We rarely talk home goods here. As I’ve said, High WASPs are apt to let their rugs and sofa reach states of disrepair they’d never suffer in their clothing.
But there is one High WASP habit I’d like to mention. And then enable. I imagine we are not alone in The Random Mug Collection. Yes, in the cupboard with our father’s china and our mother’s silver sit the ceramic equivalent of rock concert t-shirts.
If you’re ready to add some Finnish whimsy to your collection, there’s nothing like a Moomintroll. Sure, the shipping costs are a terrible disincentive, but, on the other hand, Moominmama comes in pink. I’m tempted to have her join my Swedish wedding porcelain bowls, but may have to wait for a traveler to bring her to me in person.
Did you or your children read the Moomin books? I have never forgotten them. An abiding faith in love, written in the Northern voice of rocks and sea. Add cute anthropomorphic creatures and you’re off.
Edited to correct as per firstmilk. That is NOT Moominmama, that’s Snork Maiden. The problem is that Moominmama comes in orange and *Lisa says petulantly* I don’t much like orange…