Tea-riffic idea for afternoon fund-raiser

Nina HAtcher, left and Sue Frost of Lily and Lace
Nina HAtcher, left and Sue Frost of Lily and Lace

A hobby which ended up as a business will help boost funds for a local toddler group.

Nina Hatcher and Sue Frost are staging A Truly Vintage Affair at The Barn, Scorton, on Saturday, April 20.

The pair, who run Lily and Lace Vintage Crockery Hire, lend out their extensive collection of vintage crockery for special events around Garstang, Longridge and further afield.

Nina, who lives in Cabus, said: “The satisfaction of taking tea from fine bone china teacups, as our grandmothers did, is much more satisfying than drinking out of a pot mug. Vintage bone china crockery does not have to be brought out on high days and holidays then put away for another year.

“Our business was born out of my long standing love of trawling through second hand shops, charity shops and auction houses looking for pretty trios.

“My collection of fine bone china crockery grew through my Mum passing down some beautiful pieces. While chatting about the business to my best buddy Sue the ideas started to flow and she soon became an integral part in setting up the business.

“We expanded the idea to include handmade bunting and linens, glassware, lace tablecloths and napkins.”

There will be two sittings on April 20: luncheon from noon and afternoon tea from 3 pm. Tickets are £11 each and proceeds will go to Scorton Toddler Group.

Telephone 0788 7821187 for tickets.