Listography – Top 5 Mugs

Kate over at Kate Takes 5 has challenged us this week to take snaps of mugs (I’m assuming our ‘top’ 5). She doesn’t think she will get many sign ups this week but when I saw this one I was looking forward to it – for one mug in particular – so I’m going to do my list in reverse order today. Ps. Mugs in my house aren’t just for drinking from.

5. Big Mug Trio

These huge mugs are not used for drinking but for scoffing from, things like ice-cream, angel delight, melted chocolate (they are fully microwaveable), crisps, cereal etc fit in these perfectly. As an OT, the green one is my fave.

4. Tall Tigger Mug

The wonderful thing about this Tigger Mug is that it is tall but not too wide so perfect when you want just a little bit more tea than a normal mug allows for.

3. The Truth is GHDs rock and deserve their own mug!!

I have two X-Files mugs from my ‘mad about the X-Files’ stage (I still love it but it’s not on anymore) – one is on what I like to call (nod to Miranda) ‘general rotation’ for regular drinkage the other is home to my GHD straighteners – the best tools a girl could have, but also the hottest so using a mug to hold them works on a safety level.

2. My ‘Go To’ Chunky Spotty Mug

I don’t really know what is so special about this mug but it is my go to mug, especially for hot chocolate. It’s nice and chunky so gives you a little more of what you like. I don’t know why but I seem to feel a little possessive of this mug in particular getting a bit fidgety when someone else uses it.

In fact I decided on snapping this mug to try myself a little hot drink experiment – Chai tea with Galaxy Hot Chocolate – success.

1. Frog in a Mug

La ‘pièce de résistance’ mug that made me even more determined to take part in this listography. It’s actually really quite small and I don’t actually use it anymore but it is soooo cool. This was a mug given to me when I was a kid – I was supposedly so petrified of it after the first use of this that I would cry when I saw it. The trick to this mug is – fill with a dark liquid to cover the ceramic frog inside – give to an unsuspecting child to drink from – get ready to catch the mug (I’m shocked it is still in one piece actually) and then comfort child.

On an unrelated note I can’t wait to have children!

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Posted on February 13, 2012, in Listography and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. So cool…My son has the very same tigger mug….lol

    Lou 🙂

  2. Whilst very cool, the frog one would scare the living daylights out of me. Cannot think of anything wors to drink from!

  3. I also like the trio – clean curves, simple colour, just perfect.

  4. The frog mug is brilliant! Love it! And what a fabulous idea to store your GHDs in a mug – that is truly inspired!

  5. Love tigger…and the last one is hilarious!

  6. Ha, love the frog mug! 🙂

  7. Sarah Mac - People Don't Eat Enough Fudge

    Haha, that frog one is great! Love the spotty one too and I’m pretty precious about my favourite mug, it’s MINE 😉

    • Seems the frog mug is a hit, thanks to all the commenters.
      Sarah, glad its not just me, I have friends round tomorrow, they read my blog so hopefully will know which one not to touch ;0)

  8. Who on earth thought up the frog mug?! What a ridiculous idea!

  9. Love the frog mug, how cool is that?!

  10. So many brilliant mugs! 😀
    I have a jumbo size Tigger mug I love making hot chocolates and whipped cream in. And I saw mugs like the frog mug in TK Maxx once, with cats and dogs in the bottom. Wish I’d bought them! I love buying strange and quirky mugs.

    • Thanks – now I get to add Nicola’s to the mix. This was such a fun post to plan and write.
      I’ve never seen any other mugs like the frog one so it’s cool to think there are more random mugs out there.
      I’ve had a bit of a thing for hot chocolate and marshmallows the last few nights – need to start dieting tomorrow though so I’ve eaten the rest of the marshmallows in preparation ;o)

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