I am often asked, “where can I find inexpensive teacups? “ That is a great question. There are several resources that you might consider if you want to add to your teacup collection. Owning an assortment of affordable cups and saucers will come in handy for children’s tea parties, additional guests, gifts, picnics and more.
Here are a few of my “go to” resources.
1. Maryland China Company
Maryland China Company offers both wholesale and retail sales. They primarily offer white china which can be used for almost everything. They also offer paintable china for your own custom designs. Maryland China’s prices are always low but their clearance section is absolutely rock bottom and you can find some super cool designs. Today, I found toast and tea sets for as low as $3.75 each!
Visit their clearance section here and be sure to read the requirements for purchase.
2. Magpie Marketing
If you are looking for British China then look no further than Magpie Marketing. While Magpie is essentially a wholesale company their purchase minimum is SUPER LOW so anyone can probably find a way to work with them. Here are a few examples of things they recently featured on their site.
-Mix and Match China Cups and Saucers – Bone China $5 each
-Oversized Breakfast Cups and Saucers- Bone China $10 each
-London Design Teacups and Saucer (set of 2) – $8
3. Ebay Lots
Ebay has long been a “go to” place for china. I have found many teacups on this site however, there is a key to saving money. Here it is! Always shop for teacup lots. You will not only save money on the cups and saucers you will also save money on shipping.
Here are some recent finds:
-30 piece set of Grosvenor china teacups – $15.00 plus shipping
-4 cups set vintage pink and gold teacups set – $12 plus shipping
-23 vintage Royal Albert teacups. – $220 plus shipping (very collectible)
Click here and put teacup lot in search box.
Last but not least, you can always search for inexpensive teacup sets at garage sales, thrift stores and at Overstock.com
Tea Party Girl Asks: Where have you found teacups? Leave a comment and share your strategy!