Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday finds

As Thrifty Thursday usually happens on Friday, I'll change the title. Hence Friday Finds.
I bought this beauty about a month ago. So excited.

How many times did I try to bring a cuppa tea and a snack upstairs and balance it all with a project I had downstairs? Fight no longer. From what I can tell, it's handmade. The coaster is stuck to the tray. nice. I did break it a few days ago, but I have a husband who is a fixer. Double nice.

I also decided that I want to trade my boring Canadian Tire mugs (store in Canada) to pottery mugs. The wee one is for the Missy Moo. The others are not hand made, but I like 'em. Especially the one with the tea in it. Yes, my tea is usually that weak when I have orange pekoe. I like to bless the cup with the tea bag rather than have it steeping for hours.


While I'm on the tea mug thing, here's another score from a shop. Brand new in box..
JoeMo travel tea mug What's so special about it? Many things. It's a thermos, so I load it up, put the cover on and throw it in my bag. No more saving a hand to carry it. It stays hot. It's a bit of a con..it doesn't cool down. I'm used to preparing super hot tea and letting it cool down on the way to school. Then I enjoy it. With this mug, it doesn't cool down, so I have to wait longer. No biggie, just an adjustment. The drinking lid is a push down button so that you can drink it from any part, not just a hole in the edge. And the best part of all......it has a tea leaf basket! Since I buy flavoured tea as loose leaf tea, I can put the leaves in the basket, pour the water in, put the cover on and let it brew. Then dump the leaves when it is steeped. Bonus. I have to say.. it is THE best travel mug I have ever had. check it out.
Hmm, think I'll put the kettle on. Wanna cuppa?

cheers,
Amanda

3 comments:

TwigandToadstool said...

I've been wanting to ditch my Canadian tire mugs as well, (for some nice ceramic ones), I'm just waiting until the kids are a little older and I don't have to worry about breakage!
xo maureen

Sunshine Mama said...

What a stunning find! I love ceramic, but it's so expensive (though worth it!) and not that easy to find in my little town. But thrifting a piece like this would make it even better! The coaster being attached to the plate, now that's cleaver! I'm also in favor for ditching the Canadian Tire mugs :)

Stephanie

Rebecca said...

I'm always breaking things. Good to know that pottery can be fixed, though, 'cause I too LOVE pottery! What did your husband use to fix it?
Rebecca