Established since 2007 Dormouse and The Teapot sell everything you need for a traditional afternoon tea.
From tea sets to hand stamped cutlery and gifts, sugar bowls to cake stands, we sell a wide selection of one-off vintage treasures. As well complete teasets, we mismatch china to make new colour toned collections which are both beautiful and unique.
Our items are perfect for creating a vintage ambience or make gorgeous unusual presents. All items and come wrapped in our pretty tissue paper ready to gift.
About our vintage china:
Before you select our vintage china you may want to know a little more about it. First of all we only sell genuine vintage items by this we mean created between 1920 and 1960. From time to time we sell retro products 1960 - 1990 or antique items pre 1915, All our china is sourced from within the UK and the majority of what we sell is of Britsh origin.
We work by taking lone items of china and part sets, and mistmatching them by colour tone into beautiful new sets that look like they were born to be been together. All the images you see on this website are illustrative of the types of items we sell but in some instances for example in the case of our mismatched sets they are not necessarily representive of the actual item you will receive. This is because many of our items are one-offs and in the case of our crockery are put together at the point of sale. In the case of mismatched items or sets we will send you pictures and a full description of the items you will recieve before we dispatch your order.
The majority of our products are are genuinely old, so may have some characterful crazing, signs of wear, slight cracks or chips but will be fit for purpose as stated on this website. Products should not be used for any other purpose whatsoever. Due to the age of some of the crockery is not suitable for putting in the dishwasher, freezer or microwave. Handle with love and care!
About our hand stamped items:
Before you purchase one of our beautiful hand stamped products you may want to know a little more about it.
Each item of cutlery we stamp is a genuine vintage silver plated piece which has been sourced and purchased by Dormouse and The Teapot from within the UK. We stamp each letter of your chosen phrase individually by hand using traditional tools and methods in our little workshop situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It is then carefully cleaned and polished, before being wrapped up in pretty tissue and stickers perfect for gifting.
Each piece is unique, so the images you see on this website are a representative example of the piece, we cannot guarantee a specific design or handle. Due to the nature of stamping there may be variations in alignment and spacing of letters. As every item of our cutlery is genuinely old, there may be some light scratches and signs of wear, all part of the charm. Wash only by hand, and handle with love and care.
Each item of our jewellery is made from lightweight aluminum which has been sourced and purchased by Dormouse and The Teapot from within the UK. Aluminum shines up beautfully and looks very similar to silver, it does not tarnish and is lead and nickel free.
Where there is patterning on our jewellery this has been made hand, mill rolling the item with decorative plates. We stamp each letter/image of your chosen phrase/design individually by hand, and shape and fnish the item using traditional tools and methods.