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The Lifestyle blog of Katie Storms.: something simple, something sweet, something styled.

21 December 2011

{something warm} quote mug gifts


My local Value Village can be a treasure chest. And sometimes it can be, well, full of trash. I dropped in this week and scored a TON of ivory diner mugs: treasure chest. At sixty to eighty cents each, I stocked up. And, to be honest, I think I might have to make a third trip tomorrow or Thursday.

Some people might not be comfortable drinking out of a vintage mug, but I've washed them and sanitized them on high heat. And I own up to the idea that it might become a pencil holder.


Since I am so fond of quotes, I simply collected some of my favorites and wrote them on the mugs as pretty as I could with a Porcelain 150 fine point pen in black, like this one here. I usually get mine at Art Mart here in St. Louis. They are currently out of stock, but they will make an order for me when I call them:) I'm going to do something similar with names or monograms later this week--totally in the spirit of anthropologie.


There are nineteen teachers in our English department. And I usually only give my closest friends at work a handmade gift at work. But this time, I couldn't help myself. I packaged each one with a fancy bag of Tazo Joy tea, which you can find here. But try to buy it at Starbucks like I did. It's way too expensive online. If I had more time, I might use my favorite peppermint tea or make my own with this DIY at A Beautiful Mess.


You could also include a special handmade coaster and Starbucks gift card if you wanted to make the gift something more expensive. Or you could also fill them with cocoa and marshmallows {I'm hoping to personalize a few for some kiddos in my life with cocoa}, with a few special pens or markers, with chocolate covered spoons, or with a blend of your favorite coffee.

Enjoy!

xo,
katie scarlett

4 comments:

  1. Great find, Katie! I haven't been to Value Village in months.

    The mugs look so cute all lined up. The English teachers will love them!

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  2. Thanks, Erin. The monogram DIY using the same materials worked out well, too. You'd really like it!

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  3. Love this; Love your blog! Found you in Elsie's kitchen post comments and I'm glad I did~ please tell me Katie Scarlett is somehow related to Gone With the Wind? :) Nice to meet you!

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  4. When you want to get something special for your loved ones, you must look out for the personalized photo mugs & coffee mugs online

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