My Mug Shots (Coffee Mugs! Simmer Down.)

Did you honestly think they’d let someone like me even cross the prison threshold? Please.

My Mugs Shots. (Coffee Mugs! Simmer Down.)

Let’s talk about coffee mugs! Also known as, the cockcrow caffeine-carrying cauldron of cheer.

But I’m not dramatic about it or anything.

It all started, I want to saaay, two Mother’s Days ago. Aaron came home from work early on Friday afternoon to surprise me with the loveliest magazine, and a coffee mug. A stunning, off-white handmade coffee mug made from a small local company. I was so moved in that tiny moment, looking at this handcrafted art, that I decided to dedicate the rest of my life to seeking and collecting handmade cream coffee mugs from makers. Not factories. MAKERS. Real hands making real things at real shops. For real.

I’m gonna walk you through my seven mugs (one for each day of the week because I’m obnoxiously cheesy.), and introduce you to these incredibly talented makers! Obviously not sponsored, just featuring solely for the love.

(Also, sorry about my chipped nails. I seriously thought I painted them before taking these photos. I guess it slipped my mind. I have twin toddlers, did you know?)

PONY UP.

Convivial Mug

  1. The mug that started it all! Sadly, I don’t believe Convivial makes coffee mugs anymore, but they have a slew of beautiful home and garden beauties, so go cry your whole morning away, already. I haven’t met these ladies in person yet, but it’s sort of my life mission.

Mug from Brook Farm General Store

2. This was my second mug find! It’s from Brook Farm General Store (a psychotic obsession of mine), and I call it my cellulite mug. Bahaha. Not to be gross. (maybe) I just like the little dimples in it. It’s tall and sturdy. I love it so. (looks like they only have the gray right now. but I bet the cream comes back! also, be prepared to sob for hours when you see everything they have.)

Halston Mug from The Citizenry

3. Next came this for-sure fave. It’s from The Citizenry, (another serious problem for me), and gifted from my mom at Christmas. It’s delicate and chic. I love it so much that I even gave it to my bestie for her birthday earlier this year. It’s THAT GOOD. (I’m only seeing it in the navy and gray, but they’re the sweetest bunch of people, and really awesome about getting back to you when product comes back in stock! While you’re at it, go weep your week away looking at their site.)

Coffee Mug from Fine Life Co.

4. Ahhh this mug is everything! A stunner from Fine Life Co. (another wonderful problem in my life), it’s speckled, chunky and rustic. Just like my soul. It even has a matching spoon, so you’ll obviously need that, too. I have a few things from this shop, so prepare your eyes to bawl forever as you look around.

Ernest Mug from Mortar & Stone

5. This mug is semi-new to me, and I could not be more obsessed. Squatty but elegant, The Ernest comes from the beautiful shop Mortar and Stone (a rabbit hole of minimal ceramic bliss). The more I follow this shop on Instagram, and the more I check her site, the deeper I fall into PROBLEM TERRITORY. I’m so happy. (p.s. you’re about to wail your face off.)

Wake Mug by Sam Nichols Pottery

6. I’m completely losing it over this new-to-me mug. Speckled and delicate (and holds a lot of coffee, holla!), it’s called Wake Mug, and it’s from the insanely talented Samantha at Sam Nichols Pottery. I LOVE this one because of its unique shape, and giant handle. It’s soft, but with attitude, you know? Sam, will you adopt me?

Just kidding!

Will you?

Mug by Tracie Hervy

7) And my newest life love is this gorgeous mug from Tracie Hervy. WAAAAH. It’s like, a soup bowl of coffee. Coffee soup. I want to swim in it. Wheel-thrown stoneware, and so minimal in shape and color, it makes me so weepy. She has retailers all over the place, but also accepts direct orders. THE NICEST gal to talk with. I also want her to adopt me. Will you ask her?

My Mugs Shots. (Coffee Mugs! Simmer Down.)

And there we have it. Seven mugs for seven brothers. I mean mornings.

I adore these mugs so much because they all come from a story. A human. Hands! Well I mean, hands attached to the human. Not separate. That’s weird.

What I REALLY geek out over is finding similar looking mugs, all in the cream or off-white or oatmeal family. But each having their own cool characteristic, be it speckled or clean. Tall or short. Chunky or delicate. (like my soul.)

I’m basically a total freak about this and should be locked up forever.

My Mugs Shots. (Coffee Mugs! Simmer Down.)

Let’s get our jitter on.

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12 Responses to My Mug Shots (Coffee Mugs! Simmer Down.)

  1. brandy May 16, 2017 at 9:20 am #
    Bev, these are gorgeous. Such worthy vessels for that elixir of wakefulness! Thank you for sharing : )
  2. Arijana C. May 16, 2017 at 9:43 am #
    I heart coffee and mugs
  3. Sarah May 16, 2017 at 10:40 am #
    Love this. Fun and inspiring collection!
  4. Rachel May 16, 2017 at 10:53 am #
    I love your love of handmade pottery! What a beautiful collection you have going. This one might fit right in 😏 https://www.etsy.com/listing/529692707/ceramic-cup-mug-wheel-thrown-handmade?ref=shop_home_active_1
  5. Sam May 16, 2017 at 11:51 am #
    Bev, what a beautiful post! Your pictures are lovely and your words make me beam : )
    • Bev Weidner May 16, 2017 at 12:47 pm #
      Sam, I truly truly love the mug! Thank YOU.
  6. Rachel May 17, 2017 at 12:53 pm #
    LOVE this post so much, Bev!! These are all stunning. I looove how you're building this collection-- the best kind of mix and match. It's so wonderful that you're supporting these amazing makers-- you are helping them live their dream and that's pretty incredible. My husband and I have a little burgeoning glass blowing company, so I totally get it! (If you ever want to start a collection for your iced coffees or later-in-the-day beverages, hit us up, haha!) @terraneglass Xoxo!
  7. Aimee May 17, 2017 at 4:54 pm #
    Those mugs are gorgeous! I don't know how you limit it to just seven. I have, um, a few more than that.
  8. Klara Donovan May 18, 2017 at 9:35 am #
    Well thanks for inspiring a burning desire in me to start a new collection JUST LIKE YOURS. No really, thanks.
  9. Bet @ Bet On Dinner May 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm #
    Oh, my. I'm not even a coffee drinker, but these made my heart rate go up! (I do eat my ice cream from a mug, ostensibly for portion control, but my husband is a good man who can pack a lot of ice cream into one!)
  10. Erin May 20, 2017 at 1:34 pm #
    ...but do they suck the heat out of the cafe in a no time? I'm on the search for a cafe vessel that doesn't steal my steaming hot cafe from me before I can get through it.

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