In Mourning And Searching For A New Mug

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Anybody who knows me, knows that I am a big tea drinker.  If I don’t get my cuppa in the morning, whoa buddy you better watch out.  I am NOT A NICE PERSON.  I usually have another in the afternoon and sometimes a third in the evening.  I like my tea.  I have a favorite tea mug, one I made at the paint your own pottery place back in grad school.  It’s perfect.  16 ounces.  Holds the full contents of my teapot for one, with room for my half and half.  It’s red, with a hand painted teabag and a note that says “Enjoy life sip by sip, not gulp by gulp.”

I broke it this morning.

Not like, full on shattered, but a big chunk out (that’s missing, so I can’t just glue it back).  After spilling the kitchen trash all over the floor and myself (don’t ask), this pretty well just made me want to sit down and cry.  Well, after the urge to hurl things against a wall.  The garbage fiasco left me supremely grumpy.

So I’ve been prowling around the interwebz this morning.  Cafepress’s large mugs are too small.  Zazzle’s are too big.  And both are boring and straight and white, despite some cute and/or funny slogans and stuff.  Etsy has some nice stoneware stuff (and a bunch of tea mug cozies that are flipping adorable and I wants one), but nothing that jumped up and said “Buy me.”  I really want to make a new one.  I’ve actually wanted to make another for a while, as there have been little chips in the glaze for years, but our pottery place hasn’t had the right size.  They’ve just had the too small and the ridonculous.  But they open at ten, so I’m going to call and ask, and if they don’t have something, see if they’ll order me what I want.

If I DO get to make a new one, I think I’ll go with a new tea quote and design, but I’m not sure what.

So hit me with your best quotes about tea!

And if you don’t have any quotes, link me to your favorite 16 ounce mug.

Kait Nolan

Kait Nolan is stuck in an office all day, sometimes juggling all three of her jobs at once with the skill of a trained bear—sometimes with a similar temperament. After hours, she uses her powers for good, creating escapist fiction. This Mississippi native has something for everyone, from short and sweet to Southern contemporary romance to action-packed paranormal—all featuring heroes you’d want to sweep you off your feet and rescue you from work-day drudgery. When not working or writing, Kait’s hanging out in her kitchen cooking and wishing life were a Broadway musical.

10 thoughts on “In Mourning And Searching For A New Mug”

  1. Stacey Joy Netzel - April 25, 2013 9:18 am

    Fellow tea drinker who totally understands your sorrow and grief. I would be so sad if something happened to my 16oz Tigger mug (knock on wood). I got it at the RWA conference in Orlando a few years ago.

    Not too long ago I found a nice 16ozer at Barnes and Noble’s Starbucks for a gift…Perfect size and shape, and it says “Shh! I’m reading.” So maybe you can check online at BN or Starbucks? Either way–good luck!

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  2. Diana Beebe - April 25, 2013 9:20 am

    I feel for you! My condolenses for the mug loss. I recently broke one of our favorite glasses. :-( Good luck on your search for a new one.

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  3. Piper Bayard - April 25, 2013 9:21 am

    I share your pain, Kait! I am very fussy about my mug. I made a matched set for my hubby and me, and mine got broken after a year. No other mug was quite so satisfactory. Too thick, wrong shape, too small, no personal connection, etc. Finally, I found a perfect mug. But it was in my daughter’s favorite color. She appropriates everything lime green. So I gave it to her for her birthday and then promptly borrowed it. At 15, she understands that part of the reason it’s so special to me is because it is hers. Being very careful with it.

    So sorry for your loss. Good luck finding a new “friend.”

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  4. Lauralynn Elliott - April 25, 2013 12:19 pm

    I wish I could think of a clever quote, but everything I think of sounds completely corny. LOL

    Hey, have you looked at some of the swag sites where you could have one of your book covers put on a mug? Maybe it would give you a little inspiration while you’re drinking your tea. :)

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  5. tmycann - April 25, 2013 12:36 pm

    The best quote I know for tea is in German: “Abwarten und Tee trinken.” Approximately… Sit back and enjoy your tea while you wait out whatever issue has your panties in a twist… 😉

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  6. Nancy Henderson - April 25, 2013 5:33 pm

    It sucks breaking your fave mug. I broke my favorite kitty mug a year ago and am still mourning it’s loss!

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  7. denizb33 - April 26, 2013 11:00 am

    hey where’d my comment go?

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  8. denizb33 - April 26, 2013 11:01 am

    Is it cos I’m trying to put a link? I’d linked to my favourite mug, on my e-is-for-eat-drink-and-be-merry post
    And quoted Lewis: “you can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me”

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  9. Wulfie - May 4, 2013 5:19 pm

    You gave me an ear worm of Pat Benetar. Thanks so much. Not.

    Hit me with your best mug…..ok, I’ll stop. You’re fault.

    I actually read this before I went to the beginning and ended up…um…here. (ow) Now I need a mug and I’m thinking about a Supernatural one. http://tinyurl.com/d42dyeg

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