Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Forest of (Mug) Trees

How many trees does it take to make a forest??
I don't know, but I think I'm getting close. I love these vintage (6o's, 70's?) metal mug trees, and I keep finding them and I cannot resist them. They are useful and practical (and cheap), and I have an inexplicable attraction to them!
You can use them for more than mugs, you know. I could hang some of my restaurant china creamers on them. You could use them to hold ornaments at Christmas. I am using a couple of them to hold jewelry. Below, you see my only orange one:
And my only white one:

Guess what?? After I took all of those photos, I found two more!

And there is a blue one for sale in the shop with a pretty set of mugs.
And I will buy more if - or make that WHEN - I find them.
Yes, I will.

7 comments:

Tina Dawn said...

If a mug tree falls in the forest... Wow, even I, collector of many things that I am, am impressed by this collection. Love T

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

I have one lonely sad black one sitting on a shelf on the back porch. Don't think I appreciated it until I saw your collection. =)

Lorlore said...

I have a green one holding my morning coffee mugs as well.

yosemite faith said...

great bargains! i don't have any but due to lack of counter space it has kept me from ever being tempted.

~~Carol~~ said...

I can't believe that I don't have one of those! And I don't think I ever see them at sales, because I'm sure I would have grabbed it. I love seeing unique collections like this!

ain't for city gals said...

Great idea..I'm going to start looking for them for my costume jewelry...cute blog..

craftyles said...

I loe what you've done with the mug trees. I never know what to use those for so I pass them up. Not any more. I hope I see one soon. Thanks