Now, if you know me outside the blogosphere, you’re well aware that I have a tendency to love the large coffee cups that I can wrap my hands around and get cozy with. Now, it sounds like a love affair, and in a strange way, it is. For me at least, coffee cups and mugs represent a time to relax and get cozy. They’re a moment in time where we can take a step back, enjoy something nice and warm and relaxing, and they’re a break from our crazy busy daily lives.
My mom and I always argue about this because she loves cups as well but she likes them pretty and meaningful, a little smaller too while i want something i can put both hands around and warm up. After all, my hands are almost always cold anyway. And I learned just not to get my mom cups for any form of gift.
Because of my…adoration for the cups, I have quite the collection now. Maybe about 10 or so in my apartment with a few more left at my parents’ house. Each one for me has a story or a different meaning so I don’t use all of them all the time. And of course, I have a few favourites that I use more often. But sometimes, you just need that one cup your boyfriend’s aunt got you for Christmas. Which are super fancy and dainty, I always feel like royalty internally when I drink out of them.
Now, how do I choose a cup? It’s really not all that hard, honestly. I usually go to places like Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, or Target for good quality ones. But there’s one from Ireland that’ll always hold a special place in my heart. It’s huge, has cherries on it, and has a saucer as well. My aunt got it for me for Christmas a few years ago and I’m obsessed. It’s one of three I always get compliments on.
But really, I like colourful mugs that are bright and inviting. Something I can cozy up with in a bay window while it rains outside. Or I can picture myself enjoying a brew with some friends over brunch. I go mostly off feeling more so than anything else. Sounds strange? Potentially. But it works for me. And I’ve got a pretty eclectic collection that I’ve gotten over the years. Each one with a story, a meaning, and a place in time for any occasion.