Hi there and thanks for visiting! My name is Ariel Davis, and I created The Brooklyn Teacup with more in mind than just selling beautiful eco-friendly decor. To me, fine china represents family, community, and an appreciation for traditions handed down through the generations by women. Growing up, my mother and grandmother would bring out their fancy dinnerware for the holidays to mark a departure from our daily routines and signify the preciousness of family time. It was a way to make the day even more special.
Today, people of all ages are less likely to use “the good china” in their everyday lives. Many young couples are opting out of registering for fine china when they tie the knot. If they do inherit collections from their parents or grandparents, they don't know what to do with them. As a result, beautiful family heirlooms collect dust in cabinets and storage units until they are either donated or (gasp!) tossed in the trash. My solution is to take these hidden treasures and repurpose them into functional stands that can be used for both special occasions and everyday décor. Now instead of languishing on a shelf, they’ll be front and center for you and your family to use and enjoy for generations to come.
My favorite part of each project is seeing the joy that my stands bring to my clients and their families. Whether transforming your mother’s wedding china, or assembling a teacup and saucer stand from our curated collections, I would love to help you bring the beauty and charm of vintage china into your home.
Founder & Chief Upcycling Officer