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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Come In From The Cold and Grab A Mug

Finally Friday has arrived at the home place.  And I am welcoming it in with open arms.  Another busy week has come and gone.  Don't ask what I accomplished,,, let's just say I survived!! And welcome March.  I hope you bring us warmer temps and sunshine.  It is sunny here today, but COLD and we are in store for a cold weekend.  The weather forcast is calling for snow flurries AGAIN,,, {we have yet to have any when forcasted} but we will see.  Not getting excited at all. 

I have the crockpot all ready for a roast to go in and I hope to snuggle in this weekend and do nothing.  Hee,hee, Sounds like the busy week I just finished.  Mr. P  will be back at Holly's working on the playhouse for Darbee Rae and at some point I will take the roast and we will have supper together after Mr. P. is finished for the day. 

Today I am doing a post a little late.  I had joined in Cindi's a Whole lotta love earlier in Feb. but came down with the crud and never got to finish.  One of my dear loves are my coffee mugs/cups.  Yep, I have always been on the look out for a cute coffee mug. Do you like coffee mugs?  I have my Daddy's coffee cup and the cereal bowl he always poured the coffee in to let it cool.  I wonder if anyone still does that? I cherish that cup.

One of my most favorite mugs is not because of what it is, but of the memories it brings when I use it.  As  most of you know Mr. P. ocasssionally has to go on the road for his job.  Well the first time he had to do that was to Nashville, TN.  He was there for over a month.  About half way thru the job, he came home and Holly and I went back with him.  On the way up, we stopped at a flea market and I got two of these mugs.  Yes,, a long time ago, and sunflowers was the rage then.  Everytime I use the cup it brings back memories of that trip. 

I love redware, but there are no sources around here to buy it.  Two of these mugs came from The Speckled Hen in Clinton , TN.  Meeting blogging friends and then on to the Mountains on Girl's Trips  make me think back to the days I got these special mugs.  Need one more, but they didn't have a cup when I was there in February.  Maybe next time.
However on this trip, I did find this mug.  Thought it was cute and I love saltbox houses.
We all know crows just speak Primitive.  Picked this one up on an outing and I love it.
This little yelloware mug is a little small.  Love it, but I use it only for hot chocolate.  Gota have more coffee than it will hold.  {smile}
I love penny rugs and mats.  When I saw this mug, it just reminded me of those wool circles.  What do you think?
We all love sheep, right?  Another favorite.  I love the shape of  this one.
These are heavy, mugs and they hold lots.  I have several bowls and dishes that match these mugs.
I love mornings when all is well with my family and my friends.  When I can drink my coffee, content and happy.  This mug fits that mood just perfectly.
Most of my favorite seasonal mugs are stored away with decorations for that season.  However my favorite valentine mugs stay in the cabinet all year.  I love hearts and they don't have to be just for Valentine's right.  After all we all have hearts .  What keeps us going.  I try and wake each morning with a Happy Heart.
This is more of a fall mug.  It is pottery and I just fell in love with it when I saw it.  So it stays out as well.  The scene on there makes me wish I was there.
And this one I use all the time as well.  I purchased it for the fourth of July.  This mug has memories attatched to it as well.  Holly was in the National 4H Shooting Sports Competetion and we were out in Kansas for that.  We happened upon a little barn like shop and I found this mug in there.  Wow,,,, that was too many years ago to think about.  Been a good mug, huh?
Well, that is just a few of my favorite mugs that hang out in my mug cabinets in the kitchen.  Mr. P is so funny.  If he starts to bring me coffee on the weekend, he has learned to ask,, "What mug do you want it in?"  How do you choose your favorite mug?  Mine has to feel good when I hold it in my hand.  There is just a feel to that special mug.  And I pick my mug according to my mood.  Yes, I am for real.  I love to feel good about what I drink my coffee from. 
 You can have your pick .  I love to share my mugs with my friends who come to chat and have a cup of coffee.   Hope you all have a fun and blessed weekend.  Stay warm if you are still having winter weather in your area and be safe.  We will visit again soon.
Until then....


  1. Cute mugs! You are lucky it is sunny there. Here in Rome it gray- ugly. I didn't know your daughter's name was Holly- guess what my only daughter's name is? But we spell it with an ie (but we have 2 sons as well) and one sweet granddaughter. Was your DD born at Christmas? : ) Angela

  2. You have so many nice ones! I love different mugs too, I always think my coffee will taste better in a cute mug!

  3. I have the same couple of mugs that I use over and over, but I'm liking the idea of a special mug for each season/holiday! That may be the next search I begin.... for a mug of the month!! You have some really lovely ones... TFS.

  4. I love the one with the sheep and the one with the prim landscape...I understand...I have a few fave mugs...I just have to have them when I drink my coffee...I only drink coffee in the morning...Can you believe this weather.. March is roaring in like a lion, for sure. Happy weekend...enjoy doing nothing...and that yummy roast. Stay warm and relax...Blessings!

  5. Evening, what great mugs Angela....I love them all, Francine.

  6. What a great collection and I KNOW what you mean about choose the right mug! Enjoy, Dawn

  7. You have some great looking mugs there! What a fun collection! Enjoy your weekend:)

  8. Wow you have a great mug collection Angela. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite they are all so pretty.


  9. Your mugs are pretty special. I love the one with the sheep. And I agree ...it should feel right in your hand. The sunglowers are pretty in the tin can.

    Enjoy the weekend....soon it will be spring!


  10. missed you, hope you're feeling great now!
    would love to share a mug of cocoa with you, it's very cold here tonight.
    hugs to a great weekend, and one sent to your little MS. D.!

  11. Well my favorites are the redware. I love the feel of redware in my hands. I sent word yesterday she needs to order more redware mugs.lol I have enjoyed my cuppa and hope you have a wonderful weekend. I am running out of blogging stuff!lol

  12. I just love this post. My best friend and I just had a conversation about her mugs. I will send her the link to your blog. She will love this!

  13. Love your Mug collection. So Beautiful.
    Have a wonderful weekend!


  14. Angela,

    You have a wonderful collection of mugs....It would be hard for me to pick a favorite! I love them all. I like that most of them are large too! :) I really love the redware ones and the simplicity one!

    Stay warm and have a great weekend!

  15. What fond memories of your coffee mugs. I have one my grand Mikayla gave me that says Number 1 gramma with bunnies on it. I cherish that one! Hope you get your snow. It snowed here most of the day. Janice

  16. Hello Angela, I am a new follower. Love all your mugs.
    I have quite a few myself.