Unique mugs and drinking vessels are fun to collect and use. They can be purchased for modest sums at touristy areas and even thrift stores. I can’t resist them. They also can serve as attractive containers for small floral arrangements.
The other day, a decorative mug with a stylized squirrel handle had to come home with me. It only cost 25-cents, why not? Even though the glaze is heavily crazed and shouldn’t be used to hold a drink, it’s perfect for a small project. The solo magnolia is surrounded by different types of fill flowers for a seasonal look.
The San Francisco mug is not microwaveable, so I never use it for coffee. Why not use it for a trio of poppies? All the elements are plants that can be cultivated in the Bay Area.
Strictly speaking the Tiki tumbler is not a mug, but it is a souvenir drinking vessel. This one is labeled “Germain’s Luau Hawaii”. It’s perfect for a tropical themed collection of floral elements.
The Blue Jay of Happiness quotes beat poet Gary Snyder. “There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea.”