I have never considered myself a mug collector. At least I don’t try to be. I have standard white mugs that we use when I have girls over for coffee but you know how life is. You pick mugs up. When I saw Mom Spark’s post on the origin of her mugs it made me reflect on mine.
This is my oldest mug. I got it for my 14th birthday. 1 of my dear childhood friends and locker mate, Susan McNeil, had left it in our locker with a birthday card. It totally threw me off from the fact that she and a few other friends were throwing me a party at lunch. That was my last surprise party until last year;).
This was the mug that my husband got as a graduation present from SWE (Society of Women Engineers) which he was a member of that year. Now that may have had something to do with the fact that it was a)the year we dated and b) my friend Kathy (who was President) said it was a prereq to dating me. He was given that at the pizza party where we honored the graduates and ushered in the new officers. I went from Treasurer to President;). By the way, Kathy also maintains that it was belonging to SWE that got him Dean’s Medal of Engineering;).
These are the mugs NerdDad and I got when we had our first child. NerdDad got his from his brother Mike. It was the mug Mike got with his first child! Mine was part of a mommy gift from my friend Carrie. It came with tea and chocolate and other girlie stuff!
Ahh, the Pelco mugs! NerdDad got 1 when he started working there. He then got the big blue one for his 1 year anniversary. I then took it over. I mean, look at how big it is! And NerdDad doesn’t even drink coffee or tea!
Last but not least! I am not a big one on play dishes. So I got these super cute plastic cups for my kids! They are the perfect size for cups of cocoa or tea for little hands. But, there weren’t any boy ones. So I just give the boys the ones with frogs on them;).
So that is my mug collection. Do you have any special mugs? Or any dishes for that matter?