For a tea lover, teacups and saucers make for a beautiful collective. There is so much of history behind these dainty little things. Women have been fascinated with collecting tea cutlery since the 19th century. People bought teacups and saucers that were hand painted and gave those as gifts to others or kept them as lovely collectives for themselves.
You can find a dazzling array of variety in antique stores, estate sales, flea markets and even online. You can get a tea set in a range of prices – from mere peanuts to mega bucks – there’s a tea pot and matching cups for everyone.
You can start your collection with any kind of a theme – pick any from sweet looking roses to modern artistic designs to tartan. You can also base your collection on one particular manufacturer or one country that the teacups have come from.
You might not be aware of the fact that the very first European cups did not have handles on them. Now you have so many variations in design, with looped, ringed or curled handles and different bowl shapes of your teacups.
Before you get serious about this new hobby of collecting cups and saucers, you need to plan a storage place in your home to display all your new and gorgeous collection.