It’s Afternoon Tea Week – Here’s my favourite vintage tea sets and cake stands

I am so very happy it is Afternoon Tea Week!  I just adore all things vintage as you know but I also adore vintage tea cups and vintage cake stands.  So having the opportunity to show off my favourites on the week that is Afternoon Tea Week is just perfect.

When I am having friends over I like to be a bit more creative with Afternoon Tea, I love bringing out a selection of different tea cups and saucers ranging from 1920s to the 1970s.  I also have a beautiful vintage linen tablecloth that I use for the table setting and of course some shabby chic bunting.  I finish the look off with an array of handmade vintage cake stands.

I don’t just use my vintage tea sets and vintage cake stands for special ocassions with friends – oh no I use them on a daily basis. Gandhi said “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” Which is why I often take a break and sit down with my cup of tea in my vintage tea cup and contemplate.  It helps keep me grounded and it helps me refocus.

I hope the following vintage tea cups and vintage cake stands will give you some inspiration for Afternoon Tea Week and beyond!


Royal Albert Tea set

This has to be my favourite, Royal Albert Old Country Roses, it just oozes vintage charm.


Vintage tea set

Richmond Rose is another beautiful tea set, how sweet is this little cup?


Vintage Cake stand 2

You can’t have an afternoon tea without a cake stand!  This one is Tuscan Windswept design with beautiful leaves adorning the plates.


Vintage Cake stand

Another handmade cake stand, this time I painted the cake stand fittings yellow to match the yellow roses on the plates. This adds another splash of colour and uniqueness to your own cake stands and makes them personal to you.

You can see my full range of vintage cake stands and vintage tea cups and china in my Etsy shop.


Vintage Royal Albert Old Country Roses Bone China Trio Tea Set. Ideal for a Vintage Tea Party or Afternoon Tea

To help you along with your afternoon tea or to host a vintage themed tea party (which I have talked about here). In my Etsy shop you will find this very delicate English bone china tea cup trio, cup, saucer and side plate. It is produced by Royal Albert and is the famous Old Country Roses pattern. The set features gold accents.

A little bit of background…
Launched in 1962, Old Country Roses was based on an older Royal Albert Pattern called Kings Ransom and continues to be one of the best selling fine bone china patterns in the world.

Such a beautiful piece .No wonder it was my grandmother’s favourite 🙂

Royal Albert Tea set Royal Albert Tea set

The details…
Royal Albert, Old Country Roses pattern Bone China Made in England backstamp, Original 1962 – 1973

Cup measures 7cm high and 9cm diameter approx.

Saucer 14cm approx.

Side Plate 16cm approx.

Excellent vintage condition, NO cracks, chips, crazing, or repairs and little to no visible wear.

To purchase this necklace visit my shop here.