Hello and welcome to Honey Bees Vintage Teas run by mother and daughter Jenni and Helen.
We started collecting vintage china in 2009
for Helen’s wedding and now we cannot stop!
Our beautiful collection of china and accessories will enhance your wedding, christening, tea party or special occasion – bringing a touch of quintessential English country garden to
Honey Bees hive is in Market Harborough,
Leicestershire. We are busy bees and are always
buzzing around looking for china and accessories
to add to our ever growing collection.
Our china is handpicked and packed by us for
your event, due to the nature of the collection
we cannot guarantee specific colour scheme,
but we will do our very best to fulfil your
requirements. Please be aware that due to
the age of the collection some of the china
maybe slightly worn but this will add to the
vintage feel on your special day.
We have a large selection of props that create beautiful displays and talking points. Suitcase, travelling trunks, schools desks, ladders and a butchers bike (Albert), just to name a few. Our newest addition to the Honey Bee Hive is our beautiful ice cream bicycle Hetty who serves delicious MovenPick ice cream to your guests.
All images courtesy of Nigel Ord Smith - Photography
Nigel is a professional photographer who captures stunning photographs of your special day.
Matthew Biggin toastmaster takes away
all the stress of your special occasion.
Ali is extremely talented and makes bespoke vintage inspired accessories and bags using beautiful vintage fabrics. A little bit of
something old made into something new!
Debbie and Carole’s motto "its all about
the dress" - how true they are!
Potter Group is a first choice entertainment
company who offer full-time professional DJs,
guaranteed to get all of your guests onto the
dance floor! They also supply full AV services
and professional stage and show lighting to
decorate any venue. If you're looking for
something unique and you want to inject
some sophistication and 'wow factor' into
your evening reception, look no further.
arrive in vintage style to your event in the most beautiful 1938’s Chrysler I have ever seen. Tom will get you to the church on time and is an absolute delight to work with.
Looking for something a little bit different to host your event in? Sami Tipi's have stunning tipi's that create an atmosphere like no other!
An amazing split VW that serves yummy cakes and coffee. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous for a dessert table or breakfast after a tipi wedding!
Lovely bell tents with added luxury for you and your guests to stay in. Perfect to sit alongside a tipi wedding.
A friendly and stylish public house that has
a beautiful garden and restaurant for private
parties and weddings.
Add a bit of nostalgia to your kitchen.
A family run outside catering business
based in Market Harborough. They also
have a delicatessen and bakery that is full
of yummy (and naughty) treats!
'Vintage and Modern'
The lovely Erica will help you add a vintage
feel to your home at The Vintage and Modern
stall in Market Harborough. Open Mondays
and Thursdays under The Old School House.
With more than 10 years of experience in the catering industry, Stones Events provide a first-class service at all types of private and corporate events. Not only providing delicious food for all kinds of taste buds, they also offer full event management, assisting with finding the perfect venue to help with those theming special touches.
treat yourself to some gorgeous products
made from essential oils.
Ed's bold, vibrant and alternative photographic style shines through in every photograph.
Luxury wedding magazine and wedding shows
for brides and grooms in the East Midlands.
My favourite florist and boy does she know
how to do vintage and rustic!
Trio (cup, saucer and tea plate)- £1.50
Cups and saucers - £1.00
6" Tea plates - £0.50
10" Bread and butter plates - £0.75
Three tier china cake stands – £6.00
Teapots - £3.00
Sugar tongs - £0.75
Sugar Basins - £0.75
Milk Jugs - £0.75
Vintage bird cage - £5.00
Pick 'n' mix jar tags - £0.20p each
(small blackboard hearts)
Bucket vases - £3.00
Hurricane lamps - £5.00
Vintage bottles - £1.00
Vintage stoneware - £1.00
Jam jars for tealights - £0.50
Clover the Vintage typewriter
guest book - £30.00
Vintage suitcase - £8.00
Poppy the vintage ladder - £25.00
Violet the travelling trunk
(with or without shelves) - £25.00
Variety of photo frames - £1.50
Singer sewing machine in original table - £40.00
Floral fabric chair sashes with chair cover - £3.50
Cake fork - £0.25
Hessian table runner - £2.50
Hessian cutlery holder - £0.75
Floral napkins - £0.75
Old books - £1.00 each
Glass bell jar - £15.00
Ivy the travelling trunk -£25.00
Variety of Pick 'n' mix sweet jars - £2.00 per jar
Pick 'n'mix scoops and tongs - £0.50 each
Variety of lanterns in different
colours/styles/sizes - £3.00
Large Willow hearts – £4.00
Small white hearts - £1.00
Blackboard hearts - £2.00
Country garden fabric bunting handmade by
Helen (variety of lengths) - £0.75 per metre
Selection of wicker baskets - £2.00
Vintage suitcase for cards and gifts - £10.00
Large gilt frame used as a table plan
or message board - £10.00
Tree stump cake stand or table centres - £5.00
Vintage table linen - £5.00
Doilies - £1.00
Snopdrop the vintage ladder - £25.00
Vintage school desk with chapel chair
(used as guest book table) -£30.00
Albert the butchers delivery bicycle - £40.00
Garden games (giant jenga, giant pick up sticks, quiots, croquet, skittles) - £30
Vintage apple and potato crates - £5.00
A-frame chalk board - £10.00
Mini chalk boards - £0.50
Washing up cost – 10% of the total china hire
Delivery charge – please contact us to discuss this
Personalised bunting - wording can be added to bunting using buttons, contrasting fabrics, felt Handmade Favour bags - fabrics and colours especially chosen to tie into your theme/colour scheme. Please contact Helen for a quote if you are interested in the handmade items above.
Pick and mix sweetie package includes jars, scoops, tongs, tags, bags and sweets.
Please ask for a quote.
Are you looking for something unique for your special event?
Why not add beautiful Hetty the ice cream bicycle to your day. Whether you are looking for Hetty to welcome your guests at your church or venue, serve your dessert course or help keep your guests cool, as they party the night away, we can create a bespoke package for your day.
Hetty, along with two honey bees, will serve
your guests for two hours with five delicious Movenpick ice creams.
Served in yummy waffle cones and our pretty vintage china cups. Your guests are not restricted to only one ice cream; they can have seconds and even thirds!
Hetty is accompanied by her tea trolley which is filled with shiny sprinkles and lashings of sauces for your guests to glam up their ice creams. Pretty flowers and bunting to compliment your theme will complete her outfit for the day.
Honey Bees hire period is 3 days. Additional days may be added at an additional cost. Please contact us to discuss this further. Additional items that are required after the final payment will be accommodated if possible. Payment for additional items will need to be made on delivery. Colour schemes will be met where possible, please contact us to discuss any preferences. Due to the age of the china the patterns and gilt may have signs of wear. We ensure the china for your events has no chips or cracks.
Delivery and Collection
You are welcome to collect and return our
china and accessories to Honey Bee's hive.
If you require delivery to your venue we offer free delivery for the first 20 miles of Honey Bee's hive. Additional mileage is then charged at 40p per mile.
A non-refundable deposit of 20% of the total hire charge is required to secure the booking with Honey Bee's. The full balance and damage deposit is required 2 weeks before the event. Honey Bee's ask for a damage deposit of £100 cheque which will be held and not banked. The cheque will be returned once the china and accessories have been checked and deemed to be in good condition. Payment maybe made in cash, cheques (payable to Honey Bee's Vintage Teas) or bank transfer.
Our china is old and delicate and not dishwasher safe and requires care when handling and packing. If you do not feel happy to wash Honey Bee's china by hand we offer a washing up service which is 10% of the total hire cost. Please be kind enough to let us know if you require this service before the final payment is due. Please ensure that our items are re-packed safely in the original packaging. If a washing up service is require please wipe, scrap clean and thoroughly empty all items before re-packaging.
In the event of cancellation within 7 days of the hire date 100% of the total hire cost will be retained. If the cancellation is made within 30 days then 50% of the total hire cost will be retained. Any breakages will be deducted from the £100 damage deposit. A charge of £5 per china item, £15 per teapot and £15 per cake stand (please ask for replacement costs of other items).
Honey Bee's Vintage Teas takes no responsibility in the event of any injury to any party through breakages of any equipment or any other accident during the hire period. We take no responsibility for any claims that arise from any event concerning or involving items hired from Honey Bee's Vintage Teas.