Testimonials



I hired from Carol for my 60th Birthday Afternoon Tea Party. Excellent professional but friendly service from start to finish.

Alison Devoy - Northampton - October 2019
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A big thank you yet again for all your help on Sunday! everybody loved the day and we honestly could not of done it without you and the team.

Sandino Zeolla - Bletchley - September 2019
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The china you supplied for our wedding on the 15th August was beyond perfect. All delivered in plenty of time and collected efficiently and a lovely chat with the man collecting the china. A perfect service from the first enquiry - 5 stars!
Libby Buckton - Newport Pagnell - August 2019 ____________________________________________________________________ Good afternoon lovelies
Wow what can we say that we havenít already said.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Everyone had an absolute blast of an afternoon yesterday. In fact my phone hasnít stopped!
Your friendliness shone through along with your personality & unfounded professionalism and discreet attentiveness.
The display of china along with the delicious food was sublime.

It was just perfect!

Thank you for going beyond the call to deliver a first class experience even topping up the guests champagne flutes as well as serving the cake.

From the first phone call I knew Iíd made the right choice bringing you on board - a mirror image of my self - always giving.

Iíve just made the payment so go enjoy!!!!!

It looks like we are on for a celebratory 95th birthday gathering in November .. so Iíll be in touch with a date.

I think the B&R occupants would love a weekly celebration like we had yesterday with you ladies & Keith there.

Thank Keith for his kindness in helping Tim with Jim to move him to and from the venue. Lots of love forever xx

Roz & Tim
Steph & Ben
Audrey & Ron
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Platinum Wedding Anniversary (70th) Turvey - June 2019
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I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the fabulous service you provided for my birthday afternoon tea. The website was so easy to navigate and I was able to find what I wanted easily. The website photos were a real help too. 
All my guests loved the china and said how it made the day extra special. 
In addition, you made it easy for me to enjoy my day with your highly organised service, always answering my emails promptly and making the drop-off and collection effortless.
Thanks again and all the best. 

Annabelle - Northampton - May 2019  
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The party went really well and everyone thought your china gave it a great finishing touch to the Victorian Afternoon Tea. Thank you so much.

Anh - Woburn Abbey - June 2019
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Thank you Carol, your unique and beautiful china made the day special for my beautiful Mums 60th birthday. What a fantastic business and service you offer, you are so kind and helpful and fab at communicating with me throughout the whole time. 
Many thanks.

Katie Vyse - Northampton - April 2019
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Dear Carol - It was our sincere pleasure to receive your vintage china recently. We really appreciate your business and being part of our special day.
The little details that came together was just beautiful in every way and you met all our needs and expectations. We would be happy to consider you again in the future.
We just had the most fabulous day and thank you for that.

Anastasia de Souza - Harlow - March 2019  
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Thank you for hiring your china to us, it made the occasion very special.

Carol - Duston, Northampton - March 2019
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Thank you so much for all of the vintage china. It was perfect for the day and made it feel extra special! It was packaged great, delivered at a convenient time and all the extras were thought of. I'd definitely recommend you/use you again.

Kaysha - Little Learners, Northampton  - November 2018 
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Just wanted to say thankyou for making Lucyís afternoon hen party special. She had a lovely weekend and the tea party was the icing on the cake. (Pardon the pun! ☺️) The food was lovely and so much of it! Everyone was truly stuffed! 😁

Thankyou again, only three weeks on Friday until the wedding 👰, eek excited 😬 

 

Claire - Duston - September 2018

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Carol went above and beyond our expectations in being helpful, kind and brilliantly well equipped, for our wedding day. She was about the only 'service' I dealt with when organising everything who responded really quickly, always getting back to me with a solution and helping every step of the way. And the service was incredibly personal too; Carol had thought of all the bits I hadn't and helped us think through things to make life easier. And as for the price and range of items, I challenge you to find anybody better. Followed up later with this:

'We wanted to say a proper thank you on a more personal level, for being such lovely people to deal with, in addition to providing such a fabulous service. The whole day was absolutely perfect and we are so glad we found you to be a part of it too' 


Ian and Lee - Kings Sutton - July 2018

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I used Carol's service for my May Pottery and High Tea get together, part of my 50th birthday celebrations. Carol was very helpful and answered my queries promptly, in spite of being in another time zone (India)! The beautiful china really set off the tea. Drop off and pick up service was impeccable. Thank you so much.

Donna Kapaya - Milton Keynes - May 2018 
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Thank you Carol, your unique and beautiful china made the day special for our unique and beautiful girl. What a fantastic business and service you offer. ❤

Lianne Lewis - Milton Keynes, June 2018
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I can not thank Carol enough for her wonderful China and second to none customer care. She's extremely organized, patient & she went the extra mile to help us fit a whole lot of China in a small car. Unfortunately we were too busy to take nice pictures of the set up, but everyone at the baby shower loved the China. I would definitely recommend anyone to hire Carol's Vintage china. I look forward to hiring again.

Cynthia Hoyi - Bristol/Nottingham, May 2018
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Everything went so well on Sunday for our sons Christening. Our guests were so impressed with your beautiful vintage china and I fell in love with a number of items, especially the cake plates Thank you so much, I'm so very happy I hired from you and will highly recommend you to family and friends.

Nicci - Kimbolton, March 2018 
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What a fabulous day it was, thank you so much, you both worked so hard, yet again you pulled out all the stops, it looked and tasted amazing. 

Sarah Martin - Burton Latimer, February 2018
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The food and the service was great, I'm sure your no fuss approach was very much appreciated. You and Creme Brew Lait make a great team.

Janice, Wilby, January 2018 
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Thank you for making our Afternoon Tea special.

Jane, Silverstone, December 2017
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I can't thank you enough for all your help and service for my party on the 29th October. Your china is beautiful and looked so nice on the tables. Many thanks.

Maggie, Brackley, October 2017

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I can't express my thanks enough to Carol and Keith for supplying the most beautiful china, and friendly helpful service and professionalism for my Mums 70th afternoon tea party. Nothing was too much trouble, lovely suggestions and guidance gratefully received and the whole event went so well. Highly recommended. Can't wait to arrange another event in the near future.

Louise, Stony Stratford, October 2017

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We hired china for our wedding afternoon tea, Carol and Keith were absolutely delightful, the china was beautiful and a big hit with all our guests, the kids felt very grown up with their cups and saucers, will definitely be in touch for future events.

Amanda, Milton Keynes, August 2017

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I would like to thank you for the beautiful china you delivered for my daughters Bridal Shower. We had Afternoon Tea and I had so many compliments about the china. It was delivered and picked up on time and we didn't have to wash-up, that was a bonus!Everyone was delighted, we had a wonderful day. I would definitely use your services again and will recommend you to all my family and friends.

Susan - Great Houghton, July 2017

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I hired some vintage cups and saucers, tea plates, teapots and cake stands for my daughters baby-shower. Everyone thought they made a lovely touch to a wonderful afternoon. Many thanks to Carol whose attention to detail and service was exceptional.

Angie Horton - Milton Keynes, July 2017

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We had a perfect day for our wedding, made more special by your beautiful china.

Thank you.

Diana - Harlestone, June 2017

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Just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for supplying the food and china for my baby shower, it was very much appreciated by all. Everyone loved the concept of afternoon tea served on pretty vintage china.

 Aman - Horton, June 2017 

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The china was a real hit, I really appreciate the service and the guests thought the bunting really sweet too.

Carol - Northampton May 2017

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Thank you so much Carol for providing the china for my Mom's funeral. All of the pieces were so beautiful and many people commented on how lovely they were. My Mom wouldn't drink tea if it wasn't in a china cup! She would have loved it. I will highly recommend you in the future.

Louise Walker - Stony Stratford, November 2016

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We had an amazing day, the china completed our vision of how we wanted the tables to look. Thank you so much.

Pete and Dawn, the new Mr and Mrs Lawrence-Capell - Great Aynho, August 2016

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Everyone thought the china was wonderful, thank you.

Helen Turner - Bedford, August 2016

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We want to say a massive thank you for the excellent service you have given us. The china was all good quality, and although vintage everything looked as good as new. The tables looked stunning and many people commented on how nice it looked. Even the owner of Stanford Hall said what lovely china we had, and wanted to know where we got it from for future reference. We also felt that your hire charges were excellent value for money, particularly when you included delivery, collection and washing up! Your china helped to make our celebrations special, and was exactly what Anne had wanted for the event. We are so pleased that we saw your little advert on the village notice board in Long Buckby, otherwise we may never have found you. Thank you once again.

Anne and Alan Brook - West Haddon, July 2016

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Absolutely fabulous service, really made my Mums 70th birthday Afternoon Tea party very special. Thank you

Carla Merrey - Duston, July 2016

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Carol was brilliant from start to finish and lots of people commented on how lovely the china was. Fantastic service and would highly recommend.

Joanna Wilby - Milton Keyes, July 2016

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John and I would like to say a big thank you for everything you did for us leading up to the wedding and on the actual wedding day itself. We had the vision of a Great British Wedding and you helped that become reality by providing all your wonderful china for our afternoon tea and setting up our tables so beautifully. We absolutely loved eating and drinking from the china and all our guests did too. You made our lives easier by thinking of all the little things and asking me questions about things that I may have otherwise forgotten. The special little touches like putting the Forget-Me-Nots in the vases with the flower centre pieces just showed your caring nature and this really shone through to your end product. It was just marvellous.

We appreciate how hard you worked for us and all the planning you did beforehand. We hope to have another occasion to use your beautiful china and will recommend you to anyone that can bear to hear me go on about our wonderful tea party ☺ You provide a quality service at a fair price and are a real gem. We loved planning and chatting with you Carol.

Many thanks and hope our paths cross again in the future. With heartfelt thanks and best wishes.

Amanda and John - Wellingborough, April 2016

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We used Carol to hire china for our daughters christening. She created an Afternoon Tea package with absolutely everything we needed. She also went above and beyond helping me pull together the event. I asked for a scones recommendation as I hadn't seen any local bakers with them on offer and she offered to bake them herself and they were delicious. Unwrapping the china was like Christmas. Each piece was so beautiful and I loved the eclectic vintage feel it gave the party. The bunting was a perfect touch to complete the look. We had so many comments from our guests on the gorgeous pieces and which was their favourite. Not having any washing up was an added bonus. I can't recommend working with Carol enough.

Autumn Duckworth - Bugbrooke, April 2016

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Five Stars! Highly recommended, high quality china, made for a perfect Baby Shower.

Samantha Moody - Milton Keynes, April 2016

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I just wanted to say thank you very much for the beautiful china you provided for me today. Everybody said how beautiful it was and that it made the look of the room.

Tanya Cheshire - Northampton, February 2016

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A big thank you to Carol for her beautiful vintage china. We hired it for a fundraising coffee morning and Carol could not have been more helpful. She managed to arrange the china last minute and was quick to respond to any questions. She provided all the china and lots of extras like lovely bunting!! It was all easy to pack up and take care of. Thank you Carol, the china was perfect for our coffee morning.

Emma Hunter - Towcester, December 2015

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I just want to thank you for the beautiful vintage china and service I received for my Baby Shower. It was very simple to contact you and organise the delivery and collection and at a reasonable price. It was great fun unpacking the china and lovely not to have to wash up afterwards! I was so impressed by the quality, every piece was so pretty and gorgeous, my guests were in awe! It was just perfect and made my Baby Shower so special. Thank you!!

Yvette Crompton - Milton Keynes, October 2015

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The Village Hall looked lovely, the bunting and the pretty china really did make the occasion. The whole hiring process went very smoothly thanks to you.

Ann Chapple, Oundle, October 2015

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The party was great thank you - the china really made it!

Gail Warren, Burton Latimer, September 2015

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I just wanted to thank you for your amazing service. Everyone thought the china was beautiful and it went really well with our tea party theme. Also, you were so efficient with communication, delivery and collection. The whole service really was very easy for us and took a lot of pressure off us, which was particularly useful, as our youngest is currently going through chemotherapy. Everything about your service felt effortless, which was exactly what we needed.

Thank you again.

Emma Darby, Staverton, September 2015 

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A very big thank you for the beautiful and very well chosen China. Not only did you select the China to fit in perfectly with the Baby Shower Theme but you had our guests totally taken with each piece and savouring the elegance along with quality.  Never thought unpacking China could be such fun and had to smile at Jess from Horwood House expressing her excitement at setting the table - Jess was like a big child playing with her dolls house and we felt like we were so part of it.
Once again thank you for making the day so special and I do look forward to calling on you for my next event.

Brenda Sidwell, Milton Keynes, July 2015

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We hired the china for my sister's Mad Hatters Tea Party 'hen do', and it was perfect. Carol was friendly and responded to any queries very quickly and on top of that delivered and collected the china- which was perfect as I was so busy stressing about the last details of the weekend! The whole process was very easy and with such stunning china, it was a lovely touch that made it really special. Thank you!

Sasha, Northampton, June 2015

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Thank you to Carols Vintage China Hire for making my Afternoon Tea Party special, it was a huge success. If I needed to hire china again I would definitely go straight to Carol. Very friendly lady, excellent reliable service, highly recommended.

Becca Labrum, Northampton, June 2015

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The Teacups were absolutely perfect for our 'Mad Hatters Tea Party' cocktail reception! They looked great and delivery to and from the wedding venue was all included, making it so easy for us. Thank you.

Carla Hobart, Northampton, June 2015

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"Wow" "amazing" "fabulous" "beautiful", just a few of the comments about your wonderful vintage afternoon tea, everything was just perfect, great attention to detail and the food was so tasty. Thank you so much for all your hard work to make my birthday fabulous xxx. If anyone is thinking of a vintage afternoon tea, book Carol!!!

Sarah Martin, Burton Latimer, June 2015

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I would recommend Carol highly, from booking to collection, Carol made the whole process a pleasure. We also had many compliments on the quality of the china.

Many thanks!

Victoria - Northampton, May 2015

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I would like to thank you for not only providing beautiful china, but also for the wonderful service you provided. The party was a beautiful vintage day topped off with your lovely china. I do hope I will be having another event soon and I will definitely spread the word about your excellent service.

Sue Marvin - Weston Underwood, March 2015

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Everyone commented on how beautiful the china was, and how pretty the tables looked.

Thank you Carol.

Kayleigh Tibbs - Long Buckby, March 2015

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Thank you so much for the china. It made the party for family and friends just that bit more special. Everyone commented on how beautiful it was and how lovely to use proper cups and saucers.

Janice Felce - Wilby, February 2015

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The Teapots we used for our centrepieces were absolutely beautiful. Everybody commented on how lovely they looked filled with flowers. Thank you for saving the day Carol. Highly recommended!

Helen Manning - Weedon, October 2014

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Nobody recommended Carol and her company to me, but I am recommending her to you. The service was first class, from first communication to help in setting up, nothing was too much trouble for Carol and her husband, a great team. The vintage trios, teapots, sugar bowls, milk jugs, cake stands, cutlery and bunting were all of a very high quality. We had so many comments about how lovely it all looked, can't thank this lovely couple enough. Will definitely use this company again. Richard, Karen and Millie Broughton - Kettering, August 2014 _____________________________________________________________________________

Thank you Carol, for all your help setting up and of course the beautiful immaculate china. The service you offer is exceptional and brought with good cheer from a lovely couple. x 

Caroline Tansley

September 2014 

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Thank you for all your time and effort in supplying your lovely vintage china for our wedding. You were always so patient with us while we made decisions and changes to the numbers required. The vintage cake-stands, platters and sugar bowls all looked amazing on our big day and really added to our 1920's theme.

We couldn't have hoped for better service and thank you kindly for your Wedding congrats card. We will definitely remember you in future for any parties we might organise and will be recommending you to friends and family.

Thanks again, Sadi