Things That Make Me Happy: My Mug Collection

Things that make me happy – my mug collection and hanging mug rack. my mug rack

I don’t know when or how it even started, but there are very few things that make me happier than an a colorful mug. Maybe one with an initial on it. That’s a very close second.

I started buying a mug whenever I went to anthropologie. I love them and they make me so happy. I drink a lot of coffee and tea and I pick a mug based on my mood or what color I’m feeling that day. I started picking up pretty mugs all over the place (the blue one in the lower left corner was from my trip to Mexico) and friends started giving me mugs because they knew how much I loved them.

mug rack

When you move as much as we do, it can be hard to make a rental feel like home. There are a lot of elements that are out of my control. Usually, they come with bare white walls (which I do happen to love) and very little personality. These mugs give me an opportunity to add little pops of color to a table, shelf, or in a cabinet. Now I’m happy to say they have their own wall.

my coffee station

My coffee station has a cute little mug drying rack . I quickly outgrew it and the shelves underneath. I was watching Fixer Upper and Joanna has a large hanging mug rack in her kitchen. I went on a search for one and think that I was using the wrong keyword search. I couldn’t find what I was looking for. 

I was in the car on New Years Day and it hit me like a ton of bricks, she probably sells them in her shop! 30 seconds later (smart phones are bad for people like me who get an idea in their head and aren’t happy until it becomes reality) I had it ordered and on its way to my house. (It looks like it is out of stock right now, keep checking back on their site.)

mug rack

Wes hung it up this weekend and I can’t even begin to tell you how happy it makes me. It fills a spot on my wall that had been bothering me. We don’t have a lot of wall space, it’s prime real estate here. We live in a little cottage, so every inch counts. We also have outlets, thermostats, and furnace shut off switches in the most random places on the walls. The furnace shut off is bright red in the middle of the hallway about a foot from the ceiling. Weird.

magnolia market mug rack

I think that I might order another one because 1.) it will take up more space (it is a little smaller than I thought it would be) and 2.) it gives me an excuse to buy some more mugs.

mug rack

Clay really liked the bubble wrap that it was wrapped in. He stayed in his “bubble” all afternoon, only to get out and roll all over it to pop it. He’s BIZARRE.

mug rack

These mugs bring me so much happiness. I remember when I bought them, or who gifted them to me whenever I drink out of one.

I get this question frequently – the hanging mug rack comes from Magnolia Market. It goes in and out of stock frequently. 🙂

What makes you happy?

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This Post Has 48 Comments

  1. insulated tumblers

    Good day!! Thanks a lot with your idea you share with us. Having a mug collection is very interesting for me. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Isabella

    It looks amazing! I recently saw another mug collection at this site and now yours. I think I want to start collecting mugs too!

  3. Nirmiti lopes

    Same like urs. Even i dont know when i got so addicted to collect different types of mugs. Its like where ever i go my first visit is to the mug collection section. Til now i have got 7 Different types of mugs which makes me happy. Now i m searching for some vintage type of mug like 80’s or from the centuries. Thank you for sharing your experience. It keeps us Motivated.

    1. Bree Hester

      I do what I can to enable. 🙂

  4. Jennifer Hatala

    I feel the same way about my mugs and have the same rack! It brings me joy to choose my mug for tea each morning! I love your collection! Where did the others come from if not Mexico or anthropologie?

    1. Bree Hester

      All over the place. If I see one that I like anywhere, I usually have no self-control.

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