It would be incorrect to say that I'm a collector of mugs; rather, I'm an acquirer of mugs. I have a rather large number of mugs, and I use certain groups of mugs for different purposes. For example, I have 4-5 mugs I use just for cuppas with my husband; mugs for my morning coffee/tea; mugs for water; and even a mug for when I have tea by myself. And I never mix the mugs up for different purposes. For instance, I would never use a morning coffee mug for water—what am I, a heathen?!! When I buy a new one, I replace an older mug and take it out of purpose "rotation." I know, I even frighten myself with this anal weirdness...
There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
- C. S. Lewis
Anyway, here are some of my favourite mugs, the ones that provide comfort and help set the mood for when I write my letters:
DISCLAIMER: Please click away right now if seeing great mugs or tea tins makes you go insane, to the point where you consider selling your kidney for more mugs and tea. Just me? Oh... awkward.....
Here are some of my favourite cuppa mugs:
Here are my favourite mugs for water:
I LOVE Tintin.
Oh wait.... what's this in my green mug...?
Here are my favourite morning coffee/tea mugs:
And my latest acquisition: His and Hers mugs!
They have words on the other side that only become a sentence when you put the two mugs together:
My husband keeps giving me the HIS mug. I'm not sure if that's just an accident or he's trying to tell me something. I mean, I might have a tiny bit of hair on my upper lip, but that does not make me a man! It's just... mannish. There's a vast difference.
And last but not least, here are a few photos of my tea collection:
Being attacked by tea tins every time you open the cupboard is a real danger in my house.
What about you, lovely letter writers? Do you like to acquire mugs? What is your favourite mug to use or your favourite tea to drink while writing your letters?