Teacups aren’t just for sipping tea

Teacups aren’t just for sipping tea

When I admitted to being a plate-a-holic in this post, I should have confessed to being infatuated with vintage teacups and saucers too.  They are so charismatic and lovable.  They aren’t just for sipping tea either.  No… they have way more potential then that. Here are a few pictures of my very own tiny collection.

Vintage Teacup collection displayed in glass birdcage

These are displayed inside a French looking glass birdcage.  My intention was not to collect them but gather a few and turn them into individual yet exceptionally impressive treasures.   But as you can see above, I haven’t.  It’s been hard parting with them (insert tiny violin).

brightly colored vintage teacups and saucers

The colors, the daintiness, the sound they make when you place the cup on the saucer.  Just having them around makes me feel more sophisticated.

Stacked antique cups and saucers

I can see myself now – ringing the bell, asking for tea then sitting down on a velvet settee with a friend discussing the garden as we remove our long white gloves.  In my best Dowager voice, “Oh, here’s the tea.  Would you like one lump or two?  What, you can’t talk flowers and butterflies?  You’re down in the dumps?  Well don’t be a defeatist dear, it’s very middle class“.   Then you hear me clink and slurp.  LOL  Anyone else miss Downton Abby besides me?!

Hand painted vintage teacup and saucer in gold and lilac

Okay onto the reason for this post.  You don’t have to be like me.  Well you could, I am fantabulous.  But just in case, there are oodles of wonderful ideas for teacups and saucers.

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Teacup Ideas:

How about making a gorgeous teacup wreath like this?  I think it would take a lot of hot glue but totally worth it!

Teacup wreath with plate created by Anna Lowry

Photo by Anna Lowry


This idea is genius and very accommodating to the birdies (uh and the squirrels).

Teacup bird feeder by Bushel and a Peck

Found on Bushel and a Peck


What about this unique candelabra as a statement centerpiece?  Yes, please.

teacup candelabra made with vintage cups and saucers

Found on Southern Vintage


None of those tip your teacup?  What about these?

A Teacup Clock

Or this adorable Herb Garden

Or a Teacup Garden under a cloche

Or a Teacup Candle – I’ve made this one.  And it makes a great gift for another vintage lover like me!

Or Curtain Tiebacks – say whaaat?!

Or a Teacup Lamp or a Teacup Pendant Light

Surely you can begin to understand my infatuation with teacups and saucers – right?  Have you made something extraordinary?  Send a picture!  Better yet, have me over for tea and we’ll put our pinkies up and chat about it.   😉








  1. Patricia
    May 31, 2017 / 6:04 am

    “… put our pinkies up and chat.” That’s adorable!

  2. June 4, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    I never knew there were so many ways you could use a teacup! I loved seeing these unique ideas.

    • Cindy
      June 5, 2017 / 9:28 am

      Thank you Kelly. So glad you liked it and thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great week.

    • June 5, 2017 / 9:32 am

      Thank you Kelly. So glad you liked it and thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great week.