I have been mulling this one over in my mind for a while now... I bond with my mugs and I have a lot of them! I try to pick one up wherever our travels take us. To wit:
This is my very favourite mug of all time. I bought it at Harrods' in Knightsbridge in 2000 on a trip that Brad surprised me with for our 10th anniversary. I dropped it on the ceramic kitchen floor in our former house and it has been cracked ever since, but it keeps on ticking. I actually take this one out of circulation when we have guests or when we have a housesitter.
This one was purchased on the same 2000 anniversary trip. FSUK it reads - short for French and Saunders United Kingdom. We saw them live while we were there and I picked up this mug as a souvenir. A GREAT show, by the way!
This is from Stockholm 2007
Brad picked this one up for me on his 5-hour layover in Manhatten when returning from Nepal last fall. Dean & Delucca, of course, is a famous foodie shop in NYC.
This one I picked up on our recent trip to Italy at a trendy shop in Rome.
From our recent trip to Tuscany, of course!
This was my mother's favourite mug. I took it when we cleaned out her place last fall. She uses it anytime she is here for a meal.
And this is one of my all time faves also. I bought it in 1999 at an Oslo pastery shop that bore the same name as our beloved Golden Retriever, Samson. Sam died in October 2004.
And once again - in case you missed it the first time, Regina Spektor sings Samson: