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Listography – mugs

I hadn’t planned to join up with the listography this week but this topic is right up my street, or to be more exact the lady of the manors. She is obsessed with mugs and despite my protests new ones seem to appear at regular intervals. So I have just popped next door to snap my personal favourites from the cupboard, of course even though we have this massive collection of china the lady of the manor uses only 1 almost exclusively.


  1. Firstly my favourite and the one I am using right now for a nice cup of Earl Grey. This one appeared in our kitchen while we were away on holiday courtesy of my mum (see what I have to contend with?). A charity shop find no less and a fine one at that as its a John Lewis mug.
  2. This one has a lot of sentimental value, it’s from Tintagel pottery in Cornwall. Tintagel was where I proposed to the current lady of the manor you see. She can never resist stopping off at small potteries and we spotted this one on the drive home after the question was asked. We also have a matching tea pot 🙂
  3. Ok, so not technically a mug but I do enjoy a cup of espresso and this is my favourite one for those afternoons of working from home when a little kick is needed.
  4. The 4th in this little selection is my go to mug when I’ve got a caffietiere on the go. Another local pottery purchase, this time from Port Isaac a couple of years ago when on holiday with a 8 week old Bracken. Turns out holidaying with a very cute puppy means a lot of people want to say hello to you.
  5. Finally is this monster cup, the perfect one for a hot chocolate 🙂

Oh and in case you’re interested, here’s the full collection;



  1. I love the look of that bunch top right!

  2. £7 for Wedgewood? That’s amazing. Very brave of you to reveal your entire cupboard. Have you ever been to Portmeirion? I believe it’s fab for pottery. We’re planning a visit in July when we’re home for the holidays.

  3. I must say that I rather like the look of that candy-striped mug in the cupboard shot.

  4. Think the stripper one is my favourite! I suddenly feel like I don’t have enough mugs 🙂

  5. I love that you have mugs that you have picked up from your travels. And I have to say too that your Wedgewood collection looks fabulous – serious crockery envy going on here 🙂

  6. The pottery ones are fab. Loving the look of that cupboard!

  7. Sarah Mac - People Don't Eat Enough Fudge

    February 13, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    That look just like my cupboard! I love the last cup and saucer, a real comfort cup 🙂

  8. I have cupboard envy. Love how that looks. Love no2 but am guessing that you don’t like to use that one too often for fear that it will get broken.

  9. Loving all the colour! The red and orange stripey one is my favourite 🙂

  10. Ooh great to see inside a cupboard. I’m so nosy!

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