22 May, 2011

My M Mugs.

One of, if not my favourite shop in the world is Anthropologie. The last time we were in the US, I would spend hours just walking around and staring....their shops are out of this world.

At the moment, I am kinda having a small obession around monogrammed stuff. If I see anything, with letters on {particularly with our initials}, it's in the bag, I just cant help it. If we have kids one day, bless them, they are going to be monogrammed within an inch of their lives.

Anyway, ever since discovering Anthropologie on our trips to the US, I have been salivating over their monogrammed mugs. And what makes it worse, is that just about every blog I read, I always catch a glimpse of one in the background somewhere.
When I visited London last year, an Anthropologie store had just opened, and instead of buying my 'M' mug, I bought a steel 'M' sign...because lets put it this way...Anthroplogie is not exactly your bargain shop!
And even though, I adore my 'M' sign {you can see a pic of it here}...I so regretted not buying the mug.

That was until, I popped in at @home on Saturday...and what caught my eye at the back of the store...this baby...
I nearly passed out from excitement, I was jumping up and down...the poor shop assistant, didn't know quiet how to react...I am sure he though I was completely nuts....well my husband did anyway.

So while not exactly the same...its sure is close enough...and for just R20 {$2,90} compared to the $6 the originals sell at...hello...what a bargain! So we bought eight!
Who would think little 'ol coffee mugs could make me so happy...

I love my M mugs....

10 comments:

Lynette said...

I love it...will have to go and check it out @Home;-)

MelB said...

verrrrry cool !! I love a bargain. These are beautiful

Kirsty said...

ooh - I likey!
NOW - Hayley....... Lynette and Pam have got me all motivated... sooooo when are you next gonna catch the gautrain to sandton and meet me for coffee @ starbucks? Can even meet at Skoobs at montecasin, they have an awesome starbucks with sofas, and we can check out all the martha stewart cook books? hmmmm? I want a date, girl, kay?

Marcia (123 blog) said...

LOVE! I'm going to stay far away because I have a weakness for mugs.

In Dec, I went in and bought 4, got home and realised I have tons already (I can't think clearly in the moment) and took them back the next day!

I need to start giving myself The Talk about photo frames too...

PS I keep meaning to ask you - how are you doing with the recycling bags and the skincare? (you posted in Jan about your goals)

V-n-J said...

LOVE it!!! Love all things monogrammed too!!! I have make sure all my kids things arent monogrammed so its not overkill:) and thats quite a bargain you got there! We dont have Anthropologie close to us (boo) but Kirklands is a fun place to browse and they have some cool monogrammed stuff too.

Shayne said...

Gorgeous. Love them.

Am also into monogrammed stuff. Just adore it. My kids think I'm nuts.

But they'll be nuts one day too and love all the paraphenalia I have waiting for them :)

Amanda Dovey said...

HAHAHAHA - I have had similar experiences with shop assistants thinking I'm mad, but hey if you find something your heard desires why not show it!!! They are Super duper cool!!

blackhuff said...

I like those mugs.
Just a suggestion. Can you make that the links open in a different window rather than the same one due to the copyright disclaimer you have on your blog. Please.

cat said...

Ok, so I am going to @Home tomorrow - the family is each getting their own mono mug.

Jenty said...

Oh they are stunning!! Damn, and I was walking past @Home today and didn't go in :(