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  • Win a New Ribbon cake stand!

  • To enter. Finish the last line of our limerick.

  • There once was a lady called Pat.
  • Who always went out in a hat.
  • But one day she heard
  • From a cute little bird
  • .............................................
  • Use our contact form to send in the last line.
  • Competition ends February 28th at midnight.
  • All entries must be in by midnight 28.2.2020
  • Winner posted here on March 1st 2020
  • Winner will be contacted by email for address.
  • Prize is a new ribbon cake stand.
  • No cash alternative.

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Gift boxes now in stock


Would you like to win a vintage 3 tier cake stand of your choice up to the value of £50? Yes? Then just SHARE our Facebook page and you will be entered into our Draw. 

1. Scroll to the bottom of our home page on this website.

2. Click on the Facebook icon this will take you to our facebook page.

3. Click on the SHARE button underneath the main picture and add a comment.

Competition ends September 30th

Winner posted on facebook October 1st.

Winner picked at random.

Come Back soon for our October competition.

Come back often for Competitions, Discount Codes, Special Offers, News and Tips.

  •  To start us off we are giving you 10% discount on all tea sets and teapots for a limited time. Use code TEATIME in the discount code box at the checkout

  • Easter Competition. Find the Easter Bunny hidden in our of our china items.  Use our contact form to tell us where you found it. We will pick the winner at radnom
  • on April 7th and you may pick anything on our website as your prize up to the value of £25. Winner will be posted on Facebook (name only). 

  • We can supply wholesale vintage china for weddings, cafes, hotels and restaurants. Please contact us with your requirements if you do not see what you are looking for in our wholesale category.

  • Care of your vintage china.
  • It is recommended to wash you vintage china by hand. Prolonged exposure to a dish washer will remove the gilding.
  • Do not use wire cleaning pads, you can soak an item in warm soapy water if you need to remove a stubborn stain.
  • Do not stack tea cups inside each other as this can result in chips happening
  • You can clean a stained teapot with a weak solution of bleach or a steradent or dishwasher tablet in warm water works well. Fill the teapot and leave for a hour.

  • Over the years, lots of china has Royal Family connections. Some of the Companies had Royal in their name  and sometimes patterns were named after Royals. Below is a list of china with Royal connections.
  • Royal Albert (Company name)
  • Crown Staffordshire (Company name)
  • Edwardian (Company name)
  • Elizabethan (Company name)
  • Georgian (Company name)
  • Georgian Rose (Pattern name)
  • Kings Ransom (Pattern name)
  • Old Royal (Company name)
  • Queens (Company name)
  • Queen Charlotte (Company name)
  • Queen Elizabeth (Pattern name)
  • Regency (Company name)
  • Royal Burlington (Company name)
  • Royal Cauldon (Company name)
  • Royal Crown Derby (Company name)
  • Royal Doulton (Company name)
  • Royal Grafton (Company name)
  • Royal Kendal (Company name)
  • Royal Kent (Company name)
  • Royal Knight (Company name)
  • Royal Stafford (Company name)
  • Royal Standard (Company name)
  • Royal Stuart (Company name)
  • Royal Vale (Company name)
  • Royal Worcester (Company name)
  • Princess Anne (Pattern name)
  • Prince Edward Island (Pattern name)
  • Princess Marina (Pattern name)
  • Princess Series (Pattern name)
  • Queen Mary (Pattern name)
  • Queens Messenger (Pattern name)
  • Queens Mother (Pattern name)
  • Tudor Rose (Pattern name)
  • Victoriana Rose (Pattern name)
  • Windsor (Company name)

  • From January 2018 Royal Crown Derby are no longer date stamping their products.
  • Anything from Royal Crown Derby prior to January 2018 is easy to date but after this date is will be almost impossible to date accurately.

  • Some photo's of tea sets purchased by our customers.



This back stamp is on china made from 1962 to 1973.
Royal Albert Bone China England.

This back stamp is on china made from 1973 to 1993.
Now has the copyright logo and 1962 Royal Albert Ltd.

Also a back stamp from 1973 to 1993 similar to the one above but in a different formation.

Moving forward this back stamp is on china from 1993 to 2002
Note this back stamp now has the letter R .

This back stamp does not have Made in England on it and was made in Indonesia.

This back stamp is on china made in China.

Come back soon for more discount codes.
We now have tea trio gift boxes in stock. If you are giving a trio as a gift a pretty box will be perfect.