Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Morning mugs

This morning I realized I was walking around drinking out of two mugs. I made a pot of coffee and grabbed this really most beautiful Alex Matisse cup, that I got in trade when I worked down at Mark Hewitt's pottery scrubbing and sanding pots. That was so much fun, I wish I had time to still do that. I worked for pottery, so I have some great pieces. I like this cup for our press pot, because usually Gerry is here and makes the coffee, gets his cup and I come along later for my cup. This cup holds just the amount that is left and it stays nice and warm because of the shape. Not to mention the pleasure you get from drinking amazing coffee from a gorgeous cup. 

  I discovered that the new mug I got down at Whynot for beer fits perfectly under my juicer and holds just the amount that I juice. So it has been going with me to the studio this week with my fresh juice (thanks again to Tig for the juicing blog, I'm still juicing every day). I forgot to bring it up last night and it was raining this morning so I didn't feel like going down to get it, but lucky me, I have this one too, and it fits as well.  What a way to start the day! It's gonna be a good one. Hmmm.... that just reminded me of those old Folger's coffee ads. Remember those? I wanted to drink coffee just to feel like that in the morning, ha!
Have a most lovely day, ya'll, I plan to!


Hollis Engley said...

Nice pots, Trace. I love seeing pots used. You know, a couple of weeks ago a buyer apologized to me and then said, "I use your cups to drink coffee from." He thought I expected the pot he bought from me to be on display somewhere. Cracked me up.

cookingwithgas said...

Funny Hollis.

Yes, I love that you use your pots- those are great mugs.
Everyday we (I) pick one here.
Mark has one that I am going to have to "drop" he is hanging on to it like a baby with a pacifier- it is his favorite for the past year??

smartcat said...

Good looking mugs!

I am always ready to fall over when a customer asks can I use this mug, teapot, bowl etc. for flowers (or whatever)? I try to keep a straight face when I explain that the item will be theirs and they can put whatever they want in it.

Since I came back from L.N.H.C. show and found Jeff's older mug, I have been unpacking and using more of my many mugs. They don't go into the studio or outside as that is a disastrous combo for me.

Michèle Hastings said...

I love that Alex Matisse mug, I think I would be using that one a lot too. I have a small plate of his and I use it for breakfast everyday.
Your comment about it keeping your coffee warm reminds me of a story from a few years ago. Jeff sold a women a mug at a craft fair. A few weeks later she called him and said that it didn't keep her coffee any warmer than her store bought mug and that she would like to return it. He said fine. She paid to ship it back and he sent her a refund (not including what it cost her to ship it back). What a nut!

Dennis Allen said...

Use it all if it breaks go back and buy more.

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