Tuesday, July 8, 2008

It's "Muggy" Today....

Since several people commented on my iced coffee mug from last Tuesday's post, I thought I'd share my whole mismatched collection! But talk about being a "lazy blogger" - you'll see why as you scroll through the photos...

We're always dropping plates or mugs or whatnot in this house, so it's next to impossible to have a matched set of anything... This is the mug that so many of you commented on...

Luckily for me, "mismatched" is now an acceptable theme for setting a table these days! (Wouldn't it have been even prettier with a beverage inside it?... Like I said... Lazy - but it gets worse...)

These are my big, oversized mugs and I use them all the time! (Perhaps I could have at least changed the placemat for a few of the photos?)...

They're all very inexpensive, purchased at The Christmas Tree Shop... Everyone in the New England area knows that "inexpensive" and "Christmas Tree Shop" are synonyms. (Or set up a different 'prop' rather than just my cherub planter??)

This is a smaller mug... I loved the little feet on this one. (Or even shot from a different angle??)

This one looks like such a delicate watercolor painting. (But no... I just shot from the same angle...)

I must admit, these mugs are a very cheerful sight in the kitchen cupboard... (...on the same placemat...)

A sweet cottage rosebud cup.... (with the same cherub planter...)

Only the mugs were changed! (Bad blogger... naughty blogger... lazy blogger...)

So like I said, it's a muggy day here in New England... (that must be why I was lazy... the muggies got to me...)

... but I'll take these kind of "muggies" any day!

Hey, this one looks naked!!! Okay, it may not be colorful but it's still one of my favorites. I think I have two left out of an original set of four Fantasia mugs that I bought back in the 80's at a Princess House home party.

Bottoms up, everyone!!



Connie said...

The "muggies" gotcha, sweetpea?!?!?! Well, what a way to go! They are all beautiful. Just wait till you see what I bought today though! Woooohooo.....probably will post it on wednesday though....

Adrienne said...

Oooh, I would LOVE to have mugs like yours! They are absolutely, breathtakingly gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them with us. I'm on the west coast - no Christmas Tree Shop! ~Adrienne~

Joanne Kennedy said...

You crack me up! I know how you feel though. With all these great bloggers out there taking such great pictures it can make you feel insecure. LOL

Your mugs are beautiful. I don't drink coffee or tea though but I do love the pretty mugs they have out now.

Oh and I think your place mat, cherub planter and angel of your pictures are perfect!


Unknown said...

Beautiful mugs! I have a collection of rose flowered mugs in different designs. They're all from England and I bought them at Ross for about half their original prices. I have them hanging on a rack on a kitchen wall.

Kim's Treasures said...

Your mugs are soooo pretty! It would be so nice to drink a cup of tea from one of them! I bet you love using them.

Have a great day!

nwalker said...

I really struggled on whether or not I wanted the white sink or the stainless!Such hard decisions when it comes to decorating.They are putting the tile on today so I will keep you posted.Girl, you need to cut you a window so you can see while you cook and grow some african violets!:)Have a great week and by the way I love the coffee cups.I have way too many myself and I tend to always go to that area of the store and look at them!

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
Your mugs are all so pretty. I'd like to have a drink in any of them.
Rhondi xo

Anonymous said...

Oh! Your mugs are simply treasures. The mis-matching is actually perfect!
I always find something neat at the Christmas Tree Shops too!
When we were in England and stopped in a pub in a small village, the owner had hung hundreds and hundreds of mugs from the low, aged beamed ceiling. What fun!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Those are pretty mugs. I've never found a place anywhere near me that carries such pretty ones as yours though. I do have the fantasia one myself...the last of four, lol. We break things too!

Anonymous said...

Aw, hope you're still not mugged out! I love those mugs and what pretty shapes they are! With all your muggies, did you visit all the tea parties today? There is a virtual tea party going on. Come on over and have some tea!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Joy Jones said...

What wonderful mugs!!! Each one more pretty than the next. I liked the size of them too. Thanks for sharing your fun post ~ xo ~ Joy

Cottage Rose said...

Donna I love your mugs, they are so pretty. I have lots of different one also, but not as pretty as yours. I must go hunting now. And then have a garage sale for my old ones. haha Thanks for the nice comment, and for stopping by. You are so funny and I adore reading your posts.


{oc cottage} said...

HOLY COW!!!! I love the shapes!!!!

M ^..^

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Love your mugs ...... especially the one with the little feet! So, so cute!

Life on the Edge said...

I would never have noticed that you hadn't changed the setting or the accessories because I was so busy looking at all those very pretty mugs! Fantastic collection and they are all beautiful!

I prefer those kinds of "muggies" too compared to the swelterhouse mugginess of outside.


Ann said...

They don't match but they are all floral and oh so lovely. They would be great in any table together any day. Those are really charming mugs you have there.

Angie said...

heya donna,

ok..so i read this post and was cracking up out loud...then i read the post for your dad's birthday and i was crying out loud...whew! if you ever feel bad about your pictures..come over and look at my crappy pics and you will feel better...hehehehe..i just blame it on my camera..lol. ok, fine..it just has never occurred to me to use props or change the angle...and half the time we have clutter in the background..oh gosh..now i am feeling insecure...


p.s. please wish your dad a happy belated birthday for me...he is adorable!

Rue said...

You crack me up Donna :)

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

Thanks for sharing your mug collection with us. I have some of the Fantasia dishes also! I really like the delicate ones (especially the one with the little legs--too cute).


Michele said...

You're so funny! I love all the mugs, but that one with the feet and the one that looks like a watercolor are especially pretty to me.