Things Could Be Worse

No matter how bad your day is going, these beautiful porcelain Calamityware mugs graciously remind you things could be much worse. Available in Classic Blue and Christmas Red 12- and 20-ounce mugs, and an 18-ounce blue travel mug.

12-Ounce Mugs

Lost your keys? Lost your job? Look at the bright side. At least you’re not plagued by pterodactyls, pursued by giant robots, or pestered by zombie poodles. Life is good! The Things-Could-Be-Worse Mugs are designed to remind you how lucky you are.

We brought this design to life in 2015 when we introduced the 12-ounce mug.

20-Ounce Mugs

We also created a 20 ounce version. Both are made and decorated by the award-winning Kristoff Porcelain workshop in Poland using the traditional in-glaze technique. The mugs are food safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe.

The Things-Could-Be-Worse Mug is NOT like those cheap ceramic mugs you get free from the auto body shop or the veterinarian. This is fine porcelain that will enhance your dinner table today and could also delight your descendants for generations.

Holiday Mugs

Since the holidays can be particularly stressful, we introduced a Christmas Red version of these 12- and 20-ounce mugs in 2020 to help you cope. Great timing on our part, right?

The Perfect Gift

Things-Could-Be-Worse Mugs make excellent gifts, so consider getting extras. Perfect for your coffee-loving friends, Blue Willow afficionados, or anyone with a wry sense of humor or going through a hard time. Each mug comes with its own romance card explaining the design.

Your Things-Could-Be-Worse Mugs are sure to become treasured family heirlooms cherished for their beauty, utility, and humor.

Travel Mugs

Some prefer a porcelain travel mug because metal or plastic flavors won't be imparted to your beverage. So in 2021, we introduced the Things-Could-Be-Worse Travel Mug so that you can take your favorite beverage with you, whether that's from kitchen to couch, car to office, or from space pod to mother ship. Featuring new calamities along with old favorites, it also comes with a sliding slosh-proof lid, and fits well into most cup holders.