Trios

Decorate your afternoon tea table with pretty china and glassware. 

SOLD - Mismatched Vintage China Tea Set

If you are looking for vintage china which you have seen on our website and which is now sold you may be interested in the following information.
Vintage china sold by Cake Stand Heaven is just that – authentic  vintage.
The manufacturers either closed down or were taken over by another pottery years ago. Therefore the china is no longer in production and cannot be ordered.
We spend months searching antiques fairs UK wide to find beautiful china from bygone times and we never know what we will find.
As we only select the very best pieces to sell on it is a rare find indeed if we come across a full tea set with six teacups, saucers and tea plates, a milk jug and sugar bowl and a cake plate (21 pieces).  Most, in fact almost all tea sets were 21 pieces and did not include a teapot.
If you would like us to contact you should we find something that you are looking for then please email us at  so that we have your request and contact address on file. However, please note that as previously stated because vintage china is no longer in production we cannot say when or even if we will come across what you are looking for.

Dawn Chorus Blue

Dawn Chorus Pink

Little Dawn Chorus Portmeirion 2 tier cupcake cake stands. Ideal for children’s parties and modern tea tables.

Make the most of the sunshine and delight your guests by setting your afternoon tea party tables in elegant style. Lay a pretty table cloth and use beautiful china and glass. Fresh flowers are a must and look great in a jug or even a teapot. Provide napkins and polish up the cutlery and light some candles. Try cutting the crusts from bread slices and slice them into 3 equal 'fingers' - make double fillings by sandwiching 3 slices together.
Bake some cupcakes and serve them in pretty paper cases on a lovely cake stand.
Serve your guests 'Al Fresco' and enjoy!  


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