Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ten Cent Tea Time

Once upon a time several years ago, I didn't really like tea cups. I loved vintage and shabby and all that, but I just wasn't really a fan of tea cups. It was during that time that I went to a yard sale and they had a little old tea cup for .10, so I bought it. The next week I was at another yard sale and there was another small old tea cup for .10. Over the course of that summer I picked up seven mini tea cups all for .10 each! I had an accidental collection on my hands.  I also found several saucers for .10 each, but there's not really room to have my cups on saucers where they're displayed right now. I'm not really sure why all the tea cups were .10 that summer... I haven't really seen any for that price since, but I LOVE my little collection! Without further introduction, here are my .10 tea cups!









32 comments:

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Beautiful set of cups, I think I like the pink one best. Something about a gold ring aroud dishes just gets me everytime.

Raggedy Girl said...

Angie:

What a bargain for such lovely treasures. I love to serve pudding and jello in tea cups. The kids get a real kick out of it.

Roberta Anne

Amy said...

I love your collection! what a great idea, I really like the green cup :-)

Aimee Kieffer, aka "Momzoo" said...

How cute!

Andrea said...

Your tea cups are so pretty! I'm going to have to keep an eye on the garage sales around here.

Bea said...

Lovely tea cups, Angie. And for the right price!

Lori said...

Hi Angie! Thank you for visiting! You did such a delightful post on tea cups and un-expected collections, which I have tons of!!LOL Visit again and I will tooo! Later,Lori

Butterfly Gardener said...

Hello, thanks for visiting my blog! Last year my husband found several 10 cent coffee cups, so know we have quite a collection of them!

Elizabeth said...

You have some really great, unusual tea cups here. I can't believe they were on 10 cents. They should be about 50 cents!

Bethany said...

so wear do you buy all of these wonderful items. You are an awesome shopper

Jewelgirl said...

Fabulous finds, it is so easy to
start collecting at those prices!
You found some really pretty teacups!

VintageSage said...

I love how eclectic of a collection you have. I saw one teacup one time that was round on the outside but on teh inside it was slightly a heart-shape so when you poured your tea you could see the shape of a heart! :)

Michelle said...

Woops, by the way, VintageSage is also Chocolate and Marmalade Tea. I'm introducing my new blog this evening! Got my accounts mixed up when I was leaving comments! :)

Coloradolady said...

All of these are great, I have to agree, I do like the ones with the gold too. Great finds! And Great prices...Yea~~

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I love tea cups! been collecting some of them myself.. and yours are so pretty.. have a great day..

ukyankoz said...

I've just recently starting collecting tea cups, and I love it! My favorites are the one with the 'secret' picture on the inside - where there's a little cloud or flower just right on the inside where you can see it when you're drinking!

I wasn't sure what to do with mine, until I read about growing an herb garden in them - genius! When we get moved, I plan on displaying them in the kitchen window and grow some fresh herbs for cooking!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

i love old teacups and you've got a lovely little collection :)

Ulla said...

That's a lovely collection. My favourite is the one with the gold rim, but the flowery ones are also very sweet. 10 cents is a good price!

Susan said...

tea cups are one of my first collected pieces. You picked such a nice variety at that fantastic price. very nice.

PC said...

After lookinga tyour tea cups, I doulc get into collecting! I have 3 that is s good start..thanks for sharing! Paula

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Wow, I don't think I've ever come across vintage tea cups for only ten cents. What a great deal. Beautiful.

ClassyChassy said...

Very dainty pretties! Love the floral designs!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

10 cents! Get out...lol...I am going garage saleing with you Angie....you are a true treasure hunter!!!Happy VTT!

Jan Ely said...

So pretty! I love the pink, gold and green one best!

Miri said...

Wow! I think you really lucked-out...you have some very beautiful, very elegant tea cups! Love the handle on the white cup with the gold rim :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I like the pink one!

mannequin said...

I love that pink one with the gold band. I had no idea there was such a thing until a couple years ago. Yours are absolutely lovely!

Grace@PoeticHome said...

Those are beautiful teacups! I can't believe you bought them for $.10. It's such a nice way to start a collection, which looks lovely stacked together.

CarolynQuilts said...

Gosh, I'd love to find some little cups for that price! I think I like the green one best with the applied gold flower on it. So sweet.

Gracie said...

I just love all your cups, they are really lovely, all of them!

Zebu said...

Love the teacups, Angie--especially the price! :0)

Roslyn Atwood said...

I think I have tea cup envy-on;y 10 cents! Good grief.
Roslyn