On my last visit to the Salvation Army Thrift Store, I immediately made a beeline to the housewares section (as I always do). But I wasn't looking for mugs. Recently I reorganized my kitchen cupboards to create an entire shelf for our mugs, including the pretty pale green ones I showed off in this post - 5 Inexpensive Ideas to Create a Pretty Spring Table. In other words, we have enough mugs. Too many mugs.
But I love pottery, and how could I resist this pretty blue handmade mug for only $1.98? Needless to say, I couldn't. In my haste to purchase it though, I failed to notice a small chip where the handle attaches to the mug. When I was washing the mug I felt some instability in the handle and that's when I noticed the chip. It sort of qualifies as a thrifting fail (and I encountered three of them that day) but I will use this mug until that handle falls off! And then it will probably join the growing pile of items that need to be glued accumulating as we speak on my husband's basement work bench.
I also bought this lovely contemporary-look "N" mug with the sweet little handle. The good news is, this mug isn't for anybody in my house. It's for my sister, Nancy. (Hope she doesn't have too many mugs.)
Do you collect mugs? Are your kitchen cupboards filled to bursting too?
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