Ella Doran is becoming a regular feature of the UK high street thanks to her collaborations with various retailers, the latest of which is Habitat.
The Joanie range is inspired by Ella's personal collection of vintage tea plates, with family heirlooms and charity shop finds updated and re-imagined to create a distinctive pattern with a contemporary flavour.
The range incorporates everything you need to hold a stylish tea party; bone-china tea-cups and dessert plates, napkins and a table runner – a great reason to get an apron on and get baking.
You can see the full range and buy here.
If you're someone who is keen on cake, scones and entertaining, this set of 72 retro spotty doileys were made with you in mind.
They come in three different sizes, so will suit nearly every dish going, from dainty cups of tea to generous slabs of cake. The retro spotted design is enough to make anyone turn into a 1950s housewife and brings some much needed colour to any afternoon tea.
If you're a keen baker (or even if you just like cake), these doileys will complete your table. Get yours from Rustic Angels for £3.50.
Having a lot of people around for afternoon tea? Let The Vintage Table lighten the load.
The Vintage Table supplies crockery for hire for events around London, the twist being – as you might expect from the name – that the crockery is all vintage. It ranges in date from the 1920s through to the '60s and includes such charming gems as the coffee pot pictured which is from the 1930s. The service grew out of the personal ceramics collection of the owner Claire and has no doubt been helped along by her antique dealer father.
The company offers the hire, set-up and styling and even washing-up, if desired. To give you an idea of price, hire of crockery for afternoon tea for 50 people costs £240.
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