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Maggie's story behind High Tea Hire

Hire your elegant fine Vintage Bone China, Vintage Silverware from us.... Suitable for Weddings, Baby Showers, Birthdays, Hens Parties, Garden Parties, Dinner Parties, and so much more

Maggie's story behind High Tea Hire

Welcome to High Tea Hire, Napier, New Zealand

Specialising in stylish fine Vintage Bone China - Vintage Silverware - Glassware - 1920's and 1930's Linen and other vintage items suitable for your High Tea party, Wedding, Hens Party, Baby Shower, Garden party, Dinner party,or simply something very special for family and friends

Maggie has had a passion for the fine English Vintage Bone China since she was a wee lass at the age of 4.

How did it all begin with Maggie?....

Maggie - High Tea Hire Napier NZ

It all began with her childhood days when her Grandmother, Grandfather and their eleven family members sat around the lounge having high tea from Grandma's beautiful fine china and silverware which was placed on beautiful embroidered table linen.
As a grandchild, Maggie and her 3 siblings, had their own special child’s tea set complete with four trio sets, (cup saucer and plate), sugar bowl, milk jug and a teapot.

Grandma would sit them around a small table and spoil them with the homemade lemonade which we poured from the little teapot.
Maggie would sip her drink as if it was a hot cup of tea, and nibble on the sponge butterfly cake with its dab of cream under the sponge wings which Granny had placed on the side plate.

Sweets replaced the sugar cubes in the sugar bowl. Such happy memories.

Maggie's collection of cups began when she and her siblings were brought up on a farm and school holidays saw the school master holidaying out of the district.

While the teacher was away the cows needed milking, Maggie from the age of 10 was always willing to carry out this chore. When the teacher returned, a single china tea cup set was given as a sign of appreciation.

On the farm also lived a retired old Scotsman who travelled to town twice a year.
Upon his return from the town visit, he would treat Maggie and her sister with a small gift……a china cup set.

As her collection began to grow, she was then presented with a complete tea set from her grandparents in 1970. Maggie still treasures those very special pieces of china and loves to share her story of such happy memories with her family and friends.

Royal-Winchester-Fuschia-483-bone-china-cups-sets-&-milk-jugs to hire at highteahire.co.nz

This was the beginning of Maggie’s culmination of a lifelong love affair with beautiful fine vintage bone china, vintage silverware, tableware, linen, and many other items from this period.

Maggie had been approached on many occasions if she would be prepared to share her collection of cups for high tea parties. 

So after much consideration, Maggie decided to set up High Tea Hire and share her passion and bring back the art of the English High Tea by hiring out her china and accessories. Let’s remember the years gone by and share the experience, the joy, and the delights of an exquisite high tea event with your family and friends in your home, or selected venue.  

Or maybe impress your family and friends with that amazing vintage style wedding, baby shower, dinner party, garden party, special celebration or any other event where Maggie's fine vintage bone china can be used and appreciated along with props to create a magical display.

Welcome to High Tea Hire, Napier, New Zealand

Specialising in stylish fine Vintage Bone China - Vintage Silverware - Glassware - 1920's and 1930's Linen and other vintage items suitable for your High Tea party, Wedding, Hens Party, Baby Shower, Garden party, Dinner party,or simply something very special for family and friends

Maggie has had a passion for the fine English Vintage Bone China since she was a wee lass at the age of 4.

How did it all begin with Maggie?....

Maggie - High Tea Hire Napier NZ

It all began with her childhood days when her Grandmother, Grandfather and their eleven family members sat around the lounge having high tea from Grandma's beautiful fine china and silverware which was placed on beautiful embroidered table linen.
As a grandchild, Maggie and her 3 siblings, had their own special child’s tea set complete with four trio sets, (cup saucer and plate), sugar bowl, milk jug and a teapot.

Grandma would sit them around a small table and spoil them with the homemade lemonade which we poured from the little teapot.
Maggie would sip her drink as if it was a hot cup of tea, and nibble on the sponge butterfly cake with its dab of cream under the sponge wings which Granny had placed on the side plate.

Sweets replaced the sugar cubes in the sugar bowl. Such happy memories.

Maggie's collection of cups began when she and her siblings were brought up on a farm and school holidays saw the school master holidaying out of the district.


While the teacher was away the cows needed milking, Maggie from the age of 10 was always willing to carry out this chore. When the teacher returned, a single china tea cup set was given as a sign of appreciation.

On the farm also lived a retired old Scotsman who travelled to town twice a year.
Upon his return from the town visit, he would treat Maggie and her sister with a small gift……a china cup set.

As her collection began to grow, she was then presented with a complete tea set from her grandparents in 1970. Maggie still treasures those very special pieces of china and loves to share her story of such happy memories with her family and friends.

Royal-Winchester-Fuschia-483-bone-china-cups-sets-&-milk-jugs to hire at highteahire.co.nz

This was the beginning of Maggie’s culmination of a lifelong love affair with beautiful fine vintage bone china, vintage silverware, tableware, linen, and many other items from this period.

 

Maggie had been approached on many occasions if she would be prepared to share her collection of cups for high tea parties. 

 

So after much consideration, Maggie decided to set up High Tea Hire and share her passion and bring back the art of the English High Tea by hiring out her china and accessories. Let’s remember the years gone by and share the experience, the joy, and the delights of an exquisite high tea event with your family and friends in your home, or selected venue.  

 

Or impress your family and friends with that amazing vintage style wedding, baby shower, dinner party, garden party, special celebration or any other event where Maggie's fine vintage bone china can be used and appreciated along with props to create a magical display.