I don’t know what it is about cups, but for some reason I have hundreds of them. I’m not talking about regular every day drinking cups… I’m talking water bottles & coffee mugs. Let’s save the water bottle discussion for another day as that collection is growing but it is not quite as big as my coffee mug collection.
For some reason I feel the need to blame a trip to Seattle back in 2009 for my discovery of coffee mugs. Up until this point my only “unique” coffee mugs were two giant mugs from Disney World. The rest of my collection nicely matched my dishes and I was completely okay with that. My cousin and I wandered throughout the city of Seattle and I bought a travel Starbucks mug from the original pikes place shop. From there the collection only expanded.
While some of my coffee mugs come from traveling, a lot of them are simply because I like a quote or a saying on them. Some of the mugs came as gifts from friends and some just have great memories associated with them.
Each Saturday & Sunday when I sit down to enjoy my coffee (currently I’m obsessed with the Chocolate Glazed Donut) I pick out a different coffee mug. Not only do I get to enjoy a nice little caffeine boost, I also get to think of the fun times that came with the coffee mug.
My Disney coffee mugs remind me of two separate fun trips to Florida with my family. My knitting coffee mug reminds me of the 4 years straight that my friends and I skipped out of work on a Friday to visit Stitches Midwest. Hiding in the back is a coffee mug from my trip to visit a good friend in Boston, we ventured out to see where Cheers was filmed.
Even the Christmas mugs get to come out after Thanksgiving. Each year my husband I set a goal of finding new “Ugly” Christmas sweaters. I was so excited last year to find a Christmas sweater coffee mug on clearance at Hobby Lobby.
The obsession doesn’t stop at home. My desk at work hides three more of my coffee mugs. One with my favorite quote, another as a daily reminder of our recent trip to Las Vegas & a present from a friend to remind me to be awesome.
It seems like something small, but I love how each coffee mug is special in it’s own little way. Each one carries a memory or an inside joke. It is a nice way to start each day, especially on the days when the caffeine can’t kick in fast enough.
In honor of our desperate need for caffeine on a Monday, I’m linking up with Bain, Erika, Briana (Caffeine & The Athlete), Laura, Kay (Coffee & Your Health), Jessica (Monday Morning Coffee Talk), Marcia, Emily, Coco, Smitha, Tina, Cori (Cori’s Coffee Rant) & Jindy!
Do you have a favorite coffee mug? What makes it so special?