Hey everyone! Have you ordered your 2023 Primitive Gatherings Holiday mug yet? If the answer is no and you still have your heart set on adding one to your collection, this is your friendly reminder that today is your last chance! Due to a limited quantity, after 11:59 p.m. tonight – Monday, August 7th, 2023 they will no longer be available to order.
These delightful mugs have become so popular over the years that it seems like no matter how early we have the pre-orders available, we always end up selling out. I can’t say I’m surprised about that though. If you’ve never had the pleasure of wrapping your hands around one of these beauties, let me explain the appeal. They are large, chunky mugs, decorated with beautiful glaze and a festive holiday-themed design – including the collection year stamped on the side. Past designs have included reindeer, holly, a gingerbread man, candy canes, Christmas trees, Santa, and more! These unique handcrafted mugs are proudly made right here in WI, which is awesome for me since I think it’s extremely important to support other local, family run businesses like mine. They are high-quality works of art that are finished with 100% lead-free glazes. Not to mention, they are also dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe with handles that stay cool when microwaved!
Isn’t it beautiful!? I especially love the color this year… The glaze is a very neutral oatmeal, sure to easily vibe with any décor. Plus, the signature ornament design features quilt blocks within, making this a great gift for fans of Christmas, coffee, and quilting alike.
If you’ve been collecting our mugs from the beginning and don’t want a hole in your series, don’t wait! The chances of us ordering another case is extremely low at this point – and if that did happen for some reason, they will not get here in time for Christmas… In other words – THE TIME IS NOW!
That actually brings me to the next thing I wanted to talk about in regard to these mugs, and how to go about getting them. To make your gift-giving goals a tad easier to accomplish this year, Jess has ever so creatively curated six different gift box options to choose from including a Mug and Carmel Box, Mug and Wool Box, Mug and Pre-Cut Box, Mug and Cross Stitch Box, Mug and Fat Quarter Box, and a Mug with Everything Box. Just want the mug by itself? Don’t panic – you can get that too!
To give you an idea of what each box is like, let’s go through them one by one. First up is the Mug & Carmel Box. You don’t have to be a quilter to appreciate a gift like this. This box makes it easy to shop for anyone on your list who likes sweets and coffee/tea. This box comes with a mug and 24 (appx 1lb) WI-made, delicious Vande Walle’s caramels (your choice of vanilla or sea salt – please specify in the comment area when ordering). The Mug & Caramel Box is available for $45.00.
Have ewe any wool fanatics on your gift list? Our Mug & Wool Box comes with six pieces of our signature hand-dyed Primitive Gatherings wool (including two reds, two greens, and two creams – textures may vary), a set of my custom designed Primitive Gatherings Needles, a Moda quilty zipper pouch, four Vande Walle’s caramels, and of course a mug. The Mug & Wool Box is $60.00.
If wool makes you itch and you’d rather stick with cotton, our Mug & Pre-Cut Box is for you! This box comes complete with a 5″ charm pack of my latest flannel line “Lakeside Gatherings,“ a 5″ charm pack of my new Christmas line “Joyful Gatherings,“ and a 2.5″ mini charm of my “Rustic Gatherings“ collection, along with four caramels, a Moda zipper pouch, and the holiday mug. The Mug & Pre-Cut Box retails at $60.00.
Next up we have our Mug & Fat Quarter Box. Also an affordable price of $60.00, this box comes loaded with six fat quarters from my new Christmas collection “Joyful Gatherings,“ (two red, two green, two cream – prints will vary), along with my custom designed Primitive Gatherings 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ Creative Grids Ruler (my favorite!), four caramels, a Moda zipper pouch, and the mug.
Of course we couldn’t leave out our cross stitching fans. The Mug & Cross Stitch Box will make any stitcher getting back into this old favorite happy as a clam. It’s also a perfect starter kit for someone who’s always wanted to try it but never made the leap. It features three skeins of Weeks Dye Works Embroidery Floss (red, white, and green), a set of my custom PG Needles, a piece of aida cloth, four caramels, a Moda zipper pouch, a set of our coveted floss drops, and your mug. …and yes, this box is also $60.00 as well.
Looking for a box with a little bit of everything? As always Jess has delivered! The “Everything Box“ will include a bit from each style box along with the mug. You will receive one pound of Vande Walle’s caramels, four Moda zipper pouches, your mug, and then all the other products you see in the other boxes!! They are available for $165.00 by clicking the link above. Thanks Jess… Because of her, Christmas shopping for your stitching friends just got a-heck of a lot easier. I love it!
No matter which style mug box you decide to go with, you really can’t go wrong! Thinking you might like one for yourself? Simply send your sweetie the link to the pre-order page and voila! You’ve officially taken the guess-work out of it for them… How considerate of you! To give you an idea of what to expect, each will come in a beautifully decorated box that you’re not going to want to throw away, complete with festive red or green crinkle paper inside. These boxes are pre-orders and are expected to ship at the end of of October/beginning of November, 2023. If you’d like to see Jess and I go through each box in depth you can always watch the replay of us doing so on STITCH with Lisa Bongean by clicking the STITCH button below for a better view (start video at 48:55 for mug boxes)!
Once you get your mug officially ordered, I give you permission to stop thinking about Christmas – for just a minute anyway – and encourage you to start focusing on fall. Though it might still be hot and sunny out there, tis’ definitely the season to hit the gas pedal toward finishing any unfinished Autumn décor projects that you have in the works, especially considering September is literally only weeks away. No UFO’s to tackle? Don’t worry – Jess has plenty of quick and easy projects to get you in the spirit of pumpkin spice, falling leaves, ghosts, and goblins during our next episode of CommentSold, which will be tomorrow – Tuesday, Aug 8th, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time. Remember, the easiest way to watch is through our Primitive Gatherings CommentSold app which you can read all about by clicking HERE! No smart device? You can also watch via the “LIVE” area on our Facebook page by clicking HERE. Join us! It’s going to be fun. See ya there! ~Lisa