This is absolutely THE box I most look forward to receiving! Packaging and shipping has been super awesome - I live on the other side of the planet on a tiny island in the central Pacific Ocean, and every item in every box has arrived in pristine condition. Words cannot describe how lovely the china is - very special. The books are unique and great reads, and the 'posh biscuits' and extra treats have been wonderful. Oh and the tea varieties are unique and fabulous too - every one has been a flavor or brand I've never tried (or even seen) before. Gillian is a brilliant hostess/curator and so helpful if you have a question. You cannot go wrong with this subscription!
Love love love!! Totally worth every penny!! Can’t wait til next month!!!
Likely one of if not my favorite box! I love that the owner is personal- with emails about her home and her country as well as quick updates and personal touches. The pictures alone say it all- the chocolate was divine! The soap- I LOVE! and obviously the china tea set is just lovely! Every little goodie, the book and the china set was perfect!
The box itself was slightly battered but the absolutely lovely china set inside made it to the other side of the world without a scratch.
The china is so beautiful I just couldn’t resist immediately using it for a nice afternoon tea with the ginger biscuits (after a quick wash of course). My little teapot doesn’t quite match the vintage set but luckily the tablecloth did.
I received my first Vintage Teatime today. It arrived faster than expected and packed with extra care to make sure all the treasures arrived in perfect condition. The vintage china was perfectly styled for one of my favorite reading nooks. I'm looking forward to enjoying the lovely variety of teas and the biscuits look tasty too. I am sure to enjoy them all while I read the book "Happy" that is sure to cheer and advise in this uncertain time. Bonus candies and tea bag/spoon rest will be enjoyed as well.
I highly recommend this box and will anxiously await my next Vintage Teatime.
The box was a lovely experience and you could tell it was put together with care. The china was beautiful and the book has been great so far, I loved the little touches like the Wispa, the mints and the toffees in the china and the kettle shaped small dish- the biscuits were delicious too! Overall an amazing box, I would definitely look at buying it again when I can.
A fantastic first impression for my experience with Cratejoy. Vintage Teatime was exactly what I hoped for and more!
Gillian is so sweet and curated such lovely items. She was very communicative and an absolute joy!
If I had space in my home to continue with this subscription forever I would, hopefully I will be able to reactivate at some point ;) I’m saving up for a tea chest to store all my cups and accessories.
The tea cup sets are stunning! The teas and biscuits are delicious as well as some new discoveries for me! The books are fascinating and the bonus surprise gift is the icing on top!
For bonus gifts across 3 months I received:
-the coasters in the image in my first box
-a floral teapot-shaped dish that I use for my teabags after use
-a stationary set
Loved my box! It was fun opening the little packages and I love my teacup!
I am thrilled with my first box and excited to see the next. What my photograph doesn't show is the lovely spoon rest that my daughter pinched as soon as I opened it!
I loooove my teatime box! I love my teacup, teas, biscuits, book and teabag rest. It’s so obvious every item was selected with great care. My Sunday morning tea and biscuits never tasted so good! ☺️
Just wish it were not international for me. It took longer because of the pandemic. But everything arrive perfectly. Thanks
I couldn't get to my tea kettle fast enough after receiving this box. Even though I was expecting a china tea cup and saucer and plate, tea, and cookies, It was SO FUN opening the box to see what the china pattern would be and what the tea flavors would be. All the goodies, all together. Just add hot water and let the pampering relaxation begin!! Things were wrapped up inside and it seemed like I just kept finding things! Books are difficult to choose for someone else, but Gillian found one that I'm interested in reading. PLUS the extra surprise - I'm not telling what it was. :D I love love love Loooooooooooove this box. I'll be looking forward to receiving this each month.
I received this box as a birthday present.
Thank you:) The tea cup with the saucers are beautiful! I also love reading books. Different teas with cookies and chocolate were also included.
I am looking forward to trying the teas in the cup and reading the books.
All the items were very well secured and there was a "fragile" tape on the box- thank you for taking extra care with the package.
apart from the box just being great itself, I have never had better customer service anywhere! That just makes a world of a difference.
Thank you so much, Gillian, for all of your newsletters that made me feel less alone and more connected to people and the world again; thank you for the wonderfully, individually packaged things that made me feel like I was opening a bunch of surprises from a friend (which I feel like you are now, after 5 months of boxes!); thank you for extra carefully wrapping all the beautifully curated teatime china that traveled half the globe to get to me (and for the surprise candies inside each teacup!); and, most of all, thank you for all of your dedicated and hard work in putting together and creating such delightful boxes that feel more like care-packages from a distant family member! I have enjoyed everything, immensely. Keep up the lovely work you are doing!
I opened this box last night and shared a cup of tea, some biscuits, and chocolate with my boyfriend. Everything tasted great. It's nice that each box is unique and thoughtful. The book is something I would never have found otherwise and I'm interested to read it. It's a little bit of English/European culture in a box. I had just planned to try this box once because I wanted my own China tea set for myself, but I am definitely going to get another box when all the treats are gone so my boyfriend and me can both have a set. With the price of shipping it is in the higher range for price, but I think it's worth it.
I am so so so glad to have found this subscription box. The items are absolutely amazing and so fun to open. It's a box you can open and truly enjoy! I recommend everyone have this box and it would make a great gift as well. Each tea cup saucer set is truly vintage and unique! The customer service is exceptional, personal and warm.
Received my first box on Friday and it was perfect! My daughter and myself had wanted to try this box for ages and I had mentioned it when subscribing. When we unboxed everything there was even a little note and a treat just for my daughter in the box. Absolutely love the whole concept and look forward to filling up my cupboard with unique tea cups and plates. :)
Gave this as a gift to our Nana. She absolutely loved it and was more than excited to see what was in the next box. 12/10 would recommend.
It’s clear that a lot of thought goes into these boxes everything was very well wrapped even with a little note in! The China was beautiful and the biscuits so yummy! Thank you!
This is such a wonderful subscription. I purchased it as a gift for my mother-in-law and have been absolutely delighted with the quality of the box and the wonderful customer service provided. Gillian goes above and beyond to create the perfect gifts. She even emailed photos of the boxes to me so that I could see just what my mother-in-law was getting each month. I definitely recommend this subscription!
This is seriously the most adorable and quaint subscription box I've ever received. The tea cup (with matching plates), book, tea, and biscuits are perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up. It's clear this subscription box was curated with love and care. I would highly recommend to anyone who loves tea and books. :)
I bought this for my daughter for Christmas as a Christmas gift and boy did she glow when she opened it she loved it I will continue on with the subscription for her. She loved everything about it she’s an old soul. She loved the food she loved the cups she loved the book everything was suited for her and it fit her personality so well the designs on the cup it’s like the person who put the box together knew my daughter this was the best subscription box that ever came. My daughter is only 14 years old and like I said she’s an old soul
Lovely vintage china. Perfect to add to my teapot collection. Candies were different but good. And the biscuits were delicious.
I got the package a week sooner than expected. It was a very pleasant surprise.
I got my first box and opened it yesterday. It was truly lovely and I adored everything in the box. The book looks so wonderful. The cup and two(!) plates are divine! Everything was blue and white and silver and I so appreciate the way you matched the colors. Thank you for the care you take in selecting the items, and for the effort you make to keep packaging green. I'm so happy I signed up for your club. I wish you all good things in this new year.