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What's Your MPP?

August 8th, 2012 at 04:32 pm


No, I'm not talking about one's face. I'm talking about those devices we use to hold coffee, tea, milk, water, etc.

Yesterday, we perused a couple of thrift stores. I noticed that at each one there was a shelf set aside just for mugs.

Poor, abandoned, lonely mugs.

I bet at one time they were either given as gifts or bought with joy of using. Now, they are abandoned, left to their own, to sit on a shelf for folks like me to notice.

I decided to do a mug count at our house. I thought while I was cleaning out the cabinet, I'd take a few photos. Bet you can tell which ones my DH uses. I have to admit not all my mugs are in one cabinet. I have 6 on a mug rack, some in a hutch, and another in another cabinet. I didn't take photos of the ones on the top shelf because I didn't want to get a step ladder.

After all is said...drum roll please...I counted 51 mugs in our house. That averages out to 25.5 mugs per person (MPP) in our home. This doesn't count the coffee and tea cups.

And yes, I succumbed to the call of the lonely mug yesterday and bought this clear one. I thought it needed a new home.

9 Responses to “What's Your MPP?”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    All my mugs are in one cabinet -- I'd say there are about 20. If I add one, I get rid of one -- but it is kind of hard, since mugs can be kind of a life history!

  2. North Georgia Gal Says:

    WOW!! I think I have about 2 mugs in in my house!

  3. baselle Says:

    I have about 10 unbroken ones, so 5MPP. If you count the busted ones I've been using in my mosaics, then maybe 20! Don't give me more, I have a huge box of them. Smile

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    We have ten or so mugs. 4 of them are two cup mugs that we use for soup and the rest are used for hot chocolate in the winter or broth when we are sick. We don't drink coffee in this house, though on occasion we do have oolong or chai tea. I imagine if we drank more tea or drank coffee we'd have a lot more mugs. So 2.5 mugs per person.

  5. Shiela Says:

    I like your mugs, esp the ones on the 3rd photo.
    I'm not even game to count ours, some are still in boxes unused. They were wedding gifts. They are on stand-by when eventually we need new ones.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Before I did my major downsizing a few years ago, I think I had at least 30 mugs. I'm now down to 8 I think ...

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Sheila -- are you a Mary Englebreight fan?

    Anyone want to do a GPP -- I have lots of glasses, none of them have 6 or more in one pattern?

  8. Jerry Says:

    We just moved and that always leads us to get rid of a bunch of stuff, so I think we only have 4-5 mugs in the house now. Sometimes you can almost take some people's mugs and have some insurance that you can put them together into a ceramic CV. Still, I like that clear one you bought. Looks nice, even if it tells us nothing about your academic or professional pursuits. Wink Jerry

  9. rob62521 Says:


    The clear one is apparently from France...I found glasses with the same pattern in a book. As fancy as it is, it isn't worth much, but I sure like using it. Thanks for your comments.

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