Saturday, January 3, 2015

Gimme A Cup

A couple of months ago I noticed the coffee mug I was drinking out of had an unattractive brown film on the inside.  A quick scrub of baking soda took care of the stain, but then I started thinking about how long I've had the mug.  That led to a general inventory of all the mugs. 

What I figured out was pretty amazing.  Several of the mugs came from events at Son Tony's high school....and this year he had his ten-year reunion!  Others had logos from companies Hubby Tony used to work at, or events he'd done in the distant past.  I decided to put new Fiestaware mugs on my Christmas list; they'd coordinate with the Fiesta plates and bowls I was gifted with several years ago.  If I was lucky I could kiss all the old mugs goodbye.

On Christmas Day I was thrilled to receive eight mugs, each a different color.  (None of them match the plates and bowls, which is the look I was going for.)  When I took the Christmas coffeeware out of the cabinet last night I replaced them with the new versions.  I kept three nice-looking newer mugs, and put the others in the donation pile.

Aren't they pretty?

Five years ago today: The Ninth Day of Christmas

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful! During the kitchen reno I got rid of all of our old and tired mugs, too.

    Love your fiesta ones!

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    1. Out with the old, in with the new (both outside AND inside the cabinets)!

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  2. I love these new mugs, they look like they actually hold a decent amount of coffee, unlike the ones which come with the plate sets I buy. I keep those ones for company and use my huge Grandmother mug. I love the colors of these as well, so pretty!

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year Kathy!

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    1. Our dishes came in sets, including the small (6 oz) cups, which rarely get used. The new ones are just the right size.

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  3. Fiesta gradually edged out the dinnerware in my sister's kitchen. Except the eclectic mug collection. You have inspired me.

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    1. If you do upgrade, hope you'll show pictures!

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  4. Lovely, are you sure they won't match those plates? I had a look, and it doesn't seem too bad.

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    1. I'm hoping to eventually have an eclectic collection of colors. As things break, I'll replace them with hues I don't have. The cups are a nice start.

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  5. I've always liked the idea of Fiestaware in different colors. Your table would look like a rainbow. I love the different colored mugs!

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    1. Yes, rainbow is the look I'm going for!

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  6. Love mugs, cups, glasses, plates, bowls, oh heavens, I fancy it all. Enjoy your new collection and have a Yummy New Year.

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    1. I'm planning to do a lot of eating (and drinking) this year :-)

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  7. Your new mugs are great!! Each time we've moved I have tried to pare down my collection but the problem is that so many of the mugs have some sort of sentimental value and I can't possible part with them! Happy New Year!!

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    1. The older I get the more sentiment means to me, but I'm trying to keep things that don't take up much room.

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  8. I gave away all the teacup size cups that came with our dinnerware since we tend to use mugs, no matter what. I do have a set of footed white mugs from the 70s that I use for nicer occasions. Your cups are so colorful. They'll help you wake up each morning.

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    1. I keep thinking I'll find a use for the small cups, so I'm reluctant to get rid of them.

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