I’m trying to pinpoint when it all began… The day I bought my first Rae Dunn mug.
For the life of me I cannot remember which mug was my first. How sad is that? I remember having seen the mugs on Instagram last summer and thinking, “well they’re nice but, really?” I didn’t understand why people were going so crazy for these big white mugs with bold black words. It’s only natural that I stumbled on some of these Rae Dunn mugs at HomeGoods and had that “ah-ha moment!” I now understood first hand the whole obsession behind them. I have many Rae Dunn pieces now including not only mugs but, canisters, a tea pot, a creamer and sugar dish, plates, serving platters, a butter dish, cheese trays, bowls, etc.
First of all these mugs hold massive amounts of coffee and well, I live on coffee. These mugs fit awesome in my hand? Is that a thing with mugs (ha) because they really are the perfect size. Can we please talk about the words on the mugs? You guys, I literally pick my coffee mug based on my mood at the time… Some days I wake up and I feel like I have it all together, I might pick “thankful,” “you are my sunshine”, “calm”, “mom,” or perhaps “YOLO”. Other days I wake up and feel anything but that way. Probably my favorite mug is “hot mess” because let’s face it, most days this is a perfect description of me. Usually in the mornings when I come downstairs my husband will have handpicked a mug for me and has it sitting next to the coffee pot “darling”, “honey”, “sweetie”, “wifey”, etc. This makes me smile.
The simplicity of these Rae Dunn pieces really make them nice. Rae Dunn’s pottery really is affordable starting at $3.99 for mugs and I think the highest price I’ve paid was $12.99 for a canister. I think the price point makes these pieces so sought after. It’s annoying how hard they are to find. I guess part of the fun is in the hunt? I’ve gotten to the point that I no longer go out of my way to find pieces because 9 times out of 10 they are not in the store. It’s one of those things that when you do run in to them at Homegoods, Marshall’s or TJMaxx you better snatch them up because Heaven knows when the next time you’ll find one. People go crazy for all things Rae Dunn! I’m hopeful that one day I’ll stumble on the mixing bowls and grace mug… these are my unicorns.
…some fun finds of mine.