Saturday, June 21, 2014

Oscar H. Will & Co. Mugs

Something struck me about these mugs when I saw them. They have really great color - not too shiny, not completely matte finish. The graphic is really appealing, like those fabulous pencil drawings in Cooks Illustrated. These would make a great gift - to yourself, to your favorite gardener or foodie, to not just coffee lovers, but iced or hot tea lovers as well… and for the stylish, you can use them as really unique decor, holding anything from pens to paintbrushes to Q-tips. They're that handsome.

An all-round and year-round pleaser for any age or gender, these would be good to get and keep for whatever occasion comes up - a birthday or holiday, yes, but also a hostess gift, a housewarming, a just because gift,  door prize for an event, at his and her wedding showers, etc etc. These would be great to add if you're a gift basket builder. And they are the perfect gift for someone at the office. It's giving something simple, but with real quality, that they are unlikely to find anywhere else.

They come in red (tomato) green (peas) and purple (petunia) and then a brown version of each. (more masculine). Currently they are available in three styles determined by the veggie.  Lids are sold separately and available in all four colors. Last I checked they were working on a yellow one for corn as well. These stoneware mugs are hand thrown on a potter's wheel in St. Paul, MN by Deneen Pottery. While each piece is almost identical, each one is individually created so no two are exactly alike.

CLICK HERE  to buy these solid, beautiful pieces for $20 each (lids sold separately for $7 each) from the Ft. Mandan store in North Daktoa, where the also have many fine books you may not find otherwise.

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