Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sometimes the Mug Makes the Drink

A couple of years ago, my mother- and father-in-law gave us some beautiful dishes from an artesian they know. We received four coffee mugs, a serving bowl, and a salsa & chip platter. They were gorgeous! Because we were in the midst of updating our kitchen at the time, we put them back in the box and tucked them away in a safe place.

This morning's latte
Fast forward two years and two months. The last piece of the kitchen is now done (the banquette) and we have unpacked all the kitchen things we had packed away. Many items will be given away. But not these earthenware dishes, they are too beautiful and precious. We now also have a matching teapot and sugar bowl.

So, instead of curling up on the couch with a warm handmade blanket, my second steamy hot latte, and a good book, I am going into that kitchen and I will make it sparkle! And it is likely that a sparkly kitchen will inspire me, leading to new creations. I can hardly wait!


  1. We don't have any matching mugs in our house because we love variety and match our mood to the mug. One of the first things when we are having tea or coffee is to ask the other, "So, what mug do you want today?"
    I might be in a cream mug coffeehouse day, delicate China flower, clunky locally made red glazed with maple leaves, my "rejoice" mug, the wide brimmed orange artisan . . .
    The mug most definitely MAKES the drink!

  2. I agree, Heather! There is such joy that can come from just the mug itself! Today it was the large light blue mug with flowers and a Vietnamese coffee for me!!