Monday, 29 March 2010

Round up: Egg cups

1. London egg cup by Cecily Vessey (£5.50), 2. Ceramic egg cup by The Village Pottery ($9), 3. Happy egg cups by Elsie Teague ($10), 4. Washing line egg cup by Heidi Burton ($12), 5. Vintage Palissy Sierra egg cups from Betty and Roland ($9.25), 6. Vintage nursery rhyme egg cups from Le Petit Boutique (£6.)

Can anyone help me with a mystery? When I searched for 'egg cup' in Etsy, almost all of the results were from British designers. Do boiled eggs not exist as a concept elsewhere? Enlighten me, please...

23 comments:

LissyLou said...

ooo egg cups are so much fun!! i don't even eat eggs, but i love egg cups!!

Callie Grayson said...

we have eggs here too, but it's hard to find egg cups!

Americans usually fry or scrabble their eggs, not much on the soft boil I guess. Which I love. It is also hard to find poached eggs which is my favorite. I blame it on the quickness to scramble an egg and go.

I love a good eggs and soliders!! mmmmm
great selection of egg cups. I think I need that London Egg cup for my collection .

xx
callie

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

the happy eggs are so cute, they would make anyone smile

skirmishofwit said...

Ooh, those are all adorable!!

Tonia said...

I don't believe it: think I have coffee cups that match those egg cups! They used to belong to my grandparents. Some rooting in cupboards is called for.

Alex said...

I'm now craving a boiled egg and dippies... Mmmm...

notesfromthefrugaltrenches said...

They are certainly not as common in North America - I remember having to search and search for them. Number 5, I've seen the matching teacup set! All lovely!

Design and Pattern said...

I especially like 4. so cute!

Henrietta said...

I love the egg cup with the washing hanging out! so cute!

Thea said...

Egg cups are very British. I used to have dip-dip eggies as a kid (my mom is from England) and I just recently found some fun wooden egg cups that were 40% off. They are hard to come by.

RMb said...

we do have egg cups in here, but i usually see them at thrift stores. i guess we americans are just too impatient for our food to sit & enjoy them (and therefore require the use of egg cups). :)

laura sophia marlowe said...

i love number 3. x

P.K said...

I have no problem finding egg cups here in Canada.

lady noire said...

there all so cute

Jane Flanagan said...

I love egg cups! #2 is my fave. So adorable.

Jasmine Tea said...

oh lala! Number 3 and 4 are so cute...I'm adding thing to my wishlist;p

Katy said...

Definitely not common in the US. I've never had an egg that way, and have never heard or seen anyone order them in a restaurant. And you never see egg cups anywhere other than thrift and antique stores.

Nikki McWilliams said...

I forget about boiled egg and soldiers. Maybe if I had one of these lovely egg cups I'd feel differently!

Sarade said...

I love the egg cups, but I don't like eggs. Most people I know like eggs, but the end up stacked in a bowl after they are boiled. Kind of like no one bothering to use a formal tea set anymore. I guess! I would grow wheat grass in these for home decor.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

So very sweet. Somewhere recently I saw egg cups that had a base exactly the same as the cup...and you put your 2nd egg inside to keep it warm! Isn't that a great idea!

Erica said...

Funny you mentioned this because I recently purchased some at Crate and Barrel (US). Even used them this morning! They have a few varieties but their classic white are lovely. The site even offers a perfect egg timer you can pop into the pot. Perfect soft boiled egg every time!

ampersandity said...

#4 is the cutest.

// S said...

We've been eating a lot of boiled eggs lately, so this post is great! I'm looking for a cute egg cup set :)