These are a few of my favourite things # Mugs

I’m always on the look out for good mugs to drink from at home… Yes, as well as being fussy about many other things in life, I am also very particular about what I drink from. For me, perfect mugs must have a thin (ish) rim. They can’t be too small, but they also can’t be too big, and must have a nice design on them. Fuss. Fuss. Fuss! This obviously means I spend more time looking at mugs rather than purchasing them – Not such a bad thing I guess.

I use different mugs for different drinks and I even have a mug preference for different flavours of tea. You may think I’m a little weird or have too much time on my hands, but hey, that’s me!

Anyway, seen as though I blog, and it’s a topic that is on my mind, I thought who better to share my favourite mugs with than you lovely lot… I know, I know – I spoil you so!

Our most recently purchased mugs came from a Treacle in Columbia road. The perfect breakfast mug. These Reiko Kaneko mugs are quite big, have a great amount of handle space and are not too chunky. I love the design and am thinking about going back for more.


My friend Kate got me this mug many, many years ago and I love it for the memories. Sadly, its starting to look it’s age. It’s the perfect size and weight to make it one of my all time favourite mugs.


Not much to say about this Keith Brymer Jones mug really, other than I like it. Not for flavoured tea – More for tea with milk.


Small, but perfectly formed for hot chocolate mugs from


I bought this mug in a shop in Padstow, Cornwall. It was a lovely little shop that has unfortunately closed down now. This one has quite a fat rim and I tend to use it when I’m after a nice strong cup of Sainsbury’s Red Label tea. I also find myself using it when the weather is really rotten or I’m feeling in a bit of a sulk. I have no idea why!


Alex says he bought these mugs for me, but I’m almost certain that I bought them myself from Woolworths before I even met him. The stressed and happy mugs appeared in the TV show Spaced and I’m guessing they were pretty popular at the time.  I probably bought them because they were cheap! These are more Alex’s mugs of choice than mine now, and I only tend to use them if the washing up hasn’t been done!


OK, so these are cups and not mugs, but I love them! We use these Bloomingville cups for green tea after dinner most nights.
Bloomingville do mugs as well, and you can find them here on Flitty Bird.


 Do you have a favourite mug? Any stores I should head to for more?

5 Responses

  1. auscanucksarah January 10, 2013 / 8:47 pm

    A mug must be hug-able most importantly! I must be able to clutch it in one hand against my cheek to warm up or cuddle it with both hands. I have a favourite mug for hot chocolate from a coffee shop in Canada called Tim Hortons because I only drink their hot chocolate out of it. I also have beautiful Moroccan tea glasses from an Aussie tea shop that I like too. Good luck in your search!

    • seebyzoe January 10, 2013 / 9:14 pm

      Ah yes, a mug must be hug-able…Especially in this weather!

  2. Megan Broutian January 11, 2013 / 6:40 pm

    I’m a big Crate and Barrel fan. I love their big mugs with the word “coffee” emblazoned on them, not that I need any help identifying the substance responsible for my being upright most days. I love your polka-dot choice and the little “tea” one. Great post!

  3. seebyzoe January 11, 2013 / 8:52 pm

    Ah, i loved going in to Crate and Barrel when i was over there. Hope you are all well Megan :)

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