Sunday, February 22, 2009

MUG SHOTS

Just where in tarnation did the idea of a 6-ounce cup of coffee come from, anyway? All of my mugs hold 10 - 12 ounces. This is what 6-oz. looks like in my mug. Now, I know in previous generations drinking coffee wasn't the past-time it is today, but you'd think American coffee and coffee-maker companies would get up to speed and make larger machines or something!

Here are some coffee cups I have in the kitchen, all vintage except for the first set - which are a Johnson Bros. 'Friendly Village' and a Villeroy & Boch 'Petite Fleur'.
This quail one says Made in England and holds 12 ounces - must be a "breakfast cup". The restaurant mug holds 8 ounces and is stamped VICTOR.
These are Anchor Hocking "Termocrise" cherry glass mugs.
This last one is Mason's of England "Fruit Basket". Mason's has many wonderful patterns. I thought it unusual that it comes in black. We keep the cat toys in it!

5 comments:

Kate in NJ said...

I LOVE those cherry mugs!
They would be perfect in my kitchen.
I may post a photo of some of my faves this week.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a cute title for this post! So witty! You have such pretty mugs, but I really love those cherry mugs. laurie

♥ Kathy said...

I love coffee cups and have what's starting to be a big collection :) Yours are so pretty! And I agree about the amount of coffee that the machines make..that's like buns coming in a pack of 10 and hot dogs in a pack of 8. They should coordinate with each other!

Priscila said...

cute cherry mugs!!!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Hilarious!



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