Keeping It Classy...Bridgerton High Tea
Looking for an elegant upscale wedding shower option? How about a tea party? Surprise your guests with a high tea complete with tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, sweets, and English teas.
In the photo collection above is a sampling of our rentals for a classy tea party. Mismatched vintage flatware, vintage pocket watches, Percy rabbit, an ornate serving tray, red stemware, gold encrusted champagne coupe, crystal trifle bowl, stack of vintage suitcases, the Bold and Beautiful China collection, cranberry and clear goblet, and tea tins.
Tea Time with Your Besties
To be honest, I wanted to do a little research on just how the Brits do teatime.
Dress is formal attire, but no need to extend your pinkie finger. That is not a thing.
Recipe for Clotted Cream
You will need:
3 oz. softened cream cheese
3 T. sugar
1 C. whipping cream
1. Cream the cheese, sugar together.
2. Slowly add the whipping cream until a stiff peak forms.
3. Chill before serving.
English Breakfast, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Chamomile, and Sri Lanka Black
What to Serve on a Three-tiered Stand
Tea sandwiches, such as cucumber sandwich, egg salad sandwich, and smoked salmon and dill sandwich, are served on the lower tier of the three tiered stand. The middle tier is scones, breads and pastries served with clotted cream and jam. The clotted cream goes under the jam on your scone. And the top tier is for sweets, such as macarons, petit fours, and madeleines.
Tea Party Rentals
We have over 900 vintage mismatched teacups and saucers that create such an elegant table. You can choose from our Blue and White teacup collection, the Bold and Beautiful collection or the Elegant Floral collection. And don't forget our tea pots and tea carts.
Using our three-tiered China servers for each party of two to four guests at the table is the perfect way to serve your guests. And these servers look so lovely down the center of a long table. Tea sandwiches, also referred to as finger sandwiches, are just that...eaten with your fingers. Clotted cream and jam for your scone or biscuit can be served in our vintage glass serving pieces.
Need demitasse spoons? We have them.
Impress your guests with a tea cart too.
Tea Party Collections...
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Dish and Decor Vintage Rental is located in Crystal Lake.We deliver to Greater Chicago, Rockford, Naperville, Winnetka, Highland Park, Plainfield, Lake Geneva, Kenosha and surrounding areas.
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Let's get the gang together and reminisce...
Let's do this thing...
Who doesn't have a sweet tooth? Candies, cupcakes, sorbet, ice cream, cakes, mini bundts, chocolate fountain, fondue, bars, decorated cookies, and macarons. So pretty and yummy! Treat your guests to a delicious display of sugary goodness. A creative sweet display must be pleasing to the eye, so you need height and variety. Depending on your style or theme, you may use crates or suitcases as risers. Or you may opt for cake stands, tiered stands with mint trays. When you make your appointment for a free consultation, we will actually lay out the pieces for your specific display, which I will photograph. The photo will be included with your packing list, so on your special day the set up will be stress free. You just follow the layout photo. Our cake stands can be delivered to Rockford, Chicago, Lake Geneva, and most any city in Northern Illinois.
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Rental party tableware's latest trends.
Call it what you will...couples are loving these looks. This past year, many couples have had to forego the indoor wedding for micro weddings or backyard weddings. Now they are ready to PARTY. Couples are thinking outside of the box. Many are opting for more natural and nontraditional festive celebrations. Here are a few of the trends couples are embracing.
Focus is on the earth's bounty. An elaborate grazing station in lieu of the traditional passed appetizers is a trend this year. Charcuterie boards at each table for a minimony. Local farm produce providing downhome goodness and freshness. An olive bar. A pretzel bar. Creative sweet tables. Food trucks of all kinds. Beverage camper. Food as an experience and arranged for its beauty. Something guests will be surprised by, thoroughly enjoy and remember. Couples are serving my salad/bread plates stacked in one of my suitcases, crates or vintage metal lunchbox. Let the grazing begin! Caterers are requesting my salad/bread plates and wheat clear glass plates for grazing stations and small plates events.
Be sure to read my LinkedIn article "We Work With Caterers."
An Ode to Nature
The crisp white scalloped set looks AMAZING mixed with my blue and white mismatched salad plates or with pink depression glass salad plates. The scalloped edge adds a bit of whimsy to the table. This dinnerware set can be dressed up with festive colored stemmed goblets and linens. Perfect for a wedding, but also a special addition to a shower or birthday party.
Serve your guests the benefits of water by placing a vintage glass water pitcher or carafe on each table because water...
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