Creating a Lasting Impression and Happy Memories

I’m often asked what kind of event my china is used for, and I reply all sorts of tea party type events big or small, where people choose to use the tea ware, with all the beautiful colours and patterns, to enhance their tables. This includes all of life’s special milestones. From baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, birthdays, retirements, funerals, office shouts, networking events, product promotions, photo shoots, anniversaries, centenaries and of course Mother’s Day events. That’s what I love most about what I’m doing. It’s always different and I never know what’s just around the corner but one thing I do know, is using the china tea ware at their event, whatever it is, seems to make people very happy.

One very memorable event was for a lady who had never had a birthday party in her life. She reached a particular milestone and decided she was going to celebrate by treating all of her family and friends to a fabulous party. She hired a marvelous venue with chandeliers and all. As well as a dinner and dance, guests were being treated to a lavish afternoon tea to start the proceedings. This is where The China Cabinet came in. We were asked to deliver to the venue in the North Island, and loving a road trip we were very happy to oblige. I’m happy to say not one piece of china got broken on that trip and I still treasure the thank you letter from that lovely lady, saying how we had helped to make her birthday very special.

Kind words

“The China Cabinet is a china lover’s paradise. Maureen has taken care in ensuring she has the most beautiful collection of fine china pieces for people to enjoy and use, her collection range goes far wider than any other person’s collection I have seen. Maureen’s pieces are perfectly intact and are always delivered in person. She offers to help set up her china for events to ensure it is always looking ‘just right’. I have used her pieces for a variety of different events/occasions, from high teas, lunches and afternoon teas and I would never look anywhere else again when it comes to hiring china.”

“The China Cabinet has the most beautiful vintage tea sets! Maureen never fails to provide an extremely smooth and reliable service! She always goes above and beyond! We have loved hiring from her for our Women in Engineering high tea events over the years and will continue to do so!”

“Thanks for having the most amazing hire products that have been so beautifully cared for! Everyone adored using the teacups and Tracey Allsopp Photography couldn’t get enough of those champagne glasses! You were so wonderful to deal with 🥰”

“I love your china so much. I have been following you for ages and I was always going to be using your china at my wedding.  I actually had you on Pinterest before I even had a fiancé 😂”

“I have hired silver trays, tea pots, cake stands and champagne glasses for high tea fundraisers and birthday parties. Everything was well organised and reasonably priced. Highly recommended!”

“Fantastic selection of china! Such fun selecting each piece for my daughter’s first birthday, will definitely hire from here again.”

“Maureen has an impressive China collection and was a absolute pleasure to deal with from initial enquiries through to collection & recipe advice. Thank you!”

“This event was a great success last year and your gorgeous tea sets really elevate the high tea experience.”

“I have hired from The China Cabinet several times and have been impressed with both the quality of china and other items for hire, and the impeccable customer service provided by Maureen. The whole process of selecting china to pickup/delivery is stress free every time and the china is top quality – no chips or cracks or wear. My guests have always been “wowed” by the beautiful china. I highly recommend Maureen and The China Cabinet.”

“Honestly could not have been happier. There is everything you could ever hope to hire for a tea party at The China Cabinet and the array of options to select from is seemingly endless! When it comes to tea and china, Maureen is passionate and knows exactly what she’s doing which made the whole process so much fun and so easy. She was so wonderful to work with – having an amazing collection of very pretty and high quality china, and is also such a lovely person. Could not recommend working with The China Cabinet enough.”