Saturday, 4 February 2012

My Favourite Things - A 'Tea with Ruby' guest blog

This morning I am delighted to say that the lovely Jane from Tea with Ruby, who specialise in Vintage Styling and China Hire, is our guest blogger this week. As part of my regular 'Favourite Things' feature, I asked  Jane if she could photograph one of her most precious vintage items and tell me why this item holds a place in her heart.  

This is her story ...

"This little pretty teacup was the first teacup I bought. Unbeknown to me that it would be the catalyst into me starting a business built around pretty teacups. 

I found it hidden behind lots of other bits and bobs in an antique barn in Snape Maltings, Suffolk whilst holidaying in a little cottage near the sea at Aldeburgh.  That year was the summer England seemed to sink under all the floods apart from the week we went to Suffolk.  My little girl Ruby was 2 and loved every minute of being near the sea, we had to go say hello to the beach on a morning and wave goodnight before bed.  It was such a magical holiday and the little Royal Crown Derby teacup is a treasured keep sake that evokes precious memories."

Tea with Ruby have an ever-growing collection of vintage teacups, saucers, plates, milk jugs, sugar bowls, teapots, cake stands and table cloths which they can share with you to make your event utterly beautiful.

Each piece is individual but if you would like anything specific please let Jane know and she will see what she can do as she is always finding new things.  Along with the hiring of vintage china, Tea with Ruby can style your event too, arranging your tables and laying them up to perfection.  Prices are available on application, as each occasion is unique.  Contact Jane for more information on

My thanks to Jane for her contribution - if you would like to tell your vintage 'Favourite Things' story, then please get in touch.


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