| Sheila Howell

5 Ways to Repurpose Your Vintage Teacups

Vintage teacups are fun to collect and beautiful to display - but your collectibles can also be put to use! I spotted these gorgeous vintage and antique teacups while I was visiting Keukenhof Gardens in Amsterdam on my Europe antiques buying trip to restock the EuropeanFinds.com warehouse. 

vintage teacups


vintage teacups


vintage teacups


vintage teacups

How to Reuse, Recycle and Repurpose Vintage Teacups

Vintage and antique teacups are beautiful displayed on a shelf or in a display case. They are also perfect to reuse as useful items for your home, or as personalized gifts to friends and family. 

1. Teacup reused as a plant pot

A teacup and saucer are a charming pot for tiny plants or herbs such as violets or chives.

vintage tea cup as pot

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2. Vintage teacups upcycled as candle holder

Whether you make your own candles, or buy ready-to-burn tea lights or pillars, vintage teacups make unusual and pretty candle holders, perfect as a centerpiece, a gift or to decorate your home.

teacup candle holders


3. Antique teacups repurposed as cupcake holders

I love these teacups recycled as a cupcake stand on a candelabra!

teacups as cupcake stand

4. Teacup upcycled as a bird feeder

A pretty teacup can be made into a birdfeeder - hang it outside your window so you can enjoy the birds feasting in style!

teacup repurposed as a bird feeder

5. Teacup repurposed as kitchen lighting 

An assortment of teacups can be made into light fixtures for your kitchen.

teacups repurposed as light fixtures

Look for more #pinsperation for recycling teacups on Pinterest! 

Vintage Royal Stuart "Pink Peonies" Bone China Tea Service

Vintage Royal Stuart "Pink Peonies" Bone China Tea Service

Twenty pieces of vintage Royal Stuart in the Pink Peonies pattern bone china tableware. This pattern was produced around 1950. This pattern features a pastel peony motif with gilt rims. The slightly waved edges are trimmed with brushed gold. Additionally, the base and handles of the cups, bowl and saucer feature brushed gold detail. The cake plate is especially fine with the gold details at the handles. 

The backstamp is marked by the words "Royal Stuart" and "Fine Bone China" arched above and "Made in England" in an inverse arch below. The cup also has some illegible hand painted gold markings, as well.

Set includes:

Cake plate/serving dish - 10” W x 9” T
Saucer (6) – 6.25” D
Cup Saucer (5) – 5.5” D
Cups (6) 3”D x 3” H
Bowl – 4.75” D x 3” H
Creamer – 3.5 D not including handle 3.5” H


European Finds has vintage and antique teacups and china available in our online antique warehouse. If you don't see what you are looking for, give us a call, and perhaps we can help you find the perfect piece!  We also provide antique sourcing services if you are looking for a specific piece.

Contact: customerservice@europeanfinds.com