There has been quite a lot of positive response to some of my previous posts entitled, The Inadvertent Collection. I think its popularity resides in the fact that a lot of us have these collections, whether we know it or not. Since I wrote that initial post, I have found many of these collections in my house. The post has definitely changed the way I look at my stuff.
Today’s inadvertently collected object is the coffee mug. My cupboards seem to be bursting with coffee mugs. Where did the all come from? Some were bought to drink out of. Some came in sets of dishes, and due to their small size, or less than desirable design, were consigned to the back of the cupboard, or to the cupboard above the refrigerator.
More than a few are souvenirs from trips I or family and friends took. It seems that whenever people go away they think the perfect gift is a mug. It’s easy to see why they got that impression. The whole tourism industry tells them this when they enter a gift shop.
|classic throwback design|
Of course, I need some to honour my favourite hockey team. Sports devotion and coffee go hand in hand. On those warm summer mornings I have to be reminded that my team will take the ice in a few short months. (The irony that this year, these things did not happen is complimented nicely by the bitter taste of the coffee.)
|Sports and other|
My sister doesn’t share the same fate as me. She has few coffee mugs, despite having the same channels of acquisition that I do. The truth is, she gets as many cups as I do, but is able to keep her supply limited by breaking them frequently. I guess it is a fair solution to the problem.