The largest and most well-known series of annual Cups also known as Christmas cups from Royal Copenhagen is of course the blue cups to match the Christmas plates. The Series of Blue Danish Coffee Cups started in 1979, and every year a new cup is added to the series of china Christmas cups matching the Royal Copenhagen Christmas Plates.
The old blue Royal Copenhagen Christmas cups are the additional tableware for those, who use the Christmas plates as tableware. They are a wonderful addition to the Christmas plates, which they match perfectly. The motif is identical to the motif of the plate of the same year, which makes it possible the make a matching set for the years in which the cups have also been produced. It is a perfect set for enjoying your afternoon coffee or tea with cookies or biscuits on the plate, while enjoying the snowy landscape from your window, while the living room is comfortably warm. Also the set makes for an impressive showpiece when having guests, making for a wonderful subject of conversation and it is sure to amuse children, who will love these decorated cups.
In addition, however, there was also made a few other annual cups with white base color and colorful motifs, produced by Royal Copenhagen of Denmark. In 2005, Royal Copenhagen produced a beautiful set of sugar bowl and creamer to match the blue series. Later, there were also released cups and saucer with more colors than we normally associate with Royal Copenhagen.
Royal Copenhagen Christmas cups and Christmas service
The Christmas cups have the same motif as the Christmas plates, which of course can be used as cake plates. The saucer is surrounded by the same border with spruce and pine cones, as the Christmas plates and therefore they fit each other perfectly. At the same time, the various parts can also be used separately - Christmas plates can be hung on the wall and cups can be used alone with another plate such as Blue Fluted Plain.
The combined set of the Royal Copenhagen plate and cup make a wonderful yearly addition to the Christmas coffee table and make for a perfect gift idea to expand the dinnerware of Christmas Eve. It is a wonderous thing to be able have tea or coffee at Christmas during those cold December days sitting inside in the cozyness of a warm living room, while the snow falls outside. And the old blue Christmas cups and plates make for a wonderful tableware, when you have your Christmas guest and can set the table with a trully unique set of cups and plates. There is much room for variation were you can both have a set of cups and plates from a single year that matches completely or a range of years, which makes every cup and plate on your table unique in its own right.
Can you wash Royal Copenhagen Christmas cups in the dishwasher?
The answer is; yes, you can wash the Christmas cups in the dishwasher just like the Christmas plates. So together with the Christmas plates the Christmas cups make up a nice little coffee service with Christmas motifs and as everything is in underglaze, they can be put in the dishwasher.
Danish Design - Royal Copenhagen Annual Coffee Cups