Monday, August 13

Fab Five Mugs: Over Ten Pounds

It was only when I was drinking my Earl Grey from my current favourite mug the other day (a West Elm one picked up in the sale a few weeks ago and sadly no longer available, damn it!), that I realised that they they're a pretty particular and personal thing.

My perfect mug, might not be yours, and yours might not be mine.

I once had the father of a friend of Edie's ask for his tea not to be made in the mug I was about to use because he liked them to be white inside (I know). In hindsight, I do actually get that. And I hated those mugs anyway, so....

Anyway, as promised, following on from my current favourite mugs for ten pounds and under, here's my round up of the best five mugs currently available at over ten pounds. It's a bit of a splurge if you want a set of six matching ones (or an actual investment if you like a particular one!), not so much if not. And given, as I said in my last post that you use them every day at least once, if not constantly, I put them in the important purchases category.

Remember, one persons splurge, is another's affordable, which is why I generally try to avoid using that terminology - we're all working to different budgets.

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1. Halycon Days Tiger Mug £35 - Harrods *

2. Emma Lacey Everyday Mug £36 - The Conran Shop *

3. Hay Wood Mug £15 - Liberty *

4. Pink Landcape Mug £25 - Reiko Kaneko

5. Gucci Lion Print Hand Mug £225 - Matches *

I know, I know, £225 is quite a lot for a mug, but LOOK AT IT! It's gorgeous! It has a lid! With a hand on it! Just don't smash it okay? And if you buy one/some, can you invite me over for tea? I'll bring the cake...

Friday, August 10

Fab Five: Mugs For Ten Pounds & Under

Mugs are a peculiarly personal thing, don't you think? Well perhaps not so peculiar, given that if you're a hot drink drinker, you probably use a mug anywhere from once a day, to constantly, all day, every day. So understandably, they need to work for you.

Most people definitely have preferences as to size, shape, colour and feel - right down the the thickness and curve of the handle. And yes, it's probably a sign of age when you start to care about these things. I've gathered five favourites that are catching my eye at the moment. A rather eclectic mix I admit, but actually this is quite a good reflection of my taste in general - forever torn between classic and grown-up, but unable to resist a bit of girly fun. Different mugs, for different moods!

I'm keeping the price to ten pounds and under for this round-up, and on Monday there's a second round-up of mugs for over ten pounds, because there are some beauties available at all price points that I feel I need to share.

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French For Pineapple Blog - Fab Five Mugs Ten Pounds And Under

1. Praline Straight Mug £9 - Denby *

2. David Shrigley Poodle Mug  £10 - Tate Shop

3. Salt Mug by Broste £10 - Selfridges *

4. Stoneware Mug £6.99 - H&M *

5. Sunset Stackable Mug in Pink (also available in Blue) £10 - West Elm *

Pop back on Monday for my ten pounds and over round-up - expect another mix of grown-up, and er, not so grown up.
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