Friday, January 23, 2009

Saturday Photo Hunt ---- Chipped







CHIPPED

I'm not a coffee drinker any more. Some years ago I turned again to tea and finally to rooibos, the leaf of the "red bush" or Aspalathus linearis, grown only in South Africa, and which has no caffeine and is full of antioxidants or so they say.

Of course I have my favourite mugs for this: Denby Craftsman style stoneware mugs. Well as you can see I have more than one. In fact I have eight of these in different colours, one of which is chipped. But totally usable so I don't discard it. Now since I have the choice of eight when I go to the cupboard you would think I have a one in eight chance of selecting it, but it always seems to be up front and centre. So I pick it up saying, oh well, I'll just use it this time. Maybe I should just toss it. Although they now retail for $31.57 each, so maybe not.



HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE



45 comments:

SabineM said...

Great take on the theme! My favorite coffee cup is chipped too!
Thanks for the visit to snap2days!

Leslie said...

Great set of cups!
Have a super holiday. :)

Carver said...

Those are very attractive cups and I definitely wouldn't toss the chipped one. Happy weekend.

Bengbeng said...

it reminds me of my own chipped cutlery :)

Dr.John said...

I had a cup with a gold rim like that and made the mistake of putting it in the Microwave . Now it has holes in the gold.

Photo Cache said...

Very nice cups, too bad one's chipped :D

Janice Thomson said...

Neat cups and like you say the chipped one is still usable...

YTSL said...

Hi jmb --

I'm curious: So why are those your favorite (type of) mugs?

momgen said...

Even there is a chipped cup but still pretty one. Happy weekend. Mine is posted too.

You can find my entry here

david mcmahon said...

No. don't toss it!

In relation to your previous post, I know Granville Islnd and False Creek really well

Napaboaniya said...

Hahahah~ I guess most of us have got some chipped mugs around home that we're very unwilling to trash :P

SASSY MOM said...

nice set of cups.. too bad the one is chipped.
Happy weekend!

barbarah said...

That's a lovely set, even chipped!

CRIZ LAI said...

I used to have a few pieces of these mugs. The only problem was the cleaning up... my hand could not get inside.. :P

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archiearchive said...

The ritual of coffee often involves the use of a favourite cup. It matters not that it is chipped, it comes with a thousand memories of previous coffee breaks. Wonderful choice

Bonggamom said...

I love that blue color. The color makes up for the unfortunate chip!

I do hope you have time to stop by my blog this weekend-- I'm helping Quaker Oats and Share Our Strength with a campaign to stamp out childhood hunger in the US!

Voyager said...

Chipped cups have such a homey, welcoming feel. Don't toss it!
V.

jams o donnell said...

Nice shot jmb. There's no mistaking a Denby mug. Happy weekend

TeacherJulie said...

Those are lovely cups, JMB :)

My PH:
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Aileni said...

I can't enjoy tea anymore. We used the South African beverage for a while... but I am a confirmed coffee addict.
I wonder what our choice of favourite mugs says says about us?

stan said...

that must b a dear collection u've had.

Randi said...

Please...don't toss it!
I also love red tea...and the white.
Happy weekend!

Nunyaa said...

I love these mugs!! I wouldn't toss them out either JMB, I once had a gorgeous set similar but over time and boisterous boys I am left with el cheapo ones from the supermarket.

ipanema said...

that's a beautiful mug. and don't throw!

happy weekend!

mirage2g said...

Love the shade of blue in your mug! too bad its chipped, but its rare for me to see the chipping at the bottom than at the mouth! Happy weekend!

sally in norfolk said...

I love Denby and would love to own a whole dinner service set...alas I have none :-(

Moggs Tigerpaw said...

I have some mugs that are chipped that I won't throw out. But not my coffee cups. They are huge and have saucers.

We have a coffee machine and I have cappuccino most days. mmmm....

PowersTwinB said...

oh noo no no...dont toss it...it still holds your beloved tea! Very pretty mugs! My hunt is up please come and visit when you can

Expat Traveler said...

I love Denby too! We have a set also, but haven't used them enough. I do hope if wanted, you could find a replacement.

Expat Traveler said...

By the way, I wanted to find credit to the person also. It was not listed in the tag of the photo information unfortunately.

marta2trav said...

We love rooibos also. Too bad it isn't easier to find. The cup set it nice. I wouldn't throw a Denby away either.

Mrs Mecomber said...

What beautiful mugs! I love that kind- I'll have to look for them somewhere. I drink coffee and, more regularly once again, tea.

Thanks for visiting New York Traveler.net!

Dragonstar said...

Funny how that happens. And have you noticed that the chipped cup can suffer all kinds of stress and stay in one piece (apart from the chip, of course!)?

CherryPie said...

I always find the chipped mugs are at the front too!

Brine Queen said...

Nice photo... My dinner ware seems to be collecting chips too. I always think I should get a new set, but never get around to it.

Sammawow said...

Those are beautiful mugs, definitely not tossable for that chip! Great choice for the chipped theme!

I asked R if he obsessed over the chips on his bass and he said no, they add character! :)

aliceaudrey said...

I'd never heard of Aspalathus linearis. Does it taste good?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Lovely pottery. That chipped one must be clever!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Great choice!! Have a wonderful weekend.

Biker Betty said...

If we tossed all the chipped cups we have, we wouldn't have anything to drink with, lol. I have to say I lovvve coffee. Have a great weekend :)

Angela said...

Bummer, it's a beautiful set. Thanks for visiting and happy hunting!

Marites said...

still pretty even if it's chipped. Happy weekend!

MindyLew said...

Love the mugs!! The chipped one would be my favorite - Gives it character. When you have the time stop by and check out my "chippped" stairs. Thanks!!

Liz said...

They are lovely mugs. I don't blame you for keeping it.

Ellee Seymour said...

I remember buying Denby as wedding presents for tea. And you must be the healthiest blogger, I do admire your self control.