Vintage china on your wedding or tea party

Written by on November 16, 2012 in Living, Shops & Products - No comments

Pineapple Vintage specializes in vintage china hire for traditional afternoon tea parties. It was set up by Helen Roebuck in autumn 2011. Helen’s interest in all things retro stems from her Yorkshire childhood, when she’d return home from jumble sales with old shoes and handbags. She knew she would love a career specialising in vintage products.

Helen saw the amount of money and resources wasted on events and weddings and thought that it would make sense to use and reuse some of the vintage and beautiful china that already exists in the world. Following an intensive six months of china sourcing, Pineapple Vintage was born.

The china hire is extremely popular for vintage-themed weddings. Pineapple Vintage’s research revealed that because a large amount of china is needed for occasions such as weddings, the china used is often mass produced and made cheaply abroad. Pineapple Vintage wants to discourage unethical tactics and promotes reuse of china that will make your wedding look exciting and individual.

Helen says “It’s great that vintage is back en vogue.  I’ve always had a thing for retro style and it’s fantastic being able to share that.  Vintage china really brings a smile to people’s faces and definitely adds a wow factor to special events.

To date, notable events involving Pineapple Vintage have included a party at Uniqlo, Oxford Street to mark a collaboration with Laura Ashley and a vintage afternoon tea for 200 in Norwich. Norwich has a thriving vintage scene and hosts a dedicated vintage wedding fair twice a year.

Pineapple Vintage also offers a full event catering service – Helen works in partnership with Norwich-based event caterer Expresso (which co-incidentally is run by her partner Roland Schreiber).


About the Author

Christina Latham

Christina is one of our original writers who helped with the launch of allmygoodness. She has a love for finding vintage treasures and organic products in unexpected, undiscovered places. She has previously worked as a journalist for CD News at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and Bader TV News in Berlin. She also writes freelance articles for Fitzrovia News and BetaTwentyOne. Follow her on Twitter @ChristinaLatha

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