Tabletop Pottery & Mugs
Birds on a Wire Color Changing Mug
If you know a bird-watcher or a nature-lover, we’re pretty sure they’ll be coo-coo for the Unemployed Philopsher's Guild Birds on a Wire mug. When the mug is cool, it’s encircled with the elegant silhouettes of birds on a wire. Pour in a hot beverage and watch as 18 bird species show their true colors! Click here to see it in action. Gift boxed.
Butter Bell Butter Keeper
The Butter Bell holds 1/2 stick of butter and keeps it fresh and spreadable. Just refresh with water every 3 days. No more hard butter, no more summer melt! Choose your color in the Comments Box at checkout: Red, White, Blue or Yellow.
First Lines of Literature Mug
Featuring opening lines of some of the greatest works of literature from “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” to “Call me Ishmael” and 22 more. This mug will give you the literary inspiration to tackle your day! Holds 14 oz. and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Frank Lloyd Wright Mug
Enjoy your favorite coffee with this 11 oz. ceramic mug design by Frank Lloyd Wright. Sauguaro Forms is adapted from Wright's unpublished Liberty Magazine cover designed in 1927. Microwaveable, and dishwasher safe. Also available is Tree of Life. Be sure to specify which mug you'd like.
Literary Cat Mug
A mug is for the true Cat Person in your life – especially if they are also a real Book Person. This calico-cat-colored 14 oz. mug features nine cat silhouettes and nine quotes from prominent men and women of letters who cannot resist a kitten. Gaze fondly at the witty and surprising words of cat-fanciers the likes of Emily Brontë, L.M. Montgomery, Winston Churchill, Mark Twain, and H.P. Lovecraft. Our Literary Cat mug is for everyone who loves to settle down with a cozy book and a good cat and vice-versa. Gift boxed.
Madison Chain of Lakes Mug
All five of Madison's lakes are featured on this dishwasher-safe mug from Coasterstone. The ceramic mug holds 15 oz. of your favorite beverage, and has a comfortable oversized handle. Also available in Lake Mendota, Lake Monona and Lake Wingra. Please specify your choice!
This deep black 14 oz. ceramic mug covered with some of history's most famous and important mathematical formulas. You get gems such as Newton's Second Law, Planck's Equation, Hubble's Law, the Fourier Transform, and the mother of all equations, Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. The Math Mug is covered with formulas, making it a superb gift for any mathematician, physicist, or math teacher. All in all, it adds up to a pretty terrific coffee mug.
Mr. Rogers Mug
This friendly Mister Rogers Sweater Changing Mug features favorite Mister Rogers quotes, song lyrics, and images from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. When you add hot water, Mister Rogers changes from a suit jacket into his cardigan, ready to make it a snappy new day! Check out this video to see it in action. This generously sized 14 oz. mug comes gift boxed.
Nora Fleming Minis
Decorate for every occasion by adding a different mini to your Nora Fleming serveware! Here are some of our most popular minis, each sold separately. If you buy nine, you'll get a storage box valued at $28 for $10! Be sure to specify your choice of motif - call us during curbside pickup hours if you'd like others to choose from (608-255-8211), or if you'd like the storage box special. Minis and a serving piece make a great wedding gifts
Nora Fleming Triple Dish
Nora Fleming's triple dish is microwave and dishwasher safe. Dress it up for every season with one of Nora Fleming's unique “minis.” We have other Nora Fleming serveware pieces in stock, including a utensil crock, octagonal platter, cracker tray and 13” square platter. (Squirrel mini not included.)
Polish Pottery: Art for your Table
The artisans in Poland are known for tradition and quality. Our Polish Pottery ovenware will bake its way into your heart, whether in the microwave or traditional oven, and the serveware beautifies any table. During the time that we are closed, you can still shop our superb selection of plates, bowls and mugs…each piece and pattern is unique. Just click on the link provided in the ordering instructions, and your choices will be delivered directly to your home. Free shipping at $99 - and we'll even sweeten the offer with a 20% discount!
Roald Dahl Literary Mug
This scrumdiddlyumptious 14 oz. mug features a portrait of Roald Dahl by his famous illustrator, Quentin Blake, surrounded by their characters and quotes from five best-loved books: The BFG;
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach and Matilda. Gift boxed.
Shakespeare Insult Mug
Shakespeare was the Don Rickles of Elizabethan England – his brilliantly crafted insults and witty barbs could bring the fiercest soldier to tears. The Shakespeare Insults mug is covered with the Bard's funniest and most biting insults from his plays. All in all, there are 30 Shakespearian insults on the mug. So don't be “light of brain” or a “beetle-headed flap-ear'd knave” - get one today!
The Gurgle Pot
One of our favorite items is the Gurgle Pot pitcher, which adds a touch of whimsy to your table (and makes a great vase when it's not in use). It makes a delightful gurgle sound when you pour from it – try this sound link to hear for yourself! Colors available: red, coral, white, kiwi green, ombre grey, and ombre cobalt blue.
Wisconsin Serving Dish
Our state looks great on this oval 10” x 14” serving dish that is microwave and dishwasher safe. Made in the U.S.A.
Gifts Made Easy
An Orange Tree Imports gift card is always a great choice. The cards are available in any amount, and your recipient can choose from our vast selection, ranging from cuddly stuffed kittens to classic kitchen cutlery.
Gift cards are usable in the store only, not for online purchases.