Cups & Saucers
High-Quality Cup and Saucer Sets from Ashdene
No household is complete without a fine tea cup and saucer set to entertain guests with. Whether it's a formal gathering or a casual catch-up with friends, well-designed tea cups and saucers add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any occasion.
Also, they come in a wide range of styles that will fit any preference, making them great gift options for friends and family. Not only are they beautiful to look at, but they also provide a unique and memorable way to show someone you care.
History of Cup and Saucer Sets
Cup and saucer sets have been a vital part of tea culture for centuries. The Chinese were the first to create teaware using porcelain. These cups were without handles and were meant to be held with both hands, while the saucers served as catchers for spills or drips.
As tea popularity spread worldwide, so did the use of cup and saucer sets. In Europe, only the wealthy could afford silver or pewter teaware. However, as production costs decreased and new materials like bone china became available, tea sets became more affordable for everyone. Nowadays, cups and saucers come in various materials, shapes and sizes.
How To Pick Cup and Saucer Sets for Your Loved Ones
Due to the abundance of options in the market, choosing tea cups in Australia has become challenging. If you are buying a tea set for personal use or to give as a present for a loved one, you can never go wrong with classic plain white cups and saucers with minimal detailing. This style is perfect for those who appreciate traditional, timeless pieces.
However, if you are looking for bold, colorful patterns or teaware with breathtaking artwork, there are sets available at specialty shops like Ashdene. For example, our Matilda tea cup and saucer set features native Australian flora and fauna painted by artist and textile designer Chris Chun. Our sets will surely add personality and style to any kitchen or dining room.
When hunting for the perfect cup and saucer set for your loved ones, you want to make sure you hit the nail on the head. It's essential to consider their unique taste and the aesthetic of their home. Try to think about their favorite colors, patterns and styles. Choosing a set that aligns with these preferences is a surefire way to show that you put thought and care into your gift.
Another factor to remember is the purpose of the tea cups and saucers. Will it be used for daily tea consumption? Or will it be reserved for special occasions and entertaining guests? This decision can impact the size and style of the set you choose. For instance, a larger set with more intricate details is perfect for fancy events, while a smaller and simpler set is better suited for everyday use. Considering these factors, you can ensure that your gift will be practical, thoughtful and well-received.
Shop at Ashdene
Ashdene's wide range of tea cups in Australia is crafted with utmost care and attention to ensure that each piece is functional and a work of art.
With various designs and illustrations, our cup and saucer sets are perfect for adding a sense of style and artistry to your table setting. From delicate floral patterns to bold and vibrant prints, each piece is unique and sure to impress guests. So why settle for a plain cup and saucer set when you can elevate your teatime experience with our stunning selection?