Friday, March 20, 2015

Mug shots . . . . . . . .


Do you start your day with a mug of coffee?
I don't think I can get going without mine - just strong black coffee from
the beans I usually grind every few days. I have the coffeemaker ready to go the 
night before and push the start button as soon as I hit the kitchen. I don't add a 
thing, guess it's my daily wake up call and I have no inclination to change it.

However, when it comes to coffee mugs, sometimes I do make a change.


This lovely mug was a birthday gift last October from my 
granddaughter Jasmin. Here I displayed it in the fabulous vintage display 
dome she also gave me on that same occasion.
This is the perfect mug for me - large, white, and has a memorable
word ~ CALM ~ inscribed on it. It's a comfy mug to hoist even when full of 
strong java, the handle just right, and the free form design is a little edgy which 
I really like.


Since acquiring CALM for my morning coffee I've grown a small collection!
Now and then I stop by a HomeGoods store just to "look around". Don't we all plan 
to do that, but then end up making a purchase as they have such neat stuff.

So I've now added RELAX, CREATE and DREAM to my mug collection.
I'll continue searching for at least one more word - I like odd numbers.


Do you have a favorite mug? 
Do you use it daily - and what do you take in your coffee?


14 comments:

  1. I love mugs! Usually when I'm on vacation, the first souvenir I buy it's a mug....so much for my husband annoyance....lol...

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  2. Mary, these simple but oh so stylish mugs are the bees knees! As you know I'm a collector of Emma Bridgewater pottery and my favourite mug from her collection is decorated with vibrant red tulips. I saw recently that she has two new different tulip designs available so may well be adding those to my stash soon.
    P.S. I'm so enjoying the beautiful magazines, my dear!

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  3. Love the mug - perfect for a morning drink. I have a favorite mug with violets on it - but I drink tea, just not a fan of coffee. When Don and I had our first date he asked to walk me home from work and we stopped at a coffee shop. Not wanting to appear unsophisticated (I was 17 afterall) I ordered a cup of coffee and had to gag it down, lacing it well with cream. It was the first and last cup of coffee I ever drank - after we were dating steadily I didn't care if I appeared sophisticated or not. We still laugh about that cup of coffee.

    I am amazed at the number of people that start their day with coffee - my mother drank 20 or 30 cups a day - now there is a coffee fanatic. We don't even own a coffee pot.

    Happy morning coffee to you my friend - enjoy the first day of spring.

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  4. Dear Mary, Like you I must have a cup of coffee first thing. I have a favorite cup and it even goes with me when we travel. Mr G prepares the coffee the night before and when he lets Lucy out at 4:30 in the morning he pushes the coffee button. Then he warms my milk and by the time Lucy is back we are all upstairs having a cup.
    Oh, by the way, I love your plates behind your coffee mugs.

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  5. I do have a favorite mug! It is the "calm" mug you gave to me! I cherish it.... I drink a cup of coffee every morning, adding just a splash of half and half. Mr. Comforts gets up before me and makes the coffee. Then he wakes me up when it is ready. He is a treasure!
    xo
    Penny

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  6. Love those mugs, Mary. I absolutely understand why you've begun to collect them. I haven't been to Home Goods for a long time....maybe I should visit one!

    xo
    Claudia

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  7. I love your mugs! Such simple beauty with a deeply impressed statement! My new favorite mug is one I found at a thrift store recently. It's white with vining green leaves and orange nasturtiums rambling all over it. It has that 'secret garden' feel. I just love it and am quite sure my coffee tastes better in it! Happy First Day of Spring!

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  8. Hi Mary - Thought I'd join you and show off my favorite mug, too. I love your mug and I, too, am a big fan of those plates. I have a link to your blog today as I must share my favorite blog, too. :) Happy Spring. Deb

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  9. I love these mugs which look like vintage stoneware to me. I don't drink coffee much at all but I start the day with a mug of Earl Grey tea. My favourite mug is from David's Tea and has an infuser for the loose tea and a lid. It's white with the outline of a leafless tree on it but I'd like to get their new spring mug (which is white and aqua) if I get to visit their store soon. Happy spring to you Mary. Hugs. Pam

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  10. No cup of coffee for me. I just get up and go........I dress, put out the bird seed, walk a quarter of a mile to the paper box and then prepare breakfast. (Once when I was working someone asked how I could get going in the mornings without coffee.......I had never given it any thought. Just don't need it. I have started drinking coffee though if I am going to drive any distance so I am sure to stay awake.) I like your mug collection and I hope you find your fifth one!
    Farm Gal in VA

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  11. Your Jasmin is a thoughtful gal. Love the mug and the resulting collection. How fun to pick one based on the mood that strikes on a particular day.
    I look forward to my coffee in the morning. I'm the only one who drinks it at my house. I like to be the first one up with my cup of coffee and usually some quiet blogging time. The mug is a very important part of the experience. I have a blue Wedgewood one that is my current favorite. Not too big or small or heavy and feels good in my hand. In the coffee I put a very small amount of fat free half & half.
    Happy Spring to you, Mary and have a wonderful weekend.

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  12. Coffee in the morning makes me happy. I want it strong and black. Sometimes I add cinnamon just before brewing. Love the mugs! Enjoy the weekend!

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  13. Oooooh, I love those mugs! So pretty. First thing I do upon rising from bed is head to the kitchen to make coffee. Black for me since I gave up dairy a couple of years ago. I thought I would never drink black coffee but now I can't imagine it any other way. I have one cup of coffee at home and then one when I get to the office. And at 10 a.m., I have a small cup of Turkish coffee. :) Have a good day! Tammy

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  14. Tea here and in a transferware cup with saucer, but you knew that.
    I do love your mugs so very much!

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