Reviews: The Very Vintage Hire Company Ltd

We’ve seen hundreds of hire companies in our time – after all, that’s our business! But The Very Vintage Hire Company is one of the coolest, we have to say. Just a few clicks around their website and you’ll quickly see that they’re a fashionable bunch with some very cool design ideas – and the amount of stock that they hire out is astonishing.

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The Story So Far

Despite their successes, Very Vintage actually started life as a university project in 2011. In 2009, founder Carmen was studying a degree in illustration and in her second year, started a small business selling handmade cake stands at fairs and markets with her pal Alex. Both mums, they juggled looking after their children with selling and crafting hundreds of cake stands. Juggling both soon became fairly difficult and in 2011, they had their first ever wedding booking after a couple bought a job lot of china for their special day. After trawling second hand shops, vintage fairs and markets for vintage china, they expanded their business to hiring out cool and quirky vintage china pieces. Since then, business has quite literally boomed – with a spot on the BBC show Be Your Own Boss and an editorial in Devon Life Magazine, the team has grown along with the business.

Very Vintage Stock

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Whether you want to hire vintage props for a wedding, special event, party or production, Very Vintage can help. With a vast range of stock, including bespoke signs, clapper boards, vintage games, bunting, stepladders and bird cages, as well as a range of catering equipment, such as popcorn and candy floss machines, they really have everything to make your event go off with a bang. Don’t know what you want from the booking? Send them an email and ask them to recommend a package  One of their most popular is the Fairground package, which includes a vast range of vintage fairground games, popcorn and candy floss machines, bunting and stepladders – plus three members of staff to run the stalls for you, plus, they’ll set up everything for you and then take everything away, too. You can save money by picking up goods yourself and you’ll get a discount of up to 10%.

Making a Booking

The easiest way to make a booking is to simply browse through the A-Z section of hire props – decide what you like, add to enquiry and then wait to hear back from Very Vintage. If an item has already been hired, you’ll be told at checkout – if not, Very Vintage will send you a quotation via email. If you agree to the quotation, you’ll then have to pay 20% up front as a deposit, with the rest of the payment due 21 days before the event. They’ll even send you an email 7 days before payment is due. If you have any queries or questions at any stage of the booking process, just send them an email and they’ll do their best to help.

The Very Vintage Hire Company Ltd – the perfect hire company for your vintage wedding, party or event.

DIY Tips: New Ways to Accesorise Your Home

Show off your accessories and make your rooms shine with personality by following our top tips to accessorising your home. Lamps, candles, rugs, cushions and canvas images – they’ll all add life to your room without being too overwhelming. After all, a bright pink cushion is far easier to live with than a bright pink wall! Take a look at this link for decorating materials to help you get started.

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  • Got some lovely plates? Instead of lining them up around your kitchen wall or on a formal dresser, arrange them in an informal pattern on the wall in another room of the house, as in the image above
  • Brighten up your bedroom without adding clutter in the form of decorative pieces or too much detail on the wall by using patterned bedclothes or by adding a patterned throw – it might sound obvious, but it adds interest to the room without taking up any extra space
  • Make a feature out of your favourite books and knick-knacks by displaying them on open shelving units – a brilliant way to make your books into a focal point. Group colours together and remember – don’t use the shelving unit as a dumping ground!
  • Hang a statement clock. Clocks used to only be hung in kitchens, but now, they’re becoming art in their own right – hang them in your living room, dining room or bedrooms
  • Choose a statement light feature or use a glam chandelier to add elegance to a room. Practical and stylish, light fittings are an easy way to accessorise
  • Add a faux fur throw. Fold it and hang it over the end of your bed for a luxurious feel, drape over a sofa or hang over a cosy armchair. Look for soft, strokable fabrics and not only will they add a glam feel to your room, but you can also wrap them around yourself on a cold night
  • Not got the budget to buy new textiles? Revamp them with a packet of fabric dye. In the kitchen, dye your apron, oven gloves and tea towels to give them a new lease of life, dye white towels for use in the bathroom or even a set of white bed covers if you’re creating a new colour scheme in your bedroom
  • Glass vases are an easy way to add opulence to any room – plus, you can pick them up really cheaply from charity shops. Display them in groups on shelving units or on windowsills
  • Make the room feel bigger in an instant by adding a freestanding mirror – in many cases, the larger the mirror, the better. Plus, it gives the room an opulent, luxurious feel
  • Transform the floor into a cosysnuggly, lounging spot by stacking large floor cushions
  • Makeover every day items like a vintage milk jug or old teacup into accessories – use them as vases or to display candles
  • Tie curtains back with jewelled ribbons for a luxurious look on a budget

Source: UKTV Home