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 :

 

Style House Platinum Ring, Coffee Cup and Saucer Lot of 4, Fine China

$12.00
End Date: Saturday Sep-24-2016 10:56:17 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.00
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GIBSON HOUSEWARES COFFEE /TEA CUP LOT OF 8 OFF WHITE w/BLUE BAND 3 "TALL

$5.00
End Date: Wednesday Aug-31-2016 6:37:34 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $5.00
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Red Cliff Ironstone Embossed Grape Vine Tea Cup lot B

$5.29
End Date: Friday Sep-16-2016 8:00:02 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $5.29
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Crown Bavaria Germany Fantasy Tea Cup and Saucer Lot Of 2 Pink Rose

$9.99
End Date: Monday Sep-5-2016 14:48:37 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
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Vintage Wheat Pattern Cup And Saucer-Lot Of 4

$5.00
End Date: Thursday Sep-8-2016 7:41:00 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $5.00
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Wedgwood Patrician Tea Cup Lot of 2 NEW old stock

$9.99
End Date: Monday Sep-26-2016 7:58:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.99
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Jeannette Iris Herringbone Wines 4 1/2" , Tumbler 6 1/8" & tea cup - Lot of 8

$9.99 (1 Bid)
End Date: Wednesday Aug-31-2016 15:37:38 PDT
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VintageTea Cup and Saucer Lot of 8 Gold Accents French Court Kronester Bavaria

$42.21
End Date: Sunday Sep-25-2016 16:27:06 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $42.21
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Noritake AZALEA Cup & Saucer - 8 Cups & 8 Saucers - Used - #19322

$29.99
End Date: Thursday Sep-8-2016 5:48:58 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $29.99
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Independence Ironstone Interpace Japan - Blue Tea Cup, Lot of Seven (7)

$7.95 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Sep-2-2016 7:00:17 PDT
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New 100ml Chinese JingDe GongFu Tea Porcelain White Jade Gaiwan teacup Cup

$13.98
End Date: Monday Sep-12-2016 4:38:49 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $13.98
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Farberware White Christmas Cup And Saucer Lot Of 2 1995 Katherine Babanovsky

$6.95
End Date: Thursday Sep-1-2016 5:05:23 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $6.95
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Made in Occupied Japan Teacup (lot 278)

$6.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-13-2016 5:36:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $6.00
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Pig Coffee Tea cup LOT (3) KILN Craft Applause Current Japan UK

$10.00
End Date: Saturday Sep-24-2016 22:15:27 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $10.00
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Royal Albert Bone China England- Violets for Love Teacup (lot 392)

$5.00
End Date: Friday Sep-16-2016 15:08:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $5.00
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Corelle Mirage Cup and Saucer Lot of 4

$9.00
End Date: Thursday Sep-1-2016 12:33:04 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $9.00
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3 Traditional Japanese Dishes Teacup Lot

$5.49
End Date: Thursday Sep-8-2016 5:25:48 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $5.49
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5 SETS TEA Cup lot ELIZABETHAN , BLUEBIRD ROYAL MINSTER CONSORT BONE CHINA

$19.18
End Date: Tuesday Sep-6-2016 15:16:39 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $19.18
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Pfaltzgraff Naturewood Coffee/Tea Cup and Saucer - Lot of 7

$20.00
End Date: Thursday Sep-1-2016 17:47:51 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $20.00
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VINTAGE JAPANESE GEISHA PORCELAIN TEA CUP AND SAUCER LOT HAND PAINTED IN JAPAN

$18.73
End Date: Saturday Sep-10-2016 21:24:14 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $18.73
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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!

 

Dawnya Sasse is the Tea Party Girl.  In 1997 she began combining her passion for afternoon tea and entrepreneurial adventure.  The result was 2 successful tea rooms and an online tea business training school http://www.StartATeaBusiness.com   Dawnya offers a huge variety of tea education resources perfect for the tea lover, hobbiest and those who want to start a tea career.

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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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