the eggstraordinary egg cup adventure

my egg cups

Spring is practically here. You know what that means.

Eggs eggs eggs. πŸ™‚

Boil ’em, dye ’em, decorate ’em, hide ’em.

Don’t know eggsactly why, but lately I’ve become a tad obsessed with cupping them. After all, they deserve due props and pedestals for being so dang versatile. We have several egg cups in the Alphabet Soup kitchen, but I thought it would be fun to acquire a few more.

Hah! When I looked around, the yolk was on me. Those egg cups runneth over! Now I can’t even make up my mind.

Here’s a mix of my faves: retro, vintage, sassy, modern, whimsical, interesting, funky, just plain cool. Most of these are for sale, so click away for more info. Not that I’m trying to egg you on or anything. πŸ™‚

mustache egg cups
Mustache Cups via Lenny Mud
mustache variety cups
Mustache Cups via SunnyDaz5

hats 2
Vintage Japan Man and Woman Cups with Hats via house of wren
Ballerina via Omlet
blue russian
Vintage Russian Folk Art Easter Cup via Project Sarafan
Vintage Humpty Dumpty via estate originals
Routemaster Bus via Omlet
Scotsmen via Omlet
Classic Car via Omlet
Sheep via The Herdy Company
Mc Eg Ball (with shaker) via WMF
Personalized Welsh Oak Double Egg Cup via welshoak
handpainted dots
Handpainted Easter Peep Cups via Serendipity Crafts
vintage japan lady
Vintage Japan Ceramic Blond Man Cup via A Token of Love
Vintage Muffy Vanderbear Handpainted “Walking in Eggshells” Cup (1993), via STB Threadworks
personalized egg cups
Handpainted porcelain personalized cup via Lux Lucis Design
vintage 50's cups
Promotional Set: 1950’s Japan Family of Four advertising Michigan Allied Poultry Industries via Vintage Doe
red hat cups
Handpainted Bird Cups via ReusArt
toile cup
Vintage Toile Pastoral Cup via Red Hen Studios
Yolk Cup via Omlet
chicken or the egg
Which Came First Set via Hunkydory Home
Kokeshi Cups via Toasted Glass

good egg front

good egg
Vintage Ceramic Double Ended Cup via Remembering Diane
Robot Egg Cup via Geeky Gadgets (not for sale)
green monster egg
Eggstraterrestrial Novelty Cup via Geek Alerts
Owl Cups via Neato Shop (not for sale)
heart cup
Personalized Heart Cup via Magic Pots

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Which do you like best?

Now, if only our eggs would wake up.

corn and eggs

Hope you enjoyed the eggsperience :).



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23 thoughts on “the eggstraordinary egg cup adventure

  1. Two clues:
    1. Hooooooooot!
    2. “When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean–neither more nor less.”

    Who is the current Eye Candy?


    1. I thought of you when those hooters asked to be included here. πŸ™‚

      The Eye Candy for this week is Paul Rudd. Do you remember him in the movie, “Clueless”?


    1. I like your choices, Linda. Muffy V. is also Cornelius’s favorite :). I agree they each have different personalities and would be good for different moods. Uh-oh, I could be in trouble . . .


  2. Too cute and too funny! Love your photos and your wit. Hope you and Lenny are well. Know Newt’s keeping you apprised of life in Hawaii. Take care, Alison

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. I don’t know about some of the ones that make the egg seem like a head. Because it might feel violent then to crack the egg!
    That toile one is probably my favorite. I would feel like a queen!


    1. I love the toile one too — very pretty. Actually wouldn’t mind having an entire set of dishes in that pattern :).

      I don’t think cracking one of those egg heads would be any more violent and traumatic than eating the head and ears of a chocolate bunny. πŸ˜€


  4. I keep having this huge urge to start collecting egg cups. They are so adorable! But I have to remind myself that I don’t really care for soft-boiled eggs. 😦 I couldn’t possibly choose among these. They’re all adorable!


    1. Well, no one said anything about actually eating eggs . . . πŸ˜€ I haven’t eaten a single soft boiled egg in any of my egg cups yet!


    1. That one is part of Carleton Ware’s Walking Ware series — got it back in the 70’s when I lived in England. πŸ™‚


  5. Hi Jama,

    What a fun post and a great selection of fantastic egg-cups, it is so difficult to choose a favourite, but if forced, I guess it would have to be the Japanese man and woman with the hats, they are so quirky!

    I am not a huge fan of soft boiled eggs, make that eggs in general and usually I will only eat them through choice if they are hard-boiled, so there isn’t much call for egg-cups in our house!

    Of course, with Easter fast approaching, the chocolate egg will always be welcome and hopefully one which is a little too large for an egg-cup!!



    1. Oh yes, you must have some chocolate eggs for Easter. Why not display them in their own special egg cups? (You can see I’m all for egg cups whether one eats real eggs or not.)

      I also like that man and woman with the hats. I love hats . . . and mustaches . . . and egg cups . . . and bears . . . the list goes on :).


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