…might be a cup or a mug or a high ball or tumbler or goblet.
Willowtree is host for this week’s Fun Monday and for the theme, let’s hear from him:
"I would like to see your favourite Coffee Mug. But wait
there’s more, I’d also like to see your favourite glasses for a) non
alcoholic drinks and b) alcoholic drinks. If you want extra credit you
could also post your favourite plate. Note I said favourite, not best."
Although there’s just over an hour left in the day, it’s still Monday (in these parts)…so I’m posting a few pictures.
Let’s begin with how my day starts…coffee :). Here are my two favorite mugs, both gifts from Tad. The "Shhhh, I’m reading" is from this past Christmas (you may have already seen it before) and the rooster mug was a cercie from Tad and Rachel’s trip out west last summer (you might’ve seen it a while back, too).
The wine glass on the left is one of a pair Tad and I picked up on our weekend getaway to Atlanta a few months ago; it’s a Riedel (pronounced to rhyme with beetle), and maybe it’s all in my mind, but drinking out of a "good" glass did make a difference. This is one of their generic red wine glasses; if you tool around their site, you’ll realize they’re very serious about their craft. For the people at Riedel, glassware is an art to be perfected.
The glass on the right I included because it’s the crystal I chose when we were engaged. I didn’t want cut crystal and this matched our china perfectly. It’s so plain and simple, I’ve never gotten tired of it.
Speaking of wedding crystal, here’s the cup and saucer from our china; this set was my mother’s and I’m thankful for her taste a thousand years ago. I LOVE drinking out of these, don’t do it often enough, but every time I do, I think of her…and in a sense, she joins me in the moment (usually a time of celebrating "life" with those we love 🙂 ).
If I’m drinking something "adult", my favorite glass is the purple martini glass on the left. Heck, it looks like a party when it’s EMPTY…and when it’s full…well, that’s a good thing…a very good thing! I photographed them at a funky angle to emulate "tipsy"…me, being artsy, lol (trying to jazz this post up a bit sense I’ve done NOTHING original with it….).
This is one of a set of four, which is now a set of three because one got broken. Each stem is a different color.
The silver goblets on the right we’ve rarely used. They’re probably one of the most generous gifts we’ve ever received, from a near stranger! When Tad worked as business manager for our children’s former school for a few years, a parent asked him if I might like them. She had picked them up from another country (can’t remember where now) and her husband had never like their ornate design. He brought home one for me to see if I approved (although he knew the answer in advance), and later came home with a dozen of the goblets and a dozen matching cordials. I still shake my head in disbelief at this coup!
Last but not least, here’s what I drink out of more often than anything else (after coffee…). Water. I’ve tried to limit soft drinks…but sweet tea is still on the menu occasionally. I’m from the South, it’s part of my DNA. We do have glass glasses, but honestly…I always reach for the plastic. This one is dripping dishwasher water because ALL of them were dirty…I’m convinced dirty dishes multiply at the speed of laundry.
Okay, I’m done! It has been "Monday" all.day.long, and in keeping with my day, I forgot to photograph a favorite plate. Then again, I don’t really have one of those, anyway. 🙂
Finally!! I love the rooster cup..those colors create a nice look. the wine glasses are nice, and so is the teacup, but man, when I got to your “adult” glasses, they were just the right size!! 🙂 I wonder, sweet tea is so good, why doesn’t the rest of the country do this?? I remember visiting the south and literally feeling like, skip the food, just give me sweet tea (not that the food was bad, but it took up space that could be used for the tea!!)
Know what’s funny? As your page was loading, I looked at my barking dog and said, “Shh!”, then looked back at your page and saw “Shh” on your mug! LOL! Gave me quite a startle.
Beautiful glasses. And I like your countertop.
Relax, you’d have plenty of time if you were in California. My favourites are the silver goblets.
I recognized the rooster mug right away.
purple martini glass – I needed that Sunday night, oh yes I did.
i like the one that make me shut up (shhh)
I love your cup and saucer, what a lovely treasure that set must be to remind you of your mum.
Also love the purple martini glass, but then purple is my favourite colour.
Love the mugs it’s a pity they don’t do a ‘shh I’m blogging’ maybe I could start a business! The tea cup looks like bone china and they say ‘tea’ tastes best served in bone china but what would I know I don’t drink tea.
I am baffled at how much I enjoyed seeing everyone’s mugs and glasses etc. My first thought about the theme was whaaaa??
And now I’m just in love with every bloggers drinking stuff.
I should have put my “childhood” drinking cup out there. It’s hidden up in a cupboard and I’ve not used it since a kid. But somehow it made its way into my possession when my mom passed away.
re dishwashers. EVERY TIME I need a dish it is in the dishwasher still dirty. And every time I want to fill the dishwasher with dirty dishes, it is full of clean ones waiting to be emptied.
Dirty dishes get busy like rabbits. There’s always a sink full at my place.
I finally got up to posting my what I look like first thing in the morning shot.
I’ve got a chocolatini that would go perfect with that martini glass!
Love your Mom’s china. It’s beautiful. I have tons of china and cut crystal (wedding presents) that I would love to get rid of. My choices did not stand the test of time (7 years).
My favorite is the shh, i’m reading mug.
Claudia, hehe, you have big glass envy, huh? What yours lack in size, they MORE than make up for in personality. You had my favorite collection (but then again, I haven’t seen many :/…still, I think yours “wins” hands down…not that it’s a competition)(huh??). Sweet you are to have missed me ;).
Thanks, Kila, I’m hearing Twilight Zone music, too :).
WT, guess it’s causes they’re the closest thing I’ve got to pewter…:).
Karmyn, yep, now I know the rest of that story!
Ellefolk…hmmmm, that’s one of putting it :)…NOW SHUT UP! (Just kidding! I’d never tell a first-time commentor to shut up…I’d wait til your third comment for that 😉 ).
Beccy, that set IS a treasure, and while I found it “plain” when I was younger, now, I can’t imagine liking anything better. The purple-stemmed glass is my favorite in the set–the others are green, blue and gold (the green one was the broken one 🙁 ).
Chris, now THAT would be a top seller!! I’ve never had tea in these cups, but I’m sure it’d taste at least 10% better!
Pamela, when you’re up to pulling out a chair and climbing into the uppermost regions of your cabinets, you MUST post your childhood mug; my brother has one he used to drink coffee out of with Mama, and it’s a treasure to him (keeping in mind he was FIVE when she died!).
I hear ya on the P(*&(@&^& dirty dishes!
Nikki, dishes … laundry … there’s always at least “one more” of those…:/. Can’t wait to see your morning “mug” shot ;).
Marnie, Mmmmmmm, sounds d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s.!! And dangerous! You should SELL your old china…and be DONE with it (and find something you DO like!).
Heather, 🙂 like THAT’S a surprise??! Woulda been my guess for you :).
I always reach for the plastic as well, much more durable!
beautiful cup and saucer! Absolutely glowing!
Amy…not breakable has its attraction ;).
Thank you, Katie…it’s beautiful to me for a host of reasons :).
Oooh, I love your china!!
And, seeing those silver goblets reminds of our set (of 8, including a solid silver tray) that was stolen just before we left the Middle East. 🙁
One of the joys of living in a third world country and having full time house help. *smirk*
I also love the SSshhh cup. I want one;).
Oh Oh Oh — I just had a closer look at the purple glass and it’s BEAUTIFUL! Where did you get it?
(plotting to buy them if I can find them online) give clues please…name, brand…company..something?;)
TLG, thank you :). I cannot believe you had your set stolen! 🙁 So sad…I guess your “help” helped herself…:/.
The “Sssshhhh” mug was purchased at Barnes & Noble before Christmas; I’ve tried to find them again (online), but at the time, I could NOT find them anywhere!!!
And the martini glasses? A steal at Pier One (half price) about three years ago…doubtful you could find them again. If I see any, I’ll letcha know :).
Aw, thanks Robin.
I might actually be able to make those myself (the gold swirly bits anyway) – if I can find a glass that’s similar (has purple bottom).
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