We offer a personal delivery service Canterbury wide and elsewhere by arrangement. Viewings at and collections from our Rolleston base are welcome by appointment.
Welcome. I’m Maureen, avid fine china collector and owner of The China Cabinet.
In 2007, my best friend and I hosted a tea party for family and friends. The table was laden with finger-sized club sandwiches, a variety of mini savouries, scones with jam and cream as well as a selection of dainty cream cakes. This was all beautifully displayed and served on our finest collection of china, silverware, crystal and linen.
Our guests were so delighted, not only with the food but with the beautiful presentation. It created quite an impression and lots of happy memories.
From here came the idea to offer for hire the tableware to others wanting to host tea parties in the same way. The China Cabinet was established.
We are now a boutique hire company specialising in providing a full range of quality vintage tableware for all occasions. And our collection continues to expand.
I do especially love that The China Cabinet has allowed me to indulge my passion for collecting vintage English fine china.
Many of the pieces I have in my collection were gifted as birthday, engagement, wedding and anniversary presents to their original owners but sat in china cabinets admired but considered too special to be used. I believe they are too beautiful not to be used.
My preference is for china produced in England during the last century, Royal Albert in particular is a favourite. I love the endless variety of colours and patterns. The intricate designs and the gold gilding make these timeless works of art.
I so look forward to sharing them with you.
Our collection of beautiful vintage tableware will add a touch of elegance to any special occasion
We supply to private individuals, caterers, venues, event planners, stylists and more. We supply for birthdays & anniversaries, baby showers, engagements, bridal showers, weddings, retirement parties, garden parties, afternoon teas & high teas.
What we offer
Not sure about items or quantities required? Let us help. With over 16 years’ experience we can assist with all the small details to ensure the perfect setup for your special occasion.
We have a vast hire collection catering to all events from small to large. It is all in immaculate condition with many colours and patterns available.