Where To Find Inexpensive Teacups

Apr 8, 2014 by

 

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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.

In addition, some people have grown a business hiring out pretty crockery for tea parties. The business can also host and cater for the tea parties, depending upon the business owner’s intent for the business. More on this idea in another post…

Here are a few of my “go to” resources.

1. 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)

 

Here are some beautiful options for inexpensive tea cups and saucers available right now :

 

Lot Of 20 pieces Longchamp France Nemours Sugar Lid Cups Saucers Side Plates

$60.00
End Date: Friday Nov-7-2014 8:43:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $60.00
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Royal Stuart Spencer Stevenson Bone China England Teacup & Saucer - Gold Floral

$9.95
End Date: Sunday Nov-30-2014 8:09:09 PST
Buy It Now for only: $9.95
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Dansk MESA Turquoise Dinner Plates & Salad Plates Dishes Lot Japan 14 Pcs Mix

$49.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Nov-3-2014 7:09:51 PST
Buy It Now for only: $64.99
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Dansk MESA White Sand Dinner Plates & Salad Plates Dishes Lot Japan 12 Pcs Mix

$29.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Nov-3-2014 7:08:17 PST
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MIKASA. INTAGLIO CAC 01 ARABELLA. 14 PIECE LOT COFFEE& TEA CUPS

$14.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Monday Nov-3-2014 5:21:40 PST
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Lot (29 pieces)Tableware White Soup Bowls, 7" & 8" Diameter Tea cups/saucers

$28.77
End Date: Monday Nov-10-2014 5:13:55 PST
Buy It Now for only: $28.77
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KANGEN WATER FILTER IONIZER SD501 SD 501 ENAGIC CLEANER ION NEW FILTER 2

$1,699.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-1-2014 0:25:46 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $2,499.99
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Mixed Lot of English Bone China Tea Cups and Saucers

$60.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Nov-6-2014 19:59:37 PST
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Mikado china tea cups dessert plate. Tina pattern

$6.99
End Date: Saturday Nov-29-2014 14:03:30 PST
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
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5 assorted bone china cups & saucers Rosina Coldough Crown Staffordshire Maruku

$25.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Nov-6-2014 11:57:56 PST
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MIX LOT OF 3 DIFFERENT TEA CUPS 2 ROYAL ALBERT-1 CROWN ROYAL

$6.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-4-2014 10:45:47 PST
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MIX LOT OF 8 DIFFERENT TEA CUP SAUCERS REGENCY-ROYAL ALBERT-ROSINA-STAFFORDSHIRE

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-4-2014 10:37:27 PST
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Antique Vintage Handpainted painted Lefton China tea cup and & saucer plate lot

$19.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Nov-5-2014 14:41:40 PST
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China tea cups Made in England Lot of 5

$11.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-8-2014 12:37:07 PST
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Steampunk Disney Alice in Wonderland jewelry lot~Tim Burton vintage style

$14.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-1-2014 12:40:57 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $24.00
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The Cup of Destiny Fortune Telling Tea Cup Set Tea Leaf Reading Divination Tool

$59.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Nov-5-2014 8:39:40 PST
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SALE Russian Imperial Lomonosov Porcelain Tea cup and saucer Net Blues 22K Gold

$54.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Nov-3-2014 5:30:59 PST
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1 Box Ganocafe Ginseng Tongkat Ali Coffee With Ganoderma Extract By Gano Excel

$15.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Oct-31-2014 23:16:22 PDT
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a095 Japanese Pottery Tea Cups Pot Set BANKOYAKI on Artist Name Zaimei Wood BOX

$10.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-2-2014 20:18:59 PST
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a097 Chinese ShinsyaYu Pottery Six Tea Cups Tea pot Set

$10.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Nov-2-2014 20:18:59 PST
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Fine China Rose Floral Designs Gold Edging Assortment 1 Tea cup & 2 Saucer Lot

$8.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-2-2014 17:51:52 PST
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LIBERTY BLUE STAFFORDSHIRE, SERVICE FOR FOUR w/ SERVING DISHES, PLATTER

$49.95 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Nov-2-2014 16:28:35 PST
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LOT OF SIX PIECES ANTIQUE ROYAL CROWN DERBY IMARI PATTERN ODD CUPS

$9.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Nov-2-2014 16:20:40 PST
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Beautiful Lot of 4 Vintage Yamamoto Fine Bone China Tea Cups Made In Japan

$14.99
End Date: Friday Nov-7-2014 13:13:30 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
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Beautiful Lot of 5 Vintage Yamato China Tea Cups Made In Japan

$14.99
End Date: Friday Nov-7-2014 13:13:29 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Beautiful Vintage Rose Royal Stuart Fine Bone China Tea Cup & Saucer England

$9.99
End Date: Friday Nov-7-2014 13:13:27 PST
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
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17 MIXED LOT LIVINGWARE CORELLE CORNING SNOWFLAKE BLUE GARLAND PLATES BOWLS CUPS

$8.49 (2 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-2-2014 12:49:11 PST
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Adams Calyx Ware SINGAPORE BIRD Tea Cup & Saucer (Set of 4) New Black Mark *EUC*

$30.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-2-2014 10:52:15 PST
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Mixed Lot of ENGLISH PORCELAIN: 2 Tea Cups/4 Saucers/1 Dessert Plate White/Gold

$15.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Nov-2-2014 10:50:05 PST
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Mix of Four(4) Tea Cups and saucers

$20.50 (10 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-4-2014 6:36:11 PST
Bid now | Add to watch list

 

CLICK HERE for The Full List of Cheap Tea Cups and Saucers Available

 

 

2. Amazon.com

Now they don’t sound like a specialist tea or china or porcelain company, do they? But with the online influence and effective ‘buying power’ that Amazon have, they can provide some truly competitive deals. Couple that with the fact that you can read what other people have said about the products they’ve purchased by way of Reviews, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect if you purchase a product from this heavyweight. Add to that the likelihood of qualifying for free postage, super-fast postage and great customer service (think : what will happen if you have a breakage during delivery?) and you’ll likely be very pleased with your inexpensive teacups purchase.

Here’s an example of a gorgeous set, with a high customer review rating from quite a high number of customers :

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Rose Chintz 8 Ounce Porcelain Tea Cup & Saucer Set of 4

 

3. 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.

 

4.  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

 

Visit their site here and check out their amazing offers.

 

5. Paintable Tea Cups

Now, if it’s paintable inexpensive tea cups you’re after, whether a mug, pitcher, tea pot or teaset, visit Ann’s Ceramics!  These are paint-your-own ceramic bisque beverage items for those who want that personal touch, or a tea party to remember. Ann’s Ceramics produce your bisque after your order is placed and delivers them to your front door – it’s ready for any type of color product and their site gives details on how to apply paint.  Very reasonably priced and how wonderful would this be for a special Mother’s Day gift, or a tea party for girls?

Click here to visit Ann’s Ceramics.

 

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!

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2 Comments

  1. Patti Belutty

    I have found some beautiful tea cups at Home Goods, and T. J. Maxx. And of course, at local flea markets and yard sales.

  2. Susan

    Thanks so much for the tip about eBay! I have often looked there at single teacups but the price was just too high. Searching for teacup lots gave lists with much better prices.

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