I really love milk glass and Pyrex mugs, people. They're so sturdy; so hard to break (though it can be done!). They feel completely different from porcelain or clay in the hand. Most of all, though, they transport me back to my grandmother's kitchen and give me a warm fuzzy feeling. That's why I will sometimes buy single mugs (when I don't find them in a fabulous set of SEVEN, as above), partly in hopes that I'll someday find their match, and partly because I can't bear to see them languish with the "regular" mugs in the thrift stores.
I noticed recently that some of these orphan mugs I've acquired over time feature aqua designs. (I know...it's shocking that *I* would gravitate towards aqua...) It finally dawned on me that they make a pretty cool collection!
I may try to sell them as a mismatched collection in my Etsy shop. I think they'd look awesome in a retro kitchen with an aqua color scheme!
Next up, a group of simple white Fire King D-handle mugs:
I've collected these over time, but have lucked out and found several really perfect ones in recent weeks. I think they're so pretty in a minimalist way and could blend perfectly with any decor, from cottage to streamlined modern. It's hard to believe they're no longer manufactured!
Well, that's it for the milk glass mugapolooza! I'm hoping everyone else made some fabulous secondhand scores this week, and I'm linking up with the following blogs to check them out!