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.

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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.

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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.

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Small, but perfectly formed for hot chocolate mugs from msmugs.com

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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!

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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!

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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.

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

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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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