Where To Find Inexpensive Teacups

Apr 8, 2014 by

 

Cheap Tea Cups and Saucers

Cheap Tea Cups Can Be Found if You Know How

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 :

 

3 Minton Vineyard Bone China Tea Cup and Saucer Lot

$3.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday May-2-2015 10:22:50 PDT
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Franciscan Duet Cup and Saucer - Lot of 4 sets REALLY NICE ! Take a Peek

$11.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday May-2-2015 7:27:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $15.99
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Lenox China MORNING BLOSSEM Collection CUP AND SAUCER Lot of 2 NEW

$16.99
End Date: Sunday May-24-2015 14:11:44 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Avocado Green Lenox Ware Melamine Melmac Wide Mouth Tea Cup lot Lenotex

$0.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Apr-29-2015 6:07:22 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

3 ARCOROC France Smoky Brown Coffee Tea Cup lot

$0.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Apr-29-2015 6:04:00 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Franciscan China Rosette tea cup lot of 7

$34.99
End Date: Saturday May-23-2015 19:51:01 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $34.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ROYAL ALBERT TROUSSEAU COFFEE CAN CUP AND SAUCER LOT #78

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Apr-30-2015 18:12:47 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

CZECHOSLOVAKIA MZ AUSTRIA ALTROHLAU BRIDAL ROSE CUP AND SAUCER LOT #70

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Apr-30-2015 17:41:12 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

2 SETS MADE IN JAPAN SHAMROCK CUP AND SAUCER LOT #75

$15.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Apr-30-2015 17:25:35 PDT
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2 SETS CASTLETON CHINA CORSAGE TURQUOISE & SILVER TRIM CUP AND SAUCER LOT #74

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Apr-30-2015 17:25:03 PDT
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Vintage IncaWare Nestle`s Cup and Saucer / Lot of 5

$29.99
End Date: Saturday May-23-2015 16:57:34 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Federal Glass Sharon Cabbage Rose Cup and Saucer! Lot of 2!

$9.38 (0 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Apr-30-2015 14:03:57 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

FABULOUS FIRE KING JADEITE CUP AND SAUCER ALICE PATTERN LOT OF 6

$99.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Apr-28-2015 12:42:01 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage MZ Austria White Porcelain Cup and Saucer Lot

$12.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Apr-29-2015 15:47:32 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $24.99
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage 1940s Burgess & Leigh Burleigh Ware England Viscount Cup and Saucer Lot

$18.48
End Date: Friday May-22-2015 15:33:10 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $18.48
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

blue willow tea cup lot of 2 johnson bros England dishwasher safe shabby chic EC

$0.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Apr-29-2015 11:26:23 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Iris and Herringbone Clear Glass Cup and Saucer Lot #2

$5.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Apr-29-2015 11:00:24 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Vintage Beautiful Riverside Scene Painted Tea Cup Lot Of 5 Multi Color

$65.99
End Date: Friday May-22-2015 9:09:46 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $65.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Lot of 2 Canonsburg FANTASIA Green Flowers Dinnerware cups only

$4.50
End Date: Friday May-22-2015 8:35:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

FLOWER POT TEA CUP LOT

$16.00
End Date: Thursday May-21-2015 20:20:59 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

 

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

 

 

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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Gracie China Rose Chintz 8-Ounce Porcelain Tea Cup and 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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