(Closed) Cups for a 40s-themed wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

What about the quilted jelly jars?  That’s what we did-you can find them used at thrift stores, or buy them new at hardware stores or cheap grocery stores. I’ve even seen them in 3 different sizes-4oz, 8oz, and 12oz.  Or see if you can find a punch set with a bunch of cups at your thrift store.  🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

@Statutory Grape:

I bought clear coffee cups from someone off Craigslist-(for coffee) lol.

I bought the jelly jars for water on the tables.

I bought wine glasses from IKEA for less than $1.00 each.

For lemonade, I bought plastic cups that had a similar pattern to the jelly jars at Dollartree. 🙂

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What about vintage punch cups, something like this: http://cgi.ebay.com/9-VINTAGE-PRESSED-GLASS-PUNCH-CUPS-/130425227363?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e5df30863#ht_500wt_947   or this http://www.etsy.com/listing/52724238/vintage-5-piece-iridescent-glass-punch?ref=sr_gallery_39&ga_search_query=punch+cups&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_page=&order=&includes%5B0%5D=tags&includes%5B1%5D=title

They’re super cute (I think) and cheap, well, relatively anyway. You might ask around to family and such – grandmas and great aunts might have some laying around (I know my grandma does!). I’ve also seen tons of them at antique and thrift stores.

Edited to add: etsy seems to have lots of milk glass punch cups, too. Maybe you could buy 5/month until your wedding or something? If they’re all similar in size, the designs really don’t have to match – in fact, I think it would be charming if they didn’t!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

have you looked on ebay? i was looking for glasses for something completely not wedding related but they had a ton of what i was looking for and inexpensively too.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Dang, if you were only closer.  I have these gorgeous pink glass & jade glass cups and cake plates from the 40’s (were my grandma’s).  I could’ve loaned them to you.  I think I am going to use these for my wedding (at least for the vip tables).  It will be nice to have something from my grandparents there since they both passed away a number of years ago.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

where at in iowa are? you i have a ton of punch set (plates with matching cups with the little circle on the plates for the cups) i would be more than happy to lend them to you.  they are so cute, i think i have about 50 sets

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That’s too bad.  We are also having a vintage wedding and I hit the thrift stores about once a weed.  I am using mismatched champaign glasses, the punch sets, and mismatched china dessert plates.  If you get to the area after June 2011,   You are more than welcome to the china and champaign glasses. Just IM me.

Post # 14
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Worker bee

I’ve seen the punch cups at thrift stores a lot, as people clear out grandma’s storage!

Post # 16
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Busy bee

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