Our story – Who we are
We are curators of one of a kind vintage details for life’s favourite moments.
Hunters and collectors of vintage treasures ready to create a new story with heart.
Believers in steadfast love, family, good times and the offbeat.
We’re for the originals. Inventive, carefree and lighthearted.
Share. Respect. Encourage. Be worthy of each other.
No one likes housework – so do it together.
Time is precious – so moments together matter.
Make it meaningful.
What we do
A faithfully vintage collection for hire that comfortably caters for up to 200 guests be it a wedding, high tea or picnic get together.
A highly edited vintage collection for hire specialising in tableware, drinkware, high tea crockery and picnic ware. We’ve done the legwork for you.
- Based in Melbourne servicing greater Melbourne, Yarra Valley + Dandenong Ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Bendigo, as well as Geelong, Ballarat and Gippsland direct to couples/party planners and stylists/florists/caterers.
- DIY collect and return at no extra cost or use our super convenient delivery/pick up service for orders over $100 (Melbourne + Bendigo locations only).
- Prices include a long four-day hire so you have lots of time to do your set-up and pack-down.
- Look before you hire. Simply arrange a time to explore our Studio.
- No one likes washing up after a party. So we take care of it for you.
- Flexible payment options. EFT, PayPal or Square with your credit or debit card.
Our quality guarantee
You’ll love it. Guaranteed.
We stand by the collection we curate. With an unwavering value on authenticity and beauty, never imitation, we hope that every plate, glass, teacup and cutlery piece that passes from us to you makes the moment meaningful.
If you’re not happy with your order each and every time, drop us a line – human to human – so we can make it right.
So just who is Betty May?
It’s no secret that we love old things. But we want more people to value the old.
Old has a story to tell; a comforting warmth; a sense of lasting.
Please don’t get us wrong. We love modern, order, minimalism. Sometimes less is more.
Yet we always find ourselves drawn to things that aren’t so flawless. Antique, previously loved, recycled, repurposed, salvaged.
Old things carry a character that the brand-new just can’t master, no matter how hard they try.
And when old things are preserved and lovingly used, we gain in so many ways. Not only do we preserve things that might end up in landfill, we also respect the heritage of a bygone era, giving it a new story and meaning.
By mixing the old with the new at our weddings and celebrations we see exciting combinations of things that would probably not end up side-by-side normally.
Creative ideas that don’t really follow any known rules of style, yet give way to an unexpected style of its own.
A style with meaning.
Jennie & Erin Field xo
Did you notice the same surname? We’re a mother and daughter duo who adores old things. Betty May Vintage Hire was born from our shared love of combining the old and the new, celebrating milestones with family and friends, Erin’s 15+ years in marketing and events, and Jennie’s experience in running a boutique period hotel that hosted many weddings and celebrations.
And the name ‘Betty May’? That’s Jennie’s mum and Erin’s grandmother (see the three of us in the photo above) who’s own tea drinking, china loving and avid antique collecting ways have had an immeasurable influence on who we are. Naming our business after her is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to one very special lady in our lives.