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Dolly's Vintage China Hire

Looking for some beautiful vintage china for your special occasion?

Look no further than Dolly's Vintage China Hire. We have a selection of gorgeous vintage china & cutlery for you.

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About Me

My love of china and in particular teapots began many years ago when I bought an antique teapot at an antiques fair. I was a regular at the local antiques fairs and I am now the owner of a lovely collection of antique teapots. I am especially keen on the art-deco style.

It was only when I was planning my own vintage style wedding that I started collecting vintage china - teacups and saucers, plates, teapots etc to use on the day, that was when the idea of Dolly's Vintage China Hire came to mind. How lovely to combine my love of china with my own business and to play a small part in other peoples' special occasions. 

Dolly was a nickname a friend gave to me many years ago whilst daydreaming at work one day, and it has stuck and I am now called Dolly by most real name is Sue!

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What I can provide

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Vintage China Hire

We have a gorgeous selection of vintage crockery & cutlery for you to hire, suitable for all occasions, such as:

  • Afternoon tea parties

  • Weddings

  • Birthdays

  • Anniversaries

  • Baby showers/Baby reveal parties/Baby naming ceremonies

  • Christenings

  • Funeral wakes

We also have:

A vintage style trolley, available to hire for £10.00.

Vintage style bunting - POA according to length required.

A selection of vintage style glass jars/scoops and paper bags perfect for a sweet shop/trolley. These are ideal for a wedding or party, and can be hired for £15 (sweets not included)

Collection & Delivery

We offer a collection & delivery service across Norfolk & North Suffolk, please see pricing page for details.

Washing Up Service

We provide a free washing up service to save you time & inconvenience after your event or big day. We do ask that you remove any food excess please, this will enable us to re-use the packaging and be more environmentally friendly.


We do not offer in-house catering however, we do work closely with Sam Boston of "The Boston Travelling Tea Party" They can provide a full afternoon tea service. Please see her facebook page, email: or call Sam on 07484319197.


Most hirers charge per item, which can make costing over complicated and time consuming. I prefer a simpler approach using a price per head.

£3.50 per person will give each individual a tea plate, cup, saucer and cutlery (cake fork, teaspoon and knife) and the use of cake stands, cake plates, tea pots, coffee pots, milk jugs, sugar bowls and mini jam jars/small bowls/dishes for jam/cream if required. Typically we suggest 1 three tier cake stand and a sandwich plate for 4 people. 

Extra china can be provided if required, and we can discuss exact numbers and specific requirements when quoting.


A deposit of 25% of the total hire cost to be paid at the time of booking, with the balance to be paid and cleared at or before delivery.

A damage deposit of 50% of the hire cost will also be required before delivery.

All damaged and lost items must be paid for. See our terms and conditions for replacement costs.


A collection and delivery service is available at a cost of £1 per mile inclusive from Sprowston Norwich NR78QF.

Alternatively, you are welcome to collect and return the goods.


We accept BACS or cash. 

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Terms and Conditions

We accept no responsibility for any liability in the event of any injury or damage caused by our hired items.

All hired items remain the property of Dolly's Vintage China Hire and are the hirers responsibility for the hire period.

Standard hire period is 3 days (ie Friday delivery, collect Sunday) Longer periods can be arranged, please contact us for additional costs.

Please kindly handle our items with care. Please do not put any items in a dishwasher, microwave or an oven. 

Whilst every effort will be made to fulfill your order, we regret that in the event that circumstances beyond our control prevent this from happening, our liability will be limited to the value of our contract/your order.  No damages will be paid in respect of alternative arrangements you may make, or losses you may incur.

Breakages will be charged as follows:

Teapot/coffee pot £20

3 tier cake stands £15

2 tier cake stands £10

Cake plate £7.50

Teaplate £2.00

Cup and saucer £2.00

Milk jug/sugar bowl £1.50

Other damaged/lost items will be charged at our discretion.

We will require a damage deposit of 50% of the total hire charge, before the goods are released. This is refundable if no breakages/losses occur. 

When you make a booking with Dolly's Vintage China Hire, you confirm you are in agreement with our terms and conditions.

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Get in Touch

Please feel free to email or call me with any enquiry.

Based in Sprowston, Norwich.

Call Sue on 07736 772553

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