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This has been on my mind since talk of Gillum's mugs.  I've got mug fever - just need to pass it on the the one with the checkbook wink

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Harborfields,those mugs are fabulous! Let me know if you want to start making them other B&B's.

 

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Country Girl wrote:

Harborfields,those mugs are fabulous! Let me know if you want to start making them other B&B's.

 

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Some years ago I got a couple hundred from Dis Cnt  Mugs.  When a special sale was on I jumped on the deal.  I got them in a color to match the china.  People seem to prefer mugs to cups and saucers for their morning coffee.  With shipping they worked out to1.80 per piece.  When asked I sell them for $5.  Otherwise they can be give-aways in gift baskets and if broken or one walks (very rare here) I don't get upset.

Harborfields, yours are beautiful!  Prefer the look of yours over that well-known  'D' company.

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I have a favorite hand thrown clay mug that I got from my innspiring road trip. I wont' say which because I actually got a few of them, and each one is special to me! Smiling Thanks again innmates.

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Kay Nein wrote:

This has been on my mind since talk of Gillum's mugs...

Hmmm. Dense, I am.

I finally figured out who this new "Kay Nein" is. I was rhyming nein with vein and rein.

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Yep, it's me  cool

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Dupe post, I have no idea how or why, but it duped

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One of my favorite innmates. Smiling

PS I may be down your way in August, I haven't said yet as I am trying to win a scholarship for the SE Marketing College in Dahlonega through our state tourism. If I do, and I plan on winning it, I will go down a day early and see you guys. That is my plan, anyway. G_d willing and the creek don't rise.

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I would LOVE to see you again!  We didn't get to spend much quality time with the Road Trippers.  Let me know!  If nothing else, we can come to Dahlonega and visit you there.  If you have time, check out the Gold Mines.  You can buy a pass at the Visitors Center right in downtown that gets you into the Gold Museum, an old non-working mine and two other working mines.  Very cool!  We actually only made it to the museum and still have the rest of our tickets.  Maybe we could hit that together cheeky

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Kay Nein wrote:

I would LOVE to see you again!  We didn't get to spend much quality time with the Road Trippers.  Let me know!  If nothing else, we can come to Dahlonega and visit you there.  If you have time, check out the Gold Mines.  You can buy a pass at the Visitors Center right in downtown that gets you into the Gold Museum, an old non-working mine and two other working mines.  Very cool!  We actually only made it to the museum and still have the rest of our tickets.  Maybe we could hit that together cheeky

it will be midweek, so we will plan on something for certain! I will wear "my therapist is a tank" tshirt, so I can easily be spotted. haha

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Arks wrote:

Kay Nein wrote:

This has been on my mind since talk of Gillum's mugs...

Hmmm. Dense, I am.

I finally figured out who this new "Kay Nein" is. I was rhyming nein with vein and rein.

It is kinda clever isn't it?

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It's German for NO. Smiling

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My potter likes me so gives me an affordable price. I have used them as gifts and as donations with roasts of coffee but they fly off the shelf. He signs each mug with name and location and since they are hand thrown, no two are alike. We had a difficult time finding two close to the same size for a guest who is picky about size matching - but we did it!! I have never had one stolen - but  that is probably due to the fact we are so small - the "appropriator" would be easily identified.  Oh, Harborfields, no one has broken one yet. DH knocked a handle off when washing the old version, used super glue, and has used that as his personal mug (afraid it would part company while a guest was using it) for a cople years now.

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I will be adding this to my sights of interest blog series, but since you mentioned pottery here, check it out (not far from us). http://www.emersoncreekpottery.com/

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Very nice looking things. If I had found them sooner I would probably have much of it around here. Now my pottery collecting days are over. They are just dust catchers for me now..but many nice memories as well.

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EmptyNest wrote:

Very nice looking things. If I had found them sooner I would probably have much of it around here. Now my pottery collecting days are over. They are just dust catchers for me now..but many nice memories as well.

Here Here!

It is sure fun tho.

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One of us IS a potter -- she just hasn't yet gotten around to making our own "Harborfields" logo-ed mugs yet (she did make some for the ski area where she teaches skiing in the winter, though). One concern is that if we put them out in the cottages, they are going to end up broken. But that shouldn't stop us from having them for sale in the office, right?

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An update (since there has been some recent discussion about mugs in the resource section) - we do now have our own logo mugs, produced in-house as it were:

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Mine sell nicely - and I think it is because they are made here (WV) AND because he signs each mug on the bottom with this name Larry Riffle and Cowen, WV. They can tell they are each hand-thrown because no two are identical, just similar.

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Love it! Love the shape, style, color! Excellent Job!!! yes

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Beautiful!! The handle looks big enough to accommodate a man's hand and the cup large enough to know you had a cup of coffee. Excellent. Kudos to the potter. She does lovely work.

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Impressive, Harborfields!  Yes, in her spare time she can get around to making some mugs.  I love hand thrown pottery but have none of it.  I somehow ended up with lots of china over the years through relatives (and having a B&B).

I think the pottery mugs are great to sell and people will pay the price!  A friend of mine bought a bunch of them for gifts when we stayed at a B&B on a girlfriends' getaway - she didn't blink at the price. 

I have gotten rid of more mugs than I care to think of - used to get them as giveaways at conference in the medical field... but they were not pottery mugs.

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This is one reason (the other is time) that I don't have my handmade quilts in the guest rooms. Sure, have them in the office as a souvenir. Guests can buy them to use in the cottage and then take them home. Because I would bet they would just 'go' home if you had them in the cottages to start with.

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I will say that pottery mugs sell a lot faster than the ceramic, find them anywhere mugs do. We have the latter. Some innkeepers claim to sell 100's of the pottery mugs every year. So, you can let the checkbook know that! You can make up the cost of buying them thru selling them.

We mostly give ours away, but they're not expensive in the least.

(I have the mug fever, too. I have probably close to 100 mugs on my mug shelf in my kitchen. Soon to be sorted, I need the space for the newest mugs! I've had some of them for 30 years.)

 

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Looks like De neen pot ter y   has more than enough business and we know they are not cheap.

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EmptyNest wrote:

Looks like De neen pot ter y   has more than enough business and we know they are not cheap.

I don't have any of their mugs... or any mugs for that matter (except for some pretty crystal ones), due to the 'style' of our b&b. 

But~ The B&B we want to purchase (when we sell this one), will be perfect for mugs! And I bet they will sell well there too. I've requested a catalog from this company.

Can you (or anyone on the forum) give me a general idea of cost and what to retail them for? Do they make the logo etc.? 

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I think you provide them with the logo, or they could design one for you..but it is big bucks I am sure.  I think mugs run $20 a mug...pretty pricey for a mug in my opinion. I wouldn't pay it.

See here: http://deneenpottery.com/contact-information/terms-and-pricing/

 

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EmptyNest wrote:

I think you provide them with the logo, or they could design one for you..but it is big bucks I am sure.  I think mugs run $20 a mug...pretty pricey for a mug in my opinion. I wouldn't pay it.

See here: http://deneenpottery.com/contact-information/terms-and-pricing/

 

I think the wholesale is lower than that. That's what inns sell them for.

Some places really make all their money back and then some on the sales. They really are a good deal for inns with high sales.

I think they're gorgeous but we all know my luck with guests taking mugs. I'll stick with the $2 mugs. Which I am again running out of!

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Madeleine wrote:

EmptyNest wrote:

I think you provide them with the logo, or they could design one for you..but it is big bucks I am sure.  I think mugs run $20 a mug...pretty pricey for a mug in my opinion. I wouldn't pay it.

See here: http://deneenpottery.com/contact-information/terms-and-pricing/

 

I think the wholesale is lower than that. That's what inns sell them for.

Some places really make all their money back and then some on the sales. They really are a good deal for inns with high sales.

I think they're gorgeous but we all know my luck with guests taking mugs. I'll stick with the $2 mugs. Which I am again running out of!

Maddie, I contacted them and the whole sale price is considerably lower, depending on quantities. 

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EmptyNest wrote:

I think you provide them with the logo, or they could design one for you..but it is big bucks I am sure.  I think mugs run $20 a mug...pretty pricey for a mug in my opinion. I wouldn't pay it.

See here: http://deneenpottery.com/contact-information/terms-and-pricing/

 

Surely that can't be 'wholesale' pricing can it? I see other B&B's selling them for $15 ea

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