Sunday, June 21, 2009

Mug Monday




Valerie of AcornMoon and Pat of Weaver of Grass
are hosting a Monday roundup of favorite mugs.
Awfully hard to photograph a mug.
Above: the mug I actually drink my tea out of.



This is a picture of a mug which haunts me.
Courtesy of Google Images.

Tragic Mug Haiku

Coronation Day
they gave me a mug alas
dropped the same day


ps: all my friends did not break their mugs, and were forced to drink milk out of them every day.



33 comments:

  1. Your coronation mug haiku is too funny. Was drinking milk considered to be a torture then? My children drank theirs from Beatrix Potter, but gave the habit up quite early.

    Very nice picture of your favourite. You negotiated the technicalities most masterfully.

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  2. Your favourite mug is lovely. My mug-of-the-moment is my Cheshire Cat mug. I still enjoy watching the cat appear and disappear, although I've had the mug for a month or more.

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  3. Your mug looks inviting. Mine is bland and scratched but retains heat, which is why I love it. I'm going to join in on 'Mug Monday'. Now I will have something to do today - mug shots.
    Catherine

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  4. Your tea mug matches that glorious cereal bowl!

    I have a collection of royalty commemorative mugs. I should post them for tomorrow. You're right. Mugs are hard to photograph. Good job!

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  5. I have a royal mug with a tragic story too. I'll be posting my mugs tomorrow too...

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  6. Did you cry? Poor thing, fancy breaking it the same day?!

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  7. I photographed two mugs. And yes you are correct. They are very hard to photograph.

    I would drink and drink from your lovely black and white one.

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  8. We had milk and graham crackers for a snack in kindergarten, but we drank the milk out of cartons with a straw.

    No doubt because too many mugs would have gotten dropped and broken!

    I love the haiku.

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  9. I have loads of mugs, but only drink from three of them!

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  10. Lovely haiku. WHAT a sad tale, though. Greetings from Swansea, Wales, UK.

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  11. I agree with you, taking a good photo of a mug is difficult but I think that yours came out very well.

    I like your everyday mug, it looks both rustic and elegant at the same time.

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  12. Was interested in the comment from Bee. One of my fears when I began school way back in the 1960s was that I would be made to drink milk! I loved the little bottles which were provided from the dairy, but much preferred my orange juice.

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  13. Once again I enjoyed your "Mug Monday" post.
    I wasn't sure if I would get my "mug" done in time but its ready for its debut.

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  14. Good morning, Early Bird! :-)

    I imagine you sipping tea from your beautiful mug. Mine will have to wait. I took a bad spill on Saturday and had to postpone an overnight trip. Will be back on Wednesday!

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  15. At the risk of sounding a mite 'precious', I prefer a china cup and saucer - I think tea tastes better like that and I love my cuppa

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  16. Ohhhh! You broke your mug after receiving it? That's too bad. Or maybe not. ;-)

    I like your mug in the top photo. Very nice.

    Paz

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  17. Funny mug story & haiku, Elizabeth... hahaha...very pretty mugs though! And lovely photos... Happy Day ((HUGS))

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  18. This is a delightful display! I have a coronation mug put away somewhere. I will have to get it out and put some milk in it...... and perhaps some tea or coffee. I enjoyed your haiku. Thank you for the visit.

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  19. Your transferware mug has a great color combination - charming!

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  20. Oh! How sad! (and yet how funny!)

    Your favourite mug is lovely and so pristine.

    Kat

    P.S. I've joined in and posted a haiku too!

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  21. Hello Elizabeth,

    I do like both of your mugs, and also the haiku.

    This theme is quite fun to explore, isn't it?

    xo

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  22. I love different mugs, and the memories they hold :-)

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  23. Nice mugs! Mine are not fancy. But yours are - fab!

    reyasdottir@verizon.net. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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  24. I especially like your favorite tea mug...lovely scene painted on it.

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  25. Oh I love your coronation mug haiku! I, alas, lost my mug, but it was fun to see the very prim head shot of HM that was chosen for those mugs! I remember having to drink milk from a third of a pint glass container. We had to remove the silver paper caps and drink with little straws. This was in the 1940s though and it was the first time I had ever had fresh cow's milk. Evaporated milk was all I had known until then. I am also British born but have lived on the west coast of the US since 1965. I don't remember British people drinking milk like folks do here in the US. It was a condiment for tea as I recall!

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  26. Love that sepia print on your mug Elizabeth. I had forgotten about Coronation mugs - David has a collection of those - loved the haiku!

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  27. You have photographed your mug beautifully. It looks like it would hold a good cup of coffee or tea. What a shame about the other mug. I bet you said some naughty words...ha ha.

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  28. Lovely mug. I love the haiku too!

    Great idea to have Mug Monday, I've really enjoyed participating!

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  29. A Tragic mug ~
    and even a mug of your teatime mug.
    Both you have photographed well.

    Are you at all attached to your tea mug?
    Once I was very sad when my special coffee mug broke!

    Hi to all the guys in your life!

    xox
    Constance

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  30. That coronation mug and the mug haiku left me with a smile. I had a chipped mug once that I couldn't part with...it reminded me of my grandma and how she always used to tell me...it's not the mug that matters, it's that milk that will make you grow...sigh...yet I still hate it.

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  31. Oh! Yes

    I have a number of comemorative mugs.

    We hear the weather has been cold and wet over there. Moving into a heatwave here.

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I look forward to hearing from you!