Show us the mugs that matter to you, and tell us why!
Left: My favorites, they fit in my hand perfectly. I have two of them, have had them so many years I don't even know where they came from.
Right: My second favorite, given to me by one of my exes, my high school boyfriend, I was the best man at his wedding (which gets complicated!) Beautiful, comfortable in my hand, and reminds me of him every time I use it.
Left: My grandma's day to day mug. In a lot of my memories of her she has that mug full of tea someplace close. She is the one who started organic cooking, baked whole wheat bread, took vitamins, etc in the 70s and got a bunch of her grandkids hooked on good food and natural healing. A lot of my weird cooking ideas come from her.
Right: My mom's day to day mug. I had to snag it out of the dishes pile to photo it, it's usually busy! Someone gave it to her, she reads a LOT, and it's a good sized mug, she likes it. Usually has tea mixed with kombucha in it.
Show us your mugs, tell us why they matter to you!
I suppose I need to be honest and show the one that is on my desk 24/7/365, it ain't cute... watch for another post by me.
So, honesty. I don't end up using pretty mugs day to day these days. I don't want them getting broken, my life isn't nice to pretty things right now. This is my day to day mug:
18/8 stainless steel 750 ml measuring cup. :D
I can't break it, and it doesn't tip over if bumped or kicked. Always full of gunpowder green tea mixed with water. I brew my green tea into pretty much espresso, bring to to just barely boiling in a coffee percolator for an hour or so. Dark, sludgy, but because it's green I don't react to the fermentation process of black tea. Always wise to dilute the tea I brew! My caffeine addiction is exposed! Oh dear!
One and only. Whomever made this, had someone like me in mind.
There's room inside the handle for three fingers. There is a thumb rest on top of the handle. The outer handle slightly curves inward so it feels comfortable. It holds more than I need :) The bottom is wide and near to impossible to flip over. The top is narrow and does not spill easily. The rim is curved so fluids don't dribble over the side. I can walk and drink from this mug without splashing my face or clothing, or other individuals. And, it has a thin pad glued to the bottom that reduces condensation because much of the bottom of the cup is raised up about 1/16th of an inch.
I made a joke in the "What is it...the game" thread earlier today, using the word "mug shots" as I suspected it would make Pearl Sutton smile. It did more than that, when I admitted I'd taken a picture of my mug this morning for another reason...
I'd just made tea, when something came up. I keep a can near the fire for elevating things that need drying and the fire had just got going, so I figured it would keep my tea warm! The mug was so warm that I could only drink out of the side away from the fire when I got back - but the tea inside was just perfect.
I like the mug because a friend gave it to me.
Okay, here is "my precious" as I posed here over a year ago.
I love it because it's glass with a stainless filter at top that snaps in. You could put your tea in the top of that filter, then remove it, tea and all, when steeped to your liking. Though I keep adding hot water to my teas, and re-using the same herbs until the tea water is almost clear, so I always put my tea under the stainless still filter.
I tried to take it out shopping once, and broke it in the grocery store bathroom when it hit the floor (uff) and then had to replace it. So it doesn't go fun places with me any more.