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Looking for fancy tea cup recommendations:
January 27, 2014 1:22 PM   Subscribe

I'd like something that's either understated (traditional, white porcelain), but outstanding quality. Or a little more elegant: 1, 2. (These are pretty ideal, but I don't think the manufacturer ships to the US.) Any recommendations? Thanks!
posted by jtothes to Home & Garden (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
I mean, I don't know what your budget is, but that manufacturer does ship to the US:

According to the Terms page

Shipping
Outside Australia
All deliveries will be sent via courier or Express Air Mail, depending on the size of the order.
Rates:
USA & Canada - $55.00
posted by brainmouse at 1:29 PM on January 27


Yes, but when you try to actually complete the purchase, they direct you to contact them by e-mail (and then don't reply).
posted by jtothes at 1:33 PM on January 27


Etsy! Etsy etsy etsy! I'd mix and match several vintage whites for extra charm.
posted by mochapickle at 1:51 PM on January 27


The Wikipedia entry on porcelain has a list at the bottom of many traditional china companies -- it's a good starting point for searching. Wedgewood, Spode, Royal Doulton, Lenox...

Just in a quick scan, Lenox has some nice options in the "classic, plain white/cream, gold rim" vein. (Example: Lenox at Macy's)

Do you want that same shape of cup?
posted by LobsterMitten at 2:22 PM on January 27 [1 favorite]


Note: they do reply and let you place the order, so my question's sort of moot. Thanks for the help anyway!
posted by jtothes at 3:27 PM on January 27


FWIW, those are similar to the Royal Albert Chantilly teacups in my cupboard. The pattern is discontinued but teacups are easily obtained on Ebay or from Replacements Ltd if you don't want to ship from overseas. (Nice china is basically why I got married. I chose the Chantilly china to pair with the Paradise teapot and dessert plates for tea service.)
posted by DarlingBri at 3:34 AM on January 28


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