A Vintage English Tea Cup Collection

As promised and as part of my kitchen/organisation week on the blog, I’m sharing with you my vintage English tea cup collection and my non vintage teapots.

I received this Kingsway cup and saucer as a Christmas gift with a matching side plate for cakes and sandwiches. On the bottom it says ‘tudor shape’ and it is almost square. I probably wouldn’t have picked this myself, but it’s really grown on me and I adore the pattern and shape.


I think this Mayfair tea cup is quite common as I’ve seen the teapot at a few vintage fairs. I believe it is made in Staffordshire.


This English Ironstone teacup is made in Staffordshire and is called ‘Charm’. It has a cracked effect on the inside and bottom of the tea cup.


I actually have a pair of these tea cups which are made by Coalport between 1891 and 1920. The scalloped edge is so nice to drink from and that gold handle!!!


Next up for my wish list is this Sutherland tea cup, saucer and plate trio in duck egg green available from Cake Stand Heaven. I may just have to treat myself.


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I also have a number of non vintage cups and tea pots including these cups from British ceramics designer Alison Appleton.


They match this gorgeous tea pot which has a removable infuser. I like to take this one to craft parties.


For my birthday, I received this Yellowstone Art Boutique bicycle tea pot which I adore . This is my craft room tea pot.


I also received this teapigs glass tea pot as a gift, but I only get it out when I’m feeling good  as I am a super clumsy person and it is quite delicate.


My sister got me this Stump Forlife tea pot which I use after work each day for some loose tea. It’s the perfect size for one.


So there you have it, my vintage tea cup collection and a few tea pots too! My favourite place to buy tea is David’s Tea in Canada (thank goodness for relatives and friends out there as they don’t post internationally) and Teapigs in the UK.

Are you a tea cup fan or do you prefer a mug?



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Tea Time

It’s official. I am a tea geek, tea snob, tea addict, whatever you wish to call me. But it hasn’t always been like this. As a student, I worked at Starbucks and they made us taste the different coffees each day as part of our training. I loved one cup of strong black coffee per day.

However, a couple of years ago I got pretty sick & had to change my diet and cut caffeine completely. Then I tried peppermint tea and everything changed…..loose tea features daily in my life & coffee is long gone (sorry Joanne!).

I was recently lucky enough to acquire this beautiful tea set designed by British ceramicist Alison Appleton from a giveaway on The Secluded Tea Party Blog. It has joined my delicate glass teapot from teapigs and my Stump teapot for one. 

Alison Appleton Tea Set

Source: Alison Appleton

My WI group hosted a meeting of tea tasting and buying last week which I sadly missed. The ladies of local company Kandula Tea shared their wonderful story of how the business began. Read Crafty Glitten’s blog here to find out more. I was super grateful for my friends who bought tea for me from the meeting.

Whilst in Vancouver I visited David’s Tea. I am a fan of anywhere that has a ‘tea menu’ and happy smiley staff who are tea geeks too. The range of over 150 flavours is amazing and I made sure I had space in my suitcase (and hand luggage) for some, as they don’t do international delivery yet *sob*!

I tried Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait, Organic Peppermint (which is said to stimulate creativity) and Forever Nuts which turns pink when steeped as it contains beetroot. Pretty tea.

Birthday Cake David's Tea

Source: David’s Tea

Next on my list to try is Birthday Cake. Yes, they have teas that are named after cake! It is a blend of Red and Green Rooibos, honeybush, sprinkles and ice cream bits. What a treat a cup of that would be!

I will leave you with my latest Etsy Treasury, “Tea Time“, which is a collection of  handmade and vintage items based around tea. Do share in the comments below if you have a favourite item! 

Antique Teapot with Pea…


The Original Maker Of T…


Tea Time Apron, gift, w…


Cream coloured hand kni…


Shelley Bubble Floral C…


Soft Blush Pink Heart S…


Time for Tea – Hand St…


Small Refill Bag Organi…


Tea Print – 11×14 Kitch…


Vintage China Tea Cup M…


British Tea Party Handm…


Ornate Teapot Knob


Kitchen or Wall art. Ho…


Tea Party Tags Favor Te…


rubber stamp – TEA TIME


Alice in Wonderland Cot…


Treasury tool supported by the dog house

Happy tea drinking!