I collect odd bits of china – the only real criteria being at least a touch of gold. How about using the teacups to serve your cupcakes? It’s one idea for creating an inviting scene to share cupcakes with your adult girlfriends, while evoking those wonderful scenes from our childhood of playing at tea time.
If you’re looking for china to set a table out of Victoria Magazine, you won’t want to miss the CNY Regional Market on Sunday mornings during the summer. Syracuse was home to Syracuse China from 1871-2009, and I’ve purchased pieces of their bone china for as little as $1/plate. And Rochester’s Public Market offers Sunday morning fleas with nice china too, if you’re there early. I’ve left with Lenox and even Limoges for less than $10/each.
Though a little bit more than paper or plastic, if you’re serving a cupcake work of art, why not complete your artistic presentation?