A little collection of mugs.

August 31, 2010

I gave away our perfectly matching set of Ikea mugs about a year ago after succumbing to my ever-growing thrifted mug obsession.

Mugs

It was bad. I couldn't pass the mug aisle without hearing their pitiful little cries.

Having been someone who always resisted collections of any sort, this was a big step for me. It felt as if I was opening the Pandora's box of collecting things (there was definitely some validity to that fear), but I couldn't stop myself.

We now have a formidably sized collection of pretty little mis-matched mugs, and I am quite proud. They provide well for our hot beverage addictions, and they look good with my morning toast.

Another little mug

What do you collect - with or without shame? :)

8 comments:

  1. I'm the same way about collecting things--I hate the dust, I hate the clutter...but sometimes you just have to have it!

    I think I've channeled this into mostly useful things. I've started a respectable collection of vintage canning jars, for example, but they hold all my knitting goodies so they aren't just for pretty. Looks like you're going in the same direction!

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  2. Definitely. I'm all about 'functional collectionality." :P

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  3. Oh man, I'm a semi-reformed packratty collector but I'm still buying records and expensive art books everywhere I go.

    I can't help myself, they're so awesome!

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  4. Records and art books are definitely functional. It's those little glass figurines and such that I don't understand... :)

    Oh, and rocks.

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  5. I have many collections...the one that comes to mind first is my cookbooks, I love cookbooks of all kinds and will never have enough.

    Your mugs are very pretty. It's fun to choose a mug for your mood in the morning.

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  6. Ooh, cookbooks. I also find them hard to resist, but I'm never sure which ones are actually worth the investment. I have four or five that I constantly turn to, but the rest never really leave their shelf.

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  7. What pretty cups! I'm a collector of records, books and fabric. My 5 year old collects pine cones and rocks, I have to admit that sometimes I edit her collection when she's not looking. I mean I had to, at one point we had nearly 100 little pine cones rolling around, yikes.

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  8. I collect books and fabric too, and when I was young I collected beach glass. I kept it in a tin Folger's coffee can on my window sill that 'disappeared' one day...

    Pine cones are neat to collect. You two could make them smelly for Christmas. :)

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