Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Real*Love, Etsy edition, part two!

Okay, so as I mentioned before, I wrecked all my dishes. Now, at first I thought my favorite coffee mugs (Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sesame Street and Love Is...) had miraculously been spared from this disaster.

Nope.  Not the case.

So now I have been searching, on Etsy, for the "ultimate" set of mugs.  I only want two, but they should be adorable, totally "me", and oversized.  (Because who likes to drink tiny cups of anything?  Get real.)

Here are some I have found that I like but am not 100% sure about just yet...

I think these are super adorable, and I love the speckled stoneware look.  It reminds me of diner coffee cups, which I also love.  The only downside is that they're really teeny.  Better for espresso, but I had something bigger in mind...

These are also adorable, but I looked really closely at them and decided they looked too 'handmade'.  I know, it's a silly thing to be picky about when I'm shopping from a handmade website, right?  But I never said I was logical...

I am a kid at heart in that I love swings.  And I am also a worrier at heart (duh, everyone who reads my blog is saying...!) so I do need an occasional reminder to think happy thoughts.  But this for some reason seems more like the type of mug that would grace a cubicle, rather than a kitchen...

These mugs are my favorite so far--they're haiku's written by the artist, inspired by tea and jazz.  Each mug is named after a jazz or blues singer: Ella, Etta, Billie, Lena, Dinah.  I like ALL of the haiku's, so I'd have a hard time picking a favorite.  (Although my first choices were Ella and Billie...they're all kind of...well, steamy, no pun intended.)

I think I'd be most likely to purchase these mugs, but I'm a little put off that they're only 8 oz.  They look bigger!

Simple, yet accurate.  And at 11 oz, now we're talking!  But it's not exactly what I had in mind for a set of mugs.  A mug I use only when writing?  Absolutely.

I'm still searching...let me know if you find anything good!

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