Welcome to another Designer Thursday
Today I am inspired by the rain, the rain that is pouring down outside my window as I type this, the rain that just won't stop.
On days like this I consume about twice the amount of tea, maybe that's why us Irish love our tea so much.
And like any good tea drinker I know that the enjoyment of a cup of tea greatly depends on what you are drinking it from. I am not a cup and saucer lady. I like my mugs, with nice comfortable handles and just big enough that you can savour the moment without the moment ending with a cold cup of tea.
This is an Irish truism.
"If the slightest problem arises,someone will inevitably offer you a mug of tea"
I have quite a collection of mugs. But there are still others I lust after.
I have always wanted a mug with a Rob Ryan, and then this Christmas I got one. Thank you!
And then I saw this beautiful and romantic (yes I just called a mug romantic) duo by him
"All of these words are worth less then the breath used to say them if we cannot be together"
This would make a really cool 9th wedding anniversary present, a twist on the traditional pottery gift.
One of my favourite mugs is my Penguin Classic mug which was produced by ArtMeetsMatter.
And I can still remember the day that the handle on my Beatrix Potter mug finally gave up the ghost. - on a complete aside; don't you just love that expression 'gave up the ghost'
And finally I leave you with my most recent purchase, the Bicycle Riders favourite tea, which I snapped up in a local shop.
I think I can still land my collection safely on the right side of obsession, but maybe I should change it up, I could start collecting tea pots next...
Tea mad and proud.