Loving My Vintage Tea Cups

Drinking out of a vintage tea cup complete with matching saucer just makes you feel elegant—whether you’re a twenty-something or a seventy-something.

I’ve recently discovered a love for vintage cups and saucers. I swear my usual Trader Joes English Breakfast tea tastes better out of china. I almost never want to drink my coffee or tea out of any cup without a saucer again!

Sadly, my cup and saucer routine is currently just an evening ritual. Even though I already store my own plate, bowl, mug and silverware at work to avoid wastefully using disposables,  I think I might get some strange looks if I sat at my desk sipping out of a tea cup and saucer. Although, I do already drink out of a reused pickle jar. Ha!

While it may seem a bit silly to break out the fancy tea cup “just because”, why not? You can easily find mismatched vintage tea cups and saucers at antique malls and thrift stores for everyday use. Who says they’re only for special occasions? Give it a try! I bet you’ll love it.

Do you use vintage tea cups and saucers to sip your favorite tea or coffee? Let me know, so I don’t feel like the only one!

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  1. Sol
    September 16, 2012

    thanks for sharing the cup… reminds me of my grandma!

    1. Red Leaf Style
      September 16, 2012

      Aw thank Sol!


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