Two of my major vices – drinking tea and buying mugs.
As vices go, they’re pretty tame I know, but it’s still getting slightly out of control – so much so that I’ve started to squirrel some of the old, lesser-favoured cups away just so I can squeeze a few more new ones into our cupboard. My husband’s in despair. But hey, it’s harmless, not bad for my health or really my bank balance, so I’m going with it.
I’m a pretty happy lady today, as I’ve been sent two beautiful new mugs for my collection from Keith Brymer Jones. He’s a Londoner who, apart from once fronting up a punk band, has lived and breathed pottery since he was a teenager.
He’s worked for Conran, Habitat, Laura Ashley and Heals, and now has his own range of gorgeous ceramics with simple, clean lines and a hand finished touch to each piece.
The signature bucket mugs are a great shape to hold in your hand – nice and big but delicate enough to look chic and stylish – and each has a word on the front in a typewriter-style font. Perfect for a writer like me who loves to drink copious amounts of tea! I’ve been browsing through the rest of the range, and also love the jugs and bowls in the word range – two of them say ‘porridge’ and ‘pudding’, another of my vices!
I’ve got a set of two ‘Love’ bucket mugs, worth £20, to give away and you can enter below. If you’d like to leave me a comment, why not tell me what your favourite hot drink is.