Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Vintage Teacup Collection

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'd know I collect vintage items. My vintage love affairs span from brass figurines, arts, rocks/corals to furniture, mirrors and lighting. (Almost) everything from yesteryear looks better in my eyes.

Lately I've started a new collection - vintage bone china teacups. How could I say no to these colorful and graceful beauties? I am particularly attracted to those candy-colored jewel-toned ones. Within one week I managed to find 4 perfect sets and from here I plan to take my time to grow the collection. At some point in the near future they will come very handy for soirées with my girlfriends - I bet those kitties will be fighting over who gets what color and style - great conversation starters, no?

These are my initial collection: Paragon, Royal Albert, Royal Stanley and Tuscan fine bone china teacup sets, all from the 1930-1950s. My favorite has to be the dreamy fuchsia + gold Stanley set from Louise of AntiqueandCrafts . Louise has a lot more vintage teacups for sale on her Etsy store so go check it out if you are into teacups. I think I might just add this to my collection - Tuscan was known for covering the outside of the cups and saucers in very intricate and extravagant gold filigree patterns.

The medallions inside the cups are just icing on the cake.

I am still debating whether to show them off in my new hutch buffet and hide these precious in a drawer. Together they might be too colorful for my dining room.

Do you collect teacups? What's your latest obsession?

PS. The winner to this super chic patchwork pillow from CC DeuxVie is Tim @ DesignMaze. Congrats Tim! Can't wait to see it in your foyer. :) 

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