Saturday, September 1, 2012

ode to a mug

It's such a simple thing.  It's also a respite, a comfort, and something I look forward to each day... I even think about it some evenings before drifting off to sleep.  I'm guessing I'm not the only person who feels this way about their morning cup of coffee... or tea... or, in my case, a homemade latte.  And what makes it even better for me is to drink it from just the right mug.  I like one that's a bit on the large size -- big enough to comfortably wrap both hands around.

Yes, I love this mug.  It makes me happy.  (And I bought it for only about $3 at my local Target!)  The cheerful colors... the slightly wonky design... it's perfect for my morning coffee.  Perhaps my first quilt will be an ode to this mug -- it would be lovely to work with these colors.

What ordinary object do you love?


  1. Ooh, I'm gonna have to go to Target and get that mug!

    I have a handkerchief that is printed with a Texas map that I'm over the moon for.

    1. Isn't is funny how we can be so attached to such things?! Hope you can find the mug!

  2. I too love my morning cup of coffee, and the three thousand that follow it throughout the day! I'm attached to my four cath kidstone mugs, not because they're Cath Kidstone so much as that they're BIG!

  3. I saw that same mug at Target a month ago and the first thing that popped in my head was "This would be a cool quilt."

    As for me, I guess my ode would be to a Fire King casserole dish of mine. The pattern is called "Candle Glow" and it's my all-time fave piece of vintage bakeware.