10 Vintage Tea Cups That’ll Make You Feel Like An Elegant Hipster

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Here in America, we don’t have the same obsession with tea that other countries (yes, Britain, we’re talking about you) have - but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate a good cuppa when we see it. While us hipsters do typically gravitate towards artisanal roasts and a well-made flat white, we’re here to remind you that there is nothing more classically vintage than enjoying a cup of tea from a fine china cup and saucer.

There are a few things you’ll need to complete your perfect afternoon tea. These include (but are not limited to) dainty finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, chocolate cupcakes, and, of course, the tea itself. You can pick between an endless array of classic or infused teas, but our personal favorites for drinking out of a teacup are English Breakfast and Earl Grey tea. Put all of these elements together with one of these beautiful tea cups and voila!

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Hand Painted Mosaic Mugs

hand painted mosaic mugs

Blue and Blush Hand Painted Floral Mug

blue & blush floral mug

Wonderlust Fine Bone China Teacups

wonderlust fine bone teacups

Hand Painted Mosaic Mugs 

Hand Painted Mosaic Mugs

hand painted mosaic mugs

These patterned cups flow into the interior for artistic appeal from the first sip to the last.

This set of two mugs is intricately hand-painted with beautiful floral patterns that resemble mosaics. Beautifully unique, a set of mugs like this can serve as decoration or as your go-to mug thanks to being microwave and dishwasher safe. The two mugs each feature a distinctive color scheme, one with darker tones and the other with brighter yellows, so you can easily incorporate them into any themed kitchen.

  • Set of two
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe

Blue and Blush Hand Painted Floral cup 

Blue and Blush Hand Painted Floral Mug

blue And blush floral mug

 With its curvy handle and contrasting navy-blue footed base painted with textured dots, it's a genteel addition to your tea cup collection.

This stoneware mug from WorldMarket is delicate and feminine. The hand-painted mug, which features a light-blue and blush floral pattern on a white background around the center, has a deep navy blue handle and base that is decorated with textured white dots. Intricately designed, a tea cup like this will transform your next high tea.

  • Includes one teacup
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe

Golden Pomegranate Teacup and Saucer Set

Imperial Porcelain Factory Golden Pomegranate Teacup

imperial porcelain factory golden pomegranate teacup

 This unique elegant tea set features a blue porcelain saucer with golden details and a white porcelain cup with blue pomegranates and golden seeds scattered around the surface.

Now this is a Queen-worthy porcelain teacup if we’ve ever seen one! This unique yet classic porcelain tea cup and saucer are designed to represent the pomegranate - a symbol of rich fruit - but with a twist. Instead of using realistic pomegranate colors like red and orange, this set has a deep cobalt blue pomegranate with 22k gold seeds. This is a cup fit for royalty.

  • Includes one teacup and one saucer
  • Hand wash only

Tulip Cobalt Netting Teacup and Saucer

Imperial Porcelain Factory Tulip Cobalt Netting Teacup

imperial porcelain factory tulip cobalt netting teacup

The royal blue netting and golden stars of the ornament on this set will turn any tea drinking into a festive occasion.

Another Imperial porcelain masterpiece, this cobalt netting tulip teacup, and saucer set exude a regal and old-world aesthetic. The cobalt netting design is not only beautiful but famous too - inspired by a design from the creator of the Russian porcelain industry, Dmitriy Vinogradov. The blue netting of this beautiful teacup is contrasted by subtle gold details.

  • Includes one teacup and one saucer
  • Hand wash only

George Oliver Bol Teacup Set 

George Oliver Bol 4 Piece Teacup Set

george olive bol teacup set

With its geometric details and traditional design, the pad print mug set is a must-have addition to your kitchen collection.

Although it may be more contemporary and simple than other teacups on this list, the George Oliver Bol set does not lack the same beauty. The four-piece set is made up of three different geometric blue patterns and a unique interior design. If you’re looking for a tea set that can seamlessly adapt to any setting or event, this is a great choice.

  • Set of four teacups
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe

Amazingware Royal Tea Cups and Saucers

Amazingware Royal Tea Cups

amazingware royal tea cups

These cups and saucer sets are made of fine porcelains, safe food, durable, and suitable for everyday use. 

The Amazingware teacup and saucer set is the perfect start to any teacup collection. Simple yet classic, these monochromatic cups and saucers are available in four different colors: dark green, light purple, watermelon red, and white. The gold scalloped edges of the cup add a feminine flair to an otherwise simple set.

  • Set of six teacups and saucers
  • Dishwasher safe

Van Gogh Tea Set

Van Gogh Tea Set

van gogh tea set

This hand crafted set is perfect for entertaining guests during garden tea time and elegant dinners.

Have you ever dreamt of sipping tea from an artwork? Now you can with this amazing Van Gogh tea set from Gute. Featuring four different Van Gogh artworks, these hand-crafted teacups also have gold-lined handles and matching saucers. The set is also great as a gift for art-lovers as it comes in a beautifully lined box.

  • Set of four teacups and saucers

Eileen's Reserve Teacup and Saucer Set

Eileen's Reserve Teacup

eileen's reserve teacup

The porcelain teacup and saucers are sturdy and durable with floral patterns all around.

Bright and cheerful, this floral teacup set is perfect for a themed high-tea or birthday event. The set comes with four decorated teacups and matching saucers, each with their own different floral pattern and collection of colors. A set like this would bring style to even the simplest table setting.

  • Set of four teacups and saucers
  • Dishwasher safe

VanEnjoy Pink Vintage Set

VanEnjoy Pink Vintage Set

vanenjoy pink vintage set

The luxury gold rim make with the exquisite workman ship will be your best coffee cup to begin your day.

If pink is your favorite color, you will definitely want these plush pink teacups and saucers. The beautiful teacup features an embossed fishcale design with a gold trim and matchning gold curved handle. What’s great about this teacup and saucer set is that it comes with a stunning gold flower-shaped spoon that matches the golden trim of the cup.

  • Includes one teacup, saucer and spoon
  • Dishwasher safe

YOLIFE Ceramic Tea Cups with Saucers

YOLIFE Ceramic Tea Cups

yolife ceramic tea cups

 Flowering Shrubs design will be the highlight of your home decor and party. 

This set of two teacups and saucers with matching spoons and a metal rack is the perfect place to start your collection of teacups. Featuring a delicately painted flowering shrub design, these cups have a classically British appeal about them. The trims and handle are decorated with gold leaf highlights

  • Set of two teacups, saucers, spoons and one metal rack
  • Hand wash only

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