I may have over Dunn it…
My name is Krista and I’m a recovering Rae Dunn collector.
While for many, it can become an addiction, thankfully I never got “that” obsessed with this sought after pottery. Unfortunately, I’ve heard stories of people grabbing mugs out of other peoples’ hands and other craziness and drama that is absolutely crazy! For me, I just like the look of it and it can be a fun thing to look for on occasion. When you find a piece you’ve been hoping to find to use to decorate, it can be so exciting! But be warned, collecting could become an addiction if you let it and that is just not what God wants for your life. Material things should be just that, things.
I first started eyeing this simplistic, cream-colored pottery in 2018, right after we moved into our first home and I had repurposed a $35 goodwill hutch. I wanted to find a few pieces of cute pottery to display on the shelves, so I started looking for my first piece of Rae Dunn clay.
After finding a few basic mugs and scoring an awesome deal on a bundle of secondhand pieces from a lady that lived nearby, I found that it was hard to find the sought after items that I hoped to find.
For me, I love the thought of having a coffee bar and a hutch of simple, white dishes. The simplistic look of Rae Dunn fits goes so well with the farmhouse-style.
I met a few other women in my town that also collected it and we were able to keep an eye out for pieces that each other wanted. With the help of others, I found some of the pieces I was looking for and also began finding pieces to trade with others.
I eventually found the seasonal/holiday pieces, which are usually the hardest pieces to come across. I use them to decorate my coffee bar through the seasons.
There are a few different styles of Rae Dunn clay, but I only collected pieces that are the large-letter style. I am now done collecting because I have most of the basics, and mugs for each season and holiday.
Rae Dunn comes out with new pieces every so often, so if there’s a mug with a new saying that I like I may buy it if I come across it. While I still have too many pieces and I am trying to downsize my collection, sometimes I’m gifted a piece or two that I keep, which adds to my collection.
While it most likely won’t be worth anything in the future, I still love to use Rae Dunn to decorate with and I’m thankful to have met a few new people in the process. Some women choose to get their nails done, or love new shoes, etc. I like big mugs and I cannot lie. 😉
For more decorating inspiration, be sure to follow me on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse!