Displaying decorative eggs in wire baskets and mixing bowls is very popular right now.
But how about displaying your eggs in small containers uniquely made for them……..egg cups! Amass several of these little jewels and you have a collection that is not only practical but doesn’t take up a lot of display territory.
The following vintage egg cups are part of a small collection that I bought last year. I’ve sold several pieces of the collection already and I thought I would show some of the others to you before putting them in my booth for Easter.
Delft egg cup from Holland.......
Cups with painted faces from
Airline and railroad egg cups are cross collectibles......
Roosters adorn double egg cups from
Egg cups are made in materials other than ceramic. These pewter cups are from Sweden.....
Pastel stripes adorn these two cups marked Chantilly.......
A group of miscellaneous egg cups include a wooden one with ceramic basket weave liner, a tall stemmed milk glass cup and the small one in front is marked Occupied Japan.
They can come in sets like these elegant cobalt blue/white egg cups from
Major kitchenware manufacturers sold egg cups. The milk glass cup was made by Hazel-Atlas, the blue chalaine cup is by McKee Glass…. Both circa 1930s.
But my favorite (because it’s so cute) is the chick egg cup in Opalex glass from
If you would like to know more about egg cups, click here for a short history at Replacements.com. If you do a search at Replacements or Ebay, you’ll find hundreds of designs to choose from. They range in price from a few dollars for a simple glass cup to hundreds for a popular china pattern like vintage Fiesta.
Do you have any egg cups?
I’m linking to the following parties:
Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch to Yours
Newbie Party Reunion at Debbiedoo’s
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground