About five years ago, Jos surprised me with these birds mugs from Emma Bridgewater. I just love them. They are quite expensive though and the prices seemed to be getting higher lately.
I saw this pumpkin sponged stamped mug and feel in love with it immediately. So I bought it and decided the more I loved this more primitive look. So I started looking to see what other designs Emma Bridgewater made using the sponge painted look.
It was then that I came across this adorable spongeware squirrel mug by a company called Brixton Pottery. These small mugs are not as expensive and all so unique. I ordered it and started looking around for more.
In my search, I discovered a shop up north in the village of Havelte. I ordered more mugs which were delivered very well packaged and quickly to my front door. This shop is not all too far from Cranberry Cottage so I decided I wanted to go to the shop and see it. It is wonderful and the owners, Lejo and Christy, are such warm and welcoming shopowners. I have been back a couple of times now and cannot wait to go see it now decorated for Christmas. They have a webshop which you can see here.
As you see, my collection has grown to seven small mugs so far. It is great fun to me to add a mug to the collection every now and then.
By now, you must be wondering about the title of this post? Well, I pulled a couple of my Prairie Schooler charts because one of the fun things about these mugs is how much they resemble them. If you are a Prairie Schooler fan, I am sure you would love them.
Here is where I sit to blog with my little teapot on hand. I am taking a break from my quilt studio. I spent most of this week there sewing something for a giveaway coming next week on my blog. I hope you will stop by then. I am giving away something in large numbers to wish all my friends in blogland a very Merry Christmas. Did I peek your curiosity? I hope so. That is one of the specials things about Christmas...the fun of the anticipation.
In the meantime, on the 15th of the month, my next primitive ornament free chart will be published here on the blog. I hope you will join me for that one too.....