Tag Archives: DI

Pretty in Petals

I’m lame at titles, I know.

Specs: This average-sized mug has a slightly wider circumference at the top than at the bottom. The handle fits all four fingers if you hold onto the actual handle, as opposed to the handle being a resting place for the back of your knuckles. The outside of the mug features my favorite floral thing (flowers) in flat-er shades of pink, brown, green, and orange. It makes me reminiscent of a living room from the 70s.

Rating: 4/5 stars. It offers great depth as well as flowers. Flowers. Did I mention I love flowers?

Summary: This was another 50 cent thrift store treasure. It’s healthy to be suspicious of second-hand dinnerware, and I usually am. Occasionally some (clean) thing will just reach out and give my heart a squeeze, though. And following your heart (at such a cheap price) is always going to be worth the try.

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Tomatoes for Days

Specs: While tempted to use the word HUGE, I will say that this mug is worth its milliliters in coffee. The inside is so deep it could easily have been purposed for (dare I say–tomato) soup. The outside of the mug appears to be hand-painted, although the MADE IN CHINA stamped on the bottom makes me dubious. The handle, as shown here, is a tomato on a stem and wide enough for two fingers.

Rating: 4/5 stars. This baby is fabulously adorkable.

Summary: Like a fair number of my mugs, I discovered this little number at the local DI (which stands for Deseret Industries, aka a thrift store owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). I would move out of my home and into my first apartment in a couple weeks for college and I was dizzy with the idea of needing my own things. Beside it on the shelf were its brothers, a POTATO and a CORN mug. Without my favorite fruit at the center, however, the other mugs were simply corny (pun intended). Ever since I was  a little girl, one of my favorite snacks was a tomato, sliced and spread across a plate like a fan, with salt. Guess it’s just another of the million things I picked up from my mother.