For instance, this one makes me SO happy. I bought this one from Starbucks when we were living for a few months in an unfurnished apartment while waiting for our house to be finished. We didn't have a microwave...and I hadn't thought about bringing my teakettle along, so I boiled water in a small saucepan (borrowed from a friend) every morning and afternoon for my cup of tea.
Day 9: faceless self-portrait
And this mug (my ONE mug) made me smile...despite the "inconveniences" of those couple months. And looking back on them? They were wonderful months. When I use this mug, it reminds me of what simple joys I came to know during those months when I realized how very little we actually need.
(couldn't decide which picture I liked better...)
Usually, this cup holds Earl Grey, my most favorite and everyday tea. This day however, it holds cafe au lait...which I've been making at home lately after reminiscing of my cup in Savannah a few days ago!
Here's how I make mine...so very easy.
Cafe Au Lait
8 oz. steamed milk
8 oz. hot coffee (regular or decaf, depending on the time of day. I'm not "allowed" regular after a certain point in the afternoon. It doesn't help my night-owl tendencies!
1 Tbsp. sugar in the raw
I pour both steamed milk and hot coffee together in a ceramic coffee pot/tea pot, stirring a bit. After pouring into my mug, I stir about 1/2 Tbsp. sugar into my cup. This recipe fills that mug above twice! :)
Do you have a favorite teacup or mug? What fills it most often? I'd love to hear your stories!