Saturday Snapshot!

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce at At Home with Books. To participate, post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.

The long weekend made me lose track of days and I almost forgot it was Saturday! Last week, I spent some time at my mother’s, helping her get the house ready for company. My mom collects coffee cups; she’s got about 3,000 and it felt like twice that many when we were taking them down, washing them and putting them back up on her special shelves. The pictures aren’t great – there’s a lot of glare from the mugs and the mirrors behind them – but you can get an idea what we were up against.

When you’re done looking at the pictures, why not check out my Black Friday Book Bonanza for a chance to win a box of books? It’s better than fighting the crowds at the mall!

  13 comments for “Saturday Snapshot!

  1. November 24, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Wow. Three thousand cups! Amazing.

  2. November 24, 2012 at 11:04 am

    oh wow, I know you told me there were a LOT of cups, but seeing the pictures gives a whole new story! Bet you’re ready to not wash a coffee cup for a long long time πŸ™‚ Book Savvy Babe

  3. November 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Wow, that’s quite a collection! How long has it taken her to get that many?

  4. November 24, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    My mom collected dolls and thimbles, my bil collected miniature glass shoes, and I collect lighthouses. I’ve never know anyone who collected coffee cups, but that’s a great idea!! I love the way she has them displayed! And I see that side wall, does she live in a log cabin? I’ve always wanted to live in one!
    Here’s my Saturday Snapshot

  5. November 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Amazing collection. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many coffee mugs in one place… not even in a coffee shop!

  6. November 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    What an amazing collection, and how wonderful to keep them all on display. My Snapshot is at

  7. November 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Bear With Me…gives a whole new meaning to mug shots??

  8. November 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I always loved different coffee mugs as well and actually collect Starbucks ones. That being said, I’ve never seen so many mugs in one place — your mom is the “queen collector”.

  9. November 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Oh my- now that’s quite a collection. I don’t think I’ve seen so many mugs together even in stores!

  10. November 24, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Good grief. That is amazing.

  11. November 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    That sure is a lot of cups! And a lot of daughterly devotion to help her with all that cleaning.

  12. November 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Wow, she could open a very large coffee shop. πŸ™‚

  13. Lisa
    November 24, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    To answer a few questions:

    She has been collecting them for years. Everyone brings them back from vacation, so she has them from all 50 states and all over the world. She has a whole series of shelves that are just businesses, a couple of shelves of tv shows, etc.

    Not a log cabin, but the have log siding inside. Makes the room look very rustic.

    My father custom-built the shelves, so she could show them off. There is a display shelf about 8″ from the ceiling that goes all the way around the living room and dining room downstairs. This is only a small part of the collection — there’s no room to display them all at once!

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