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14 Pieces of Handmade or Upcycled Dishware

Show off your southern sass with these redneck wine glasses! You don’t need to be a redneck to like these glasses, but a sense of humor helps. These aren’t just for wine either; they can be used for beer, lemonade, tea or any other beverage of your choosing. These glasses are hand painted according to your color choices and there are many to choose from (EVEN metallic). You can dress up or dress down your wine glasses to your liking and be the hit of the party. (MOP Designs, $40 for set of four)

Porcelain sugar bowl with lid, hand painted with a combination of golden honey combs and bee designs as well as a rose bush design. A golden honeycomb pattern is hand painted along an outer section of the lid and the bowl’s rim. The look is so delicate it appears like lace. Patches of rose bushes are scattered around the sugar bowl in the following pastal hues: red/orange, marigold, pink, beige, and white. The leaves add accents of dark green. For a little whimsy and life, little silver winged bees are painted to fly about, making their way from the flowers to the honey combs. The metallic silver from the bees’ wings and the gold from the honey combs look beautiful amongst the white porcelain and the blushing roses.  This sugar bowl is a sweet way to serve your guests in artistic style though it can also simply be a decorate piece for your home. (MeKu, $48)

These precious cups are the PERFECT gift for all the couples in your life, or for you and your sweetie! Even though they are a Wee Bit Smaller (about 12 ounces) than the designers “normal” sized Mugs (20+ ounces), they pack a huge punch of cuteness. You can pick any two words you like to put on the mugs – it doesn’t have to be the “you” and “me” pictured — though I think that’s a great choice if you’re stumped. (Love Art Works, $72 for two)

I recently discovered this shop at the LA Renegade Craft Show and picked up this hilarious mug. This triceratops seems to be a displaced Englishman (Britisaur?). At least now he can start that collection of tiny Eiffel Towers that he always wanted. Mugs are hand-fired, and the designers recommend washing and handling with care. (Besides Dying, $12)

I met Rae and her work nearly seven years ago at a craft show in Atlanta. Back then, she made mostly ceramic art to hang on your walls, and I still have a piece of hers hanging next to my bedroom door. Now, she has an Etsy shop full of amazing kitchen dinnerware that I’m falling for! This handmade porcelain plate has a handwritten calligraphy decal of a famous Tao Te Ching quote. Microwave and dishwasher safe. (Rae Dunn, $42)

The Hold Me Mug is a drinking mug designed to fit uniquely into the users hand by providing touch points that encourage the user to wrap his or her hands around the piece for a warm, comfortable drinking experience. This mug can hold 10 ounces of liquid for a substantial drink or can be used as a small bowl. (J Fish Designs, $40)

Made with love in New Zealand! Reworked vintage English Royal Albert sturdy bone china mug, bigger than a teacup featuring a green edge worn with age, teamed with a Tuscan bone china saucer also with a green edge and border of roses. Good vintage condition. ONE OF A KIND and hand painted. Text is in heat fused Porcelaine ceramic paint, and non-toxic. Beverage safe, hand wash with care. Product care label is attached. (Trixie Delicious, $28)

Home is where the heart is… This gorgeous vintage side plate has been brought into the present day and it’s looking better than ever! The plate measures just over 6 inches (15cm) across and is bone china. Decorated with high quality porcelain pens and baked to make the design permanent. (Shady Glaze, $10)

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Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.


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1:20PM PDT on Aug 27, 2013

we live in the pottery capital of the world.. this sort of thing is super huge around here :)

9:21PM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

9:21PM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:28PM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

Thank you Lo, for Sharing this!

6:06AM PDT on Aug 20, 2013


12:58PM PDT on Aug 7, 2013

Cute but a bit pricey just for an "inexpensive" change to dishware.

8:59PM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

Thank you for this

4:30PM PDT on Aug 6, 2013


7:00AM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

Good ideas.

5:35AM PDT on Aug 6, 2013

Some good ideas.

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Plz FLAG Jessica S at 8:22am PDT on Aug 29, 2015 - Spam

Have never seen black-eyed peas in the stores here anywhere; must be a US thing...

Thank you kindly

I let my friendly pharmacist deal with them :)


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