Monday, June 4, 2012

my unique collection

I'm not much of a collector, I don't like clutter, but I do like unique and functional.
Instead of a matched set of coffee mugs I have an eclectic mix of
white mugs...


I started picking them up a couple years ago.
HomeGoods and TJ Maxx are favorite spots for finding something different
and, of course, the price is always right.


I look for a mix of styles, shapes, textures and handles.




This huge 'GOOD MORNING' mug is from World Market.


They're always a conversation piece when I have friends over for coffee and it's
fun to see who chooses which cup.

That's my simple collection, do you have one?


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29 comments:

pendy said...

Very cool.

Tracey Steele said...

I think this is a great idea. How many sets of mugs have a I bought and then ended up with odd ones left, and needed to go out and buy another set! Your way is so much better.

Debby Steele said...

Love all your mugs, especially the Large 16 one. Homegoods does have some great finds. I love the eclectic group because no one is going to pick up the wrong mug! xo

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

What a simple, yet lovely collection...... I'd love to share coffee and a chat with you!

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

I really like the idea of mixing all white. I've been needing some new coffee cups and this just might work. Do you mind if I copy your idea? Love it!

Holly said...

You know how much I love coffee so I'd be right at home sipping on some coffee in one of these pretty mugs. I picked up a white mug at Starbucks a few years ago and it's one of my favorites - you should have a white coffee mug link up party! ;) We've also collected a Starbucks mug from different cities that we've been to (the city collection).

Lisa Mende said...

Yours are so pretty! I too collect mugs. I often buy them from places I visit to remember my trip. One of my favs is from Serendipity NYC.

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I love the collection of mugs, Pam. I have a multicolored collection of mugs and this one was certainly not intentional - my husband would bring home a mug from each conference he went to :) My collections are blue-and-white pieces and also my clear jars. Such a fun thing to have particularly when one gets so much enjoyment from using them.

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I love the Good Morning one! {I am needing to grab a few "XL" mugs because Stephen doesn't like our small handle mugs that coordinate with our dishes} I collect hobnail/fenton pieces, mostly in white. I think a collection in white, no matter what it is, is a fun thing to have. Goes with everything!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Great idea to collect white mugs. They all look great together, but are unique with each having a different saying on them.

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

I love how they are all white and mixed up. We've had colorful mugs for a long time and I'm tired of them. Meanwhile our everyday plates are white and we've had them since we got married and I don't think I'll ever tire of them! Yet another idea I need to steal from you!

Jill Elaine said...

I like your collection of mugs. I have a bunch of 'Rosanna' mugs with gold crowns on them that were gifts. Those are the ones we pull out when we have company and need more than 2! Most days I use my red with white dots Cath Kidston mug that my brother gave me for Christmas. Coffee just tastes better when it's in a fun pretty mug huh??!!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

i love your collection! in fact I ADORE IT!!!! they look fabulous together!!! by the way -- you are so right -- kids -- dogs and furry ones steal the show EVERY TIME...i hardly saw you in your picture : ) LOL!!!!! sending hugs to your two fur babies and the whole FAM!!!

Leslie said...

Fun collection of mugs - so fun to see which one your friends choose and I'll bet you have a favorite. I agree, YES to collections and NO to clutter :)

Cathy Wall said...

LOVE! These are almost as much fun as the "collection" of wine glasses we have talked about in the past. (Only because while I love both, wine is more fun than coffee!)

Nancy said...

You should be snapped up by some magazine or design firm as a professional stylist! You are so good at it. Thanks for the link ideas. I need to spread myself around more! Have a great day. Wish I was there to drink a cup of coffee with you from your darling cups.
xo Nancy
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Little Sister said...

What a great idea! I love it!
~Amy

carolyn marshall said...

That is so clever! Love those cute coffee mugs.

Carolyn
{my simple messterpiece}

Simple Dwellings said...

Great idea! I also love home goods for their mugs and dishes! It's also a great conversation piece when you have guests over. :) I have a collection of white bowls and want to start a collection of cake stands.

Gretchen said...

I love your mugs Pam. The best part is that they are all grounded by being white. Love that!

Dana Frieling said...

I've never thought much about mug handles. I can honestly say you'll come to mind next time I come across a unique one!

Lori said...

Those handles are so pretty! Perfect collection for those all day warm-ups!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Great collection! :)

vignette design said...

I like your eclectic collection of white mugs. They all compliment each other nicely. ~Delores

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I don't have one, but now I wish I did. I'm like you in that I don't really have collections and I try to stay away from clutter. A white collection seems like the perfect solution. Aren't HomeGoods and TJMaxx the best?

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Jody and Stan said...

I love all the white mugs, so cute! They look so classic. Great idea!


Jody

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

I'm going to do this! I love this idea.

ECKDesign said...

Ingenious! I'm stealing this idea! ;oP But with plates too, I think! =o)

Eclectically Vintage said...

Fabulous and fun collection. Do I have a collection? The question should be, What Don't I Collect?!!
Kelly

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