The Vintage Hamper Company
Traditional willow picnic hampers beautifully fitted out-  with the addition of English vintage china,  picnic baskets and accessories.

We offer:

    • The loveliest new elegant willow picnic hampers and baskets fitted with quality accessories -  with the unique addition of English vintage fine bone china
    • Willow chiller baskets, tweed picnic chiller bags & rugs 
    • Lovely accessories for Garden and Home
    • Traditional soft toys
    • Gorgeous scarves and quilts in handprinted Indian cottons

One of our unique and elegant hampers and willow baskets will make your summer concert, picnic or your daily chores more of a pleasure...

Or make a memorable gift that will never date.

Each hamper is unique .....

Our Inspiration .....

From the mid 16th century imported Chinese Porcelain was highly prized in Europe and its production method a closely guarded secret. The German Meissen factory first unlocked the formula in Europe in 1708 and the first English success came in 1748 in Thomas Frye’s factory in Bow, East London.

By 1750 there were  130 potteries in Staffordshire and by the end of the century Josiah Spode had perfected the process of making what came to be know as bone china at his factory in Stoke - using bone ash and white clay from Cornwall, fired in the heat of Staffordshire coal.

In 1791 the East India Company announced it would no longer be importing Chinese Porcelain – and for almost 200 years fine bone china produced in and around Stoke on Trent became an almost exclusively English product. - and we love to use it in our hampers today

Catherine Hughes - founder The Vintage Hamper Company