Humor me and my long-windedness for just a moment... There are some fantastic pictures at the bottom of this post.
(yes Mr. Spellcheck, I realize long-windedness isn't a word)
The morning I had my last Tuesday Cup of Cheer entry scheduled to post (I can't believe I didn't know about scheduled posts before), I went into work to find another Ale-8 waiting for me in the fridge at work. Attached was a post-it note telling me that I was appreciated and to have a good day. I truly have the best coworker!
That evening I tried to imagine what a cup of cheer might look like.
I realized that besides a can of diet coke (which has its own wonderful little package), the best cup of cheer I could ever ask for is coffee, with 2% milk, and Splenda. I'm a simple gal.
That led me to think about the drab, sad, pitiful coffee cups I've been drinking out of since we got married. BORING! I won't even post a picture. They are truly that sad.
Which led me to think how nice it would be to have a fabulous little coffee cup. We coffee-lovers LOVE our coffee. Why not love our coffee cups with the same passion?
So...I went in search of some coffee cups to love. Here are my favorites from Etsy:
This mug is called Indy Hippy Happy Flowers Mug. What could be more cheerful than that? Beyond all of my mommy/wife/daughter/teacher duties, there is a little hippie that lives deep down inside me. When I was in school, my notebooks were covered in flower doodles something like this (although messier and less refined!). Lorrie of LennyMud has a myriad of cups and other functional pottery pieces in her Etsy shop. The humor in her pieces struck me immediately, and I dare you to take a look through her shop without having a good laugh!
This mug reminds me that typewriters, in all their glorious
vintage-ness, are almost extinct. I love the nod that Sarah has given to days gone by with this print! I was one of the last classes in my high school that learned to type on a typewriter (remember those little whiteout papers?). Sarah has a great blog over at craftyFOLK and I'm excited to read that she is in the process of turning this into fabric!!
I asked Outi if I could post her mug here because I know there are days I need this moral boost in the morning. If you're a mom, you know exactly what I'm talking about! She is a super talented artist, and her blog is total eye candy! You can find her shop on Etsy here. She has all kinds of beautiful pottery and original paintings.