Announcement If you have a question about any of the items in stock, would like us to source a special gift, or would like a trade quote please contact us.
If you have a question about any of the items in stock, would like us to source a special gift, or would like a trade quote please contact us.
Once upon a time..
...way back in 2009, It all began with a box full of vintage cutlery and a set of rather rusty security punches. Having previously sold vintage crockery and home wares we had amassed quite a selection of pre-loved silverware and it needed to be given a purpose. I hate to think how many spoons went to scrap over the first couple of years, handstamping is definitely an art. We were determined however, and over time and with a great deal of practice we got to the point were we were ready to share our wares
We are constantly learning and developing, and we now practice our craft on a range of metals including industrial aluminium and copper, hand cutting and working with a variety of metal fonts and designs to produce purposeful and attractive gifts. We subscribe to the Arts and Crafts school of thought that you should have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. We add to that 'eco-friendly' as all our products are up-cycled in some way.
Our handstamping journey continues, and as we take our inspiration from our surroundings and the materials we come across on our travels, come along with us and see what lies around the corner...
Owner, Designer, Creator
Hello I'm Carol from Dormouse and The Teapot we sell beautiful vintage china, and handstamped cutlery and gifts. Our unique designs are created by hand using traditional tools and methods in our tiny workshop on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors.
Find DormouseandTheTeapot at the following upcoming market!
Pop Up At The Peoples Gallery
The peoples gallery,
02 Nov.–24 Dec.
From November 2nd through to 24th December every Tuesday to Saturday The People's Gallery Melbourne Street, Stalybridge will be home to the work of 20 craftspeople and artisans, creating the ideal place to buy and order your unique, bespoke Christmas gifts and treats.
Returns & exchanges
- Custom or personalised orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders
If you would like a custom or personalised item please contact us for a quote. Please note that custom and personalised items are not refundable unless they arrive damaged. In this case I will repair, replace or refund on receipt of your returned item.
Gift wrapping and packaging
All our items are sent in our trademark dotty envelopes and are wrapped in pretty tissue paper, tape and stickers ready for gifting.
There is no extra charge for this service.
It is the responsibility of the buyer to provide correct postal address.
Should you include the wrong address please contact us straight away and we will do our best to help. However we will not take responsibility for orders posted to a wrong address provided by the buyer.
Each letter and design is stamped individually by hand on our items, therefore each piece is unique and the picture you see in the listing is only a representative example.
Due to the nature of stamping there may be variations in alignment and spacing of letters, each letter will not be perfectly even. Please note it is likely that there will be marks and 'bumps' on the reverse of the item, this is unfortunately unavoidable as during the stamping process metal is displaced rather than removed. This is not a defect in your piece, but makes it even more unique.
Custom and personalised orders
Please do contact us straight away if you receive your order and it is incorrectly spelled/ worded or not the item you ordered and we will work with you to resolve the problem as soon as possible.
Please remember are only responsible for a misspelled item if the fault is ours. We can not be held responsible for errors made by buyer - please thoroughly check that you have given personalised and customised details correctly and EXACTLY written as you wish them to appear. We will not correct incorrect capitalisation, punctuation, grammar, spelling or miswording.
All items are made to order please allow the time stated on the listing to produce, finish and wrap your item BEFORE it is posted.
UK postage is free and is by 2nd Class Royal Mail, estimated delivery times can be found on the Royal Mail website. It is possible to upgrade to 1st class postage for a small fee, please select this option on the listing when ordering, again estimated delivery times are on the the Royal Mail Website.
Postage to EU Europe, non EU Europe and World Zone 1 and 2 is by Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed, there are additional charges for this please select this option on the listing when ordering. Estimated delivery times are on the Royal Mail Website.
Dormouse and The Teapot, 6 Masons Row, Thurston Clough Road, Scouthead
Saddleworth, West Yorkshire OL4 3RX