Friday, April 4, 2008

SHOW & TELL '08 - #13 - Mug Collection

It's Friday again and time to participate in Show & Tell. Go over to Kelli's and find out all about it and sign up on Mr. Linky. Then visit all the Show & Tell participants and see the lovely things that will be shown.

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Today I have chosen to show you part of my mug collection.
Top shelf left to right:
The first two mugs are Toby Mugs given to me in 1977 by my daughter, Suzette.
The Jimmy Mug, Jimmy Carter, also a gift from Suzette.
Our Joyce Crest Mug that we purchased in Nova Scotia.
A mug from Pella, Iowa where we attended the Pella Tulip Festival.
A brass mug is a gift from friends about 28 years ago.
Last on this shelf is a Jerusalem mug, a gift from a previous beloved Pastor and his wife when they visited the Holy Land.
Second shelf.
Fruit bowl that I showed on a previous Show & Tell.
Two beautiful blue mugs reading Mom & Dad another gift from Suzette.
Between the Mom & Dad mugs is a Germany Mug brought back to me by a friend who visited there with her husband.


(left to right)
Beer Stein, a gift from our daughter, Jacque, in 1988
Avon stein from Brazil, from Jacque, in 1987
Beer Stein from Germany, the first gift from my friend who went to Germany.
My unique Man Beer Stein who started the whole collection. I showed him here.
The little mugs in front:
The second & fourth are Toby mugs, gifts from Suzette.
The first is a little New Orleans mug we purchased while there in 1979.
The little green guy was one of the items we inherited from Mickey mother so it is a very special treasure. It came to us with a few nuts and screws in it which are still there today!!!


As always, thanks for stopping by and letting me share a few of the things that contain memories for us and decorate our little home.
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40 comments:

Daughter of the King said...

What a neat collection and memories connected with them
Deby

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

You have such amazing things Susan! You must have a huge house to hold everything!

Feathering My Nest said...

You have a nice collection, Susan. It's wonderful to have things like this to bring back the memories of special days or events in our lives.

Kathi

Hootin' Anni said...

That is a very impressive collection. I like the "Jimmy Carter". This was truly very enjoyable reading how you can remember where they all came from and by whom. Amazing.

Hope you can stop by and pay me a visit sometime soon. I'd love to have you!!!

Knit-Wit said...

I remember a beer stien that my parents used to have. It had a music box on the bottom of it. We used to love winding it up to listen to the music. It makes me wonder what ever happened to it.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is a neat collection! I used to have a collection of mugs but when you live in a small house, something has to go! LOl!

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I'm thinking you need a Michigan mug from you friend in Michigan.

Maybe I'll have to work on that :O)

Lisa said...

Hey Susan...looks like your re-do is going very well.

I like your mugs and beer steins. So do you have all these labled? I would never remember who, what or when...have a great weekend.

Joyfull said...

Loved your collection! You do have the neatest items for show and tell!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Your mug collection is very nice. It is fun to drink from different ones I bet! :)

Paula said...

What a fun collection!

jennifer said...

I like your collection! We have a collection of mugs from Broadway Plays. But we don't drink coffee! LOL

Jennifer

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Susan! I love all your mugs. How fun that they are from all over the world. Neat memories for sure.
-Karoline

Momma Roar said...

Fun collection! If I had to pick my favorite, I'd say the blue and white one from the Tulip Festival - I love the simplicity of it! So cute!

Carrie said...

A great collection both for the items and for the memories they evoke.

Charlotte said...

Neat mug collection. I love mugs - to look at and to drink from. You can't beat mugs.

Barbara said...

beautiful mugs..and I see some of these ones are from germany...beautiful memories..
Greetings Barbara

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What an interesting collection of mugs. I love the Jimmy Carter mug!

I'll be back to view the Oprah video, we're going for a walk now.

Katherine

Brenna said...

What a great collection, Susan! I love it!

ceekay said...

Wow, you have a variety of mugs and cups....thank you for visiting my blog. I read your Oprah post...our pastor has been touching on this in his sermons the last few weeks.

nannykim said...

The carter mug is such a hoot!

Betty said...

I enjoyed seeing your mug collection, Susan. Thank you for showing it to us. The first thing I thought when I saw the Jimmy Carter mug was that it looked like a peanut. That was before I read the name of it, lol.

Cookie Sunshine said...

I love mug collections. They are always so personal.
This was really fun.

Hugs,
Cookie

Martie said...

Susan, I like your collection. It is neat that you have so many memoires from so many people with the mugs. Thanks also for posting about my blog - I appriciate it. You are a blessing to me.

Thanks,
~Martie

Betty said...

Great collection, Susan....

Thank you for visiting with me...Betty

Jewelgirl said...

A great collection and thank you
for showing us! Have a great weekend!

Kindra said...

You have a great collection there! And a great story/memory for each one! Great!

TJ said...

THis is great, I love how you can remember who gave you each of the mugs!

mrsjojo said...

Very nice collection. Thanks for sharing the memories connected with them.

Gattina said...

A very nice collection ! You have quite a lot of mugs !

Kelli said...

How fun! I really enjoying seeing your collection, Susan!
Hugs,
Kelli

It's All Good! said...

Hello Susan, That's quite a collection you have. Thanks for sharing them. Have a great weekend.
Brenda :)

Farrah said...

Thanks for dropping by earlier! I'm sorry my pics weren't loading, but they are working now! :-)

Jaderocks said...

You have a wonderful collection. It is only more special when you remember where and who you've gotten them from.

JanaBanana said...

My goodness that is quite the collection! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog :)

diana said...

what beautiful mugs and steins. and each one with a special meaning or memory. thanks for sharing them.

Sharon said...

What a great collection! They are so interesting and all have such neat stories behind them!

Hugs, Sharon

Ganeida said...

What a fun collection. Thanks for sharing.

The Apron Queen said...

Wonderful collection!

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Folded Wings said...

Oh I so enjoyed reading about all your mugs. They each tell a story and convey a precious memory. thanks for sharing!