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<p>My girls like having tea parties, but otherwise the teacups don't get used much, except perhaps as "dessert cups" when we run out of clean dishes at the holidays or something.</p>
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<p>I collect pottery mugs and have plenty of those for when friends come for tea or coffee.  I prefer the pottery mugs anyway.  I probably have about a dozen of those, which is plenty.</p>
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<p>But I also have this nice china from my grandmother, in two patterns, and as I'm sending off a bunch of other matching items, I could send along some or all of the teacups and saucers and get more money for the lot. </p>
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<p>My girls like having tea parties with their friends, and I like to have a few extra in case they break, but...???  How many would you keep, assuming some will break over time?  I have two girls.  I seriously have about two dozen teacups and saucers, in two patterns, no less.  Gah.</p>
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<p>What would you do?</p>
 

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<p>And to complicate it, I have eight adorable mini teacups and saucers as well...demitasse sized.  They are so CUTE and I remember using them when I visited my grandmother as a small child.  But really, we don't NEED them...  sigh.  I need a gentle kick in the butt here.  What is reasonable to keep?</p>
 

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<p>Well, I couldn't wait.  <span><img alt="twins.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1329488061387_160" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/twins.gif">  I decided to keep 12 cups and 12 saucers in one pattern only, all full-sized cups, which I realize is extravagant, but it is FREE extravagance and I do have the storage space for these.</span></p>
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<p><span>I also went through ALL the other pieces from my grandmother and kept only the items -- in uniform sizes that fit with what I already have -- that I</span> use regularly.</p>
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<p>Common sense, I know...  <span><img alt="winky.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1329488061387_305" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/winky.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>I have 6 Fiesta teacups with saucers.  I actually don't use any but I store them on my kitchen window sill as a decoration.  I made some felted red hearts which I store in them.  It looks really cute!</p>
 
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