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Last updated on Dec 31, 2021

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About LaviniasTeaParty

Sales 9,591
On Etsy since 2011

Lavinia's Tea Party

So my name is Lavinia! After finishing university - where I'd bought quite a lot of pretty tea sets. I was helping out with a charity event, I supplied the vintage china, served tea and cake which I'd baked. It all went very well and the guests loved it, so many people wanted me to do it again. So I set up a business, providing vintage tea parties for hen do's and weddings, etc.

After 3 years of doing those parties I wanted a change of scene, so I now focus on creating new sets of designs for plates to be used as wall displays. Making miniature candy stands and clocks. As well as sourcing beautiful vintage tea cups for customers around the world.

I love baking and making, for more on what I am up to, please read my blog:

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    I started buying tea sets when I was at university, I'd love finding new patterns of china I haven't seen before. And several years later, I'm still doing just that! I enjoy upcycling the china into clocks, wall displays and unique homeware.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022
So you're thinking of buying an item from Lavinia's Tea Party, so you should know that all the china is old, some being 80 years old! These Clocks are not mass produced and are all individual pieces of practical art. I have scoured high and low to find pretty patterned pieces of china to create unique and beautiful clocks.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you've fallen out of love with the item when it arrives, please contact me within 3 working days of it arriving. I will accept returns and refund the cost of the item, but cannot refund any postage costs. The item will need to be returned in the same clean and packaged condition it was dispatched in. The item must be returned within 7 days of your receiving it. I cannot be responsible for breakages during transit, but please contact me if there is damage and I maybe able to resolve the situation.
Pay via Etsy direct payment with a credit card, or via Paypal.

I accept Etsy giftcard payments :)
Once payment has been received I will post the item within 3 working days.

UK - Parcels will be sent First Class via Royal Mail and should arrive within 3 working days. If you would like this signed for or special delivery please email before purchasing.

Rest of the world - outside of UK - Parcels are sent via Royal Mail International Standard (used to be AirMail). Parcels take 2-3 weeks to arrive and sometimes up to 5-6weeks. This is non trackable, I can only investigate a missing parcel after 6 weeks.

If you need the item quickly please purchase one of the following listings, which should to take around 1 week and is signed and trackable.

This if you are buying a dinner plate clock or more than 2 other china items:

If you are buying 1 tea cup set or tea plate clock use buy this:

If you are unsure please email me.

I keep proof of postage for all parcels.
Additional policies and FAQs
Dispatch time is the time it takes me to prepare and pack an order, if a shipping upgrade is purchase the time shown will apply once the item has been dispatched.
Eg. 2 days to prepare + shipping upgrade of 5 working days for shipping.

Customer is responsible for supplying the correct address, I cannot cover the additional shipping to reship, after the customer has provided an incorrect address, customer will need to pay to reship the item, if it is returned to sender. Customer is responsible for collecting the parcel from their local post office.