Monday, February 19, 2007

The start of something good: Or how I convinced my husband that another collection was really okay


Remember when I posted in November about finding two beautiful Japanese mugs for free?

I found another set in a vivid green with blue detailing at the same thrift store just a few weeks ago. Then, this past Saturday, I stumbled on an unmatched green pair at another store.

This means I've started another collection (yeah, me!). It also means my husband rolled his eyes when I told him about it.

To convince him this Japanese mug collection could be a good thing, I suggested we ditch all the regular coffee cups we use (You know those freebies you get from everywhere with so-and-so's logo on them? Those ones.) He said, "You know, that's a great idea. Then we will actually use something you've collected for a change."

Yeah for acceptance, and yeah, again, for useful collections!

What have you started collecting, lately?

11 comments:

An Odd Duck said...

Lately, it has been mason jars. Since I'm not buying anything but secondhand now everything must come in useful, and the mason jars are becoming very useful for food storage.

Heidi said...

After seeing them all over blogland, I started collecting them too! I especially like the ones with colored patterns on them.

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Ooooh, was it YOU who collected them? I have a couple on my blog that I picked up recently but don't really NEED to start collecting so I'm offering them to whoever does collect them.

Meagan said...

Thanks for the comments!

An Odd Duck: I use canning jars for storing my sewing notions and art supplies in my studio (or I will once I put my studio back together!). I also use some for food storage in the kitchen. Love them!

Heidi: I think I started seeing them around blogland right when I found my first set. I'm sticking to green and blue so that they "match" the rest of my pottery collection. Oddly enough, I noticed my green ones match our exterior trim work that we just painted this past summer.

Miz Smoochie Lips: Thanks for the offer! As I mentioned above, I'm collecting green and blue mugs to keep my collection manageable. The mugs you found are awefully cute, though!

Rachelle said...

Just this week Ive started collecting thrift store mugs with whales on them. I picked one up, then realized it would go so well with two I already had. A collection was born!

linda t said...

Hi Meagan!
Loving your mugs!
I just realized I had a pin cushion collection going on... and now I am on the look out for unique ones. I love to collection old sewing notions too... I have an unopened ric rac that say 15 cents on the wrapper!

Tru said...

those are really pretty

mary beth said...

I didn't realize I already had a collection of wood spools of thread until I saw other bloggers delight in them, so I organized them into a gallon jar and now am adding more. And speaking of canning jars...I now have at least 1000 jars added to that collection as we saved them from a house that is about to be burnt down by the fire department.

notsocrafty.com said...

Those are pretty and far better than those crappy coffee mugs that take over your cabinets. They look like great mugs for Sunday morning coffee.

Amy said...

awww I love those cups - are they pottery by any chance?

Natasha said...

I really like those mugs, so very cool. I have a very random coffee cup collection and Only drink from a few favorite cups..Is that wierd?