TeaTimesCreations

Vintage China Cakestands, Jewelry stand,metal handles.

Massachusetts, United States · 2253 Sales

TeaTimesCreations

Vintage China Cakestands, Jewelry stand,metal handles.

Massachusetts, United States 2253 Sales On Etsy since 2011

4.5 out of 5 stars
(518)
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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.

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.

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4.5 out of 5 stars
(518)
LindaLu800

LindaLu800 on Jul 1, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thanks for the great instructions on your blog! These pieces are part of my late mom's small tea service. There was only one of the bottom plates left -- so I was nervous! But with your instructions, the diamond tipped drill bit from your shop, and my trusty hand drill -- I was able to get the job done!

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Beautiful vintage china is functional!

Since I was a little girl one of my favorite things was to play with my mother's tea set. It was a wedding gift that most of the time was never used. She kept it stuffed away in a side board, until I discovered, and after much begging was allowed to use it.

Fast forward to adulthood, and now I have my own home where I start to collect vintage pieces. But I see a lot of people inheriting their families china collection, and either putting them away in boxes in the attic or basement, or selling them. Let’s face it, most people today don’t have the space to house a complete set of china for 12... And when you have a big family all members may want a memento to keep.

Tea Times Creations was born out of my love of vintage china, and the firm belief that these pieces can be functional, and every day items being used in a home. I’m always looking into ways of reinventing classic pieces! It was always my idea also to provide full support for DIY’s that want to have the joy of creation as much as have

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    I'm a Christian, wife, mother, architect, and lover of all things vintage. Tea Times Creations is the expression of this love. Bringing beautiful china our of cabinets, into the forefront of home decor, turning them into fuctional items is my goal!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 10, 2011
Our utmost goal is that our customers are 110% satisfied with their experience at our shop. Should you have any questions please never hesitate to ask. We offer a wonderful selection of cake stands that are fashioned using vintage china in very good to excellent condition. Any of the vintage pieces sold will be described in clear detail, and additional photos or information can always be provided. Our inventory is consistently being expanded, so check often. If you don't see what you're looking for just convo me, because I might have it!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
Payment is expected within 24 hours of purchase unless other arrangements have been made. We do offer lay-away to our customers. After a 20% deposit you can chose to pay the balance in one more, or two installments. Depending on the quantity purchased we can set up a payment plan that fits your needs, just convo me.
Shipping
We are commited to offer our customers the most cost effective shipping, including combining multiple orders. The shipping listed will always reflect the USPS flat rate box that best accommodates the listed item. If you're only buying one item, or a free shipping item you should be all set. If you're buying more than one item, please convo us for the total. You can also make your purchase and we will issue a refund if shipping is less. Insurance is always required for items involving china. Expedited shipping is available, but keep in mind it has higher costs. We are happy to ship internationally, but please make sure to convo us first to get a quote. For local pick ups or drop-offs arrangements need to be made PRIOR to completing transactions.
Refunds and Exchanges
Our items are sold in an "as is" basis. They will be packaged with the maximum care, and insured. If you have questions make sure to ask prior to completing any transactions. I'm happy to answer any questions, and to send more photos.
Additional policies and FAQs
We do offer custom order, and will always offer discounts depending on the size of order. We will offer very competitive wholesale prices for all of our items, just convo me for details.