TeaTimesCreations' Shop Announcement

Big news! Tea Times Creations now has a website! www.teatimescreations.com
Our checkout continues to be Etsy, but stay tuned for more details about my processes, upcoming lines, and blog posts!

Repurposed fine china creations, and more... LAY-AWAY IS AVAILABLE! Free drilling with china purchase. I can custom order your vision! One of a kind vintage and modern cake stands for party and home. Unique china creations from housewares to jewelry!

At Tea Times Creations we aim to provide you with a range of services that cater to all your needs related to beautiful china, and special events. Below is a list of the main services we offer, but we are always happy to meet new requests our customers may have.

Complete stands: our stands are made from carefully selected china from all over the world. Pieces are often vintage, but the main criteria for selection is beauty and condition. As beautiful as some pieces are, if crazing or breakage (even a tiny nick!) of any kind is present I do not use it in my stands. This idea that crazing enhances the “vintage charm” of a piece is a mistaken one for food purposes, since crazing means the integrity of the glaze has been compromised and it can harbor bacteria. You can tell that the glaze is compromised because the tiny fractures become dark with time from infiltration. For display purposes only or for only holding jewelry and such there are no issues, but I made the decision of not using it in my own stands.

You will receive our pre drilled components, and fittings, along with assembly instructions. Typically speaking the stands are "one of a kind", since we cannot guarantee quantity on any given pattern/manufacturer. On occasion though we are able to find a small quantity of the same pattern. If you desire to have several stands using the same pattern for a consistent look we will be happy to provide them. Our stands can be used at any event: bridal showers, wedding receptions, tea parties, as displays for pretty much for displaying anything your imagination can think of (jewelry, cards, yarn, etc). We can provide your desired color scheme, and are happy to bring any design ideas to life. For large quantities discounts do apply. Convo us for details.

Drilling: If you desire to have a special set of china prepared for your custom stand we can provide careful drilling. Please note that despite our experience, breakage may occur in such fragile items. We will evaluate the pieces for condition, and reserve the right to turn down any requests if we feel the piece will not survive. Please note that even after that we cannot guarantee that a piece won't break. Consider this request carefully. If you are located in the Boston area, depending on quantity, we can set up pickup and delivery at your location, thus avoiding any shipping. Convo us for details.

Kits: if your pleasure is to do it yourself, and you have the perfect "candidates" at home (and don't want "stranger's hands" handling your heirloom pieces), we offer kits that include the drill bits, the fittings (choice of gold or silver), and instructions. These are tested methods that we employ in our own shop after researching many different ways of manufacturing the pieces.

General supplies: drill bits suitable for drilling ceramic/china and glass, metal fittings. For large quantities discount do apply. Convo us for details.

Vintage pieces: we have listings for beautiful vintage china pieces we have collected along the years. Often they are one of a kind items, but on occasion we may have near complete sets. If you don't see what you are looking for convo us with inquiries. We may have just the right item in our inventory. Any china purchased from the shop comes with FREE DRILLING upon request!

Shipping: Free shipping applies to some items of the shop. For stands they are shipped via the most economical method, and always have insurance. Any upgrade can be made at the buyer's expense. Supplies are shipped either first class or priority mail. These are not insured. If you require insurance it needs to be stated in advance, at an extra cost. Although USPS is very reliable, on occasion a package may be lost, and the shop cannot be responsible for that.

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.