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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).

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  1. greygarious RE: Elora 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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      Elora RE: greygarious 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.

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        MMRuth RE: Elora 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.

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          Elora RE: MMRuth 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 :)

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            Paulustrious RE: MMRuth 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.

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              MMRuth RE: Paulustrious May 23, 2009 05:49 AM

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


              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 RE: Paulustrious 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 :)

        2. MMRuth RE: Elora 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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            Elora RE: MMRuth May 20, 2009 03:29 PM

            I'll try that :) Thanks!

          2. MMRuth RE: Elora May 21, 2009 03:59 AM

            Here are some that might work:


            1. Elora RE: 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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                MMRuth RE: Elora 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.


              2. Soop RE: Elora May 21, 2009 05:05 AM

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

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                  jujuthomas RE: Elora 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. tim irvine RE: Elora May 24, 2009 01:52 PM

                    Fantes has some very simple ones:


                    I kind of like the wooden ones.

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                      Elora RE: tim irvine 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).

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                        greygarious RE: Elora 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.

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                      rainey RE: Elora 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.


                      and here's another


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                        Elora RE: rainey Jun 10, 2009 11:29 AM

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

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                        cyberroo RE: Elora 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.

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