This is a sponsored post and I have been compensated . However, all opinions are 100% mine. My kids tell me on a regular basis how weird I am. I then ask them if they would want me any other way. They will then emphatically replay “NO!!!” I have always had a weird sense of humor. It is a mix between sarcastic, silly and sometimes on the blue side, if you know what I mean! I am proud to say my kids have a similar sense of humor. I guess that means I am not the only weirdo in the bunch!
My oldest daughter is most like me when it comes to our sarcastic and strange side. We love to send each other memes that no one else would find particularly funny. To us, that makes them all the more hilarious! I knew when it came to finding her the perfect Christmas gift, it had to be something that would make her smile every time she used it. I first heard of an unusual line of porcelain called Calamityware. Trust me when I tell you that Calamityware is for someone with a serious sense of humor! It will be the perfect gift for my silly willy girl!
Chelsea is a huge coffee drinker just like me. We both have a pretty impressive collection of coffee mugs. My collection includes a mug my mom gave me almost 15 years ago, a Doctor Who mug, and a mug with a few of my favorite curse words. Chelsea is moving into a new apartment soon and I wanted to get her a few mugs to add to those she will be bringing with her. When I saw the Strange Galaxy Mugs Calamityware Mugs, I knew they were the ones to get her! They are so affordable at just $24 for two. You can also find the Sea Monsters and Classy Curse mugs.
I don’t know about you, but when I eat from a bowl, I want it to be nice and deep. This goes for ice cream, soup, popcorn, mac and cheese and more. I also want a bowl that is beautiful as well as functional. One that will stand up to use and can be washed by hand as well as in the dishwasher. I want to be able to use it to heat up my food in the microwave if need be. I love the beautifully fun porcelain Omnivore Bowls from Calamityware. They feature an array of mysterious omnivores, which is perfect as we are omnivores ourselves! And the bottom of the bowl features the explosive calamity that results if one eats EVERYTHING. Brilliant!
You can purchase a set of four Calamityware Omnivore Bowls for $56. You can also purchase a set of dinner plates 1-4 for $150. Each porcelain dinner plate features a different calamity; flying monkeys, giant robot, voracious sea monster and UFO invasion. Dinner plates 5-8 boasts a calamity of pillaging pirates, an active volcano, creeping tentacles, and a landscape-sucking vortex. You can purchase other plates, mugs and even Christmas ornaments from the Calamityware website.
The Calamityware series started in 2011 when Don Moyer, a retired graphic designer, inherited a traditional, Willow-pattern plate. He began to sketch it in his notebook and could not resist adding a pterodactyl in the sky. People saw the drawing on Flickr and urged Don to figure out a way to reproduce the image on a an actual plate. The popularity of the blue-willow patterns have been strong for 300 years. Isn’t it great fun to see that heritage taken in a new direction? Be sure to follow Calamityware on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
Do you know someone who would love the unique and humorous Calamityware? Who is it and what would they love? Please share in the comments below!