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All about Things-Could-Be-Worse mugs

No matter how bad your day is going, these beautiful porcelain Calamityware mugs graciously remind you things could be much worse.

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.

These porcelain mugs feature artist Don Moyer's drawing of a traditional blue-willow paradise discombobulated by more than a dozen calamities, perils, and pests. You’ll find...
• hairy fiend
• giant frog
• pirates
• cephalopod
• unpleasant blob creature
• voracious sea monster
• UFOs
• agressive pterodactyls
• rambunctious robots
• zombie poodle
and other suspicious animals and shrubs.

These mugs 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 so you can use them every day to remind you of all the problems you don’t have.

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.

And we give you lots of choices. You can buy a set of four identical 12 ounce mugs for those of you that plan to use your mugs when guests come to visit. You can buy a set of two identical 20 ounce mugs for those of you that just can't get enough coffee in your system. These bad boys hold a lot of liquid! You can also buy just a single 12 ounce mug for those of you that don't have room in your cupboard for any more mugs...surely, you can fit this bugger in there. And then on top of those choices, we also sell the mugs in 12 ounce and 20 ounce versions (only available in the sets of four or two) with our holiday version of the Things-Could-Be-Worse pattern in red.

We worked hard to find the perfect mug size and shape. We wanted to avoid the discomfort of gargantuan mugs that are too big to lift and tiny mugs that require constant refills. Unlike bland, ubiquitous cylindrical mugs, our mugs' gently curved shape enhances your meals with a sensuous form that suggests plump bounty and refined social grace. Caution: This high level of refinement may drive you to upgrade to a better quality coffee or tea.

Things-Could-Be-Worse Mugs make perfect gifts. So, consider getting extras—especially for your coffee-loving friends.

Your Things-Could-Be-Worse Mugs are sure to become treasured family heirlooms cherished for their beauty, utility, and humor. Plus, these mugs help you achieve inner peace by keeping life’s setbacks in perspective and promoting a healthy attitude of gratitude. Things could be worse.