It’s a snowy day here in the Midwest, and there’s nothing like a hot cup of tea on a cold day. Choosing the correct mug out of which to drink tea is an important decision. I like a mug that I can hold comfortably up to my cheek, to warm my face. My hand must fit on it just right. Of course, the design must also be a consideration. My choice for my tea mug today was this:
The curve on this mug fits my hand and cheek perfectly; and Winnie-the-Pooh always approves of a little something to go with the tea. Such as a small donut hole or perhaps a leftover cupcake, shall we say. And don’t you just love the little flower peeking out over the rim?
My morning coffee is another story. I love to drink my coffee out of my beloved Crate & Barrel mugs, simply because of their simplicity. I like my coffee simple, too; strong and black.
This mug may say “Starbucks,” but this mug is simply too big for drinking coffee from. I would be shaky and jittery if I drank coffee from this large mug. Plus, my coffee would get cold before I was even halfway finished! I use this mug to hide my drinking from the girls — my drinking of Coke, that is. Coke is the forbidden drink for them, and I feel guilty drinking it in front of them. So I hide my guilty pleasure in this Starbucks mug.
One of our favorite traditions is drinking hot chocolate when we come in from playing in the snow. I think you’ll see why I love drinking my hot cocoa with melty marshmallows from this mug:
The artist of these children and snowman is one of my favorites, Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee.