Friday, January 27, 2012

Will You Be Joining Us For Tea?

Will you be joining us for Tea?

We're excited to tell you about our upcoming "Tea at Two" series which will be held on select Thursday afternoons at two o'clock: Join us for afternoon tea and a special guest speaker or presentation. Reservations will be required, as seating will be limited to 15 people (per event).

Stay tuned for more information coming soon :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Setting an Elegant Table? Use Vintage China that's pristine

There will be times when using the Country-styled settings just won't Shabby for you! You may look at the silver and see the blackened tarnish and think "it just looks dirty." When planning your elegant party or event, keep in mind that the eye eats first!

If your eye comes to the table and sees "vintage-y" or "shabby" and not pristine, you may be off-put, if just a little. How many times have you seen an elegant cup and saucer and instantly, you spot the crack that has weathered many cups of tea and is slightly browned from age? That is NOT the cup you want to use for your elegant affair.

When you are planning your event, check every piece that will go on the table and remove finger prints, remove the black from the flatware if using silver, ensure there is no "build up" inside the cups, launder and press the linens. Better yet, you could use Fancy That - we rent vintage china and unqiue glassware. We also rent vintage flatware - silver plated "hollow ware" from about 1860 to about 1945. Each piece is shined, cleaned, rinsed, sanitized and packed, ready for your use (there may be some use marks and light scratching on the china and flatware, but overall, the condition is good to great). You'll never find a "flea bite" on the saucer (those nastly little "dings" that take a small chip from the smooth china) or that under-glaze fine cracking called crazing. Each cup is inspected three times before they are packed for your use. All the silver, no matter if it is a serving tray or flatware, is shined to near perfection - if there is age that cannot be removed from the vintage pieces, we let you know in advance (like around the handle of the vintage urns or flower pots).

Enjoy your dinner party or event and remember...when you are looking for that elegant table, use the pristine china instead of the "shabby". Enjoy your party!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tregothnan Tea mentioned in Conde Nast Traveler

You may recall that Fancy That is selling Tregothnan Tea - the only tea actually grown in England - in our Tea Boutique here in the USA. It is always nice when a product we carry and adore, is mentioned in the Press.

In the latest issue of Conde Nast Traveler, Mr. Incognito visits Claridge's (a hotel known as an extension of Buckingham Palace for its hosting Royals) located in Mayfair, the poshest of London's neighborhoods. In the "tea" section is the mention of Tregothnan Tea - the only tea grown in England. You can see the article here.

If you are interested in trying Tregothnan Tea but can't get to Claridge's, give Fancy That's Tea Boutique a call and order up a box of sachets! We'd be pleased to fill your order! toll free 1-888-32-32-TEA (1-888-323-2832).

Enjoy the article!