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Resources for Egg Cups

Elora May 20, 2009 12:29 PM

Anyone have good resources for inexpensive but nice looking egg cups? I even tried E-Bay but didn't really come up with anything particularly interesting. Just basic, nothing fancy, not looking for collectibles either. Kind of like Fiestaware perhaps (they don't make them, alas).

  1. c
    cyberroo Jul 6, 2009 02:09 PM

    If you want really simple ones, IKEA makes ones that are as plain as they get - no pedestal or anything - just a tiny little flared "bowl".

    I own a handful, but I use them for salt and whatnot.

    1. r
      rainey Jun 10, 2009 07:26 AM

      Crate and Barrel has some cute ones. They look like small white flared bowls that have a scalloped edge (like flower petals but not too cutsie).

      I saw them in a bin yesterday but didn't check out the price.

      http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=385&f=32034

      and here's another

      http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family....

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      1. re: rainey
        Elora Jun 10, 2009 11:29 AM

        Ok, glad I didn't order the others yet. Very cute. What a dilemma!

      2. tim irvine May 24, 2009 01:52 PM

        Fantes has some very simple ones:

        http://www.fantes.com/egg-utensils.html

        I kind of like the wooden ones.

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        1. re: tim irvine
          Elora Jun 10, 2009 07:21 AM

          Oh wow, very nice and inexpenisve - simple too. Me likes. Going to place an order for something, not sure which yet. I do love the plates with the recess for the spoon and salt shaker but kind of unnessary overall (for me anyway).

          1. re: Elora
            greygarious Jul 4, 2009 07:55 AM

            You might like the shape of the Figgjo egg cups, then. Egg-shaped oval plate with a berm to hold the egg, although not as high as the one you mention, and no spoon or shaker. Figgjo made them in a variety of solid colors - mostly pastel but I do have a set of olive green ones with white at the rim - and the Scandinavian patterns that were popular in the 1960's. They are readily available on eBay.

        2. j
          jujuthomas May 21, 2009 10:39 AM

          Seems like I saw plain white or clear glass ones at bed, bath and beyond. Also try World Market, they are online at http://www.worldmarket.com/home.jsp. I don't see any online, but I always found simple, inexpensive glassware at the store in Sterling VA. (One of the FEW things I miss about living in the NoVa burbs!)

          1. Soop May 21, 2009 05:05 AM

            If I did get any, I'd go for plain white, or cornishware.

            1. Elora May 21, 2009 04:52 AM

              So weird - I tried to reply to MMR's last post and no "box" would show up :/

              Anyhoo - those from Fishes Eddy are perfect. I totally forgot about them - I'm from NYC originally and used to go into their Eastside store frequently. I'm actually going to be in town this weekend, so perhaps I'll make a stop in there if I'm able to and see if they have them in the store. Egg cups shouldn't weigh me down too much as I go about my day, I'm only buying a few lol.

              If not, I'll just order them online. Thanks for locating those. Just what I need - I had to refrain from writing "eggsactly - but of course, just did :)

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              1. re: Elora
                MMRuth May 21, 2009 05:01 AM

                For some reason, I had thought that they had closed their stores, and have "departments" in Gracious Home stores. I could well be wrong (their website says otherwise) but it might be worth calling to check.

                http://www.gracioushome.com/webapp/wc...

              2. MMRuth May 21, 2009 03:59 AM

                Here are some that might work:

                http://www.fishseddy.com/search.htm?s...

                1. MMRuth May 20, 2009 01:00 PM

                  Try searching for Shelley egg cups on Ebay - English (so may not appeal to you) but you can sometimes find good deals.

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                  1. re: MMRuth
                    Elora May 20, 2009 03:29 PM

                    I'll try that :) Thanks!

                  2. greygarious May 20, 2009 12:59 PM

                    Pfaltzgraff has egg cups for some of their patterns.

                    Last fall I broke a little 40-yr old Figgjo pitcher that was a favorite; while looking for a replacement on eBay, I became obsessed with the design of their egg cups so I was looking at egg cups in general for a couple of months before finally getting the ones I wanted. They always had a couple of thousand egg cups so I can't imagine there's anything you won't find there if you keep looking. By the way, there's a word for egg cup collection: pocillovy. No idea what you mean by "basic" because there are several different basic designs.

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                    1. re: greygarious
                      Elora May 20, 2009 03:28 PM

                      I just meant not highly decorated, plain. So it will go with everything. I have a collection of Fiestaware in every color, so I'm hoping to find something non-patterened, but colorful.

                      1. re: Elora
                        MMRuth May 20, 2009 05:25 PM

                        Hmm - the Shelley might not be your thing then. They do have some very plain pieces, but many are very patterened so to speak.

                        1. re: MMRuth
                          Elora May 20, 2009 06:19 PM

                          They are lovely, but expensive. I want them for everyday use. If I was collecting, I'd grab them. I can see me getting there *some* day, but not yet :)

                          1. re: MMRuth
                            Paulustrious May 22, 2009 04:56 PM

                            I can recommend espresso cups. They even come with a little saucer for the bits.

                            And are you serious? Someone called their eggcups 'Shelley'? I guess that's better than Yokey.

                            1. re: Paulustrious
                              MMRuth May 23, 2009 05:49 AM

                              Shelley is, or was, an English make of bone china.

                              http://www.nationalshelleychinaclub.com/

                              Some of it is a bit twee, but some is quite simple and elegant with art deco shapes and designs. I bought a breakfast set for one with a lily of the valley pattern at an auction a number of years ago, and started to collect some more pieces.

                              1. re: Paulustrious
                                Elora Jun 10, 2009 07:19 AM

                                Since I still haven't gotten around to purchasing any this is brilliant - espresso cups! I have a few of them, and since I don't eat soft boiled eggs too frequently, these could pass in a pinch for now. Great idea Paul, I think we're having them for breakfast this weekend :)

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