I had a bit of a problem. A mug problem that is. I figured out what I think is a cute and stylish storage solution and I thought you might like seeing it since a lot of you have commented on and enjoyed my mug collection both here on the blog as well as on Instagram.
It all started with our first road trip last summer. My daughters convinced me that I ‘needed' to collect the Starbucks ‘You are Here' mugs along our journey. At first I wasn't too sure, but I quickly became a fan of the mugs as well as the idea of collecting them. They have become a great memento of our trips. I say they are filled with tea and memories daily. 🙂
The problem with them is that I know have quite the collection. Our trip last summer was 13 states and 5,400 miles. Our trip this summer was 21 states and 7,000 miles. Yep, I've got mugs coming out of my ears. I contemplated building a pretty display shelf, but I don't really have the time or energy for that right now. Do you know what I mean?
I was searching for something simple while at Target (affiliate link) a few weeks ago and it hit me… I could try one of these shelves (affiliate link) that I love. I have one in my office. It holds baker's twine, glitter, buttons, washi tape, and small photography props. You may have seen it in the background if you have been on a scope on Periscope with me.
In the end, I decided on the one shelf (affiliate link) and decided I would display my favorite mugs. Shhh…don't tell some of my mugs they aren't my favorite. 😉
I can, of course, rotate them out as well. It is so nice to have my kitchen counter back! I had half of the mugs in my cabinet and the other, the new mugs from this summer, out on my counter. I'm a clean, clutter free counter kind of a person. I'm glad to have them out of the way yet fully on display.
While I'm confessing that I have favorites, I thought I could show you a few of my favorites.
Since I grew up in Arizona and miss the lack of humidity that my home state has to offer, it has to be a favorite.
I think it is so cool that my girls and I got to go to Pike's Place and the first Starbucks. Along with our fun day in Seattle and our great time with my cousin and her family, those have to be favorites. We really enjoyed the Pacific Northwest. ♥
We also really loved New Mexico and I love the colors of this mug. Fun and pretty!
The D.C. mug with the Cherry Blossoms and fun colors is always a favorite. Chicago is another that I love for the memories.
Back to my hometown…love the Gila monster. I miss my hometown, but the heat…not so much. Of course, I would take the dry heat any day over the humid heat where we currently live.
Hello, Disneyland pink and blue cuteness! Just such a cute mug. Another top favorite.
There you have it. There are tons of ideas on Pinterest for mug storage. This is just one idea. It is a great idea for those who need something ready made and have limited wall space. It also allows you to play favorites…lol!
Thankfully, this was an easy project and provided a great solution for my growing mug collection. Wonder what mugs I will add this year and next summer? Can't wait to find out!
Do you have a mug collection? How do you store your mugs? Leave me a comment below.
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