Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Tea.....'How do you drink yours'? Part 1

Tea, Coffee, cocoa........... We all enjoy our favourite drinks but how do you enjoy them? Do you have a favourite cup or use the same every day? Do you keep special ones for guests........
Or are you like me and collect them?

I was tagged recently by Linda over at Somewhere In Time to talk about the cup/mugs I use, I am so pleased to be tagged with this! I have been collecting cups since I was a child, I adore them, so I am doing this post in two parts, the first are the more recent bought and used cups, I also own some quite old and musical ones so i'll show them next time.........

A lot of my cup collection started from Easter Eggs as a child........ Every year I choose a egg with a mug

I bought this last year it came with an Easter egg and is the mug I am currently using the most, just the right size! Wallace and Gromit are great and this is their new movie 'Wallace and Gromit and the Curse Of The Were-Rabbit' which is a funny film, the scenes on protecting prize winning pumpkins from pesky rabbits is just a taste of the story line.......

Another film inspired set..........Harry Potter, I bought the straight sided cup when the first film came out, BHs had a sale and I couldn't believe my luck! Then a few year later I found the second movie mug, I have looked for ones on the new movies but cant find any, I am still looking.....
Over the years my family have bought me mugs, they know I collect them and I have some very special old ones from Christmases past, which Ill show on another post..... Mum and Dad bought me this design 3 year ago............... A Thomas Kinkade painting. It came as a three mug box set, so I chose one design my mum another and my grandma the other design.From QVCuk! I don't use this mug that often, mainly when I want a special treat..... Another Easter egg mug........ Now this one is kinda odd. Do you see the small gap in the bottom of the mug? Well apparently that is to place your small two finger kit kat in the slot?! To melt so its nice to eat, the thing is the image showed you an unwrapped kit kat! I just imagine a rather melted mess, so I have to say I havnt tried it out! ha,ha Maybe ill it try with the wrapper on..... Colour change mug......... I love the colour change mugs, you can just see the smarties, It becomes very colourful when a warm drink is added, although I don't use it a lot, I have quite a few colour change mugs, and I am always worried it will stop working, so use them rarely.......
And finally another Smarties mug, this is my most recent mug and the one I am using at the moment, I think it came from Morrison's.........a very happy mug, ha,ha. So colourful!

I hope you enjoyed reading about my cup collection, I will be back soon with my older ones...... a musical Tetley Tea mug, The Pink Panther' Alka Seltzer' mug and others.......... If you would like to join in you are very welcome to, I will tag a few people on my final post, but let me know if you do join Id love to see your collection!

Thanks again for your ideas and inspiration on the stitching projects, I have started the Mill Hill Kitties and think I might make a block with that and frame the Acorn Hill.......... I am really enjoy stitching so thank you again.

Have a great week everyone see you soon


11 comments:

Rosemary said...

Hi Priscilla,
You have quite a nice collection.
I love tea, and drink my with cream or milk. I buy my tea in an English shop!!
Thanks for visiting me, and I am glad to know another Halloween lover.
Rosemary

Vintage Tea said...

It looks like Easter for you is about new mugs and not eggs!

Great collection!

Victoria xx

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Linda said...

Hi Priscilla...I loved seeing part 1 of your mugs...thank you for joining in on the fun. You have some neat mugs... I love the color changing mugs, that is so cool. Have a lovely day...hugs to all Linda

p.s. The coffee cupcakes on your sidebar look yummy...cupcakes are the rage here. We even have cupcake shop. Love it!

Teresa said...

Nice collection! I have mugs too! I really like the colorful ones and the one that changes color. How do they do that?! Have a great weekend.

Wild Rose said...

Hi Priscilla,

What a terrific collection. I do like a real bone china mug for my tea ~ decorated with roses during the summer and a Christmas-themed one in the winter.

Thanks for your blog comment. I don't actually have a picture of the cross-stitch design that I am working on, as I bought the chart and all the bits separately ~ it is a little tedious trying to match the colours, as in some instances, I have no idea which colour I am looking for! I will post updates periodically so you can see how it is coming along.

Marie x

Linda said...

Hi Priscilla....hope you are having a happy weekend. I love your little clock it helps me with the difference in time.

Please stop by...I have an award for you...hugs, Linda

Elaine said...

You easter egg mugs are fantastic. I remember getting eggs as a child with mugs in them.. I wish I had them all still. I especially like the Smarties one.. So pretty and colorful!

Linda said...

Hi, Hi...thank you for the birthday wishes and my beautiful cake....not only is it beautiful, it's delish too:). Hugs, Linda

Wild Rose said...

Hi Priscilla,

I'm back! Drop by my blog to collect a blog award...

Marie x

ohiofarmgirl said...

What a cute collection...I love to see what others collect it is so interesting. I'm ready for part 2. Dianntha

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