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Today I am sharing everything I know about Rae Dunn Pottery, including where to find Rae Dunn and how to start your own Rae Dunn collection.

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Let’s face it. Have you ever found yourself in the parking lot in front of Homegoods at 9:25 am waiting for them to open? Have you ever followed people into TJMaxx convinced they are heading to the “white dishes aisle” too? Or have you noticed that every recycled bag you own has a TJ Maxx logo on it?

If you can answer “yes” to all three of these questions then you are truly a Rae Dunn addict.

Rae Dunn Friendsgiving

I have no idea how Rae Dunn pottery became so popular but the buying frenzy surrounding these white pottery dishes with handwritten black letters on them reminds me a lot of the Beanie Baby craze in the late 1990’s. In both cases, women all over the country were lining up to buy a very inexpensive item that was high on demand and short in supply.

Trust me, I know all of this because I am right there with you. I love Rae Dunn Pottery. I read all of the “Rae Dunn B/S/T” group posts on Facebook and used to check the Mercari app on my iphone daily to check the prices of the “hard to find” items.

A lot of people don’t even know who Rae Dunn is. Rae Dunn is a California native and resides in the San Francisco, Bay Area. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Design and worked in graphics and fashion design for several years before discovering clay, which has now been her passion since 1994. 

How to Care for Rae Dunn Pottery

Rae Dunn pottery (with the big letters) is currently sold primarily at HomeGoods, TJMaxx, and Marshalls. There are a few products on the Magenta website but most of them are Rae’s other pottery designs (not the big letter ones). The supply has been way less than the demand and unfortunately, there used to be a lot of “shelf cleaners” who travel from store to store to buy all of the product and then resell. Sadly, a lot of these “resellers” have made arrangements with the stores where they can call and have all of the items held for them. They infiltrated the stores, got to know the employees and basically were able to buy the product before everyone else. Although there is a lot of Rae Dunn pottery available for purchase, there are way more buyers than inventory.

It seems that things are changing. Apparently corporate at TJMaxx is aware of the problem and they have told stores they are no longer allowed to respond to calls about their Rae Dunn inventory and also cannot hold the Rae Dunn items for anyone. It also seems there is a bit more inventory on the shelves.

Where have I found Rae Dunn dishes and Rae Dunn mugs? TJ Maxx has been my best source for my Rae Dunn Collection. I usually shop the aisles quickly at TJ Maxx looking for new Rae Dunn items anytime I am in the store.

I have also found a lot of Rae Dunn clearance items in the stores. Be sure to check the clearance aisle because you just might find Rae Dunn on sale!

I often get asked if I use my Rae Dunn collection. Of course, I do! I love to set tables with my collection and I even wrote a blog post titled How to Set a Table with Rae Dunn.

how to set a table with rae dunn

I used my Rae Dunn for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.


Look at this adorable Christmas table I set with these holiday-themed Rae Dunn dishes!

Christmas table with Rae Dunn pottery

I also use my canisters every single day.

rae dunn cannisters

If you are wondering why I have two coffee canisters, one is for regular and one is for decaf.

Rae Dunn Coffee Mugs

So far I have only been able to find one mug with my boy’s names on it. If you see a mug for Andrew and/or Matthew let me know! 

Over the years I have been really lucky and have found quite a bit of Rae Dunn dishes on the shelves (hence the photos above). But I think I have been smart about my shopping and I am happy to share my tips with you.

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  1. Follow the Rae Dunn Facebook groups so you are aware of what products are being released in the stores. That way you will know what to look for! When the flower pots first came out a lot of collectors were only looking in the dishes aisle and they missed them! When the office products were released the same thing happened.
  2. Talk to the people who work at your local store. They will tell you which days and times they receive shipments. This will help you to determine the best time to shop.
  3. Check for the pottery in the store aisles but check more than once. I can’t tell you how many times I have walked right past canisters and flower pots!
  4. Check the merchandise carts. I have found at least half of my collection on the carts in the aisles!
  5. If you are looking for mugs, be aware most stores stock them in three to four different places. Check everywhere as you just might find them where you least expect it.
  6. Don’t just shop when the store opens. I have found some of my best items when stopping by a store in the afternoon. One time I happened to glance through the door to the stockroom. Sitting right there in plain view were two teapots on the shelf of an empty cart. I waited patiently and when a stock boy came out I nicely asked him if I could buy them. He happily loaded them into my cart. (In hindsight, I now realize that the two teapots were probably “on hold” for someone since they were sitting there all alone. Oh well, sorry about that!).

Good luck with shopping. I hope you don’t get frustrated if you can’t find what you are looking for. Keep trying and you just might find that RaeDunn unicorn!

I also had a personal conversation with Rae about how to take care and use her pottery.  You can find that blog post here.

For more real-time updates, follow me on Instagram @My100YearOldHome

146 Responses

  1. This is YOUR RD?!?? SOOOOOO beautiful!!!!! I wish I had such luck finding items 🙁 being in the desert means very little to no merchandise. Nice Finds!!!! ????

    1. Yes, it’s mine (and it doesn’t include what is in my kitchen!) I try yo drive by Homegoods and TJ Maxx whenever I can. It’s certainly hit and miss but the “hits” are well worth the effort!

    2. Joanna, I completely feel your pain! I don’t live in the desert but I live in the country with the closest town being 11 miles, Vivi, Oklahoma and I love my teeny tiny town, but there’s no shopping stores other than a new Dollar General, 1 grocery store, 2 quick trips, a liquor store, a coop, and 1 feed store for livestock and farm equipment, which are all family owned businesses. Really, even though it’s a tiny town, it has anything you need to buy…other than thrift stores. But on the other hand, I can post a picture in our Facebook town page of what I’m wanting and most of the time someone will have it and either give it to me, or let me clean their house to have the item. Anyhoo, I apologise for my rambling novel. Have a great day and God bless

  2. Thank you for this information. It is getting frustrating since I never can find anything anymore. All I really want is the tea Canister and the resellers are selling them at ridiculous prices that I can’t afford! Your collection is amazing!

  3. I love your collection! I have all of the Canisters. and glad my collection is now complete. It’s hard find but like you said don’t just go in the mornings. Last Thursday I found I woke up like this Mug at Tj Maxx after work. Just to think I paid $4.00 for my Mug last instead $15 onMercari . I am Dunn at this point and starting to enjoy my collection. Be patient and keep looking!

  4. I wished I could have half ur luck! I am at the point I feel defeated ???? I’m learning patience with this collecting which I don’t have. But I love it and trying to understand and hope it will come to me one day ????????

    1. You just need to hang in there. It will happen. I promise. There are plenty of times I go there and there is nothing!!! But then another time I get lucky and it’s worth it.

  5. I just came across your IG today and I am so glad I did! Thank you for these tips!! I always go to tjmaxx/HG/Marshalls right when they open and the shelves are empty. Im clearly not giving them a chance to restock. I was laughing at your first paragraph I have totally seen other customers walking into tjmaxx with that “determined look” on their face and i tell myself “they are totally hunting for RD” come to find out they were just doing some normal shopping and I was totally letting the competitiveness in me come out for no reason at all!! Haha. Love these tips and love your collection. Thank you for sharing!

    1. This happened to me yesterday at Hone Goods. There was a guy waiting out front with me and when they opened we both went straight to the white dish aisle. But apparently he didn’t read my tips because he didn’t know to look for planters in the garden aisle (and he missed them)!!!

  6. Can I ask why you have so many cream, sugars, teapots and 2 coffee pots? Are you using your items or are they just for collecting? You have a great collection but it’s sad for those of us that can barely find a mug, let alone 3/4 of 1 of these items.

    1. Hi Kristin! I do use my Rae Dunn daily and I have been super fortunate to find a ton of Rae Dunn (often by traveling to different stores outside of my area and such). This is an older photo and so a lot of it I have given as gifts (my son’s girlfriend is on the Rae Dunn train too) and I have also had a series of giveaways on my Instagram. From hearing so many people’s stories on IG about how they can’t find any RD, I thought it would be fun to host giveaways and try to help others out by giving away a few pieces. That way, if Rae Dunn is just simply not in your area, you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get your hands on your potential unicorn. Cream and Sugar were one of the giveaways I did- as well as a teapot. Thanks for reading!

    2. There is enough Rae Dunn out there you just have to go out and go out again and again. I admire the dedication people put into there collection!!! They so deserve to purchase what they want!!!

      1. I have been collecting RD for about 3 months now. My DIL got me hooked, she collects LL and I collect Icon. We have so much fun together. Talk on the phone daily to plan our hunt. I have totally given up on Valentines Day, 21 days til V Day and not a RD in sight. I started collecting Easter about 2 months ago and am I glad I did. Will not be caught empty shelved for Easter.
        I know that there are some shady dealings going on at a few stores. How do you explain being first in the store and someone checking out already with a cart full? I am not pleasant when I see an upseller.
        Now, I understand the appeal of RD as I have about 85 pieces which are all different. But I place a piece of RD next to a beautiful antique piece and there is no comparison. Different strokes for different folks.
        I follow your 6 steps in rain, snow and like today, ice. Anything for The Hunt.

  7. I too just started “trying” to find RD as well, I’ve not had any luck???? it can get frustrating at times and I even call my tjmaxx and with anticipation hoping they come back saying YES, we DO have some available, but it’s always (it has been) a big NO WE’RE SORRY ???? so it’s like a 20 minute drive to my tjmaxx store and bout 30 minutes to our Marshalls..so needless to say it’s hard to be there when I want ???? but I’m so hoping my luck will change… I do have SEVERAL (4) mugs in which I purchased online for WAY to much..but that was my craziness ???? Thank you for all your information…. keep up the good work ????
    Ps; I Love your page, I love looking at all your RD collection and Wish….????????????

    1. It’s so tough that there seems to be no rhyme or reason for why certain stores have a ton of it and others do not! Luckily, I hear the stores are cracking down on people buying it in bulk so hopefully that helps. I hope these tips find you well and be sure to check back to my Instagram periodically because I do occasionally do do giveaways! Thanks for reading!

  8. As a manager at one of the Hg locations I can confirm corporate has instructed everyone that we cannot indicate wether or not any has come in anymore. Things got very crazy with the resellers. They were hanging out outside our stockroom for 3 hours waiting for product. They would stare in the stockroom windows at each box being opened. To the point where we had some of our backroom workers threaten to quit because they felt like zoo animals on display. We had to tape up the windows so no one could see inside. Another store in our area had women with camping chairs set up outside their stockroom. Angry women that didn’t get first dibs or felt that it had been to long since the last shipment of Rae Dunn would call corporate accusing all of our employees and management staff of hoarding it and selling it online. These women are actually referred to as the “Rae Dunn mafia” from El Paso all the way to Georgia by the employees. The collection is very cute, but it has brought out the worst in a lot of shoppers. There are no full proof tricks or secrets. Each store runs their product a little different based on when their trucks are or when their kitchen coordinator is in, or what product/ dept needs to take priority. It is a complete crap shoot. Best of luck to everyone. And please, for the sake of the associates that are working hard to get the product out, and get you checked out at the register in a timely manner. Don’t call. We will not check the back, we are not allowed to say wether we have any. Even if we were. We cannot hold it. And by the time u make it in, it may very well already be gone. At our store RD has the shelf life of about 30 minutes max. It really is all about luck. Whoever happens to be there when we put it out.

    1. You’ve brought up so many great points, so thank you for commenting with this insight! I tried to emphasize in the post that the best way that I’ve found my RD is definitely luck but also persistence. You have to be committed to going to the stores often and just keeping your eyes peeled. It does make me so sad that it has brought out the worst in people… it is just clay after all!!! Even in the FB groups I keep hearing worse and worse resell stories and it makes me so mad. Thanks again for commenting!

      1. We are no longer allowed to stock any breakables within three hours of opening because the Rae Dunn people were breaking other merchandise rooting through for what they wanted.

    2. I work at TJ Maxx and it’s gotten totally ridiculous. We also have customers lined up at the door before we open AND peering into the backroom. We follow corporate instructions to not hold items and not respond to phone calls about whether we’ve gotten any in or not…. THEN we have customers calling complaining we are being accommodating associates!! Whatever! Jeez. I’ll be glad when this trend goes the way of Beanie babies!

  9. Hi I too am a newbie to the RD craze… I was gifted my first mug and love it beyond words. I have been searching Marshalls and TJ Maxx daily … And in my best behavior lol but have yet to find anything but small pet dishes ( in the pet aisle I might add). Today in Marshalls I was told that they were most likely discontinuing carrying the line….TJ Maxx & Homegoods included… Do you or any of your readers/followers know anything about this? I’m praying it can’t be true!!????

  10. I too, am a Rae Dunn addict! ???? Part of the fun is having to search for it (in my opinion). Just yesterday, my husband and I walked into TJ Maxx and they had an entire display of RD in the front of the store! And this was at 7pm! ???? I literally found 5 of my different hard-to-find favorites! But the last 6 or 7 times I went in there before yesterday, I hadn’t seen one single piece besides cat bowls! Definitely ask associates when the truck usually comes in, and also ask when they usually try to get stuff on the shelf! The Marshalls I go to gets there truck at 4 and puts stuff out right away, but the TJ Maxx I like gets there truck in between 1 and 3 but they don’t put stuff out until the next morning! Happing Dunning, fellow addicts! ????

    1. Thanks for sharing so many great tips. It seems like there might be a corporate push to put the Rae Dunn out at different times of the day so the shelf clearers can’t get it all in the morning. I am so happy you found so many great pieces!

  11. I had no idea this was a thing nor had any idea I owned anything Rae Dunn. But 4th of July weekend I went out of town with my family and found a box of cute mugs, hubby/wifey. They are adorable, even my husband loved them. Now I guess I own a hot item. Lol.

    1. That’s hilarious, Tami! One of my best girlfriends has a similar story where she got this Rae Dunn rock that’s been in her house for years and she had no idea it’s Rae Dunn! It’s a crazy world once you know about it.

  12. I’m am JUST NOW hearing about the RD craze and now I want in on it!!! I adore all the collections I see on Instagram!!! So pretty and versatile! Thanks for the hunting tips!!

  13. RD is nearly impossible to find where I live. Not to mention the workers hold it back for their favorite dunnies. But, my friend has found some awesome dunnies who have helped her find some for us

  14. Thank you for sharing your tips and tricks! I’ve just started my collection and it has been a very slow process of actually finding them in store. It’s ridiculous the prices they are charging for them on like ebay, etc

    1. I know! FB groups can also charge an outrageous price… I find it so much more satisfying to hunt and find some on my own anyways. Good luck on your collection… who knows! Maybe I’ll be able to add to it!

      1. How to tell if a piece is an Original? I have several pieces ( maybe 100 ), I have been told a few ways to tell. I am hoping you’re able to clarify for me the difference. Obviously the M Stamp pieces have a giant M on the bottom.

        1. When you say original, do you mean the first Rae Dunn’s sold? They have a giant M stamped on the bottom of them. If you go on the shopping site Mecari, you will find some pieces. They usually do not cost any more money, unless they are the birdhouses, then the M stamped birdhouses are usually sold for over $1,000. Since collectors of Rae Dunn tend to horde and then grow tired of the pottery , people have been finding the M stamp at yard sales and thrift stores. Also many people sell off their collections on Facebook Local RD groups… they call it purging. Have fun hunting !

  15. Thank you so much for the great tips! I’m a new collector! I set a couple of rules for myself so my collecting doesn’t get out of hand! It’s hard because I love it all!!

  16. So many wonderful tips for finding RD!! I just recently started collecting…I mean like this week! I walked into Homegoods this past Sunday right before closing time and asked a very nice employee if she’d happen to see any Rae Dunn and she went to the back and brought out a cookies canister and sugar canister!!! I almost fainted! I’m obviously a little late in the Rae Dunn department but I’m excited to see what treasures I find!! Thanks 🙂

    1. WHAT A STORY! WOW! That’s incredible! There seems to be more of it rolling out and the “hunt” has lessened compared to a few months ago, so now’s a good time to start collecting!

  17. Hey I’m new to RD. I was curious how much canisters usually run at these places. I only see the coat flippers charge so I have no idea a good deal from a bad.

  18. Reminds me of the Beanie Baby craze. Can’t give them away today. Sorry to be a wet blanket, but I was so shocked when I realized that collecting this stuff has a downside. A warning might not be out of place.

    Until finding this blog I had no idea about RD pottery. But I’ve been there myself, collecting flowered monthly birthday plates, pink British Castles dinnerware, etc. But now it’s all dated and out of fashion.

    You can get a real feel for this shocking situation when you go in thrift stores and see your mom/grandma’s old dinnerware and table’/kitchenware. Too cheap, but also too out of date.

    Hope this doesn’t happen to you avid collectors. Still, it’s interesting reading your collecting stories.
    Now I’ll know to watch out for collectors and to keep from being knocked over when i get into TJM on my next trip to the city. LOL

  19. My sister just left from a visit and asked me if I knew about this line. I’ve seen so many of these things and had no idea what they were. I am in Marshalls, HomeGoods TJ Maxx all the time because that’s where I happened to shop for myself and my family. How do I know what is new versus old? I’d like to purchase things for her that I may come across but would prefer to send the “harder to find” or “older” pieces. For example I came across the beachy mugs and plates” sit, rest and relax”. There was so many assumed it was new but looking for a new doggie bed I found square plates with a colorful cat wearing berret and a mug that daid “meow”. A cat lover she was definitely appreciative but I had no way of knowing what would be considered an ideal piece versus a new design. Any ideas of how I figure this out? Like clothing and their spring vs. Fall collection…

  20. I work at TjMaxx and it is and has been against store policy to hold Rae Dunn anything. It flies off the cart, I mean it doesn’t even make to the the isle. Your best bet is early!

  21. Love Rae Dunn however my stores only stock the smaller letters and the dog and cat bowls it’s so frustrating. It’s crazy what people are selling these for.

  22. Hi I’m literally new at Rae Dunn ..I don’t even know how I can identify them from the “fake ones” I went to TJ MAx and literally I feel like almost with a panicky attack..so many cups there yes but I can identify the real ones ..may you post a pic from the bottom ..please!! Sorry for my silly, confusing message maybe but for me your answer would be priceless

  23. Tip ;do not go into the stock room . Another Tip :hold items are not allowed to be left in the stock room on a cart . It’s a company policy if you see it , they are breaking policy. Please do not help yourself to the merchandise carts you could get hurt ! It’s not appropriate . Ask an associate to look for you. We are happy to assist . We do not hold Rae Dunn.First come first serve is fair. Ps we get a truck everyday sometimes Saturday and during the holidays Sunday too!

    1. Awesome. You are so nice to share these additional tips. Last time I was in Home Goods I witnessed a very ugly fight over a Rae Dunn canister. Are you kidding me? I just can’t believe some people. So sorry you have to deal with this!

  24. Are there different sizes in the canisters? I found some that someone was selling on instagram but they are so small. I’m really disappointed as I spent quite a bit for them.

    1. The coffee and flour canister are the largest. Then the tea canister is the next largest. The sugar one is pretty small. I wish she made it larger! But each canister only comes in one size.

  25. I was so surprise that the worker @ Marshall today Norfolk on little Creek Rd was holding creamer dishes for a customer & I ask was it any more she had attuide and said do you see any & walk away ????

  26. I wish we could stop stocking Rae Dunn all together. The horrendous behavior of “collectors” at our store has become frightening.

  27. I’m an associate at tjmaxx. We try to gradually stick our Rae Dunn in order to stop the bulk buyers who just resell. I would definitely check around the holiday season as our stores get more merchandise around this time.

    1. That makes me so happy! I hate even coming at opening because there are some cut throat shoppers. I even saw a fight break out once. Seriously?? I missed all of the Halloween and thanksgiving items. Hoping to find some Christmas items!

    2. I don’t mean to sound angry, but perhaps I’m disappointed in TJ Maxx’s Marketing procedure. What TJ Max Associate would get involved in how much Rae Dunn product is being sold?? Whether or not it’s being sold in volume pieces or by the “each”. TJ Maxx is still making it’s profit. Just put out all of the Rae Dunn products. No holding for Managers, Associates, Friends or Regular Customers. The Rae Dunn merchandise should be available to all customers.

  28. So I’ve been a Marshall’s before and was recently rehired for the holiday season. I️ had been an associate for 3 n half years before I️ decided to move on and we sold Rae Dunn all day everyday and had plenty of it. I️ never payed much attention to it but really did think it was cute and bought an adorable mug one day at the end of my shift that had a bird on it that said chirp. I️ just loved it since my nick name is bird. After being rehired recently I️ quickly learned Rae Dunn is sooo popular now and I’ve come to find out that the mug I️ bought is worth some money now! Who knew?! Well I’m in on the craze and totally going against what the other employees think about Rae Dunn. I️ love the simple design and how cute it is!

  29. Hi there,
    Does anyone know if the salt and pepper cellars are completely sold out – or do I have to pay $60 for the set online somewhere?
    Thanks in advance!

  30. I don’t understand the fuss about these objects. In little while, they will end up on thrift store shelves, as the next fad takes hold. No wonder some people are making big bucks–the sellers–and others are paving the way to the poorhouse–the buyers. I wish someone would explain just what is so appealing about this quite ordinary dishware.

    1. People like it because it’s very humble and imperfect looking and fits in great with the farmhouse style which is currently trending. As someone who collected English chintzware for years, I have to say it’s a lot easier to find and more fun because it’s so affordable. When I was collecting chintzware a plate might go for $100.

  31. I just found my very first Rae Dunn at Home Goods Valencia today. Picked up two canisters at $8 and $9 a piece and four fun mugs at 4.99 each. The canisters have tiny type on them instead of the big letters. One says eat and one says roll. They are too cute. Two of my mugs have the large lettering. One says tea and one says imagine. Love. The second two mugs are painted Aqua inside and say create and dream on the front. Pretty good for my first try. I saw a young man come in and he filled a cart with about 9 or 10 mugs. I think he was a RD hoarder.

  32. I just begging buying Rae donn two weeks ago and have found some pieces in tjmaxx and Marshalls, I have been looking for them on internet and the prices are ridiculous. But I haven’t found a dinner plate, all the plates are server platters, can anyone tell me which of the plates can be used as dinner plates?.

  33. You have an amazing collection! I’m always so happy for people who are able to collect for personal, daily use!

    I live in Rural Iowa and I cannot just simply stop in to any store as they open. I literally am two hours from anyone who carries Rae Dunn. It is so frustrating because resellers are price gouging and I have a hard time find anything online. Prices are 3-5 times more than retail. I love it and I want a few pieces, not all of the pieces, but I realize I will likely never find them.

    It stinks living so rural, I have an unfair disadvantage, and online retailers aren’t helpful, either.

    PS, I have a 100 year old home, too.

  34. I just heard yesterday that we will no longer be able to find Rae Dunn at TJ, HG, or Marshalls as of December 31st as RD will be sold at Pottery Barn only. Does that mean that Pottery Barn will be acquiring RD? The price gouging is out of hand and the shipping prices are ridiculous. I do wonder if the designs will change. I am a fan of the large letters “LL”.I am up early to go to a HG/Marshalls this morning. I am mostly a picker for my daughter-in-law. However, I have fallen for the gnomes and the Easter line.I have seen the frenzy first hand with people ripping items out of my hands. So sad that it has come to this.

    1. I just heard back from Rae Dunn herself and she said it’s not true. No change and Pottery Barn will not be selling her items.

  35. Love this! I started my obsession because of the practicality (sizes, shapes) and the imperfections….my collection is mostly the basic stuff (dont live close enough to the stores in Ontario that carry them) but its become morning fun, for my fiance to pick out my morning ‘word’ lol! An employee at the store closest to us told my fiance that there is an employee there that buys all the good stuff herself and resells it (cant believe that is allowed) which explains why i can never find cannisters, pitchers, bakeware etc! But luckily, I am the only one of my family and friends who collect this so they all check everytime they are in! My fiance says i have an “army” hunting lmao!

  36. I work for TJMaxx and our managers do not allow any associates or customers to hold Rae Dunn. We have to be on break or lunch and the item has to be on the shelf before we can purchase it. They said if we cant hold for external customers, we will not hold for internal customers either. I realize that every store is different but at my store, we want it to be fair and fun! The hunt makes it so much more exciting. Happy hunting, everyone!!!

  37. I have a question, as a newish collector what fb pages do you suggest following to find out about the release of new products??

    1. There is a facebook group called Rae Dunn Newbies. You can also join your local Rae Dunn groups for your state or city.

  38. I would love soup/cereal bowls. Anyone seen any recently?
    P.s. just bought my first RD on friday! 3 cute mugs, i didnt know anything about just thought they were cute. Now in love! ????

  39. I started collecting RAE DUNN about 1 year ago. Mostly have cereal bowls and mugs and the Sugar and Creamer.

    However, my husband hit the jackpot the other day at Homegoods. He surprised me with a TEA canister, LOAF pan, BAKE pan, larger square CAKE pan and the Dash and Pinch bowls. He was there at 6:00 pm. He spent about $60 for everything! I was so happy.

    I really wanted the POUR pitcher and was not able to find it and I broke down and actually bought it on eBay. It’s amazing how much people are sell.

    Homegoods seems to have more variety of RD items and noticed that that TJ Maxx store has more if the coffee mugs and cereal bowls.

  40. I started collecting in November and my collection grew so fast because of some lovely Rae Dunn friends I made along the way. If you are a newbie to collecting please please get a “Dunn Buddy”. Make friends with other people at Home Goods that are hunting for Rae just like you. I have all the “staple” canisters , pour, tools, small sugar & cream, lots of cereal bowls, mugs, and mixing bowls because of all of the amazing people I’ve met along the way. You have to go to openings, driving during the day, and even check before closing if you are wanting to score some items. Keep checking and never give up!

  41. I am a newbie to RD, and i am checking every other day. Thanks for your insight, it is greatly appreciated. I have so many things I want but my first choices are canisters.

  42. If you are frustrated you haven’t been finding RD at TJ Maxx the past few days it’s because we are in the middle of getting ready for inventory and we aren’t getting any New merchandise of any kind right now! Give us poor employees a break…… please. It was a long, busy retail season. I had an customer give me a hard time about RD the other day. She acted liked we were holing it out intentionally!

  43. we received “grandma” and “grandpa” mugs for Christmas. We absolutely luv them. But now I find I am bit by the bug! Lol. My daughter collects Rae Dunn and has a good collection. I bought my first pieces from mercari and thought I was doing good, but now I realize there is quite a mark up on the prices. It is kind of disheartening to think there are so many people wanting the products and so many people are black marketing pieces. I can overcome, after all, I overcame the “cabbage patch” phase! Lol. Good luck to all you newbies out there, we will make it.

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  45. I’m not your typical ” Dunner” . I love the simplicity of the collection. I’m not into farmhouse, I’m actually into modern, but Dunn works everywhere! I have found items at the usual stores and have seen the shelf clearers, they are vicious! But I get excited when I find my little plate or mug or container. My collection is small but it fits my home, the space and my personality, it’s Dunn right and I guess I’m not Dunn either!!

  46. I’m not your typical collector.i My collection is small but I love it. I’m not into farmhouse, I actually love modern, but the simplicity of the pieces work in my home. I’ve seen the “shelf clearers” and they are vicious! I look at my tiny collection and think ” I’ve Dunn good” and “I’m not Dunn “!

  47. I love your collection!! I’m a bit confused though. I have seen some pieces stamped with an “M” at Homegoods. I know this is for Magenta, the parent to Rae Dunn. My question is…if it just has an M on the bottom, how do I know if it’s a Rae Dunn piece? I saw a tray today that has erasers on it and I believe it was a RD piece, but couldn’t be sure bc it had “Magenta” with the M on it. Help please! Thanks!!!

  48. I just started my small collection; which has way too many mugs (that’s about all I get to choose from by the time I make it there) right before Christmas. I have all I can fit in my limited space, but still need the creamer (I bought “pour” and when I got home the font is smaller and what I need to go with my sugar is cream), the coffee and tea canisters, and I’d love to get the three mixing bowls then I’ll be all dunn (snicker). I noticed you have extra cream, coffee, and tea…if you ever want to sell, please contact me! I’m convinced the resellers or their agents get to my TJMaxx when doors open. The sales clerks are always telling me, “We had some earlier…” I don’t get off work until 4:30 pm…

  49. Can you tell me how much a mug typically costs at Homegoods? I’m not sure how much is too much to pay when I find one on Amazon, because I’ve never been able to find any pieces in stores. Thanks!

    1. A mug is 4.99. I find that the markup is considerably higher on eBay and Amazon. I feel that Mercari has more reasonably priced items. I was totally against paying an upcharge, but i really really wanted 2 LL Meow canisters and a LL teapot, so I ordered. Even at 19.00 plus 7.00 shipping, it’s a relatively inexpensive collecting habit to have.

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  51. The stores in my area are charging $4.99 and up for mugs. I think the Happy Spring one with yellow interior was either $5.99 or $6.99, so the prices are increasing. I didn’t buy the mugs. I saw 2 last week. Actually the last RD mug I bought was in the local thrift store for 44 cents. I really just want the cookies canister, and a few more cereal bowls. Then I will truly be Dunn.

  52. If everyone would stop paying these ridiculously high prices people are charging for Dunn pieces I can guarantee you would be able to easily find her pieces. People would stop clearing the shelves if they knew they couldn’t make a fortune off doing it.

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  54. No #6 is the BEST advice. I got my best “lot” an hour before close when employees were unloading the cart, and moving around shelves to fit all the merchandise. From teapots to sugar to rare mugs; I hustled for a cart and cleared the cart. The only advice I would add is “know your store”. Some stores get in more “rare” RD items than others on a more regular basis… some stores if I hit a shipment it’s always a winner. Others, even new shipments (carts) are all repeat/seasonal.

  55. My daughter loves some of the Rae Dunn items and has requested them for Christmas. I purchased some items from Mercari. I just wish the seller had taken off the TJ Maxx price sticker so I would not have known that I paid more than double what she paid. I guess I will also be scouting out the stores for deals

  56. You people are sick. I’ve been stalked by some sick Ray bs people at work!! I had people called on me because I didn’t want to let them inside the stock room… sick sick people you all are!!!! What is so great about those ugly dishes?! Y’all just sick.

  57. Mercari.com you can find some great deals. I sell most of my Rae Dunn inventory there; however, you have to truly search though to find the great deals. Some people just raise the prices of the items like crazy.

  58. I am so frustrated. I just learned about RD from my daughter. She told me about this Santas cookie jar that she can’t find.. So I decided I was going to see if I could find it. I had to show a pic to the lady at the store after I pronounced it wrong. .. She told me good luck and why… I was so disappointed that this was not going to be an option to surprise my daughter for Xmas. Thanks to all that take the Xmas out of the stores and hearts of those that just want a Christmas present for a loved one because you want to make a fast buck. Shame on you

  59. Before you list tips telling people to ask your local store you need to check the local stores POLICY. Some stores have strict associate policy’s now they have to follow for fear of termination!!!

  60. Having a Dunn friend helps also. Their are plenty of nice women that will help you find items. Joining your local facebook page can help also. I’ve met a couple of women at my local store and we have built an alliance against the upsellers in our area. We shop for each other and friends of friends. We have become quite good friends due to inexpensive clay.

  61. My girlfriend has sucked me into her RD obsession and we have to go to all three stores in our area twice a day. There’s nothing ever new. If we find something good it only fuels her lust to find the next big ticket item. It’s driving me nuts and I’m worried she’s just throwing money out the window. The pottery is ugly and I hate how much it upsets her not finding reindeer snacks or something. Congrats to Rae Dunn and those stores to finally finding away for grown woman to collect shitty dishes like little boys collect Pokémon. Let’s give these ass hats a round of applause!!

  62. Well, you can hand in your man card now if you follow her around every morning looking for this RD crap. I see women every morning waiting at the store. And they come back throughout the day. They are convinced we are holding stuff in the back room like we give a shit. Please, get a life you all.

  63. I find this is really interesting and I’ve seen this kind of information about the pottery and few places. I guess it really gets to me how much stuff do you really need? I really like the pottery and I thought I thought about starting to look for some, and there’s always a lot of eBay, I decided against starting another collection. I’ve been lucky that most of my little collections in my home were just lucky finds at thrift stores, estate sales Etc. Maybe looking at how much time you spend doing this might be interesting? Fads come and go but when you help your local community or individuals thru volunteering, ect., it might bring you even more joy? Just a thought..

  64. I love them but I don’t know what is collectible or not.i like to buy the mixer bowls, coffee cups
    utensil holder, and the canisters

  65. I was able to get my 4 pc. utensil set I’d been looking for for months at Marshalls. Patience paid off in more than one way. It had a small piece broken off, but nothing missing. Since I could glue that on and turn tray around to the other side, I asked for a discount and got it for half price!

  66. This year I was shopping at TJ Maxx for Christmas presents and I found some RD Ornaments that I thought were cute so I put them in my cart. Upon checkout the cashier was very impressed she said oh wow you found RD Christmas ornaments. I was like oh why what’s the big deal and who is Rae what? She was like all the ladies are snatching everything they can find on Rae Dunn. I found the ornaments in two different places one set on end isle Christmas stuff and the other in the pet area on a tier of stuff they were selling. I never heard of them before till this year, truely. I am starting to see the appeal. Happy Hunting 🙂

  67. I am extremely late to this thread and Rae Dunn, but l just needed a few things for a new second home.
    I live in Northern NJ, and l am very shocked at how much Rae Dunn is in my local Homegoods and TJ Maxx!! There has been the same Easter Mixing bowls and Easter Trays on the shelf for 4 days. When l asked the very young checkout girl if Rae Dunn wasn’t popular anymore ..,she said … “ What is Rae Dunn?”
    I just hope that l can find the last two pieces l need sooner rather than later!

  68. I’m new to the Rae Dunn world. I am pretty shocked to see a $12 item be bought and then tried to be sold at $40. It kind of blows my mind. Her collections are lovely and hope to find good deals in the future.

  69. I live over 2 hours away from these stores so shopping is a privilege to visit a TJ Max or Home goods store. I do like the simple white items, as of yet I do not own anything Rae Dunn, so I guess I am always the last to know. I guess I’ll check next time & see if I can find any items because I would like the canisters set or the coffee cups.

    1. Good morning all.
      I live in northern NJ (about 20 from NYC). This morning l went to the nearby Homegoods looking for one last item ( I love my Peeps mug) . As l waited at the door another woman showed up, looked me over, and asked if l was there for RD, and what l was looking for . She was not friendly just business like. I told her (hoping that she might have one in her car to resell). She told me that she hasn’t seen one, and she comes here all the time at opening.
      When the doors opened she headed to a TJ Max in the same shopping center with a friend that joined her.
      In the RD area there were tons of cookie, coffee, sugar and flour canisters. As well as salad servers, cheese servers, some easter things, pitchers and of course mugs and bowls, plates and more. At the check out l spied the smaller chick and rabbit black and white mugs and about 4 small easter long letter snack plates in packages of 4.
      As l was checking out, those two came in with their shopping carts, which made me sad for the people who really want these canisters and can’t find them.
      I asked the manager if there was truth to the rumor that Homegoods was going to limit the amount that one person can buy at a time and she said, “ no the will never do that”.

  70. I had never heard of Rae Dunn until my oldest daughter got hooked. Women are losing their minds for pottery made in China with just words on them. I thought my obsession with vintage Pyrex was bad lol.

  71. Yes , I agree. We all have our favorite s to collect … fiesta wear, stengle .. pottery is so beautiful and it comes in many “ brand “ names.
    I think it’s the simplicity of these dishes and accessories.

  72. I love my Rae Dunn but don’t really consider myself a “collector”. I buy what I need and will actually use (yes, all of my pieces are actually used!). I bake in the baking dishes and we eat out of the bowls – some pieces I do make displays with for various holidays but I’ve also taken those pieces out to use on the holiday lol. I’m always disappointed to see someone with a cart full of Dunn that will be sold at 3-5x the retail price.

    1. I agree with you 100%. I use my Rae Dunn every day. And I would never buy it to sell it. I buy it because I love it.

  73. l was at a Homegoods when it opened with two other woman, yesterday . They must have been tipped off, bc the minute the doors opened ~they speed in and went straight to an area ( where you wouldn’t expect RD to be ) and took all the birdhouses.
    I feel like it’s almost impossible for reg. RD shoppers to find them.

  74. I am fairly new to Rae Dunn and live far away from stores that sell it, which has caused to me mainly shop for it online. I am still learning and am not sure what all the acronyms mean that people use. Please help. What is LL? What is BH? I am sure I’m missing others but can’t think of them off the top of my head. Thanks!

  75. An update on RD birdhouses ~ l stopped in Homegoods yesterday( in northern NJ) at 5:30 pm looking for a lg tea canister ,as l walked into the store~ there on the table right near the door was a birdhouse!
    That was the same HG that l was at the day bf when the two woman ran in and snatched up all the birdhouses! That store gets shipments every Mon.,Wed., and Fri. The manager told me that they stock the shelves every morning bf opening.
    There is no figuring out the ins and outs of RD! You have to just give it time. I have still to find the lg tea canister.

    1. I have yet to get my hands on a bh 🙁 the people in my small town are crazy over this stuff to! The same lady has bought every single bh that has came through our hg, and tj maxx!! I use most of my things. I do collect for the people that cant find the things they want., and I’m not in it for profit! Some of the prices online are ridiculous!! So if anyone is looking for something I’m always willing to grab it 🙂 I do have a LL tea canister to if you still need one.

  76. Agree about the sellers making those of us pay so much more than retail for items we are looking for. Birdhouses are impossible to locate where I live… Made a mistake promising mu 8 year old granddaughter I would buy her the mama bird birdhouse for her and her brothers to give their mom for Mothers Day. Well. I had to give my daughter a IOU bc she and I searched daily (mostly me bc she had school) just for 1 birdhouse to find out from store clerks that the few birdhouses they received were bought by one lady when store opened. Sad that we have to pay 4 to 5 times cost for an item we really want. I love Rae Dunn in my primitive/farmhouse house decor but am almost to the point of giving up bc of people getting rich

  77. Yes the shelves cleaners is doing
    An injustice to the peeps the
    Bible says Do unto others as
    They do unto you.” I do not
    Act bad and I am a newbie but
    Hoarding in order to sale
    For twice the price is not my
    Way either. I feel sorry for
    The ones that think they have
    To do this way. Really not a
    Good person to deal with and
    I will not buy from them. You
    Will know the ones because they
    Have plenty to sale Happy
    Hunting to the peeps

  78. I am so annoyed at myself.. l can’t stand the upsellers that l come across all the time. I get to two or three openings a week. I have only come across Birdhouses four times. The first time l was not interested in BHs, and this woman and her partner came in and cleared out all the BH in about 5 seconds., the second and third times l walked into a single BH alone on the self … but a couple of days ago l walked into about 8 pear 🍐 shaped birdhouses. I only wanted 1 but the other women( the same two as bf / they go to the HG l go to EVERY DAY🤯) filled up their carts with the rest of them. I really wished that l bought morecand returned them at different times during the day to give more collectors a chance.
    I also really wanted a Tiki BH and l broke down and bought one for 3 xs the price . I really wanted itvand just gave up , pulse l drive around all the time wasting my gas and time … my nails are shot and l am Dunn 😬

  79. Had no idea this was such a craze! I simply thought it was an attractive line. Very plentiful and on clearance in the Southern California Home Goods stores. In addition, she creates very cool dog bowls!

  80. I’m looking for a Rae Dunn mug with Chloé written on it. Do you know if there is one available and if so, where I might find it?
    Thanks for your help!

  81. I just purchased a ROBERT mug and a canister, both Rae Dunn from Pologoods.com…I paid 3 times more what I would have paid at HG…the kicker was I received them yesterday and they had tjmaxx stickers on them…I was infuriated and emailed the company and their response was that way I knew it was new. Such a scam…I despise when people just care about the money and then deprive other people who could afford it from HG or TJMAXX and now can’t be because of greed. Shame on them.

  82. And remember that TJX stores technically aren’t allowed to hold items for customers unless they are in the store. My sister used to work there, and that was one of their big rules. When I was on a Dunn Run a few weeks ago, someone reiterated that fact. So if you happen to see things behind the counter on hold, you’re technically allowed to ask them if you can buy it.

    AND ALWAYS CHECK THE CLEARANCE SPOTS! I found the exact same cereal bowls in both full price and clearance locations – some on clearance and some that weren’t. I saved a few bucks on literally the exact same thing I was willing to pay full price for.

    1. That happens a lot with RD … that they put the older items on sale … while the exact same item that is newer to the store gets put on the reg. shelf .
      The other day there was a cookie canister on sale and other ones were at regular price .

  83. I wish l could find one , l have been told that the products recirculate. I have several items that l have been looking for that don’t seem to come my way. I have two homes – one in NJ and one in FL and l look in both states and still no luck. If l want an item bad enough, l break down and buy on Marcari. I did try to trade with someone l met on a YouTube blog, but after sending this person a birdhouse two months ago.. l am still waiting for my item .. 😬.

  84. I have seen ,( but was too late as they were sold out the TJMaxx and Seira ( spelling ) websites
    offer Rae Dunn pieces . Sometimes they even have birdhouses ( but they go very quickly ) . Today the Sierra website was offering the largest pumpkin.. l think it said family .

  85. There is no “rae dunn” section in the warehouse. All china gets stocked onto one cart. It goes out when it goes out. Rae Dunn (in my town) does not get preference over anything else that comes out. What comes out of the warehouse is based on floor space and quantity. So if the Home department employee has a ton of bedding it goes out first, followed by whatever else is seen as needing to go out. Next, the employee might have to stop putting product out to do special projects. Also, the employee might have to run the register or attend meetings. In addition, the employees put stock out their entire shift, not just in the mornings. There have even been employees who put stuff out after the store closes because they are caught up on their other work. But make no mistake about it, there is no schedule for rae dunn at the stores I got this information from. So stop saying all these employees need to be “fired” for doing their jobs. Maybe your stores are different. But one thing the employees tell me is that this is a white, unemployed, state-at-home female issue. A

  86. I’ve been trying to find a Halloween cup for my daughter, (black with witches brew or any other Halloween sayings), I haven’t been able to find one. I refuse to buy online from someone preventing others like myself to find products just to make a profit. I have been told that this is how they make their living but I also feel that what they’re doing is very wrong! If there’s anyone who has any suggestions or would happen to have one that they are willing to sell, please let me know! Thanks so much for your time!!!

  87. I used to feel that way as well. I have no friends that collect or buy RD, and it really helps to find a RD buddie… but with that being said.
    I thought that l found someone to do a trade with. I sent my end of the trade a birdhouse and a fancy mug.. and you guessed it … l never got the other person’s part of the trade. I am out the prices of the products plus tax and about $20.00 for shipping charges.
    I ended up buying what l wanted on Macari.

  88. What really irritates me about trying to find ANYTHING in stores (especially WALMART), is that the EMPLOYEES put back any items THEY want, so that when you try to find an item, there are NONE left!! This ALWAYS happens at EVERY WALMART I shop at!! There needs to be a limit like “ONE PER CUSTOMER/EMPLOYEE.” I guess that won’t stop them from finding several “friends” to buy one each for them though.. Not fair that employees get to hoard everything before the public can purchase an item… 😔

  89. This is a great read and I totally I agree with number 5. I’ve missed so many HTF items the first time around.

    I’ve created a Rae Dunn master mug list with over 400 mugs. Would love for you to check it out and maybe use it in one of your blog posts?

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